The Dying Gaul

Cora Wandel

Washington, D.C., United States

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This marble sculpture was unearthed in Rome during the construction of a villa around 1621, and quickly became famous throughout the world as “The Dying Gaul”. Its depiction is of a wounded warrior who is supporting himself with one arm, but his death is imminent. This was a popular theme in sculptures in the second and third centuries A.D. It is not known when “The Dying Gaul” was made, but because it was unearthed in an excavation around 1621, the sculpture is believed to have been at least two hundred years old at the time of its discovery, and created no later than the year 1400. In late 2013, “The Dying Gaul” left Europe for the first time, and is currently on exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through March 16, 2014. If you enjoy photographing great works of art, “The Dying Gaul” is a masterpiece that deserves your camera’s utmost attention.

Thank you to the groups “ImageWriting”, “Sculpture” and “Artists With Disabilities” for featuring this photograph.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 800; SS: 1/20; AV: 5.0; Lens: 17-85mm)

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