1. Prior to completing this
assignment, please view and/or read “Ancient Greek and Roman Art,”
“Introduction to Ancient Greek Art,” “Contrapposto,” and “Apollonius,
Boxer at Rest (or The Seated Boxer)”. This material is located in the
first part of Module 2 under “Readings, Videos, and Resources.
The video “Apollonius,
Boxer at Rest (or The Seated Boxer)” is embedded again directly above for quick
refence if needed. In a response of 300 words explain how the subject
matter of this statue represents a departure from the artistic tradition from
which is emerges. How is the treatment of the subject matter an
innovation and what commentary does it make in regards to idealized views of
the human form?.
Resouses for question 1
https://youtu.be/XdXXK_PTkUU Ancient Greek and
https://youtu.be/FvsSPJoJB3k Apollonius, Boxer at
Rest (or The Seated Boxer)
2. Civilizations: How Do We Look?
(Episode 2) (Links to an external site. please note that the external site cannot be uploaded here but i have attached the transcript for your use ) explores how we look at the
human body in art. Please respond to the following questions
through well-organized and appropriately detailed responses.
Three Interpretations of the Colossi of
Memnon—what did the following individuals “see” in the Colossi of Memnon? Why?
An Egyptian subject living
under the rule of Pharaoh Amenhotep III?
The Roman Emperor Hadrian?
The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley?
What was the purpose and meaning of the human
form in the following three examples? What choices did the artists make
to realize this purpose and meaning?
Roman coffins in Egypt?
The Terracotta Army of Quin Shi
The Temples of Ramesses II?
Identify specific artistic innovations and
examples that support the notion of classical Greek art as
“revolutionary.” Identify specific examples of how classical Greek art
continues to influence the way we see ourselves today.
In what ways does the artistic approach of
Brooklyn-based artist Kehinde Wiley borrow from the classical tradition?
In what ways does it reappropriate the classical tradition?
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