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  PHEIDIAS - LoveToKnow Article on PHEIDIAS
It thus abundantly appears that Pheidias was closely connected with Pericles, and a ruling spirit in the Athenian art of the period.
It is important to observe that in resting the fame of Pheidias upon the sculptures of the Parthenon we proceed with little evidence.
But among the Greeks themselves the two works of Pheidias which far outshone all others, and were the basis of his fame, were the colossal figures in gold and ivory of Zeus at Olympia and of Athena Parthenos at Athens, both of which belong to about the middle of the 5th century.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PH/PHEIDIAS.htm   (991 words)

  
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Pheidias, the son of Charmides, was an Athenian born around 495 BC, according to the best evidence available (Richter, 227).
With construction of the Parthenon having been underway for nine years and with six still to go before completion, Pheidias unveiled his chryselephantine statue of Athena the Protectress in 438 BC to the acclaim of his benefactor and the city.
Pheidias trounced the latter allegation by removing all the gold from the statue (Pericles has recommended that the sculptor make this possible in the event that the city needed funds) and weighing it.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cl135/Students/Colin_Delaney/flife.html   (2073 words)

  
 Phidias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In all these works," says Plutarch, "Pheidias was the adviser and overseer of Pericles." Pheidias introduced his own portrait and that of Pericles on the shield of his Parthenos statue.
Of the Athena Parthenos two small copies in marble have been found at Athens which have no excellence of workmanship, but have a certain evidential value as to the treatment of their original.
Adolf Furtwangler proposed to find in a statue of which the head is at Bologna, and the body at Dresden, a copy of the Lemnian Athena of Pheidias; but his arguments (Masterpieces, at the beginning) are anything but conclusive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phidias   (1055 words)

  
 The Colossal Athena Parthenos Statues of Pheidias
That Pheidias is extremely famous among all peoples who appreciate the reputation of his Zeus at Olympia, nobody doubts, but in order that those who have not seen his works may know that he is justly praised, I will offer some small points of evidence to prove who great his inventiveness was.
Pheidias made his Athena as would one who knew optics and geometry and “knowing that things that are high will appear very small.” His Athena was made with her mouth open, nostrils distended, and the rest in proportion to the height of the columns.
But when both statues were raised on their columns, Pheidias was seen to have produced a statue admirable for the excellence of its sculptural technique, whereas Alkamenes, whose statue had earlier been admired, was subjected to ridicule.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/AthenaParthenos.htm   (1264 words)

  
 ANISTORITON Journal of History, Archaeology, ArtHistory: Archaeology News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The new room at the Museum will be dedicated to Pheidias as a statue maker and his works of art, as we know them by the detailed description of Pausanias.
Pheidias’ workshop was a long-narrowed corridor of equal size of that built in the actual temple, underneath a later built Christian church.
Pheidias and his working team, the famous painters Panenos and Kolotis, contributed to the construction of the statue, twenty years after the construction of the temple of Olympia (456 BC).
www.anistor.co.hol.gr /english/enback/a041.htm   (865 words)

  
 The Colossal Zeus Statue of Pheidias
These must be intended to be copies of obsolete contests, since in the time of Pheidias contests for boys had not yet been introduced.1 The figure of one binding his own head with a ribbon is said to resemble in appearance Pantarces, a stripling of Elis said to have been the love of Pheidias.
This Panaenus was a brother of Pheidias; he also painted the picture of the battle of Marathon in the painted portico at Athens.
Pheidias describes that he was inspired by Homer's Iliad that describes Zeus brow and hairs.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/ZeusStatue.htm   (1975 words)

  
 Olympia, Art - The chryselephantine statue of Zeus
The statue was made by Pheidias around 432 BC and had height about 12 meters (seven times larger than normal).
The face was so impressive and it is said that when his nephew (or brother) Panainos asked Pheidias from where he was inspired, he quoted the lines from Homer's Iliad, that described Zeus brow and hairs.
Pausanias wrote, that when the statue was finished, Pheidias asked Zeus for a sign, if the work was at his liking and the god replied by striking the temple with a thunderbolt, but without destroying anything.
www.sikyon.com /Olympia/Art/olymp_eg00a.html   (307 words)

  
 Art and Architecture
Under the supervision of Pheidias, and the architect Iktinos, the Parthenon was begun in 447 BC and was finished around 438 BC (Andronicos,7-8; Haynes, 2; Robertson, 9; Rodenwaldt,29).
Pheidias felt that the metopes did not provide enough space to record and characterize the greatness of Athens.
Pheidias job was to represent this event on the frieze.
www.u.arizona.edu /~ssmorgan/acropolis/style.html   (1323 words)

  
 Zeus Temple
The Temple was built between 480 and 450 B.C., but it had to stand empty for nearly a generation until Pheidias should be set free from the construction of the Athene Parthenos and the general superintendence of the adornment of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens.
When the statue had just been completed, Pheidias prayed the god to give a sign if the work was to his mind, and straightway a thunderbolt struck that part of the floor where, even to my time, stood the bronze pitcher.
Conctructed by Pheidias, the Athenian, was universally conceded to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
www.ancientroute.com /Monument/7wonders/zeus_temple.htm   (2023 words)

  
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Phidias, (or Pheidias), son of Charmides, (circa 490 BC - circa 430 BC) was an
But among the Greeks themselves the two works of Pheidias which far outshone all others, and were the basis of his fame, were the colossal figures in gold and ivory of Zeus at Olympia and of Athena Parthenos at Athens, both of which belong to about the middle of the
Bologna, and the body at Dresden, a copy of the Lemnian Athena of Pheidias; but his arguments (Masterpieces, at the beginning) are anything but conclusive.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Pheidias   (983 words)

  
 ARHI4010/6010 - Study Guide
Pheidias did not always make images of Zeus, nor did he always cast Athena armed into bronze, but turned his art to the other gods and adorned the Maiden's cheeks with a rosy blush, so that in place of her helmet this should cover the goddess's beauty.
Pheidias is held to be a greater artist in the fashioning of gods than of men, and his Zeus [like his Athena] even added to the existing religion a new element, so closely does the majesty of the work approach the god himself.
The image itself was wrought by Pheidias, as is testified by an inscription written under the feet of Zeus: Pheidias, son of Charmides, an Athenian, made me. The temple is in the Doric style, and the outside has columns all around it.
www.arches.uga.edu /~fvankeur/classical/ancient/ancient.html   (9634 words)

  
 PHEIDIAS - Online Information article about PHEIDIAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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But among the Greeks themselves the two works of Pheidias which far outshone all others, and were the basis of his fame, were the colossal figures in gold and ivory of Zeus at See also:
Dresden, a copy of the Lemnian Athena of Pheidias; but his arguments (Masterpieces, at the beginning) are anything but conclusive.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PER_PIG/PHEIDIAS.html   (1147 words)

  
 Pheidias notes
I'm not a language expert, but I disagree with the Monitor that ID is an hypothesis, "a provisional idea whose merit is to be evaluated." I would term it theological conjecture.
It warms my heart to think that the perpetrators of so much wrong in the White House may be getting their comeuppance in the form of indictments and co-conspirator declarations.
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
pheidias.blogspot.com   (2558 words)

  
 Pheidias | Resort Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Pheidias pioneered a number of unique initiatives, starting in 1976 with the first residential luxury highrise in Greater Vancouver on the waterfront of West Vancouver, which opened the way to a booming market.
Pheidias has a wide-ranging international clientele, and has connections with and experience in international services reaching Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China and the United States.
pheidias.ca /tour/p4   (417 words)

  
 ARCL2001: Lecture 12
They are attributed by some scholars to Pheidias, as part of the Offering of Marathon monument dedicated by the Athenians at Delphi some thirty years after the battle of Marathon (490 BC).
He was, of course, the artistic creativity behind the Parthenon sculptures, responsible for their design and overall production though, with the exception of the chryselephantine cult statue of Athena Parthenos, he is unlikely to have been involved himself in the actual sculpting.
Other famous commissions of Pheidias, no longer extant, included the chryselephantine cult statue of Zeus at Olympia and the colossal bronze figure of Athena Promachos which stood on the Acropolis at Athens.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_12.htm   (826 words)

  
 Pheidias Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 School of Pheidias / The Hope Athena / 2nd century A.D. copy after a Greek original of the late 5th century B.C., ...
School of Pheidias / The Hope Athena / 2nd century A.D. copy after a Greek original of the late 5th century B.C., school of Pheidias
This image is one of over 118,000 from The Art Museum Image Consortium Library (The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from 39 museums around the world.
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 18 - Socrates on Pheidias' Athena Parthenos
SOCRATES: This reply, my most excellent friend, he not only will certainly not accept, but he will even jeer at me grossly and will say: "You lunatic, do you think Pheidias is a bad craftsman?" And I shall say, "Not in the least."
Consequently when I agree that Pheidias is a good craftsman, "Well, then," he will say, "do you imagine that Pheidias did not know this beautiful, that you speak of?"
HIPPIAS: That is easy; for we shall say that Pheidias did right; for ivory, I think, is beautiful.
www.ancientworlds.net /42117   (238 words)

  
 artnet.com: Resource Library: Pheidias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
None of his original works survives, but some can be reconstructed from descriptions in ancient literary sources and from later copies.
Pheidias has always been regarded as the Classical artist par excellence.
There are more than 45,000 articles in The Grove Dictionary of Art.
www.artnet.com /library/06/0669/T066917.asp   (371 words)

  
 AH 201 (Dale)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parthenon (Temple of Athena Parthenos), architects: Kallikrates and Iktinos, with overseer Pheidias, 447-432 BCE (G 5-42)
Parthenon (Temple of Athena Parthenos), architects: Kallikrates and Iktinos, with overseer Pheidias, 447-432 BCE, Interior reconstruction with statue of Athena Parthenos (G 5-44)
Parthenon Sculptural Program, overseer Pheidias, marble, 447-432 BCE: The Birth of Athena, east pediment.
www.wisc.edu /arth2test/ah201/08.html   (361 words)

  
 Olympia
Byzantine church occupying space of Pheidias' workshop -- Olympia.
Pheidias created the chryselephantine statue of Zeus here.
Byzantine church, originally space of Pheidias' workshop -- Olympia
oncampus.richmond.edu /academics/classics/photos/olympia.html   (351 words)

  
 How the Belgians lost their marbles
It looked like the archaeological scoop of the year.
The Elgin Marbles were not Greek after all, but the work of a wandering stonemason from Devon called Phil Davies who changed his name to Pheidias to ingratiate himself with his ancient Athenian patrons.
The British Museum, sick of a century of Greek whingeing about its refusal to return to sculptures to the Acropolis, was now demanding the repatriation of the entire Parthenon to Britain where it would be rebuilt as a part of a "shopping centre and multiplex cinema" in the West Midlands.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/12-6-2002-31754.asp   (476 words)

  
 The Goddess Athena in Plato's Great Hippias - Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ocrates: This reply, my most excellent friend, he not only will certainly not accept, but he will even jeer at me grossly and will say: "You lunatic, do you think Pheidias is a bad craftsman?" And I shall say, "Not in the least."
Consequently when I agree that Pheidias is a good craftsman, [290b] "Well, then," he will say, "do you imagine that Pheidias did not know this beautiful that you speak of?" "Why do you ask that?" I shall say.
ippias: That is easy; for we shall say that Pheidias did right; for ivory, I think, is beautiful.
www.goddess-athena.org /Museum/Texts/Plato_Great_Hippias_m.htm   (233 words)

  
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American Misfits Pro skateboarder Laban Pheidias is vegan.
He is also an actor and producer, and he recently made the new video American Misfits.
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 Find in a Library: Studies on the Athena Parthenos of Pheidias
Find in a Library: Studies on the Athena Parthenos of Pheidias
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