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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.

We explore a culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service with a just social system and constitution introduced by mythical figures. We take a look at some artist's conceptions too

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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.. Plus more...

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.

First we look at  images and scenes depicted on Trajan's column. Instead we consider the significance of the design and composition of the monument as a whole and its location as well...


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.

Easter Island statues were made from around 1000 BC until the second half of the seventeenth century...


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...

Gothic art is a style of art that originated in the Middle Ages in Europe, specifically during the Gothic period from the 12th to the 15th century. It is known for its ornate and highly decorative style, featuring intricate details, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and complex stone tracery...


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...

This early 12th century crusaders’ map of Jerusalem and in the Royal Palace of Palermo in Sicily, we find a  large circular map of spectacular beauty, engraved in pure silver it shines within the city walls...

We look at the theme of religion and mythology in the art of Southeast Asia., including Tibet, Cambodia and Thailand...

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