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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Of gods and men: the Olympic games and its rivals

Bernard Vere.

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Art Forms. 11521 words.

Pierre de Coubertin was responsible for the founding of the modern Olympics. Its antique ideals were consecrated in a painting by his father, an artist of the French salon, who pictured...

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A Uniform Approach? Designing Australian National Identity at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Jess Berry.

in Journal of Design History

February 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 9436 words.

The Sydney 2000 Olympics were perceived as an opportunity for Australia to rebrand itself to an international audience as a dynamic, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse society. In...

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Berlin Olympic Games (1936)

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 195 words.

The summer Olympics that opened in Berlin on 1 August 1936 were Nazi Germany's greatest propaganda set piece and a

Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History

Paul Jobling.

in Journal of Design History

November 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Art Forms; Art Styles; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art. 1939 words.

Foreword: Design Histories of the Olympic Games

Jilly Traganou.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 3641 words.

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Pyrilampes

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 25 words.

1st century, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Pyrilampes, like his father Agias, was active in Messene; he made statues of the victors at the Olympic Games.

Stomius

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 22 words.

5th century, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Stomius made a statue of Hieronymus of Andros, victor in the Olympic Games of 480 BC.

Theron

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 20 words.

4th – 3rd century, male.

Active in Boeotia.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Theron made statues of the victors at the Olympic Games.

Theomnestus

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 25 words.

4th century, male.

Active in Sardis.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Theomnestus worked in Chios, making sculptures of the victors at the Olympic Games,...

Timagoras I

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 27 words.

3rd century, male.

Active in Rhodes during the second half of the 3rd century BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Timagoras made statues of victors in the...

Theon IV

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 32 words.

2nd century, male.

Active in Antioch in Syria c. 100 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Theon worked in Rhodes, making statues of the victors of the Olympic...

Thoenias

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 47 words.

3rd century, male.

Active during the second half of the 3rd century BC.

Born in Sicyon.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Thoenias made a statue of King...

Eutelidas

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; 17th-Century Art. 31 words.

6th century BC, male.

Active Argive, active in 516 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Eutelidas and Chrysothemis made the statues of two victors at the Olympic...

An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: The Historical Significance of Richard Beck’s Olympic Poster Design

John Hughson.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 8469 words.

‘Olympic Games Melbourne: 1956’, the poster designed by Richard Beck for the XVI Olympiad, introduced a significant stylistic interruption to the imagery used to promote the Olympic...

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Daedalus II

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 68 words.

4th century, male.

Active in Sicyon in 395 BC.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Daedalus, the son and pupil of Patroclus, made a trophy consecrated by the Eleans...

Glaucias

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 64 words.

5th century, male.

Active on Aegina.

Sculptor.

Ancient Greek.

Glaucias made the bronze chariot and statue of Gelon, tyrant of Syracuse and victor of the...

Clothing the British Olympic Ideal: The Emergence of Olympic Ceremonial Attire, 1896–1924

Geraldine Biddle-Perry.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 8315 words.

The history of sporting clothing has complex inter-connections with the wider fashioning of modern subjectivities. However, this remains an overlooked aspect of sports, leisure and fashion...

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Selmi, Hédi

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 20th-Century Art. 56 words.

Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Hédi Selmi is considered to be the pioneer of modern sculpture in Tunisia. His sculptures decorate the spaces of many Tunisian...

Droit, Jean

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; Graphic Design and Typography; 20th-Century Art. 106 words.

French, 20th century, male.

Born 1884, in Lunéville; died 1961.

Painter, illustrator, poster artist, designer.

Jean Droit worked on L'Illustration and Annales. He...

Kanachos

Diane Harris.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 136 words.

(fl c. 400 bc).

Greek sculptor. Pliny (Natural History XXXIV.i) placed him in the 95th Olympiad (400–397 bc) as a contemporary of the sculptors Naukydes,...