Showing posts with label Classical Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Classical Art. Show all posts

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Athena Parthenos - Phidias

We just learned about Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

Another famous sculpture from ancient Greece is the Athena Parthenos.

This was also made by the famous sculptor Phidias, who made the famous Zeus statue.
It was over 70 feet tall, and made of ivory and gold.
A fancy word for a statue made of ivory and gold is Chryselephantine.
The arms and face were made of ivory, and the gown and other parts were gold.

When the Romans came and took over, they destroyed the statue, but there were many writings about it, and some drawings.

(from: wikipedia - athena parthenos)

Some people have tried to make statues just like the old one to put in museums.

(from: wikipedia - athena parthenos)

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Elgin Marbles

We just learned about the ancient sculpture of the Jockey of Artemision.

Another ancient sculpture from the Classical Period is the Elgin Marbles also known as the Parthenon Marbles.

These are marble sculptures that were once in the large building known as the Parthenon.
They were made by a team of sculptors that worked for the famous Greek Sculptor named Phidias.

(from: wikipedia - elgin marbles)

(from: wikipedia - elgin marbles)

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