Time Traveling Art Historian

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Time Traveling Art Historian Jennifer O’Neal HUM 205 Tina LePage Axia College of University of Phoenix October 16, 2011
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Hello, my name is Jennifer O’Neal and I have had the great pleasure of being able to travel back in time to visit a couple periods of history. I am looking forward to sharing the experiences I have had with you. First I traveled back to take a look at the Roman Civilization. Second stop is going to be in Rome during the Italian renaissance to see the painting of The School of Athens by Raphael. And finally I knew I would make my final stop in America prior to World War II to look at the early 20 th century. Let’s get the trip started and head to Rome, Italy. My beginning destination during this trip is in many ways, Rome inherited its culture, art, literature, philosophy, and religious life from Greece. By the seventh century B.C.E. and along with the Latins, Etruscans, and Celts, the Greeks occupied parts of the Italian peninsula. This ensured the influence of Greek ways on the developing Italian culture. However, it was the later Roman determination to control and rule the entire Western world that consolidated the Hellenization of the West and much of the Eastern World. Even more effectively than Alexander the Great, the Romans spread Greek art and literature as far as Britain in the north, Africa in the south, the Euphrates River in the east, and Spain in the west. Apart from disseminating Greek culture, Roman civilization produced remarkable achievements of its own, in the fields of politics, law, and engineering (Benton & DiYanni, 2008).
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In the Roman period I visited the Pantheon, which is a great work of architecture and one of the most sacred structures in the world. The Pantheon which was constructed during the control of Emperor Hadrian the temple was built to dedicate the gods. The Pantheon was built originally as a Roman temple and was eventually sanctified as a Catholic church. As, I stand on the porch I face a smaller Piazza della Rotonda. I go to the inside of the building through the bronze doors, I enter the circular room. The dome is based on the arch principle, and is one of the great inventions of Roman Architecture. The height and diameter of the dome are the same—144 feet, because it is raised on a high base. The oculus (eye) of the dome is 30 feet across and it is the main source of lighting (Benton & DiYanni, 2008). The second destination of my trip is The Vatican Palace in Rome, where Raphael Santi Pained the School of Athens from 1510 to 1511 for Pope Julius II. This fresco embodies how the people of the renaissance longed for classical learning and truth (Benton & DiYanni, 2008). In 1510, upon hearing of the abilities
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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