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Stripes and Sneakers, after Antonio Canova, 1795-1815

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Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova, 1795-1815
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova's “Hercules and Lichas” (Ercole e Lica) is a monumental marble sculpture created between 1795 and 1815, now housed in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art) in Rome. This powerful work depicts a dramatic scene from Greek mythology, showcasing Canova’s mastery of Neoclassical sculpture and his ability to convey intense emotion and physical tension in stone.

The sculpture portrays the moment when Hercules, in a fit of rage and agony, is about to throw his young servant Lichas into the sea. The story behind this scene is tragic: Hercules’ wife Deianira had sent Lichas to deliver a cloak to her husband, unknowingly poisoned with the blood of the centaur Nessus. Upon wearing the cloak, Hercules was overcome with excruciating pain, leading him to lash out at the innocent messenger.


Reimagined with Stable Diffusion, Fooocus v2, Juggernaut XI RunDiffusion, SDXL Refiner, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz Gigapixel AI.

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Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova
Stripes and Sneakers, after Hercules and Lichas (Ercole e Lica) by Antonio Canova

Tech

  • Engine: Stable Diffusion
  • UI: Fooocus v2.402
  • Render Res: 1024 x 1024
  • Guidance: 3
  • Sharpness: 2
  • ADM: 1.5, 0.8, 0.3
  • Model: Juggernaut XI Rundiffusion
  • Refiner: SDXL Base Refiner at 0.8
  • CLIP Skip: 2
  • Sampler: DPM++ 2M SDE
  • Scheduler: Karras
  • Workflow: Fooocus Image Prompt
    • Stop: 0.4
    • Weight: 1
    • PyraCanny
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Lightroom
  • Post-Upscale: Topaz Gigapixel AI
  • Final Resolution: 4096 x 4096