This 3D printed replica of the Discobolus of Myron (The Discus Thrower) Statue from Royal Cast Collection at the SMK Museum in Denmark. his one is printed in a marble PLA, giving it a realistic stone look and a surprise whenever someone picks it up to discover it's actual weight. It is more durable than alabaster or plaster, and is washable with lukewarm soapy water for easy spring cleaning.
He stands 9 inches tall, about 4 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. This is as large as I can make it.
The Discobolus of Myron ("discus thrower", Greek: Δισκοβόλος, Diskobólos) is a Greek sculpture that was completed toward the end of the Severe period, circa 460–450 BC. The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, which was cheaper than bronze, such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discobolus, and smaller scaled versions in bronze.
A discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw: "by sheer intelligence", Kenneth Clark observed in The Nude, "Myron has created the enduring pattern of athletic energy. He has taken a moment of action so transitory that students of athletics still debate if it is feasible, and he has given it the completeness of a cameo."The moment thus captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance. Myron is often credited with being the first sculptor to master this style. Naturally, as always in Greek athletics, the Discobolus is completely nude. His pose is said to be unnatural to a human, and today considered a rather inefficient way to throw the discus. Also there is very little emotion shown in the discus thrower's face, and "to a modern eye, it may seem that Myron's desire for perfection has made him suppress too rigorously the sense of strain in the individual muscles," Clark observes. The other trademark of Myron embodied in this sculpture is how well the body is proportioned, the symmetria.
The potential energy expressed in this sculpture's tightly wound pose, expressing the moment of stasis just before the release, is an example of the advancement of Classical sculpture from Archaic. The torso shows no muscular strain, however, even though the limbs are outflung.
The detail of this model is truly breathtaking, in that it perfectly captures the texture of his tensed muscles.
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Attribution: This is a derivative of Thingiverse.com thing #1894078, created by smkmuseum.
Please note, this work is in no way affiliated to SMK Museum nor the Royal Cast Collection. You are paying for the 3D printing service I provide in duplicating a model found on thingiverse.
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May 31, 2020
Marble was too grey in reality unfortunately however the statue very nice
Oct 1, 2019
What a hideous model. It was made out of six smaller pieces, glued together. The seams had overhang in multiple places, and were very apparent. It looks like a cheap, plastic model that a child put together. A 3D printer should be able to do this as one piece. Throwing out this garbage.
Jan 11, 2019
Pleasantly surprised at the level of detail especially at this scale. Quite impressive. Very pleased.