1. Where is the Parthenon located? To whom was it dedicated? Why? Explain the themes of the Doric frieze sculptures and the Ionic frieze sculptures. Also detail the story of the pediment sculptures in one of the two pediments. Be specific. Why were these themes and stories so important to the ancient Athenians?
2. The ancient Romans were exceptional propagandists. Compare and contrast the Head of a Roman Patrician, Augustus of Primaporta and The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurellius. How is each representing “the ideal leader”? What is verism? On which portrait is it used, and why? Why are the emperors portrayed so differently than the patrician? Use unit terms and detail specific choices the artists made that symbolize each man’s power and status.
3. Ife is a sacred site of the Yoruba people who practice the religion Ifá. From my powerpoint, and from the videos on Smarthistory, explain the possible significance of the holes in the sculptures, the lines of the faces, and how these sculptures may have been used. Why is the facial expression so important? Explain the technique artists used to create the hollow, metal sculptures.
Each Question NO MORE THEN 300 WORDS FOR EACH.