discobolus


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discobolus

(dɪsˈkɒbələs) or

discobolos

n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in classical Greece) a discus thrower
2. (Art Terms) a statue of a discus thrower
[C18: from Latin, from Greek diskobolos, from diskos discus + -bolos, from ballein to throw]

discobolus

1. a discus thrower.
2. cap., italics. the famous 5th-century B.C. statue by Myron of a discus thrower.
See also: Athletics
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13) As Webster surely knew, Myron of Eleutherae was the ancient Greek sculptor of bronze whom Pliny records as having produced some of the most famous statues of antiquity, including the lauded Discobolus.
The original Greek statue of Discobolus, "Discus Thrower," has been lost, but there are Roman copies.
The symbol of Myron's Discobolus (Discus Thrower) sets the tone for Diagono watches.
At Fresno High School, she not only reproduced sketches of the Gibson girls for her friends, she also worked in her freehand drawing classes from plaster casts of the Discobolus and the Winged Victory.
Zoffany drew close inspiration from classical models; Cook's pose is similar to that of The Dying Gaul, while The Townley Discobolus provided a model for the central Hawaiian warrior.
It shows the Ancient Greek statue of a discus thrower called Discobolus, with London's Big Ben in the background.
Though less overt in wall texts and catalogue essays, the second thesis is suggested by the installation, which begins with Bust of a Woman, Arms Raised, 1922, a statuesque painting by Picasso in his classical mood, and concludes with the prologue to Olympia (1936-38), Leni Riefenstahl's spectacular film of the Berlin Olympics, in which, among other sequences that advance a spiritual affinity between ancient Greeks and modern Germans, the Discobolus of Myron (ca.
On the other side, the drawing of the scenic Three Gorges will be replaced by a picture of famous ancient Greek marble statue of a discus-thrower, Discobolus, portraits of athletes and the Arabic numeral '2008.
Convinced that I could never master mathematics after a couple of tormenting years of algebra and plane geometry, and mortally afraid of being shrilly booed on a volley ball court, I early on took a stand that was stereotypical in my day--that is, that art was in some way superior to science and that the discobolus would be out of place in Minerva's temple.
Armands Circle Association, the Business Improvement District (BID) and the Landowners, Merchants and Residents (LMR) Group, set out to create public awareness about the state of the statues, which include Discobolus, Michelangelo, Venus di Medici, Neptune and Bacchus, among others.
Since the original has long been lost, Discobolus is known only through various later Roman copies.
12) Mariuccia Casadio, lecturer at the European Institute of Design in Milan and a freelance fashion journalist, wrote that Versace's designs relate "to the world with the confidence of a Nike of Samothrace, a Venus of Milo, a Perseus or a Discobolus of Graeco-Roman tradition.