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Week 8 2011 winter

  1. 1. Ancient Art Survey: Survey of Western Art I, Week 8 Final in two weeks. Papers due in two weeks. Next week review for the Final in the second half of classTiberius, cameo, trophy, Nero, Domus Aurea, trompe loeil, First through Fourth Styles(painting), Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, Vespasian, Flavian, FlavianAmpitheater, Colosseum, arch construction, voussiors, keystone, buttress, arcade, vault,triumphal arch/column, Titus, Damnatio Memoriae, Nero, Column of Trajan, Trajan,forum, basilica, apse, nave, Dacians, Hadrian, Tivoli, Canopus, Antinoos, Narcissus,Pantheon, coffers, oculus, Constantine (the Great), chi rho, The Vision of Constantine,Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD), Edict of Milan, Arch of Constantine, spolia,orantes, catacombs, cubiculi, loculi, typology, Abraham and the Three Men (Angels),Jonah, basilica (church), apse, nave, transept (crossing), saints/attributes (St. Peter: keys,etc.), Santa Maria Maggiore,Possible essay questions:Discuss images of Vespasian—why did he choose to be depicted in a veristic style? Whatwas the “Flavian Ampitheater,” what were his motivations in constructing it, and how didit utilize the principles of arch construction?How did the early Christian art (including architecture) start as an art of borrowing? Howdid the early Christians consistently reinterpret and give new, Christian meanings to theirborrowed forms? What are some of the attributes that would be associated with variousimportant Christian saints?Images:Colosseum, c.80 ADPantheon, c.125 ADArch of Constantine, c.312 ADChristian Catacomb (Catacomb of Sts. Pietro e Marcellinus), 4th cent. AD

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