Greek Art 2

Greek Art 2 - Greek Art Part 2 Hellenistic Characteristics...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/11/09 Greek Art Part 2
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5/11/09 Hellenistic Characteristics Greeks became interested in the complexity and diversity of humans Different people were being portrayed ,for example the Gallic people (people of modern day France) who were the enemies of the Greeks Began to closely examine the complexity of expressions and body form The idea of real vs. ideal was being exemplified in the sense that art was being depicted realistically but in ideal beauty
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5/11/09 Dying Gaul (or Dying Gallic Hellenistic sculpture Gallic people were seen to be a barbaric race compared to the superior the Greeks This soldier trumpeter is at his last moments of life, dying with a sense of beauty making the viewer feel pity and admiration
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5/11/09 Gallic Propagandistic because the Greeks defeated the Gallic people and showed them to be barbaric, in this case the chief was barbaric enough to kill his wife first The limp body of the wife compared to the body of the chief demonstrates the line between living and dead Was meant to arouse the viewer’s emotions, such as respect, as the chief takes his life Once again shows the
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5/11/09 Socrates Bust of Socrates He was not very pretty, most of the time he was depicted as ugly
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5/11/09 Rape of Ganymed Depicts the scene when Ganymede is kidnapped and raped by Zeus who fell in love with him From this scene, Zeus is often represented by an eagle
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5/11/09 Temple of Apollo at Temple dedicated to Apollo Contained many treasuries The temple was built as an independent element to be intergraded with the natural features of the site
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5/11/09 Acropolis
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5/11/09 The Acropolis – “acro” means high and “polis” means city Persians destroyed everything on the Acropolis so the Greeks
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5/11/09 Diagram of Acropolis
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5/11/09 The Parthenon The Parthenon Gateway of the Parthenon
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUM 1 taught by Professor Cox during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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Greek Art 2 - Greek Art Part 2 Hellenistic Characteristics...

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