ARH 251 Study guide

ARH 251 Study guide - STUDY GUIDE NAME: Youth and Female...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
STUDY GUIDE NAME: Youth and Female Demon ARTIST: N/A DATE: early 4 th century BCE MATERIAL: Stone (cinerary container) ORIGIN: Cerveteri, Italy NOTES: - A man and a woman sit at either end of a couch - The woman’s wing’s identify her not as the young man’s wife but as a demon from the world of the dead - The scroll in her left hand may record his fate - He wears his mantle pulled down around his waist (Etruscan style) - The two figures create a balanced composition but their separation marks a new mood of melancholy associated with death - Wealthy Etruscans bury their dead together in family tombs with cinerary urns like this one NAME: She-Wolf ARTIST: N/A DATE: ca. 500 BCE MATERIAL: Bronze ORIGIN: NOTES: - made by a Etruscan artist / cast in one piece - her stance and pattern show the wolfs muscular body and position for attack show her power - the early history and subject matter of the statue are unkown but the twin babies are Romulus and Remus beneath her and were added between 1471 and 1473 CE
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
NAME: Reconstruction of an Etruscan temple ARTIST: As described by Vitruvius DATE: MATERIAL: ORIGIN: Veii NOTES: - temples were built of mud brick and wood (only the stone structures survived) - early temples consisted of modest rectangular cellas (rooms for holding cult figures) - they are characterized by a tall podium with steps on the front. The steps lead to a deep porch supported by rows of two columns, and to the cella beyond which was often subdivided into three compartments. - The roof was made of cotta tiles and hung well over the walls in wide eaves to shield the mud brick from rain. NAME: Apollo ARTIST: DATE: ca. 510 BCE MATERIAL: teracotta
Background image of page 2
ORIGIN: Veii NOTES: - four life-sized terracotta statues crowned the ridge of the roof of a late sixth-century temple - they formed a dynamic group of representing the contest of Hercules, and Apollo for the sacred hind (female deer) in the presence of other deities - the best preserved of the four is Apollo ROME NAME: Veristic male portrait ARTIST: N/A DATE: early first century BCE MATERIAL: Marble, life size ORIGIN: Rome Notes: - literary sources revel that the Senate and People of Rome honored political or military figures by putting their statues on display in the Roman Forum (the civic heart of the city) - majority of them were stone and represent men at an advanced age - wrinkles cover their faces, etching crags into their cheeks and brows. - Distinguished marks like warts or hooked nose were played up rather than smoothed over - The veil suggested that the subject was a priest, although there is no way of knowing what the subject looked like the image appears overly realistic a term that scholars call veristic - To the Romans responsibility and experience came with seniority and most magistracies had minimum age requirements –an image marked by age therefore conveyed the requisite qualities for winning votes for political office.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
NAME: Temple of Portunus ARTIST: N/A DATE: ca. 80-70 BCE MATERIAL: ORIGIN: Rome
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course ARH 251 taught by Professor Nulton during the Fall '09 term at Rhode Island.

Page1 / 30

ARH 251 Study guide - STUDY GUIDE NAME: Youth and Female...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online