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History of Art 2001 1/25/16

by: Leah Lindak

History of Art 2001 1/25/16 HA 2001

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Human and Divine
History of Western Art I
Barbara Haeger
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leah Lindak on Wednesday January 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HA 2001 at Ohio State University taught by Barbara Haeger in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 170 views. For similar materials see History of Western Art I in Art at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 01/27/16
1/25/16 Learn dates on power points However, there is an exception for the following cultures Any dates between 3500 and 1600 BCE will be acceptable for: Sumerian Akkadian Neo-Sumerian Babylonian Regarding Term: terms such as hieratic scale will NOT appear on every image to which they apply. Once you learn the significance of the term you will be able to use it in your analysis Be able to say what a piece tells you about the culture Representing Rulers- making visible conceptions of power and authority  Both Gudea and Hammurabi wear the woolen cap instead of the horns  symbol of divinity  Seated statue of Gudea holding a temple plan, Neo-Sumerian, ca. 2100 BCE o Pious ruler  Inscription o Victory Stele of Naram-Sin  Two inscriptions  History of the monument  History of the ruler (Naram-Sin) o Gudea  One inscription  Describes himself as the Good Shepard  Spoke to the god  Commemorates Gudea Assyrian and Persian Empires Imperial Palaces: Asserting Power and Shaping the Experience of the Viewer  Assyrian Empire o The Assyrian empire is far greater than Akkadian  Still concerned with power and military  Celebrates brutality o Reconstruction of the Citadel of Sargon II, Assyrian, ca.  Point is to be controlled by the sculpture o Lamassu (winged, human-headed bull), Assyrian, ca. 720- 705 BCE  Focus of sculpture in palace  Positioned on the entrance into a gate  13 feet tall  Inside the Citadel  “Portrait” of Sargon II himself  Extreme strength and power  High relief  Repetition of forms just like Head of Akkadian Ruler o Rounded curls with spiraling effect o Controlled beard  Busy pattern with extreme detail and attention to muscle  Reconstruction of Ashurbanipal II’s throne room at Nimrud  Persian Empire o Persepolis: Subjects bringing tribute /Professional frieze, Persian, ca. 521-465 BCE  Audience Hall  A forest of columns  Establishing a sense of order o Everyone enters together  Subjects bringing gifts to the king, Persian, ca. 521- 465 BCE  Annual gift bringing to whatever ruler is in throne at the time  Regularity of registers like the Warka Vase  Subjects are larger than life, and what was seen going on in the relief was what the people would be doing o Very similar but have some small differences  Clothes, head gear  Stance  One man standing in a different direction o Serves as a symbol that they are not all followers but a community  Gender is the same  Different but united 


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