Vestal Virgins Brooch /Pendant by René Foy, circa 1900. Advertisements
Ancient Greek Faces by Tommy Hacker, 2009. Watercolor and acrylic on paper.
Platos’s Academy. Early 1st century BCE, Villa of T. Siminius Stephanus, Pompeii. National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy. Photograph by Sergey Sosnovskiy. Figures from the left: Heraclites Pontico, Lysias, Plato, a visitor, Senocrates Theophrastus, and Aristotle.
Draped Warrior 510-500 BC, Bronze, 5 15/16 inches. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. This is one of my favorite statues from antiquity. The long hair indicates that this warrior is a Spartan, and the transverse crest suggests he is an officer. Although the statue is very small, the figure has a lot of attitude.
Hercules Dancing with Omphale by Rudolph Tegner, 1808. Rudolph Tegner Museum, Denmark. Copyright © 1997 Carlos Parada and Maicar Förlag The Delphic oracle ordered Heracles to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, as a slave for one year to atone for murdering Iphitos, who stole the cattle of Heracles. Omphale made Heracles wear women’s clothes,…
Poseidon mosaic, Giardini Poseidon Water Park, Citara, Ischia, Bay of Naples, Campania, Italy. Photo Credit: Danita Delimont/Getty Images (Source: https://www.gettyimages.com/)
theerosandpsycheproject: Final countdown! Last 3 days to go! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/eros-and-psyche#/
temples-wreathed-in-laurel: (I saw one of these on mindbodygreen or something with yoga instructors and I thought it was cute, so~~~) 1. Very hospitable and nice when you come over to their house. 2. Nice taste in art, has lots of info on sculptures and vases. 3. Awesome story teller. 4. Dedicated. It takes a lot…
mizstorge: I looked forward to reading this book because of the author’s association with the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and because he delves into how the word “Pagan” came to be used by Christians to label those who didn’t share their beliefs. To say that the writing is irreverent is just the tip of the…
Hephaestus by Dimitri Hadzi, 1977. Raubenheimer Music Building, University Of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, California. Photographed by by ArtFan70 Via Flickr:
mariaaragon64: an expressionistic piece: Ares – Admonition, or as William Tecumseh Sherman said, “War is Hell.”
Bacchus by Richard Taddei, 2009. This painting is in a private collection.