MARBLE MANIA


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“I found Rome a city of bricks” and the historian Suetonius Tranquillus quoted Emperor Augustus. Phoenix Ancient Art’s splendid exhibition: Marble Mania. ” Aboutaam says” this has always been a favorite quote of mine and it is Augustus’ legacy to marble that sparkled.

An exhibition filled with beautiful textures, translucency, a variety of colors and crystalline structures will be on view in New York on July 5 th through August 25 th . Visit Zeus, Aphrodite, Commodus, and the Roman Aristocracy in all of their glory.

A wide and fascinating classical Greek relief with a scene depicting the three daughters of Zeus grouped around a celestial globe spinning the threads of human destiny. They were named Clotho (Spinner), who spun the thread of human fate, Lachesis (Allotter), who dispensed it, and Atropos (Inflexible), who cut the thread, thus determining the length of a person’s life and death .

This Apobates Race Relief is a world class Greek masterpiece depicted an athlete in a race, which consisted of leaping on and off a quadriga while it continued racing. The apobates races represented the main attraction of the Panathenaic games in Athens, where they were introduced by the legendary King Erichthonius and are found on the Parthenon.

Of all the materials used by ancient craftsmen for their needs, marble is both universal and unique. The stone possesses qualities that captivated many sculptors. Although marble was the major material in Greek and Roman sculpture. The Early Bronze Age, with the most famous being from the Cycladic and Anatolian worlds, with a level of sophistication and appeal in their abstract and contemporary forms.

Hicham Aboutaam adds, “The supremacy of marble is fabulously evidenced throughout ancient history, from the Sarcophagus of Alexander in Istanbul, to the Venus of Milos at the Louvre, to the statue of Augustus Prima Porta at the Vatican.”

Marble mania started with the Renaissance exploration of the Greek islands by the Venetians and the archaeological diggings of ancient Rome, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. To collect precious figural sculptures, architectural fragments, and plates with inscriptions, the artists, architects, scholars, and noble and wealthy. Great Tourists flooded Italy, where the market of marble sculptures, and, accordingly, the schools of restoration had been established.

On July 5th, Phoenix Ancient Art will demonstrate the vestiges of that great marble mania with a display of 60 marble works of art with impeccable provenance, including a large and fascinating Classical Greek relief, which was acquired on the Greek island of Corfu in 1761 by Jacopo Nani. (Jacopo and his brother Bernardo Nani founded the Museum in Venice From Where this terrain WAS-accessioned in the 19 th century.) The szene is depicting the three daughters of Zeus grouped around a celestial globe spinning the threads of human destiny. They were named Clotho (Spinner), who spun the thread of human fate, Lachesis (Allotter), who dispensed it, and Atropos (Inflexible), who cut the thread, thus determining the length of a person’s life and death .

Bernardine collection in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Other results All (1) New (1) Used (0) Sorry, this product is unavailable See LA Times article on Countess Bernardine’s family: “A Tycoon With a Gift for Generosity” . Depicted on this relief is an athlete in an apobates race, which consisted of leaping on and off a quadriga while it continued racing. The apobates races represented the main attraction of the Panathenaic games in Athens, where they were introduced by the legendary King Erichthonius and subsequently appeared in the famous frieze of the Parthenon.

Marble Mania will be open to the public from July 5 th – August 25 th 2017 at 47 East 66 th street, New York from 10am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Where: New York gallery – 47 East 66th Street

When: July 5th – August 25th 2017 (MF 10am – 5:30 pm)


Date
: July 5th - August 25th
Place
: New York

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