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Art History of Ancient Greece and Rome, notes on week VI
Greek and Roman Art History
Hallie Meradith
Class Notes
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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 


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