Copy from the original by O. Marinali. Early 18th century
Diogenes is an ancient Greek philosopher (c. 404 – 323 BC), the most famous representative of the Cynic school. His philosophy was expressed in his way of life – in the rejection of earthly needs. He was also known for his caustic answers – the face of Diogenes expresses the attention of a person who is ready to give a caustic answer to any interlocutor. The philosopher is depicted with a bare shoulder, from which his robe tied with braid is lowered. This is probably an allusion to the rags he wore.