Cinematic Mythology by tarun sharma

My theme is a combination of subject and visual, the two I combined are mythology and movement. I want to show how art can tell a story by representing movement to establish the personality of the subject and the stakes of the situation. For my gallery, I have chosen to use the Greek mythology art, because it’s a good example of representing a story or character just through the movement or posture presented.

Statuette of Aphrodite Leaning on a Pillar, Unknown, 250–200 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The open chest shows that she is lustful, the right hand leaning represents that she is confident and her left hand presents that she gets what she wants. Her character is established by her posture.
Theseus and the Minotaur (Second Version), Antoine-Louis Barye, modeled: 1843; first cast of second version: 1857, From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
The strength is presented by the striking motion from the man, and his position of being higher than the minotaur shows that he is powerful and the obvious victor of the battle.
Enthroned Zeus, about 100 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Zeus sitting on his throne depicts that he is the man in charge, the arm positioned up of where the bolt is meant to be presents the power he wields. The motion of the arm shows he is ready to battle.
Hercules and the Hydra and Hercules and Anteo, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Around 1475, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
The open posture presents intimidation, the striking motion from the right arm shows the confident power he wields and the flailing Hydra presents fear. The obvious victor is known by the postures.
Apollo is a god and to present his worth the posture of the statue is powerful with the flexing left arm and right leg to maintain a strong posture and an overall tall stance.
The Fall of Ixion, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, circa 1588, From the collection of: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
The motion shows the devastation of the situation. The fear is shown in the open posture of the subject. the story is told nicely from this one art that Ixion is died by falling into the fire of hell.
Aeneas and Anchises escaping from Troy, John Cheere (1709-1787), 1756 -, From the collection of: National Palace of Queluz
The motion of the subject is struggling to be free of the clutches of Troy; the difficulty of the escape. It also shows the man to be strong by the tall posture and the striking gesture by his arm.
Jason with the Golden Fleece, Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1803, From the collection of: Thorvaldsens Museum
Jason is shown proud, with the brave stance holding the fleece. His confident power is shown by the sword and how it lays on his shoulder. Him looking of to the side shows him asking for admiration.
Perseus Slaying Medusa, Giovanni Battista Foggini, after 1690, From the collection of: Harvard Art Museums
The arm is shown ready to strike to slay Medusa, with her arms out ready to accept her fate. The clear victor is again depicted in this by Perseus being above Medusa ready to finish the fight.
Hercules steels the apples from the Hesperides, Marco Marchetti from Faenza, 1555/1556, From the collection of: Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Hercules is presented to attack the creature with his club, his big and powerful stance shows that it's going to be a strong hit, and the screaming creature is not ready to take the hit of that power.
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