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Greek Art free pdf The 18th century's Neoclassicist movement, with its white marble sculptures inspired by the art of the ancient world, has helped Greek art to remain vivid in our memories even today. But the reality of ancient art was entirely different, as surfaces were in fact much more brut. As author Michael Siebler points out, recent findings have revealed that the seemingly perfect bodies of statues and sculptures were very often painted in flamboyant colors and ornaments. Thus ancient Greek art combined a high level of classical identity with an equal amount of sensuality. Despite being viewed in a new light, the beauty of the works of art persists. Including detailed analyses of the following works: Alexander-sarcophagus- Lysippos: Apoxyomenos- Exekias: Amphora- Myron: Diskobol- Apoll from Belvedere- Laocoon- Nike from Samothrake- the Altar from Pergamon, now in Berlin- the Alexander-mosaic in Naples- Harmodios and Aristogeiton, in Naples- Polyklet: Doryphoros- sculptures from the Alphaia-temple, now in Munich- Andokides: Amphora- Ptolemaier-Cameo in Vienna- Praxiteles: Hermes- Apollo from the Zeus-temple in Olympia- numerous sculptures in Athens- Euphronios: Krater, now in New York- some Elgin Marbles in London- the warrior from Riace, now in Reggio. Each book in TASCHEN's "Basic Genre" series features: a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period, and a selection of the most important works of the epoch- each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work and brief biography of the artist as well as additional information such as a reference work, portrait of the artist, and/or citations

About Michael Siebler

Norbert Wolf has published books on medieval art, Piranesi, Velazquez, and Romantic painting, including TASCHEN's Basic Art titles on Velazquez, Kirchner, Friedrich, Holbein, Durer, and Giotto and Codices Illustres: The World's Most Famous Illuminated Manuscripts. He lives in Munich. Michael Siebler is a journalist and classical archaeologist. Since 1986, he has been a journalist on the cultural section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and on the ancient history journal Antike Welt. His published work has focused on research into Homer, Troy, and Heinrich Schliemann.

Details Book

Author : Michael Siebler
Publisher : Taschen GmbH
Data Published : 20 May 2007
ISBN : 3822854506
EAN : 9783822854501
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 95 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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