Art History

Seven Wonders of Ancient World/Lighthouse of Alexandria

It took 20 long years to complete the second wonder higher after pyramid of Cheopes,namely Lighthouse of Alexandria. It was a structure truly impressive tall around 134 meters even though some historians dissent on this estimate and place its height between 103 and 118 meters that it would be anyway remarkable.   Lighthouse of Alexandria has

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Seven Wonders of Ancient World/Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

“…the south and the north sides have a length of 63 feet; on the fronts is shorter. Perimeter full is 440 feet(130,41 meters); in height it reaches 25 cubits(11,10 meters) and it is sorrounded by 36 columns; perimeter of the colonnade is called pteron; Scopas sculpted the eastern side,Bryaxis the northern side,Timotheos the southern side

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Seven Wonders of Ancient World/Statue of Zeus in Olympia

When sculptor Phidias finished his masterpiece presumably even he was suprised and ecstatic. The greatest greek sculptor of the ancient world completed his work in about three years not without help it’s clear, you can’t complete a colossal statue tall around 12 meters all alone! For eight hundred long years the statue of Zeus was

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Seven Wonders of Ancient World/Hanging Gardens of Babylon

When we talk about seven wonders of ancient world we immediately think about magnificent architectural works, colossal statues or awesome temples.That’s not the case of Hanging Gardens of Babylon whose real existence still is today subeject of discussion! You read right indeed this is the only seven wonders of ancient world of which has never

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Seven Wonders of Ancient World/Pyramid of Cheopes

I think almost everyone have heard at least once in a lifetime,perhaps accidentally,about Seven Wonders of World but actually what would are they? They are architectural and artistic works that in the Greek Roman world were considered the most important and outstanding works of all mankind. All these amazing buildings were built over two thousand

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Babylonian Art: after the Sumerians

After Sumerian art and civilization another important civilization develops in Mesopotamia between Tigris and Euphrates, that is Babylonian! Babylonian art incorporates the ancient aesthetic canons of Sumerian one even if with some innovation that mostly in the last period,differentiates it from Sumerian art. Even in Babylonian art there are distinct periods that would be three:

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The Sardinian Ziggurat: Monte d’Accoddi!

And yes,between many wonders of art and sardinian archaeologist,there is even a ziggurat…the sardinian ziggurat called Prehistoric Alter of Monte d’Accoddi! The dating more probable stands between 4000 and 3500 B.C. This amazing archaeological site is located in subregion of Nurra in the municipality of Sassari. This altar pyramid-shaped that resembles very much ziggurat of

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Cave Paintings: where it all began(part 2)

https://ebay.us/qfuol6 In the first part of article about cave paintings we have seen that the first artist in history,or better prehistory, was Neanderthal man. In this second part we will handle about artworks made by our own kind,Homo Sapiens! There are many evidences about cave paintings scattered across the world; precursors of Michelangelo probably painted

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