Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 14/06/2018

The Miraculous Birth of the Goddess Athena …


 

 

To Auguste Rodin …

British Museum

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece

26 April – 29 July 2018 – Rodin Exhibition

 

 

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Experience the magnificent sculpture of a modern master,and explore how the ancient world shaped his artistic vision.

Discover how ancient Greek sculptures inspired Rodin to set a radical new direction for modern art.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/rodin-1.aspx

Sculptures from the East Pediment of the Parthenon in the British Museum.
High Classical c. 450 – 400 BCE Architectural Sculpture
*Carved from a Single piece of Penteliko Marble.

The Miraculous Birth of the Goddess Athena.

Since the sides of the pediments slope toward the corner angles,Phidias had to solve the problem of fitting the sculptures into a diminishing triangular space.The only figure still to have a head,is the reclining Dionysos.
All others have disappeared or been dispersed across Europe.The statues are preserved in the Acropolis Museum in Athens,the British Museum,and the Louvre Museum.

Relaxed poses of statues exhibiting interaction with each other,graceful architectural curves of garments in deep relief providing high contrast between light and shadows,and
perfectly harmonised with the Doric order …

Look at Dionysus’ muscle structure,Demeter and Persephone in their diploïdions over their girdled chitons,and Iris,the wind-footed Goddess,shown in rapid movement leftwards.
She fleets as the wind,her right knee is bent,she is clad in a chiton with a girdle and a diploïdion too.The drapery is flying out behind.

*Some say that the three Goddesses are Hestia,Dione,and Aphrodite,or,Hera,Nike and Hebe,or “The Moirai”,the three sisters Κλωθώ,Λάχεσις,& Ἄτροπος (Clotho,Lachesis,& Atropos),the female personifications of Fate & Destiny …

How the Immortal Grace of the ancient Greek Sculptures Inspired Rodin …

 

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* Keeping Europe & Cultures alive …  *

 

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Europe and the World a Symphony of Cultures

  • For the first time,the Museum of the World became a stage for music taking inspiration from around the world,in a unique two-week festival which took place from 16 to 29 April 2018.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjhv_T2A67Q

 

Getting Inspiration …

 “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles  c. 495 – 429 BC 

 

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