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Caryatid

G. Lloyd-Morgan.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; Greek and Roman Art. 1443 words.

Sculpted female figure (equivalent to the male Atlantid) used in place of a column (see fig.). Caryatids first appeared in ancient Greek architecture around the mid-6th century bc;...

Column statue

Kathryn Morrison.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 671 words.

[column figure]

Form of sculpture in which a column and a figure are carved from a single block of stone. It is distinct from the Classical Caryatid, which structurally replaces...

Herm

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; Greek and Roman Art. 483 words.

Statue type consisting of a plain shaft surmounted by a head, shoulder bust or sometimes a head and torso. It originated in ancient Greece and has been used since in a variety of...

Huesca

Daniel Rico.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 559 words.

Spanish provincial capital, to the north of Saragossa in Aragón. Known in pre-Roman Iberia as Bolskan and as Osca under the Romans, it was the seat of the Quintus Sertorius government, a null...

Jutland

Harriet Sonne de Torrens.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 534 words.

Mainland peninsula of modern-day Denmark and one of the three provinces (Jutland, Zealand and Skåne, southern Sweden) that constituted medieval Denmark. The conversion of the Danes to...

Piccirilli family

Henry Adams.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 938 words.

Italian family of stonecarvers active in America. At the turn of the century, when the craze for classical architecture was at its height, statues in marble were produced in great...

Public art in the 21st century

Jeremy Hunt and Jonathan Vickery.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art; Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; History of Art; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 1849 words.

At the turn of the millennium, public art was an established global art genre with its own professional and critical discourse, as well as constituencies of interest and patronage...

Stonecarving in America

Elise Madeleine Ciregna.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Sculpture and Carving; Art Techniques and Principles; 18th-Century Art; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 702 words.

Stonecarving throughout American history has been utilized for various purposes: utilitarian work such as paving, roofing and hitching posts; and ornamental work, such as architectural...