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Louvre Mosaics

Mosaic Panel Late 2nd century A.D. From Shelley Esaak, former About.com Guide Aphrodite Ancient Art www.aphroditeancientart.com Fine Objects of Ancient Art. Roman Egyptian Greek Near Eastern Mosaic Panel, late 2nd century A.D. Marble, limestone, and molten glass. 88 5/8 x 94 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. Musée du Louvre, Paris. (MA 1796–INV. MNC 1577). Photo: Anne Chauvet. © AFA/Musée du Louvre / Courtesy American Federation of Arts. Drawn from the  [ Read More ]

Venus de Milo

The Aphrodite of Milos was discovered on 8 April 1820 by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas, inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, the current village of Tripiti, on the island of Milos (also Melos, or Milo) in the Aegean, which was then a part of the Ottoman Empire. Olivier Voutier, an ensign in the French navy, whose warship had been idling in port, was searching  [ Read More ]

What is it about the headless and armless Winged Victory of Samothrace that halts breath? Sculpted somewhere between 250 BC and 180 AD and now the Louvre’s staircase centrepiece, the Victory could not have been more perfect were it whole. The triumphant pose on the prow, the drapes blown against the curvaceous form by a strong sea breeze, the splendid drama of the enormous thrown-back wings affirming headlong courage and  [ Read More ]

The Fayum Portraits

The Fayum Portraits: Greek and Roman painting style, encaustic (from enkaio “to burn-in” ) on wood, part of the Egyptian culture (funeral portraits). They show the faces of the inhabitants of ancient Egypt at a period influenced by Greeks and Romans. The Fayum portraits are the best preserved paintings of Antiquity. Some of these produced by Greeks who worked in Egypt, part of the Greek population that settled in cities  [ Read More ]

Statues of Gudea

So far twenty-seven statues of Gudea, a ruler  of the state of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled ca. 2144 – 2124 BC, have been found, and numbered A-AA. A-K were found during Ernest de Sarzec’s excavations in the court of the palace of Adad-nadin-ahhe in Telloh . Statues M-Q come from clandestine excavations in Telloh in 1924; the rest come from the art trade, with unknown provenances and sometimes  [ Read More ]

Hercules Sculpture-Louvre

While it is generally a sanctuary of peace and serenity, with its airy 60-foot glass ceiling, the sculpture garden contains many dramatic works of art, including this bronze titled “Hercules Battling Achelous Metamorphed into a Serpent”.This sculpture was created by Baron François Joseph 1824(François-Joseph Bosio 1768–1845).The statue is made of bronze material and France, the Louvre Museum are protected. Mythology In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient serpent-like chthonic  [ Read More ]

(Reuters) – French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old wall painting underground in northern Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world. The 2 square-meter painting, in red, black and white, was found at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo, team leader Eric Coqueugniot told Reuters. “It looks like a modernist painting. Some of those who saw it have likened  [ Read More ]

Hermitage History.pa

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georg

Arsen Pochkhua was born in 1923 in Kutaisi. In 1944-49 he ...

Théodore Géricault

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Ivan Aivazovsky

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Franz Marc

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