Architecture is closely connected with the history of human society. All stages of world civilization are reflected in monuments . The Greeks , as well as a huge number of the Romans worshiped deities. They appealed to him with prayers and offerings to them . Most people believed that each of them a special patron god or goddess .
‘Athena Nike Temple’ bolsters the example of the Ionic order. The temple sometimes had columns replaced by statues, as on the ‘Erechtheum.’ These statues have some similarities to the columns such as the fold in the figures tunic could symbolize the fluting on a column, and the headdress may be regarded as a capital. On the other hand, in Doric temples the sculpture applied the structure rather than form part of it, such as the relief in the metopes and groups of figures in the high relief. (J. J. Coulton) The Greek architecture exhibits the detailed recording of buildings and their components through the three main periods. Although the style and method have changed, the emphasis on the general context remains the same.
This massive building measures 13.72 m (45.0 ft.) in height and 69.5 by 30.9 m (228 by 101 ft.) long and was built with white marble. According to Greek historians two architects, Iktinos and Kallikrates, oversaw the construction. This temple was built for and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It served as a gathering place, as well as a location for political debates; but its current tenant serves as a tourist destination. The Parthenon featured an octastyle, which was an eight-column arrangement at its end.
Most actors performed in tragedies and comedies, the two main forms of theatre. These beautiful and unique genres of plays, are still popular today. Playwrights influenced Greek theatre in many ways. Three main playwrights severely influenced the way we look at theatre presently, and will forever be the reason the world loves theatre as much as it does today. Ancient Greek theatre is significant to theatre history due to the Great Dionysia, the actors, genres, and playwrights, and continues to impact modern theatre today.
The New York World Building was the tallest of several high-rise structures built for major newspapers in the late 19th century. The number of stories is disputed; estimates range from the 26 stories claimed by the World to the 16 or 18 suggested by recent scholars. The World Building was 309 feet tall and was demolished in 1955 for the expanded automobile entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. Manhattan Life Insurance Co. Building 1894 The Manhattan Life Insurance Company Building was constructed in 1893 and was opened in 1894. In 1892 the Manhattan Life Insurance Company held a competition for its headquarters, selecting architects Kimball and Thompson as the winners.
This form of art and culture identified the religious standing of the Greek at that time in history. II . Hellenistic Greece- Sculptures The sculptures of the Hellenistic era... ... middle of paper ... ...f their artistic contributions as well as the cultures they propagated. They may have dominated the world each in their distinctive eras but what is remaining of them today is the legacy and art that they left behind. The images of the physical remains of the civilizations explored in this paper are just but a part of a huge collection of art that define the civilizations that each present.
For hundreds of years, Western Civilization has flourished and become very dominate with stable and powerful nations. Reasons why the Western Civilization have become such great nations has been much attributed to the great role model, ancient Greeks for their many contributions, such as architecture, fine arts, education, philosophy, and mostly for their form of democracy and ways of government. The architecture and fine arts in ancient Greece had proved to be beyond its time. The Greeks talent for architecture and art was and still is irresistible to many artist of today. The spread of this talent moved from the Greeks throughout Europe, especially Ancient Rome and all the way to present day United States.
Mythology played a very sizeable part in Greek art, as well as everyday life. Greek artists were able to observe the world around them and express life through their art. The statue of Athena Parthenos was made by Phidias and his assistants, and they began sculpting it around 447 BC. Phidias was a Greek painter, sculptor, and architect who had several famous pieces. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.
Just above the main room there is a frieze of false windows that make a band around the midlevel of the room. Although the windows are false there ar... ... middle of paper ... ...re vast differences on the insides of these buildings, with the past of nearly five hundred years the Romans learned a tremendous amount. As mentioned before, the romans mastered the use of concrete which allowed them to build stronger, grander buildings. Also, the romans commanded a vast empire which allowed them to gather materials from far off lands. The Pantheon and the Parthenon are two of the most influential building in history.
The temple in ancient Greek times gave its message symbolically an directly to a large group of people via sculpture and statues. This one web graphic relies on associations of ancient symbols to convey its message to a large group of people. Therefore we can say that although the function of the temple and graphic are different, the properties are the same: they are both meant to be looked upon by a large amount of people. Thus the connection between ancient art and modern use is evident when one looks at everyday life, and even the latest in technology still uses the creations of the past.