Art | Classical Wisdom Weekly

Skip to Content

Tag Archives: Art

Exploring Ancient Greek Art: Part 2, Historical Landmarks of the Greek World

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Since ancient times,  the Greeks have respected their gods and goddesses. Political events often lead to the building of divine temples and structures—and sometimes their destruction. It wasn’t until the Athenian victory over Persia in 490 BC that Athens was appointed the Defender of Greece, and smaller

Exploring Ancient Greek Art: Part 1

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Evolution of Greek Art Western modern society owes a lot to ancient Greece. Known as the “Father of Europe,” Greece was the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, science, literature and—most importantly for our purposes—some of the greatest art known to history. When one thinks of ancient Greek

The Art of Slander: How to Create a Masterpiece, Troll Your Enemies, and Win Bigly: Part 2 of 2

Written by Michael Fontaine, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Whew! Got all that? (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please first read Part 1.) Now watch this, because it’s relevant to Obsopoeus. Lucian: (1) applies  (2) the allegorical women he’s “described” to  (3) the peer pressure that thrives among courtiers in the Hellenistic world—including  (4)

A Guide to Greek Mosaics

Written by Divya Gupta, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The history of mosaics is as elaborate as the art form itself. Mosaic, in art, incorporates small stones and colored glass or pebbles that come together to express a form. Unlike inlay technique, a mosaic is not rendered according to the shape of consecutive fittings. Instead, unique

Aristotle’s Poetics – The Science of Tragedy

Aristotle probably would have liked Titanic. He might have even compared it to Sophocles’ Theban Plays, celebrating Jack and Rose as one might appreciate Antigone and Oedipus. We can’t be sure, of course, but in all likelihood Plato’s student would have praised the late 90’s sob story as an exemplary specimen of tragedy. Maybe that’s