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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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.
10) They included the Apollo Belvedere, the Discobolus, the Venus de Medici and the Fighting (Borghese) Gladiator as well as casts of works by modern neo-classical sculptors such as a Venus by Antonio Canova (1757-1822).
Where can we find a more violent and elaborate attitude than that of the Discobolus of Myron?
And of course The Canon was absorbed into the sculptural milieu as well, to judge from such take-offs as a Discobolus (Discus-Thrower) by the sculptor Naukydes, a contemporary of Polyclitus (Ridgway 1981, 242-43).
The Vatican and the Capitoline museums in Rome had yielded the Apollo Belvedere, the Venus di Medici, the Discobolus, the Laocoon and the Dying Gaul plus sixty or more other pieces.