First one of the series, the ‘Grand Imago’ is a portrait of ‘Antinoos de Richelieu’ (Musée du Louvre) a XVII century copy of roman marble.
Octavius Aurgustus (2012)
Behind this painting stands a famous statue Augustus di Prima Porta (Musei Vaticani, Rome) and the bronze copy of this famous marble in Sana Lucia quarter Naples.
The virgin goddess: Athena. This is the helmeted representation of her from Venician Archeological collection of Museo Correr.
Conserved in Vatican museums the worldfamous roman marble depicturing the greek Sun God in sophisticated contrapposto: Belvedere Apollo is a symbol of aesthetic perfection, ideal canon, a standard of western conception of beauty. This copy of Leochares’ marble was discovered in central Italy 1489. You can non just overlook it when wallking in Octagonal court of Pio-Clementino part of the museums; together with Laocoon it represents the Best of the Pio-Clementino collection.