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nuevemil83 #Repost My great great Alexander Thank you @jvermaire
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Buste of Alexander the Great as Helios, marble, Roman copy after an Hellenistic original from 3rd–2nd century BC, Capitoline museum, Rome.
This striking monumental marble bust represents Alexander the Great, the man who almost single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade. The legendary king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer founded over 70 cities and created an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. At the age of just 25 he became king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor, pharaoh of Egypt and 'Great King' of Persia. This fine-grained white marble bust of Alexander in his conquering prime is modelled after an Hellenistic original from 3rd–2nd century BC. The bust is mentioned several times in the writings of J. J. Wincklemann, who was certain that it was a portrait of Alexander. It has been said to originate from the reign of the emperor Hadrian because the style and technique can be so closely compared to those of the Apollo Belvedere, which is generally accepted to date from circa 120 – 140 AD. The fame of the sculpture in the eighteenth century was such that a number of important marble versions were made of it. The great roman workshops are known to have owned copies of the Capitoline bust and as a result, casts of the sculpture were widely circulated. One of the titles given to Alexander the Great was Helios, the sun king, hence the particular title of the buste.
#alexanderthegreat #buste #arthistory #historyofart #artoftheday #capitolinemuseum #romanart
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lillylover1223 We were told this is a little boy. Everyone laughed uncomfortably when I blurted out "where's his penis?" and then ignored my question. Ummmm, in #pompeii /#RomanArt they were not modest in their paintings with penises. #IDontBelieveYourTheory #VillageOfTheMysteries 10h

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Ludwig Jurgen: "Let's Talk About Art"
jvermaire Buste of Alexander the Great as Helios, marble, Roman copy after an Hellenistic original from 3rd–2nd century BC, Capitoline museum, Rome.
This striking monumental marble bust represents Alexander the Great, the man who almost single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade. The legendary king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer founded over 70 cities and created an empire that stretched across three continents and covered around two million square miles. At the age of just 25 he became king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, overlord of Asia Minor, pharaoh of Egypt and 'Great King' of Persia. This fine-grained white marble bust of Alexander in his conquering prime is modelled after an Hellenistic original from 3rd–2nd century BC. The bust is mentioned several times in the writings of J. J. Wincklemann, who was certain that it was a portrait of Alexander. It has been said to originate from the reign of the emperor Hadrian because the style and technique can be so closely compared to those of the Apollo Belvedere, which is generally accepted to date from circa 120 – 140 AD. The fame of the sculpture in the eighteenth century was such that a number of important marble versions were made of it. The great roman workshops are known to have owned copies of the Capitoline bust and as a result, casts of the sculpture were widely circulated. One of the titles given to Alexander the Great was Helios, the sun king, hence the particular title of the buste.
#alexanderthegreat #buste #arthistory #historyofart #artoftheday #capitolinemuseum #romanart
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esinsungu Laocoön @ vatican museum 20h

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bre_darline It's a night of studying Roman Architecture and Sculpture. :)) #romanart #Romansculpture #Romanarchitecture #roman #indianaacademicsuperbowl #iasb 1d

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