Etienne Chambaud Model for Afar (Regensburg, 5 November 333 BCE), 2021
The work combines the date of Alexander the Great’s battle at Issus, depicted in a work by Albrecht Altdorfer (now held in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich) with the German artist’s location when he painted the representation in 1529.
Details on the reference image:
The Battle of Issus (also Issos) occurred in southern Anatolia, on November 5, 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the ancient Persian (Achaemenid) Empire, led by Darius III. It was the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia, and the first encounter between Darius III and Alexander the Great. The battle resulted in the Greeks/Macedonian troops defeating the Persian forces. The Battle of Issus was a decisive Hellenic victory and is considered a historical turning point, marking the beginning of the end of Persian empire. As highly symbolic painting, the work came to connote the struggle between East and West when it was commissioned in the early 16th century by a Bavarian monarch. Napoleon Bonaparte who identified strongly with Alexander, took the painting to Paris and apparently hung it in his rooms. Altdorfer's painting was restituted to Bavaria after 1815.
– The work is suspended from the ceiling with 4 rigging points.
– Installation height is variable.
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– The work comes disassembled in parts.
– To install the work, ceiling may need to be reinforced. Power supply for the work must come from the ceiling.
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