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Sculpture

Sculpture, Sculpture – Fine art sculptures – imagery, which the three-dimensional shape of a solid or plastic materials and finishes. Sculptures Main genre – portrait, historical, domestic, symbolic, allegorical imagery, animal imagery. Art is an expression of the form to create three-dimensional sculptures, plastic modeling, in silhouette, texture, color and even in some cases. There are rounded sculpture (status, groups, statues, bust, can look at the different sides) and relief  [ Read More ]

Castor and Pollux

History and Myth In Greek mythology Castor and Pollux were brothers of Helen of Troy, the ‘face that launched a thousand ships’. They brought forth favourable winds for those who made sacrifice to them. The Romans considered Castor and Pollux the patron gods of horses and of the Roman social order of mounted knights, called equites.  Like many of the Gods they have complex back stories and lives, as well  [ 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 ]

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 ]

Modernism

The modern sculpture movement can be said to begin at the Rodin exhibit at the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900. At this event Rodin showed his Burghers of Calais, Balzac, Victor Hugo statues, and the exhibition included the first public showing of his Gates of Hell which included The Thinker. Cubist sculpture in the early years of the 20th century, was a style that developed in parallel with  [ 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

Géricault(Born: twenty six Sept 1791; Rouen, Normandy, France-Died: twenty six ...

Ivan Aivazovsky

Hovhannes Aivazian was born on July seventeen, 1817 within the ...

Franz Marc

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