The God of Many attributes -Roberto Matias Lopez

In this art gallery I will be showcasing many aspects of Apollo, a Greco-Roman god. He is known as the god of music, the archer, god of healing, god of light, and god of truth. The pieces of art that I chose are mostly black and white in the engraving medium of art. 

In this image we see Apollo in his chariot carrying a harp, and another chariot in the back part of the art work. We also see hills with trees in the surrounding landscape. Behind Apollo there seems to be something that looks like the Sun with eyes. I consider this image to have an Asymmetrical balance, being that both chariots with the landscape create a feeling of a harmonious balance.
In this piece of art, we see once again Apollo in his chariot. But this time he is on top of the clouds with the sun standing behind him, while Neptune who is another god is offshore with his horse. There is also some type of deity with wings flying that seems to be directing Apollo’s chariot. There is really a feeling of movement, when you look at what the art depicts. You see horse’s legs in a running position, the people surrounding the chariot seem to be walking.
Now we see Apollo chasing after Daphne. This scenario of having him to be chasing after Daphne is common through Greco-Roman mythology. This image shows clouds and trees that seem to have a human figure. The element of line is greatly used to delineate the various shapes within the art. There is also a strong use of light and dark color, creating contrast, as we see mainly in the clouds, when compared to the overall sky.
In the image portraited here we see Apollo as a warrior, caring a bow that he used to kill Coronis. We see Coronis dead in the floor half naked with an arrow in the chest. There is also an eagle flying next to Apollo. The clouds in the back look like smoke rising from the bottom up. This image does a great job emphasizing and focusing on Apollo and Daphne as the main focal points.
Once again we see Apollo with his chariots. This time he seems to be flying through the sky with the sun next to him. You also see Patheon bowing to Apollo, like if he was requesting something, such as mercy. Is interesting to notice that in all the images that have Apollo with the chariots there are four horses. I see shapes been shown as dynamic figures from the elements of of art, being that movement is being showcased.
In the current piece of art, we see Apollo killing Python that has a look similar to a dragon or serpent. Apollo is holding the bow that he used to kill Python, while the arrow is in Python’s neck. In the far back we can see Apollo’s chariot. The element of lines is used greatly with mostly horizontal lines. There are also a few that are vertical lines. This lines create a sense of aggressiveness through the image.
In this image Apollo is covering the sun, where he looks like he was doing the job of the sun, while he is standing in a cloud. When compared to other images in my art galley it is interesting that in this one the chariots are not present, being that in other ones every time that the sun appears the chariots also appear within the image. There seem to be an implied sense of rough texture, within the image.
Apollo is sitting in a high stand, and his face cannot be seen clearly. He is playing the harp, while there are dancers that are surrounding him, who seem to be enjoying the music been played. The image seems to take place in forest type of setting, since they are completely surrounded by trees. This image promotes an asymmetrical balance, being that it is very harmonious.
This image is full of details. Let me first mention Apollo playing the violin laying next to the tree as the main focus of the whole image. There are also people playing trumpets, riding boats, riding horses, rabbits, soldiers, among much more, yet the thing that is emphasized the most is Apollo, being that is the clearest image to bare eye.
In this last image of our gallery we have Apollo killing Marsyas with a knife. Marsyas is tied to the tree in the legs and the hands. Marsyas has legs similar to the ones of a horse or cow. It seems like Apollo laid down his harp to be able to kill him. There is a sense of tree-dimensional space, being that many of the figures seem to be getting smaller towards the back of the image.
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