Arts

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece

Sculptural Materials in Ancient Greece The principal materials for Greek sculpture were stone (especially marble) and bronze – limestone, terracotta and wood being much inferior – and there were several famous examples of ivory carving, notably the chryselephantine statues made by Phi.....

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Hellenistic Greek Sculpture

Hellenistic Greek Sculpture introduced a number of changes to the type of art produced during the Classical era. Hellenistic architecture, in a manner similar to Hellenistic sculpture, focuses on theatricality, drama, and the experience of the viewer. Public spaces and temples were created with t.....

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Ancient Greek Classical Sculpture

The Classical period witnessed a rapid improvement in Greek statuary. There was a dramatic rise in the technical skills of Greek sculptors in their ability to depict the human body in a relaxed rather than rigid posture. In the early 5th century Greek artists began consciously to attempt to rende.....

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Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture

Characteristics of Archaic Greek Sculpture Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would class as some of the finest artists to have ever lived e.g. Michelangelo. Western art.....

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Ancient Greek Architecture Systems

The Greeks developed three architectural systems, called orders, each with their own distinctive proportions and detailing. The Greek orders are: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Doric style is rather sturdy and its top (the capital), is plain. This style was used in mainland Greece and the colo.....

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Gladiators in Ancient Period

Gladiators in ancient Period One of the most famous elements of Roman society and entertainment. A unique product of Rome and Italy, gladiators came to epitomize the socially decadent nature of the Romans, with their taste for blood sports. Gladiators emerged among the Etruscans as a form of the .....

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Group of Eight – G8

G8 stands for Group of Eight and is made up of leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the United States of America – that hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terr.....

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Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism

Russian Revolution: From Tsar to Socialism Russian Revolution of 1917, also called the Soviet Revolution, was a rebellion of the Russian people against the rule of the Russian czar (emperor), Nicholas II. The revolution swept away the ancient Russian monarchy and ultimately laid the foundation of.....

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History of Decolonization

Decolonization was the process by which the British and French empires were dissolved. Their colonies in Asia, Africa and the Middle East were granted independence. Decolonization is defined as the act of getting rid of colonization, or freeing a country from being dependent on another country......

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Cuneiform Writing

Cuneiform writing was probably invented by the Sumerians, but was subsequently adapted for writing in the Akkadian language, of which Babylonian and Assyrian are dialects. Writing was invented in the ancient Near East in order to record business activities, but tablets containing medical texts an.....

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History of Cold War

History of Cold War Cold War is the term used to describe the intense rivalry that developed after World War II between groups of Communist and non-Communist nations. On one side were the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) and its Communist allies, often referred to as the Eastern blo.....

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos: Civil Rights Activist

At the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, one of the most memorable award ceremonies was held. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, respectively, won the gold and bronze medals. “As the American flag rose and the Star-Spangled Banner began to play, the two closed their eyes, bowed their heads, and began their.....

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