The Slide List
You will be responsible for all works of art shown in each
class. These will come primarily from our text, but other images may be
shown. These will then be posted here, by date. I am going to try to link some
of them to images on the Web. However, the book is extremely well-illustrated
and there are also links to various works of art on the Schedule page.
Figure numbers will not be listed. Please note: these lists may be
posted some days after the lecture reflected here. These lists are not
replacements for attendance.
Slide Lists for August 23 to September 3
Introduction to the Course; Ancient Heritage
The Ancient Roman Tradition
Refer to the text for most of this. Be familiar with the following:
- The Concept of Idealism, Realism, and Naturalism in Ancient Roman Art
- The exhaltation of the Emperor in society and art
- Basic types: the triumphal arch, the portrait bust, relief sculpture
- The Basilica, as in:
- The Basilica
Ulpia In the Forum of Trajan, Rome; about 113. This site in Dutch; just look at the photos of
the plan and the reconstruction and recall my words of wisdom.
Early Christian Architecture
Consider the building requirements of the newly-recognized and newly-powerful Church. Why not
use Roman temples as churches? What was the attraction of round buildings, and why were they
- The groundplan of "Old" St. Peter's, Rome, circa 319-335.
- Here is a slightly clearer plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, circa 335.
- The Church of Santa Sabina, Rome, 422-432.
- The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. Remember the mosaics.
- The Church of Santa Costanza, Rome, circa 350. This
site has a big ad but it also has several splendid photos of the exterior and the interior of the
church, including the mosaics.
- The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, circa 425.
- The Baptistery of the Orthodox, Ravenna, mid-5th century.
Jewish and Christian Art Before Constantine
- A collection of images from Dura-Europos by Reed College. With
- The Catacombs of Rome : important as the repository of the earliest images of Christian
art; there were also Jewish and pagan catacombs.
- The range of imagery in this early period (circa 3rd century to 7th century) is relatively
limited in number and mostly concerns the theme of salvation.
- The Jonah
marbles at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
- Note also the Passion Sarcophagus, early 4th century; seen below.
- Look also at the ivory panel showing the Holy Women at the Tomb of Christ and Christ's
Ascension; early 5th century.
- Ivory panel showing the Crucifixion and the Suicide of Judas; early 5th century.
Above right: The Church of Santa Sabina, Rome (the Avetine Hill), exterior view.
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