Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 1st Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 1st Floor; Student Study Area; Near Elevator; Across from Room 101

Feats Of Achilles

Artwork
Medium:
Bronze
Date:
2008
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 7.75 in
Description:
Bronze figure with sword in hand and shield on arm. Body pointing toward front while legs point toward the left of the piece. Wave motif on right side.
Historical Context:
In 2013, the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts and the Department of Classics collaborated to create a series of Ancient Greek bronze sculptures. The Art and Design department led the students through the process of lost-wax casting. Lost-wax casting is a method of metal casting, often silver, gold, brass, or in this case, bronze, in which the molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created using a wax model of a sculpture. The Classics department led the collaboration through choosing how to accurately portray an Ancient Greek myth. This bronze tells the story of Achilles, a hero of the Trojan War who became known as the greatest of all the Greek warriors.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Mythology