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Charioteer (Delphi Museum - Greece)

One of the findings - masterpieces found in the ruins of Delphi is the famous Charioteer, separate jewel of artworks exhibited in the Museum of Delphi. The Charioteer beyond the prominent place held in the Museum of Delphi, is among the masterpieces of ancient Greek and international art. Which position eg is the Hermes of Praxiteles, the Aphrodite of Milos, has a similar position and the Charioteer of Delphi. Let's see what exactly was the Charioteer. The Charioteer, as the word itself indicates (Charioteer = he has, he who holds the reins, the reins) was a form larger composition, depicting a quadriga chariot. The composition, with high probability, was as follows: four horses draw the chariot was up two riders, the Charioteer and dedicator the tribute. Two children left and right, holding the reins of foreign horses and the chariot lead because chariot race is over and the chariot has won. The Charioteer time to head to the film of the winner. The Charioteer, winner anymore, slowly passing in front of the crowd shouting. From all this wonderful complex found only the Charioteer. The Charioteer upright and almost motionless, wearing the robe typically wore the charioteers. It is 1.80 meters tall and the skirt of the belted in the middle slightly retracted upwards, to form hollow rich aspects over the belt. The bottom of the skirt falls in broad and deep vertical aspects. In the neck the dress forms a wonderful neckline. The tunic is held by the postponement - movies like straps that go over the shoulders and under the armpits and crucified back. The TAKE prevent the dress to rise - like cloth boat - from the air in a chariot race. All the lower part of the body has a monumental configuration;; the body not deleted under the jacket. But below the long tunic raise two bare feet, in terms of art does not have a mate. Prominent is the vein of the hand holding the reins, sample strength and confidence to win. On his head is wearing the tape. It's the movie of victory. Below the belt around the ears, a tuft of long, thin slips on Jul unrivaled thanks to the neck and cheeks. The neck is strong. The short and narrow nose, almond eyes, eyes thoughtful, framed by bold eyelids - between cilia, which are nested plates, the bulb of enamel and onyx two circles of different colors for the iris. His whole attitude modest. there is on the face of the archaic smile featuring the Late Archaic kouros art. The match is over and the Charioteer calm enjoys the cheers of the crowd and enjoy the victory. As I stated in the beginning, the project is a monument - a masterpiece of world art. Unfortunately we do not know who the creator-craftsman, nor known the place and time of the project. Probably goes back to classical times, when the art reached its highest degree of perfection. Athanasios Chatziioannidis

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  • Uploaded on October 23, 2012
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    by makis-GREECE ®
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/05/22 14:01:23
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 63.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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