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Parthenon frieze – Greek architecture

By |2019-06-25T17:41:05-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

Parthenon frieze - seated goddesses What is on the Parthenon frieze? On the Parthenon's frieze, Pheidias carved a long procession of Athenians, with girls in the front, bringing a new dress for the goddess Athena to her temple. What is a frieze? The Parthenon Classical Greek architecture Athens in the Classical period All [...]

What’s the Ionic order?

By |2017-10-14T15:17:15-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks, What|

Around 500 BC, Greek architectural styles changed so that instead of building temples in the old Doric style, people began to want their new temples for the gods to be built in the new Ionic style. Ionic temples are a little fancier and more delicate than Doric temples, without being as elaborate as Corinthian temples. [...]

What is a frieze? History of Art

By |2019-06-25T10:36:31-07:00May 25th, 2017|Architecture, Art, Greeks, India|

Parthenon frieze (Athens, Greece, 440s BC): What is a frieze? Definition of a frieze A frieze (pronounced FREEZE) is a long narrow band of sculpture that runs along the architrave of a Greek temple or another building. What's an architrave? Parts of a temple Greek architecture All our ancient Greece articles One of [...]