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Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος (Athenà Parthénos). - Alexandros Models

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Pedro Molina, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Pedro Molina A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    AG/67: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος (Athenà Parthénos).
    200mm. Resin bust
    Sculpture: Anastasiya Podorozhna
    Box Art: Alexandre Cortina

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  2. Trex Well-Known Member

    Very nice! :)
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  3. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    what impressive eyes, wow.
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  4. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro
    This is beautiful

    Paul
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  5. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I have always loved the Ancient Greek Tales and this should have been just right for me but the face looks to doll like to me , the rest of it is great . So Sorry no sale .
    chippy
  6. Anastasiya A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Hello, Chippy! Have a look on unpainted original sculpture that is based on the Piraeus Athena statue . Interpretation of this face can be very different :)

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  7. Trex Well-Known Member

    The sculpture is very good, it has Greek characteristics like the straight nose and the big eyes.
    The box art painting is technically perfect, but IMHO the choice of colors for the lips, hair and eyes is not correct.
    Hair and eyes make her look more Slavic than Greek. And the lipstick looks strange for a lady of ancient times.
    Painted with flat lips and dark hair and eyes will be more realistic.
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  8. Anastasiya A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Hello, Trex! Thanks a lot for your compliments on the sculpture!!!!! I am very happy that you like it!

    As for the choice of colours, it is a very interesting topic, worth some friendly discussion :) Alex Cortina is known for his historical accuracy in paintings and of course I guess his choices have some explanations.

    I did a little research while sculpting this bust and I was very surprised to find out that Ancient greek women used very vivid make up - black eyeliner, red lipstick and blue eyeshadows. Wow!!!!:eek: Pale white skin was concidered the etalon of beauty so they tried not to take sun. By the way, Athena in sculptures was often depicted with the hair made in gold so we can interpret that this Goddess could have blond hair . And one more interesting fact about Athena's eyes, exist some comparisons with the "owl" eyes. Please don't take my words wrong! I am writing with the most kind intentions - to discuss and to discover interesting facts about Ancient Greece!

    I am looking forward to seeing various interpretations of this bust, would be amazing to see original versions of Athena, so different points of view, styles and techniques are welcome! ^^

    Thanks!
    Have a nice day!
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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I love the sculpt but I did a bit of a double take when I saw the box art too. I think this would be beautiful done in a B&W fashion or even painted boldly in plain colours like an ancient statue. I didn't think the superbly painted box art worked well as the makeup looked too clubby for my taste....false lashes effect and night time eye shadow and lip stick. It may be realistic but I think it mars the beauty of the bust a bit and it clashes with what may be the popular view of what a Greek goddess should look like....I am sure we will see other versions of this superb piece that will fall more into line with my taste.
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  10. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hello Anastsiya, the rendition I'm looking forward to is your paintwork because I think it will be more subtle. but your painter has done a very creditable job(y)(y).
    Best wishes, Gary.
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  11. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I certainly know of someone who would take an 'Airbrush', and use 'Make-up', and oils with this piece.:D!

    I cannot help wondering if 'Pastels', and 'Make-up', have not been used with this bust.:cautious:

    However, it is damn good. A lovely rendition. (y)

    Mark
  12. Anastasiya A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine


    Heheheh! Thanks, Gary! But better I will sculpt more beauties and talanted painters will bring them to life with their paintings!!!!:joyful:



    Are you speaking about Captain LOL?:D Oh, I think he would do an impressive paintjob! Lets hope that he will choose also this bust to perform his Master skill! ^^
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  13. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Are you speaking about Captain LOL?:D Oh, I think he would do an impressive paintjob! Lets hope that he will choose also this bust to perform his Master skill! ^^[/quote]

    No! .. Really quite the opposite. ...


    Mark
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  14. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    She's a really nice sculpt, I like her a lot(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  15. Anastasiya A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    No! .. Really quite the opposite. .

    Are you also using an airbrush, Mark? :)
    In this case excuse my wrong interpretation of your comment. My English is not perfect and I understood that you was speaking about the third person :) So I allowed myself to make a supposition about one of the painters that always uses airbrush :)


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  16. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

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    Good heavens! .. No, not me! Airbrushing is now but a fantasy.:eek:

    Mark.
  17. Trex Well-Known Member

    This is exactly my point too.

    Anastasiya, thanks for contributing with your comments, such discussions are fruitful.
    You are right in what you say and I am sure Alex did his historical research as he always does for all his creations. The painting is technically and historically correct. The color of the tunic shows this (yellow was the "girly" color of ancient greece, something like today's pink).
    But painted like this, somehow it doesn't immediately give the feeling of an "ancient Greek woman" as it is in people's minds. Most probably it's because of the blond hair which is very rare in Greece.

    I intend to get this bust and paint it with dark hair as the goddess is depicted on this ancient amphora (with Heracles).

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  18. Perseas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    An Excellent sculpted bust from Anastasiya!
    As Trex said it depicts a Greek Goddess, the Goddess of wisdom and i am sure that we will see many color variations!
    But Ananstasiya mount Olympus had 11 more Gods so you have work to do!:)
    Congratulations!!!
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  19. Anastasiya A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    I am really impatient to see her with the dark hair! I think it should look very-very nice! :happy:

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