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Department
Art
Course
FAH101H1
Professor
Wolleson
Semester
Fall

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Art History 20110915 The Antique Legacy The ParthenonLocated in Greece in Acropolis which is in ruins since Persians burnt it in 480BCWork began on the Parthenon in 447BC when Athens was at the peak of its powerAthena Parthenos means virgin Athena who is the patroness of AthensArchitects Iktinos and Kallikrates Phidias Athenian sculptor and the artistic director of the construction of the parthenonIt was once used as a Christian church a mosque etc The StructureDoric temple building with unusual features 8 columns on the faade A ratio of 94 was used in the plan and elevation of the Parthenon Made of all marbles carved and fitted together Use of Ionic columns mixing of orders Ionic elegant less massive Corinthian very elegant and brittle decorations Doric most massiveSwe
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