Egyptian and Aegean Art (part 2)

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    • Innermost Coffin of Tutankhamen
    • Era: Armana Revolution (Post-Armana)
    • Techniques:
    • made of solid gold
    • inlaid with enamel, semi-precious stones, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and turquoise
    • coffin shaped as Osiris, god of death
    • Death Mask of Tutankhamen
    • Era: Armana Revolution (Post-Armana)
    • Techniques:
    • gold inlaid with semi-precious stones
    • he is eternally young because of the mask
    • sensitive rendering - curvilinear and has more contours
    • Painted Chest
    • Era: Armana Revolution
    • Location: Thebes
    • Techniques:
    • lid depicts Tutankhamen hunting
    • side shows him as a great conqueror
    • no groundline - his troops are in registers to show organization
    • hierarchy of scale
    • traditional themes but in the armana style (curvilinear)
    • Cycladic Idol
    • Era: Cycladic Art, 2500-2000 BCE
    • Location: Syros
    • Techniques:
    • females are nude with folded arms
    • vary in height from one inch to life size
    • very flat - sometimes called plank idols
    • human form reduced to basic geometric shapes for aesthetic reasons
    • lots of triangles
    • found in graves lying on back as if they were the deceased maybe
    • some are slightly pregnancies 
    • some were painted 
    • jewelry attached or painted on usually red or blue necklaces or bracelets
    • painted dots on cheeks
    • Lyre Player
    • Era: Cycladic Art, 2000 BCE
    • Location: Keros
    • Techniques:
    • male idols were seated musicians
    • made of marble
    • figure wedged between repeated shapes of lyre and chair
    • disc shaped heads
    • lyre had duck bill ornament
    • both male and femal idols found in graves
    • Palace at Knossos
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1600-1400 BCE
    • Techniques:
    • home of King Minus
    • labyrinth legend comes from hundreds of rooms in palace
    • house of the double axes
    • built on low hill
    • giant rectangular courtyard
    • thick walls created by unshaped stones
    • ashlar masonry - used finest stones to create corners
    • had a drainage system and underground piping
    • 3 stories high
    • View of Magazine
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1600-1400 BCE
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • flat floors siwth thick walls and rectangleular holes cut into them
    • used as a cooling system 
    • storage system
    • Reconstruction of Stairwell
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1600-1400 BCE
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • designed to let in light and airflow
    • surrounds mini-courtyard
    • bulbish cushions for capitals
    • tapered pillars (smaller at base)
    • originally sculpted out of wood
    • frescos on walls
    • Queen's Megaron
    • Era: Minoan Art
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • elaborate wall decoration in the most important rooms 
    • wet plaster - requires quick painting but preserves better than dry plaster
    • rounded fish and dolphins
    • Cupbearer Fresco
    • Era: Minoan Art
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • several figures in original fresco
    • long curly hair
    • profile bodies with frontal eye
    • rounded bodies
    • confident look
    • wore embroidered loin cloths
    • bracelet on upper arm
    • Torreador Fresco
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1400-1450 BCE
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • dark patches are original sections
    • vivacity, spontaneous
    • women are fair and men have dark skin
    • man and beast connecting
    • perilous acrobatic manuever
    • elongating the bull shows its power and grace
    • sweeping lines and smooth, rounded contours create the bull
    • bull appears to be in a constant, fluid movement
    • stylized humans with pinched waists
    • profile body with frontal eye
    • La Parisenne
    • Era: Minoan Art
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • part of a ceremonial scene
    • sophisticated modern woman
    • elaborate coiffure (hairstyle)
    • priestess or goddess
    • profile head with frontal eye
    • charm and freshness
    • wet fresco - quick, harsh brush strokes, extreme skill, simple and delicate
    • Flotilla Fresco
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1500 BCE
    • Location: Akrotiri, Santorini
    • Techniques:
    • flotillas are miniature ships
    • Akrotiri covered in ash preserving the art
    • found in common peoples homes
    • depiction of a sea festival 
    • combining seascape and landscape
    • people placed in poses depending upon their role
    • dolphins swimming in sea around the boats
    • lion chasing deer on left shore
    • landscape is a undilating line showing a port circling around a bay
    • freedom of movement
    • Springtime Fresco
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1650 BCE
    • Location: Akrotiri, Santorini
    • Techniques:
    • landscape with swallows
    • capture landscape's essence and express joy in one's surroundings
    • undilating lines represent that nature is constantly moving
    • first true landscape painting - no humans or storylines
    • Young Fisherman Fresco
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1500 BCE
    • Location: Akrotiri, Santorini
    • Techniques
    • profile legs with a slightly turned torso
    • rounded figure
    • would have been several fisherman
    • Octopus Jar
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1500 BCE
    • Location: Palikastro
    • Techniques:
    • octopus fits the shape of the pot
    • fluid and lyrical
    • muted tone
    • Three-Handled Jar with Papyrus Decoration
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1425 BCE
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • papyrus blossoms spread out at top to mimic shape of jar
    • geometric shaped could be sealife
    • wavy lines could be water
    • Kamares Ware Jug
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1800-1700 BCE
    • Location: Phaistos
    • Techniques:
    • cream, black background, reddish-brown decoration
    • ameba-like figure
    • rounded shapes
    • pouring end looks like the face of an animal
    • Harvester Vase
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1550-1500 BCE
    • Location: Hagia Triada
    • Techniques:
    • energetic scenes with individually characterized figures
    • each individual ahs a different personality
    • facial tension, and inflated lungs shows that the figures are singing
    • probably a funerary vessel
    • Snake Goddess
    • Era: Minoan Art, 1600 BCE
    • Location: Knossos
    • Techniques:
    • made of glazed earthen ware
    • glassy surface
    • snakes mean that she is the goddess of the earth
    • feline on head represents power over animals
    • dress had concial-shaped tiers
    • exposed breasts, fertility of the earth possibly
    • Citadel of Tiryns 
    • Era: Mycenean Art, 1400-1200 BCE
    • Techniques:
    • central open courtyard
    • made of cyclopian stones with some mortar
    • had bathrooms and channels with running water
    • megaron was reception hall for king - 4 columned hall with a fire pit in the middle

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