Friday, April 17, 2009

029 Centennial Olympic Games

Thanks for Sir, Balakrishna Rao (I.G) for giving me the wounder full seet let with packed

The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, were an internationa multi sport event which was celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

This is releting to philately materail shown : The Discobolus of Myron ("discus thrower" Greek) is a famous Roman marble copy of a lost Greek bronze original, the latter of which was completed towards the end of the Severe period, circa 460-450 BC. A discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw. The moment captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance. Myron is often credited as being the first sculptor to master this style. Naturally, as always in Greek athletics, the Discobolus is completely nude. His pose is said to be unnatural to a human, and today considered a rather inefficient way to throw the discus. Also there is very little emotion shown in the discus thrower's face. The other trademark of Myron depicted in this sculpture is how well the body is proportioned, the symmetria. The Diskobolus Palombara stands at 1.55 meters tall (5 feet, 1 inch).
An explanation for his inefficient discus throwing could be that the ancient Olympic sportsmen had a set rotation of three quarters before the discus was thrown. This rotation could well have been a deliberate handicap to make the sport more difficult.
The lack of symmetry in this sculpture is an example of the advancement of Classical sculpture from Archaic. The torso shows no muscular strain, however, even though the limbs are outflung.

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