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  • Greek Art: High Classical 450-400 BCE
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    • High Classical
    • The Parthenon
  • Aerial view of Athenian Acropolis Periklean building Program
    • Left to right: Erechtheion, Parthenon, Propylaia, Athena Nike Temple
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  • Architecture of the Parthenon (pediment, triglyph-melope frieze) Triglyph-metope frieze pediment
  • Plan of the Parthenon
  • Architecture of the Parthenon: what happens when you make a straight line optical refinements Straight horizontal lines dip in the middle Straight vertical lines bow inwards
  • Architecture of the Parthenon: material and scale
    • Parthenon: pentelic marble
    • Olympia: local limestone
  • Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight horizontal lines dip in the middle Straight vertical lines bow inwards
  • Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight vertical lines bow inwards (blue) Refinements bow out artificially (red)
  • Architecture: optical refinement entasis
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  • Another optical refinements: platform bulges
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  • Sculpture
    • Carved pediments over E and W facades
    • 92 carved metopes
    • Continuous frieze under porch (528 feet long) probably depicting Great Panathenaia
    • East pediment (below): Birth of Athena
    • Hephaistos, Zeus and Athena
    Pediments
  • Parthenon East Pediment (and details)
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  • Parthenon, East Pediment details
  • East Pediment details
      • Metopes
    • 92 total
    • 4.5X 4.5 feet
    • 92 total
    • 14 on the E and W ends
    • 32 on the N and S sides
    • Date 447-338
    • 4.5 x 4.5 feet
    Metopes Triglyph-metope frieze
  • Metopes
    • East: Greeks fighting Amazons
    • West: Greek Gods fighting Giants
    • South: Greeks fighting Centaurs
    • North: Greeks fighting Trojans
    • South Metopes
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  • Parthenon frieze
    • 528 feet long
    • Panathenaic procession
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  • North Frieze Horsemen Parthenon Frieze
    • Marshals and young women from the Parthenon frieze
    • Marshals and young women from Parthenon frieze
    • Persepolis, Apanda staircase with envoys
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  • Cull statue
    • Almost 40 feet tall
    • Gold, ivory and silver over wood
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  • Centennial Park, Nashville Tennessee
  • Nashville, TN Centennial Park
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