Arago: 5-cent Myron's Discobolus

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5-cent Myron's Discobolus

The 5-cent blue stamp of the Tenth Olympic Games issue depicts the Discobolus of Myron, a famous sculpture of fifth century Greece. A discus thrower is depicted about to release his throw. The moment captured in the statue is known as 'rhythmos'—harmony and balance. Myron is often credited as being the first sculptor to master this style. The other trademark of Myron depicted in this sculpture is the body's perfect proportion, 'symmetria'.

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