This project is a comparison shown through artwork. I will compare each god within their own culture and describe the artwork with the time period. Here are five different gods that are similar within each culture, so sit back and enjoy.
This statue is of Zeus, God of Thunder in Roman Mythology. The smooth lines and detail can clearly show the diligence of the artist and can show us how important art was at the time of the sculpture. The detail in the torso help us realize Zeus was a strong Titan and is an authoritative figure. With this pose, Zeus is in an attack and shows his power and anger against mortal man. Zeus, however loved mortals, but at the same time would discipline as necessary.
Thor, God of Thunder, in Norse mythology is the main object in this painting. Showing his power over man and the destruction he can bring is signified by his pose. The colors emphasize his power over the giants and the anger in his face shows is displeasure with the giants. The movement of the giant and the fear in the goats pose, show that Thor has the authoritative power over them, which is in similarities to Zeus of Roman Mythology.
Apollo, God of the Arts in Roman Mythology, is shown in this statue as being a humble, timid being. Through his pose you can see he is giving and the facial expression helps emphasize his love. The pose shows that his movement was very relaxed and refined and the detail in his clothing shows the texture correctly. This is a great example of art which pays homage to the God of Art.
Brage, God of the Arts in Norse mythology is shown here with Idun, Goddess of Spring. Rage is shown with his harp and is posed to play a beautiful song. This emphasizes his love of music and arts. The bright colors show the joy that comes with art, and helps emphasize the importance they both had on the people of the North. Brage is shown in his element, which helps bring out who he is. He is in comparison to Apollo from the Roman mythology.
Ares, God of War in Roman Mythology, is shown here with a battle helmet waiting for war. He is shown being a serious individual with one goal in mind. Ares portrays the primitive urge of war within us. His pose in this statue portrait looks as if he was posing for the sculptor right before battle, and the lines and detail within the sculpture you can see are very detailed. The sculptor was very defined and texture is shown throughout.
Freya, Goddess of War in Norse Mythology, is shown here with a warrior. Freya embodies the essence of war, and is painted bright war colors as she talks with the warrior. The painting shows an urgency with motion in their poses. Freya, is shown in a serious pose with movement that resembles that of orders being given tot he warrior. She is in comparison to Ares in Roman Mythology.
Poseidon, God of Sea in Roman Mythology, is shown here in his natural element with his scepter. He is the main object due to his contrasting color with the rest of the picture. He is posed as a protector of the seas.
Here is a portion of an artwork that has the different sea gods feuding. You can see Poseidon on the left and Njörður, God of Sea in Norse mythology in the middle. This picture depicts the act of jealousy among the gods, in which the old lady is holding a plaque with the Latin word for jealousy.
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