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  • Venus Vincit Omnia. Venus in Art

    By September 9, 2019

    Venus (also known by her Greek name Aphrodite) is the Goddess of Love. We’ve explored some famous Venus’ here. Next, Velázquez’s portrait put her onto the list of contenders for “Best Bums in Art.” Then there’s a discussion...

  • Pentelic Splendour: The Erechtheion Caryatids

    By June 3, 2019

    I visited Athens, Greece in the summer of 2016. Naturally a visit to the Acropolis was mandatory, and it was as beautiful and epic as you can imagine. One of the most striking sights was the six Caryatids...

  • Jewelry in Ancient Greece: Hellenistic Period Pieces

    By April 3, 2019

    When approaching art or the history related to it, certain questions arise. Such as the who what when where and significance of the object of work of art in question. I think that with jewelry, the questions center...

  • Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

    The Ancient Greek Kouros and Kore

    By January 14, 2019

    Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come. Preceding the Classical Era, was the Archaic (7th-5th c. BCE) during which statues of young...

  • The A to Z of Ancient Greek Pottery Terms Pt 2

    By October 25, 2018

    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 letters of the alphabet in this article and the previous one on...

  • Greek Stylistic Periods Greek Stylistic Periods

    Some Things to Know about the Ancient Greek Stylistic Periods

    By October 3, 2018

    There are four general Ancient Greek stylistic periods. Different, note-worthy styles, influences from invading cultures and their lasting effects on the art of Ancient Greece characterize each period. *Below is a generalization of the major Ancient Greek stylistic periods.*...

  • Persephone and Hades, art in Ancient Greece Persephone and Hades, art in Ancient Greece

    Persephone and the Pomegranate: Art in Ancient Greece

    By September 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...

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