March 30, 2020

Unknown sculptor

Greece, ca. 190 BCE

Marble, approx. 8’ 1” high

Louvre, Paris.

 

Art Code: "Say something."

Synopsis

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace,[2] is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was c...

March 9, 2020

Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)

Roman copy of the bronze original by Polykleitos ca. 450 - 440 BCE   (CLASSICAL)

6’ 11” high

Marble


 

Art Code: "There is value in the work."

Synopsis

The Doryphoros Classical Greek "Spear-Bearer" of Polykleitos is one of the best known Greek scul...

February 4, 2020

from the Acropolis
Athens, Greece
c. 480 BCE (CLASSICAL)
Marble, approx. 3’ 10” high. 
Acropolis Museum, Athens


NOTE: While it's important that you know the general time periods and countries of origin for each presented Artist Spotlight, this is the only one for whi...

January 10, 2020

One of the most important early Baroque sculptors, Bernini is best known as the creator of the Ecstasy of St. Theresa sculpture.

Synopsis

While a major figure in the world of architecture, he was, also and even more prominently, the leading sculptor of his age, credited...

October 21, 2019

Greece
ca. 530 BCE
Marble
approx. 6’ 4” high. 
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Synopsis

A kouros (Ancient Greek: κοῦρος, pronounced [kûːros], plural kouroi) is the modern term[1] given to free-standing ancient Greek sculptures that first appear in the Archaic peri...

September 24, 2019

One of the most important early Renaissance sculptors, Ghiberti is best known as the creator of the bronze doors of the Baptistery of Florence.

Synopsis

The son of a goldsmith, in Florence, Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti would become one of the most influential artists of the...

September 24, 2019

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.
Greywacke, with traces of red and black paint
Height: 54 1/2"
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Art Code: "Stay Curious"

Synopsis

At twilight on January 10, 1910, a young boy beckoned George Reisner to the Menkau...

September 16, 2019

Johannes Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His introduction of mechanical movable type printing to Europe started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important invention of the...