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Ares Ludovisi


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Ares Ludovisi

Fine Art Photo Print


You can find the Ares Ludovisi at the Altemps Museum in Rome. This second century A.D. statue of a very young beardless man, with a sword resting upon his left leg and a shield resting against his right, was thought to be a copy of a Greek original, attributed to Skopas or Lysippos.

It was determined that the statue, uncovered in 1622, was Ares. Bernini added a small Cupid, the son of Ares and Aphrodite, just to make the point. Because Ares is the god of war, he has a sword resting on his left thigh with his left foot resting upon his helmet. Another indicator that this may be a god is the bare feet. Gods were usually depicted with bare feet.

About The Photographer, Craig Phares

Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at