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Unformatted text preview: Oct 31 st to Dec 7 th Politics drives Roman art Dates are often on the art piece itself Ancient rome worked on a patronage system o Know who the patrons of the art were!! o What is the subject matter/content(something expressed through some medium) o What is the symbolism? Snake=earth Bare feet & naked= diety o Battle, treaty, wedding, economic/political event? Oct 31 st o Images from the eruption of mt. Vesuvius (80s AD) The paintings came from the medieval times Pliny the younger(saw from a distance) and elder(died) witnessed the eruption from diff places Pumace & pyroclastic flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dio Cassius wrote about the eruption o Herculaneum Seaside Baths at Herculaneum Palaestra= writing grounds Considerably smaller than pompey A working town that had evidence of fishing boats o Body Casts: People/animals covered in ash and discintigrated from the heat and left a negative space When they were discovered they were filled with plaster to make the casts Most people died from toxic gases o Lapilli: the pebbles of pumace that fell(on Herculaneum) o Pyroclastic Flow/Tufa: The ash(fell on pompey) o Villa of Veius Pollio Augustan West of Naples Has literary refrences Owned by pubalus beteus pulio?? Who was a friend of Augustus o Villa San Marco Stabiae, Italy on a ridge on the bay Innovative architecturally and it was a pleasure villa o Villa of Bosoreale Circa 60-40 B.C. More well preserved Elaborately decorated with frescoes o VILLA OF THE PAPYRI Owned by L. Calpurnius Piso Caesonius Julius Caesars father-in-law Followed Epicurius and was the enemy of Cicero During the time of Augustus One of the first villas in the preservation art? Many sculptures The wrestlers The fawn Located in Herculaneum Several large statues Long fountain 1785 Papyri found in the LIBRARY Most well known for the library and papyri fountain Dug by Carl Weber He stole things for the King of Naples No scholarly observation when it was first discovered Today the villa is still deeply embedded underground...
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- Fall '08