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Torso of a Draped Goddess Wall Sculpture
An adaptation of a Greek classical statue in the Roman style.
Only the most accomplished sculptors in history can create art displaying the idealized contours of the human body draped with such sheer fabric that the beauty of both textures are realized. Since Praxiteles put his hand to the first life-sized female nude statues in the 4th century B.C.E., this revolutionary portrayal has been envied. While the relaxed pose and urbane nonchalance of this idealized figure is derived from a Greek model, the technique is distinctly Roman. And although her legs and arms are missing, most likely broken in antiquity, her shoulder curve suggests she may have been adjusting her hair. Our Design Toscano-exclusive work of art is cast in fiberglass-reinforced, quality designer resin with a faux stone finish to replicate ancient originals.
- Includes metal bracket for hanging. Follow simple steps in the PDF linked above.
- Please note these instructions are meant for common drywall walls. If other conditions are present check with your local hardware store for recommendations on hardware and hanging methods.
- Design Toscano is not responsible for damages due to failed hangers and/or improper installation.
About The Artist
Born in Athens Praxiteles was one of the most influential sculptors of Greece in the 300s B.C. His career covers the period from about 375 to 340 B.C. His father and his sons Kephisodotos the Younger and Timarchos were also sculptors. Praxiteles worked in both marble and bronze but he was famous for his marble carving. He was a favorite artist among Roman collectors; although none of his original statues survive we know his work from Roman copies and literary references.
Praxiteles introduced his own scheme of proportions for representing the human body and it is said that he also invented new ways of depicting the gods. His male figures are noted for their elegantly curved poses relaxed appearance and an overall impression of softness. Praxiteles favored gods personifications mythological figures and portraits. He experimented with new approaches to old subjects as seen in his tendency to humanize divinities by portraying them as playful adolescents. His innovative approach had its strongest impact in his depiction of Aphrodite in the nude which influenced most subsequent portrayals of the goddess.
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- Follow simple seasonal maintenance steps in the PDF linked above to help preserve your garden décor investment for years to come.
Weights & Dimensions
- 17″Wx10″Dx33″H. 21 lbs.