Poseidon from Cape Artemision - Abstract

Franz Gnaedinger
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2002)
Pages 196–196


Poseidon, standing upright on his left foot, arms raised, balances his body weight with his right leg and sights over his left hand, aiming a (now missing) trident at a far away target we can only guess at. The figure of this Greek god displays such composure, creates a wonderfully balanced effect, majestically at rest upon itself. How did the unknown master achieve this effect?