The finest Greek sculptors of female nude statues include: Polykleitos (5th century), Phidias (c.488-431 BCE), Myron (Active 480-444 BCE), Praxiteles (Active 375-335 BCE), and Hagesandrus, Athenodoros & Polydorus (1st-2nd century BCE).Note: Predating Greek art by perhaps two Millennia, the Harappan culture of India's Indus Valley Civilization (3,000-1,000 BCE), was one of the first cultures to produce nude bronzes.Notable too is the libretto by Nahum Tate (1652-1715), himself a Poet Laureate of England from 1692-1712,  and famous hymnist-poet, for example, of the circa 1703 carol “While Shepherds Watched Their Flockes.” Tate’s libretto for , and while attacked by Richard Addison and Alexander Pope for his textual liberties with Shakespeare – already holy ground – no less than Samuel Johnson came to Tate’s defense on occasion, perhaps to be contrarian but just as likely because Tate’s tragic adaptations also had some merit of their own, like the later Charles Lamb’s 4 translation that best informs Tate’s libretto.Comparisons of the Dryden and Tate texts, however, in the most dramatic moments shows they have little in common beyond plot highlights.Judging from the popularity of the events (attendance has doubled at each new gathreing) this formula for love seems to be working.The next Lock and Key party takes place Sunday, May 26 from to 3pm at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and also launches Darsonvals Meet the Matchmaker series that will be held monthly, when the expert will be on hand to answer questions about dating in Santa Barbara and to connect singles during polo matches. L'Amour au Village (Rural Love) (1882) Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
After watching the crowd (who were all so friendly), they were so much more receptive to one another than the usual club gathering.
One of its finest bronze works is The Dancing Girl of Mohenjo-Daro, a 6-inch statuette, cast about 2,500 BCE, using the lost wax method.
An extraordinary piece of early Indian sculpture from the Asian bronze age.
 ’ earlier composition and performance in 1684 have been proposed and debated, with some claims of even having been written as early as 1677.
 The storyline of Purcell’s opera is roughly taken from Virgil’s , Book 4, as briefly discussed below.