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Who Says Michelangelo Was Right? Conflicting Visions of the Past in Early Modern Prints

- February 10, 2016 in antiquity, Art & Illustrations, classical greece, hans brosamer, ideal of art, Laocoön, Laocoön and his sons, Laocoön group, michelangelo, raphael, rennaissance rome, sculpture, william blake

When the lost classical sculpture Laocoön and His Sons — lauded as representing the very highest ideal of art — was dug up in 1506 with limbs missing, the authorities in Rome set about restoring it to how they imagined it once to look. Monique Webber explores how it was in reproductive prints that this vision was contested, offering a challenge to the mainstream interpretation of Antiquity.

Collection of Pornographic Art from Antiquity (1785)

- October 8, 2015 in antique porn, antiquity, history of sex, pornography, sex, sexology

A collection of pornographic art from antiquity, presented by the French art historian and libertine Pierre-François Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805).

Collection of Pornographic Art from Antiquity (1785)

- October 8, 2015 in antique porn, antiquity, history of sex, pornography, sex, sexology

A collection of pornographic art from antiquity, presented by the French art historian and libertine Pierre-François Hugues d'Hancarville (1719-1805).

Pictorial Atlas to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (1892)

- January 22, 2013 in ancient greece, antiquity, collections, epic, greek vase, homer, iliad, odyssey, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Fiction, Texts: Picturebooks

Pictorial Atlas to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Thirty-six plates, containing 225 illustrations from works of ancient art, with descriptive text, and an epitome of the contents of each book, for the use of schools and students of literature and art, by R. Engelmann and W.C.F. Anderson; 1892; H. Grevel, London. This Pictorial Atlas is a collection of over 225 illustrations depicting all the major representations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey as can be found in classical antiquity. They are arranged in order of each of the stories, which are in turn told in summary chapter by chapter, with accompanying description and commentary on each of the illustrations. The book is housed at the Internet Archive, contributed by the Ontario College of Art And Design. SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription! Name: E-mail: