Saturday, December 7, 2013

Antinous (3) in Rome

In Rome, two Antinoüs sculptures at least became famous. I would love to reach that level of quality.

Often we can see short and irregular hair, large eyes, well marked eyebrows. The face seems thinking, looking down. Full cheeks and neck from a young man.

The Castel San Angelo, within the Hadrien Villa, displays this one. Photo by Tagus.

                           Antinoo by TAGUS

And the one from Belvédère, found in the 16th century, one of the first sculptures of Antinous. Superb face and torso move. So well done, that this sculpture will be the example of right proportions for students. Even if 200 years later some experts do not attribute it to Antinoüs anymore.

Engraving / print from the Musée des Antiques. By Pierre Bouillon (French) 1790-1810