http://www.edu.pe.ca/rural/class_webs/art/images/venus%20of%20willendorf.jpg http://www.utexas.edu/courses/classicalarch/images1/cycladlady.jpg Venus of Willendorf, limestone, approx. 4 ½” high, from Willendorf, Austria. Firgurine of a woman, from the Cycladic Islands, marble, approx. 1’6” high.
Khafre: http://www.all-art.org/images_hist16/29.jpg: Graywacke, from ca. 2520-2494 BCE, Old Kingdom. Hatshepsut:http://www.culturevulture.net/ArtandArch/images/hatshep2.jpg. Standing Hatshepsut, red granite, ca. 1473-1458 BCE, New Kingdom. Hathsepsut as sphinx: http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/egypt/cairo/hatsphinx.jpg
#1: http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/Pergamon/DyingGaul.jpg #2: http://davidderrick.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/the-dying-gaul.jpg #3: http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~cmw/1995/Pergamon1.jpg Epigonos(?), Dying Gaul, Roman marble copy after a bronze original from Pergamon, Turkey, ca. 230-22 BCE. Approx 3’ 1/2 “ high
#1: http://www.delange.org/Paris2/Nike.jpg #2: http://www.ualberta.ca/~kmacfarl/CLASS_103/nike_samothrace.jpg #3: http://web.caspercollege.edu/fine_arts/art/images/PARISC5lg.jpg Nike of Samothrace, Nike alighting on a warship, from Samothrace, Greece, ca. 190 BCE, marble, figure approx. 8’ 1” high.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cc.oulu.fi/~yseppa/pics/image_venus_b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cc.ouluVenus de Milo: #1: .fi/~yseppa/pages/page1_1.html&h=1584&w=580&sz=69&hl=en&start=4&sig2=sgrC-N9XpqDxtTn-72l5dg&tbnid=sdHt5oMd7q8whM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=55&eid=tGVTR5rtI6LQeIXn-c4O&prev= #2: http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~cen6ddm/Images/VenusMilo.jpg
Bust of man :http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/scultpurePlastic/SculptureHistory/RomansRenaissance/GloriousVerism/RomeS3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/scultpurePlastic/SculptureHistory/RomansRenaissance/GloriousVerism/GloriousVerism.htm&h=441&w=300&sz=56&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=bUDOR-oN262TpM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=86&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRoman%2Bverism%2Bsculpture%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den Antonius Pius: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/scultpurePlastic/SculptureHistory/RomansRenaissance/GloriousVerism/RomeS3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Arts/scultpurePlastic/SculptureHistory/RomansRenaissance/GloriousVerism/GloriousVerism.htm&h=441&w=300&sz=56&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=bUDOR-oN262TpM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=86&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRoman%2Bverism%2Bsculpture%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den
Pieta: http://www.martonsandor.hu//muveszet/michelangelo/pieta.jpg Detail of Madonna: http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/belgium/bruges/michelangelo/pietahead.jpg Detail of Christ: http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/michelangelo-sculptures-8.jpg
http://www.hegel-system.de/de/gif/botticelli-venus.jpg Sandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus c. 1485 Tempera on canvas 172.5 x 278.5 cm (67 7/8 x 109 5/8 in.) Uffizi, Florence
http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/david/David_von_Michelangelo.jpg http://www.join2day.net/abc/M/michelangelo/michelangelo13.JPG http://www.umilta.net/davidhand.jpg Michelangelo’s David , sculpted from 1501 to 1504, is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of Michelangelo's two greatest works of sculpture, along with the Pietà . It is the David alone that almost certainly holds the title of the most recognizable statue in the history of art. It has become regarded as a symbol both of strength and youthful human beauty. The 4.34 meter (14 ft) marble statue portrays the Biblical King David at the moment that he decides to do battle with Goliath. It came to symbolize the Florentine Republic, an independent city state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states. This interpretation was also encouraged by the original setting of the sculpture outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence. The completed sculpture was unveiled on 8 September 1504
David in front of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria: http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/0Rq8h1bjiks830r5w3dOcA David in the Academy: http://www.simonho.org/images/Italy/Florence_David.jpg
Elevation of the cross: The Elevation of the Cross c. 1610-11 Central panel of triptych altarpiece 462 x 341 cm Cathedral, Antwerp http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.artchive.com/artchive/r/rubens/rubens_elevation.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.artchive.com/artchive/R/rubens/rubens_elevation.jpg.html&h=885&w=649&sz=119&hl=en&start=5&tbnid=buATpY3bak2b0M:&tbnh=146&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpeter%2Bpaul%2Brubens%2Bthe%2Belevation%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bcross%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den The Judgment of Paris: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/guides/img/ng6379.jpg
Prehistoric and Ancient Man Venus of Willendorf, ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE Cycladic statuette, ca. 2500-2300 BCE
Ancient Egypt Seated statue of Khafre Hatshepsut as Pharaoh
Akhenaton, from the Temple of Aton, Karnak, Egypt, ca. 1353-1335 BCE. Sandstone, approx. 13’ high
Nefertiti, from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, ca. 1353-1335 BCE. Painted limestone, approx. 1’ 8” high.
King Menkaure and a Queen Fourth Dynasty, reign of Menkaure. Graywacke with faint remains of paint. Old Kingdom.
BACK TO ANCIENT GREECE Kouros, ca. 600 BCE Kritios Boy, ca. 480 BCE Polykleitos, Doryphoros , after a bronze of ca. 450-440 BCE
LET’S DO THAT WITH THE FEMALE FORM Peplos Kore, ca. 530 BCE Three goddesses, from the east pediment of the Parthenon, ca. 438-432 BCE Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos , copy after original of ca. 350-340 BCE
In Honor of Chanukah . . . Art from the Hellenistic Period: What Was So Appealing?
Hellenism: From the Death of Alexander the Great, 323,to 31 BCE
Real or Too Real: Roman Verism Relief portrait head of a man, c. 1st Century BCE, marble, 9 5/8" height Portrait of the Emperor Antonius Pius, c.138-161 CE, shown with the style of beard made popular by Hadrian. Marble, 15 7/8" height.
Christ During the Middle Ages <ul><li>Rottgen Pieta, from the Rhineland (Germany), c. 1300-1325, painted wood * Increased tragic (lugubrious) tone </li></ul><ul><li>brought to religious art </li></ul><ul><li>“ Humanizing” sacred personages </li></ul><ul><li>Expressive reaching out from a freestanding statue </li></ul>
The Last Judgment 1120-35 Tympanum of west portal Cathedral of St. Lazare, Autun, France
The sculpture is symbolic of three major themes of its day: 1. Good conquers Evil 2. Florence (the defeat of France) 3. Man (can accomplish anything he sets his mind to) Michelangelo’s David , 1501-1504 Here he is . . .