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    Phidias Analysis

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    Located in front of the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia is a statue of the Greek architect-sculptor Phidias. The statue of Phidias fits in well with its surroundings. It is centered by four other statues. The surrounding statues are also iconic artists: Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Raphael. The artists’ statues are purposefully placed in front of the Telfair Museum because the Telfair is an art museum. All of the statues are lifted on pedestals. The Phidias statue is about four and a half feet tall and the pedestal is approximately three feet tall. The surrounding statues are roughly the same size and height. The Phidias statue is located in front of the entrance. The statue is about four feet back from the entrance gate…

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    The Parthenon Analysis

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    The introduction of the of The Parthenon in Athens and the Pantheon in Rome 500 - 323 B.C. speaks to the Traditional Time of Greek progress. At the time, which was in likewise the season of strength and quality after the triumph over the Persians (peace settlement in 449 B.C.), Athens created majority rules system as a righteousness of the person in an equalitarian culture while at the same time reverencing the divine beings. The significance of the past spoke to a critical column to achieving a…

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    Name: Professor’s name: Course: Date of submission: The Life of the Greek Artist Phidias Artist’s Life and Times Phidias was a sculptor, painter, and architect from Athens who lived between 490-430 B.C. He rose to prominence when Pericles ascended to power in 449 B.C., and he was given the mantle to lead all artistic undertakings in Athens. After the victory over Persia, Pericles commissioned his close friend and adviser, Phidias, to build major statues for the city in order to beautify it.…

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    Very little is known of his life, but his accomplishments are famous throughout the world. He was a master of many media and techniques and unsurpassed at innovation. His conceptual genius translated the new interpretations of the gods that were emerging in contemporary Athenian literature into tangible, high classical and visible images. Roman copies of his work were created, and can be viewed to this day in honor of the works that he created so masterfully.It is unfortunate that we are unable…

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    statue stood at 12 metres and was made out of ivory and gold. 2.)Photo of the Workshop of Phidias at Olympia (2005), Pergamon Museum, Berlin This is a secondary source which depicts the ruins of one of the greatest sculptors of Classical Greece, Phidias. It depicts the ruins that have been excavated by a group of German archaeologists in 1954-1958. The discovery of this workshop proves the geographer Pausinias’ statement that Phidias’ workshop was located west of the Temple of Zeus. This…

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    It was completed in 438 BC and only took about eight or nine years to complete. In the Parthenon, there is a monument of Athena which is about forty five feet tall. The base is 228 feet by 101 feet. It also holds the state treasury there which holds all the money. In the attic, it held all of their silver and possibly even its gold. The attic was nineteen by fifty meters. At one time, there was 3,000 talents, which is 4.5 million tetradrachms which is about $55,557,613 in American money (Cite…

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    Essay On The Parthenon

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    It replaced the former temple of Athena, the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480. The Parthenon’s floor plan reflected Pre-Parthenon rectangular floor plan with steps on four sides. The Parthenon was made of white marble from Mount Pentelikon north of Athens. It was built by Pericles, designed by Phidias, the greatest sculptor of ancient Greece, and supervised by architects Ictinos and…

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    Greek Art Research Paper

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    Geometric and Orientalizing Art period in mainland Greece, and is best seen in the Parthenon in Athens. The Ionic order is slightly more complex and came about a hundred years after the Doric order, beginning in the Ionian islands. The Temple to Athena Nike showcases Ionic order pillars. • Entasis – The curve to columns that corrects the illusion of concavity in Doric order columns, thus making it seem straight to the human eye. This came about in the classical period, and was used…

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    Pantheon Vs Parthenon

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    Certainly, it had a lot of statues of gods associated with it. But Rome had a cosmopolitan selection of gods and the Pantheon wasn’t the top temple. It was prominently positioned off the forum. And the treasury was up the Capitoline hill, in the Temple of Saturn. In Athens, major religious festivals were centred on the Parthenon. When the doors were opened, there was Phidias’ huge, legendarily beautiful statue of gold and ivory in the main chamber, the naos - the representation of Athena. …

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    Statue Of Artemis Essay

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    The original architect, Phidias, was put into prison once rumors about him started spreading. So then another architect named Libon completed the structure. Years later the statue was damaged by an earthquake, and eventually was burned to the ground, and was never rebuilt. The Temple of Artemis Near the site of Ephesus lies the Temple of Artemis, it stood about sixty-two feet tall, the ruins are now by the Selcuk Cemetery. Even though Artemis is a Greek goddess, her temple is in Turkey. The…

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