Statue of Zeus at Olympia . By: Jesus Del Toro. Background. Work started on the statue around 440 BC and it was finished in 450 BC The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was the most famous artistic work in all of Greece and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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By: Jesus Del Toro
".. although the temple itself is very large, the sculptor is criticized for not having appreciated the correct proportions. He has shown Zeus seated, but with the head almost touching the ceiling, so that we have the impression that if Zeus moved to stand up he would unroof the temple."
: Also designed the statue of Athena that stood in the Parthenon.
Phidias used a technique that allowed his enormous creations of ivory and metals to be formed without falling under their own weight.