Myron of Eleutherae

480-440 BC  Greek Sculptor
Was an Athenian sculptor from the mid-5th century BC.He was born in Eleutherae on the borders of Boeotia and Attica. According to Pliny's Natural History, Ageladas of Argos was his teacher. The traveller Pausanias noted sculptures by Myron that remained in situ in the 2nd century CE. Chionis, a 7th century Olympic victor from Sparta, was commemorated in an idealized bronze by Myron He worked almost exclusively in bronze and though he made some statues of gods and heroes, his fame rested principally upon his representations of athletes, in which he made a revolution, according to commentators in Antiquity, by introducing greater boldness of pose and a more perfect rhythm, subordinating the parts to the whole. Pliny's remark that Myron's works were numerosior than those of Polycleitus and "more diligent" seem to suggest that they were considered more harmonious in proportions and at the same time more convincing in their realism: diligentia connoted "attentive care to fine points", a quality that, in moderation, was characteristic of the best works of art, according to critics in Antiquity.

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