Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
The oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, ca 450–420 BC. It is not part of the order of the temple itself, which has a Doric colonnade surrounding the temple and an Ionic order within the cella enclosure.
A single Corinthian column stands free, centered within the cella. This is a mysterious feature.
In classical times, Corinth rivaled Athens and Thebes in wealth and trade. During this era Corinthians developed the Corinthian order. The Corinthian order was the most complicated of the three. The city was renowned for The temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
"Finally, Eric Stengel speaks of cherry picking the talent to match what needs to be accomplished. At the top of his roster: Page|Duke Landscape Architects, Vintage Millworks Inc., and Chicago Decorators Supply Corp. And then, his idea of “jaw-dropping” visual art: works from Camie Davis, founder of the Artisans Guild for Classical Narrative Painting; A fine arts school that teaches drawing the way it was done during the Renaissance. “It is an unbelievable contribution,” he says. “Terrific.”
Eric Stengel Architecture
Friday, July 1, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
"Jacob wrestling with the Angel" By Bonnat
But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered.
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, [e] because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."
Friday, March 4, 2011
Beautiful Claudia finishes up her drawing of the sea goddess. Claudia travels to Italy every year and on her last visit she fell in love with this life sized sculpture in the Vatican Museum. She noticed this recurring theme of women riding on the back of horses with fish tails. These other photos, she took in the National Museum of Rome. We have been setting up small groups of folds to mimic the sculpture so that she can still do her drawing from life. We've done a little research on these strange sea creatures:
"HIPPOKAMPOI (or Hippocamps) were the horses of the sea. They were depicted as composite creatures with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine tail of a fish. In mosaic art they were often covered with green scales and had fish-fin manes and appendages. The ancients believed they were the adult-form of the fish we call the "sea-horse". Hippokampoi were the mounts of Nereid nymphs and sea-gods, and Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by two or four of the beasts.
THE NEREIDES (or Nereids) were fifty Haliad Nymphs or goddesses of the sea. They were the patrons of sailors and fishermen, who came to the aid of men in distress, and goddesses who had in their care the sea's rich bounty. Individually they also represented various facets of the sea, from salty brine, to foam, sand, rocky shores, waves and currents, in addition to the various skills possessed by seamen.
The Nereides were depicted in ancient art as beautiful young maidens, sometimes riding on the back of dolphins, hippokampoi (fish-tailed horses) and other sea creatures."