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Roman/Greek Art History FA 305 Week One Notes

by: McKenna Laskey

Roman/Greek Art History FA 305 Week One Notes

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Week one notes, mostly just beginning terms and syllabus information. Important to know in order to be able to have the vocabulary to talk about Art, particularly Roman and Greek art.
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fine arts, Art History, Art, Roman, Greek




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Date Created: 01/13/16
FA 305­01: History of Roman/Greek Art Week 1 Notes 1­13­16 Contexualizing Roman Art and Architecture  Etruscan Forerunners  An overview of Roman art and architecture in broad strokes o Fig leaves were added during the vatican (because how dare genitals???!!!)  Issues of Reception and re­interpretation  o The roman word has been reinterpreted by the world afterwards  Before the romans: etruscan forerunners (1,000­200BC) o Why is so ittle known about them?  They didn’t have a writing system o What do we know  Agrarians (farmers)  Rich/poor burials were only  Religious space:  o Art  architecture  Didn’t have concrete yet  Made of stone  Lots of columns   Column style does not have fluting o Base o Shaft (fluting/lines on shaft) o Capital (top part) o Supposed to resemble a person (supposed to relate to  gender)   Pediment (roof part)  Architecture (temples)  Greek o Enter from all sides (democratic) o Symetrical o Lots of columns o Made from marble  Roman o Lots of columns o Can only be entered from one side o Made from marble  Etruscans o Less columns o Entered from one side o Made from wood  Funerary monuments  o Figures recline on their left elbow  Only slaves sat in chairs  Food was supposed to taste better while laying  down o Wine was always mixed with water o Interior of a tomb  Take things from your burial chamber into the  afterlife  Burial spaces are circular (walk around to  remember the dead)  Ceramic things lasted better tha other things  Females are protrayed paler because they were always indoors,  men were portrayed darker because they were outside more  Nudity meant gods, heroes, or athletes (except for women, because only divine women were allowed to be shown nude)  Greek gods were absorbed and assimilated into roman culture  which is why all the gods have two names  Fibulae (safety pins) o To secure the togas  o Only the emperor could wear a circular one  Swastica was originally a symbol for water and abundance and life (was later appropriated by nazzis)  Ceramic statues needed supports   Acroteria (life sized statues of people or animals, but mostly gods)  Pateraie (plates)  1­15­16  Terocatta  Contrapossto (one foot foreward, figure is shifting weight)  Senators wore boots  Figures got more naturalistic through time  Etruscans used lots of bronze o Abstracted but relatively realistic o Chimeras were depicted (stylized and abstracted) o She wolf (Romulus and Remus were brothers left to die, but then the she wolf  saved them and they survived, but they fought a Romulus won) 753 BCE o Hair is very stylized Republican Period Temples o Always ascend upwards towards the gods (so temples have stairs that ascend into  the temple) o Columns at the top instead of bottom o Reliefs at the bottom o Great Altar at Pergamon 180 BC, marble Tombs looked like temples  Triglyphs  People had at least three names which meant citizenship  Could only be buried outside city walls Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus – Late Republican Hellanistic Period  o Mars (dressed similar to Agustus), liked sacrifice  o Poseidon getting married (in a chariot, with fish etc.) 


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