Greek Temple 2: Original artwork

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Greek Temple 2: an original work of art by Aristi, featured in our "Art Gallery" page.


Artist This is an original work of art by Aristi, featured in our  gallery  page. Click for a short  bio  of the artist.
Title of work GREEK TEMPLE 2
Media Oil paste on canvas
Frame No
Frame dimensions -
Work dimensions height 70 cm
27.56 in
width 50 cm
19.69 in
Packaging The work will be removed from stretcher, rolled and shipped in a strong carton or plastic tube. Your local framer can easily and inexpensively stretch it for you or have it framed.
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Greek temples were structures built to house deity statues within Greek sanctuaries in Greek paganism. The temples themselves did usually not directly serve a cult purpose, since the sacrifices and rituals dedicated to the respective deity took place outside them. Temples were frequently used to store votive offerings. They are the most important and most widespread building type in Greek architecture.

Greek temples were designed and constructed according to set rules, mostly determined by the lower diameter of the columns or by the dimensions of the foundation levels. The nearly mathematical strictness of the basic designs thus reached was lightened by optical refinements. In spite of the still widespread idealised image, Greek temples were painted, so that bright reds and blues contrasted with the white of the building stones or of stucco. The more elaborate temples were equipped with very rich figural decoration in the form of reliefs and pedimental sculpture. The construction of temples was usually organised and financed by cities or by the administrations of sanctuaries. Private individuals, especially Hellenistic rulers, could also sponsor such buildings. In the late Hellenistic period, their decreasing financial wealth, along with the progressive incorporation of the Greek world within the Roman State, led to the end of Greek temple construction. New temples now belonged to the tradition of Roman architecture, which, in spite of the Greek influence on it, aimed for different goals and followed different aesthetic principles.

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