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Unformatted text preview: • Mesopotamia- Code of Hammurabi (guidelines, like 10 commandments), early hieroglyphs, • Greece (Hellenic)- sculpture more life-like (Kouri), no arms, depicted strength, like that of the civilization. Post and Lintel architecture. Writing represented the Greek Ideals, so did theater. Greek Tragedies had hymns sung to Dionysus. Sappho wrote sexual poems to her students, countered the Greek Ideal. • Hellenistic- math, anatomy, geography, and astronomy more prevalent; Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle key, defined how people thought about the body and soul, how we look at the world and its origin. • Rome- began using Latin in writing, made a person a great orator and writer. Art mix of Greek and Asian, emotion was in sculpture, heroes were big, sensual with women covering selves, action in sculpture’s positioning. Arches and vaults, aqueducts, columns and pillars (roman). 1 st dome, largest ever built. Busts were only way to depict people. • Christianity- writings of the Bible, separation of mind and body. Basilica- roman floor plan for a meeting/assembly hall, built in Vatican. All look alike, Side isles (5), coffered ceiling- wood, and bronze. o St. Peter’s churches set tone for early Christian architecture. o Throne of Maximian- 546-556CE, built in Egypt, used by archbishop. Most significant single sculpture of the period . Matthew, Mark, Luke and John carved in front and grapevines all over. Peacocks=immortalityMatthew, Mark, Luke and John carved in front and grapevines all over....
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- Spring '08
- The Canterbury Tales, Writer, Greek Ideal, Basilica roman floor