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Full-Text Articles in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture

The Unsettling Landscape: Landscape And Anxiety In The Garden Of The House Of Octavius Quartio, Sarah Brutesco Jan 2007

The Unsettling Landscape: Landscape And Anxiety In The Garden Of The House Of Octavius Quartio, Sarah Brutesco

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

Ancient Roman houses (domus) were both public and private spaces and were used by the homeowner (dominus) to send messages of power to his guests and family members. Scholarly analysis of the rhetorical power of the architecture and decoration of the domus has largely overlooked the role of the garden within this context. It is generally assumed that the purpose of the garden was to provide a calm green space in the center of an urban home. The purpose of this paper is to challenge this overly simplistic reading of Roman gardens and to explore how the dominus might have ...


Development Of Gendered Space: The Archaic And Classical Greek Temple, Callie Williams Jan 2006

Development Of Gendered Space: The Archaic And Classical Greek Temple, Callie Williams

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

Throughout the ancient Greek world, temples marked the landscape as a sign of Greek civilization. Although Greek temples hare been examined, described, and catalogued scientifically since archaeology came of age in the 18th century, the question of their cultural significance in their original Greek context has vet to be fully answered. Many twentieth-century interpreters tended to yoke the history of Greek temples to narratives of modernism, resulting in anachronistic conclusions. Current trends in architectural history have begun to test other interpretative strategies, such as the interrelationship between architecture and the emergence of Greek philosophy. This essay explores the possibilities of ...


Lucas Van Leyden's Dance Around The Golden Calf: The Northern Triptych In The Age Of The Reformation, Jennifer R. Pease Jan 2006

Lucas Van Leyden's Dance Around The Golden Calf: The Northern Triptych In The Age Of The Reformation, Jennifer R. Pease

Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal

This paper focuses on Lucas van Leyden's 1530 triptych Dance Around the Golden Calf. It is shown through a stylistic and iconographic analysis of the painting that it is a piece reflective of the tensions and upheaval prevalent during the Reformation-era society in which it was produced. This was a time when Northern European artists such as Lucas began an increase in secularism in their work, demonstrating the dawn of a new era in the church. Lucas effectively uses visual contradiction and psychological implication to respond artistically to the tumultuous age of the Reformation.