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visiting the MAXXI Rome (Zaha Hadid arch.) | NEON. La materia luminosa dell'arte, exhibit at the MACRO Roma 2012. | Alexander Calder in Paris | Kilian Rüthemann's 'Double Rich' in Rome | Alexander Calder in Rome | Mimmo Paladino / Brian Eno 2008 | Sala ENEL al MACRO Roma | MACRO Rome gallery | Franz West Roman Room | Kenzo Tange, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice France | Palaexpo Roma | Cindy Sherman at Gagosian Rome | Marco Appicciafuoco alla Hybrida di Roma | Barcelona / Miró | Henry Moore in Florence 1972 | petites incursions ŕ Villa Arson | Apoxyomenos restored (twice)

Apoxyomenos restored (twice)

Four pictures of this Roman bronze statue 2 meters tall, copy of Apoxyomenos, an original Greek of the 4th century bC
probably by Lysippos of Sykion, the court sculptor of Alexander the Great.
Apoxyomenos was found in the Adriatic sea, buried underwater for over 2000 years, restored and exposed in a lightbox in Florence in 2006,
and represents an athlete wiping off his sweat after a competition.
"Other artists make men as they are, I make them as they appear" Lysippos used to say.
The mindset of a true "photographer" already.
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Note:
Left column: straight-from-the-camera originals representing more or less the statue as it appears to the human eye now.
Right column: my digital restoration.
(originals courtesy Riccardo Bornigia)
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Apoxyomenos processed  #1
Apoxyomenos processed #1
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Apoxyomenos processed #2
Apoxyomenos processed #2
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Apoxyomenos processed #3
Apoxyomenos processed #3
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Apoxyomenos processed #4
Apoxyomenos processed #4