Ancient Greek Sculpture

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In Greek religion and mythology, Athena, daugther of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and is the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens.

Vatican Museum - Athena

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Calliope. The muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne

Calliope by 44NATHAN on DeviantArt

Calliope The muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. marble 1763 AUGUSTIN PAJOU French 1730-1809 National Gallery of Art The National Mall,... Calliope

Giovanni Battista Lombardi (Italia, 1823-1880) - Ruth, 1864. Mármol, 117 cm de altura (colección privada)

Giovanni Battista Lombardi (Italia, 1823-1880) - Ruth, 1864. Mármol, 117 cm de altura (colección privada)

Perhaps the most famous Greek sculpture of all, Discobolos, the discus-thrower, shows how athletes competed in the nude

Why are Greek statues always NAKED?

Greeks considered being naked as a heroic state, hence why all athletes competed nude, but to be aroused was seen as a sign of weakness, hence why all Greek heroes have small genitals.

Topic: Greek Sculpture; Hermes of Praxiteles, this was made in honor of the greek God, Hermes. On the sculpture, he is carrying a character in Greek Mythology, the infant Dionysus. It is one of the original ancient masterpieces of the great Greek sculptor Praxiteles.

Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should Know - DailyArtMagazine.com - Art History Stories

Topic: Greek Sculpture; Hermes of Praxiteles, this was made in honor of the greek God, Hermes. On the sculpture, he is carrying a character in Greek Mythology, the infant Dionysus. It is one of the original ancient masterpieces of the great Greek sculptor Praxiteles.

Phidias (Greek sculptor), "Elgin Marbles" from the Parthenon, 447–438 BCE, British Museum, London.

Phidias (Greek sculptor), "Elgin Marbles" from the Parthenon, 447–438 BCE, British Museum, London.

Roman Emperor Commodus at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art - Greek Roman Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Roman Emperor Commodus at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art - Greek Roman Collection

Roman Emperor Commodus at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art - Greek Roman Collection | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Nel 1620 l'Ares Ludovisi era di proprietà del cardinale Ludovico Ludovisi. Bernini restaura aggiungendo l'amorino, un piede e le dita della mano nel 1620

Nel 1620 l'Ares Ludovisi era di proprietà del cardinale Ludovico Ludovisi. Bernini restaura aggiungendo l'amorino, un piede e le dita della mano nel 1620