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Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2

Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2


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Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2

Art Greek. Hellenistic. Statue of Lacoon and his sons (Antiphates and Thymbraeus). The sculpture is attributed by three sculptors from the island of Rhodes. Agesander, Athenedores and Polydorus. 2th BC. Detail. Vaticans Museums. Vatican City

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This print showcases the exquisite artistry of Greek Hellenistic sculpture, specifically the famous Statue of Lacoon and his sons. Created during the 2nd century BC by three talented sculptors from Rhodes - Agesander, Athenedores, and Polydorus - this monumental marble masterpiece is a testament to ancient Greek mythology. The intricate details captured in this photograph highlight the dramatic scene depicted in the sculpture. Lacoon, a priest from Troy mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid and Homer's Iliad, is shown locked in a fierce battle with two serpents sent by the gods as punishment for warning his people against accepting the Trojan Horse. The craftsmanship on display here is truly awe-inspiring. From Lacoon's contorted body writhing in agony to his sons' desperate struggle against their scaly assailants, every element of this artwork exudes emotion and realism. Currently housed within Vatican City's prestigious Vatican Museums, this iconic statue stands as a testament to both Greek history and classical art. Its significance lies not only in its artistic merit but also in its portrayal of timeless themes such as war, heroism, and divine intervention. As we admire this remarkable print capturing an extraordinary moment frozen in time, we are reminded of Greece's rich cultural heritage that continues to inspire artists and enthusiasts alike across centuries.

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