How many know the infamous beauty of the Riace Bronzes?
This pair of sculptures, because they are two and not more as we often tend to believe, it really represents the ideal of absolute #beauty based on proportion, balance and symmetry of forms.
Even today we have the same concept according to which what is harmonious is beautiful and these two men are the perfect comparison to “appreciate” the #harmony of a human body.
☞ Do you know…
‣ They were accidentally found only in the 1970s during an underwater dive in the sea of an inexperienced young man at a depth of 10 meters and 300 meters from the coast of “Riace”.
‣ Thanks to this, the small Italian city from which they take their name and where they are still exposed today, has become famous throughout the world.
‣ They are the greatest example of mastery of Greek sculptors of the classical age, works that date back as far as the 5th century BC but which have been preserved in excellent condition. Unfortunately, however, it’s not possible to trace the authors and precise dating.
⇒ Date: 460-450 BC
⇒ Material: Bronze
⇒ Dimensions: Statue A 198cm, Statue B 197cm
⇒ Site: Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, Reggio Calabria, Italy