ΑΓΑΛΜΑΤΑ - CSULPTURES
one of the iconic pieces of the Borghese Gallery, in Rome. This is a scene from Ovid's Metamorphosis that Bernini brings to life in marble- the nymph's toes are becoming roots and her fingers the leaves of the laurel tree, just as swift-footed Apollo reaches out to snatch her away. Apollo and Daphne. Gian Lorenzo Bernini,1624.
"Discobolus" the ancient Greek sculptor Myron was the most famous masterpieces of the classical period. The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon, came the desired peace and artists, to maintain a spirit of optimism, began to create new masterpieces in a more realistic manner. The original statue is made of bronze and is stored in the National Roman Museum.