February 26, 2023No Comments

Ancient Greek Bronze Veiled in Mystery

During Hellenistic times, the medium of bronze helped reach new levels of sophistication. Much detailed elements of the human form translated in this metal. Expression of the body such as our dancer here. But also naturalistic facial expressions including facial wrinkles, tendons, musculature, and veins.

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January 4, 2023No Comments

Diadumenus, “He Who Attaches” a Band around His Forehead

Master of classical Greek art, Polykleitos, revered the human figure. He created a method (the Canon) where a detailed system of mathematical calculation was to be used in order to sculpt the most perfect human form. He focused on balance and on the feel and movement of the flesh and muscle, preferably without drapery. The Diadumenus was the fruit of this intellectual approach. It greatly influenced the sense of aesthetics which played an important role in the history of Greek sculpture and beyond.

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December 4, 2022No Comments

Gandharan Schist of the Buddha Of The Future

In the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara, Maitreya was the most popular figure represented along with Buddha Śākyamuni. Buddhist imagery influenced by the classical Greek and Hellenistic styles traveled to China. Later, it also reached Korea and Japan.

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June 17, 2022No Comments

Exploring the Sleeping Eros Statue: A Rare and Intriguing Bronze Masterpiece

Uncover the Sleeping Eros statue, an extraordinary ancient Greek bronze masterpiece at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. Explore its historical significance in this post.

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April 6, 2022No Comments

Diogenes the Cynic in His Pithos

Diogenes is still highly regarded in the present day for his commitment to truth and living according to his beliefs.

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March 25, 2022No Comments

Louis XIV and the Two Faces of Apollo

A physical and intellectual light emanates from the young king, a miraculous child by his unexpected birth, called to a great destiny which is also that of France.

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