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Classical Greek sculpture – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T11:35:38+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Classical Greek sculpture: Discobolos (the Discus Thrower) (This is a Roman copy; the Greek one didn't last) The Severe style didn't last very long, and by about 460 BC Greek sculptors moved on to the Classical style. Greek sculptors began to experiment with honoring the gods by showing the beauty and grace of [...]

The Parthenon blows up – Greek architecture

By |2018-04-22T10:26:24+00:00July 2nd, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|

A model of the gold and ivory statue of Athena inside the Parthenon Inside the Parthenon, the great sculptor Pheidias carved a huge statue of Athena made out of gold and ivory (chryselephantine). (The statue isn't there anymore; it was melted down to get the gold eventually. This is an artist's idea of [...]