ARLT Final study guide

ARLT Final study guide - Review Sheet Art and Architecture...

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Review Sheet Art and Architecture Scenes from odyssey in Sperlonga Summer banqueting hall began by Tiberious and finished by other emperors. Extraordinarily sculpted. Dramatic and Baroque in style. Notice the flame-like treatment of the hair. Julius Caesar’s helmsman o Exaggerated muscle. Focus on facial agony. Laocoon Man and boy being eaten by two snakes Exaggerated muscles Pain on face Swirling designs Twisting of the torso Baroque sculpture to go along with baroque painting. Baroque: Dramatic, theatrical, use of light in a highly dramatic way, playing with a variety of forms, predilection for the curved line. Domus Transitoria Began in 62. Destroyed by fire in 64. Attempt to join Tiberian palace across the forum to imperial properties on the hill Round domed chamber measuring 8 meters in diameter. o Corridors going each way. Richly decorated. Colored marble, glass.
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Associated with Baroque architecture. Neronian Baroque. o Theatrical element. Strong use of the curved line. o Enormous interest in the continuity of space. Not blocked off in any way. Appreciates the design of space. o Dramatic exploitation of lighting. Main light comes through the occulus in the dome. Domus Aurea East/West orientation Entire structure is concrete and vaulted. o Concrete covered with stucco and has marble panelings or mosaics. Almost a complete contradiction to Roman Architectural rules. o Self contained areas not conjoined by any kind of design. o Five sided court was the first instance in European architecture. Octagonal Room Large Oculus 6m in diameter. 8 concrete pillars. Closed, barrel vaulted chambers on five sides. Pillars buttress the dome. Dramatic use of lighting Dome rises to 9.6m. Mosaic of night sky and stars on wall. Presentation of Nero as the ruler of all the cosmos. Moves Roman architecture into dome form. Ixion Room
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Painting that deals with the punishment of ixion. Fourth style paintings. Cover large amounts of subject matter. 2 major reoccurring areas. o Myth o Nature Classical way of painting varies much from the mythical way. Classical shows frozen event. Academic painting. Very Greek Trojan Horse Mythical is highly impressionistic. Minimalist detail. Use of color. Myth is very non- greek. Very Roman Figures are not picked out in a particular way. Drama in picture is achieved through single figures in groups and the combination of horizontal, vertical, and swirling composition lines. The Lost Ram Complete misnomer. Lamb is about to be killed. Not lost. Extraordinary gradation of colors. Contention in the picture is from the lines of composition. Get diagonal and straight vertical lines of the shrine. Shepherd figures painted like apparitions in the rocks.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARLT 100g taught by Professor 02:00-03:20pm during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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