History of Art 240 Lecture 2 July 2nd (2)

History of Art 240 Lecture 2 July 2nd (2) - History of Art...

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History of Art 240 Lecture 2 July 2 nd Arch of Titus, Rome Arch built by Emperor Titus, was created as a triumph, he celebrates the sacking of Jerusalem. Images that comes from the roman empire that starts to create a Christian (e-graphy?) Image portraying movement. Is there space above their head, is it naturalistic, abstract? Drapery (detailed). Lounging forward. Detailed chisled hair. Naturalistic detail. Roman art coming from Greek art. Roman art “highest of the high” because most Naturalistic. Statue of Augustus in marble. Statue of Augustus position: contra-postal. Half the body is bearing weight, half the body is not. Marble statue needs support so it will come with a little puti or a bush, etc. because of the support of the weight. Pose, s-curve, what is statue doing, what is their posture and why? Roman emperor with roman haircut made into “greek” stylistic art. Leaves over head more intellectual than military. Constantine, colossal statue Emperor takes on divine persona because of the following of the people. Constantine reached the height of emperor “cult”, first emperor to convert and legalize Christianity. Similar hair. Isn’t much realistic, must more exaggerated, more stiff, sitting, very important, eyes are exaggerated. Establishes him as a divine authority rather than just a regular man. More formal in pose, abstract eyes. Effect, makes him seem less of human. Shading. Arch of Constantine, Battle of the Melvian(?) bridge. Constantine sees cross in the sky, then wins battle, after battle he builds arch. A hunt scene chasing boar, an action scene; offering of things. Two circular images “medallions” then we have a rectangle at bottom. Medallions of a prior emperor (Hadrian). Constantine is the “rectangle”. Taking images of his ancestor and putting together of previous emperor Hadrian, to show that he is Constantine. What is different from Constantine’s? Medallion image is a early roman art.
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