War and wisdom. - Maria gonzalez

This gallery shows different sculptures and paintings of the Greek and Roman goddess of wisdom and war Minerva, also known as Athena in the Greek culture. It is arranged in chronological order of creation, it starts with a sculpture created around 100 AD and finishes with a painting made in 1940.

This sculpture shows Minerva, roman goddess, standing with one knee bend and one arm extended, making her look powerful. The creator made a fantastic job sculpting the texture of her chiton and helmet they look very realistic, soft and smooth. The proportions of the sculpture are realistic and we can see a lot of details such as the expression of her face, the details in her chest and the details in the crest of her helmet.
In here we have a bust of Athena, which is made out bronze. It shows the upper part of her body all the way until her waist, she has one arm extended and her lips are slightly apart making her look like she’s talking. In the bust she’s wearing her armor and helmet. Her face has a lot of details and looks very realistic but her chest even though has a lot of textures looks less realistic.
In this painting we see from left to right Mercury, Perseus and Minerva. Mercury and Minerva are dressing Perseus with a helmet and a shield. The painter captured the three of them moving around making it look like they are frozen in time. All the human proportions and surroundings are very realistic make it look like it’s a photograph.
This draw shows Minerva standing in the middle of the canvas surrounded by different Muses. We can see that the main subject of the draw is Minerva because all the muses are looking at her, the two muses and little angel on top of her are pointing at her directing the viewer’s attention to her. It has a lot of details and its proportions are very realistic
In this artwork we see Minerva as the main subject surrounded by music instruments, painting materials and weapons. This image has a lot of details not only on her but also in small areas too, for example at the bottom we see women talking to each other and a Pegasus even though they are considerably smaller than her picture they have the same amount of details.
This image shows Minerva and Mercury arming Perseus. It is highly detailed and realistic. The main emphasis of this piece is Perseus, he is the only one who is looking at the viewers and all the characters are looking at him. This piece uses a lot of geometrical shapes we can see it specially in the character’s bodies.
The main subject of this piece is Minerva who is pointing an object to a person’s face. This artwork uses a lot of vertical and horizontal lines to create the forms. The emphasis is the face on the top because the pattern around it's different from the rest of the piece and also because Minerva is pointing at it.
The subject of the sculpture is Minerva she is standing holding a spare in her right hand and a shield on her left hand, she is wearing her armor and helmet like she’s ready for a fight. Her posture and expression makes her look like a wise and powerful person. The sculpture is very realistic and correctly proportioned. There are a lot of details on it like the lines of the feather or the texture of her clothes.
The subject of this marble sculpture is Minerva, she is standing with one hand next to her face with a knee bend and her shield next to her. The texture of her chiton is smooth and it looks very delicate. It is very realistic with lots of details such as the sheep carved on her helmet, the snakes on her collar and details on her shield. The emphasis is on her face because her arm points at it.
This fresco shows Minerva sitting on a chair in a relaxed position holding a spare on her right hand and a shield on her left hand. There are a lot of warm colors in the fresco such as browns, oranges, greens and yellows. The human proportions are correct but there is a cartoon look in it. There are not a lot of details in the painting, especially in the shield and in the small Pegasus on her helmet.
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