Auteur : simonlindner

1818: The Parthenon’s surviving metope and its absent counterparts

Commented by: Eleonora Vratskidou Lord Elgin’s removal of the Parthenon marbles caused intense reaction among European intellectual and artistic circles. Several artists and travellers visually recorded the conspicuous emptiness of the temple’s entablatures, along with the numerous written commentaries on the topic. Pitzamanos’ watercolour is the only known visual account by a Greek observer, made three years before the Greek uprising against the Ottoman Empire. While registering what seems to be a significant loss, his image at the same time renders as abstraction the … 1818: The Parthenon’s surviving metope and its absent counterparts weiterlesen

1801: Removal of Sculptures from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin’s Men

Commented by: Eleonora Vratskidou Dodwell/Pomardi’s watercolour is the only known image to record the operation of the removal of the marbles from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin’s team. The watercolour does not figure the discovery or collection of items on the ground (i.e. already fallen parts of the decoration of the temple), but captures rather the extraction of sculptures from the temple itself, a practice not explicitly authorised in the firman obtained from the Ottoman authorities, and remaining until today a major point of … 1801: Removal of Sculptures from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin’s Men weiterlesen

2002: Trophäen aus China im Druck

Kommentiert von: Adina Kaselowski und Antonia Peter

Während des Zweiten Opiumkriegs (1856-1860) eroberten englische und französische Soldaten die Palastanlage der Qing-Dynastie in Peking. Dieser Siegeszug sollte in den europäischen Hauptstädte…