DAILY ART FIX: The Horse in Ancient Athens: Symbol and Source of Inspiration in Art

Art world links which caught my eye…

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The horse was the pinnacle of transportation technology for thousands of years. A new exhibit examines its role in ancient Greece.

The ASCSA explained that horses, while being an integral part of the daily reality of Athenians, were also a popular motif across their art forms, appearing in media as diverse as marble reliefs, ceramic vases, and silver coins.

“Horses were depicted in all forms of ancient Greek art and the exhibit will display a variety of antiquities from Greece and abroad, such as marble reliefs, ceramic vases, and silver coins, ranging from the Protogeometric (1050-900 BC) to the Hellenistic period (330-30 BC). These works of art, especially Attic painted vases, illustrate the ancient Athenians’ obsession with horse breeding and racing.

Read the full article here: GREEK REPORTER – The Horse in Ancient Athens: Symbol and Source of Inspiration in Art

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