Saturday, 26 January 2013

Stuck's Amazon

Edouard Manet's uninspiring Amazon (CLICK) reminded me of this terrific bronze sculpture by Franz Von Stuck: Amazon on Horseback (1897). This really is an Amazon: she has the helmet and aimed spear to prove it. What a striking, dynamic figure she makes! Note how she pulls her mount's head to one side so she can strike with her spear.


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