.STL File / 3D model: DOWNLOAD PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, NEW YORK BY SCAN THE WORLD

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  • This is a colossal marble sculpture by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and is originally from Rome, Italy, sculpted over 18046. Here the mythological hero Perseus presents his prize, the head of Medusa, to the world. Through this dynamic pose, Canova brings our attention to the sweep of the idealiszed body, which is framed by a drape of Perseus. Designed with the great statues of antiquity in competition, the figure possesses complete musculature and well proportioned shoulders, hips and limbs. The Gorgon Medusa was worried for her skill to turn living men to rock. Here, this procedure is inverted by Canova. Deploying his distinguished ability for manipulating the surface of marble, chilly rock has turned into warm flesh. The pose of Perseus is nearly indistinguishable to the Belvedere Apollo (under)

     

    This item is part of "Scan The World". Scan the World is a nonprofit initiative introduced by MyMiniFactory, through which we're creating an electronic archive of landmarks, artworks and totally 3D printable sculptures from across the world for the people to access free of charge. Scan the World is an open source, community effort, if you've got interesting pieces around you and want to give, e-mail [email protected] to learn ways to help.

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