The statue of laocoön and his sons, also called the laocoön group, has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in rome in. Images of laocoon and his sons, hellenistic greek, early 1st century, in vatican museums, rome, by athanadoros, hagesandros, and polydoros of rhodes details digital imaging project: art historical images of european and north american architecture and sculpture from classical greek to post-modern scanned from slides taken on site by mary ann sullivan, bluffton college.
Laocoön: laocoön, in greek legend, a seer and a priest of the god apollo he was the son of agenor of troy or, according to some, the brother of anchises (the father of the hero aeneas) laocoön offended apollo by breaking his oath of celibacy and begetting children or by having sexual intercourse with his. The statue of laocoön and his sons, also called the laocoön group (italian: gruppo del laocoonte), though broadly similar in style, many aspects of the execution of the two groups are drastically different, with the laocoon group of much higher quality and finish.
Laocoon and his sons (c42-20 bce): analysis of greek hellenistic statue, by hagesander, athenodoros, polydorus. The intense pain suffered by laocoon and his sons, and the contrast of this pain with the beauty of the sculpture, was a topic of discussion for the eighteenth-century father of art history, j j winckelmann.
Vatican museums openings/closures 2018–2019 a priest of apollo in the city of troy, warned his fellow trojans against taking in the wooden horse left by the greeks outside the city gates athena and poseidon, who were favouring the greeks, sent two great sea-serpents which have wrapped their coils around laocoön and his two sons and are.
Athanadoros, hagesandros, and polydoros of rhodes, laocoön and his sons, early first century ce, marble, 7'10 1/2 high (vatican museums) speakers: dr steven zucker & dr beth harris. Laocoon and his sons “laocoön and his sons” is one of the most famous ancient sculptures, a highlight of the vatican museums ever since it was placed there on public display the statue depicts laocoön, the priest of apollo from the city of troy and his two sons who are locked in the coils of [.
The statue of laocoön and his sons (italian: gruppo del laocoonte), also called the laocoön group, though broadly similar in style, many aspects of the execution of the two groups are drastically different, with the laocoon group of much higher quality and finish. The “laocoon” group (vatican museums), a famous sculpture of the trojan priest and his two sons struggling with a huge serpent, probably made by rhodian artists in the 1st century ad but derived from examples of suffering figures carved in the 1st century bc, is a.
Laocoon's head is turned back with a grimace of pain in which are mixed laocoon's horror for the death of his sons, the exertion of his struggle, and awareness of his own imminent death to his right, the younger son is completely enwrapped by the coils of the second serpent.