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Notes on Art History of Greece and Rome Week V
Greek and Roman Art History
Hallie Meradith
Class Notes
Roman art history, Art History, history, Rome, Greece
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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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