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  • n. Plural form of frieze.


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  • In our own workshop, our painting depicts designs and representations of our culture - friezes from the ancient ruin at Mitla, symbols representing waves, mountains and fertility, the totems, and other metaphors for our culture today, and from the past.

    Jacobo Angeles: A rich wood-carving tradition in Oaxaca, dating to pre-Hispanic times

  • His friezes were the handsomest; his stuffs and camlets were not to be sampled in the market, or even throughout the world; insomuch that the courtly dames of Venice, and the cumbrous vrows of Amsterdam and the

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • There was a museum that was just paintings, one that was sculptures, and another that was other ancient artifacts such as friezes from buildings and sarcophaguses. Recent Updates

  • The buildings were grand, with columned porticoes and hanging galleries and friezes carved in their tympana.

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  • The perimeter of the great room is defined by massive friezes of classical nymphs, portrait busts, coats of arms and swags of drapery that create an effect of ponderous grandeur across the large, open space.

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  • The curving Midland is an Art Deco gem by architect Oliver Hill, complete with friezes by Eric Gill, white stucco sweeps and rotundas, and hard-edged jutting ledges, as if it is sticking its thoroughbred chin out to sea.

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  • Little by little, though, the friezes of mortal anguish that resemble collectivist art—or the photo chronicles of Nazi concentration camps—give way to such vivid individual portraits as a Nazi proconsul aghast at the slaughter, his unprincipled Chinese secretary, a sensitive Japanese soldier and a prostitute who touches his soul without trying to.

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  • The cushion friezes are decorated with ribbons of quotations from Shakespeare, Tennyson, Scott and Byron embellished with over fifty species of wild flowers and native British birds.

    Pool Table Disguised as Dining Room Table

  • Beneath the friezes are two long and six short panels depicting numerous countries.

    Pool Table Disguised as Dining Room Table

  • Here are the carvings, the mythical friezes and the acid caricatures of friends and foes.

    Gauguin: Maker of Myth


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