Discobolus—Motion in Sculpture
Lecture no. 17 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Go back to a time when the Olympic Games were a sacred event. The famous discus thrower represents a new development in the history of sculpture because of the way it shows motion. This lecture delves into the sports culture of ancient Greece and reveals the technique behind the drama of Myron’s sculpture.