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  1. CentaurmachyMetope XXVI By Tom Bolton

  2. Depiction • Depicts a man wrestling a centaur • Man is holding the centaurs arm off while kicking it away with his leg

  3. Facts • c447–432 BC • High Classical • Marble • Slightly under life-size • Acropolis • High-relief style

  4. Features • Realistic centaur musculature • Idealistic (unreal) musculature for the man • Deep set eyes (not almond)

  5. Background • Clothing is carved in background rather than on the statue • This shows him to be a hero • Gives impression of movement • Impressionistic • Other than the clothing the background is plain

  6. Woodford Says… • ‘(centaur)…seems very natural, an impression enhanced by the meticulous carving of the veins on the belly’ • ‘Yet the amount of detail is limited and broad areas are only slightly modulated’ • (Page 116)

  7. Clothing is set in background rather than on the statue • This shows him to be a hero • Gives impression of movement • Impressionistic • Other than the clothing the background is plain • c447–432 BC • High Classical • Marble • Slightly under life-size • Acropolis • High-relief style • ‘(centaur)…seems very natural, an impression enhanced by the meticulous carving of the veins on the belly’ • ‘Yet the amount of detail is limited and broad areas are only slightly modulated’