Hermes by Praxiteles, Olympia

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  • August 9, 2017
    Hermes attributed to Praxiteles is a work of great charm, enhanced by the Museum. The purity of the forms of the young God and the softness of her skin tone is accompanied by the grace of the child Dionysus. A work of art.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It's one of the great masterpieces of classical sculpture the Hermes of Praxiteles in Parian marble dating from 330 BC and from the Temple of Hera. Someone still believes that what we see in the Museum of Olympia is a copy made in the Hellenistic period. My limitations do not allow me a personal opinion, I'm just saying is so beautiful that really does not matter if it is a late copy, always excites me and is for me something special: it's the first thing I saw on arriving in Greece by now many years ago.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The Museum of Olympia is very nice and keeps many other interesting works, but the Hermes of Praxiteles is undoubtedly the main work ... not the Museum, but also among the most important of ancient Greece! Ad hoc room, you can take photos (but no people next door) and you will be enchanted by seeing how the artist has succeeded in fashioning the statue as if it were human, making marble almost delicate and being able to move all the feelings of the two characters!
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Despite its small size, Olympia features a lively main street lined by hotels offering comfortable rooms and quick access to one of Greece's most popular archaeological sites. If you don't mind driving to Olympia's famous ruins, explore the area's seaside hotels, where spacious rooms come with access to fine restaurants, fitness facilities, spa treatments, private beaches, and outdoor swimming pools. You can also visit the ancient sites from a budget-friendly hotel in Pyrgos, a lively town just northwest of Olympia.
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