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A History Of Greek Art

Auhtor: F Tarbell

Language: english
Published: 1905

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Review by O. Brown, December 2010


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Summary of the Book 'A History Of Greek Art':

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Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of Greek Art':


... country can be written in detail for a period of several centuries. Naturally, then, even a mere sketch of Egyptian, Babylonian, and Assyrian art ...
... plan and fairly tasteful in details. But it is significant that a temple could always be enlarged by the addition of parts not contemplated in the original ...
... D, which is embedded in the hill, is circular in plan, with a lower diameter of about forty-seven feet. Its wall is formed of horizontal courses of stone, ...
... dark substance the background, to the edges of the inserted slip, was covered with a black enamel. The scene is a lion-hunt. Four men, one armed only ...
... of Paros, one of the Cyclades, and Mount Pentelicus in Attica-to name only the two best and most famous quarries-are simply masses of white marble, ...
... would be straight lines. In reality, however, they are slightly curved lines, convex outward. This addition to the form of a truncated cone is the ...
... details generally, the coffers of the ceiling, and the backgrounds of sculpture. [Footnote: Our frontispiece gives the backgrounds of the metopes as plain, ...
... valuable, have been thrown into the lime-kiln or used as building stone or wantonly mutilated or ruined by neglect. There does not exist to-day a single ...
... times very much alive, and the student must be prepared to find exceptions to any formula that can be laid down. Chapter V. The Archaic Period ...
... our best ancient authority, about the year 629 B.C., and the temple from which our metope is taken is certainly one of the oldest, if not the oldest, ...
... in Italy under the superintendence of the Danish sculptor, Thorwaldsen. Until lately these AEgian figures were our only important group of late ...
... that stage in the history of Greek art in which the last steps were taken toward perfect freedom of style. It is convenient to reckon this period ...
... the eastern pediment were the work of Paeonius of Mende, an indisputable statue by whom is known (cf. page 213), and those of the western by Alcamenes, ...
... in Bologna (Fig. 120), which has been proved to be another copy from the same original. This proof, about which there seems to be no room for question, ...
... terms: The Messenians and Naupactians dedicated [this statue] to the Olympian Zeus, as a tithe [of the spoils] from their enemies. Paeonius of Mende ...
... as witness the distortion in the right lower leg of the seated Muse in Fig. l55-otherwise an exquisite figure. Among the many other works ...
... it is, this is the worthiest existing embodiment of the goddess of Love. The ideal is chaste and noble, echoing the sentiment of the fourth century at ...
... the tip of the nose, the left knee- pan, the toes, and the part of the plinth on which the right arm rests,[Footnote: Helbig, Guide to the Public Collections ...
... are probably the father and mother of Eurystheus. The scene on the other side of the cylix is supposed to illustrate an incident of the Trojan War: two ...
... in the northeastern part of Peloponnesus-a city already referred to as the home of the sculptor Lysippus-was the seat of an important ...