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Herakles archer

Herakles archer

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"Herakles Archer" by Antoine Bourdelle is a bronze statue that depicts the mythical hero Herakles in the act of drawing a bow. Herakles, also known as Hercules, was a figure from Greek mythology who was famous for his strength and his twelve labors. In this statue, Bourdelle depicts Herakles as a dynamic and powerful figure, capturing the essence of this mythical hero. The statue is notable for its highly stylized forms and expressive lines, which reflect Bourdelle's distinctive approach to sculpting the human form. Originally made in 1909. Bourdelle was inspired by the myth of Hercules, he chose the sixth of them: the extermination of the Stymphalian birds. In the Greek mythology, the birds of this lake were monstrous, feeding on human flesh, which infesting the woods surrounding the lake Stymphale, in Arcadia, using their sharp-pointed feathers bronze (according to one of several versions) as arrows, to kill and devour men.

Artist

Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was an influential and prolific French sculptor and teacher. He was a student of Auguste Rodin, a teacher of Giacometti and Henri Matisse, and an important figure in the Art Deco movement and the transition from the Beaux-Arts style to modern sculpture.

Year of creation

1909, XX century

Location

Musée Antoine Bourdelle, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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