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Acropolis, Athenian

Acropolis, Athenian  

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Rising above the typical city-state (or polis) of ancient Greece was a high but accessible hill that functioned at various times in its history as a citadel or sanctuary (and ...
Albert Moore

Albert Moore  

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(b York, 4 Sept. 1841; d London, 25 Sept. 1893).English painter, son of a portrait painter, William Moore (1790–1851). His early works were in a Pre-Raphaelite vein, but in ...
Antiphon

Antiphon  

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(c.480–411 bc),of the deme of Rhamnus, the first Attic orator whose works were preserved. From a prominent family, he participated in the intellectual movement inspired by the sophists, taking a ...
antiquarianism

antiquarianism  

[Th]An intellectual tradition of enquiry that developed in Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries ad as a result of new interests in nature, antiquity, the Renaissance of learning, and the ...
Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova  

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(b Possagno, nr. Treviso, 1 Nov. 1757; d Venice, 13 Oct. 1822).Italian sculptor, mainly in marble. He was the most successful and the most influential sculptor of the Neoclassical ...
Benjamin Robert Haydon

Benjamin Robert Haydon  

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(1786–1846).A historical painter, born in Plymouth, the son of a painter and publisher, Haydon is now chiefly remembered for his Autobiography and Memoirs, published in 1853.
British

British  

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British Academy an institution founded in 1901 for the promotion of historical, philosophical, and philological studies.British Expeditionary Force a British force made available by the army reform ...
British Museum

British Museum  

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London. The UK's major national museum, with enormously rich and varied collections covering world history and culture: it has magnificent holdings in classical antiquities, medieval art, prints and ...
Classical Tradition

Classical Tradition  

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[This entry includes three subentries, on classical influences on Western art, music, and film and television.]Ancient art, literature, history, and culture never became irrelevant after the fall of ...
Collectors and collecting

Collectors and collecting  

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Although collectors have been active in the Islamic lands for centuries, the collecting of Islamic art as a category encompassing such media as calligraphy, illustrated books, ceramics, metalworks, ...
G. F. Watts

G. F. Watts  

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(b London, 23 Feb. 1817; d London, 1 July 1904).English painter and sculptor. In 1843 he won a prize in the competition for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament; no commission resulted from ...
Hellenism

Hellenism  

Of or relating to Greek history, language, and culture from the death of Alexander the Great to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian in 31 bc. During this period Greek culture ...
Joseph Duveen

Joseph Duveen  

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(b Hull, 14 Oct. 1869; d London, 25 May 1939).English art dealer, patron, and philanthropist. In 1886 he entered the firm of his father Sir Joseph Duveen (1843–1908) and ...
marble

marble  

[Ma]A granular limestone or dolomite composed of calcium‐magnesium carbonate that has become recrystallized under the influence of heat, pressure, and aqueous solutions. This dense fine‐textured ...
Modern Travel and Tourism in Classical Lands

Modern Travel and Tourism in Classical Lands  

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The rediscovery of classical learning in Renaissance Italy led to a renewal of interest in the monuments and works of art in Italy itself and also to a desire to ...
museum

museum  

The foundation of museums was an offshoot of the great explosion of knowledge in the early modern period which stemmed from the invention of printing, the voyages of discovery, the ...
neo-classical

neo-classical  

[De]Architectural and decorative style dominant in the 18th century, developed from classical forms discovered in Italy and Greece.
Parthenon

Parthenon  

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The 5th-century bc Greek Doric temple of Athena Parthenos on the Acropolis in Athens, regarded as one of the greatest of all classical structures and the model for many Greek Revival buildings.
Phidias

Phidias  

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(5th century bc), Athenian sculptor. He is noted for the Elgin marbles and his vast statue of Zeus at Olympia (c.430), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Regency

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The period in Britain from 1811 to 1820 when the Prince of Wales, later George IV, acted as regent for his father, George III, who had become insane. Among the major events of the Regency were the ...

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