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  • Volute Krater Made In Greece: Art Analysis

    For this analysis, the artwork I selected a Volute Krater made in Greece during the 4th century B.C.E. The artist, The Underworld Painter, uses several lines, especially in the temple made for Atlas. The horizontal and vertical lines give the temple definite shape because of the thickness and they signify that a hero who has died, is the focal point on the back of the vase. The artist also uses curved lines at the top of the vase to show the richness of detail and drive the story further. The artist also uses the pointing hands of several figures to show a psychological point; Atlas on his throne and Selene driving her chariot. Another element the artist used was the use of red, black, and orange (by mixing red and yellow) colors. The black creates a contrast to the orange and reveals the importance of the figures in orange. The basic hue of the vase is red and…

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  • Summary Of The Krater

    The object discussed in this paper is a two-sided red-figure bell krater – a vessel used for mixing water and wine. Side A depicts Artemis aiming her weapon at a vulnerable Aktaion, who is being torn apart by a pack of dogs. This side is particularly notable because it relates – depending on the version of the myth told – to the Greek idea of hubris, the concept of fate, and the presentation of women in Greek society. Side B depicts the goat god Pan with an erect phallus chasing a young shepherd…

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  • Geometric Krater

    patterns are organized mostly in horizontal bands, and between each major registers, three horizontal lines are drawn for the function of separation and decoration. By comparing the two vessels, viewers can see that they have many similar patterns, such as the dotted circles, dotted diamonds, checkerboards, hatched meanders, and cross-hatched triangles. Both artists of the vessels not only painted the artworks with geometric patterns extensively but also incorporated animal pattern into their…

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  • Orestes At Delphi Krater Analysis

    of artwork is a krater decorated using the red-figure technique. This krater is used to illustrate the story of the purification of Orestes at Delphi. In this scene, Orestes and his sister Elektra are seeking safety in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. They’re hiding from the furies who are known for punishing wrongdoers. In the temple, the artist draws Apollo himself standing before the two temple visitors (Plaque Title). The artist doesn’t leave any of the vase unpainted. The scene itself spans…

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  • Reflective Essay: The First Vietnam War

    sound, which I replied by turning around, Then suddenly with a flash my eyes took shelter in my skull. Then I awoke in my bed, rubbing my head, and pondering as to what I saw. My head was spinning as I went to the palace, bringing my confused brain far too unbalanced. I walked to the table which held many feasts on which rested a krater. The krater was rustic, bold, and heroic, for whoever painted it must have been a poet. The inside was stained with the color of wine. This after all was…

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  • Greek Black Figure Essay

    Persephone - the daughter of Demeter- was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld; Demeter, after losing her daughter went into a despair killing all the crops. Zeus eventually intervened demanding that for half the year Persephone be released to her mother. On the Krater Persephone is being reunited with her mother, lead by Hermes and Hekate. Red-figure is a technique that the Athenians invented around 530 B.C.E. Black-figure technique, where the background remains the red clay color…

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  • Ancient Art Research Paper

    In antiquity, the gods appeared on pottery to tell a story. A specific piece is a krater which depicts Artemis and Apollo slaying the children of Niobe. In Greek mythology, Artemis and Apollo were twin gods. Artemis was the goddess of the Hunt, nature, and the moon. Apollo was the god of the Sun, music, and truth. Niobe was the daughter of the king Tantalus, a son of Zeus. The story goes that Niobe had six sons and six daughters, of which she flaunted and claimed she was superior to the Titan…

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  • Hippolytus Myths

    to highlight different values and ideologies. I agree with the statement and will argue that the myths of Hippolytus and the foundation myths of Roman were used by ancient societies to bind its members into a cohesive unit. This essay will explore the ways in which myth were used to bring members of an ancient society together by instigating and reinforcing civic identity and pride. Explore how the role of myths defined and unified the elite. Discuss how myths were used to reinforce social…

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  • Angelic Imprecations In The Book Of Secrets

    The transformation of metals and substances are focused on as she is mostly concerned with the Gnostic-Hermetist Zosimos' writings. These writings are mostly allegorical as well literal in the sense that these ancient theories linked the ritual transformation of metals with the spiritual transformation of the adept himself: "By means of fire, the metal makes a dramatic progression upward to another type of existence, exactly as human bodies can" (p. 119). Sacrifices are also involved but the…

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  • Similarities Between Minoan And Mycenaean Civilizations

    infer a ritual or cultic reference. Lions can also be seen on niello daggers that display soldiers fighting an attacking lion. Along with architecture, weapons become a platform for Mycenaean iconography and illustrating narrative events. Weapons, frescos, pottery, and seals are the most common objects that display iconography. Recovered Mycenaean niello daggers and consecration cups frequently show reiterating themes of warfare and hunting while pottery like “the flask with birds”, “amphoroid…

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