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Rendered somewhat above life-size, the lost bronze original of the work would have been cast circa BCE, [1] but it is today known canoj from later mainly Roman period marble copies. The work nonetheless forms an important early example of both Classical Greek contrapposto and classical realism ; as such, the iconic Doryphoros proved highly influential elsewhere in ancient art. The ppolicleto Greek sculptor Polykleitos designed a sculptural work as a demonstration of his written treatise, entitled the ” Kanon ” or Canontranslated as “measure” or “rule”exemplifying what he considered to be the perfectly harmonious and balanced proportions of the human body in the sculpted form.

Sometime in the 2nd century CE, the Greek medical writer Galen wrote about the Doryphoros as the perfect visual expression of the Greeks’ search for harmony and beauty, which is rendered in the perfectly proportioned sculpted male nude:.

Chrysippos holds beauty to consist not in the commensurability or “symmetria” [ie proportions] of the constituent elements [of the body], but in the commensurability of the parts, such as that of finger to finger, and of all the fingers to cankn palm and wrist, and of those to the forearm, and of the forearm to the upper arm, and in vanon, of everything to everything else, just as ppolicleto is written in the Canon of Polyclitus. For having taught us in that work all the proportions of the body, Polyclitus supported his treatise with a work: Polykleitos is known as the best sculptor of men, with the primary subjects of his works being male athletes with idealized body proportions.

He was interested in the mathematical proportions of the human form, which led him to write an essay the Kanon, on the proportions of humans. The Doryphoros is an illustration of his writings in Kanon on the symmetria between the body parts.

Polykleitos achieved a balance between muscular tensions and relaxation due to the chiastic principle that he relied on. The original was made out of bronze in about BCE, but is now lost along with every other bronze sculpture made by a known Greek artist. Neither the original statue nor the treatise have yet been found; it is widely considered that they have not survived from antiquity.

Fortunately, several Roman copies in marble—of varying quality and completeness—do survive to convey the essential form of Polykleitos’ work. The sculpture stands at approximately 6. Polykleitos used distinct proportions when creating this work; for example, the ratio of head to body size is one to seven. His head turned slightly to the right, the heavily-muscled but athletic figure of the Doryphoros is depicted standing in the instant that he steps forward from a static pose.

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This posture reflects only the slightest incipient movement, and yet the limbs and torso are shown as fully responsive. The left hand originally held a long spear; the left shoulder on which the spear originally rested is depicted as tensed and therefore slightly raised, with the left arm bent and tensed to maintain the spear’s position.

The figure’s left leg pushes off from behind the right foot; the leg bears no weight and the left hip drops, slightly extending the torso on the left side.

The figure’s right arm hangs positioned by his side, perhaps held slightly away from the popicleto for balance, but otherwise bearing no load—the right shoulder is therefore slightly lowered. The figure’s right leg is shown as supporting the body’s weight, therefore tensed, with the right hip raised and the muscles of the right torso shown as contracted.

The resulting characteristic of Polykleitos’ Doryphoros is classical contrappostomost obviously seen in the angled positioning of the pelvis. In the surviving Roman marble copies, a large sculpted tree stump is obtrusively added behind one leg of the statue in order to support the weight of the stone; this would not have been present policleti the original bronze the tensile strength of the metal would have made this unnecessary.

A small strut is also usually present to support the right policletk and lower arm. The sculpture was known through the Roman marble replica found in Herculaneum and conserved fe the Naples National Archaeological Museumbut, according to Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny, early connoisseurs such as Johann Joachim Winckelmann passed it by in the royal Bourbon collection at Naples without notable comment.

For modern eyes, a fragmentary Doryphoros torso in basalt in the Medici collection at the Uffizi “conveys the effect of bronze, and is executed with unusual care”, as Kenneth Clark noted, illustrating it in The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form: Held in the same museum is a bronze herma of Apollonios [height 0.

Receiving most attention in recent polixleto has been the well-preserved, Roman period copy of the statue in Pentelic marble, purchased in by the Minneapolis Institute of Canom Mia. Largely complete with the exception of the lower left arm and fingers of the right hand, the fine copy height 1.

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Mia explains that the copy was found in Italian waters during the s and spent several decades in private Italian, Swiss and Canadian collections before resurfacing in the art market around All of the breaks in this replica are ancient, except for the left arm. The head has stayed intact. There are some deep scratches on the side and the marks that are on his cheeks and arms are from the roots of plants, which suggest that this copy had been buried for centuries. When it was found, it was in six pieces and has been reassembled.


The sculpture has had some minimal restorations, for example “a steel pin has been inserted into the tree trunk that buttresses the right leg, and the sculpture has been reassembled from the six pieces in which it was found: The tip of his nose has been broken off, along with his left forearm and hand, part of the right foot, the penis, and some of the digits of the fingers on the right hand. There is an indentation on his left hip, where the strut that ran to the left forearm has now broken away.

There are discolorations and deep striations in the marble on parts of the sculpture that include the arms, legs, torso, and the support stand.

Canon de Policleto. El Doríforo

The Doryphoros was created during the cannon classical period. During this cahon, there was an emphasis put on the ideal man who was shown in heroic nudity. The body would be that of a young athlete that included chiseled muscles and a naturalistic pose.

The face is generic, displaying no emotion. Some scholars believe that Doryphoros represented a young Achilles, on his way to battle in the Trojan War, while others believe that there is confusion whether the sculpture is meant to depict a mortal or a hero. There have also been discussions on where these sculptures would be located during high classical period, depending on where they were discovered. For example, the copy in Naples was found in the municipal Gymnasium of Pompeii, which leads us to believe that one may have been placed near fitness programs of the youth.

Copies were also common for patrons to place in or outside their home. The canonic proportions of the male torso established by Polykleitos ossified in Hellenistic and Roman times in the heroic cuirassexemplified by the Augustus of Prima Portawho wears ceremonial dress armour modelled in relief over an idealised muscular torso which is ostensibly modelled on the Doryphoros. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition Greek Art Imitating Ideal Form”.

Retrieved 23 April Canompp —87, considered at the time to be a portrait sculpture of Luciusson of Agrippa noted by Haskell and Penny A Study in Ideal Form, fig 26 p.

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