The almighty zeus - Eden Cornwell 

To the Greeks he was known as Zeus but to the Romans he was known as Jupiter. The theme of this gallery focuses on the ruler of the Olympian Gods, father of men, the God of the sky, the wielder of thunder and lightning. The pieces are arranged from the oldest to the most recent, many are statues depicted Zeus. With a twist thrown in to show a modern/contemporary take on the ruler of the Gods.  

This silver coin or medal show the side profile of the God Zeus, is wearing a laurel wreath crown. In Greek mythology the crown was awarded to wins of athletic competitions. While in Rome they were a symbol of martial victory awarded to the commander. Zeus has his recognizable beard and wavy hear. The profile of the God is raised from the surface of the coin/medal to give depth and texture to it.
This bronze statue of Zeus shows the God in motion as is he is about to throw the lightning bolt in his hand. As many depictions of Zeus this statue shows him as a man with a full beard. The God is not wearing in clothes either. Zeus is strong and commanding. The bronze of statue pops with the contrast of the platform it stands upon.
This vase from 350 B.C. shows the battle of the Gods and Giants. In the center of the vase there are four horses pulling a chariot. In the chariot is Zeus holding a lightning bolt, also riding with Zeus is Nikki the Goddess of Victory. All around the chariot are the other Gods of Mount Olympus locked in battle with the Giants.
This 1st century B.C. bust of Zeus shows him as a mature man. Zeus's face is expressionless and the nose of the God has long since broken off. The small details in the beard and hair make it stand out from the rest of the face that appears smooth.
This statue of Jupiter or Zeus shows him sitting on what appears to be a throne. He is wearing a toga that appears to have come open at his chest. His left arm is out stretched, at one point the piece was whole but over time his left arm and right hand have broken off. The statue is from the early 1st century but you can see inspiration from Hellenistic Greek statues.
This statue of Zeus is made of bronze and stands 18 cm tall. Zeus is missing one hand, which looks to be as if at one point it was there but over time it broke off. The statue depicts Zeus as fit and strong, the piece shows strength and power.
Little is known about this statue of Zeus from the 2nd century A.D. Zeus is depicted wearing a toga, the God has no arms and standing next to an eagle. It almost feels as if he is standing on high looking down on the mortals. There is a feel of power and strength that comes from the statue, you can see the importance that Zeus held with the people.
This painting shows Io being wrapped up by a dark cloud. The cloud represents Jupiter, this is an interesting take on the God considering he was the God of the sky and lightning. Jupiter came in cloud form so that his wife Juno wouldn't find him having an affair with Io.
In this piece you see Jupiter laying next to and looking over Antiope. The piece is etched on to paper, both Jupiter and Antiope are made up of different line strokes and weights. Anitope drawn softer in contrast Jupiter. As you get closer to the bottom of the piece it almost seems as if they become one.
This art piece created in 2014 puts a modern or contemporary spin to Zeus the ruler of the Gods. There is a graffiti fell to it. The contrast of Zeus's face and the background help the piece to pop. Zeus looks stoic and powerful.You can see the inspiration that the artist drew on to create the piece. Zeus looks like the earlier depictions of the God but with a modern twist to it.
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