Victorious Youth

Victorious Youth

Victorious Youth


I went to the Getty Villa many times but I never had the same feeling about Victorious Youth as the other times. May be I already had the art class and I had more understanding about art. I was checking artworks from one gallery to other, taking notes and pictures until I came across the room of Victorious Youth. When I entered the room there were other students studying the statue. I turned on my radio but for some reason I felt like these people were bothering me and I could not understand anything about the statue. I left the room to find other artifacts but when I was checking the galleries in the museum I was thinking about the Victorious Youth. I was about done with my tour when I decided to go back to that room again. It was empty and I remember playing the radio over and over again. At the end of my tour I was sure that I’m going to do my research on Victorious Youth.


a) The sculpture is called “Victorious Youth”
b) Artist is unknown
c) The artwork is dated 300-100 B.C
d) The origin of the statue is unknown, but either Olympia (in Greece) or the youth's hometown is possible
e) Life size Greek bronze statue
f) 59 5/8 x 27 9/16 x 11 in ( actual size)
g) The statue belongs to Getty Villa Museum in Malibu. “Victorious Youth” room is located in the second floor next to “Athletes and Competition”

Here is the picture that I professionally took.

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The Victorious Youth is a Grecian bronze sculpture dated to be between 300-100 B.C. whereas the Riace Warrior was older and was probably made between 460-450 B.C.
The Greeks had their art of portraiture, in which a victorious youth would lend his features to images of the gods, while the portrait of the general, the philosopher, or the poet was fashioned like a statue of the divine, and was given superhuman touches. The divine remained a generalization and...

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