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FAH101H1 Lecture Notes - Otto Demus, Damnatio Memoriae, Ponte Milvio


Department
Art
Course Code
FAH101H1
Professor
J.Wollens

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Monuments of Art History FAH 101 9/20/2012 2:13:00 PM
Reading pg 115
What remains when we die:
Judgment
Paradise/hell
How to qualify
Who prays for us
Connection between here or there
Mind and body ?
External after life
Soul?
How do we ensure to be remembered beyond death ?
Monuments
Pictures
Paintings
Tombstones aren’t for the dead but for the living
Furanary figures
perpetrates the dead into our society and secures the continuity if
not the perpetuity of that individual for the world to come and
commerates it for the living.
Ex. plastered skill from Jericho c, 7000 bc
The image can take place as a portrait or a Simulacrum or can depict a
portrait according to the historical conventions of similitude and resemblance
The criteria for the realism of these portraits depends on the social
conditions
Monuments
Public graveyards
Lincoln memorial
Constantine the great ( idealized) v.s sculptures made after real
people
Sculpture that has been ritually buried **

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Statues from the Abu temple carrying beakers
Eqyptions
did not distinguish between body and soul. They believed that the
was a force called Ka that feeds on bodies and lives of the dead
corpses so they preserved dead bodies.
They kept food, clothing, utensils in the grave
Animals were also mummified
Steps of arcitecture of the pyramid
Mastaba -> stepped pyramid -> pyramid
Funerary complex
King Khafre- sculptures created abdobes for the ka
Woman brewing beer- buried with the dead to serve them
Cerveteri (Italy) interior of the to
mb has homey feel and space for people to visit the death
is painted with leopards, banqueters and musicians ( fresco)
China
Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC 16 yrs)
Mang Tian responsible for the great wall to warn off xiongnu tribes
Built the terra cotta army to protect him
The burial of emperor QiShihuangs had a tomb with the shape of
pyramid
many tombs in china contain real skeletons
spirit utensils ( mingqi) buried in tombs
a tomb is a replica of reality, perpetuates life on earth
Terra Cotta soliders
were never supposed to be found
live people were buried there too alive ( workers)
why were terra cotta soliders chosen instead of real soliders ?
pragmatism?, why not wood?, why look real?

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All of the soliders were destroyed in a fire so archeologists put them
back together
Facial types, hair etc
“ a totally unprecedented systematic attention to accuracy to
verisimilitu…
The issue of likeness
What are they supposed to represent
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