Dopo il restauro finanziato da mecenati e cittadini, la Nike di Samotracia ritrova il suo posto al Louvre, in cima alla celebre scalinata Daru. La Vittoria alata, scultura greca e opera d’arte simbolo del Louvre di Parigi, ha trascorso gli ultimi 10 mesi sotto i ‘ferri’ dei restauratori, tra cure…
In South America, Quito Cathedral in Ecuador has a collection of gargoyles. In this case however, rather than the traditional figures we’re used to seeing, the Quito gargoyles depict the native animals of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
OLD KINGDOM SCULPTURE: The Seated Scribe, from a mastaba tomb at Saqqara. Dynasty V. c. 2500-2400 BCE. Louvre Museum. The most lifelike of Egyptian sculpture. Scribes were of high status but not royal, thus their images could seem less god-like and more human. Click on the link for a good audio description of the sculpture.
The Venus Kallipygos or Aphrodite Kallipygos (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη Καλλίπυγος), also known as the Callipygian Venus, all literally meaning "Venus (or Aphrodite) of the beautiful buttocks", is an Ancient Roman marble statue, thought to be a copy of an older Greek original.
Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture: Poseidon of Artemisium ca460BC, Athens An emerging interest in Greek Mythology, particularly the story around Poseidon-Medusa-Perseus-Pegasus brings me to Poseidon. Strong, bearded, aggressive, eyes lowered to subjects, ready to strike- he seems the god he is depicting.
4th C. B.C.E. Athena of Piraeus" over life-size bronze statue wearing a heavy Peplos and Corintinian helmet is a power image Yet- Her gentle expression, her relaxed contrapposto stance and extended arm shows a new air of approachability not seen in the archaic period. Classical period, Greece