The artistic quality and expressive pathos of the statue aroused great admiration among the educated classes in the 17th and 18th centuries and was a "must-see" sight on the Grand Tour of Europe undertaken by young men of the day. Meanwhile Elaine finds the gay website where Robert writes and she creates a fake profile to have conversation with him pretending that she is his deceased lover. I thought since the movie was based on a play, the plot would be clear, but it's almost as if the movie version was forced to cut out some important sequences, as there is never quite enough information about 1) how the woman obtains all her inside information on the writer, 2) how the writer's ex-wife was related to the characters and 3) most importantly, what happens to the characters at the end of the movie.I went into the bathroom after the movie and joined a lineup of women who were also asking each, "What exactly happened there?" The original Greek bronze is lost but the work is known through numerous Roman copies, both full-scale ones in marble, which was cheaper than bronze, such as the first to be recovered, the Palombara Discobolus, and smaller scaled versions in bronze. View production, box office, & company info. Classical sculpture refers generally to sculpture from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, as well as the Hellenized and Romanized civilizations under their rule or influence, from about 500 BC to around 200 AD. The form is partly derived from ancient portrayals of Venus and other female nudes, and partly from contemporaneous feminised Hellenistic portrayals of Dionysus/Bacchus.  However in the mid-19th century it was re-identified as a Gaul or Galatian and the present name "Dying Gaul" gradually achieved popular acceptance. 2Polito, “Dying Gaul,” ibid., entry no. The term "classical" is also widely used for a stylistic tendency in later sculpture, not restricted to works in a Neoclassical or classical style. He offers one million dollars for his work, provided changes in the story replacing the dying man per a woman to make a commercial film. The modern rione is now known as Sallustiano. This object is part of "Scan The World". What injury could their long hair, their fierce looks, their clashing arms do us? It was bought before 1733 by Alessandro Cardinal Albani. The Ludovisi heirs prohibited further casts, but in 1816–19 Prince Luigi Boncompagni Ludovisi sent plaster casts to thePrince Regent; the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Prince Metternich; and the diplomat at the Congress of Vienna,Wilhelm von Humboldt (Haskell and Penny 284). Jeffrey shows the screenplay to his wife Elaine, who loves to write and to plant flowers, and she is also delighted with the story. A copy in bronze titled "Centurion" stands in front of the Mel Bailey Criminal Justice Center in Birmingham, Alabama, as a memorial to the lives of fallen police officers; this copy wears a pteruges but is otherwise identical. After a deathly car accident, Antonia starts dating her husband's friends and finds the truth about his life. Haskell and Penny 1981:224 provide the history of this sculpture.  The less well-off could purchase copies of the statue in miniature for use as ornaments and paperweights. The Dying Gaul It is one of the first life-sized representations of the nude female form in Greek history, displaying an alternative idea to male heroic nudity. I just saw this at the Seattle Film Festival, Peter Saarsgard was there to answer questions. It represents a subject that was much repeated in Hellenistic times and in ancient Rome, to judge from the number of versions that have survived. The piece was returned to Rome in 1816. Copies of the statue (itself a copy) can be seen in the Museum of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University, Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland, as well as in Berlin, Prague, Stockholm, Versailles, Warsaw (Royal Baths Park).