Comparing The Statue Of Venus And The Stela Of Iku

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Societies today, from all over the world, developed throughout centuries through ancient art. Ancient art was developed differently in every time period until art became what it is now. Art was developed in many ways by using different tools and methods. With time, the methods and tools differentiated becoming more civilized. The Statue of Venus and the Stela of Iku represent the ancient art that was common in the time period in which they were created.
The Statue of Venus, one of the many roman ancient arts, was found in Alexandria, Egypt. It ascertained the date from the first or second century A.D. The piece of art is roman but portrays Greek influence. By the proportions of the body and nudity of the statue, it is visible that Venus is …show more content…

Many families during this time, admired the statue of Venus because one of her virtues was fertility. In this time, producing an heir was critical to the family, as Venus influenced women and families. Aside from being roman with much Greek influence, the difference between it being roman and Greek can be seen by inferencing that there was the support holding the statue’s leg which Greeks thought that it affected its honor and it would not have been respected to the fullest. During this time, marble was used to blend and create the “best” human features. Romans thought the statue’s leg would be a great feature that will help support the marble. The statue using a contrapposto stance shows Venus standing with one leg carrying most of her weight and the other leg more relaxed. Her shoulders and arms portray relaxation since it does not show the remaining parts of the body, inferences are …show more content…

The era is the 11th dynasty in Egypt. The art shows two figures; Iku and Mer-imat, his wife. They both stand side by side, she with a hand on his shoulder posing behind, shows that she is a follower of her husband. His figure which is bigger in size depicts leadership and authority by holding a staff and scepter. The staff and scepter at the time, symbolized great power because those tools were used to control groups of people. The tactic was a method used by the Egyptian in which men were depicted darker than the woman to emphasize the outcomes of hard work. The woman on the other hand, are depicted lighter to illustrate better life routine being at home, protected from exposure. Iku shows a darker skin than Mer-imat. This art displays proportions which followed the Canon of proportions that were used in every Ancient Egyptian art and were likely to be carved on grids. The figures face frontward portraying a side view which shows that they were compliant with the universe. The scene was carved from a limestone that had insufficient plaster, onto a stela, which is a fragmented block. Not having enough plaster made it easier for the paint to darkened over

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