FA 305 Week 6 Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by McKenna Laskey on Saturday February 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 305 at Washington State University taught by Hallie Meradith in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Greek and Roman Art History in Fine arts at Washington State University.
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Date Created: 02/27/16
FA 30501: Art History of Greece and Rome Week VI Notes 2/17/16 Wall Paintings Wall paintings, mosaics, and domestic contexts Pompeii o Mount Vesuvius o The wall paintings there were well preserved because of the volcano eruption People were very superstitious Frescos Wall paintings were everywhere Mosaics o Made of small squares (tesserae) o If it looks pixelish, it is probably a mosaic Fresco styles (not important to study the difference, just know that there were differences) st o 1 style: made to imitate architecture (was around for very long) and made to look like marble nd o 2 style: one point perspective o 3 style: 2 style smaller th o 4 style: a combination of everything that came before (also things to look like paintings on the wall) Dining on one elbow was supposed to be best for digestion Venus was depicted nude most of the time Venus was married to Mars Dionysus was the god of wine Narcissus falls in love with himself when he sees his reflection o Echo was in love with Narcissus but he never heard her Halos started before the Christian period Hercules is shown with a club and a lion skin Drinking horns (Rhyton) 2/19/16 Trajanic Rome Kline (couch) Kline funerary relief of Ulpia Epigone o Woman reclining on funerary couch o Nude to the waste o Being represented as Venus (because Venus is the only woman who was shown nude) o Domed hair (sponge like) o Idealized Funerary relief of the Vibius family o Depicted like the imperial family o Augustan period o Woman’s toga is pulled over head (probably for a sacrifice because one must hide their head from the divine) o Sacrifices at funerary homes were common Funerary altar of Quintus Gavius Musicus o Roman citizens had three names o Late Flavian/early Trajanic Tomb of the Haterii o Late Flavian/early Trajanic o Reliefs When someone is on a pedestal, they are probably meant to be a statue Funerary monuments start to become more personal Roman Forum (Trajan) o They wanted their Forum to be as close to Augustus’ as possible o Quadriga (four horse chariot) o Wanted to bring lots of people so you can be remembered o The gates did not survive but we know what they looked like by depictions on coins o Column of Trajan o Nude man of top of column (might be Trajan) o Trajan was the most successful emperor (the empire was biggest under his rule) o Column is hollow