Phidias. 2019

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Шамот
Location: Частное собрание

The sulptor of Ancient Greece (5th century BC) is depicted in the process of creating his most significant work – the statue of Olympian Zeus. The Supreme God was created from gold and ivory, reaching a height of 17 meters. The unprecedented colossus has become one of the seven wonders of the world. Phidias is the founder of European art, an innovator and creator of canons. The robots of the masters were distinguished by a special proportionality; in algebra, the Golden Section was designated by the Greek letter φ (phi) precisely in honor of the sculptor Phidias.