Sculpture in bas-relief in a black frame in box form (5 cm deep)
Reproduction made in reconstituted marble (marble powder with resin) with an aged surface by the application of natural earth.
External dimensions (frame): 27x40x5 cm
Relief Measures: 28x15cm
Mask of Socrates. Greek philosopher – National Museum, Greece The abundance of portraits of philosophers, artists and orators is at least another sign of the interest of Greek people in philosophy and art, where there are more Greek portraits of Socrates and Epicurus preserved to this day than of Spinoza and Kant. Many of the portraits of Socrates are copies from the Roman period, but they repeat Greek originals that can be traced back to the 5th century. The realist trend determines the admirable impulse of the portrait with psychological intentions, the importance of the philosophy that discovers the divine nobility of thought beneath the sylenic ugliness of Socrates, explaining a progressive renunciation of idealised abstraction, and then the acceptance of certain physiognomic details and of the expression of the individual personality.