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date: 10 August 2020

antique, the 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

The physical remains of the Greek and Roman world, or more particularly the remains of antique sculpture, which have been for later artists an inspiration, a challenge, and a canon of perfection. Such remains have never been totally forgotten or disregarded. Stone from ruined Roman buildings was often reused, and memories of classical ornament or drapery forms recur throughout the Middle Ages. However, it was not until the Italian ... ...

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