UGA ARHI 2300 - Art History Notes 10 7 14 (7 pages)

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Art History Notes October 7th 2014 Forum of Trajan designed by Apollodoros of Damascus construction AD 100 112 dedicated AD 112 Largest forum in the world Huge space that had a very large open courtyard leads to basilicas used as a gathering secular space Built with spoils from various wars against the Dacians indo European people that inhabited modern day Romania Reminders throughout the forum of Trajan s victories Hadrian Trajan s successor Lover of the arts Very well educated and well traveled Author architect avid hunter Great admirer of Greek art and culture Very well liked 2nd most depictions of him than any other emperor Fragmentary bust of Hadrian very indicative of his interest in Greek culture very idealized he has a Greek beard 1st Roman emperor to be depicted with a Greek beard o Roman emperor stating his feelings and admiration for Greek culture and art Soon after he became emperor work began on the Pantheon Pantheon Pan all Theos gods Temple for all the gods Many constructions of it Hadrian s love of ancient Greece comes through in this monument o Fa ade is very similar to the Parthenon o Made out of concrete instead of marble a lot lighter so you can build higher One of the most best preserved structures and influential designs in all of history Located on the Campus Martius Field of Mars o Believed that there was a triumphal arch in this space this combination of the arch and the temple celebrates Rome s military victories while appealing to the Gods to continue the prosperity of Rome Inscription across the frieze states that Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius built this in his third Consulship o Hadrian s attempt to honor the emperors before him because his version of the Pantheon was a reconstruction of Marcus Agrippa s whose original Pantheon burned down Making it out of concrete allows the Romans to construct the vast interior without worrying about it collapsing on itself o Dome a hemispherical vault forming the roof of a building or structure



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