ARTH 1010 Lecture 1 Notes
Roman Late Republic 1st century B.C.
-eclectic; derives from other sources (Greek, Etruscan)
-uses art to send a political message
-Roman concrete is a breakthrough in building
-Early development of vaulting
-popular art strives
ARTH 1010 Lecture 4 Notes
-27 B.C.-96 A.D.
-Roman concrete was a breakthrough in architecture that allowed for the vaults and massive
dome with oculus at the top
-vault-haunch clerestory lighting in the octagonal dome room
ARTH 1010 Lecture 3 Notes
Augustus wearing corona civica
-27 B.C.-96 A.D.
-meant to be a political statement: Oak wreath is for saving the life of a Roman citizen; as
emperor, hes saved them all
-youthful, idealistic face and lack of rigid frontality (tur
ARTH 1010 Lecture 2 Notes
Relief with funeral procession from Amiternum
-1st century B.C.
-the body appears to be propped up, solely so it can be seen clearly in the sculpture
-the multiple ground lines also attempt to display a clearer picture of the see
ARTH 1010 Lecture 5 Notes
-earliest well-preserved example of a basilica
-tribunal platform at the endused for law
-mirrors layout of forum
-first built with stone and mortar; point where Roman concrete becomes important
ARTH 1010 Lecture 6 Notes
Early Byzantine 6th century A.D.
-mosaics are common; reflection of light creates gold, shiny, ethereal atmosphere
-there is a departure from classicism
-no 3d space
-lack of lighting
-always able to see both eyes
ARTH 1010 Lecture 10 Notes
Essay on San Vitale
Church of San Vitale, Ravenna
-ambulatory on two levels
-Largely central plan (associated with martyrdom, in this case San Vitalis), with
embellishments on one s
ARTH 1010 Lecture 9 Notes
-Christianity initially regarded as cult-like
-Resurrection + Promise of salvation
-sharing and borrowing of symbolshard to identify without context
-Dura-Europus: Eastern Pompeii
-Compare w/ Priene: ort
ARTH 1010 Lecture 8 Notes
Roman Issues of Succession
-Nero killed in coup, Vespasian dies natural death, Titus dies in battle (?), Domitian overthrown,
Senate appoints Nerva (adopts Trajan to please army), dies natural death, Trajan dies on the way
ARTH 1010 Lecture 7 Notes
-does a better job relating to classical sculpture; less restricted to the surface, more 3d
-baptistery is separated
Gothic France 1140-1300 A.D.
Gothic England 1220-1520 A.D.
Gothic Germany 1180-1280 A.D.
Gothic Italy 14th