August 20
Matters of the Spirit

 

 

Minoan Snake Goddess.  c. 1600 BCE.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goddess Hathor and the Overseer of Sealers, Psamtik.  6th Century BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeus or Poseidon.  Bronze.  6’ 10” high.  460 – 450 BCE.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shiva as Nataraja, or Lord of the Dance.  Bronze.  c. 1000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Stupa.  50’ high.  Sanchi, India.  3rd century BCE – 1st century BCE.
http://www.theodora.com/wfb/photos/india/great_stupa_sanchi_madhya_pradesh_india_photo.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seated Buddha.  Sandstone. Late fifth to early sixth centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raphael.  Madonna of the Meadow.  c. 1505.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthias Grunewald.  The Isenheim Altarpiece (closed).  c. 1510 – 1515.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthias Grunewald.  The Isenheim Altarpiece (open).  c. 1510 – 1515.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Pantokrator.  Hagia Sophia.  Mosaic.  13th century.
http://www.webstylus.net/writing/istanbul/toist031.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo.  Creation of Adam.  Sistine Chapel ceiling.  1508 – 12.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo.  Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508 – 1512.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo.  Sistine Chapel Ceiling (detail), 1508 – 1512.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places of Worship

 

 

 

James Turrell.  Skyspace.  Live Oak Friends Meeting House, Houston, Texas.  2000.
http://www.pbs.org/art21/slideshow/?slide=585&artindex=152

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ziggurat at Ur.  Third dynasty of Ur.  Iraq.  c. 2150 – 2050 BCE.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

Charteres Cathedral.  Chartres, France.  1145 – 1170.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

Chartres Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iktinos and Kallikrates.  Parthenon.  447 – 432 BCE.
http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/Images/109images/greek_archaic_classical/parthenon/parthenon.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Acropolis
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/Parthenon/Parthenon1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Erechtheum
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

Phidias.  Athena Parthenos.  c. 438 BC. Model of the lost statue, of which was approx. 38’ tall.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Sun.  Teotihuacan, Mexico.  Before 150. 21’ high.
http://z.about.com/d/studenttravel/1/7/8/6/sun_pyramid_exp_05.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid of the Sun.  Teotihuacan, Mexico.  Before 150. 21’ high.
http://travel.u.nu/pic/mx/4337.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagram of the Pyramid of the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pantheon.  Rome, Italy.  118 – 125.
http://www.sionmc.com/Rome/panoramaw/images/pantheon.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pantheon Diagram
http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/philolog/pantheon_4views.lg.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pantheon interior
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Rome-Pantheon-Interieur1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masjid-i-Shah, or Royal Mosque.  Isfahan, Iran.  1612 – 1637.
http://www.theodora.com/wfb/photos/iran/masjid-i-shah_esfahan_iran_photo_galenfrysinger.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masjid-i-Shah, or Royal Mosque.  Isfahan, Iran.  1612 – 1637.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rothko Chapel

Mark Rothko. Rothko Chapel. 1964.
Hess, Barbara.  Abstract Expressionism.  Koln: Taschen, 2005.

 

 

Rothko Chapel Official Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broken Obelisk

Barnett Newman. Broken Obelisk. 1963. (outside of the Rothko Chapel)
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. 6th Ed. Vol. 2. North Carolina: Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, 2001. 2 vols.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vir Heroicus Sublimis

Barnett Newman. Vir Heroicus Sublimis. 1950-51. approx. 8' X 18'

 

 

Vir Heroicus Sublimis = Man, Heroic and Sublime

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caspar David Friedrich. Wanderer Above a Sea of Mist. c. 1818.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Revised Second ed. Vol. 2. New York: Prentice Hall Inc., and Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2005.

 

 

Sublime = lofty, grand or exalted in thought, expression or manner; of outstanding spiritual, intellectual or moral worth; tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality
Epiphany = an appearance or manifestation of a divine being; a sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an intuitive grasp of reality through something usually simple and striking
 
"Instead of making cathedrals out of Christ , man or life, we are making them out of ourselves, out of our own feelings." - Barnett Newman