Mid-term Study Slides 1         2012
Babylonian ArtStele of Hammurabi• 300 law codes at bottom• Punishments depend on social standing• Earliest body of laws in...
Audience Hall at Persepolis (c. 500 BCE)
Note the impression of cylindrical volume (perhaps influenced ordone by Ionian Greeks)from Persepolis
Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut
Queen (Pharoah) Hatsepshut(c. 1495 BCE)
Minoan Bull-Jumping Fresco
Helmet The crested helmet with a floral                                                                    design immediat...
Kritios Boyc. 480 BCE
•Disheveled, aged and weary•Wrinkled face, saggy fleshand bent body•Represents a specificmoment in her journey•Naturalisti...
Ara Pacis c. 13 – 19 BCE
Atrium, House of the Silver Wedding
Ixion Room•Fresco, linear perspective, atmosphericperspective•Foreshortening•Ixion murdered his father-in-law and plannedt...
Flavian Amphitheatre
Flavian Amphitheatre, 80 CE
Basilica of Santa Sabina, Rome, c. 432 C.E.
Arch of Constantine, c. 315 CE
Trier, Basilica of Constantine (audience hall)
Audience Hall of Constantine at Trier, early 4th century
Sarcophagi of Junius Bassus, c. 359 CE
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
The Alhambra, 1338 - 1390
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    1. 1. Mid-term Study Slides 1 2012
    2. 2. Babylonian ArtStele of Hammurabi• 300 law codes at bottom• Punishments depend on social standing• Earliest body of laws in existence• Hammurabi standing saluting god Shamash• Hammurabi rules with the permission of the god• Shamash hands the code to him• Divinely inspired law• Shamash has a coil-shaped crown, an extremely long beard and flames (wings?) coming from his back• Cuneiform
    3. 3. Audience Hall at Persepolis (c. 500 BCE)
    4. 4. Note the impression of cylindrical volume (perhaps influenced ordone by Ionian Greeks)from Persepolis
    5. 5. Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut
    6. 6. Queen (Pharoah) Hatsepshut(c. 1495 BCE)
    7. 7. Minoan Bull-Jumping Fresco
    8. 8. Helmet The crested helmet with a floral design immediately marks this archer as foreign. The helmet is of Scythian or persian design, but to Greek artists, less concerned with historical accuracy, it servedto conjure a Trojan warrior from theHair Holes left in the marble indicate eastwhere the statue hadaccrouterments, like the fringe of hairframing the forehead and spilling from Face Dark Paint marking brows and eyelids gives athe helmet. These were originally lively, alert expression. The Temple of Aphaia was builtmodelled in lead, malleable enough to between Greece’s archaic and classical periods. The archercapture flowing locks. retains the so-called archaic smile, yet his pose and the modeling’s subtle realism look to the coming age. Vest Incised lines, visible underBow and Arrow The bow was rakinglight, served as guides for the lions andoriginally made of marble and griffins. Coloring was determined by traces ofbronze, the arrows of colored pigment but also by variations in the stone’sbronze and gilded tips. The weathering. Durable vermillion protects stoneshape of the missing bow has longer than does fragile yellow ochre, forbeen reconstructed in part by example.using images from Greekvases.Trousers The harlequinlikediamond pattern appears underultraviolet light. The artistcaptured the fabric’s elasticity byhaving the diamonds stretch andcompress at points – as on the Crouching Pose Battle scenes were commonbent knee – to reflect at he awkward triangular spaces on themovement. temple pediments. The crouching pose filled in the midpoint between apex and corner, while a fallen warrior occupied the narrowest space. Greek Archaic Sculpture
    9. 9. Kritios Boyc. 480 BCE
    10. 10. •Disheveled, aged and weary•Wrinkled face, saggy fleshand bent body•Represents a specificmoment in her journey•Naturalistic and immediatedepiction•Hellenisitic time is morecosmopolitan•More interest in diversityand observations of humanexperience•Less interest in perfect orderand idealization, timelessvision of youthOld Market Woman1st century CE
    11. 11. Ara Pacis c. 13 – 19 BCE
    12. 12. Atrium, House of the Silver Wedding
    13. 13. Ixion Room•Fresco, linear perspective, atmosphericperspective•Foreshortening•Ixion murdered his father-in-law and plannedto seduce Hera•Zeus struck him with a thunderbolt andordered him to be tied to a wheel in hell•Scheme of red and white fields•On bottom painted to resemble marble slabs•On top, architectural vistas that do not alignto a single viewpoint•Thin delicate motifs alternate with framedmythological scenes
    14. 14. Flavian Amphitheatre
    15. 15. Flavian Amphitheatre, 80 CE
    16. 16. Basilica of Santa Sabina, Rome, c. 432 C.E.
    17. 17. Arch of Constantine, c. 315 CE
    18. 18. Trier, Basilica of Constantine (audience hall)
    19. 19. Audience Hall of Constantine at Trier, early 4th century
    20. 20. Sarcophagi of Junius Bassus, c. 359 CE
    21. 21. Hagia Sophia
    22. 22. Hagia Sophia
    23. 23. The Alhambra, 1338 - 1390

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