attribute of the Parthenon and the Temple of Portunus

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6.1) The murals of Pompeii are exquisite in their vast array of vibrantly rich colors and religious portrayal. The Initiation Rites of the Cult of Bacchus, Villa of the Mysteries portrays has a stage drop setting (see the masks hanging from the implied column post), almost like watching a play unfold before you.

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art historyThink About It: Chapter 6 & Crosscurrents6.1) The murals of Pompeii are exquisite in their vast array of vibrantly rich colors and religious portrayal. The Initiation Rites of the Cult of Bacchus, Villa of the Mysteries portrays has a stage drop setting (see the masks hanging from the implied column post), almost like watching a play unfold before you. The artist used an intuitive perspective creating the general impression of real space beyond the wall. Using line perspective the mural draws you deep into the recesses of the image giving it a room like quality as if you could literally walk among them. In the Ixion Room is the wall painting House of the Vettii, a Greek mythological scene from the story of Ixion, who was bound by Zeus in a spinning wheel in punishment for attempting to seduce Hera. Being that Romans were a more inward group dissimilar from the Greeks who were and outward, nature embraced culture, they focus their art as an approach to give the impression of space through their murals. Developing form and landscape to coincide with their architecture, so the two could become one. It is a breathtaking piece of artistry, appreciating the beauty of natural space but concealing it within rooms rather that free flowing and moving like the Greeks.6.2) Strong emphasis on portraiture in Roman art may stem from the early practice of creating likeness by the creation of revered figures and distinguished ancestors for display on public occas

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