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Discobolus (plaster)

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Discobolus (plaster)

Regular price€57,00 Sale price
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Fine art portrait of Discobolus

Origin of Discobolus

The Discobolus or “discus thrower” is one of the most iconic artworks of classical antiquity. Originally sculpted in bronze by an Athenian man called Myron (born in the fortress-city of Eleuthera in the 5th century BC), the statue has gained fame largely through its many bronzes and marble copies made by the Romans.

Artists' Portrait

Discobolus is portrayed as a bust made of old medieval plaster, representing that he will be strong even if made out of plaster. It also resonated well with the material of the original sculpture—bronze.

Original Sculpture

is a Greek sculpture completed at the start of the Classical period at around 460–450 BC. The sculpture depicts a youthful male athlete throwing the discus. The original Greek bronze is lost, but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, cheaper than bronze, such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discobolus, and smaller scaled versions in bronze.

Paper Details

  • Brand: Hahnemühle
  • Paper type: PhotoRag®
  • Weight: 308gsm (9.1oz/yd)
  • Whiteness: 92,5%
  • Surface finish: Matte
  • Printing method: Giclée
  • Manufacturing regions: UK, EU, US, AU
  • Manufacturing time: 72 hours
  • Ships to: Worldwide
  • Water Resistance: Very high
  • pH-value total: 8,3

    Poster Quality

    Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm is one of the world’s most popular papers and the valued all-rounder for high-quality FineArt inkjet printing. The white cotton artist’s paper, with its characteristic, wonderfully soft feel, boasts a lightly defined felt structure, lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth.

    Herewith we declare that all papers and canvases of Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH do not contain raw materials from animal sources.

    The used pulp fibres come from sustainable sources and have been chemically mechanically processed. The fibre content in the paper is more than 10% of the total weight.

    This product is produced/printed only by using water based inks.

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    Neither our paper nor ink contains plastic.

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