Phidian or Michael Angelesque forms gather their own peculiar associations of divinity or power.
These are the entelechy of Phidian Genius; and who but must see these in Chantreys solar face, and in all his manners?
The other great Phidian ideal, that of Athena, was represented by several statues, both in Athens and in other cities.
But this is only a farmer's criticism,—a Crispin feeling the bunions on some Phidian statue.
And underneath, Apollo, crossing the sea to Delphi, of the Phidian time.
It is true that full drapery seems more consistent with the dignified and august figures of Phidian art.
In Beauty's own dear day, had shone a polished Phidian vase!
Like the Phidian Zeus his proportions are all the more majestic for the distance which rounds over any venial defect.
"Gone to console his 'sleepy Venus' for the damage done to her 'Phidian nose,'" she says to Taffy, with rather a bitter laugh.
His hard face was ashen with rage, and he stared at a calendar on the wall with his cold, Phidian stare.