This gallery focuses on Greek Mythology and more specifically the greek goddess, Athena and her Roman equivalent, Minerva, featured on rock mediums including vases and statues.
On this vase, we see Athena fighting the giants which are also known as the titans. The use of space on the vase helps to create a sense of depth and helps the viewer focus on the subject of the art, Athena.
This statue bust of Athena is featured in the Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins. The bust's rock medium is perfect for reflecting the principle of design's symmetry aspect. By reflecting symmetry the bust is realistic to the viewer.
This vase (Amphora) features Athena in various battle scenes. The use of space gives the vase more depth and a three dimensional look. The characters in black are considered positive space and the red background is considered negative space with helps give the Amphora a more three dimensional look.
This marble statue of Athena's Roman equivalent Minerva shows her with her helmet on and shield by her side ready for battle. Some element designs include lines in her dress that help give a more realistic illusion of weight and volume.
This stone artwork shows Athena leaned over her spear in front of a stele probably thinking about the casualties of war. The stele is represented as a marker of sanctuary during war. The line work in this stone gives the illusion of three dimensional art.
This bust of Athena includes her with her helmet featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This bust contains the principle of design, symmetry to help give the bust a harmonious result despite her nose being missing.
The eye cup: Athena features two eyes and in-between is Athena pictured with her helmet. The eyes helps emphasis the subject, Athena. Also the red negative space helps create three dimensionality toward the black positive space.
This statue of Athena is features in the Pergamonmuseum, National Museum in Berlin. The lines in Athena clothes help give the statue weight and volume and helps balance the overall statue in order to have a harmonious artwork.
This bronze figure of the Roman equivalent Minerva is recognizable by her helmet and stance. The proportions of her body, helmet and clothes help to give the figure a realistic effect.
Here we see Athena seated on a rock resting after battle features at the Acropolis Museum. The rhythm of her seated on the rock helps to create a sense of organized movement for the viewer even though her body is not detailed.
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