ARHI 2300 notes week 5
ARHI 2300 notes week 5 ARHI 2300
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Date Created: 09/13/16
ARHI 2300- Cave Painting to Michelangelo Week 5 notes 9/12/16 1. Classical period a. Aphrodite of Knidos- new approach to depiction of gods by Praxiteles. i. Aphrodite is humanized and shown completely nude, draping her garment over a water pitcher ii. Not openly erotic iii. Sculpture is a copy by the Romans since the original was lost b. Weary Herakles- Sculpture in the round by Lysippos i. Sculpture depicts Herakles as exhausted and defeated ii. Shows extreme interest in human anatomy iii. Went on to inspire many artists throughout history 2. Hellenistic period a. Batttle of Isus- Mosaic depicts Alexander the Great leading battle i. Alexander’s troops would later go on to mutiny ii. It is a Roman copy of a Greek mural by Praxiteles iii. Tesserae- small piece of stone or glass used tout out desired shape iv. Foreshortening- shortening of lines to create the effect of projection into space b. Altar of Zeus- High relief of gods attacking giants i. Athena battling Alkyoneos- Depicts Athena defeating Gaia and being crowned by Nike for her victory c. Nike of Samothrace- Goddess of victory is thought to crown or congratulate victors of battle i. Uses wet drapery technique ii. Active sculpture d. Sleeping Satyr- Erotic nude statue i. Nudity begins to become sexual e. Laocoon and His Sons- Based on tragedy written by Sophocles i. Laocoon tried to warn the Trojans about the Trojan horse, which angers some of the gods. The gods sent serpents after him and his sons as punishment ii. So much emotion can be seen on Laocoons’s face, which was never seen before
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