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Ettore e Andromaca - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 41° 54.797 E 012° 29.010
33T E 291299 N 4643210
Quick Description: The statue of Hector and Andromache is located on the grounds of the Carlo Bilotti Museum, a museum of contemporary art located at 6 Viale Fiorello La Guardia, in the gardens of Villa Borghese in Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/26/2019 7:42:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM10VBY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monumental sculpture in bronze is a recent copy, which the Giorgio and Isa de Chirico Foundation had made specifically in two copies, on the commission of Carlo Bilotti. The composition reproduces, in over life-sized dimensions, a plaster model made by de Chirico in 1966. The work manages to communicate the absolute and universal value of that final gesture of farewell between the Homeric husband and wife, interpreted by the usual Giorgio de Chirico mannequins, here almost entirely humanised and struck by a dramatic gust of wind, which stirs Andromache’s dress. (visit link)

In Greek mythology, Andromache is a Trojan hero of the Trojan War, Hector's wife and model of the faithful wife. Daughter of Eetion, King of Cilicia of Troas, who is killed by Achilles, she has of Hector an only son, Astyanax, whom Neoptolemus precipitates ramparts at the sack of the city of Troy. (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: c. 1260–1180 BC

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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