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2 Stag Hunt Bull Leaping Achilles And Ajax Hungry Tigress Jataka The Family of Septimius Severus Battle of Centaurs and Wild Beasts Twelve Views From A Thatched Hut List of Group Members Exit

3 Title : Achilles And Ajax Playing A Game Date : 540 BCE. Artist : Exekias Period: Greek-Ancient Greece (Archaic Period) Location : Vatican Museums, Rome Resource: Stockstad, Marilyn. Art History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, pages

4 On the body of the amphora is painted Achilles and his cousin Ajax, playing a game of dice. Exekais skillfully proportioned the picture on the vase. “The triangular shape formed by the two men rises to the mouth of the jar, while the handles continue the line of their shields.” The figures portrayed in the vase are from Greek mythology. In this period characters from Greek mythology were regularly used, and were seen as history. Artist in this period liked to show mythological scenes on their art. The story shown on this vase is taken from the Trojan war after Achilles refused to fight. Description

5 Description Cont.Description Cont. The process to make this vase involved a slip, and applying the slip to a vessel. Then the firing process would be manipulated in a oven or kiln. To turn the vase black the oxygen was cut back. The vase has engrave patterns such as those on the cloaks of Achilles and Ajax. It also has weaving leafy patterns around the picture and handles. Exekais use of silhouette and the balance of black against engravings makes his art really stand out. One characteristic of this art work that really pops out is the intricate patterns and attention to detail. This is a characteristic of the art in this period and really all Greek art. The use of silhouette figures were another aspect that characterized this art. In this period the picture takes up a good portion of the vase and doesn’t have a lot of horizontal bands. In contrast, periods such as the Geometric period had smaller pictures and utilized horizontal bands.

6 What I LikedWhat I Liked One thing I found interesting while learning about this art back some time ago was that the clay used in these vases were black if wetted. Also the clay had a high iron content. When firing if oxygen is let in the iron will rust resulting in red clay. If no oxygen is let in the iron does not rust and stays black. Home


8 Title : Bull Leaping Date : BCE Artist : Minoans Period: Late Minoan Location : Knossos, Crete. Now located in the Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete. Resource: Stockstad, Marilyn. Art History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, page 92

9 “Bull Leaping shows three scantily clad youthful figures around a gigantic dappled bull, which is charging in the flying-gallop pose. The pale-skinned person at the right- probably a woman-is prepared to catch the dark-skinned man in the midst of his leap, and the pale-skinned woman at the left grasps the bull by its horns, perhaps to begin her own vault. The bull’s power and grace are masterfully rendered, although the flying-gallop pose is not true to life. Framing the action are overlapping ovals (the so-called chariot-wheel motif) set within striped bands” (Stokstad 92). Description

10 I like this wall painting because it is very unique. It shows a man, and women doing some sort of ritual with a bull. I like that it shows “the bull’s power and grace.” The action going on in this piece is captured very well! What I Liked Home


12 Title : Stag Hunt Date : 300 BCE Artist : Prominently signed by an artist named Gnosis. Signed at the top of the piece “Gnosis made it”. Period: Greek-Ancient Greece Location : A mosaic floor from a palace at Pella (Macedonia) provides an example of this Pausian design. It is kept at the Archaeological Museum, Pella. Resource: Stockstad, Marilyn. Art History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, page 156

13 “Blossoms, leaves, spiraling tendrils, and twisting, undulating stems frame this scene, echoing the linear patterns formed by the hunters, the dog, and the struggling stag. The over-life-size human and animal figures are accurately drawn and modeled in light and shade. The dog’s front legs are expertly foreshortened to create the illusion that the animal is turning at a sharp angle into the picture” (Stokstad). Description

14 What I LikedWhat I Liked  I liked this piece because the work is impressive. It was not made with uniformly cut marble in different colors, rather it was made with a carefully selected assortment of natural pebbles. I also like the colors used in the piece and I think it is interesting that the author signed the top of this piece “Gnosis made it”, making it his own. Home


16 Hungry Tigress Jataka Title: Hungry Tigress Jataka Date: 650 ce. Artist: Anonymous Period: Asuka period Location: Panel of the Tamamushi Shrine, Horyu-ji Treasure House, Horyu-ji. Resource: Pg 380, Art History, Marilyn Stoksdad

17 Description  “The Tamamushi Shrine is a replica of an even more ancient palace-form building, and its architectural details preserve a tradition predating Horyu-ji itself. Its paintings are among the few two-dimensional works of art to survive from the Asuka period.” (pg 380)  Jataka tales are actually stories about the former lives of Buddha and this one shows the future Buddha sacrificing his life in order to feed a starving tigress and her cubs. At first the tigers are to weak to eat him, so he jumps off of a cliff to break up his body to make it easier for them, the artist (anonymous), created Buddha’s actions all in one frame, Buddha appears three times: hanging his shirt, diving off the cliff, and being eaten by the tigers.  “The elegantly slender renditions of the figure and the somewhat abstract treatment of the cliff, trees, and bamboo represent an international Buddhist style largely shared during this time by China, Korea, and Japan. These illustrations for the Jataka tales helped spread Buddhism in Japan.” (pg 380)

18 What I likedWhat I liked  This painting on a panel of the Tamamushi Shrine really stuck out to me. Standing a little over 7 and a half feet tall this artworks small details and abstract figures (the cliff’s jagged edge, bamboo, wind, little trees and even falling flower blossoms) really got my attention. After reading what story it illustrated, it made me like the art even more and being three scenes depicted on one flowing frame with only black, grey, and pink colors makes the art very creative. Home


20 The Family of Septimius Severus Title: Septimius Severus Date: 200 CE. Artist : Preussischer Kulturbesitz Period : Ancient Rome Location: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Museum in Berlin) Resource: Stockstad, Marilyn. Art History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, page 218

21 “The work is in the highly formal style of the Fayum region in northwestern Egypt and it may be a souvenir of an imperial visit to Egypt. The emperor, clearly identified by his distinctive divided beard and curled moustache, wears an enormous crown. Next to him is the empress Julia Domna, portrayed with similarly recognizable features—full face, large nose, and masses of waiving hair. Their two sons, Geta (whose face has been scratched out) and Carcalla, stand in front of them. Perhaps because we know that he grew up to be a ruthless dictator, little Carcalla looks like a disagreeable child.” (Stockstad). “The rather hard drawing style, with its broadly brushed- in colors, contrasts markedly with the subtlety of earlier portraits, such as the Young Woman Writing. ” (Stockstad) Description

22 What I LikedWhat I Liked  I like this painting because I like the fact that it is a family portrait. I also really like the fact that it is painted on wood. I think it is humble for a royal family to be painted on a piece of wood that isn’t even a perfect circle (kind of like their family). I like that you can see the brush strokes. It makes it feel like it has a lot of character and it intrigues you to learn about it. Home


24 Title : Battle of Centaurs and Wild Beasts Date : 118/128 CE Artist : It may be a copy of a much-admired painting of a fight between centaurs and wild animals done by the late 5 th century BCE Greek artist Zeuxis. Period: Roman Location : It was found in Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Italy as part of a floor panel. It is now kept at Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Antikensammlung, Berlin. Resource: Stockstad, Marilyn. Art History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, page 213

25 “In a rocky landscape with only a few bits of greenery, a desperate male centaur raises a large boulder over his head to crush a tiger that has attacked and severely wounded a female centaur. Two other felines apparently took part in the attack – the white leopard on the rocks to the left and the dead lion at the feel of the male centaur. The mosaicist rendered the figures with three-dimensional shading, foreshortening, and a great sensitivity to a range of figure types, including human torsos and powerful animals in a variety of poses”(Stokstad).  I liked this piece because it shows loyalty among friends and it portrays the protectiveness of men over women. Home


27 Twelve Views From A Thatched Hut

28 In this piece of work the artist, Xia Gui shows his unique style that he developed himself. He was a member of the Academy of Painters. In the painting he uses solid brushstrokes that flow and attracts the viewer, very simplified objects, and he presents an intimate view of nature. This is a large contrast compared to the other artists of his time in southern Song and also those in the Academy who often painted intricate and detailed landscapes. (Stoksyad) Description

29 What I LikedWhat I Liked I have always enjoyed any type of ancient eastern artwork and this piece is no different. The artwork simply flows and draws the person into it. Though simple, it gives a peaceful feeling to the viewer, and its minimal detail makes it easy to understand and allows the viewer to take the piece of artwork at a whole instead of being distracted. Something that amazes me is how large it was. Though still large today only four of the original 12 sections remain today. It makes me wonder what it would have looked like complete and in person. Home


31 Group 2Group 2  John Clevenger - Hungry Tigress Jataka  Brian Crosen - Achilles And Ajax  Christa Franklin – Family of Septimius Severus  Robin Foelsch - Stag Hunt  Lukas Good – Twelve Views From A Thatched Hut  Joshua Gordon - Bull Leaping  Jennifer Pignone- Battle of Centaurs and Wild Beasts Home

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