Fine Arts | Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
A316 | 26683 | Van Voorhis


The visual arts  flourished under Alexander the Great and the
Hellenistic kings that succeeded him; some of our best-know Greek
works of art, such as the Laoco÷n, the Victory of Samothrace, and
the Great Altar at Pergamon, were created curing this period.  This
period also saw the rise of Rome as an important Mediterranean
power, during which time it evolved its own artistic  forms that
were based partly on Greek models and partly on local Italic
traditions.  This course will survey the architecture and art
(including sculpture, painting, mosaics, and the so-called minor
arts) of the Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods.  We both
examine the diverse range of subjects and artistic  styles found
during this period, and explore broader contextual issues concerning
patronage, function, display, and intended meaning(s) of the work
under discussion.