Ancient Art and Its Remains: Or, A Manual of the Archaeology of Art

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B. Quaritch, 1852 - 636 pagine

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Pagina 213 - Recherches pour servir à l'histoire de l'Egypte pendant la domination des Grecs et des Romains...
Pagina 217 - Voyage à l'oasis de Thèbes et dans les déserts situés à l'orient et à l'occident de la Thébaïde, fait pendant les années 1815, 1816, 1817 et 1818 par M. Frédéric CAILLIAUD (de Nantes) ; rédigé et publié par M. Jomard ; contenant : 1° le Voyage à l'oasis du Dakel, par M.
Pagina 77 - The Erechtheion at Athens. Fragments of Athenian Architecture and a few remains in Attica, Megara, and Epirus...
Pagina 53 - Effigies hominum non solebant exprimi , nisi aliqua illustri causa perpetuitatem merentium , primo sacrorum certaminum Victoria, maximeque Olympiae : ubi omnium qui vicissent statuas dicari mos erat. Eorum vero , qui ter ibi superavissent , ex membris ipsorum similitudine expressa, quas iconicas vocant.
Pagina 496 - Dionysian cycle, by the unrestrained rudeness with which animal nature-life manifests itself in them; and the part likewise which they play in heroic mythology, is especially assigned to them through their love of wine. In earlier times they were 2 represented in front entirely as men, with the body of a horse growing on to them behind ; but afterwards, perhaps from the time of Phidias, the forms were blended much more happily, by the joining of the belly and breast of a horse to the upper part of...
Pagina 108 - Hominis autem imaginem gypso e facie ipsa primus omnium expressit ceraque in earn formam gypsi infusa emendare instituit Lysistratus Sicyonius frater Lysippi, de quo diximus.
Pagina 462 - Ultor (who recovered them) ; victories, trophies, and the olive7 branch the Victor and Pacifer. Scopas sculptured a sitting Ares ; he was doubtless conceived as reposing in a mild mood, which seems also to be the meaning of one of the chief statues extant, in which a copy after Scopas is perhaps preserved to us. 3. 4. Beautiful head of Ares on the gem, Millin P. gr. 20. Lipp. i, 32.
Pagina 425 - ... sometimes degenerate in his sons (Neptuni filii) into insolence and rage. Art however, from its dependence on 4 the religious worship, must necessarily revert to the common fundamental character of all gods, and soften and moderate the poetical conception accordingly: in earlier times especially, Poseidon was for the most part represented in lofty repose, and carefully draped even in combat; although, however, he was even at that time also sculptured entirely naked, and in violent action. The...
Pagina 466 - ... the bath, covering her bosom with a piece of the drapery which hangs round behind her; there was a celebrated one of this kind in Alexandria Troas which was often copied in 2 antiquity. Forms intentionally over delicate and flowing are observable in the meretricious statue of Aphrodite Callipygos. 3 On the other hand, ancient art felt itself challenged to the observance of the purest proportions, the most faultless representation of beautiful forms, when the goddess appeared completely unveiled....
Pagina 469 - Trojan mythus; the competition for the prize of beauty gave to artists of different kinds occasion for manifold representations, seldom however to any of a lascivious nature. A very excellent work of sculpture, Aphrodite persuading Helen to fulfil her promise to Paris, forms the basis of numerous reliefs still preserved. The goddess is frequently 5 seen aiding lovers, for instance Peleus in the obtainment of Thetis, especially in vase-paintings, either enthroned or standing, but always completely...

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