Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Jan 2014: New York. Alexander

I was struck by this bronze representation of Alexander dating back to 150 BC, couple of hundred years after his time. The man was very forceful and had a very strong character, well, you needed to be, right? And after his death, he became a God and was worshipped for many many moons afterwards. Statues and sculptures like these were used in temples. Such a young looking face, very strong, sensual face. Those heroic flowing locks and all this in bronze. The sculptor would be a wonderful artist indeed.

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