Ancient Greece

Fragment of Facade of Complesso di San Firenze, Florence, Italy

Italy: Place of Pilgrimage – Fusion of Art, Nature & Culture

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Italy and its wealth of historical ruins and art treasures still provides a rich record for visitors tracing man’s journey from prehistory to the present day

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The Culture Concept – Art Design & Style, Free Video Series

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The Culture Concept Circle videos survey the progress of architecture, gardens, interiors, paintings, sculpture & objet d’art FREE – Antiquity to Renaissance

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Apollo – The God Mortal Beauty Chased in Heaven and on Earth

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Apollo was one of the favoured of the twelve Olympian Gods, about light and truth and meant to inspire us daily to be the very best we can all endeavour to be

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Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece – Treasures Down Under 2014

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Beauty was something all the gods of Ancient Greece were known to love and admire. The exhibition: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, originating at the British Museun will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria from 2nd August to 9th November. The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece…

Becoming Good Men

Becoming Good Men

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Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322) said it is our task to become good men, or to achieve the highest human good. But is that enough? How do we attain goodness without a sense of purpose or belief that there is something more?  For centuries, when large parts of the earth…

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

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Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures

Wine & Dionysus

Wine & Dionysus

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The most usual style of wine drinking cup in ancient Greece was a Kylix a shallow two-handled bowl on a short stem whose beauty of shape was enhanced by the wonderful art of vase painters. A masterpiece of black figure painting is this famous kylix by Exekias. It depicts the…

Beauty of Form

Beauty of Form

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Aphrodite, Adonis, Apollo, Artemis…are about ennoblement of form in Ancient Greece. Its visual remains, its architecture, ceramics, and most especially the statues of male and female bodies are for many aesthetically beautiful. But how can so many things be beautiful in Ancient Greece when they are entirely dissimilar? Is beauty…