FA 305 Week 5 Notes
FA 305 Week 5 Notes 305
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Date Created: 02/27/16
FA 30501: Art History of Greece and Rome Week V Notes 2816 Art in Flavian Period Themes o Civic art and daily life in Rome o Commemorative monuments in Rome Civic monuments in Rome: Imperial Buildings in daily life o Circus Maximus, Rome Horse racing Very popular o Flavian Amphitheatre (colosseum) –dedicated in 80 AD Numismatics (coins) Floor is removable Gladiator battles Animals for battle The more important you are the closer you are to the action Retractable roof (velarium) o Vespasian’s Temple of PeaceFlavian Early art gallery Important things were displayed (things taken from other countries after battles) Give thanks for victories, then an era of peace o Flavian PalaceDomitian o The Forum Transitorium (Forum of Nerva) – dedicated in 97 AD Commemorative monuments in Rome o Cancellaria reliefs – Vespasian/Domitian/Nerva Domitia was damned Distancing from Julio Claudians (no more comma shaped locks) Domitia didn’t like being bald (lost hair early on) so he often had hair added on Since he was damned, some had the hair taken off Some portraits were of Domitia, and then were recurved to be Nerva o Arch of Titus 8085 AD Emperors wanted to build their arches near Augustus’ arch because they wanted to be associated with Augustus Reliefs on either side and top of the inside of the arch (people are meant to walk through it) Titus destroyed the temple of Jerusalem Arch/gate of triumph Nike is the goddess of victory, depicted with wings and often crowns people who are victorious Apotheosis (becoming a god) Can only be deified after death (because otherwise it is blasphemy) Discuss tradition and innovation on the Arch of Titus 21016 Title Chiaroscuro (creates lights and darks, deep drilled holes to create dark) Tradition (what is the same) innovation (what is different) Tables help organize information Things to talk about with a piece o Visual evidence o Significance (how it relates to other works) o Identification (if you don’t know what the piece is called, you can guess who it is, what it is, what it depicts, etc.)
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