2 David Schab Art Apprecia0on I 3 L. Smith, Instructor 4 Na0onal‐Louis University April 2011 6 51
2 David Schab Art Apprecia0on I 3 L. Smith, Instructor 4 Na0onal‐Louis University April 2011The Gallery of War 6 5 1
Welcome To My Gallery Of War• Through out centuries humans had the desire for art and war. In my gallery you will take a journey through time and see how art inﬂuenced and took part in creating protective gear for warriors!
Iron Age, 150-50 BCFrom the River Thames at Waterloo Bridge, London, England Iron Age, 150-50 BC Horned helmet In this peace clearly you can see the workmanship and the designs of an artist. Even though it was stated that this helmet was not for protection it was a symbol of importance and the best way an artist can show this, was through the detailed workmanship and materials used.Height: 24.200 cmCircumference: 58.500 cmGift of the Port of London AuthorityP&EE 1988 10-4 1Room 50: Britain and Europe
• This peace displays the use of geometric shapes and use of lines to give this work a rich and powerful appearance during iron age.
Roman, 1st century AD Roman, 1st century AD Bronze gladiators helmet This helmet was created for the largest of the gladiators. At the time gladiators were professional athletes. The helmet is almost like a sculpture, created to strike fear in to others and to protect the gladiator at the same time.Height: 46.000 cmPurchased with the assistance of Miss H.R. LevyGR 1946.5-14.1Room 69: Greek and Roman life
• The gladiators had to have a intimidating look. The artist who created the helmet made sure to include many geometric and color choices in order to accomplish the frightening strong look.
• This helmet is interesting due to it’s many artistic features. One of the many features is the use of animals on the helmet as ornaments and to incorporate them in to the overall design.
16th century AD Iron helmet From Japan Muromachi period, early 16th century AD Sujibachi-type It is just amazing how the Japanese created the helmet for protection and added the symbols and even a signature of a school master. I am assuming a military school.Gift of Brigadier W. G. Lang-AndersonAsia JA 1953.4-17.1
• The Japanese helmets had a style to them that separate them from the rest. Using lines to strengthen the top of the helmet and adding ornaments with insignias of schools or army regiments.
17th century (helmet)From Japan 17th centuryMomoyama period, late 16th century (cuirass and sleeves;Edo period, 17th century (helmet), 18th-19th century (remainder) Set of armor Another Japanese helmet this one deﬁnitely was created to impress the enemy and scare them to surrender. The colors and the insignia is very close to the 16 Century helmet from Japan. However with this one they used more color and balance. It is very symmetrical as well to make both sides look equally magniﬁcent. Height: 1.250 m (as mounted) Asia JA OA+13545 Rooms 92-94: Japan
• This magniﬁcent display of color and shape on the samurai armor and helmet shows the creative spirit of the Japanese people and the artists who create them. The symmetry throughout this peace shows the attention to detail and the society it was created by.
Early 20th century AD Early 20th century AD Wooden helmet mask This was an interesting helmet mask it was designed for a female not male like all the other peaces. It was not used for protection from harm but as a initiation in to the society ritual. The girlish shapes in this peace provide some insights as to how women were viewed in africa among the tribes.Mende people, Sierra Leone
• This peace was created with many shapes and lines and for the most part it looks symmetrical. The dark color makes you wonder what is this mask what is it used for. At ﬁst glance you may think it is for a soldier but the truth is its for a woman during a ritual.
• The six peaces I have chosen to display in the gallery utilized many of the principles of design, all seam to have a focal point. I think the art work on the helmets was meant to get an advantage over the opponent in battle, the more lavish the designs the more powerful the person wearing it appeared. The main reason I wanted to use the helmets was to show the differences in helmets across centuries.• Originally I was going to create a gallery with paintings and sculptures but when I came upon the helmets I realized that this is art. If you reﬂect back to week 1 and the question what is ART, you realize how much we have learned in this class in such a short time. Even though we have learned many things I know for my self that I will never have an answer the the question “what is art” nor do I want to deﬁne it. In my opinion Art should be what it is the unknown something that will always surprise us and shock us, indulge us and make us cry. Thats why let art be art and not a deﬁnition created by webster dictionary and let future generations deﬁne art in their own ways.
Gallery LayoutThe layout, when you enter you are greeted by a gladiator helmet and images of gladiator fights for more dramatic effect. You may go to the right or leftof the gladiator helmet and continue viewing the exhibits.