Oil Painting on Canvas - Landscape - Parthenon Athena
Parthenon Athena - This Contemporary Original Canvas Landscape Oil Painting was created in 2001.
The painting is called Parthenon - Athena . In this original oil painting on canvas the Parthenon is standing on top of the Athenian Acropolis and it is reflected in the water at the bottom of the hill.
This original oil painting on canvas is created using oil on canvas and it is 36 by 48 inches or 3 by 4 feet. This original is also available as signed or not signed Art Prints sizes 8x10, 16x20and 20x24 inches.
The Parthenon (ancient Greek: ?ÿ????) is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Athenian Acropolis. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of restoration and reconstruction.
The Parthenon replaced an older temple of Athena, called the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon was used as a treasury, and for a time served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the 6th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted into a mosque in the early 1460s, and it even had a minaret. On 26 September 1687 an Ottoman ammunition dump inside the building was ignited by Venetian bombardment. The resulting explosion severely damaged the Parthenon and its sculptures. In 1806, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed some of the surviving sculptures, with Ottoman permission. These sculptures, now known as the Elgin or Parthenon Marbles, were sold in 1816 to the British Museum in London, where they are now displayed. The Greek government is committed to the return of the sculptures to Greece, so far with no success.
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Dimensions: 36 by 48 inches or 3 by 4 feet. Painting will be shipped stretched unless requested otherwise.