Oplitodromos, Ancient Olympia, V-IV b.C.
Oplitodromos, Ancient Olympia, V-IV b.C.
Oplitodromos, Ancient Olympia, V-IV b.C.
Oplitodromos, Ancient Olympia, V-IV b.C.
Yesterday my friends reminded me about the figure that I painted 7 years ago......

I decided to post it here, since it's one of my favorite works. Hope you will like it too:)

This piece (sculpted by Adriano Laruccia for the Soldiers firm), beside being an original subject for there not showing us the habitual figure of martial character that commonly we find in our modellistic sector, is intended to be a small tribute to this ideal of beauty so many centuries censured, almost forgotten, but luckily recovered.
The painting of this figure is done totally with Winsor and Newton oil colors and Old Holland. The skin, which is the principal protagonist of the set is done by means of the colors Titanium White, Pale Yellow Ochre, Light Red, Persian Red and Cobalt Blue. The bronzes of the panoply are a mixture of different colors of earth, green and gold pigments for prints.
The crown of laurel testifies the athlete as victor of the test, and it was made by small leaves of paper mounted on a metallic wire. The diorama of the base shows a section of the marble of the finishing line, and that still at present is visible in the stadium of Olimpia's sanctuary.
The title in the form of ceramics is an authentic fragment from previous to our age, concretely of a former city at the time where Greek colonists lived. In the visible part of the ceramics a drawing was done with the technique of the red figure, based on an original krátera of the 5th century B.C.
  • Jimmy (La Historia) Park

    gold^^

  • Anastasiya_Podorozhna

    I don’t know how is possible that I was so unattentive that I never seen this figure painted by you. What a great surprise…..this figure is exceptional, it’s something beyond the simply beautiful painting. The painted ceramic piece is amazing and whole set looks a piece of Art. I am in love!

    Of course I voted gold!

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Perfection in sculpture, pose and painting style ...!

  • Steve Jourdain

    Superbe