Ancient Greek sculpture is characterized by being the first deviation from typical standards of sculpture during that time period. They strove for realism, often seeking idealism in their sculptures, recreating the human figure as accurately and as perfect as possible.
Ancient Greek pottery, due to its relative durability, comprises a large part of the archaeological record of ancient Greece, and since there is so much of it, it has exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek society.
A detailed analysis of the Roman-era floor mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus between Alexander and Darius II. The artwork, dated circa 100 BC., was re-discovered and later excavated from the well-preserved volcanic ruins in Pompeii, Italy.
Etruscan art was produced by the Etruscan civilization in central Italy between the 10th and 1st centuries BC. From around 750 BC it was heavily influenced by Greek art, which was imported by the Etruscans, but always retained distinct characteristics.
Art produced during the Middle Ages by the Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire, spanning the fourth to the fifteenth century. The style is defined by devotional, Christian subjects depicted in angular forms with sharp contours, flattened colour and gold decoration.
Viking art, also known commonly as Norse art, is a term widely accepted for the art of Scandinavian Norsemen and Viking settlements further afield—particularly in the British Isles and Iceland—during the Viking Age of the 8th-11th centuries
The period saw a great production of art and architecture, particularly those commissioned by the reigning sultans. We look at some components of Islamic Art from including painting and calligraphy
The terracotta soldiers are life-sized pottery figures made 2,200 years ago as a military army sculpted to defend the First Emperor of China in his afterlife.
One of the most recognized spiritual deities is Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles and paving a new path forward. In his visual representation, Vedic philosophy on the art of the human experience radiates through.
Aegean civilization is a general term for the Bronze Age civilizations of Greece that arose and flourished c. 3000–1000 BCE around the Aegean Sea. They include Crete, the Cyclades, the Greek mainland south from Thessaly, including the Peloponnese, and Macedonia, Thrace, and western Anatolia
We look at a fantastic mosaic, located inside the villa of the Casale in Piazza Armerina in Sicily.
A archaeological site in Milazzo, Sicily with a storied history, Teatro Greco and The Cloak of
King Roger II.
We look at the art of Kojiki (“Records of Ancient Matters”), Japan’s oldest surviving written work, and the aesthetics found in traditional Japanese Tea Gardens