High relief. Olimpia Centauromaquia. 115x40x10cm


High relief. Olimpia Centauromaquia. 115x40x10cm

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High relief made with molded marble (marble dust + cronolita). Finished with aged patina applied with natural lands. The appearance is an antique bas-relief on which the passage of time is seen.
 
Reproduction inspired by one of the marbles of the pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. The original is attributed to Phidias
 
The Centaurs were one mythological beings who had body of horse and man bust. They inhabited the mountainous regions of Thessaly and Arcadia. Its origin is different depending on the version. In one are the sons of the Sun and an ocean. In another Apollo and Hebe.
 
The most famous and wise of all the Centaurs Chiron, educator and teacher of many heroes and demigods, including Hercules was
 
Features of Greek mythology who, in the forested mountains of the region of Thessaly, lived a race of beings fabulous and wild, half men and half horses: the Centaurs, whose origin is lost in the mists of time. Once invited to a party by the lapiths (human), Centaurs are drunk and resulted in a crurenta battle in which they were defeated.
 
The myth represents in some Nailer existence in man of a dual nature (the instinct and brutal passions of the Centaurs and the reason and more human values, the lapiths) is what is represented on the 32 metopes on the South side of the Parthenon, in which tells the cruel confrontation between the two groups.

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