Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to announce its latest gallery exhibition:

MEDITERRANEAN MOSAICS

 

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.

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


 

Past Exhibitions

CERAMIC


on view through February 25

From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017


Light on Stone:

the photography of Joseph Coscia

From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016


Paintings of John Woodrow Kelley

Through October 15

From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016


GODS of ANTIQUITY

From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016


ART of WAR

December through February 2016

From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016


Art of Ancient America

From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015

On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5


PAX ROMANA: Roman art exhibition

From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24


EGYPTIAN SUMMER

From 06/04/2015 to 08/01/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from June 4 to August 1


SYMPOSIUM: Wine and Revelry in Antiquity

From 04/16/2015 to 05/30/2015

On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from April 16th to May 30.


the face of antiquity

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.


Neo-Assyrian Arms and Armor on Display

From 11/15/2011 to 12/31/2011


ANCIENT ARMS AND ARMOR

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.


FEMINA: Women of Antiquity

From 03/27/2008 to 04/30/2008

A special exhibition examining the iconography of women in ancient art


 

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