The Greek alphabet came from Phoenicians whom they traded with; temples were inspired by the architecture of Ancient Egypt. Classical Greece appropriated numerous ideas and concepts from the east, and made them not only theirs but became the heart of western culture (77). The Odyssey by Homer is a literary work that documents a journey by the protagonist Odysseus. In the epic Odysseus is
in the eclectic style of Art Deco and were a never ending source of design ideas. Much of the glamour and exoticism was expressed through traditional materials and techniques of East Asian art. Designers admired the polished surface and brilliant color of Jade and the opulent seductive effects of Japanese lacquer. The detailed forms and geometric designs of East Asian art were also a design feature of Art Deco. Chinoisoirie, a pseudo Chinese style popular with Europeans in the 18th century, re appeared and continued into the 19th century.
She birthed the first race of humans and gods called Titans. To all gods and human alike, she was the supreme goddess. The Titan Prometheus was also a Greek god who was a clever trickster. He stole fire from the workshop of Hephaestus and Athena on Mt. Olympus and gave them to humankind as well as the mastery of metalwork. He was then, punished by Zeus for stealing the fire to give to the
He is a marble statue found in the ruins of the Athenian Acropolis, a bit smaller than life-sized, and is dated at 480 BC, a transitionary period from the Archaic to Early Classical era of Greek art. He is an emerging youth nearing the cusp of puberty, with a weight shift characteristic of this artistic period. Overall, the piece displays an incredible understanding of human physiology, and has moved away from the twisted perspectives and unnatural stiffness of earlier art. An anatomical chain of events occurs with the weight shift, and his overall musculature and skeletal structure are unforced and lifelike. He is the most famous Early Classical statue.
The stone sculpture, titled Garland Sarcophagus made by a Roman artist, this piece is created in the year AD 200-225. The Garland Sarcophagus stone sculpture is a coffin for inhumation burials of upper class, the physical condition of the sculpture is cleaned and restored. This sculpture is made in Rome, and belonged to the Roman Empire movement. The Garland Sarcophagus is not typical work, due to inhumation burials being an uncommon Roman practice during the second century A.D., until around the second and third centuries. The style of this art piece is classical Greek art, the Romans were influenced by Greek culture and literature, such as mythology.
The museums had very intriguing artifacts to look at, I was mesmerized by all the different cultural and religious artifacts I viewed. After viewing all the exhibitions, I liked the Greek Mythology section the most because of the different statues and pottery, most of the exhibition was mostly either of paintings or jewelries. The Greek Mythology had statutes of almost very god/goddess and what represents them. The artifact I chose is called Terracotta Bell-Krater (bowl for mixing wine and water). This artifact was located on the first floor of the museum, and there is other type of vases and Greek artifacts around it including statues of Greek Gods.
She used this titling to show that her character is the modern version of Prometheus and shares many similarities to him. By adding the subtitle, “The Modern Prometheus”, Shelley is able to give more depth and and background to Frankenstein and provide insight to why he is so similar to the titan by his creation of life, ambition to be viewed as Godlike, and severe punishment that came from his own actions. Prometheus was a Titan in ancient Greek Mythology. He was given the task from Zeus to create all living creatures, from birds to tigers, and ultimately humans, which he made out of clay in
Anacreon With Infants Bacchus and Cupid by Jean Leon Gerome was modeled in 1879 and cast in bronze in 1893. The artist started this subject as a painting about a poem that was written by the fifth century Greek poet Anacreon who received a visit from Bacchus, god of wine, and Cupid, god of love, in his house. At a later date he returned to the subject but instead of a painting he made it into a full scale marble piece that was later cast into a smaller two foot bronze cast that is at the Art Institute of Chicago, and was made into copies because the composition proved to be popular enough. The sculpture itself does have a very strong composition, including balance, light and the detail on the figures themselves.
The three types of Ancient Greek art were a progression of styles than began in approximately 700 BCE under the Archaic style. The Archaic style was very primitive and can be likened to Ancient Egyptian art and sculpture. The Archaic style would display the human body in very rigid and unnatural forms. Archaic sculptures were also well known for the “Archaic Smile”. Historians believe that the Greeks displayed their human sculptures with a smile to signify that they were representing someone who was “alive”.