A history of Greek sculpture

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American book company, 1911 - Sculpture, Greek - 291 pages
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Page 120 - Whatever position the statue may assume it follows the rule that a line imagined as passing through the skull, nose, backbone and navel dividing the body into two symmetrical halves is invariably straight, never bending to either side.
Page 229 - what is believed always, everywhere, and by all," many of us had probably until lately not taken the trouble to scrutinize critically the evidence on which the identification depends. Let us look at it. Lysippus made an apoxyomenus, which was carried to Rome, was set up by Marcus Agrippa in front of his Thermae and was there much admired. These facts do not carry us far, for the subject was no uncommon one and we possess no detailed description of the treatment of it by Lysippus. But the marble statue...
Page 17 - Jex-Blake and Sellers, The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art (London, 1896), pp.
Page 47 - King in a half-kneeling position holding a bow in his left hand and a spear in his right, while the reverse still had no type but only a rough incuse caused in striking the coins (Plate I.
Page 159 - This statement has met with undeserved contempt, though it should rather be considered as confirmed from the fact that copies of precisely four statues of standing Amazons still exist, which on the one hand are clearly to be referred to four different artists, and, on the other, are evidently closely connected by identical 1 Cf.
Page 170 - Pheidias either died in prison (438) after the Parthenon had been completed, or migrated to Elis to make the chryselephantine statue for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Until recently the latter version was accepted, and the duration of the building extended.
Page 230 - On reflection we see that the agreement does not really clinch the matter. At most it only proves that the original of the Apoxyomenos of the Vatican is not earlier than Lysippos.
Page 164 - Lucían describes her as undoubtedly the masterpiece of Pheidias, and borrows for his ideal beauty the outline of her face, the delicacy of her cheeks, and the fine proportions of her nose {Imagines, 6).
Page 165 - ... gives a fair idea of the general form of the colossal statue. 301. Another cast of a statuette copied from the Athene Parthenos. This figure, which was found at Athens in 1859 (and is usually known as the Lenormant copy), is unfinished, but gives rough indications of the reliefs, namely, the battle of Greeks and Amazons on the shield, and the birth of Pandora on the plinth. 300A. A third cast of the figure is taken from a torso discovered in 1896 at Patras. Judging from what remains, this would...
Page 227 - The small eyes and sensual mouth suggest Alexander with the stronger and better parts of his character omitted.

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