Did Michelangelo Fake This Iconic Ancient Statue?

“Laocoön,” a 2,000-year-old masterpiece unearthed in 16th-century Rome, was so realistic that the famed Renaissance artist was suspected of forging it.

 “the sculpture “Laocoön and His Sons” depicts a shocking scene: Sea serpents bind a terrified man and his two young sons, who struggle in vain against the writhing coils. Rearing back in a futile gesture to free himself, Laocoön is shown at the moment when one of the snakes is poised to deliver a strike.”  

Ruben Montoya nationalgeographic.com July 2021

nationalgeographic.com: Did Michelangelo fake this iconic ancient statue?


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