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Borghese Gladiator statue

Borghese Gladiator statue

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The Borghese Gladiator/Warrior is a reduced plaster cast of a copy of the antique marble which was added to the Borghese collection after it was found in the early seventeenth century. Since its discovery, the Borghese Gladiator has been praised as an aesthetic model of the male nude in motion. It was endlessly copied, modeled and adapted by both modern and contemporary artists. Nowadays the figure is part of the collection of the Louvre as it was acquired by Napoleon. The statue shows a nude warrior in a vigorous attitude of combat, the standing figure thrusts forward, the left arm extended upwards with a shield in hand. Head facing left, right arm down and behind, hilt of sword in right hand. The warrior plunges forward, the body straining and stretching, to parry a blow, probably from above, suggesting his competition might be cavalry. The displayed athletic heroism is strengthened by the accented musculature. For a long time, it was erroneously thought that the figure was a gladiator, despite the fact that the Greeks did not hold gladiatorial circus entertainments, before the shield strap on its left arm identified him as a warrior. Our hero defends himself energetically, thrusting his torso forward in a movement that is both defensive and self-protective. Protected behind his shield, he prepares to riposte, his face turned sharply towards his opponent. The boldness of the composition, which anchors the warrior in a three-dimensional space and invites the spectator to view it from all sides, is a constant in Hellenistic art. The exaggerated rendering of the musculature and the violence of the figure's movement is organized along a broad diagonal. The pathos in the treatment of the face accentuates the intensity of the warrior's efforts

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To create a plastic sculpture reproduction, we use 3D printing technology. The first step is to print a plastic version of the original sculpture using a 3D printer. After 3D printing, we process the plastic sculpture by hand, which includes sanding, smoothing, filling any gaps or imperfections, and covering the sculptures with a special material to ensure durability for outdoor use. Our goal is to create a high-quality replica that faithfully reproduces the original sculpture. Once the plastic sculpture has been sanded and smoothed, we paint it by hand using high-quality paint in plaster, marble, bronze, and other colors to achieve a durable finish.

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Many reproductions are created using environmentally friendly materials such as marble, plaster, and bronze. These materials are used to create high-quality replicas that look and feel like the original sculpture. The process of creating a casting involves making a mold of the original sculpture and then pouring the chosen material into the mold. This process requires a lot of manual work to keep the shape accurate and without air bubbles.

After the material has hardened, we remove the mold and clean and finish the reproduction by hand. This process ensures that each sculpture is a high-quality copy of the original sculpture.

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