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Greek Art: High Classical 450-400 BCE
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>High Classical </li></ul><ul><li>The Parthenon </li></ul>
Aerial view of Athenian Acropolis Periklean building Program
<ul><li>Left to right: Erechtheion, Parthenon, Propylaia, Athena Nike Temple </li></ul>
 
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 di...
Architecture of the Parthenon: material and scale <ul><li>Parthenon: pentelic marble </li></ul><ul><li>Olympia: local lime...
Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight horizontal lines dip in the middle Straigh...
Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight vertical lines bow inwards (blue) Refineme...
Architecture: optical refinement entasis
 
Another optical refinements: platform bulges
 
 
 
Sculpture <ul><li>Carved  pediments  over E and W facades </li></ul><ul><li>92 carved  metopes </li></ul><ul><li>Continuou...
<ul><li>East pediment (below): Birth of Athena </li></ul><ul><li>Hephaistos, Zeus and Athena </li></ul>Pediments
Parthenon East Pediment (and details)
 
Parthenon, East Pediment details
East Pediment details
<ul><ul><li>Metopes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>92 total </li></ul><ul><li>4.5X 4.5 feet </li></ul>
<ul><li>92 total </li></ul><ul><li>14 on the E and W ends </li></ul><ul><li>32 on the N and S sides </li></ul><ul><li>Date...
Metopes <ul><li>East: Greeks fighting Amazons </li></ul><ul><li>West: Greek Gods fighting Giants </li></ul><ul><li>South: ...
<ul><li>South Metopes </li></ul>
 
Parthenon frieze <ul><li>528 feet long </li></ul><ul><li>Panathenaic procession </li></ul>
 
North Frieze Horsemen  Parthenon Frieze
<ul><li>Marshals and young women from the Parthenon frieze </li></ul>
<ul><li>Marshals and young women from Parthenon frieze </li></ul><ul><li>Persepolis, Apanda staircase with envoys </li></ul>
 
 
Cull statue <ul><li>Almost 40 feet tall </li></ul><ul><li>Gold, ivory and silver over wood </li></ul>
 
Centennial Park, Nashville Tennessee
Nashville, TN Centennial Park
 
 
 
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  1. 1. Greek Art: High Classical 450-400 BCE
  2. 7. <ul><li>High Classical </li></ul><ul><li>The Parthenon </li></ul>
  3. 8. Aerial view of Athenian Acropolis Periklean building Program
  4. 9. <ul><li>Left to right: Erechtheion, Parthenon, Propylaia, Athena Nike Temple </li></ul>
  5. 11. Architecture of the Parthenon (pediment, triglyph-melope frieze) Triglyph-metope frieze pediment
  6. 12. Plan of the Parthenon
  7. 13. 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
  8. 14. Architecture of the Parthenon: material and scale <ul><li>Parthenon: pentelic marble </li></ul><ul><li>Olympia: local limestone </li></ul>
  9. 15. Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight horizontal lines dip in the middle Straight vertical lines bow inwards
  10. 16. Architecture: optical refinements overcompensate for what the eyes see Straight vertical lines bow inwards (blue) Refinements bow out artificially (red)
  11. 17. Architecture: optical refinement entasis
  12. 19. Another optical refinements: platform bulges
  13. 23. Sculpture <ul><li>Carved pediments over E and W facades </li></ul><ul><li>92 carved metopes </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous frieze under porch (528 feet long) probably depicting Great Panathenaia </li></ul>
  14. 24. <ul><li>East pediment (below): Birth of Athena </li></ul><ul><li>Hephaistos, Zeus and Athena </li></ul>Pediments
  15. 25. Parthenon East Pediment (and details)
  16. 27. Parthenon, East Pediment details
  17. 28. East Pediment details
  18. 29. <ul><ul><li>Metopes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>92 total </li></ul><ul><li>4.5X 4.5 feet </li></ul>
  19. 30. <ul><li>92 total </li></ul><ul><li>14 on the E and W ends </li></ul><ul><li>32 on the N and S sides </li></ul><ul><li>Date 447-338 </li></ul><ul><li>4.5 x 4.5 feet </li></ul>Metopes Triglyph-metope frieze
  20. 31. Metopes <ul><li>East: Greeks fighting Amazons </li></ul><ul><li>West: Greek Gods fighting Giants </li></ul><ul><li>South: Greeks fighting Centaurs </li></ul><ul><li>North: Greeks fighting Trojans </li></ul>
  21. 32. <ul><li>South Metopes </li></ul>
  22. 34. Parthenon frieze <ul><li>528 feet long </li></ul><ul><li>Panathenaic procession </li></ul>
  23. 36. North Frieze Horsemen Parthenon Frieze
  24. 37. <ul><li>Marshals and young women from the Parthenon frieze </li></ul>
  25. 38. <ul><li>Marshals and young women from Parthenon frieze </li></ul><ul><li>Persepolis, Apanda staircase with envoys </li></ul>
  26. 41. Cull statue <ul><li>Almost 40 feet tall </li></ul><ul><li>Gold, ivory and silver over wood </li></ul>
  27. 43. Centennial Park, Nashville Tennessee
  28. 44. Nashville, TN Centennial Park
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