The past in motion - (Christopher Cagley)

This art gallery includes works from artists throughout history that seem to be moving. It can be anything from a robe blowing in the wind to someone throwing a spear. This gallery explores sculptors and paintings from ancient Greece. These sculptors where used to depict their gods and heroes do amazing things. 

This artwork is of the nine muses and the god Apollo on Mount Parnassus. As you can see in this piece of work the people all look to be moving. From the robes blowing in the wind to the ones that seem to be dancing the movement of this drawing doesn’t stop.
This figure depicts a woman sitting in a chair tossing a ball from one hand to another. This figure originates from ancient Greece sometime between 330 BC - 200 BC. The movement in this figure comes from her arms, the way that she is holding the one hand suggests that she will throw the ball. He dress seems to be flowing down her body, helping to give her some shape.
This vase depicts what historians believe is the fight between Achilles and Hector. This vase originates from ancient Greece around 450 BC. As you can see on the vase you have three people during a battle. One of the warriors has his shield above his should with his spear raised ready to throw, while the other seems to be running back and pulling his shield forward to block the spear. The woman in the middle seems to be trying to stop the two from fighting. This is seen by the way she holds her hand up and looks toward one of the warriors.
This painting depicts the Greek hero Hercules fighting the hydra. Although this is not from ancient Greece it still represents the history of the people. In this the movement seems to flow from the hydra itself because its heads seem to be moving around Hercules. The man that is crouched seems to be running toward Hercules, probably to assist him. Then Hercules himself holds a torch and looks like he is about to swing down and hit the hydra.
This sculptor is actually a sarcophagus and it depicts the life of Achilles. The first thing that jumps out is the horse that seems to be dragging a body, probably Hector of Troy. The horse seems to be rising onto his back legs before running while at the same time Achilles is pulling back on the mane of the horse and holding up his shield. Throughout the sculptor you see that his robes are flowing in the wind and that he seems to be just about to do something.
The vase depicts the fight between Hercules and Busiris. The movement in this piece mostly comes from the arms of the people depicted. They all have their arms raised with the two in the front leaning toward one another. Everyone else seems to be cheering them on by clapping and dancing.
This sculptor depicts the Lapithans in combat with Centaurs. This whole sculptor seems to be moving because of the way everyone is standing. The man leans back thrusting a sword or spear into the back of the Centaur. His robes draped over his back flow with the breeze. The Centaur leans back grasping his back as the sword plunges in.
This vase depicts the judgment of Paris. Paris is seen walking toward Hermes to shake his hand while behind him is Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. This is one of the most important things that ever happened to Troy because this is when Paris and Helena ran off together, starting the Trojan War. The movement mostly only comes from Paris walking forward and reaching out his hand.
This vase depicts the Greek god Hephaestus on his return to Mount Olympus. First thing we see is the horse running with its legs raised and his head back. The woman next to the horse seems to be running along next him, while there is another following from behind. Hephaestus has his hand raised and seems to be waiving at the woman holding the vase.
This sculptor is another that depicts the war between the Lapith and Centaurs. The man on the ground has fallen in battle and his body lays motionless. However the robes at the bottom seems to still flow with the breeze. The centaur raises back holding his arms out in victory with his tail raised.
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