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  • 03-17-2008 - 03-21-2008 -Spring Break (FREEDOM)
  • 03-21-2008 -Art History Outline and images
  • Still during spring break: Read Lord of the Flies for techniques/devices, 3 allusions due.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Art History -Chap 7 - Images

1/3 of the images

7-14 Santa Costanza

  • Consists of large rotunda with an encircling barrel vaulted passageway called ambulatory
  • Part of the mausoleum of Constantina
  • Now dedicated to Santa Costanza
  • Composite capitals

    7-15 Harvesting of Grapes

  • Mosaic in ambulatory vault of the Church of Santa Costanza
  • Decorated with a tangle of grapevines and puttis (naked male angels)
  • Roman style, technique, and subject

    7-17 Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

  • Exterior and interior of chapel differ greatly to represent passage from the real world to the supernatural one
  • Lunette mosaic of Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence
  • Sarcophagus in niches

    7-18 Good Shepard

  • Mosaic in the lunette above the west entrance to the Mausoleum of Galla
  • Contains classical elements:
    • Illusionistic shading suggesting a single light source
    • Intimation of landscape in rocks and foilage
  • Changes in the conception of Jesus the Shepherd
    • Once depicted as a simple shepherd boy carrying a sheep
    • Here a young adult with a golden halo, in imperial robes, and a staff with a cross at the end instead of a shepherds crook
  • Stylized landscaped elements more rigid


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