вторник, 8 януари 2008 г.

Virtue and Vice



Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

The Young Jesus among the Doctors, 1506


Ethical contrast, expressed by portraying human faces. Was there anything similar in ancient art?


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Ruins



Gian Paolo Pannini (1691-1765)

When does appear the interest to the ruins of ancient world as ruins?
Maybe that has something to do with the belief that the pagan civilization deserved its defeat?
That was the main thought of Augustine in his De civitate Dei


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понеделник, 7 януари 2008 г.

Still Life



Herculanum fresco, 50 BC

Is that the earlier ancient naturmorte?


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Zoo Caryatids



In 1425-1427 Donatello collaborated with Michelozzo on the funerary monument of Antipope John XXIII for the Battistero (in Florence).

Here the lions are placed under the coffin as a kind of Caryatids. Are there such cases in Antiquity?


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неделя, 6 януари 2008 г.

Caryatids



Erechteion

Human figures as columns at Athens, V BC. Was that the first time ever?


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събота, 5 януари 2008 г.

Doric order



Temple of Poseidon at Campania, Italy


No base of column at the oldest Greek stone temples. What about the forerunners in Egypt?


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петък, 4 януари 2008 г.

Christ as Young Zeus



Christ with Cross

Michelangelo (1475 - 1564) imagined the Saviour, the Prophets and the saints in the way the ancient artists imagined their gods. Was he the first post-ancient who did so?


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