ARH 301 Discussion II

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ARH 301 Discussions 11.03.05 – Parthenon 11.10.05 – Trajan’s Column and the Art of Commemoration The Emperor Trajan: o Uses the spoils of the war to build complex (the forum) for the people of Rome like a gift for them o Everyone liked him o After Emperor Flavin o Captures your attention very tall; makes you feel small; semi-irritating b/c you can’t read it The author claims there must have been something else than just the frieze The building plan from the time were too far away for people to see the frieze And even the buildings that were near, very few people could access Seems more like sculpture than architecture b/c very small; not to house something; you look at it rather than use it o Frieze: means story on art strip o Forces you to circumambulate o Spiral staircases were not very popular back then; this was done for a purpose o Dark dizzy tunnel at the top, first thing you see is the hill; helps remember the hills and roman history o You get to see a lovely view of Trajan’s forum o Even if you could not go up, if you were a commoner, you still may walk around it to attempt to read it o Visual propaganda o The bands you see the most clearly (the bottom four bands) show the army getting together, preparing for battle, crossing the Danube not war; calms the people; presents a prettier picture of war o Column was tall enough to see the column from outside of the forum o At the top is no longer a statue of Trajan; it was taken down, and it is now St. Peter Sculpture: o See it from different angles; when you move around it, you notice more details, etc of the sculpture o In museums, they put sculpture in the middle of the room, so you can move around it and see all the detail Article talks about funerary sites: o Elite funerary sites: The Baker’s tomb: Tomb of M. Verifies Eurysaces Romans were very good at manipulating people to remember them after their death He owns almost all the bakeries in Rome The shape of the tomb resembles the shape of the oven he use to use Exedra of Mamia, Pompeii Semi-circular bench
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