Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to announce its latest gallery exhibition:
Mosaics were a quintessentially Roman art form. Opulent villas from Gibraltar to Palmyra were designed to showcase their elaborate mosaic floors. The scenes that were depicted were intended to convey the interests of the homes' residents. Using small cubes of colored stone, or tessera, the ancient Roman mosaicist was able to create large scale images with bold palettes of color and great visual depth. The durability of the medium insured that many of these ancient compositions have survived even when the buildings they occupied have crumbled and fallen over time.
From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017 From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016 From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016 From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016 From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016 From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015 On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5 From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015 On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24
Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is proud to present our current gallery exhibition: MEDITERRANEAN MOSAICS. The show includes several important Roman mosaics that cover a wide spectrum in terms of subject matter. Images of fish and animals illustrate the close relationship that the ancients had with their natural surroundings. While the depiction of gods and goddesses allude to the religious convictions of the ancient Romans. An ancient mariner might have had the bust of Neptune in his entry foyer. While a Roman general may have had the mosaic of Ares, god of War, in his atrium. Images from literature convey the taste of the Roman elite. One mosaic depicts Teiphus the helmsman of Jason's ship, the Argo. Another mosaic portrays Euclid, the Greek mathematician. Perhaps this adorned the floor of a learned Roman's library. The more simple geometric patterned compositions speak of the casual assuredness of the professional mosaics in his craft. A stunning mosaic of Silenus and a Maenad perhaps stood at the entry way to the triclinium, or dining room, beckoning guests to the wine and revelry which lay ahead.
From June 9 through July 30, 2016
From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017
From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016
From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016
From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016
From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016
From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015
On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5
From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24
From 06/04/2015 to 08/01/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from June 4 to August 1
From 04/16/2015 to 05/30/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from April 16th to May 30.
From 02/01/2015 to 04/11/2015
Our inaugural show in our newly opened Chelsea gallery, on view now through April 11th, explores the widely varied depictions of the human face in ancient art.
From 11/15/2011 to 12/31/2011
From 06/01/2008 to 06/30/2008
Our current exhibition includes a number of rare and unusual examples of ancient arms and armor including, Greek bronze helmets and horse armor, Roman legionary bricks, Celtic swords and spears, as well as a number of ancient projectile points.
From 03/27/2008 to 04/30/2008
A special exhibition examining the iconography of women in ancient art