Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come.

Nadine Waldmann 14 January 2019

Ancient Greece

The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 2

And so the saga continues in our adventures of learning about Ancient Greek pottery! You will probably have noticed that I chose to skip a few...

Rachel Witte 25 October 2018

Women Artists

This Is Madness: Beyoncé and Pipilotti Rist as Maenads

Hold on, what does Beyoncé's music clip and a modern video artwork have to do with Maenadism? [caption id="attachment_16689" align="aligncenter"...

Noa Weisberg 23 October 2018

Ancient Greece

Some Things to Know about the Ancient Greek Stylistic Periods

There are four general Ancient Greek stylistic periods. Different, note-worthy styles, influences from invading cultures and their lasting effects...

Rachel Witte 3 October 2018

Ancient Greece

Persephone and the Pomegranate: Art in Ancient Greece

How has a simple, yet beautiful fruit, been the centre of attention throughout history? The pomegranate is symbolic in many cultures and religions,...

Rachel Witte 24 September 2018

Ancient Greece

The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 1

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...

Rachel Witte 8 September 2018

Sculpture

Laocoön: The Work of a Lifetime

The subject The statue "Laocoon and his sons", attributed to Greek sculptors Agesander, Athenodorus and Polydorus, has fascinated Frederick Schiller...

Jean-Marc Rakotolahy 27 August 2018

Ancient Greece

4 Ways To Decipher Non-Greeks And Greeks In Ancient Greek Pottery

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...

Rachel Witte 22 August 2018

Ancient Greece

Calumny of Apelles – Botticelli’s Final Painting

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...

Magda Michalska 24 May 2018

Ancient Greece

5 Most Famous Medusa’s Head Paintings In The Art History

Medusa was one of the ugliest creatures that Greek mythology created. Her name in Ancient Greek means "guardian, protectress". She was a monster, a...

Zuzanna Stańska 23 May 2018

Ancient Art

Top 5 Zeus’ Lovers and Their Crazy Stories

The Almighty Zeus was the god of skies and thunders  in the ancient Greek religion, who ruled as the king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 July 2016

Ancient Art

10 Things That Could Happen To You Only If You Were A Greek God/Goddess

If you ever feel down and think that your life is just a series of misfortunes, have a look on this list. It's not all roses to be a Greek god... 1.

Magda Michalska 5 July 2016