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10 World Famous Statues

01/04/2018 Σχολιάστε

Lions of Delos

 

 

Statues have been created by man since the prehistory for all kinds of reasons and in all sizes. One of the first statues, a 29.6 cm (11.7 inches) high sculpture called the Lion Man, was created almost 32,000 years ago. The original Seven Wonders of the World included two statues: The Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Today, statues have been erected all over the world representing everything from religious deities, historical events and influential people.

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Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum

09/07/2014 Σχολιάστε

     

    Using specially developed laser technology, conservators at the Acropolis Museum stripped centuries of grime from the Caryatids statues, among the great divas of ancient Greece.

    Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times

    Acropolis Maidens Glow Anew

    By LIZ ALDERMAN JULY 7, 2014

     

    ATHENS — For 2,500 years, the six sisters stood unflinching atop the Acropolis, as the fires of war blazed around them, bullets nicked their robes, and bombs scarred their curvaceous bodies. When one of them was kidnapped in the 19th century, legend had it that the other five could be heard weeping in the night.

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    100 Ideas That Changed Art

    06/07/2013 Σχολιάστε

     

    by Maria Popova

    From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another.

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    10 World Famous Statues

    18/11/2012 Σχολιάστε

    Lions of Delos

    Written by touropia on October 2, 2009 in Culture, World4 Comments

    Statues have been created by man since the prehistory for all kinds of reasons and in all sizes. One of the first statues, a 29.6 cm (11.7 inches) high sculpture called the Lion Man, was created almost 32,000 years ago. The original Seven Wonders of the World included two statues: The Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Today, statues have been erected all over the world representing everything from religious deities, historical events and influential people.

    The famous statues in our list were are all indented to stand outside to face the elements, though some have been moved to a museum since their creation.

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