Week 1 discussions

Blog Post One —The Greeks.
Directions: Using at least five examples, explain what Greek art tells us about everyday life in ancient Greece.

Your initial post should be 100 words in length. You must use two (2) outside academic source(s), in addition to your textbook. All sources must be cited in the current edition of the MLA Style. Your 1st posting is due by 11:59 p.m. of Day 3, Wednesday. Respond substantially to at least two of your fellow classmates’ posting by 11:59 p.m. of Day 7, Sunday.

Blog Post Two – Defining the Roman Empire.
Directions: Select a sculpture, painting (wall painting), or architectural monument. In your onion, explain how this particular work defines the Roman Empire. Include in your essay an evaluation of the work selected as it is compared to other works within that particular period. Also include in your discussion outside influences that might factor into the development and influences of the work (i.e., Etruscan temples have been influential in the design of Roman temples).

Your initial post should be 100 words in length. You must use two (2) outside academic source(s), in addition to your textbook. All sources must be cited in the current edition of the MLA Style. Your 1st posting is due by 11:59 p.m. of Day 3, Wednesday. Respond substantially to at least two of your fellow classmates’ posting by 11:59 p.m. of Day 7, Sunday.

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  1. Ancient Greek Art
    Ancient Greek art depicted a belief in the “Humanistic belief in the nobility of man” (Esaak) in their diligence in depicting men and women as perfect beings. This evolved from full frontal views that were square in design, to using more triangular designs. Their most famous works were fully developed sculptures that were completely removed from the marble they carved. Most often, men were depicted, nude, and with great strength and very handsome. Women, other than their female deities, were not often depicted in their art work. Women were never regarded as equal to men and “remained secluded in their homes” (Kleiner 49) and likely is why they did not show up in their artwork as often as men.
    The carvings on buildings often depicted great battles won or their gods and goddesses. This indicates a strong belief and importance of the gods, as well as pride in their accomplishments. University Press reports that the faces of the Greeks were depicted with less emotion because the “suppression of emotion was a noble characteristic of all civilized men” and that the emotion shown on that of their enemies was “a sign of barbarism” (University Press, Inc.). These characteristics of their art displays an importance in living civilized and that others were not as evolved as they were.
    Their buildings were developed through the use of mathematics developed by Pythagoras. They strove to develop “perfection” in the design and layout of buildings, especially those like the Parthenon that was a monument to their gods. They believed all of life to be tied to order and math proved to have an order, and they used it to develop the dimensions of buildings and in the sculpting of their “perfect” humans. They went to painstaking effort to ensure the proportions were exactly right, even if they did not display a “normal” person’s proportions and size. The theme of the time seems to be one of order and civilized and they took great pride in their accomplishments.
    Works Cited
    Esaak, Shelley. “Art History 101 Greek Art an Overview.” n.d. About.com Art History. Web. 27 August 2013.
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A concise Western History, Third Edition. Boston: Clark Baxter, 2014, 2010, 2008. Print.
    University Press, Inc. “Sculpture and Art in Ancient Greece.” n.d. Ancient Greece. Web. 27 August 2013.

  2. Pompeii Amphitheatre
    The theatre at Pompeii was the first one to be built in the Roman Empire. It was dedicated by Pompey the Great in 55 B.C. The construction was a huge feat, but the Romans had developed the use of concrete and used vaults to “revolutionize the history of architecture by shaping interior spaces in novel ways” (Kleiner 97). The theatre was positioned in a prominent location but differed from “Greek temples which stood in isolation” (Kleiner 96), while the Roman designs “dominated the area”; it had a primary view which would draw attention for the citizen of the time.
    The shape of the theatre is also contrasted with the Greek theatres of the time by being fully enclosed ovals, where the Greek’s were semi-circular and built into a hillside. They followed the Greek tradition of carving reliefs into the edifices and entryways. The carvings in the Pompeii theatre and other Roman theatres were adorned with “statues of gods and heroes and portraits of the imperial family” (Klar). The Greek theatres had stone seats and some marble was used in Roman theatres, but they also employed wood for some of the seating at Pompeii.
    The primary use of Roman theatres was for blood sport while the Greeks used them for performances and religious rituals. The seating capacity was 20,000 at Pompeii but larger arenas were built later, some seating as many as 70,000 people. The Romans designed and used them for epic battles, gladiator fights, and battles between men and animals. Later, they were also used to kill Christians for sport.
    While the design is similar to Greek design, the use was far different and reflected the difference in the cultures. One incident, “a riot between the inhabitants of Pompeii and Nuceria” (Ancient Worlds) caused the closing of the arena for 10 years by Nero in 59 A.D. The “riot” is depicted in a “fresco found in” a “house” (Ancient Worlds) and was documented by Tacitus in his Annals (XIV.17). Tacitus reported that “many [were] wounded and mutilated” after “stone-throwing” led to the drawing of swords.
    Works Cited
    Ancient Worlds. “Amphitheater of Pompeii.” 16 September 2006. Ancient Worlds: The Roman World. Web. 27 August 2013.
    Klar, Laura S. “Theater andd Amphitheater in the Roman World.” October 2006. Met Museum. Web. 27 August 2013.
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History, Third Edition. Boston: Clark Baxter, 2014, 2010, 2008. Print.

  3. Bryant Jackson says:

    Plog Post 1 The Greeks:

    Greek Art tells us that the Greeks were proud people, and that they had vivid imaginations. Greek Arts tells us that they were heavily influenced by the Mesopotamia and Egypt. Greek Art tells us that they were very superstitious and honored and worshiped their God’s through art.
    Kleiner, Fred S. Art through the Ages: Boston: Wadsworth, 2014. Print.

    Greek Art depicted what the Greek people did on a daily basis for example young boys playing games like hockey.
    Ancient Greece “Culture & Society” http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Life. Web. 28 August 2013.

    Greek Art depicted that the Greeks were an “agricultural society” that they were farmers and that’s how many Greeks lived and survived.
    Tim Lambert “DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE” http://www.localhistories.org/GREECE.HTML. Web. 28 August 2013.

    • Bryant Jackson says:

      Plog Post 2:
      The Amphitheater located in Pompeii Italy serves as a model of stadiums and outdoor theaters all over the world. This theater defines the Romans as a people who wanted to be entertained on a grand scale. The Amphitheater is where the Romans held their gladiatorial battles and wild animal events.
      Kleiner, Fred S. Art through the Ages: Boston: Wadsworth, 2014. Print.

      There was a Roman influence on the building of Greek theaters,but there was no comparison to the Roman Amphitheater at the time.
      Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History “Theater and Amphitheater in the Roman World” http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tham/hd_tham.htm. Web. 28 August 2013.

      The Roman Colosseum is one of the most famous Amphitheaters of all. Roman Gladiators were the stars in the Roman Colosseum.
      Roman Theater http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/roman-life/roman-theatre.htm. Web. 28 August 2013.

    • Hi Bryant, Your post was very informative with lots of details about the Greek art. I was fascinated by the information you posted about their vivid imaginations and their superstitious nature. It was also very interesting to know that the Greeks were farmers and this was the means of their support and survival. I really enjoy learning about Greeks and their lifestyle that they lived and knowing that they were proud upstanding society of people.

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  5. cydneyb1 says:

    Blog post One: It tells us that this culture was gifted in arts; they were crafty people who were skilled in drawing, landscaping, etc. everyday life in Greece would be focusing one bettering the view. (Architecture). This inspired other artist to open their eyes and become better by observing the people from Greece. The style and tradition set Greece apart from others. From the reading, I could see that the Greek way of living was similar but yet different because they focused on their culture and what was passed down from their ancestors. I believe that this is inspiring because a lot of times we as people forget were we came from and our styles of living change when meeting different people instead of living the way we were taught.

  6. alondiohill says:

    This is Alondio Hill’s Blog
    Blog Post One —The Greeks.
    Directions: Using at least five examples, explain what Greek art tells us about everyday life in ancient Greece.
    The Greeks are an amazing group of people. The sculptures they shaped really depicted how creative and smart they were. It is amazing to me how all humankind, from the past, originated from Africa and they used art as one of the ways to communicate (Gardner 2010: 16). They would use art to describe the fertility of a woman. One of the oldest pieces is Venus of Willendorf (Gardner 2010:16). They would also use art to communicate who and what they believed in. The Greek deities were highly represented like Zeus, Hera, and Eros to name a few (Gardner 2010: 49). In the Ancientgreece.com, it is stated that “The Greeks used many different types of materials in their sculptures including stone, marble and limestone as these were abundant in Greece (Ancientgreece.com). This proves to me how innovative they were. It is also communicated in this article that between 1025 – 900 BC was known as the Proto-Geometric art era; where you find pottery starting to be decorated with simple shapes, wavy lines and black hands (Ancientgreece.com). The Greeks would also create scripture in bronze that could be melted down and turn into weapons (Khanacademy.org). This shown me how efficient they were. These are just few out of many things we can learn from Greek Art.
    Works Cited:
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History. Wadsworth Cengage Learning
    Ancientgreece.com
    Khanacademy.org

    Blog Post Two – Defining the Roman Empire.
    The Roman Art is extremely breath taking. The pictures that are displayed show the attention to details that the Romans displayed. The Roman government grew exponentially and many cities were conquered; however some gave up there right to join the Roman Empire (Gardner 2010: 94). I selected this art work because it showed the strength of this government. It appeared to be a solid, strong and thriving administration. The works in the Roman Art were influenced by the Greeks, especially after Roman conquered them (Ancient-rome.biz). What is amazing to me is that the arts were not on the priority list for the Roman leader until after they won their first Punic War around 200 BCE (Visual-arts-cork.com). The Roman Art is away to see just how the leaders of this government operated.
    Works Cited
    Ancient-rome.biz
    Visual-arts-cork.com

    • Hi Alondio, I was fascinated to read about the Greeks using art to describe the fertility of a woman, they are very smart people. The Greek gods paintings and sculptures such as Zeus, Hera, and they represent things like the sun , the, moon and many other things this was always interesting to me and I did find at point in my life studying these different gods of the earth and others.
      something else you said about many types of materials to build these beautiful sculptures of of stone and marble which we know today is very expensive materials to purchase. You gave some vital information for us to learn and study about. What great knowledge.

  7. Angela Redwing says:

    Angela Redwing
    Here are some of the Greek art that tells us about everyday life in ancient Greece. First we have Parthenon pg 46(fig. 2-1) the greatest Greek temple was the Parthenon. Architect’s builds a temple having perfect proportions. They had many builds with columns on it and they were arranged a certain way each one. The Greeks developed three architectural systems, called orders, each with their own distinctive proportions and detailing. The Greek orders are: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.
    Geometric Krater is a bowl for mixing wine and water that marked the grave of a man buried in the Dipylon cemetery. They had beautiful are on Euthymides. Euthymides was used for wine storage jar. Grapes were usually picked and either kept for eating or made into wine. Making wine was done by treading and kept in jars to ferment.
    The Alta of Zeus is the most famous Hellenistic sculptural. The figure of Athena is part of the Hellenistic Art because it’s on the Alta.

    Work Cited
    Kleiner, F. (2012). (3rd ed., pp. 47-85). Boston: Clark Baxter.
    Retrieved from http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/
    Retrieved from http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Life/

  8. Tasha Lester says:

    initial post Tasha Lester: Blog 1- The Greeks
    The Parthenon is one of the most highly revered Greek monuments. It was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It took ten years to finally complete the monument and each sculpture embedded in the monument represents events of Athena and battles that took place. The “Statue of Youth (Kouros)” displayed the beginning of the Greeks creations of full bodied statues. According to Gardener, Kouros shows a direct influence from Egyptian sculptures (57). The pottery display Greek pottery like Euphronios depicted artwork of conquest or day to day activity of the Greeks. The Dying Warrior sculptures depict a time when war was upon the Greeks with Asia. The Doryphoros is an elevation of full figured Greek statue which was said to be influential in displaying beauty in the proportions of the human body. These forms of art displays the Greek’s reverence of their gods and goddesses, their ability to see the beauty in the likeness of the human body, day to day activities, and stories of their culture of that particular time period.
    References:
    “Athens”. Ancient Greek Cities. Web. 28 August 2013
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardener’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History, 3rd ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2014. Print.
    “Polykleitos, Doryphoros.” Smart History/Khan Academy, Web. 28 August 2013.

  9. Tasha Lester says:

    intial post Tasha Lester- Blog 2: Defining the Roman Empire
    The amphitheater is a well-known architectural monument for the Roman Empire. Much of Roman art and architectures resembled ones of the Greek. The amphitheater is one of them. According to the text, the amphitheaters of the Roman Empire had a resemblance of two Greek theaters combined to make a larger theater (Kleiner 96). Even though Roman art and architecture was based upon Greek influences, there is a slight difference in the architecture. The amphitheaters were built using Roman concrete construction. This was a special construction technique that enabled the Romans to achieve the same look but with less cost and time consumed. Plus concrete structures were sturdier and were built to last for a longer time period.
    References:
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardener’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History, 3rd ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2014. Print.

  10. Angela Redwing says:

    I would first use the sculpture of Augustus Caesar. This particular master piece defines the Roman Empire in several ways. The fact that most Romans appeared in most pictures and/or sculpture to be very muscular, especially the soldiers, they had a well trained and powerful military. If you observe the statue of Augustus Caesar on page 120 in the book Essential World History volume I: To 1800 by William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvoged you will discover that outside influences including the Greek culture is reflected in the sculptures which speaks to the way in which many of the men and Emperors dressed and prepared for war during those ages.
    Even the roads that the Romans build were “similar to that of the Chinese Empires. The roads that the Romans build were unique to the Romans because they were constructed for military purposes. They came to be used for communication and commercial traffic as well” Duiker and Spielvoged. 2011).

  11. cydneyb1 says:

    Blog Post Two: I chose an architectural monument of a Roman soldier. In my opinion, it describes the Roman Empire in the aspect of having a strong military. “The Roman army’s standards were held in awe. They were symbols of Roman honor. Nothing throughout the world’s military history quite compares to these unique objects, for the recovery of which the empire itself would go to war.” In my research I found that this stamen is true about the Roman Empire.

    http://www.roman-empire.net/army/army.html

    http://www.123rf.com/photo_7480814_ancient-roman-monument-of-the-emperor-trajan-london-uk.html

  12. Joyce Jackson says:

    Joyce Jackson-Interdisciplinary Arts
    Blog Post One – The Greeks
    Greek artists of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. attained a manner of representation that conveys a vitality of life as well as a sense of permanence, clarity and harmony (metmusuem). Minoan Art Greek sculptures tell us about the story of Gods, events, mythical creatures and Greek culture (Ancient Greece). In the high classical art period the iktinos and Kallikarates applied mathematical formulas to temple design in the belief beauty resulted from the use of harmonic numbers (Gardner’s 85). Hellenistic Art sculptors explored new subjects, Gauls with mustaches and necklaces, impoverished old women and treated traditional subjects in ways. Artists delighted in depicting violent movement and unbridled emotion (Gardner’s 85).

    Work Cited
    Hemingway, Colette, and Seán Hemingway. “The Art of Classical Greece (ca. 480–323 B.C.)”. In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tacg/hd_tacg.htm (January 2008)
    Ancient Greece.org. 2013 University Press.
    Gardner’s art through the ages: A concise Western History, third edition. Wadsworth, Cengages Learning 2012

    • Monique Coleman-Manning says:

      Great post, Joyce. I just learned some new things from your post, especially about the mathematical formulas they applied to temples. The Greeks were smart as I can see. The Greeks were so crafted and gifted. They were some great potters and sculptors. They left behind a legacy of work that is still used in everyday life. Good post.

  13. shalonda400 says:

    Shalonda Adams

    Dr. Debbie Graham

    Interdisciplinary Arts

    August 27, 2013

    “The Roman Empire”

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    The Roman Empire had a lot of great paintings but not all of they show a different side to the Romans. This particular painting defines the Roman Empire because it shows how they could take a black and white painting and make it look so real that you can feel what they feel. It also shows what they did in their everyday lives. How do the Roman Empire paintings define them?

    The painting of the Roman boat defines the Roman Empire because it shows how they could make any painting seem so real. This painting shows the emotions of the person in this painting and it makes the boat seem like it is still floating in the painting. The water seems to be moving and the other boats seem to be standing still in the water to have this painting done. The person seems to be at peace and the painting makes the water seem at peace also. The painting also shows the detail of the boat, like the wood shapes and the length of the boats.

    The Romans also showed how they sent in their everyday lives. The paintings making themselves stand out and show what they did everyday. The Romans have paintings of sexual parties, wars, themselves out doing things. They painted themselves standing in wars and naked. The Roman did many things in the paintings but in this painting

    The painting of the Roman boat defines the Roman Empire because it shows how they could make any painting seem so real. The Romans also showed how they thought of themselves and others in their paintings by making themselves stand out and painting

    The rest of the Roman paintings were in color and they didn’t have as much emotions as this painting did. How do the Roman Empire paintings define them? The Roman Empire paintings define them by simply telling the stories of their lives through paintings. Also today societies have been influenced by the design of the Romans.

    Works Cited

    http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/roman/painting.html

    • Monique Coleman-Manning says:

      I really like your post, Shalonda. Roman paintings did not always describe the Romans as how they seemed. The Roman empire was full of wisdom. Roman paintings did seem so surreal to reality. Good post.

  14. Joyce Jackson says:

    Joyce Jackson
    Blog post Two
    The sculpture Athena was created by the artist Phidias 438 BCE. The Athena sculpture is called the Goddess of wisdom she was the daughter of Zeus and one of the wisest, most courageous and certainly most resourceful of the Olympian Gods. Athena is associated with Athens; the city named in her honor after the people of Attica chose her as their patron following her gift of the olive tree, symbol of peace and plenty (Ancient History). This work defines the Roman Empire by showing its strength, wisdom, knowledge and leadership. The Goddess Athena wasn’t birthed from the womb but from the head of her father (Gardner 49).

    Work cited
    Gardner’s art through the ages: A concise Western History, third edition. Wadsworth, Cengages Learning 2012

    http://www.ancient.eu.com/athena/

    • Monique Coleman-Manning says:

      Great post again, Joyce. Athena was a Roman sculpture. The city was definitely named after her. I learned something new again that she was birthed by her father. Good job on your post. I see you write about the different things that no one else thinks of.

  15. sburey says:

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    The Greeks

    Greek art is still admired today. According to compughhigh.com, ‘Drama was their greatest art’. Greek art was very varied. It included aspects such as drama, architecture, painting, sculpture (for which they used a variety of materials such as stone, limestone, clay and marble), and more.

    Greek art reveals many things about everyday life in Ancient Greece. It shows that they were religious. Sculptures were vital and many as well as other art forms depicted stories of gods, heroes, events, mythical creatures and culture in general.

    They were expressive people as displayed in their drama. Their practicality is also seen in the construction of items for everyday necessity and use such as pots and even coins. Ancient Greece was filled with innovation, as they moved towards more durable materials as times passed. Persons of Ancient Greece were educated and wise. This is shown in writings by various writers/poets such as Homer.

    The art of Ancient Greece has exercised enormous influence on the culture of many countries from then until now.

    Works Cited

    Business, Athens University of Economics and. Ancient Greek Culture and Civilization. 2010. 28 August 2013. .

    Payne, Ann Cork. Art History Lesson 1-Greek Art. n.d. 28 August 2013. .

    • Monique Coleman-Manning says:

      You have a good post. The Greeks were successful in many things. They left behind a lot of creativity that is used in the world today. Greek artwork is displayed everywhere, especially in museums and Greece itself. Great job on your post.

  16. Alexus McClee says:

    Alexus McClee

    Interdisciplinary Arts

    Dr Debbie Graham

    Aug 31,2013

     

    The Roman Empire

     

    The Roman Empire is defined as that period of time , between 27BCE and 476CE, when the city of Roime ruled the known world. The Roman Empire begins when Augustus Ceasar became the first Emperor of Rome and ends when the last Roman Emperors, Romulus Augustulas is deposed by the Germanic king Odoacer. The Roman Empire spanned three continents and Roman monuments of art and architecture are the most conspicuous and numerous of any ancient civilization.The strengths of Roman sculpture are in portraiture, where they were less concerned with the ideal than the Greek or ncient Egyptians and produced many very characterful works, and in narrative relief scenes. Examples of Roman sculpture are abundantly preserved in total contrast to Roman painting which was very widely practiced but has almost been lost. Latin and some Greeks authors, particular Pliny the Elder in book 34 of his Natural history describe these statues, and a few descriptions match extant works. While a great deal of Roman sculpture survives more of less intact, it is often damaged or fragmentary.On the Eastern side of the Ara Pacis painting is a relief of Tellus Melter, the Roman earth goddess. The Roman empire painting ans sculpture are a symbol of all the good deed that took place in Rome and all thay they have concured. Even though early Christians used the same artistic media as the surrounding Pagan culture. These media included fresco, mosaics, sculpture and manuscript illuminating. Early Christian are not only used Roman form, it also used Roman style. Late classical style is seen in early Christian fresco, such as those in Catacombus of Rome which include most example of the earliest Christian art.

  17. Alexus McClee says:

    Alexus McClee

    Dr.Debbie Graham

    Interdisciplinary Arts

    Aug 30, 2013

    The Greeks

    Art history in the 21st century study the visual and tangible objects humans make and the structures human build. Ancient Greece art would have regarded a coin bearing their emperor’s portrait as anything but money. Today, an art museum may exhibit that coin in a locked case in a climae controlled room , and scholars may subject it to the same kind of art historical analysis as a portrait by an acclaimed Renaissance or modern sculptor or painter. The painting the Choir of Beauvais Cathedral, Beauvais, France rebuilt after 1284. The style of this building in the painting often varies from region to region. This Cathedral has towering stone vaults and large stained glass window typical of the 13th cenntury French architecultre. This painting apperance to look real and has detail so the looker can feel apart of the art in the ancient greece time period. Art objects and buildings are historical documents that shed a light on the people who created the paintings and on the time of their creation in ways other historical documents may not. The paintings from Ancient Greece tell a story about what happen in a certain time period not different form the painting that are created today each painting has their n meaning to them. It gives a insight to the world on whats going on around that time.

  18. Monique Coleman-Manning says:

    Monique Coleman-Manning
    Blog Post One
    Pottery, jewelry, sculptures, monuments, and paintings are all examples of Greek art. Greek art tells us about how life was with the Greeks. Pottery and sculpting was very common among the people in Ancient Greece. It seems as if the Greeks were gifted with their hands in creating things. The Greek’s pottery, jewelry, sculptures, monuments, and paintings all meant something, mainly about their Gods or culture. Ancient Greece had three different architectural systems: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Greek-looking sculptures are still used today in everyday life as decorative sculptures. Greek pottery is what archeologists used to study Ancient Greek. Greeks designed pottery as meanings. Some Greeks potteries had Greek myths on them to represent myth Gods. It seems as if the Greeks loved pottery and wanted them to stand for a meaning. The “Gardner’s Art Through the Ages” text states that Paleolithic humans created the first sculptures and paintings during the Stone Age (30,000-9,000 BCE). Their figurines were made tiny and their paintings were life-sized.

    Works Cited
    http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/
    http://www.ancientgreece.com/GreekPottery/
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages. Boston: Clark Baxter. 2010. Print.

  19. Monique Coleman-Manning says:

    Monique Coleman-Manning
    Blog Post Two
    A picture I have chosen to define the Roman Empire is a Roman bronze sculpture. By creating bronze sculptures, the Roman Empire is defined as valuable. They create valuable things and have bright ideas like the Greeks. Romans created sculptures and paintings based on their lives and scenery. Intaglio was a technique of the Romans. “Intaglio is an image that is cut into a surface rather than carved out of it” (www,essortment.com/ancient-roman-sculptures-material-styles-artists-51709.html). Intaglio can define the Roman Empire as creative.
    It is said that the Romans copied from the Greeks and later started created things on their own. They probably felt that the Greek creativity were not for them. “Roman statues aimed for a more realistic view” (www.statue.com/site/roman-statues.html). The Romans showed their wisdom and dignity in their artwork. They made it seem so surreal to life. Ares (Mars) was a Roman God of War, stated in the “Gardner’s Art Through the Ages” text (Kleiner 49). This can also describe the Roman Empire as rebellious.

    Works Cited
    http://www.essortment.com/ancient-roman-sculptures-material-styles-artists-51709.html
    http://www.statue.com/site/roman-statues.html
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Arts Through the Ages. Boston: Clark Baxter. 2010. Print.

  20. Angela Redwing says:

    Angela Redwing

    Romanesque is “Roman -like”. A term used to describe the history, culture, and art of medieval western Europe from ca. 1050 to ca. 1200. Although art historians use the adjective Romanesque to describe 11th- and 12th century art and architecture throughout Europe, pronounced regional difference exit. To a certain extent, Romanesque art and architecture can be compared to European Romance languages, which vary regionally but have a common core in Latin, the language of the Romans.

    Gardner’s Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History. Cengage Learning; 2 edition (January 1, 2010)

    Smarthistory.org (Byzantine)

  21. Greek Art is still viewed today as some of the most beautiful paintings and sculptures there is. The craftsmanship in building these sculptures is valued by the work ethics out into building them. Each piece of art is handcrafted using the most beautiful stones, marble, limestone and ect. to create such well put together piece of art.
    There art define who they are and the life style that they live. Who represent what in the Greek community. There were farmers by trade and this is how they supported themselves and meet their every needs.
    They talked through their art work and communicated as well from the different painting they drew. It talked about the women in Greece and about the different gods and goddess. There were many types of gods there such as the goddess of love and beauty, (Aphrodite)the of the moon, (Arma), (Inanna) was the oldest goddess of love in the Mesopotamian region, she was also a virgin. She drove the 7-lion chariot. (Ishtar) had many affairs with men (human and devine), she was married to the ugliest of the gods, the limp Hephaestus. She also had many children from the many affairs she had.
    The Greeks believe that their paintings define their religion and they were somewhat superstitious as well. They believed strongly in ehat there art paintings and sculptures meant to them and they worshipped it.

    • I apologize that I didn’t identify that this was week one blog and Ancient Greece.
      Use five examples, explain what Greek art tells us about everyday life in Ancient Greece.

      also here are Work Cited:
      Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through the Ages; A concise Western History, Third Edition @ Copyright 2014, 2010,2008 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

      Reference “Hittite” Ritual at Sardis, by Robertson, Noel, Classical Antiquity, Vol.1 No. 1 (Apr., 1982) pp. 122-140.
      Resource from www. greekart.com

  22. Week One Blog Two:
    I chose the amphitheater monument made of concrete. The Pompeians staged bloody gladiatorial combats and wild animal hunt in the arena. After the romans took control of Pompeii, two of the towns wealthiest officials used their own funds to build the known amphitheater, at the southeast of town. The word amphitheater means “double theater” and it looked like two theaters. it was always built on a hillside with continuous elliptical (seating area). They could only use concrete that meet the requirements to build such an enormous such construction. They had barrel vaults that ran through the mountains that formed tunnels leading into the arena the central area where they staged the bloody gladiator combats and wild animal hunts. (Arena is Latin for “sand which soaked up the blood of the wounded and killed.) Amphitheaters stand in sharp contrast, both architecturally and functionally, to Greek theaters, where actors performed comedies and tragedies.
    In today’s modern society we now have amphitheaters or arena’s where they play several sports such as basketball, hockey, ice skating, monster trucks and ect.
    The largest amphitheater in The Roman Empire was built in Rome, Italy and it’s still there today. It can seat 50,000 people and was the largest at that time. at it’s highest peak it was in 117 AD. It was the largest known in the world. The importance was that Romans needed entertainment, and amphitheater were a place of entertainment.
    Work Cited:
    Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art through Ages: A concise Western History, Third Edition, @ Copyright 2014, 2010, 2008, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
    Resource from: http://www.Romanamphitheater.com

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