Hellenistic period

Uncover the fascinating world of the Hellenistic period and its impact on art and culture. Discover the masterpieces and innovations that defined this influential era.
HELLENISTIC: Gallic Chiefton Killing Himself and his Wife, Roman marble copy after the original bronze from Pergamon. c. 230 BCE. National Museum, Rome. The defeat of the "barbarian" Gauls is major theme in the Pergamon sculpture groups. Portraits, Statue, Art, Statues, Antik, Kunst, Bronze, Nude Sculpture

This statue, though morbid, has got some incredible elements in it. Due to a lack of a decent sized picture of the side of this statue, you miss out on the strong stance of the husband and absolute dead weight of the already killed wife. She hangs from his arm languid and loose, bending so that one believes she would collapse out of the pedestal if her husband's supporting hand is retracted. The event that is occurring before the audience's eyes is shocking as well. Though lacking any gore…

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Jan Kathryn Downs
"We often regard the Greeks as the epitome of Civilizations. However, before the great achievement of the Fifth Century BC in Athens and elsewhere, they underwent a period of decline and dislocation. For over three centuries Greece endured a Dark Age when cities were abandoned and society collapsed. However, out of this grim period there emerged trends that contributed to the glories of Greece Civilization." Ancient Greece, Age, Ancient, Century, Fantasy Inspiration, Dark Ages, Greek, Ancient Times, Greek Culture

"We often regard the Greeks as the epitome of Civilizations. However, before the great achievement of the Fifth Century BC in Athens and elsewhere, they underwent a period of decline and dislocation. For over three centuries Greece endured a Dark Age when cities were abandoned and society collapsed. However, out of this grim period there emerged trends that contributed to the glories of Greece Civilization."

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Alex Barrientos
Creating the Past: The Vénus de Milo and the Hellenistic Reception of Classical Greece | American Journal of Archaeology Statue, Art, Archaeology, Victoria, Aphrodite Of Melos, Classical Greece, Hellenistic Period, Aphrodite, Venus De Milo

This article reexamines the well-known Hellenistic statue of Aphrodite from Melos (the Vénus de Milo), drawing on recently published archaeological evidence and archival sources relating to its excavation to propose a new reconstruction of the sculpture's original appearance, context, and audience. Although scholars have often discussed the statue as a timeless ideal of female beauty, the Aphrodite was in fact carefully adapted to its contemporary setting, the minor Hellenistic polis of…

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Jara Jones