Dying Achilles! (Achillion - Corfu)

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It is the work of German sculptor Ernest Gustav Herter professor of sculpture at the Academy of Berlin, where there is a copy. A small plaster statue was exhibited in 1881 at the International Exhibition of Vienna, Elisabeth enthousiasetin. He was the Achilles dying trying to pull the spear from his heel, having painted his face the agony and pain. Then asked the man to instruct the sculptor a large marble Achilles similar that which eide.To statue created in 1884, adorned the top of the gardens La'intser. But when he built the palace was brought here, naming it for the sake of "Achilles." Achilles, said to got his name because his lips had ever come close to maternal breast, the mother Thetis the showering at the source of the Styx Helmos Aroania to make him immortal. However, one part of his body remained vulnerable. It was the heel of the right foot kept him from where his mother. According to Homer the secret revealed the Trojans God Apollo who helped and Paris with the help of his brother Diifovou Shooting the hero of the Iliad to the sensitive point. The little arrow pinned near the tendon, causing his death. When Odysseus descended into the underworld, met Achilles, who had become king of the dead. Achilles then told him that he would prefer to swap this title to that of the last slave on earth. The sculptor was inspired for this statue, which is the largest value in the Achilles, the romance that governs the sculpture of the Capitoline Gaul wounded.

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Comments (49)

mackedwars on April 19, 2013

Este Aquiles era invencible excepto por el talón, el Talón de Aquiles. Magnífica foto y muy buena descripción.

Like y favorita

Muy cordiales saludos.


JaPi on April 20, 2013

Very nice photo sculpture.
Greetings JaPi

dziwnowik on April 21, 2013

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Luigi Giannini on April 21, 2013

Bella scultura e splendida foto. Luigi.

Gori Bau on April 29, 2013

a very dramatic moment, the death of the hero ... really a wonderful artwork => LIKE => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

_Brabo..._ on May 1, 2013

Beautiful statue of Achilles!!

>>> YSL 23/48!!! <<<



L. F. on May 2, 2013

F 24 & L 49

another very impressive artwork!.

excellent shot!

Thank you for sharing.

tatiana bakova on May 12, 2013

Greek classics! L

ほなみよしえ on May 24, 2013

Wonderful capture! ☆☆YSL!☆☆

Best wishes from JPN,SD34

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 14, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by makis-GREECE ®
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2009/08/03 14:37:46
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash