Exam 2 - Exam 2 October 22nd Creation and Structure: The...

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Exam 2 October 22 nd Creation and Structure: The Judeo-Christian World Religion and Art o Most common type of art in museums o Religion existed in every culture o Christianity framed peoples view of the world o Well known allows it to last for ages and ages Depiction of Gods o Greeks depicted gods as attractive humans o Other people depicted gods as animals o Christians depicted God in other ways, controversial ways Bible o Old testament (Jews) First five books – Torah o New testament (Christ, Jesus) Where Christian story began Christianity needed to appear not ‘new’ borrowed many things from mythology, ideas that already existed Trinity o God has 1 essence, but he has 3 persons, with distinct natures All co-eternal, exist out of time All active in history at different moments God the Farther Old Testament Bible Jesus New Testament God the Father’s son Holy Spirit Dove Intermediary between God and humanity at specific moments o Christ’s baptism Representation of God on earth after Jesus’
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death o No consistent physical description of God the Father Can be represented as Christ – human Can be represented as the dove God’s Depiction o Genesis – the creation story First book of old testament How universe became to be Six days Sixth day he creates man God created man to look like him So God was drawn like humans are drawn o Man looks like God, God looks like Jesus difficult to depict Put A halo around God or Jesus’ head o Michelangelo – 1360 during Renaissance Makes God the Father just as perfect, but older with long white hair, flowing beard Compared to Zeus Puts God in a toga What a figure of power would have worn in Ancient times – Toga of senator Representation of power o Contemporary outfit of power Papal Crown – three crowns stacked on top of each other Still wearing a more elaborate toga First humans o Adam Adamah – Hebrew word for earth First Man – formed out of dust on the ground Compared to Prometheus’ mud men Always naked at the creation, in the garden, apple o Eve Havvah – Hebrew word for live Formed from Adam’s rib bone Compared to Aphrodite – powerful and dangerous Always naked at the creation, in the garden, apple One of the very few times that a biblical story could contain nude characters Made the depiction very popular
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o Garden of Eden Adam and Eve allowed to eat from every tree in the Garden except for the Forbidden Tree of Knowledge Serpent lured Eve to the Tree – promised that Adam will learn good from evil if she eats the apple Original Sin – violation of God’s one law, attempt of man to be like God Why only God now can decide what’s good and evil Life for man is no longer perfect bliss – now filled with unremitting labor o Like Prometheus’ returning fire to humans, but only with labor
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2011 for the course ARTH 102 taught by Professor Gregg,c during the Fall '07 term at George Mason.

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Exam 2 - Exam 2 October 22nd Creation and Structure: The...

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