Ephesus (Turkey), Celsus' Library.
This library was built in 117 A.D. It was a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia, from his son Galius Julius Aquila. The grave of Celsus was beneath the ground floor, across the entrance and there was a statue of Athena over it, because she was the goddess of the wisdom. The scrolls of the manuscripts were kept in cupboards in niches on the walls. There were double walls behind the bookcases to prevent the them from the extremes of temperature and humidity. The capacity of the library was more than 12,000 scrolls and it was the third richest library in ancient times after the Alexandria and Pergamum.
Efeso (Turchia), Biblioteca di Celso.
Questa biblioteca fu costruita nel 117 d.C. e fu una tomba monumentale per Gaio Giulio Celso Polemaeanus, il governatore della provincia d'Asia, da parte di suo figlio Giulio Aquila. La tomba di Celso era al di sotto del piano terra, dall'altra parte dell'ingresso e sopra vi era una statua di Atena, che era la dea della saggezza. Le pergamene dei manoscritti erano custodite in armadi e nicchie sulle pareti. Era formata da doppi muri per impedire di raggiungere temperature estreme e umidità. La capacità della biblioteca contava oltre 12.000 volumi ed era la terza biblioteca più ricca dei tempi antichi dopo Alessandria e Pergamo.
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This is the first miniature sculpture I’ve made in nearly four months. Hello and greetings from the land of inspiration (which after an arduous journey I have finally rediscovered). I thank you to all who stuck around while I was.. nonexistent.
The amount of pressure I felt every time I thought about sculpting was immense and it’s hard to explain unless you already understand. Sculpting with polymer clay is such an immense joy to me but, slowly I started associating it with pressure- to create, to produce. It makes me very happy to be sculpting after the longest period of going without it since day 1. I hope to share more creations with you in the near future! Thank you all!
Put it on your calendars friends and lovers. November 9; 8:00-9:30 I will be hosting the first night of Craft!
Craft is a monthly art workshop where artists across disciplines can discuss art making, art production, resources and venues within Chicago, and more with others working and creating within the visual arts. Craft seeks to provide the opportunity for not only showcasing work in progress but networking and interacting with other artists in productive and generative ways - namely, by exchanging perspectives through art critique and discourse.
Craft is interested in providing a resource that serves its participants’ artistic practices, and ensuring a safe, open, and dynamic space where all artists and artwork - especially those that engage with themes of race, body, gender, sexuality, class, ability, religion, spirituality, and other identity markers - can foster community building through art.
Workshop cost: $10
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The kneeling angel is one of the earliest works of Michelangelo, and it was created as a decorative scheme for Arca di San Domenico.
Widely known as Michelangelo, Lodovico Buonarroti Simon was born on 6th March 1475 in Caprese Italy. Although he later died in 1564, he was considered as one of the greatest sculptor, architect, poet and painter of all time who had a lot of influence on the development of the western art. Most of his works in sculpture, architecture and painting are today ranked as some of the most famous in existence.
His works brought out a blend of physical realism, psychological insight and intensity not seen before. His extraordinary talent was recognised by the wealthiest and most influential men of his time such as popes and those affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. This earned him commissions. Most of his works, especially the Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings and David and Pieta have long been preserved to allow the future generations to view and appreciate what was done.. .