Visit: British Museum – Greek & Roman Galleries

Part of the course task to find out about the Roman occupation and of course to full fill the Course Task of drawing some classical sculptures.

todo: write up visit and post photos & sketches.

The Parthenon characterises the Classical period in Greek art.

“Bold in outline, delicate in detail, majestically imposing, yet build to a scale of proportions so carefully regulated by the physical and mental capacities of humanity that it is not at all overpowering, the Parthenon is so designed that all the parts are intimately adjusted in scale and size to one another and to the whole”. p126  WHA

Interestingly there is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Nashville (including the now lost to time Athena chryselephantine and plaster versions of all these sculptures).

http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx

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