Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture

Author: Pat Getz-Gentle,Jack de Vries

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299172008

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Pat Getz-Gentle provides a clear and detailed survey of the Cycladic period, an early Bronze Age culture that thrived at the heart of the Aegean. In particular, she emphasizes the steps leading to the iconic, reclining folded-arm figure that uniquely defines the Cycladic era. Getz-Gentle also focuses on the personal aesthetics of fifteen carvers, several of whom are identified and discussed in this volume. New to this paperback edition is an expanded bibliography as well an addendum that contains additional works Getz-Gentle has attributed to some of the fifteen Cycladic sculptors she discusses in her book.

Hellenistic Sculpture

Author: Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299118242

Category: Art

Page: 405

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Now available in paperback, this rigorous and challenging book questions the Hellenistic dating of many famous monuments, based on careful examination of evidence. "Fluently written, clearly organized, and thoroughly and impeccably documented. Anyone who has a serious interest in Hellenistic art will want to read it and refer to it."--Jerome J. Pollitt, Yale University

Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

Author: Marissa Marthari,Colin Renfrew,Michael Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785701983

Category: History

Page: 544

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The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-asssement sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture.

Discs of Splendor

The Relief Mirrors of the Etruscans

Author: Alexandra Ann Carpino

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299189907

Category: Art

Page: 156

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The Etruscans, whose culture flourished in Italy from the late eighth century B.C.E. to the first century B.C.E, produced some of the most sumptuous bronze and silver mirrors found in the ancient Mediterranean. Mirrors with relief decorations on their reverse sides are extremely rare and uniquely Etruscan. Their designs inform us about artistic styles and supplement our understanding of Etruscan culture and taste. The subjects illustrated on the mirrors give important insights into Etruscan mythology, beliefs, and cultural values, filling the vacuum left by the loss of most of their literary record.

Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture

Author: Pat Getz-Gentle

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299172031

Category: Art

Page: 360

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Pat Getz-Gentle provides a clear and detailed survey of the Cycladic period, an early Bronze Age culture that thrived at the heart of the Aegean. In particular, she emphasizes the steps leading to the iconic, reclining folded-arm figure that uniquely defines the Cycladic era. Getz-Gentle also focuses on the personal aesthetics of fifteen carvers, several of whom are identified and discussed in this volume. New to this paperback edition is an expanded bibliography as well an addendum that contains additional works Getz-Gentle has attributed to some of the fifteen Cycladic sculptors she discusses in her book.

Early Cycladic Sculpture

An Introduction, Revised Edition

Author: Pat Getz-Preziosi

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362200

Category: Art

Page: 100

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First published in 1985, this ground-breaking book surveys the development of Cycladic sculpture produced by unidentified artists who worked in the Aegean islands forty-five hundred years ago. Illustrated with numerous objects from American collections—with particular emphasis on some two dozen pieces in the Getty Museum—this volume surveys the typological development of Early Cycladic sculpture and identifies, where possible, the work of individual sculptors. Newly revised and updated, this book is a concise introduction to the field.

ASMOSIA VII

Actes Du VIIe Colloque International de L'ASMOSIA Organisé Par L'Ecole Française D'Athènes, Le National Center for Scientific Research Dimokritos, la 18e Éphorie Des Antiquités Préhistoriques Et Classiques, Kavala, Et L'Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Thasos, 15-20 Septembre 2003

Author: Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity. International Symposium,Yannis Maniatis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782869582071

Category: Greece

Page: 829

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Horizon

A Colloquium on the Prehistory of the Cyclades

Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: 9781902937366

Category: History

Page: 540

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The Cycladic Islands of Greece played a central role in Aegean prehistory, and many new discoveries have been made in recent years at sites ranging in date from the Mesolithic period to the end of the Bronze Age. In the well-illustrated chapters of this book, based on the recent conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge, international scholars including leading Greek archaeologists offer new information about recent developments, many arising from hitherto unpublished excavations. The book contains novel theoretical insights into the workings of culture process in the prehistoric cultures of the islands. It will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars interested in the prehistory of the Aegean and in the contributions made to its development by the prehistoric inhabitants of the Cyclades.

The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture

Author: Richard Neer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226570657

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism or truth, was the supreme objective of Greek sculptors. Neer traces this way of thinking about art from the poems of Homer to the philosophy of Plato. Then, through meticulous accounts of major sculpture from around the Greek world, he shows how the demand for wonder-inducing statues gave rise to some of the greatest masterpieces of Greek art. Rewriting the history of Greek sculpture in Greek terms and restoring wonder to a sometimes dusty subject, The Emergence of the Classical Style in Greek Sculpture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the art of sculpture or the history of the ancient world.

Aegean Waves

Artworks of the Early Cycladic Culture in the Museum of Cycladic Art at Athens

Author: Nikolaos Chr Stampolidēs

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 212

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Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Cycladic culture is best known for its flat female idols carved out of the islands’ pure white marble. This beautiful illustrated book explores these periods in Cycladic culture and how the natural environment of the islands shaped its art. It also addresses the settlements of these periods and the artifacts produced by their potters, marble-carvers, and metalworkers. Maps are interspersed throughout the text, along with a chronological table, plans of known settlements, cemeteries, and individual tombs, as well as photographs of archaeological digs and landscapes by well-known photographers. Items from the Museum’s Collection are also presented, followed by commentary and comprehensive text that venture at the items’ probable significance and functions.

The World of Roman Costume

Author: Judith Lynn Sebesta,Larissa Bonfante

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299138547

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Thirteen scholarly and well-illustrated essays survey, document and elucidate over a thousand years of Roman garments and accessories, including Etruscan influences, Near Eastern fashions and the transition towards early Christian garb. Subjects include the functional and symbolic use of clothes for men, women and children, manufacture and industry, hairstyles and accessories, the literary evidence for dress, geographical factors, reconstructions and dress for everyday and official occasions.

Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition

Author: Warren G. Moon

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299143107

Category: Art

Page: 363

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Polykleitos of Argos, who flourished between 450 and 420 BC, is one of the most celebrated sculptors of classical Greece. A philosopher and theoretician as well as a sculptor, Polykleitos sought to capture in his statues the ideal proportions of the human body, and his work was frequently copied by later artists. This richly illustrated volume of superb essays by art historians, classical scholars, and archaeologists discusses Polykleitos' life and influence, his intellectual and cultural milieu, and his best-known work, the Doryphoros, or "Spearbearer." Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition displays an impressive range of approaches, beginning with commentary on the artistic and philosophical antecedents that influenced Polykleitos' own aesthetic, as well as the role of contemporary Greek anatomical knowledge in his representation of the human form. Many of the essays offer extended analysis and detailed illustration of his surviving sculptures, later copies of his work, and reflections of his style in sculpture, paintings, coins, and other art in Greece, Italy, and Asia Minor. Several essays offer an extended discussion of Polykleitos' original bronze Doryphoros, its pose, its relation to other spearbearer sculptures, and the fine Roman marble copy of it now at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The volume as a whole is a visually and intellectually appealing work that will interest not only specialists but general readers interested in the art of ancient Greece. This volume resulted from a 1989 symposium held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.