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It is said of Phidias that he alone had seen the exact image of the gods and that he revealed it to man. He established forever general conceptions of Zeus and Athena.
Among works for which Phidias is famous are three monuments to Athena on the Athenian Acropolis (the Athena Promachos, the Lemnian Athena, and the colossal Athena Parthenos for the Parthenon) and the colossal seated Zeus for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia; none of these survives in the original.
Phidias and his assistants were also responsible for the marble sculptures that adorned the Parthenon.
www.ce.berkeley.edu /~filippou/Research/Fedeas/pheidias.htm   (628 words)

  Phidias (c. 490-432 B.C.)
PHIDIAS, by common consent the greatest sculptor of antiquity, was an Athenian, the son of Charmides, of a family of artists, and exactly a contemporary of Pericles and Sophocles.
But Phidias is universally spoken of as the designer and presiding genius of the entire decoration; and, although some of the metopes are probably of an earlier school, the colossal groups of the pediments and the whole of the frieze have the stamp of one master mind.
Phidias is said to have declared that he drew his ideal of the gods from the description of Homer.
www.usefultrivia.com /biographies/phidias_001.html   (1578 words)

 Phidias - Encyclopedia.com
Phidias or Pheidias, c.500-c.432 BC, Greek sculptor, one of the greatest sculptors of ancient Greece.
Phidias has traditionally been credited with having been in charge of the Parthenon sculptures and other great works on the Acropolis, done for Pericles; but it is probable that they were made by pupils and assistants.
In their own countries, each was hailed as the modern Phidias, who would recreate or even surpass the skill and spirit of the classical age.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Phidias.html   (1236 words)

 Island of Freedom - Phidias
Often considered the greatest of the ancient Greek sculptors, Phidias was renowned for the majesty of his figures.
The Athenian statesman Pericles, head of affairs in the Athenian state, gave Phidias the commission for the statues, which were to be erected to decorate Athens, and made him general superintendent of all public works.
Phidias directed the construction of the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, and the Parthenon.
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 Phidias Summary
Phidias was unusually versatile, being renowned as a sculptor not only in bronze but also in marble and in the difficult technique of fashioning and assembling gold, ivory, and wooden components into chryselephantine statues.
Phidias designed the towering statues of the goddess Athena in the Parthenon(Athena Parthenos) in Athens and the colossal seated Statue of Zeus at Olympia in the 5th century BC.
It was said that to honor his eromenos Phidias carved the boy's name on the little finger of the Olympian Zeus,and his portrait in the figure of a victorious athlete at the foot of the statue.
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 Phidias of Athens, Phidias of Athens sculptor, Phidias of Athens early life
Phidias of Athens was a Classical Greek sculptor who lived from 493 to 430 BC, and is one of the greatest sculptors of ancient Greece.
Phidias' Athena was destroyed in antiquity and was the chief treasure of Athens.
Phidias was sent to prison after being charged with impiety and it is thought that he died there.
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Phidias is most known for his three monuments to Athena on the Athenian Acropolis (the Athena Promachos, the Lemnian Athena, and the Athena Parthenos) and enormous Zeus statue, seated in the temple at Olympia.
Phidias’ enemies accused him of stealing gold from the statue of the Athena Parthenos in 432 BC, but Phidias proved that charge to be false.
Because of this, Phidias is often thought of having started the idealistic, classical style that can be seen in Greek art in the late 5th and 4th centuries.
www.shoshone.k12.id.us /greek/art.htm   (1387 words)

 Hotel Phidias in Athens - Phidias Hotel in Athens - Phidias
Phidias hotel is located in the heart of old Athens.
The hotel is situated on the pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou, ideal spot to visit the city and all the great monuments.
Ideally situated in the centre of the archaeological sites, the Phidias Hotel is 250 metres from the Acropolis, 100 metres from the Ancient Market, and 150 metres from Keramikos.
www.phidias.gr /index.htm   (208 words)

PHIDIAS is integrated into MicroStation and well suited for 3-dimensional documentation of complex buildings and facilities.
PHIDIAS is the latest development in the filed of digtial photogrammetric workstations and is an MDL-application for MicroStation (Bentley Systems).
PHIDIAS intercepts the placement of points in views if an orientated image is loaded and makes sure that the element is being drawn considering the photogrammetric orientation parameters.
www.phocad.de /Produkte/PHIDIAS/English/english.html   (3145 words)

 Phidias, Greece, ancient history
Phidias made the statue of Zeus in Olympia, by his time considered his masterpiece.
A third version is that he was convicted of impiety after putting portraits of himself and Pericles on the shield of Athena.
According to Plutarch, Phidias was really the one that supervised the work on the Acropolis.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/phidias.htm   (264 words)

 Greek Spider - Your guide to Greece and Cyprus!
Phidias was a very famous ancient Greek sculptor who lived during the "Golden Age of Athens".
During the period he lived in Athens it was the superpower of the ancient world.
Phidias was the creator of the Athena statue that resided in the Parthenon, the symbol of Athens.
www.greekspider.com /ancientgreeks/phidias.htm   (353 words)

 Tarbell : Phidias   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Great as was the fame of Phidias in after ages, we are left in almost complete ignorance as to the circumstances of his life.
If he was really the author of certain works ascribed to him, he must have been born about 500 B.C. This would make him as old, perhaps, as Myron.
The most famous works of Phidias were the two chryselephantine statues to which reference has just been made, and two or three other statues of the same materials were ascribed to him.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greek-art-38.asp   (965 words)

 Victoria York at Phidias Gallery — Art News NonstarvingArtists.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phidias Art Gallery, New York announces the addition of Victoria York a highly recognized sought after impressionist artist, as the newest artist to its stable.
Phidias Art Gallery, Schenectady, New York’s only full service fine arts gallery, located at 166 Jay Street in downtown Schenectady, along the pedestrian promenade, is delighted to announce the addition of Victoria York as the newest artist to its stable.
Phidias Art Gallery in located in the heart of the Capital Region of upstate New York, including Albany, New York’s capital, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs (home of the international racing season in July and August and the summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPA).
www.nonstarvingartists.com /News/ImagedNewsItem.2005-08-05.3821.html   (1154 words)

 Phidias Hypermedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phidias is an object-oriented hypermedia database engine that incorporates a high level query/scripting language.
Phidias has been in development since 1987 (History & Publications), and during that time has been used as the basis for a number of prototype applications including...
Phidias was developed as an architectural design tool by students under Prof.
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 AllRefer.com - Phidias (European Art To 1599, Biography) - Encyclopedia
B.C.), counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was a majestic bearded figure seated upon a magnificently ornamented throne and wearing a mantle strewn with sculptured decorations.
Terra-cotta molds, found in 1955–56 at Olympia on the site identified as Phidias' workshop, showed that the gold for the drapery had been hammered into the molds and then further decorated with glass inlays.
Part of the frieze is now in the British Museum (see Elgin Marbles).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Phidias.html   (361 words)

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Phidias heeft gedegen en jarenlange kennis en ervaring op het gebied van het ontwikkelen van maatwerkapplicaties voor het oplossen van uw specifieke business problemen.
Phidias heeft voor Steenworp, vestigingadviseurs Haaglanden, een web-applicatie ontwikkeld waarmee men snel en accuraat nieuwe bedrijfspanden, lokaties en winkels kan vinden.
www.phidias.nl   (184 words)

 Phidias' Workshop   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seen here at a distance is the remains of the Byzantine church that was constructed on the foundations of a building later discovered to be the workshop of the sculptor Phidias.
This decision was made based on the finding of tools, clay models for parts of the great statue of Zeus, and, most importantly and interestingly, a cup inscribed with "I belong to Phidias" (PHIDIOU EIMI) in Greek.
The dimensions of the workshop are the same as that of the cella of the temple to Zeus in the same site, leading to the not illogical conclusion that Phidias made the colossal chryselephantine statue that stood in the temple, later christened one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in this studio.
oncampus.richmond.edu /academics/classics/students/Dietrich/phidias.html   (224 words)

 Phidias Online
Phidias at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
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All images and text on this Phidias page are copyright 2007 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/phidias.html   (217 words)

 The Golden Ratio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the world of mathematics, the numeric value is called "phi", named for the Greek sculptor Phidias.
Phidias widely used the golden ratio in his works of sculpture.
Leonardo Da Vinci called it the "divine proportion" and featured it in many of his paintings.
www.geom.uiuc.edu /~demo5337/s97b/art.htm   (335 words)

 How Phidias Helped the Image-Maker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Phidias, the prince of sculptors!" said the image-maker.
Phidias, and keep his fame pure, and his hands strong to fashion
And Phidias went on his way, tenfold richer and happier for the
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 Phidias / Relief of a Fallen Warrior from the Shield of the Athena Parthenos / Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.
Phidias / Relief of a Fallen Warrior from the Shield of the Athena Parthenos / Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D. Phidias
Subject Description: The relief panel depicts one figure drawn from the shield of the cult statue of Athena Parthenos from the Parthenon in Athens.
The shield, designed by Phidias in the mid-fifth century B.C., illustrated a battle scene including this heroic, collapsing warrior who reaches behind him toward his wound.
www.davidrumsey.com /amico/amico749746-5072.html   (555 words)

 PHOCAD PHIDIAS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
PHIDIAS is a complete solution for close range photogrammetric applications:
PHIDIAS processes digital images which are loaded into the views of MicroStation in order to evaluate them.
Download the PHIDIAS PDF brochure here, and an overview here.
www.3dlasermapping.com /l/terrestrial_phidias/index.html   (624 words)

 Phidias in PIRAEUS ATHENS, GR @ hotelspeedy
Next to the port of Piraeus and Marina Zeas, only 10 minutes from Votsalakia beach, the Hotel Phidias is situated within easy walking distance from the centre of Piraeus.
Description: Phidias is one of the Hotel in PIRAEUS ATHENS.
Recently renovated (2004), located in a quiet street in the heart of the town of Piraeus, the Hotel Phidias offers you a comfortable home and relaxing accommodation in our familiar and warm atmosphere.
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 Ictinus and Callicrates with Phidias - Great Buildings Online
The ancient Greek contemporaries Ictinus, Callicrates, and Phidias, are jointly credited in the creation of the Parthenon, in Athens, during the rule of Pericles, circa -440.
Although nothing is known about his life or artistic personality, Iktinos, along with Kallikrates, acted as the architect of the Parthenon, according to Plutarch.
Ictinus and Callicrates with Phidias at Archiplanet —
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Ictinus_and_Callicrates_wi.html   (352 words)

 The Statue of Olympian Zeus by Phidias, Plate 5 from "Entwurf Einer Historischen Architektur" Giclee Print by Johann ...
The Statue of Olympian Zeus by Phidias, Plate 5 from "Entwurf Einer Historischen Architektur" Giclee Print by Johann Bernhard Fischer Von Erlach at AllPosters.com
The Statue of Olympian Zeus by Phidias, Plate 5 from "Entwurf Einer Historischen Architektur" by Johann Bernhard Fischer Von Erlach
The Statue of Olympian Zeus by Phidias, Plate 5 from "Entwurf Einer Historischen Architektur"
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