Week Two ITAL 150
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ltal 150 Cultural Legacies of Italy Week Two Readings 0 Metamorphosis Pygmalion Story 0 Blackboard Readings Art of Greece 0 Sprezzatura essays 5 19 30 Lecture October 6th 0 Italian Art JeanLeon Gerome sculpture turning into a person that shows movement color changes with the sculpture goddess floating at side s cmowerful but never sacrificing individual traits Greek and Roman Portraits What are some qualities Woodford associates with Greek portraits 1 abstractpowerfu and beautiful there s no sign of aging symmetrical features no cheekbones no pupils absent gaze perfect hair expressioness deaunrea perfect impossible Examples Valeria Musalina idealistic hair headdress eyebrows realistic weak chin tiny lips Spear Bearer Greek components vein natural posture absent gaze Roman components clothes gaze is purposeful posture is powerful colorful Woodford described roman art as more beautiful and more j 39 quot1 7 H quot What are the qualities associated with roman portraiture 1 realistic wrinkles receding hairline no lips ifnot prominent on actual person 2 modesty 3 decorative 4 individual portraiture for people who had the money Lecture October 8th 0 Roman Architecture and Engineering Founding of Rome 753 BCE before common era Founding of Roman Republic 509 BCE Founding of Roman Empire 27 BCE476 CE common era last fall of Rome 313 and 330 CE Christianity is made legal moved to 1453 CE Constantinople conquered Constantinople F k A 4 lt2 7 1 K r quot392 t 5 quot 39 v a I 1 Triumphs of Roman Architecture influence the grandeur that was Rome the glory that was Greece the grandeur that was Rome temples Pantheon Height of Dome 142 feet Was special because it had the same height as width it was the perfect circle The only source of light was a hole in the ceiling Thomas Jefferson s memorial was based off of the Pantheon basilicas colonnaded hall usually used for public assem lies this structure becomes shape for Christian churches baths Baths of Caracalla 211217 CE the public space was relatively cheap and had rooms of differing temperatures Golden House P d P0 2 2 T Z The Pantheon Dome The Baths of Caracalla in wTquotUi1 quot1 39an h theatresamphitheatres Greeks built theatres on a hillside never had to focus on the outside of the structure Romans had freestanding amphitheatres A prominent example is the Colosseum that had the capacity of 50000 people It had veneers of Greek orders superimposed on the aroades that made the viewer feels significant part of the huge building used oonorete aroh stronger with more weight as it grows it becomes a dome Roman Amphitheatre 2 Triumphs of Roman Engineering roads 50000 miles of road transport drinking water heating hypocaustsunderground spaces with air and heat sanitation drain pipes and aqueducts Pont du Gard900 feet Lecture October 10th 0 Roman Arts and their Afterlife in the old theatre Fiesole by Thomas hardy poem describes how far reaching powerful and proud Rome s influence was This poem was a 13 century Sicilian poem Word meanings Eturiapart of Italy that Rome conquered loamdirt delvedig 14 and 15 century artists architects and engineers had become inspired by roman painting and their perspectives Pompeii Was destroyed by a volcanic eruption had already suffered from an earthquake in 79 CE It was rediscoveredexcavated in 17481898 and 17981815 Four Pompeian Styles in Painting 1 2 3 4 Plastered blocks painted to look like marble lllusionistio figures are lifesized Decorative delicate playful not illusionistio Some illusionistio methods used but also cosmetic
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