The Goddess Named Athena

This gallery focuses on art created about the greek goddess named Athena and her story. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war. Elements I chose to further define my gallery are carvings made from stone, marble, or metal featuring Athena. I will also focus on pottery that features Athena. This gallery was created by Colter Williams.

This is the head of Athena. In this art piece you can really see the emotion in her face. The theme is clear, and the movement helps focus the viewer to the face of the subject. The head of Athena has great balance and is visually appealing. The proportion of the head looks like it is attempting to be realistic size.
This second century bust of Athena I found interesting because of the gash in the neck. The artist chose to enhance this piece by using color and adding a bronze/gold tint. Value is also used to enhance some specific areas. For example the shoulders and chest are enhanced because they have been deeply carved showing shadows.
This Statue of Athena appears to be possibly waving to the viewers. Texture is extremely well used because the statue looks realistic. For example, the dress she is wearing is actually flowing. The subject and theme is clear what it is depicting. The left hand waving draws an emphasis to it by attracting the viewers eye.
In this painting the goddess Athena is protecting two women while trying to push away Mars (The man to the right). This painting's colors are very appealing. The movement attracts the viewers eyes mainly to Athena pushing Mars, but it also attracts the eyes to the women. The theme of this painting is extremely clear as it depicts Athena being caring and protective.
This sculpture head of Athena is simple, clear to understand, and well detailed. The proportion of the sculpture appears to be realistic size. I believe the artist put emphasis in the detail of the hair. The hair looks like it is perfectly done and possibly could contribute to Athena's beauty.
The Athena Lemnia is a classic sculpture representing the goddess Athena. Created using bronze, the artist did a great job on details of Athena's clothing. Emphasis is used for drawing the viewers attention to the left arm. It appears as if the arm has been broken off, but attention is still drawn to the arm. Athena appears to be looking down on people. The form of the scupture utilized heigth, width, and depth to it's advantage to help make this sculpture realistic.
The Neck amphora with Athena was created in (480 BC-470 BC). I found this art piece interesting because it looks like it was once broken but glued back together. The image looks like it depicts the goddess herself getting ready for battle. This art piece uses great colors. The gold really makes Athena stand out from the brown. This piece has great balance.
This statue of Athena appears to have similar features to the others. The theme is clearly depicted and the clothing has emphasis on the detail. The texture on the clothing gives the viewer an idea of what it could have possibly felt like. The statue is well unified and nothing seems to look out of place.
This statue I found interesting because it was the only statue I found that the clothing appeared to be different. There is less movement in the middle/front of the clothing but now it focuses on the right side of Athena. This statue also has no arms but I'm beginning to think the artists left the arms off to help the viewers focus on Athena's beauty. The sculpture seems to be unified and complete with nothing out of focus.
This piece of pottery is interesting because I've noticed most pottery pieces focusing on Athena are telling a story of Athena at war or getting ready to go to war. This piece is no exception. The artist uses space well by giving the viewers eye something to look at on every inch of the piece. This uses rhythm and repetition on the bottom and top of the piece.
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