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antic

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A term used to denote the fantastic, bizarre, or distorted nature of a particular piece of sculpture or decoration.
atlas

atlas  

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(pl. atlantes)A sculpted male figure functioning as a column or other supporting feature in architecture, particularly popular in the Baroque period. In Greek mythology, Atlas was the giant who held ...
Berthold Lubetkin

Berthold Lubetkin  

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(1901–90).Russian-born, he was the most influential Socialist architectural immigrant to Britain in the 1930s, bringing International Modernism with him. He studied in Russia in the 1920s, then in ...
cora

cora  

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(pl. corae).Any column in the form of a young woman, as in the prostasis of the Erechtheion, Athens, also called caryatid.
dentil

dentil  

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[De]The line of teeth‐like blocks of stone, suggesting the rafter ends of a flat roof, found, for example, under the cornice of a building of Ionic or Corinthian order.
Elgin Marbles

Elgin Marbles  

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A collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and architectural fragments, chiefly from the frieze and pediment of the Parthenon in Athens, brought to England by the diplomat and art connoisseur ...
Erechtheum

Erechtheum  

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A marble temple of the Ionic order built on the Acropolis in Athens c. 421–406 bc, with shrines to Athene, Poseidon, and Erechtheus, a legendary king of Athens. A masterpiece of the Ionic order, it ...
Flemish Mannerism

Flemish Mannerism  

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North-European mutation and mélange of Flamboyant Gothic, High Renaissance Italian Mannerist, and French Renaissance Fontainebleau styles. It exploited cartouches, caryatides, grotesque ornament, ...
Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau  

Near Paris, hunting grounds for French royalty, with a chapel established by Louis VII. It was the site of a French–English truce agreed by Charles IV and Edward II, as ...
forum Augustum

forum Augustum  

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Or dedicated in 2 bc, the vast precinct of Mars Ultor in Rome, vowed by Octavian at Philippi. The octastyle marble Corinthian temple stood on a lofty podium at the northern end; the interior of the ...
Greek art

Greek art  

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A term used to describe the art and architecture of ancient Greece, which consisted of many independent city states around the Aegean Sea bound together only by a shared language and religion. ...
Jacques Lemercier

Jacques Lemercier  

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(c. 1585–1654).Important mid-C17 French architect. He worked on the Square Court of the Louvre in Paris, begun by Lescot, and was responsible for the Pavillon de l'Horloge (completed 1641) in which ...
Jacques Sarrazin

Jacques Sarrazin  

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(bapt. Noyon, 8 June 1592; d Paris, 3 Dec. 1660).The leading French sculptor of the mid-17th century. He was in Rome from about 1610 to 1628, during which time he formed his style on the example of ...
Jean Goujon

Jean Goujon  

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(b c.1510; d ?Bologna, ?1568).French sculptor. He ranks second only to Germain Pilon as the greatest French sculptor of the 16th century and he created a distinctive Mannerist style as sophisticated ...
kore

kore  

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An archaic Greek statue of a young woman, standing and clothed in long loose robes. The word comes from Greek korē ‘maiden’.
Luigi Cagnola

Luigi Cagnola  

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 (1762–1833) Italian architect.The Napoleonic wars both disrupted his architectural career and offered him the opportunity of designing a distinguished triumphal arch, the Arco del Sempione, formerly ...
mirror

mirror  

All done with mirrors an apparent achievement with an element of trickery, alluding to explanations of the art of a conjuror.Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? in the early ...
Ornament and pattern

Ornament and pattern  

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Vegetal, geometric and other forms of ornament play an unusually important role in the architecture and visual arts of the Islamic lands, where virtually all surfaces are decorated (see Subject ...
Osiride

Osiride  

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Pier supporting an entablature or other load, with an engaged figure of the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris attached to it, which, unlike a caryatid or a telamon, does not itself act as a support.J. Curl ...
Pericles

Pericles  

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Early 4th-cent. bcdynast of Limyra (east Lycia). His name suggests imitation of Athenian culture. He defeated Artembares, ruler of Pinara and Tlos (Tituli Asiae Minoris 1. 67, 104) and ...

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