4 Ways To Decipher Non-Greeks And Greeks In Ancient Greek PotteryAugust 22, 2018
There is a plethora of Ancient Greek pottery pieces to dive into when discussing Ancient Greece and Ancient Greek citizens. Similarly, there is a lot of imagery and depictions of the Greeks in comparison to who they felt...
Bronzed, Beaten And Bleeding: The Boxer At RestAugust 4, 2018
Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you’ve loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and often times overwhelming experience. Such was the case for me on my recent trip to Rome, when I visited the Palazzo Massimo...
Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final PaintingMay 24, 2018
Botticelli’s final painting with a mythological subject is based on a lost painting by an ancient Greek painter Apelles. He ventured to paint a work according to a description provided by Lucian in his “Dialogues”. Although Botticelli was...
5 Most Famous Medusa’s Head Paintings In The Art HistoryMay 23, 2018
Medusa was one of the ugliest creatures that Greek mythology created. Her name in Ancient Greek means “guardian, protectress”. She was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place...
Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-JonesDecember 12, 2017
The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess Aphrodite (aka Venus) to bring the sculpture to life for it to...
Greek Mythological Creatures That Combine Female Beauty And Beastly UglinessDecember 8, 2017
Gods, goddesses, demigods, horrible monsters and beasts of hybrid forms roam the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Their heredity shaped many of the fictional and fantastical creatures of our time. From Sirens that lure sailors to their death...
Faun Barberini – Sexy Animal from Ancient GreeceSeptember 25, 2017
Drunk and asleep men are rarely, if ever, beautiful and sexually appealing, but this is not the case with this sexy animal from ancient Greece. This monumental statue is not only intriguing for its aesthetics, but also for...
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