At the Beginnings of Art

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Achilles – Greek Hero and the Classical Ideal in Sculpture

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Greek sculpture was the first and only ancient art to break free from conceptual conventions exploring how art might imitate nature, or even improve upon it

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At the Beginnings of Art – Precincts of Power and Glory

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The city of Rome came into being when the seven hill towns became one to drain the valley floor and improve their collective future.

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At the Beginnings of Art – An Arcadian Ideal

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The Arcadian ideal of ancient Greece as a centre for youth, energy, toleration and intellectual freedom a place where beauty and nature came together is true

At the Beginnings of Art – Cradle of Civlisation

At the Beginnings of Art – Cradle of Civlisation

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All cultures on earth, just like individuals, have distinct modes of existence and creation stories are something they all have in common in a logical attempt to rationalise the presence of humans on earth. ‘In the beginning’, the ancient Greek oral Poet Hesiod says somewhere between 750 and 650 years before the Christ event (BCE), ‘there was Khaos, vast and dark.