Tag Archives: Sculpture

100 AD: Leucippus

Galatea, daughter of Eurytius, who was son of Sparton, married at Phaestus in Crete Pandion’s son, Lamprus, a man of good family but without means. When Galatea became pregnant, Lamprus prayed to have a son and said plainly to his … Continue reading

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1930: Atlas

Boris Ignatovich: At the Hermitage, 1930

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44 BC: False Friends

When I was a student in Italy, a friend of mine once wanted to tell his host family that he liked the bread because it was made “without preservatives.” Not knowing the Italian for “preservative,” he took what seemed like … Continue reading

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15th Century: Portrait

Bronze portrait: Nigeria, 15th Century; photo from this post on Where’s Malko.

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1990: Dictionary

Donald Lipski: U-90-45 (1990)

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2020: City

Michael Heizer’s City is a massive artwork located in the Nevada desert; when complete, it will be one of the largest sculptures in the history of the world. Heizer began the work in 1972 and it will open to the … Continue reading

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2000 BC: Two-headed Goddess

Two-headed goddess figure from K├╝ltepe, Turkey (c. 2000 BC)

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