Hellenistic art

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HELLENISTIC: Gallic Chiefton Killing Himself and his Wife, Roman marble copy after the original bronze from Pergamon. c. 230 BCE. National Museum, Rome. The defeat of the "barbarian" Gauls is major theme in the Pergamon sculpture groups. Art, Portraits, Statue, Statues, Antik, Kunst, Bronze, Nude Sculpture

This statue, though morbid, has got some incredible elements in it. Due to a lack of a decent sized picture of the side of this statue, you miss out on the strong stance of the husband and absolute dead weight of the already killed wife. She hangs from his arm languid and loose, bending so that one believes she would collapse out of the pedestal if her husband's supporting hand is retracted. The event that is occurring before the audience's eyes is shocking as well. Though lacking any gore…

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