A visual state of past - Adam landy

This gallery is made up of some of the most ancient art around the world, crafted by some of the most skilled artisans of their time. The main focus of each piece is to visually express the differences and similarities of religion and survival along with showing their focuses on color and movement, The different forms of art will tell a story with a visual representation of its time. The main theme of each piece will be that of Greek and Roman cultures.

This piece of pottery that depicts a battle scene from the Trojan war shows two men that seem to be attacking another man from the enemy. A man to the right appears to be falling as he obviously is defending himself, while the man on the left is taking a step toward the enemy about to throw a spear. Both of these actions show movement within the battle as if you are there watching it all unfold. Even though only two colors are used for this piece, it surely shows the realism of the scene. The rest of the Krater is sculpted with traditional Greek design with the scroll handles and nature like paintings around the brim.
A story is told on this piece of pottery dating back to 540 B.C. Herakles disguised himself before stepping in and preventing the Egyptian King, Busiris, from sacrificing foreign human victims to Zeus. When the time was right Herakles then kills Busiris and his priests which is what we are seeing painted here. Movement is expressed with every figure that was painted, as they seem to all be in motion and among the moment. We can see the story unfold in front of us that took place back in a time that defense and betrayal seemed prominent.
Taking place during the time of the Greek War of Independence this painting shows several men that are a part of the Morea Expedition, which is the land intervention of the French Army in Peloponnese. Taking place during revolutionary Greece, I only saw it fitting to this gallery. In this scene we can see some of the locals in the foreground, and the Frenchman towards the center. The scene seems very relaxed as if they were taking a break from their travels to regroup or stock up on supplies. Off in the background past the negative space we can see several ships sailing in the distance. There is prominent emphasis on the color of the suits the men are wearing and seems to be the main focal point of the painting. As their ship is docked, the men seem to be discussing strategy for their future endeavors.
This brooch, among more than 60 others and an array of pottery, coins and other artifacts were found during an Archaeological survey of a popular Roman site, the Bosworth Battlefield. This brooch was once decorated with colorful enamel. The brooches that were found along with this one were said represent the Roman God of War, or the British equivalent of such. The brooch shows movement as the legs of the horse seem to be galloping. This was once a colorful piece that showed a part of war, which in the end meant survival.
On this porcelain plate a man appears to be serenading a woman and her dog with some sort of instrument. Although not much detail is defined by outlining, the scene has a lot to look at. An array of analogous colors are used to make each object stand out in its own specific way. This piece shows that even a vague representation of a scene can express love and detail through simplicity.
Discovered in the Villa de las Tiendas, which are country residences of Roman noblemen, this mosaic was said to be used as part of the floor in a wealthy families house. This scene is a common one back in the times. It depicts a lord of a village hunting a wild boar. Great detail is expressed as always with the time staking mosaic art form. Using an analogous form of color the artist does an amazing job of expressing the hunt through movement and emotion as a man tries to kill a boar for survival.
This painting has a lot going on in one scene. Even though the painting has been re-imagined by many, this may be one of the most popular. Much detail is used in this town setting with a vast background behind it. Love is shown for the child in the foreground while soldiers show movement in the background as they make their way through the village. Certain texture is used to make the scene appear very large in size.
Very fine detail is expressed in this painting by Pickersgill. The woman, with a relaxed expressing on her face seems to be at ease while being painted in what seems to be her home. Flowers in her hand show a sign of love and caring, and the instrument next to her seems that she is interested in the arts in a musical way, perhaps sharing a part of her life through the painting. Her face and its expression seems to be the most prominent feature in this painting.
Two men on horses are shown riding and perhaps coming to an abrupt stop on this large chunk of building from the Parthenon. The frieze is a high-relief marble sculpture with great detail considering the material used. Motion is expressed greatly in this scene as the men attempt to control their horses.
This scene depicts a number of people that express movement in many directions. great detail is expressed through the high-relief sculpture as we see a man laying on the ground, waiving hands at each other, and even a horse in panic. This Sarcophagus was used to bury a person of great wealth and power.
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