Classic Greek Masterpieces of Sculpture

Classic Greek Masterpieces of Sculpture

By working in new materials and posing the body naturally, Greek sculptors established the foundation of a whole new art form. This book features more than 60 of these influential works that range in form, historical period, and subject.

Author: Photini N. Zaphiropoulou

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1419722298

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Page: 256

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Greek sculpture was among the first art to communicate human emotions and to offer a more realistic portrait of the individual. By working in new materials and posing the body naturally, Greek sculptors established the foundation of a whole new art form. "Classic Greek Masterpieces of Sculpture" features more than 60 of these magnificent and influential works that range in form, historical period, and subject. Organized chronologically, these works hail from the collections of top museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Pergamon Museum, and the Louvre. Alongside dynamic photographs of each sculpture is an essay that describes the work and offers commentary on its significance in Greek art. Thought-provoking, realistic, and influential, these sculptures altered the way people viewed art.
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Greek Sculpture

Greek Sculpture

The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the more representational art of the early fifth century, are explored and illustrated in this handbook.

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500201986

Category: Art

Page: 252

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For most people there is no more satisfying expression of Greek art than its sculpture. It was the first, the only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions for representing men and animals, and to explore consciously how art might imitate or even improve upon it. The first stages of this discovery, from the semi-abstract beginnings in the eighth century BC to the more representational art of the early fifth century, are explored and illustrated in this handbook.
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The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture

The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture

Rewriting the history of Greek sculpture in Greek terms and restoring wonder to a sometimes dusty subject, The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the art of sculpture or ...

Author: Richard Neer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226570655

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism or truth, was the supreme objective of Greek sculptors. Neer traces this way of thinking about art from the poems of Homer to the philosophy of Plato. Then, through meticulous accounts of major sculpture from around the Greek world, he shows how the demand for wonder-inducing statues gave rise to some of the greatest masterpieces of Greek art. Rewriting the history of Greek sculpture in Greek terms and restoring wonder to a sometimes dusty subject, The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the art of sculpture or the history of the ancient world.
Categories: History

Glyptothek Munich

Glyptothek  Munich

Author: Raimund Wünsche

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406565085

Category: Sculpture

Page: 219

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Categories: Sculpture

Greek Sculpture

Greek Sculpture

Many have been restored by Western Sculptors, from the Renaissance to nowadays, and often in a meaning very different from the original work: a discobolous is thus turned into a dying gladiator, this god received the attributes of another, ...

Author: Edmund von Mach

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781780429779

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Greek Sculpture is probably the most well known aspect of Greek art, for a contemporary it expresses the most beautiful ideal and plastic perfection. It is the first of the Ancient Arts that looked to free itself from the imitative constraints, of the faithful representation of nature. Only a small part of the production of Greek Sculpture is known to us. Many of the masterpieces described by Antique literature are henceforth lost or badly damaged, and a large part, we know are copies, more or less skillful and faithful to the Roman era. Many have been restored by Western Sculptors, from the Renaissance to nowadays, and often in a meaning very different from the original work: a discobolous is thus turned into a dying gladiator, this god received the attributes of another, the legs of this statue are transplanted to the torso of this other one. “The soul of Greek Sculpture contains in it all sculpture. Its essential simplicity, defies all definition. We can feel it, but we can not express it. ‘Open your eyes, study the statues, look, reflect and look again,’ is the perpetual perception of anyone who wants to learn or know about Greek Sculpture.”
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Archaic and Classical Greek Art

Archaic and Classical Greek Art

Explores the art of ancient Greece and its relationship to the world in which it was produced.

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842641

Category: Art

Page: 270

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Explores the art of ancient Greece and its relationship to the world in which it was produced.
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Masterpieces of Classical Art

Masterpieces of Classical Art

This beautiful book investigates 180 of the most important works, including the most famous (such as the Parthenon sculptures) and also a selection of lesserknown but equally important pieces.

Author: Dyfri Williams

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124151585

Category: Art

Page: 360

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The British Museum has one of the finest collection of antiquities from ancient Greece and Rome outside of those countries. This beautiful book investigates 180 of the most important works, including the most famous (such as the Parthenon sculptures) and also a selection of lesserknown but equally important pieces. The unique story of each work of art is illustrated with superb photographs, many specially taken for this publication. A preface includes a brief history of the British Museumâe(tm)s marvellous collections, and chapter introductions provide a concise background to each period of Classical art. A stunning overview of the artistic production of this creative period and a must-have introduction to Classical art.
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Roman Sculpture

Roman Sculpture

In this 1907 work, Strong argues for the aesthetic importance of Roman sculpture, usually considered as inferior to Greek.

Author: Eugénie Strong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108078108

Category: Art

Page: 648

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In this 1907 work, Strong argues for the aesthetic importance of Roman sculpture, usually considered as inferior to Greek.
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The Art of Ancient Greece

The Art of Ancient Greece

An illustrated guide to the ancient Greek art on display at Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, which includes examples from the various schools of pottery and decoration, Roman copies of classical sculpture, pieces of jewelry, and ...

Author: Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015077125469

Category: Art

Page: 206

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An illustrated guide to the ancient Greek art on display at Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, which includes examples from the various schools of pottery and decoration, Roman copies of classical sculpture, pieces of jewelry, and more.
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Masterpieces of Sculpture from the Greeks to Modern Times

Masterpieces of Sculpture from the Greeks to Modern Times

CLASSICAL GREECE “ We cannot show the fear which haunts us , when we
question ultimate makers , since we do not know the nature of the cosmos and in
consequence are annoyed that the myths of the gods might contain some gem of
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Author: Hans Koepf

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002542614

Category: Chapter II.

Page: 200

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Masterpieces of Greek Art

Masterpieces of Greek Art

Plates depict representative objects from every period and all branches of ancient Greek art. For other editions, see Author Catalog.

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ISBN: UOM:39015006321056

Category: Art, Greek

Page: 15

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Plates depict representative objects from every period and all branches of ancient Greek art. For other editions, see Author Catalog.
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The Discobolus

The Discobolus

Sadly, the original statue has long been lost; however, it was so admired by the Romans that numerous marble copies were made. This book tells the story of Myron's Discobolus both as an archaeological artefact and bearer of meaning.

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 0714122718

Category: Art

Page: 63

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The Discobolus or discus-thrower is a marvellous classical piece of sculpture that over time has come to mean different things to different people. Originally cast in bronze by the fifth-century BC sculptor Myron, the composition portraying an athlete preparing to throw his discus captures a moment of action perfectly: the tensed body looks as if it is merely pausing and about to burst into life at any moment. An enduring pattern of energy, Myron's statue of harmonious proportions is a fantastic representation of the athletic ideal and an embodiment of the male Greek body beautiful. Sadly, the original statue has long been lost; however, it was so admired by the Romans that numerous marble copies were made. This book tells the story of Myron's Discobolus both as an archaeological artefact and bearer of meaning. Focusing on the Townley Discobolus, the Roman marble copy excavated from Hadrian's Villa in Lazio, Italy, this illustrated introduction explores the history and significance of the statue - in both classical and modern times - in light of ancient discus throwing, Myron's other works, and the artistic, intellectual and philosophical context of the Greek world.
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The Color of Life

The Color of Life

This book presents five essays on polychromy in classical Greek through contemporary sculpture, along with discussions of over 40 extraordinary polychrome sculptures.

Author: Vinzenz Brinkmann

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369183

Category: Art

Page: 186

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There has been a persistent tradition of enlivening sculptures with color. This book presents five essays on polychromy in classical Greek through contemporary sculpture, along with discussions of over 40 extraordinary polychrome sculptures.
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The Century

The Century

Our prepossession is not in favor of the The interest attaching to these archaic
nude inlaid eyes , said to have been so commonly statues is shared , likewise ,
by old draped used in ancient Greek masterpieces . We sussculpture . In the
earlier ...

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ISBN: PSU:000020213398

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Greek and Roman Sculpture in America

Greek and Roman Sculpture in America

Shows nearly three hundred and fifty classical sculptures, including busts, reliefs, and steles, that are owned by Canadian and American museums

Author: Cornelius C. Vermeule

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520044517

Category: Architecture

Page: 406

View: 310

Shows nearly three hundred and fifty classical sculptures, including busts, reliefs, and steles, that are owned by Canadian and American museums
Categories: Architecture

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World

Photograph: German Archaeological Institute Georg Treu.7 (DAI), Athens For
historical reasons the sculptures of the pediment ... which, until that point, had
been shaped by the Parthenon sculptures and Roman copies of Greek
masterpieces.

Author: David Phillips

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781914535222

Category: History

Page: 416

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How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? This collection of fifteen new studies from an international cast took its inspiration from the exceptional Sydney Olympics of 2000. The focus here is on the ancient world, but additionally there is a sophisticated look at how Greek artefacts linked with sport can best be presented to the modern world.
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Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology

Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology

vero ̄ (or vitality, as the Romantics would have said) that distinguished pure
Greek art. The idea that many known antique sculptures were copies and that
none of the early masterpieces of Greek sculpture celebrated by the writers of
antiquity ...

Author: Nancy Thomson de Grummond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134268610

Category: History

Page: 1330

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With 1,125 entries and 170 contributors, this is the first encyclopedia on the history of classical archaeology. It focuses on Greek and Roman material, but also covers the prehistoric and semi-historical cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean, the Etruscans, and manifestations of Greek and Roman culture in Europe and Asia Minor. The Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology includes entries on individuals whose activities influenced the knowledge of sites and monuments in their own time; articles on famous monuments and sites as seen, changed, and interpreted through time; and entries on major works of art excavated from the Renaissance to the present day as well as works known in the Middle Ages. As the definitive source on a comparatively new discipline - the history of archaeology - these finely illustrated volumes will be useful to students and scholars in archaeology, the classics, history, topography, and art and architectural history.
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The Ancient Art of Emulation

The Ancient Art of Emulation

Are copies of Greek and Roman masterpieces as important as the originals they imitate?

Author: Elaine K. Gazda

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472111892

Category: Art

Page: 300

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Are copies of Greek and Roman masterpieces as important as the originals they imitate?
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Ancient Greek Sculpture of South Italy and Sicily

Ancient Greek Sculpture of South Italy and Sicily

By severely curbing this wild impulse , the Greeks of the mother - country created
a truly classical culture in the fifth ... The severe - style 54 , 55 masterpieces ,
which include statues of youths in Agrigentum and Leontini , must have been ...

Author: Ernst Langlotz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016582036

Category: Sculpture

Page: 312

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Categories: Sculpture