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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Apollo Belvedere

Apollo Belvedere is a  marble statue of the Greek god Apollo, from Classical Antiquity. Apollo Belvedere is thought to be a copy of a bronze statue that was made by the Greek sculptor,Leochares.It was discovered in Anzio, Italy, in 1503. From this time until the late 19th century the statue was held in high regard, often copied or sketched.It eventually became to be seen as to cold & academic which led to Apollo Belvedere falling out of favor if not complete neglect. It was originally in the Belvedere Court in the Vatican & is now in the Museum of the Vatican. It is regarded as one of the most nearly perfect representation of the human body.

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