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Visual Arts
Kristin Patterson

VISA 1P90 - Sept. 26, 2011 Funerary mask of Tutankhamun, ruled 1332-1322 BCE: Died at 19, changed his name. Tomb had lots of art, items of value. Egyptian conventions are quite recognized by now. Mummy wrapping of a young bou, c. 100-120 CE Roman Period: Conquered by Alexander the Great, a lot of different mixing of Egyptian art and Greek/Roman art. Aegean, Ancient Greek and Hellenistic Art: Sea faring nation, comfortable at sea. Stable settlements by the Bronze age. In Crete, the first center of power and wealth would develop, the Minoan civilization. Crete is the largest of the islands and was very self sufficient. In the 1900’s, Arthur Evans purchased the site and excavated it. Reconstruction of the palace complex, Knossos, Crete: We do not know the structure of the society, so it may be misleading to think of this as a place complex. There were courtyards, workshops, storage space, and even tablets were found. Bull jumping, reconstructed wall painting from palace complex, Knossos, Crete. Late Minoan Period, c. 1550-1450 BCE: The bull has a “flying gallop” position. Animals are depicted with four limbs flying outwards. Male and female present, females are depicted with pale white skin. Minoans are associated with Minotaurs. Mycenaean's dominated over the Minoans. Reconstruction of the Citadel at Mycenae: Very strong outer walls. One entrance into the citadel, two secret passageways out that not everyone would have known about. People would have entered through the Lion Gate, Mycenae, c.1250 BCE. It had two lions guarding the doorway made of stone. The lions have no heads now, but it is believed that the heads may have been made of separate materials. Cutaway drawing of Tholos tomb (Treasury of Atreus) Mycenae, c. 1300-1200 BCE: When it was first discovered it was thought to be a treasury, not a tomb. There are more than 100 of these tombs are found in Greece. Corbeled vault, interior of tholos tomb (Treasury of Atreus): Used corbelling, meaning the rocks would slowly peak to one rock at the top. Ancient Greece: Greeks all came together in order to host the first Olympics. A real interest in what it means to be a God or a hero. “Man is the measure of all things” -Greek saying. Very human art, sculptures are realistic. Zeus is the king of the Gods, God of the sky. Funerary Vessel (Krater), from Dipylon Cemetery, Athens 750-700 BCE: Found near Athens. Large scale, very detailed. Very typical of geometric period. Each individual section is framed. Lots of geometric pattern. Focus is on life more than death. Body forms are very simplified, but we have no trouble identifying what is occurring. The family of the deceased would have had this made, would have some wealth. Archaic Period (c. 600-480 BCE): Greek orders: Doric order, Ionic order, Corinthian order. A lot of court houses/museums mimic these orders in architecture. Anavysos Kouros, from cemetery at Anavysos, near Athens c. 530 BCE: Most figures are nude males. Tendency towards life size, carved completely around. Freed completely from the block. Interest in studying the human figure, looking at it and using sculpture to convey it. Like the Greeks, one foot is before the other, very rigid. These had a number of different purposes, mainly grave markers or offerings. Peplos Kore, 530 BCE: Very similar to the male Kouros, a grave marker of some sort. A suggestion of organic form in the arms and face. Remnants of pigment. Still a suggestion of form beneath the clothing. Wearing a linen sheet which was associated with goddesses. Archalc Vase Painting Exekias, Amphora showing Achilles and Ajax playing game, 540-530 BCE: There is an interest in narratives or stories. Figures aren’t fully articulated, still a profile eye. No real full sense of 3D space. A lot of detail into clothing/armor. Achilles wins over Ajax, the word four is written by his mouth, and three by Ajax’s. Achilles is depicted as larger, and is wearing his helmet. Foundry Painter, A Bronze Foundry, red-figure kylix 490-480 BCE: More of a sense of organic form. By a foundry painter, which is a painter who’s style is recognizable but the name is unknown. Found in Italy. Interest in foreshortening. Early Classical Period (480-450 BCE) Kritios Boy, c. 480 BCE: Athens is one of the main cultural centers. This is attributed to Kritios as it bears similarities to other works that are also named Kritios. There is still some stylization of this figure, and the flesh seems to look organic, as if it’s covering muscles and bone. Resting or passive expression on the face. It is an idealized expression, thought to be the most beautiful expression. There is a slight bend to the right leg, and the left leg looks as though it could perhaps hold up the body. Hip and shoulder are lowered, tending to a ripple affect through the body. Exaggerated ripple of muscle over the pelvis over to the buttocks. Warrior from Riace, c. 460-450 BCE: Found in Italy, in remarkably good condition. Silver teeth are in tact. Some stylizations of the hair left over from early Classical period. Dynamic pose reaching out into space. Very open stance. The figure is an ideal physical beauty, but it has the features of a real man, an individua
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