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The art of beauty

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The art of beauty

  1. 1. The Art of Beauty
  2. 2. Prehistoric and Ancient Man Venus of Willendorf, ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE Cycladic statuette, ca. 2500-2300 BCE
  3. 3. Ancient Egypt Seated statue of Khafre Hatshepsut as Pharaoh
  4. 4. Akhenaton, from the Temple of Aton, Karnak, Egypt, ca. 1353-1335 BCE. Sandstone, approx. 13’ high
  5. 5. Nefertiti, from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, ca. 1353-1335 BCE. Painted limestone, approx. 1’ 8” high.
  6. 6. King Menkaure and a Queen Fourth Dynasty, reign of Menkaure. Graywacke with faint remains of paint. Old Kingdom.
  7. 7. BACK TO ANCIENT GREECE Kouros, ca. 600 BCE Kritios Boy, ca. 480 BCE Polykleitos, Doryphoros , after a bronze of ca. 450-440 BCE
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. In Honor of Chanukah . . . Art from the Hellenistic Period: What Was So Appealing?
  10. 10. Hellenism: From the Death of Alexander the Great, 323,to 31 BCE
  11. 11. Let’s See That Again With Women
  12. 12. And with the female nude . . .
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Augustus Caesar and wife Livia
  15. 15. The Human Body in the Middle Ages
  16. 16. Good Shepherd Mosaic, 5 th century CE
  17. 17. 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>
  18. 18. The Last Judgment 1120-35 Tympanum of west portal Cathedral of St. Lazare, Autun, France
  19. 19. Psychostasy: weighing of souls
  20. 20. The Renaissance, 1400-1600 Michelangelo’s God Creating Adam, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, ca. 1511
  21. 21. The Pieta was finished in 1499, when Michelangelo was only 24 years old
  22. 22. Left: The Cowper Madonna, 1504 Right: Madonna of the Chair , 1518 Raffaello Sanzio, known as Raphael, lived from 1483-1520
  23. 23. Titian, Venus of Urbino , 1538
  24. 24. Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus , 1485
  25. 25. 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 . . .
  26. 26. David, 1501-1504
  27. 28. Gianlorenzo Bernini, David 1623-24 White marble 170 cm Galleria Borghese, Rome
  28. 30. The Elevation of the Cross, c. 1610-11 The Judgment of Paris, c. 1600 Peter Paul Rubens, 1577-1640
  29. 31. The Rococo Style Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Swing , 1766
  30. 32. Jean–Auguste-Dominique Ingres, The Grand Odalisque , 1814
  31. 33. The excess and frivolity of the French nobility led to regime change and Romanticism, the promotion of the individual Theodore Gericault, Portrait of an Insane Woman , 1822
  32. 34. Edouard Manet, Olympia , 1863
  33. 35. Pablo Picasso, Girl Before a Mirror, ca. 1932 Henri Matisse , Woman Wearing a Hat , 1905
  34. 36. Albert Giacometti, Man Pointing , 1947
  35. 38. Kiki Smith, Untitled Barbara Kruger, Untitled

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