The Torso Belvedere
The Belvedere Torso is a fragment of a nude male statue, signed prominently on the front of the base by an Athenian sculptor "Apollonios son of Nestor", who is unmentioned in ancient literature.
The contorted pose of the torso and musculature were highly influential on late Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque artists, including Michelangelo and Raphael. Michelangelo's admiration of the Torso was widely known in his lifetime, to the extent that the Torso gained the sobriquet, "The School of Michelangelo."
Here we present the only accurate digital reproduction of sculpture available anywhere with stunning accuracy in full three-dimensions. Students and art appreciators alike are invited to study the statue that inspired so many great masters.
Released: April 13, 2013
Model Version: 1.0
Credits: Digitally Reconstructed by New Masters Academy
Overview: A complete and accurate digital reproduction of the Belvedere Torso, a fragment of a nude male statue, signed prominently on the front of the base by an Athenian sculptor "Apollonios son of Nestor".
Process: Digitally reconstructed