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The Most Beautiful in the World : Sculpture

By May 17, 2011 3 Comments

The Discobolus (The Discobolos, Discus-Thrower) is a Greek sculpture that was created around 460 BC by Myron of Eleutherai. The original Greek bronze is lost unfortunately. We know it thanks to many Roman copies.

It is said that the sculpture was the solution of the Zeno Paradox (*see the explanation below), and provided in a piece of stone, a single pose of movement without freezing the cycle of motion.

The sculpture shows a moment when the decision has been made, and the body channels its energy into creating perfect movement and achieving result. Harmony and balance. It is a piece of stone, but bursts with energy and power.



* Zeno Paradoxes are logical riddles thought to have been created by Zeno of Elea to follow Parmenides’ doctrine which says that “all is one”. The paradoxes have been included in Aristotle’s Physics:

“That which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way stage before it arrives at the goal.”

“If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the flying arrow is therefore motionless.”

“… if everything that exists has a place, place too will have a place, and so on ad infinitum.

Aristotle, Physics

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  • This is a wonderful piece of art. I have ever heard of it and even seen pictures of it but I have never known what it is really meant to show. It is interesting at how they used such a sculpture to show so many things about humans and physics.

  • janina says:

    it’s a beautiful piece of artwork for sure, but the most beautiful sculpture I have seen is not even a resemblance of mankind but a landscape sculpture, a piece made by artist and architect Maya Lin. She created the ‘wave field’ which is in upstate new york, and is basically a field of perfectly, geometrically measured wavy hills in the nature of ‘Storm King Sculpture Park’
    so, if you’re planning a trip soon, you should go check it out!

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