This pyramid remains as one of the seven wonders of the world. This pyramid took at least 20 years to build, the pyramids architect was Hemiunu who was also known as Khufu’s vizier because of this he was the most powerful man besides Khufu. The pyramid of Giza was also believed to be a stairway into heaven. (7) . The base of the pyramid covers 13.1 acres, and it rises to a height of 481.4ft.
22/02/12 The ancient greeks left behind them an incredibly rich and vast artistic legacy consisting of architecture, literature, drama, painting and even sculpture amongst other mediums which to this day continue to affect and influence modern and contemporary art styles. An example of this influence is very abundant in even recent architecture as many churches, temples or buildings of importance are built on a Greek architectural foundation. Even columns used in modern buildings can always be identified as one of the basic Greek types of columns (Dorian, Ionic or Corinthian). It can also be mentioned that any relief sculpture found on such buildings is also of Greek descent. Modern buildings arround the world still display Ancient Greek style columns from the Mosta Dome in Malta to the White House in Washington.
The Roman Empire has developed largely influential arts mainly expressed in sculpture and paintings, mosaic works and architectural designs. The influence of tools and technology in this civilization art was mainly seen in sculpture, architecture, and visual arts. The Roman Empire developed most advanced set of technology of their time specifically with the civil engineering and construction materials which mostly were influenced by Etruscan civilization and some from Greek civilization. The flourishing gold during that period was made used in many of their metal works which were used as materials for architectural design creations. Marbles were artistically used in building constructions.
The Mycenaeans were opposite of the Minoans they were much more warlike. The Mycenaean culture were more of the aggressive type, they did things their way with one of the best armies in Greece at the time. The Mycenaean language was Linear B, which had nearly 200 syllabic signs and logograms. Linear B was decoded in the 1950s. Besides being successful traders, the Mycenaeans were vicious soldiers and great engineers who designed and built big bridges, fortification walls, and tombs.
The Egyptian pyramids, One of the great wonders of the world, these architectural wonders is one of the many things the Egyptian's are famous for. The architecture that was coming out of Egypt at the time were these huge structures that would take about 20 years to build, being built with huge blocks of sun-dried and kiln-baked bricks, fine sandstone, limestone and
1). Basic geometry served as the aesthetic of these buildings, with symmetrical shapes serving to draw the eye and focus attention where it was needed to properly appreciate the architectural beauty in the design. The post and lintel system was used in Greek architecture, and the temples employed it beautifully. Throughout the course of the Classical period, three different orders of columns were developed. The Doric order used sturdy columns with little decoration; the Ionic order was more elegant, but required more highly refined mathematical skills to properly distribute the weight of the roof; the Corinthian order was highly stylized, and was not in popular use until its adoption by the Romans (“Art,” n.d., para.
The Great Pyramids and The Stepped Pyramid Ancient Egyptian architecture is arguably the most recognizable of all the architecture of the civilizations that came before us. Two examples of the precision and skill of the ancient Egyptians are The Great Pyramids of Giza and Imhotep’s Stepped Pyramid and Mortuary precinct of Djoser. These were built at different time periods with Imhotep’s Stepped Pyramid being constructed around three hundred years before the Great Pyramids of Giza. But even with this time gap there were still many similarities between the two pyramids. The first similarity one will notice about both of the monuments is that they are both located on the west bank of the Nile, in a region called the Necropolis.
This representations was first made by the Greeks, and like many other ideas, was then adopted and recreated by the Romans , that’s why it is called as a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. Dimensions are somewhat larger than life-size (the statue's original height was 1.90 m). The statue is well designed which can be inferred from her hairs. I think the idea of a female nude sculpture was very much a shocking occurrence to me, and both the characters that is the dolphin and the child are some kind of representatives in the sculpture. The boy on the dolphin is Eros, that’s the reason the sculpture is named as Aphrodite with Eros on a Dolphin at her side.
Jade Savage Mrs. Crabtree April 15, 2012 Art Appreciation Class Cameron University Formal Art Analysis The Greek Sculptor Polykleitos And His Creation “The Doryphoros” This formal art analysis is for the Art Department of Cameron University. I am a student of Mrs. Crabtree of the Duncan branch, Cameron University. Polykleitos was an ancient Greek sculptor practicing his art in the mid to late 5th century B.C. Polykleitos’ work has been admired throughout history for its beauty, proportion, form and he is considered to be one of the greatest sculptors in the classical art world. The two things Polykleitos paid attention the most in his work was composition (the “the Contrapposto”) and proportion (“the Canon”).
One of the most unique traits of the Egyptians was their architectural innovation for building pyramids. Built as tombs for the pharaohs and the queens, they come in many different shapes and sizes. The pyramid represented the first land to appear at the beginning of time-a hill called