Persephone and the Pomegranate: Art in Ancient GreeceSeptember 24, 2018
How has a simple, yet beautiful fruit, been the centre of attention throughout history? The pomegranate is symbolic in many cultures and religions, not just art in Ancient Greece. But for the purpose of this post, the intersection...
The Parthenon Mythology and ArchitectureSeptember 17, 2018
Mythology is a pretty broad topic in Ancient Greek history. And even more so is the use of mythological figures in Ancient Greek art. From pottery to sculptures, we can see that the Ancient Greeks were inspired by...
The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 1September 8, 2018
In Ancient Greece, vases were a commonplace item. There was no explanation needed as to what they were or how they were used. They each served a different purpose; likewise, there were many Ancient Greek pottery terms to...
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...
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...
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