Last weekend, a friend and I went to the Fondation Pierre Gianadda, a renowned art museum in Martigny. The current exhibition is on the portrayal of the human body in Ancient Greek sculptures (and pottery).
There were different sections about the male body, the female body, the divine body. The representations were fascinating. I must admit, I was more intrigued by the statues than the scenes depicted on the pottery. Marble statues trump all.
What was also incredible was discovering the statues that have recently been found in Martigny! Apollo pictured right, statues of Hercules and Aphrodite also available for viewing at the museum.
In 2011, they found Hercules and Apollo buried in the ground like this: