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, c.500–c.432 B.C., Greek sculptor, one of the greatest sculptors of ancient Greece. No original in existence can be attributed to him with certainty, although numerous Roman copies in varying degrees of supposed fidelity exist.
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Pheidias was an architect who lost his job during the deep recession of that time.
Imbued with Plutarch's and Strabo's accounts of the ancient city and its architecture, he wrote in his diary: 'I was most pleased to observe that on the top of the citadel there is a huge, wondrous temple of the goddess Pallas, the noble work of Pheidias. It is tall, with 58 columns of marble seven feet in diameter, is decorated everywhere with handsome statues--on both facades, on the topmost band of the walls, and outside on the architraves, whereon a battle of centaurs is seen, marvellous products of the sculptor's art.' He was one of the first travellers since antiquity to seek out the Parthenon as such, to give an accurate account of it and to record its ancient architectural and sculptural features in both words and pictures.
The three-year-old, formerly trained on the Flat by John Hills, romped in by 25 lengths from Pheidias.
From Pausanius she finds evidence that Pheidias invented the idea of framing the scene with the cosmological images of Helios and Selene (the Sun and the Moon), as seen on the East Pediment.
461 or later, among the murals on the Stoa Poikile and the completion of Pheidias's statue of Athena Promachos.
The strong mimesis view is supported by four arguments: (1) the fact that beauty derives from participation in form indicates that works of art, insofar as they are beautiful, represent intelligible form; (2) imitative representations can lead a viewer to recollection of intelligible Beauty; (3) artists, just as nature, are guided by ordering principles (logoi); (4) Pheidias' famous statue of Zeus was able to represent Zeus without being based on a perceptible model.
the voices of Solon and Socrates, of Plato and Euripides, of Pheidias and Praxiteles, of Epicurus and Archimedes; they will be grateful for the existence of such men....
Theodotou, Hajipavlou, Pheidias Kyriakides of Limassol, the priest Kykkotis and a few others who appeared to have been leading the main procession struggled through the mass, which now enveloped the whole terrace and surrounding garden, to the porch.
Zeus at Pisa (Olimpia), or the Hera at Argos, longs to be Pheidias or
In the middle of the lovely spring's white rocks stood a circle of well-carved statues, the works of Pheidias, Zeuxis, and Praxiteles, the finest creators of statues.
That the work of Pheidias, one of the word's greatest sculptors, is left scattered in this barbaric way, says a great deal about culture in the twenty-first century.
Yet, it is Pheidias who remains as the creator of beauty, while Pericles stays as a politician.