The Temple of Garni (Armenian: “Garnu tacar”) is located in the village of Garni in Kotayk Province, Armenia, and it was once a pagan temple dedicated to the Armenian sun god Mihr.
Built in the middle of the 1st century AD, the Temple of Garni remarkably survived the destruction of pagan temples following Armenia's conversion to Christianity in the 4th century AD, and countless invasions and earthquakes until its collapse in 1679.
After continuous excavations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Temple of Garni was reconstructed between 1969-1975.
Today, it is the only free-standing Greco-Roman structure in Armenia and seen by many as a potent symbol of Armenia’s classical past as well as its deep historical ties to the civilizations of Greece and Rome.
Neuvième publication de « La Cité de Bronze » : quatrième carte postale (format 10x15cm). D’autres cartes postales sont en préparation (publications imminentes!) La ville se veut très mixte dans son architecture (bassin méditerranéen ; Asie orientale etc.). Je ne cherche ni à retranscrire une époque précise ni un lieu précis (je prend d’ailleurs de grandes libertés avec mes sources d’inspiration qui sont vouées à évoluer). Pour la réalisation de chaque élément, je me suis imposé deux règles principales :
1- Chaque élément doit être dessiné en traits noirs, associés à des aplats ou touches de bronze (toits, portes, volets, feuilles ou fruits des arbres, pots de fleurs etc.). Le tout sur un unique fond blanc.
2- Chaque élément doit être retranscrit frontalement et dépourvu de perspective (celle-ci peut être néanmoins suggérée...). Réalisation sur feuille bristol A4 : feutre fin encre de Chine (Molotov Blackliner 0,1mm) ; stylo Bronze (« Uni-Ball Signo Broad bronze »). 28.11.2019
📌 Parthenon, temple that dominates the hill of the Acropolis at Athens. It was built in the mid-5th century BCE and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena Parthenos (“Athena the Virgin”). The temple is generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order, the simplest of the three Classical Greek architectural orders.
Directed by the Athenian statesman Pericles, the Parthenon was built by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias. Work began in 447 BCE, and the building itself was completed by 438. The same year a great gold and ivory statue of Athena, made by Phidias for the interior, was dedicated. Work on the exterior decoration of the building continued until 432 BCE.
📌 Caryatid, in classical architecture, draped female figure used instead of a column as a support. In marble architecture they first appeared in pairs in three small buildings (treasuries) at Delphi (550–530 BC), and their origin can be traced back to mirror handles of nude figures carved from ivory in Phoenicia and draped figures cast from bronze in archaic Greece.
According to a story related by the 1st-century-BC Roman architectural writer Vitruvius, caryatids represented the women of Caryae, who were doomed to hard labour because the town sided with the Persians in 480 BC during their second invasion of Greece.
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📌 Archaeological park of Selinunte, Sicily, Italy. Selinunte was an ancient Greek city located on the southwestern coast of Sicily; today it is one of the largest archaeological parks in Europe. The ruins of the city are located in the municipality of Castelvetrano, in the southern part of the province of Trapani.
In the archaeological site, on the acropolis there are some temples along with other secondary buildings, while other temples are located on a hill not far away.
Many buildings are ruined as a result of earthquakes that occurred in medieval times; however, some anastylosis interventions have allowed almost completely to rebuild Temple E (the so-called Temple of Hera), and to raise most of one of the long sides of Temple C.
The sculptures found in the excavations of Selinunte are found above all in the National Archaeological Museum of Palermo. The most famous work, the Efebo by Selinunte, is an exception, and is now exhibited at the Museo Civico di Castelvetrano.