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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 18: The Parthenon and its Arts

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below: Artist's reconstruction of the sanctuary of Delphi, by Albert Tournaire, fellow of the French Academy in Rome, watercolor, 1894. (Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris):



below: Riace Warrior A, found near Riace, Italy, cast bronze, c. 6.5' h, c. 460-450 B.C.
(Regional Museum, Reggio):



below: The Discus Thrower, by Myron, Roman copy in marble, c. 5' h, c. 450 B.C. (Terme Museum, Rome):



below: West facade of the Parthenon, by Iktinos, Kallikrates, Karpion architects, Pentelic marble,
c. 100'w x 228'd x 45'h, Acropolis, Athens, c. 447-432 B.C.:



below: View from north-west of the Parthenon, by Iktinos, Kallikrates, Karpion architects, Pentelic marble,
c. 100'w x 228'd x 45'h, Acropolis, Athens, c. 447-432 B.C.:




below: Reconstructed model of the Acropolis, Athens. (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto):



below: The Acropolis of Athens today:



below: Reconstructed model of the west facade of the Parthenon. (Cast Gallery, Basle):



below: Reconstructed model of the Parthenon. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Ground plans of early Greek temples:



below: Ground plan of the Parthenon:



below: Reconstructed model of Parthenon cella interior showing colossal Athena Parthenos by Phidias.
(Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto):




below: Panels from the west frieze in situ on Pathenon, Acropolis, Athens:



below: View from the west entrance of the west frieze in situ on Pathenon, Acropolis, Athens:



below: Artist's reconstruction of the Parthenon frieze at eye-level, "Phidias and the Elgin Marbles"
by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, oil, 1868:




below: Diagram of entire Parthenon frieze:



below: West frieze slab II, Horsemen, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C.
(British Museum, London):




below: West frieze slab VIII, Horseman, Phidia overseer, plaster cast from marble original, c. 40" h,
c. 447-432 B.C. (cast: Oxford, original: British Museum, London):




below: North frieze slab XVII, Chariot, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C.
(British Museum, London):




below: South frieze slab XL, Cattle led for sacrifice, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C.
(British Museum, London):



below: East frieze slab VII, nobles, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (Louvre, Paris):



below: East frieze slab VI, gods, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C.
(Acropolis Museum, Athens):



below top: East frieze, gods, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: East frieze slab V, the Peplos incident, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 40" h, c. 447-432 B.C.
(British Museum, London):



below: Metopes in situ on north-west corner of the Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens:



below: Demo showing positions of triglyphs and metopes on the entablature:



below: South metope 7, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 47" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: South metope 4, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 47" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London)::



below: South metope 2, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 47" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: South metope 27, Phidias overseer, marble, c. 47" h, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Reconstruction of the pediments of the Parthenon; top: west pediment; bottom: east pediment:



below: Corner figures of the east pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size,
c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Dionysus, from the east pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size, c.
447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Three goddesses from the east pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size,
c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size, c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Illissos from the west pediment of the Parthenon, Phidias overseer, marble, over life-size,
c. 447-432 B.C. (British Museum, London):



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