Reproduction of a relief made in reconstituted marble (marble powder agglutinated with chronolite). With ageing patina to give the piece an antique look.
Measurements: Height: 28 cm. Width: 15 cm.
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 that Greek people felt towards philosophy and art, where there are more Greek portraits preserved to this day of Socrates and Epicurus 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.