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Schedule

Need Help?

  1. Ask online
  2. Come to before class OH on Wed 11:30-12:30 @Robek’s / Coffee Bean umbrella tables
  3. I can go to AS-120 (AS building is next to The Beach Hut, next to The Library) after class on Wed, at 3:45 and help anyone with anything.
  4. Make an appointment to meetup another time

Points on BeachBored

All points through Week 5 are now up on BeachBored. Be sure to check your points and know where you stand! So far we’ve had 265 points possible. Here’s how many points you should have to be on track for each grade level, and how many peeps in 1p / 2:30 are currently at each grade level:

A = 239 points – 54 / 47
B = 212 points – 6 / 4
C = 186 points – 2 / 4
D = 159 points – 0 / 1
F = 158 points – 3 / 6

  • 1p GPA = 3.66
  • 2:30 GPA = 3.39

Leaderboard

Top 5 @1pm:

  1. Stephanie Arciva, 338
  2. Hannah Adams, 324
  3. Maritess Anne Inieto, 320
  4. Carlos Villicana, 306
  5. Janis Vernier, 299

Top 5 @2:30:

  1. Lydia Chang, 381
  2. Nathan Davalos, 353
  3. Jamie Van, 340
  4. Yesenia Hernandez, 339
  5. Adriana Maciel, 317

Wk 6: Zines & Flip Books

Beautiful work on last week’s Graffiti Writing activity. Scroll down for cool samples!

This week we’re on to Zines & Flip Books. Actually Zines OR Flip Books, you only have to pick one! 😀

Blame Lydia

College is about pressure. Am I right? So many hoops to jump through. Expectations to live up to. Exams to stress over. New things to fail at. Who needs it!?

So there you are, minding your own business, making awesome “ID Cards” with illustrations on one side and stream-of-consciousness narratives on the other. Do you think that some nutty professor will like them so much that he decides the whole class should now start making zines? No, you don’t. Then when the nutty professor does decide that everybody has to make zines just because your ID Cards are cool, who should we blame? Obviously, the nutty professor. Oh, but there’s just one catch: why blame him, when you can blame Lydia!

(or, you know, hopefully you’ll have a lot of fun and then you can thank Lydia!)

some zines from Tiny Splendor Press that I bought at Small World Books

some zines from Tiny Splendor Press that I bought at Small World Books

Full Details be on the Zines & Flip Books page:

We’re going to split the classes in 1/2 this week, the first half of the roster will meet upstairs in our FA4-311 classroom for the first half of the class, and the 2nd half of the roster will be downstairs at the galleries. Then in the 2nd 1/2 hour we’ll switch.

Down at the galleries you’ll have another great Artist Conversation!

Up in the classroom I’ll help you make Zines and Flip Books. I’ll bring needles and thread so you can sew your books. It’s pretty easy to do – don’t worry! 😀

Wednesday Schedule

Upstairs 1-1:30 & @Galleries 1:30-2p

  1. Abigail Manuel
  2. Adrian Munoz
  3. Aleah Lomeli
  4. Alex Miramontes
  5. Ali Garawi
  6. Allison Cruz
  7. Amanda Martinez
  8. Amy Song
  9. Ana Maya
  10. Andrew Nguyen
  11. Andy Bui
  12. Araceli Lozano
  13. Brian Sath
  14. Briana Garcia
  15. Bryan Aparicio
  16. Carlos Villicana
  17. Christian Gallo
  18. Christopher Yuen
  19. Cindy Le
  20. Damonte Ford
  21. Daniel Puentes ?
  22. Daniel Schmitz
  23. Daniel Velazquez
  24. Demi Kong
  25. Esmeray Lopez
  26. Evan Burton
  27. Hannah Adams
  28. Jacqueline Sanchez
  29. Janis VernierPortfolio Site
  30. Jasmine Figueroa
  31. Jennifer Mendoza ?
  32. John Savage

@Galleries 1-1:30 & Upstairs 1:30-2p

  1. Jonathan Girgis
  2. Joy Uba
  3. Juan Vasquez
  4. Kaya Quarles
  5. Kayla Tafoya-Sablan
  6. Laura Lockett
  7. Linda-Linh Nguyen
  8. Lukas Fuentes
  9. Marcelo Ceballos Jr.
  10. Maritess Inieto
  11. Marlene Rodriguez
  12. Marysol Jimenez
  13. Melissa Rios
  14. Monica Lock
  15. Monique Alcala
  16. Natalie Santana
  17. Nhi Truong
  18. Nickolas Lemmerman
  19. Patricia Avendano
  20. Raylyn Diep
  21. Rei Joseph Cayabyab
  22. Roxana Chavez
  23. Samuel De La Cruz
  24. Selena Lara
  25. Shalane Holm
  26. Stephanie Arciva
  27. Stephen de Villa
  28. Tina Nguyen
  29. Tina Tran
  30. Tommy Duong
  31. Vincent Santos
  32. Yonathan Sahle
  33. Yuliana Torres

Upstairs 2:30-3p & @Galleries 3p – 3:30

  1. Adriana Maciel
  2. Alfredo Gonzalez
  3. Alfredo Reyes
  4. Alyssa Bui
  5. Amy Becerra
  6. Amy Pham
  7. Ana Gomez
  8. Arvan Arguelles
  9. Belen Barragan
  10. Brandon Hong
  11. Bunny Horn
  12. Claudia Sanchez
  13. Daniel Martinez
  14. Darryl Nguyen
  15. David Lai
  16. Emily Tomasello
  17. Erika Perez
  18. Faisal Alotaibi
  19. Fatima Negrete-Farias
  20. Felix Huynh
  21. Gabriel Gonzalez
  22. Giancarlo Vento
  23. Gustavo Portillo
  24. Hailei Reyes
  25. Henry Pham
  26. Jacqueline Nguyen ?
  27. Jamie Van
  28. Janett Moctezuma
  29. Jazmin Mejia
  30. Jessica ObriquePortfolio Site
  31. Jillian Ayala

@Galleries 2:30-3p & Upstairs 3p – 3:30

  1. Jose Perez
  2. Juli Yoshinaga
  3. Justin Pena
  4. Justin Pham
  5. Leslie Meza
  6. Linney Sar
  7. Lizzy Stiller
  8. Lourdes Sandoval
  9. Lydia Chang
  10. Maria Leon
  11. Marissa Sar
  12. Mark Nguyen
  13. Megan Chung
  14. Megan Salinas
  15. Melissa Passarelli
  16. Nathan Davalos
  17. Nkechi Okoroma
  18. Noe Sandoval
  19. Pamela Ajoste
  20. Pichantha Malina Im
  21. Raul Silva-Pizano
  22. Reyna Real
  23. Ruiwen Lin
  24. Samantha Gomez
  25. Savannah Avalos
  26. Stephanie Valdivia
  27. Tiffany Phan
  28. Timothy Chung ?
  29. Valeria Gonzalez
  30. Yesenia Hernandez
  31. Zack Ngov

Graffiti Writing

It was great seeing some of you at the Venice Art Walls on Saturday! And lots of awesome work from peeps who painted at home or other places:

Amanda Martinez and her dog Tofu in front of the name "Amanda" painted in bubble letters on a large sheet of cardboard

Tofu ‘n Amanda – takin back the street

Growing up on the streets was always tough, living in the shadows of other well-known artists. Today I decided to make a name for myself and my girl Tofu. We wanted to start small in an alley trying to figure out how to blend in so we don’t get caught. We want people to know who we are, however we don’t want to get stuck behind bars. That’s why Tofu was on the lookout for anyone suspicious walking by as my viscous guard dog while I was tagging up the wall. She paced back and forth as I was marking our territory for everyone to see. No one thought we would make it here, but we will show them we have every right.

A small brawl broke out at the opening of the alley between two other well-known graffiti artists Daniel and Marcelo. Afraid that they would find out it was us who was on their turf marking up their spot, Tofu and I snapped a few pics and snuck on by unscathed. We are hoping to get out name in a few more alleys this next week so hopefully it goes smoothly. Tofu is almost ready to put her name out there for the world to see but her fur makes her too noticeable so we are working on some sort of dark attire for her to wear when it is not as hot outside. There will be updates about Tofu’s costume soon!

Amanda Martinez

the name "Daniel" in blue spray paint with a black outline and against a background of yellow and green on a large sheet of cardboard

Daniel Schmitz

Spraying a nice, thick, even coat of paint on a metal object turned out to be surprisingly different from writing my name on cardboard with the same paint. I ended up doing this activity with a few friends from the same class, and ended up sharing our paint colors.

Daniel Schmitz

3 large sheets of cardboard with the spray painted names "Amanda, Marcelo, Daniel"
Esmeray Lopez standing over a low wall where her name is painted in bubble letters at Sunken City in San Pedro, CA

Esmeray Lopez

This was something I always wanted to do but never really got around to doing it and I’m glad we got to do it for class. I was going to go to Venice but I ended up finding a cool place in San Pedro called Sunken City. Pretty cool place with lots of rocks over the ocean with lots of graffiti writing so I figured why not make myself part of it! I had so much fun writing my name that my inner chola came out when it came down to taking my picture hahaha. My favorite art experience so far.

Esmeray Lopez

Hannah Adams standing in front of a large sheet of plywood with her name written on it in spray paint and with a dragon head trying to eat the beginning "H"

Hannah Adams

Graffiti writing was a project I never expected to take so much interest in. I thought the simple act of writing my name in a unique way would hardly interest me artistically. I’ve never used spray paint, or practiced the art of graffiti writing, so I didn’t know that I was really going to enjoy it. The scale of the art work I deal with is measured in centimeters. I use pens with a width no more than 0.25 mm. I have always prided myself on the detail of my pieces, so this project was quite a change for me. But I found it was exhilarating to work on a piece so much larger and rougher than my standard works. I could put my whole body into this picture, instead of just the smallest muscles of my hand. I had to make my piece unique, though. So I included a simple dragon head and wing around my piece to frame it. I hope I get the opportunity to do art on a large scale again since this project was so successful.

Hannah Adams

Janis Vernier holding the words "Fresh Janis" painted in Green on Pink on a long narrow board

Janis Vernier

I was blessed to have the wonderful complementary colors “Shocking Pink” and “Acid Green” in my Artbucket. That’s why I decided to go Fresh Prince of Bel-Air-Style and I made a Logo to match with the typo of this 90s series, that I really loved as a teenager. B-)

Janis Vernier

Linda-Linh Nguyen in front of her name on a wall at the Venice Beach, CA Art Walls

Linda-Linh Nguyen

Never in my life did I imagine myself going out to graffiti a wall. Albeit, it was legal to do but still, if anyone told small and younger past me that I’d one day go out to graffiti a wall in Venice there’s a 10/10 chance that I would’ve laughed and disagreed (because I’m a total goody goody). Yet, here I am pictured next to my first (and probably not last) graffiti piece at the Venice Art Walls. The experience was daunting at first as I examined all the wonderful works done by people with just cans of spray paint–I didn’t think I could do anything that was worthy to be on the same wall as theirs but I gave it a shot anyway and had a blast! After finishing my graffiti work, I explored Venice Beach a little and one of my stops was Small World Books which is where I found a book on Donald Trump that gave me a good laugh. Small World Books was such a cute and comfy place with its own residential cat! Venice Beach is one of the most lively and diverse places I’ve been too and I’ll definitely be coming back in the near future!

Linda-Linh Nguyen

Roxana Chavez holding a piece of plywood with her name spray painted in bubble letters and polka-dots

Roxana Chavez

Seeing graffiti writing on walls looks really easy to make, however when its the other way around it can be a little difficult to do… I used a long piece of wood that my dad had just sitting around in the back yard… Back when I was in middle school I used to be a pro at bubble letters and block letters… Thanks to YouTube I was able to refresh my skills… After I finished I added some polkadots around my name… I am pleased with my writing but I have to say Graffiti writing is not as easy as it looks. I have to to admit I never took much consideration as to how graffiti writing is created and I can now say it is very precise.

Roxana Chavez

wide landscape shot of Sunken City on the California Coast

Sunken City, San Pedro, CA / Adriana Maciel

graffiti writing painting of a very detailed human eye on a piece of concrete rubble on the ground at Sunken City, San Pedro, CA

Sunken City, San Pedro, CA / Adriana Maciel

I asked my brother to go with me to Sunken City… Sunken City is a place where kids go to drink, smoke, and paint. It is a really beautiful place because it is the result of a landslide that happened a really long time ago where PCH broke off and the concrete keeps sinking each year. It overlooks the water and it is a really nice view of the city of San Pedro. I’ve gone there with my friends previously but I had never painted and I was intimidated because honestly, there are some really really nice paintings on the rocks there.

My brother and I got there and there were a lot of people their hanging out with their friends and there were even people there having photoshoots which was cool. We wandered a little, but I was FREAKING out because of course I would bring sandals to the most rockiest and uneven place on Earth………..but anyways, it took me a while to find a rock with no writing on it ( I didn’t want to destroy someone else’s art with mine) and I think it turned out pretty cool! I should have experimented with the spray caps though because I found the wide one towards the end! Graffiti writing was pretty easy and I feel like it gave me an adrenaline rush because I just wanted to do more and more art while I was there.

Adriana Maciel

the name "dreeezy" in spray paint

Adriana Maciel

two cans of Montana Gold spray paint, in the colors"Black Magic" and "Vampirella"

Claudia Sanchez

a sketch on brown craft paper of Claudia Sanchez' name "Claudia" in bubble letters

Claudia Sanchez

This was so much fun! I had been having a super stressful day and I purposely saved this activity for last just in case I needed it to relieve some weekend buildup. And it worked! First of all I LOVED my spray paint names “Blue Magic” & “Vampirella”. That last one gives me the burgundy, fall, deep passion, color that is perfect for fall season fashion. Right ladies??? LOVE IT! I first started off with a quick sketch of my name, but to be honest I wanted to freehand the big piece. Then I just kind of went for it. The tips worked very well, except for 2 that i could simply NOT get to work. Different tips allowed for slightly different styles. I added simple details to each letter and just simply went for it. I had a blast doing this, it really did make me want to find a random wall and just go crazy with doodles. I know its weird but I also love the rattle sound the can makes when you shake it. Its like an anticipation builder. I had some music by The Smiths playing in the background and had my doggies as company, although i had to shoo them away a few times because i was afraid of the paint fumes. But overall this was a fun, awesome activity. I feel like now I understand why some people just LOVE THIS! this can be very addicting.

Claudia Sanchez

"Claudia" in spray paint

Claudia Sanchez

Janett Moctezuma in front of one of the Art Walls at Venice Beach, CA, where the words Cochi and Janett are painted in yellow and black spray paint

Janett Moctezuma

This week I had the opportunity of doing this awesome graffiti writing activity at Venice Beach. I brought my boyfriend along and we met up with classmates and Professor Zucman from Art110. At first I didn’t know where to start because I felt bad painting over someone else’s work. Also, this was my first time doing graffiti writing so I didn’t know how to start. My boyfriend started painting the face of a pig and then as I got comfortable I began to work on my piece. I did my name with yellow and black spray paint. I first began writing my name in black and then I outlined it with the yellow spray paint, giving it a bubble style. I was quiet surprised on how my piece came out because it looked pretty cool given that it was my first time doing this. I felt even better when two of my classmates said they liked the work my boyfriend and I had done. Overall, I really enjoyed doing this fun activity and now my boyfriend and I are planning on going to the Venice Art Walls again next week to do more graffiti writing.

Janett Moctezuma

Janett Moctezuma standing in front of many zines and other small, local publications at Small World Books on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, CA

Janett Moctezuma / Zine rack @ Small World Books

Jessica Obrique sitting in front of "Jess Monkey" which consists of her name "Jess" in red letters with black and gold outlines, and under the letters a sort of monkey mouth that uses the "es" from Jess as its face. Venice Legal Art Walls, Venice Beach, CA

Jessica Obrique

This week’s activity included me, graffiti cans, and the Venice Art Walls! I carpooled with my friend Yesenia to Venice Beach and it was such a beautiful place. Everything was so lively! We walked across the sand and down to the walls and I was blown away. There was so much color and so much art, I absolutely loved it. Getting started was a little intimidating, but once I formed my first letter it became so addicting. I spelled out “Jess” although it’s not completely legible haha. I decided to continue off my name and turn it into a monkey king. I’m actually kinda proud of how it turned out. I named it “Jess Monkey”. I’ve got to say all of these activities have been so much fun, but this one really takes the cake. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 10. I would definitely do it again!

Jessica Obrique

Nathan Davalos in front of "Nate" painted in yellow and purple on the Venice Art Walls

Nathan Davalos

I love the fact that any artist can go down to the beach to express what they love without being chased by the police. When looking for a spot to write my name on the walls, I was a little nervous because I had never experienced using spray cans and I did not want to cover/ruin any of the beautiful art that was already on the walls. I finally found a spot on the cone that I would hardly cover up someone else’s art. As you can see in the above pictures, I did not write out my full name, Nathan, because I was having trouble writing my “H” in bubble letters. After finishing my name, I felt more comfortable and wanted to do more than just my name. I found some other spots on the walls where I could do more graffiti writing. After that, my girlfriend wanted to give it a shot. She painted some flowers that came out beautiful.

After the both of us used up most of the paint in our cans, we decided to go watch some of the skateboarding that was going on in the skate park. We were mostly focusing in on Isaiah, one of the best skaters at the park. Everyone in Venice is so passionate about what they do. We then headed to Small World Books to check out all the awesome zines.

When we finished looking at the zines, we walked down the strip and we spotted a big crowd surrounding a huge group of guys that were dancing. It was there where we realized that the skateboarder, Isaiah, was also one of the dancers in the performance. The street performers put on a great show. When that was over, we walked over to the LA Louvre Gallery for a little bit. After hours of being out in the sun, we began to feel tired and worn out, so we decided to call it a day and returned home. My first trip to Venice Beach was so enjoyable and entertaining. I really like the vibe in Venice because it is just so lively and everyone is so full of energy. I will definitely make a trip back soon!

Nathan Davalos

hands holding several zines at the zine rack at Small World Books in Venice, CA

Nathan Davalos / Small World Books

Nathan Davalos inside the LA Louvre Gallery

Nathan Davalos / LA Louvre Gallery / David Hockney, Yosemite Suite, iPad drawings printed on paper

Raul Silva painting the name "Raul" in orange letters on a stone at Sunken City, San Pedro, CA

Raul Silva

What dictated the actual slab I would use was the shade of a palm tree. It was too hot to be in the sun while doing work. Having only painted on clean, mostly smooth surfaces, I did not take into consideration that the dust and texture of the concrete slab would absorb the paint like sponges. I realized how much paint is needed to do graffiti so now I see these huge graffiti murals and can’t even imagine the quantity of spray cans that they use.

Most of my time for school is dedicated to mathematics and my thoughts are most clear when I have a large white board in front of me. The same thing happened here: there was a sense of freedom to be able to make a section of the environment a part of you. Of course I couldn’t help but solve a math problem on one of the slabs with spray paint. It was not photographed because it was not the most neat work.

My long time friend Laritza joined me doing some work of her own switching up the colors with a green body orange outline and picking a more square font. She enjoyed the process and having never been to the location she was in awe because of the beautiful work and scenery.

We then spent time browsing and climbing the art work as this kind of work is one of the few where its displays are so interactive and can be touched, climbed and altered freely. She was surprised that this was a school assignment. We both never imagined something school related could be this much fun.

Raul Silva

wide shot looking down on the rubble and the ocean at Sunken City, San Pedro, CA

Raul Silva

Raul's friend Laritza sanding high atop a large rock and rubble tower with lots of graffiti on it at Sunken City, San Pedro, CA

Raul Silva

Ruiwen Lin in front of a stencil painted Pikachu at the Venice Art Walls

Ruiwen Lin

By the way, there were so many PokeStops and unusual Pokemon to catch!

Ruiwen Lin

Savannah Avalos with a bandanna over her mouth to block paint fumes, works on a spray painting of her name "Savannah" in pink letters on a purple board

Savannah Avalos

Luckily, pink was one of the colors I got in my art kit. It’s my favorite color and I don’t see how I could have possibly done this project if I wasn’t working with my favorite color. It’s, like, a big deal, or something.

I didn’t know where to start, so I figured I’d paint the whole board blue to get myself a background.
After the first squirt of paint hit the board, I realized that the beach would have been a MUCH better place to do this. There wasn’t much of a breeze, so the smell was strong. I looked at my boyfriend with puppy dog eyes, looking for sympathy.”Do I have to do this?”

I still didn’t know what to do, so I just dove right into spelling my name. Then realized that I REALLY had no idea what I was doing. I tried out the different can tips on the back of the board to familiarize myself with them, but I was still lost. The S came out blurry, and I made it too big. Once I got the rest of my letters on the board, I decided flowers would be a good idea. Even better, I wanted to make them purple, so I tried to mix the pink and blue to create something new out of what I have, which is artistic, right?

I couldn’t get purple. As you can see, I got frustrated. Under that concentrated amount of blue paint was a flower, a very ugly morphed flower. The paint from my name was starting to drip because I’ve never worked with spray paint before, but I liked the way it looked, so I went with it. And, of course, turned the S into a dollar sign because, why not?

I’m actually happy with my final product. If Chris wouldn’t mind me taking over our room with my girly things, I’d put it on the wall. But for now, it’s probably going to sit on the patio until the weather ruins it.

Savannah Avalos

Yesenia & Jessica in front of their names, "Yessi" and "Jess" on the art walls at Venice Beach, CA

Yesenia Hernandez & Jessica Obrique

Yessi the tagger.

I love graffiti. It is an underappreciated and misunderstood form of art. I was excited about this week’s art activity. I had a friend take this class 4 years ago and she invited me along when she had to do this activity. I went along with her and even painted. I always said I would take this class just to do this activity and here I am. Coincidentally, just this week I had the picture of me and my friend doing this activity pop up on Facebook saying “hey you posted this 4 years ago”. I thought that was great timing.

I went to Venice Beach with sister and friend. Venice is such a cool and weird place. The culture here is different but in a good way. After creating some art and having some good iced tea – Thanks Professor Zucman! – we decided to walk and check Venice Beach out. We did not walk far before we were attracted by some street performers, the cool group of 10 or so guys who dance and do cool B-Boy tricks. The show was about an hour. The sun burned our backs and I got a tan but we watched the entire performance. They were hilarious!

I had other commitments so we had to leave. However, we all agreed we had to come back to graffiti on the walls and hang in Venice Beach.

Yesenia Hernandez

Art Talk OTW

  1. 3 Million Years of Art History
  2. Joseph DeLappe
  3. Mahsa Soroudi
  4. The Mind in the Cave
  5. Graffiti Writing: Bomb It
  6. Classical Greece & Rome

This week we’re back on our Art History timeline. Let’s look at Classical Art! As you might already know, Classical art and culture from Greece and Rome still has a huge influence on us today. For Western Culture, Classical Greece & Rome have defined so much:

Classical Greece

Classical Rome

Bonus Videos! 😀

You want more, right!? In the Classical Rome video I talk about the Typeface or Font, “Trajan”. I mention that it’s been used for a lot of movie posters. Here’s the video:

And as long as “we” (or “I” anyway) are geeking out on fonts…

The type foundry House Industries in Delaware created a font called Neutraface, inspired by legendary Austrian-American architect Richard Neutra. He spent the majority of his life living and building in Southern California. Jason Kinney and some of his graphic design friends in Portland loved Neutraface so much that they made this video celebrating it:

Written by Glenn Zucman

BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, MFA, Intermedia Art, Long Beach State. Host of American Public Media's "Border Patrol." Host of KBeach Radio's "Strange Angels." Interested in Identity Art that explores our Oracle-at-Delphi-like straddling of corporeal and virtual realms in our new media century. Civil rights in online space. 10 years...
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95 Comments

Malina

Pichantha Im
Section 3 2:30-3:45

The art done in ancient Greece really drew my attention because it brought back the things and people I was familiar with such as the vase and the statue of Zeus. I had taken Greek Mythology the previous year and I learned about how the Greeks would use vases as a sort of canvas to display images depicting stories about the gods and goddesses in Greek Mythology. I guess you could say their way of art was to tell a story while adding aesthetic value.

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Jessica Obrique

I’ve taken greek mythology too and it was an interesting topic to study! I loved that there are sculptures that exist of the greek gods and goddesses. The sculptures are very detailed and look very realistic. I agree that the art tells a story. Even the sculptures! The Zeus sculpture in the video really told his story throwing his lightning bolts haha.

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Tiffany Phan

After watching both the Classical Rome and Classical Greece videos, I noticed that the artwork created in both influenced how we create things like: buildings, monuments, and so much more today! Through time, I feel like something amazing created back then, really inspires people to create or recreate something that honors it today as if it never left. In the Classical Greece video, it showed a photo of the US Supreme Court and next to it showed the Parthenon, which I never noticed how similar it looked and that it could be inspired by Greek history. Then in the Classical Rome video, shows the Villa of the Papyri and how it was inspired to recreate it at the Getty Center. If both places influence how we create things today, it’s amazing to know that there are so many more places that inspires people to create their own work as well!

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Jamie Van

Jamie Van
Hi Tiffany,
In response to your comment, I also found that appreciating the things in the past as if they never left was important. For instance, art work from the past can be old and worn out but the meaning and the spirit of the times that they came from represent so much more than what might be seen on the outside. From buildings to little vases, the influences that are associated with artwork are numerous and demonstrate so much about life and people. They are windows into a past, which are significant in progressing towards a newer future. Likewise, most people do not really think about it but the buildings and art pieces that they make today could easily become known as ancient works and windows to the past world to future generations.

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megansalinas11

I totally agree with you Tiffany. I find it extremely awesome how things are in a sense, made today because of the pieces from the ancient times. I feel that without the influence of these different pieces from Rome and Greece, a lot of the stuff that we have today wouldn’t be in existence and that’s crazy to think of. You also stated that you can’t wait to see how much art will expand in time and I think that statement is very relevant and interesting, because it’s very true. Look at how much art and sculptures and buildings have transformed since ancient Rome and Greece, imagine what would happen in the next 30-40 years and what this world could and will invent!

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Bunny Horn

Hi Megan,

I also enjoyed watching the Greece and Rome videos. I agree that art has transformed since the ancient time. Ancient art and seeing modern, you can tell the difference. For example, the Kouros was creates in 600-590 bce and the Kritos Boy was sculpted in 480 bce. The Kouros is made of a crude form to how they progress the Kritos Boy to the black and white form. The Kritos Boy was made without express and 100 years later Kouros is made it with expression. I also agree that Rome and Greece have different art and sculptures that influences people today. True, that some of things that like buildings, sculptures and different art pieces are created now without the knowledge of where the art came from. I am amazed how the US supreme Court resembles the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

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hrandonbong

Brandon Hong

Hey Tiffany! I read your comment and just thought that I agree so much with your point of view! Being a civil engineering student I noticed in my materials class that the Roman Civilization came up a lot. How its culture was so ahead of its time that it could almost embarrass us if they were still alive today. One of the biggest things that made me realize the Roman civilization was so advanced and has so much influence on us is not only the art that we always admire, but also some of the technology that they have given us. To this day civil engineers are still trying to figure out how Roman Cement was made. There are a few prototypes of it, but Romans truly made the best cement due to the fact that our best cement only lasts 50 to 100 years, but Rome’s ancient buildings are still standing. I believe we learn a lot from our ancient brethren and am happy that they still teach us long after they have disappeared.

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Linney Sar

Hi Tiffany,

I agree with what you said on how the Greece and Roman has made significance on our lives. The architect of the Getty museum and the House of Congress is proof of the influences of Greece and Rome. What makes me curious is how the Greece decided on their design for their monument and artwork. Out of all structural design why did they decide on huge pillars? The monuments are amazing and outstanding since some monuments are still standing today. Many people feel inspired by the past keeping the legacy of the Greece and Roman alive. For artists to create many things after the Greece and Roman shows that their artwork is one of a kind and that art can make an impact and continue to do so after the decline of ancient empires.

-Linney Sar

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nkechiokoroma

Hey Tiffany,

I found it really interesting to see the parallels between Classical art and Modern art. It seems that a lot of architecture is influenced from the past; something I didn’t really notice before. Even though the buildings like the Parthenon and Villa of the Papyri are as old as they are, they still inspire thousands to create brand new works of art.

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Tiffany Phan

I also took Greek Mythology too and at that time, I didn’t think much about how their art influence us today and thus telling a story without saying it. I feel like it is important that when people see artwork that were inspired by back then, one day they’ll notice and stop to say it reminds them of an artwork from ancient Greece or something along those lines and I believe that it will keep ancient art alive! Only time will tell how much art can expand because all art is created differently, but most art if influenced and inspired by something they’ve seen and with art, I don’t think people will forget its history behind it.

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adrianagmaciel

Hey Tiffany,
I agree with you and I think more people need to see comparisons like the one in these videos in order to grasp the fact that we are immensely influenced by artwork and the culture that took place thousands of years ago. I never gave art history a second thought but these videos are so interesting that I always want to know more or at least tell someone about what I’ve learned.

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Jamie Van

Jamie Van
After watching the videos, I thought it was interesting how one can see how the classical influences the contemporary. In the Classical Greece, there are many things that influence how a piece comes into being, such as the cultural background and the aesthetic values most likely held by the community in the times specific to the maker. Ancient Greece was abundant in different means of artistic expression and had many things to inspire imagination as there were many stories and figures that followed Greek mythology. Meanwhile, in Classical Rome, it brought the Villa of Papyri into light. As I looked into the Villa of the Papyri, the only library to have survived from the classical world, I was struck with a lot of interest. I think the surviving pieces of a world that is gone hold a ton of value and deserve a good amount of attention. With this in mind, I thought the Getty Center is a wonderful place for people to see many pieces that have been recreated because it really is important that people are able to peek into the worlds before ours that prospered and were full of life in the past.

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Mark Nguyen

Hello Jamie,

I agree very much that culture influences the art of the time. Much like how culture just about influences everything in our lives. I also feel that art of the ancient times should be recognized and paid attention to. It is very interesting to compare art to what it was back then and what it is now, which is why I feel that we should keep ancient art safe. Art is also always endlessly influencing itself. Whether it be classical or contemporary, people will always borrow ideas and make it their own. Art from our society has definitely been influenced by old works of art. Likewise, the art of our society will also influence art that will come in the future. With this art, people are able to see how certain cultures lived and thrived in the past.

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Mark Nguyen

Mark Nguyen

I thought this video was very interesting in showing how today’s society still models some buildings and art after what artists were doing in Greece and Rome. It was also fascinating being able to view the changes from early Greek sculptures to what they eventually became. For example, the Kouros sculpture is very beautifully sculpted, but the Kritos boy made later depicts what a person looks like a lot better. There were a lot of sculptures in Roman art as well, which shows you how much these two cultures influenced and inspired each other. For the Roman art, I think the Column of Trajan is quite amazing. On the columns, there are pictures which kind of recognize Trajan’s many accomplishments and victories. Our society takes a lot of ideas from the Greek and Roman cultures, but ultimately I think that our generation is creating their own kind of art. For example, we cannot recreate the vases that Greeks made, but at the same time they would not make anything that we make today. Art truly is a product of the culture we live in, but still draws influence from cultures of the past and those around us.

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megansalinas11

I really enjoyed watching these two videos. Watching these videos on the topics on Rome and Greece was very eye-opening to see just how much art has transformed since the ancient times. A lot of the different art and sculptures that were created and designed in ancient Rome and Greece, now influences and have a lot of background in what is built and created today. It’s kind of disappointing to see that some of the things like buildings, sculptures and different art pieces are created now without the knowledge of where these particular pieces came from, in this case, ancient Rome and Greece. For example, the US Supreme Court resembles the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

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Jose Perez

Jose Perez
I agree with you Megan, what we see today is nothing like what there was before. Sculptures and other physical creations have changed very much, considering the fact that our technology is more advanced. Like you stated, more people should be informed about where sculptures and buildings came from as I think it is very much important. Being informed about where buildings and sculptures came from gives your imagination a much more flowing idea on how it was constructed.

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Bunny Horn

What is history? Where did History begins? History begins with the invention of writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt about 5,000 years ago. Greece and Rome are what we want to talk about in the video. Art and Science are kind of different. For example, science kind of build a ladder like the phone that we have nowadays and this result of many technologies before it. On the other hand, build a reflection of time. No one can build the Dipylon Vase is 750 bce old in the Geometric period. Move to classical period time there are some artist that I learned in history, such as Zeus or Poseidon, Akropolis, and Getty Campus. In addition, Rome consists of Early Empire, Late Empire, and Vesuvius erupts 79 ce. In the early empire, Augustus Caesar built a carving for the people. There’s stuff wrong of the face and they use the Trajan font. Also, Emperor Trajan built the form of Trajan and in the video they are talking about the Column of Trajan. The Column of Trajan is an interesting piece because it has a spiral carving piece around it. Each of the spiral have amazing design and it tells stories. The emperor influences artists.

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geteducatedcom

I too learned about Greek mythology like you Bunny. I learned about Zeus, Poseidon, and Athena. Its unbelievable how these myths are taught over and over again to the next generations. It seems that the Greeks has influenced us in many ways, but the more fascinating one is their mythology all these stories. today these stories are seen as fake. In other times they were seen stories, both real and fake, and just real in some cases. Nonetheless, people still learn about this. I have a feeling that Greek mythology will continue to have an impact on people for the future.

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Fatima Negrete
When I saw the Parthenon and the White House, I did see a resemblance in the architect. One of the biggest similarities is that they both have pillars. I wonder if the pillars make a building last a long time in order to maintain its structure. The one building that blew my mind was the one of Augustus; I enjoyed how the people on the building stick out. I don’t really see that nowadays. I wonder why? Maybe it’s too complex? I am amazed how a font came so far. First in ancient Rome and now it is still used today (especially in movie titles). I can’t believe how it survived so long. In the 21st century is it obvious that ancient Greek and Rome types of art form (architecture, painting, and sculptures) has influenced today’s society, which I find pretty cool.

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adrianagmaciel

Adriana Maciel

The most interesting concept in the videos, for me, was how much resemblance the Getty had to the Acropolis. It is so unreal how Classical Greek architecture took place thousands of years ago and we still admire it enough to build buildings of significant importance inspired by that time period. As mentioned in the video, it could be that we find these buildings so beautiful and aesthetically pleasing because they had the biggest effect on our art/architectural palette. Something else that I admire are the realistic sculptures in the representation period because it’s hard for me to even make something out of Play-Doh and these artists from so many years back developed and mastered a difficult technique that make the sculptures looks so natural, realistic and sculptures like those are something that I have always wanted to check out whenever I have the time to visit Europe (hopefully this next summer) but there is real beauty in those statues and I am fascinated by them.

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Janett Moctezuma

Janett Moctezuma

Hi Adriana Maciel,
I was also fascinated by how the the Getty’s museum looks so much like the Acropolis in Athens. They are so much alike in the way they are built. Also, the way they incorporate the columns in the building is amazing. I wonder if there is a significance on why they use columns on their building. I would want to know if the columns make a building more resistant because in today’s world columns are not really incorporated in the buildings that we see now. It is interesting to see that some of the architecture of ancient times is still being used in the contemporary world.

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Janett Moctezuma

I find it very interesting that after so many years the artwork of ancient times influences the artwork of today. We see this being portrayed by the way buildings and sculptures are created. In the video, there was a comparison between the Acropolis in Athens and the Getty’s museum that’s located in Los Angeles. We are able to see similarities between the way the buildings are structured and the distance between them. When I was in high school I went to the Getty’s museum multiple times and I was able to see the resemblance of the art from the ancient world. By analyzing art from years ago we are able to learn about their culture which is important to understand where they get their ideas from. Other buildings that were also very similar was the Parthenon and the U.S. State Supreme Court. I also thought it was very interesting how the Column of Trajan has had a major impact on today’s world when it comes to fonts. The cravings of the column had an impact on the creation of the Trajan Font which is used in many movie titles. It’s amazing that we are influenced by things and ideas from the past and sometimes we don’t even notice it.

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melissapassarelli

Janett,

I agree with you that art influences the world today like the example of the US Supreme Court and the Parthenon. I liked the example that you used about the Getty museum because the art in the museum is very similar to the ancient world. My favorite structure that was talked about in the videos was the Column of Trajan because it is a structure that many people with different interest focus on and we both agree on the cravings of the column and the impact that is has on the creation of the Trajan. There are many ancient art structures in the world that are influenced on today’s world that many individuals don’t know about.

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hrandonbong

Brandon Hong

Ever since I was little I was always interested in Greek and Roman mythology which got me interested in their cultures. This video really brought back memories of those days that I spent reading about both cultures. How a lot of Roman culture actually influenced us even though our time periods were so different. Like the roads Romans built were actually a very sophisticated invention using flat rocks to created an easier mode of transportation. Greece also influenced us through the Parthenon and how it is so similar to the US Supreme Court. I just think how interesting it is when our culture is moving forward in our lives, and yet we always look to these cultures for inspiration because of its architecture, art, etc. The Roman Empire and Greek civilizations contribute so much culture in our lives that it makes me wonder how much more advanced would the Rome and Greece be if they had the same zeal as their ancestors that influences the world to this day.

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Alfredo Gonzalez

Hey Brandon,

I found it interesting to see how much of the civilization of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece influenced our lives today. Just seeing how our Supreme Court building is influenced by the Parthenon just shows how advanced they were in the past. Today we have a lot of technology that helps people create buildings from using computer programs on how something may look or heavy machinery to help lift heavy pieces when constructing buildings. In the past they had no type of technology that would help them with the construction of these buildings. They really had to use all the man power they had to build these things. They did a great job as many of those buildings are still standing and that is amazing.

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Marissa Sar

Marissa Sar
The videos about classical art in Greece and Rome are very interesting. What first come into my mind about these places were the philosophers, and the idea of democracy. So, I did not know that it was the “heart” of classical art. Later, it was mentioned about the topics of art and science. These fields can help build or discover other discoveries when used together. However, one distinct difference is that science can build or improve from past inventions, such as technologies. However, for art, there can be improvements or changes, but there is small chances that an artist from modern times can replicate a artwork, such as a vase, from the Greek time period exactly. I think that it’s true because what’s influencing or occurring in the environment of an artist at the time period clearly is portrayed through their art pieces. Also I have thought about art from the past can be influential in today’s time. However, never have I thought to an extend that the typography used Trajan’s ruling can influenced someone today to replicate that font to use in modern film titles, such as in Titanic. To me, I never thought of the significance or the origins of fonts that I used to write essays for my classes. In addition, it just comes to show that despite the time of a creation back then may seem long ago, it is still influential and relevant in today’s society in some ways.

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superyessi

Marissa I agree with you. It is crazy how a simple font derives from the Roman time. I never thought of the origin or much of any fonts. They never were significant to me, but now knowing the history of Trajan makes me wonder about other fonts. Where do they derive from? Are they really old or modern? I must agree it is pretty awesome how much the past influences the future. People do not like to learn about history but this just comes to show how influential and important it is to study the past. History does not have to be boring but inspiring. I always liked Greek mythology and thought it was very interesting. This form of art is very telling of the values and customs of their culture.

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Linney Sar

Art changes and vary throughout history. Showing different trends during different time periods and how the development of technologies has influenced art. An example would be the statues of the Kouros and the Kritos in the video on classical Greece. The two statues show different advances and how the artist may have adapted to newer trend within their time period. Out of the two statues I prefer the Kouros statue because of the way the hair and face was sculpted. The Kritos is more detail and has better body proportion. In the classical Roman video I like the Column of Trajan. It is amazing how the column look so small in the photo, but in life size it is very huge with descriptive and intricate detail of story of the Trajan legacy. The majority of the ancient artwork is carved with basic tools or the inventions they may have had during their period. But compared to the modern technology I can’t fathom how the Greek and Roman create such beautiful artwork works full of details with simple tools. I guess that show that anything is possible when resources are limited. However it does not matter if resources are limited or unlimited as long if the person wants to be creative anything can be made. Classical art of the past has made many contributions to the modern day and will continue to impact on our lives on.

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Yesenia Hernandez
2:30pm

Art is a reflection of the culture of its time. However, art is influenced by the past. The classics like Greece and Rome are still resonant in these modern times. Therefore, our culture is not only a reflection of our time but history. Professor Glenn said art is not like a ladder, it does not build and I agree. There are always new forms of art that people have not seen before, however that does not mean it is not influenced by the past. New media is obviously a different form as technology is a modern idea. However, the past is resonant. For example, architecture. The Supreme Court is inspired by Greek architecture of the Parthenon in Athens. I think it is amazing people still look back at the classics for inspiration and technological advancement. We require machines and technology to build today but in those times they had none of that. They were ahead of their time and I think that is why people appreciate that era so much. I have to say my favorite was Augustus, son of Caesar, who built a whole monument of himself. He definitely wanted to make a statement and make his mark be known to all future generations. I wonder if the Greeks and Romans influenced us today what influenced the Greeks and Romans? Also, what aspects of this generation will inspire future generations?

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Valeria Gonzalez

Hi Yesenia,

I also wonder what it was that the Greeks and Romans found inspiration in as there had never been any architecture or art as the one they created. As for our generation, I believe that cell phones and social media sites will always influence the cell phones and social media sites of future generations. However, there could be an aspect of our generation that we don’t pay much attention to that will be wildly popular in the future. Much like the Trajan font. I doubt the Romans paid much attention to the typography of the Trajan Column, but now that font can be found in a myriad of movie posters! It’s wild and fascinating.

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lizzystiller

Hey Yesenia,
I also had a similar thought. We bring so much inspiration from the Romans but where did they gain their influence from? There is no right or wrong answer because we actually do not know. It would be great to think these artists just came up with their new perfect styles on their own, but in history we see a pattern of everyone gaining influence from someone or something no matter how small. I think it is funny comparing how earlier generations have affected us compared to how we’ll effect others. While the Romans and Greeks left us with beautiful detailed art forms and architecture, we leave our future generations with fast food, social media, and dabbing.

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valeriagonzalez96

I found it interesting that art and science were compared because most people think of science as the antithesis of art. However, I find that the nude sculptures made by Greek artists are a very beautiful depiction of human anatomy. I think it’s fascinating that a culture that existed in Greece thousands of years ago still influences so many aspects of today’s society. I remember learning about Greek mythology and my teacher informing us that we were going to see aspects of Greek mythology for the rest of our lives. I can tell you that she was not wrong as even cleaning products (Ajax) have been inspired by Greek mythology. The same idea can be applied to the font created by Carol Twombly based on the typography on the base of the Trajan column. The font is very popular among movie posters and it is even the official font of many universities.
I wonder how Twombly feels about the popularity of her font just like I wonder how the architectures of the Acropolis and the Parthenon feel that architectures today have mimicked their design. This just goes to show that art is very important as it is often the only thing that future generations remember about a certain time period. Much like a music, art is a reflection of the trends and technology available during that time period.

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cslabell

Hey Valeria! Yes isnt it beautiful how sculptures back then saw a body. I mean maybe some details were exaggerated, but they knew how and what to exaggerate. Full busts, and full curves; i think they did it right! They are just really beutiful to me. And absolutely i can see Greek culture in much of our culture, from art forms, landscapes, clothing. We defienrly have a connection to the past. Thank you for teaching me about “ajax” i always wondered about that but never quite googled it. Im very glad though that this art is still with us today. I just goes to show that somethi g can last forever. I feel like they spent so much time in making sure that their names were never forfotten that now its impossible to ever for get them. They did it right on so many levels.
-Claudia Sanchez

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Justin Pham

Justin Pham,

Hi Valeria,
I liked how you brought up that we’ll always be seeing Greek culture in aspects of our life because I realized that as well while studying Greek Mythology. I came to a realization that a lof of names being used in daily life, and everytime I find one I become a little surprised and satisfied knowing that I know its origin. For example, a lot of video games & music producers often use a Greek/Roman name from stories, such as “Scylla” or “Cassioepiea.” I also agree that art is a reflection of a culture’s traditions and trends, and it changes along the years.

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cslabell

I have always enjoyed art from ancient Rome and Greece. In fact visiting both places is definetely on my bucket list. Watching these videos made me more excitied to visit. But until then; the closest that ive gotten to the actual places are the Getty off the 405 and the Getty Villa in Malibu. Both places are wonderful for their location and atmosphrfe. And just like Prof. Zucman said, i can see how the past influences modern times. For example the getty villa has many exact replicates of out door structures from the past. This teally helps transport you back in time and (idk about you) but helps you appreciate moderm technologies too. But there is something about these two eras of art that have this beautiful and classy elegance. Seeing sculptures and structures from ancient Greece and Rome show how important this form of art is. It shows us how in a time when there were no phones, television, or mass social media, there were amazing ways to leave a print in history. I think that they did it right! Bexause now i dont know how great our mark on history is going to be since eveything is so technologically influenced. Seeing the autobiography on structures shows the magnitude of an emperors power but also the importance of an individual craftmanship to being that art to life. Along with being impressed by such art forms; i am carried away into a romantic time period simply by the materials used. Many sculptures from Greece made in the white Marble give it a classic, cold, yet romantic and intimate perspective. I enjoyed these videos because i really enjoy the eras. This art is timeless, beautiful, and exquisit. If anything, these videoa made me want to visit the Getty and Villa very soon!
By: Claudia Sanchez

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reynareal

Reyna Real
This weeks videos about Classical art in Greece and Rome were very interesting. I think it’s very amazing about how much the past influences the future. It’s pretty awesome how we see things being modeled by the way buildings and sculptures that were created in the ancient times. It was interesting to see how many similarities their is in buildings and sculptures today that were influenced by the ancient world. It amazes me to see how much art has evolved since ancient times.

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justinphamm

Justin Pham

Being in a World Mythology class enabled me to have more interest in this week’s video. I was able to see how the ancient cultures of both Greek & Rome influence the evolution of art. It’s very interesting to see their myths and stories tell tales and create characters and have their interpretations of how the world came about. The creation of the statues and buildings reflect what they viewed as aesthetic and godlike. Regardless of the era, art seems to be highly influential in societal culture.

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Nathan Davalos

Nathan Davalos

After going through high school and learning about pretty much the same things every year in my high school history classes. I am somewhat knowledgable about Ancient Greece and Rome. However, I had never thought about how much of the art and structures have a a real impact on some of the modern buildings and famous monuments in the United States. The details in the human sculptures or the cultures of some of the Greek Gods have so much detail and must have taken so much time to complete. The Coliseum in Rome resembles the Coliseum in Los Angeles. Most things that we do today and our cultures have been formed and constructed by the classical days of Greece, Rome, Egypt, etc.

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Gabriel Gonzalez
I agree with Nathan, high school did give a strong emphasis on history, specifically Rome and Greece. It is pretty amazing the impact on today’s society. From sculptures to buildings, to art in general. The “God-like” and aesthetic emphasis is something we can see on the daily basis, whether its driving by the Coliseum of Los Angeles, or even walking into a store; there will always be pillars, or something that represents Greek and Roman background.

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amybecerraart

I can relate to what you are saying because I also learned about the same thing a lot in high school and failed to realize the relevancy of it all. It is interesting to realize how learning about other cultures on the globe is actually important because they influence our own modern culture. It’s important to recognize the people from ancient Greece and Rome because they have had a huge impact on our architecture (like the Coliseum example you gave) and our culture.

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belenbarragan

Belen Barragan

Nathan,
I actually think that I did not get as much information regarding Greek and Rome civilizations in history. I think I got at most one chapter in a world history course. But I do agree that it is important because a lot of the work that they have done literature wise, architecturally, artistically and even mathematically has affected the society in which we live in today. I think thats also why its such a prominent topic in a lot of films. Its very intriguing to see how different but similar their culture and society was to ours.

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Henry Pham

Greek and Roman art and societies are the ancient societies that we are most familiar with due to our environment. Although we live in North America, we live in “western society,” which is also used to categorize Britian and Australia. Our influences date back to western Europe, which leads through ancient Rome and Greece and even farther. Many things we see around us, such as literature, culture, and art can be rooted back to those times. In America we are surrounded by the influence of these old times, making it difficult for us to avoid it. When we think of it that way, it’s not surprising to think that we are very familiar with the olden Greek and Roman art styles. Our architecture, fonts, sculptures and more lead back to those times. Even without learning about it in high school, we still would have been familiar with these art styles due to our interactions with them everyday.

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lizzystiller

Lizzy Stiller
2:30

I was excited that this week’s video was on Roman art because when I think of the word “art”, in my head I picture roman statues. As we learned a while ago, art was present in the dawn of man, however personally I always think of the Romans as the ones who really got down to business and treasured their art. When you look at their sculptures, it’s incredible. There is so much detail that brings so many life like qualities. It’s amazing they spent so much time on getting these details down. It’s almost refreshing that we still see Roman influence in art and architecture today. I feel it gives it a respect that their art was so well done that it is a timeless form and still affects us today.

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giancarlovento

Giancarlo Vento

Hey Lizzy, I agree that Romans have had a profound effect on modern day art as well as culture. They did have some of the first sculptures of human bodies that accurately depicted a real human. From the shapes of human muscle structure to the way that a person stands or carry their body, the romans made them very realistic. In today’s world I see a lot of things influenced by classical Rome like the Getty, it is awesome to see how the art has stayed alive and relevant for so long while continuously influencing art.

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artsykilo

Gustavo Portillo

Personally, I can relate to what Nathan Davalos is commenting about high school because in my high school years I also learned the same topic of history and and their significance. The only difference it had every year was just going into detail on what everything meant. As for art, mostly all my History classes never talked about any form of Art, especially on how it shapes today’s society in it’s infrastructure and ideas. A lot of today’s structures are based on ideas of the past, and Art plays a very significant role in making those ideas come to life.

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jonathangirgis

Jonathan Girgis, 1:00 pm

Yeah it’s interesting how in school, there was more of an emphasis on the mythology of these two civilizations, Greece and Rome, than on the artwork and architecture the people there created. It is not until you take a Social Science or Art History class where perhaps they dive deeper into the artwork made. I think it’s a shame because not only can this work influence our surroundings, but it can also inspire us. Creativity requires copying from the past, and this is our past. We should probably pay more attention to it.

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gabrielg454gmailcom

Gabriel Gonzalez
After watching the Classical Rome and Greece video, it is really easy to appreciate the work they have done. It has obviously been a great impact as to what most of our buildings are to this day. For example, the Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court, etc. It is also amazing how detailed the sculptures and buildings are as well, and mostly all composed of Marble, giving it that elegant look and structure. Everything was made to perfection, and it was mainly because of their strong beliefs in Gods, and their strong look for Aesthetics. There is no doubt of the strong effect Classical Rome and Greece have on modern day Architecture and art.

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Daniel Martinez

Hello Gabriel,
I also thought it was very intriguing how much influenced the art of ancient Greece and Rome has had on today’s world. The art continues to have influence on many architectures and engineers and designers today. Buildings and structures continue to resemble many of the ideas and designs that they’ve had back then. It is wonderful to see how much inspiration their art had that such important structures like the Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial were built resembling the art that Greece and Rome started.

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melissapassarelli

Melissa Passarelli

The video of Classical Greece, I liked how art and science are compared and contrasted. The way that science is described as building up like a ladder and art is not and the way that classical Greece is known as the heart of Western Culture is very interesting. I never really noticed how much ancient art is similar to art today like the example of the Parthenon and the US supreme court. I agree that art is influencing the world today and is a reflection of culture. In the video of Classical Rome, the Column of Emperor Trajan was interesting because many people with different interests come together to focus on the column which shows the power of art and it’s different ways of bringing people together.

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Nathan Davalos

In response to Melissa

After watching the videos on the Classical Ages on Greece and Rome. I am amazed to see how the art from hundreds of years ago, has influenced the monuments and art that we see today. Many of the famous monuments in the United States have been heavily influenced by the monuments from Greece and Rome. Since the art that we see today has been influenced from the Classical Ages, the art that is being created might influence people thousands of years from now. Although the many technological advances that we have gone through, the art from back in the days is a lot better, in my opinion.

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giancarlovento

Giancarlo Vento

Classical Greek art has influenced art throughout history, although we have tried to not let it define us. I found it very interesting when Professor Zucman was talking about how technology had progressed in a latter like fashion but art doesn’t really progress straightforward, art reflects the culture at the time. It was also interesting how he talked about how we could change the timeline of art and argue the narrative either way. An example of classical influencing contemporary is the U.S. Supreme Court building. It was cool to see how similar he U.S. Supreme court is to the Parthenon although the Supreme Court was built more than two thousand years after the Parthenon. In the video on ancient Rome we get to see how the Villa of Papyri influenced the architecture of the Getty Villa. In today’s world I often see how contemporary art is influenced by classical and I feel this is unavoidable. The influence of classical art continues to happen because the classical era contains the building blocks to many ideas and designs; the use of classical influence in contemporary art shows how art doesn’t just move straight forward because many time classical art contains expressions that describes current culture.

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Jose Perez

Jose Perez
After watching both the Classical Greece and Classical Rome videos, I saw many similarities. I noticed that these forms of art influenced and shaped things we use today such as buildings and structures. Structures before look very much similar to the ones that are used today, but today’s structures are more modern. As time went on, the buildings from before were just developed and evolved to what we have today, but were influenced by the ones created before. It was very amusing to me how in the classical Rome video discussed how the Villa of Papyri was an inspiration to recreate the Getty Center. I have gone to the Getty Center before, and it is very much beautiful, but I never realized the inspiration of it as I see a small resemblance now that I think of it.

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jonathangirgis

Jonathan Girgis, 1:00pm:

I have a strong admiration and interest in the classics of areas like music and art that precede us. It never ceases to amaze me just how influential ancient Greece and Rome were to this day. It’s incredible the range of influence these civilizations have had on us, from literature to architecture. I loved the reference to the typography used in movies in the second video, which again emphasizes the amount of influence these past cultures have had on our own. It’s also interesting how creativity is born, by taking the old, copying it, and changing it slightly in the present, which is what the Romans would’ve done, and what we’ve done with materials and work from the past.

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amybecerraart

Amy Becerra, 2:30

This week, our art discussion revolved around the discussion of classical Greece and classical Rome. In the videos, it was discussed how even though this art is very dated, modern art continues to be influenced by it a great deal. I never realized this. I knew that people still studied this ancient art, however, I didn’t know if it was still relevant because of how much things have changed since then. For example, I know that the ancient Greek statues of women show ideal beauty standard. These beauty standard are very different compared to what is considered beautiful today. Because of this difference, I didn’t think that ancient art would greatly influence modern art because of the difference in culture. I was proved wrong when the video gave a specific example : the US Supreme Court and the Parthenon. The two look very similar because the US Supreme Court was influenced by the other. Overall, I thought it was interesting how art stands the test of time. No matter how long ago art was created, it still remains relevant and influences art being made by other artists.

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itsjazelle

Jazmin Mejia

In response to Amy Becerra

Like you, I was also unaware of the relevance of ancient art in today’s world. I just always assumed that nobody bothered other than art historians because it is from such a long time ago and just like people evolve so does art. Furthermore, I enjoyed how you brought up how the beauty standard was so different back then compared to now. However, one thing that just came to my mind is that somehow old things sometimes come back in style especially in the fashion world (e.g. chokers, crop tops, etc). And maybe the concept of old things coming back in style can be applied to art but in this case it was never out of style. It was kind of like the classical art from Greece and Rome just kept getting “upgraded” to fit into the appropriate time period.

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itsjazelle

Jazmin Mejia

This week’s discussion videos talk about classical art from Greece and Rome. Fun fact that I learned is that classical art from Greece and Rome has majorly influenced the world we live in today and I never realized it until now. A way classical art from Greece has influenced the U.S is by the architecture. America seems to have a bunch of buildings that have been inspired by Greek architecture like the U.S Supreme Court that resembles the Parthenon and the Getty Center which resembles the Acropolis of Athens. Also, America shares a lot of views and ideals from the Greek philosophers. In fact, America’s Founders built a government based on Greek philosophers’ ideals. So for me not to really know this is kind of sad and makes me believe that I should have paid more attention in my 10th grade history class. Furthermore, the second video discussed the influence of classical art from Rome on America. A big influence that came out of classical art from Rome is the font “Trajan.” Trajan is all around us from movie posters to letters on a flag and to carvings on historical buildings like the Ara Pacis Museum. I found this week discussion videos interesting and they actually made me wonder if America has influenced any other countries like how Greece and Rome have inspired us.

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Dabidlai

David Lai

Hey Jazmin, I also looked into the point that you addressed with the Greek influence on Western society in many aspects, such as architecture and Greek philosophy that paved way to our modern times today. Both videos, Greek and Roman art both share many great pieces of art that has gradually made way into the minds of the architects of our time as well. The Parthenon is a beautiful landmark as seen in my family’s pictures, and someday I hope I’ll be able to visit it. The world is a happier place when people share their culture and ideology to influence them in ways that they had not ever anticipated. These forms of art deliver the greatest message for our time; to illustrate the life of one nation compared to another.

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Jessica Obrique

Classical art is absolutely stunning! I found it interesting that professor said that art progression can be looked at both ways. For example, geometric to classical or classical to geometric. It’s amazing the amount of influence that classical art has on today’s sculptures and buildings. Even the white house uses the same pillars that existed in the past. Learning about the history of art never gets old especially learning about classical art. I’m going to be definitely be looking at any buildings, art, typography that is influenced by classical art!

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reynareal

Reyna Real
In response to Lizzy Stiller I agree with you that in today’s world we see a lot of things influenced by Classical Rome. Classical Rome has had a great impact as to what most of our buildings look like today. Some examples are the Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, Villa of Papyri and so many more. Its really amazing to see Rome influenced in our architecture and art. I feel like ancient art will continue to influence the modern world.

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Dabidlai

David Lai

The Greece video definitely resonated with me because I happened to visit the Getty yesterday Saturday, October 1st. When I saw in the video that Greek sculptures and art had influenced our architecture and artwork immensely, it hit me that art is not simply drawing and painting. At the start of the video, Professor Zucman talks about how art is the reason the world has cogs that are in work; the questions that have come about for others to answer stem from the minds of the creativeness and curiosity that looms about. I can see the resemblance to great monuments such as Lincoln Memorial and the Parthenon with the grand pillars that add significance to the already incredible structure. It’s amazing that modern architecture does not necessarily feature pillars as much anymore; i.e. the skyscrapers in many industrialized cities. Pillars add an excellent touch that gives the area a classical kind of vibe. Additionally, the many Greek Gods in the form of statues give us today of how the heroic the God looked. Games such as God of War, in which I played throughout my childhood often depicted an accurate portrayal of the God’s masculinity in accordance with the statues in the Getty Villa, such as the Athena statue.

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belenbarragan

Belen Barragan

In this weeks discussion, I was particularly interested in classical Rome compared to Greece. This was shocking to me because I personally have always liked and been interested in Greek mythology and greek culture. The architecture that was depicted in the classical Rome video was absolutely stunning. It awes me how much detail each piece has and how intricate their designs were. Specifically with the Column of Trajan, its incredible how many figures are depicted in such a large piece. I always wonder how on earth someone was sculpting or carving these figures at such an immense height. One of the main things that I think about when talking about classical Rome and Greece, is how many people say that they have influenced our language and writing (which is prevalent as seen with the Trajan font), but the architectural style is also prominent in some ways. The pillars that hold the roofing of the structures could still be seen in important buildings and monuments, such as the white house and the Lincoln memorial. I don’t know if this is for practical architectural reasons or for design purposes but I think its fascinating what an impact these previous societies have on our world today.

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Zack Ngov

Belen,

I also find Greek and Roman sculpture interesting. My favorite is the Roman Colosseum which is made entirely out of stones and bricks. Something that I find weird in Greek sculptures is that many of them have the arms not sculpted like the one in the video. I also thought about the idea that Greek architecture influenced the American architecture. I think it could be coincidence, but there are more reasons to believe they did influence the people who built the Lincoln memorial than not. The use of pillars may have been a necessity since it helps hold the materials above it, but they do make the buildings look a lot better.

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beansartblog

Hi Belen,

I thought it was interesting how you have strong interest on Greek culture cause I did too ever since I was a kid! I liked the fact that you highlighter the Column of Trajan cause I was just saying how amazing the sculpture was with the small art that was found all around the column, with such great detail! I agree on your statement with the font, I never realized how the font is found in so many places today such as the movie industries, and even on our documents!

Arvan Arguelles

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Zack Ngov

The art talk videos were nice. I like the saying that science builds like a ladder. It keeps going up and getting better. I think the main difference between art and science is that art can only get subjectively better as time goes on instead of objectively better like science. Zucman’s saying that no one from today can create a greek vase as great as the one from 3,000 years ago is pretty much an opinion. I think another difference between art and technology is that with art, we tend to be more interested in and care about the older stuff, but with technology, we tend to only care about the newest innovations. On the subject of modern buildings being influenced by classical buildings, I think it could be possible that it may have just been a coincidence. After all, the Greek had no one to influence them.

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Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez
After watching the videos, I thought it was very interesting how much of an influence the art of ancient Greek and Rome has had in today’s society. There are many sculptures and buildings that have inspired people here to build almost a replica of their own, for example the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. The structures built today are highly influenced from the architecture that was done in ancient Greek, the only difference is that in today’s society, the structures look more modern. The art that intrigued me the most however are those human sculptures. Whenever i hear people talking about art, I automatically resemble the human sculptures of Greece. Ever since I started school as a child, whenever teachers would talk about art, they would introduce the human sculptures. Overall, it was great to see all of the art performed by Greece and Rome and how much structures they’ve influenced today’s world and how it has evolve.

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Alfredo Gonzalez

After watching the videos of art from Classical Greece & Classical Rome, it was very informational to see learn how much has art changed over time from these eras. There are many buildings and sculptures today, that are influenced and just advancements from the ones during these ancient times that the videos showcased. The US Supreme Court resembled the Parthenon in Athens, Greece it is interesting to see how something from centuries ago is so aesthetically beautiful and influence the look on a building here in the united states. I visited Rome this past summer and I must say the architecture Is so beautiful and it amazed me to see how a lot of those buildings are still standing strong. Being able to see things like the Colosseum and as well as the Column of Trajan like in the video is so surreal. It made me appreciate every detail and seeing how these buildings were built with no type of tools or technology we have today. Everything was man made, and they created ways of pulling of these huge rocks and boulders all with handmade tools or with pure man power.

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Henry Pham

Much of the art that we see around us has been built upon previous pieces of work. It’s amazing to think of art as many branches of a tree with each branch being a style of art and each twig from a branch being the offspring of the art style. Art isn’t unilateral, it can be flipped and changed as time goes on. We refer to other pieces of work by going in a direction where we see fit whether it be abstract or detailed, much like the sculptures that we see in the Roman video. Fonts on movie posters and architecture today utilize Trajan font, which is reminiscent of older European font styles. Sculptures today are of homage to older European art-forms. The influence of old art may be subtle, but it is found all around us Not all art is “original,” but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Our ability to improve upon a previous work keeps the forms of art relevant, refreshing it for generations to come.

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Raul Silva

While in grade school my least favorite subject was history, and i would always ask (the most popular question from students that have no interest in what their learning) “why is this important in life?” Her response changed my world view it was,” History has a tendency to repeat its self, if you learn about the part you can predict the future.” She couldn’t have said it better, after this i began to realize that the world is what it is because of the past, we can not move forward without pushing away from our past. But this ideology i had began to form into the topic of these videos. If we can build from the bad this means that we can also adopt the greatness that history has left us with. This video highlights the physical, showing us how Greek monuments have influenced the architects of the buildings that to us are patriotic. Also how fonts of the past have so much power that they were adopted to show power and tradition. The timeline of mankind is a ladder where we build from but the misconception of this analogy is that we would not be able to do so as confidently as we do if we do not look down to analyze the rungs that have pushed us further.

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Felix Huynh

A teacher in middle school said that to me, and I really do believe her. These buildings show that the art so long ago are alive and vibrant even today. Through this architecture we can learn from history and be able to recreate these pieces of art. It’s less of repeating the past of mistakes with this, but rather to remake the art that was lost for so long and let the rest of the world experience what was so popular so many years ago. It’s interesting to see how we have adapted this art in modern day as well, such as the art mostly appearing in large, widely known buildings and buildings that hold power among the average everyday person. This video showed that older art isn’t lost, it just takes awhile to find.

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leslie2213

Raul/ Felix,
its funny how all history teachers mention the same thing to their student. I remember my history yeah in middle school explained to the class how important history was and all the things they made were important. At that time i did not like history i thought it was dumb for us to know about what happened in the past if we are living in the present. However, after taking a few ge courses and watching this video i have come to realize how important history is. The art that was created and the symbols they used. I enjoyed the fact that as we grow older the history of things will never get old. For example learning about this in middle school and now in college is pretty cool. Many of us complain that what we learn in high school or middle school we will never use, nevertheless here is where i can’t say i was wrong.

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Felix Huynh

I’ve learned from articles in the past about Greek and Roman architecture and it’s impact on recent history. The first thing I noticed was the resemblance to some of our most popular buildings around the world, such as the White House or Union Station. It’s interesting to learn about how buildings of the past influence modern buildings today. It’s shows how important art is, especially these buildings from long ago that affect the art and minds of people today. It’s a test of time and it gives us an understanding of how art can last so much longer than our own lives. The video talked about the rulers of Rome building the buildings as a testament to themselves, but it’s a good thing they did as it gave us all an idea of the historic architecture people of the past worked so hard on.

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lyds chang

I agree on your statement on the importance of art. I think that the Roman “pride” (rulers creating structures and sculptures for themselves) is what opened the door to modern architecture and technology. I think that the similarities and influences of the past onto today’s society allow people to see the skill and efforts it went into creating these things. For example, we can create grand buildings and whatnot with the technology we have today, However, the ancient cultures were able to create similar (and even more grand) structures with the limited resources they had. It’s super fun and interesting to learn about the Ancient cultures that had so much impact on the amazing technologies we have today.

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nkechiokoroma

So today we talked about Classical Art specifically, Greece and Rome. Classical art is said to be to be one of the most prominent styles of art to date. No one today can truly create pieces as fine as what we have witnessed so far. When it came to the sculptures, it was interesting to see how there was no right or wrong way in creating them. Many people believe that representational art work is always the goal while simultaneously disregarding abstract artwork. They are both forms of expression that need to be appreciated. In fact, I really do enjoy abstract more than realistic. Abstract allows the artist to create something from their own point of view while allowing the viewers to be able to interpret it their own way as well. Another thing I found pretty interesting was the resemblance of the buildings like the Parthenon and the United States Supreme Court. I never really realized how much Classical architecture influenced our culture today.

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Pamela Ajoste

Hey Nkechi!

I also found it interesting how there is no right or wrong way to create art sculptures. When you think about it, art is very abstract. You can create pretty much anything and call it art and you can’t be wrong about it. Like you said, abstract art allows the artist to express they’re emotions and whatever they’re thinking in an art form that makes their viewers think and feel some type of way.

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leslie2213

Leslie Meza
In the two videos about the Greek and the Roman i found it interesting how art was being compared to science. This reminded me of how every subject for example math people try to make it “science.” However, for art it is different because as mentioned in the video art does not go up a ladder, art is demonstration of the past. For example, the dipylon vase is one of many art instruments that the Greeks made, Today as technology is advancing many of the art is done through the media, however, almost 3,000 years ago the greeks and the Roman expressed themselves by creating or painting on canvases. In the video of Roman what caught my eye the most was the Column of Trajon. I found it fascinating how each monument that was created for the people and how each had a story to tell. Another thing i found interesting was the Parthenon. When i saw Glenn bring it up it reminded me of a project that I had to do for my history class in middle school. I really enjoyed the videos since it brought back so many memories.

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Emily Tomasello - Art

Hey Leslie!
I had learned about the Column of Trajan back in middle school and high school. The column is one of the most distinctive monumental sculptures to have survived the fall of Rome. The carvings had been looked at as sort of a visual history of the wars, with Trajan as the hero and Decebalus, the Dacian king, as his opponent. Though some may think art leads back to science, I believe art leads back to history, or simply a story. The Column of Trajan is a perfect example of that. Archaeologists have even studied the scenes from the column in order to learn more about the uniforms, weapons, equipment, and tactics used by the Roman Army. The column and the remaining sculptures are now treasured today by Romanians and can be used as clues as to how their ancestors may have dressed and looked. I think that’s pretty interesting that a piece of art can make such a lasting impact like that.

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Pamela Ajoste

I thought that this video was really interesting because we still use art structures from classical Rome and Greece today. These two art cultures inspired and influenced each other and many others. I think that the Column of Trajan is very interesting because each spiral carving has a story to tell. Although the society today creates its own unique art, we still use the classical Rome and Greece art as a basis on some art forms.

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Savannah

The Column of Trajan is something I’d like to see in person someday. I think it’s so interesting how there are so many different aspects of it that relate to different fields of interest. The cylindrical column, the spirals, the illustrated carvings and the typography. I notice classical Roman and Greek aspects in today’s structures and art, and I think it’s interesting how we’ve taken those pieces of history and created something new from them.

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Savannah

One significant comment I took away from these videos is that scientists and artists are really the only ones who ask things as part of their work. Answers can be easy to find if you know what you’re looking for, but you won’t even know what to look for if a question wasn’t posed first.
I spent a few days touring Washington DC and the monuments a couple years ago, and in almost every tour there were points brought up about resemblances to and ideas used from these ancient greek and roman times. The only significant difference between the structures is that modern day monuments aren’t created until after the subject has died and become a significant part of history. Augustus and other ancient rulers, however, would create monuments for themselves, writing themselves into today’s history books.
I never gave much thought into the different fonts. I would just pick one I thought was pretty when I had a choice, but I mostly stick to Times New Roman because I have to. I never considered reading into the history of different fonts because I never thought them to be as significant as they really are. I definitely recognize how some fonts are more popular than others, but there’s so much more significance than “it just looks good.”

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lyds chang

Classical art has been something that has interested me since for as long as I can remember. The many similarities between the classical and modern structures is near uncanny and something that is taken for granted, in my opinion. Many people think of classical art as sculptures and writings, but don’t realize that it is so much more than that. The top examples being architecture and typography. For instance, the United States Supreme Court being influenced off of Greek Parthenon and commonly used fonts. Also, based on the videos, science has also been a very influential part of the arts. Many will think of the two as opposites and actually separate the two subjects. However, they do not realize the importance of the two working together. Whether it is in sculpting or creating buildings, science and math are big parts. The people of the old have done so many things that were monumentally ahead of their time and thus created pathways for modern generations and influencing the growth of technology and architecture.

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Emily Tomasello - Art

Emily Tomasello

Studying the ancient Greeks and Romans was always so fascinating to me when I was younger, so watching these two videos about Greek and Roman art really caught my attention. The art of the ancient Greeks and Romans is called classical art, and this name is also used to describe later periods in which artists looked for their inspiration to this ancient style. The Romans learned sculpture and painting techniques largely from the Greeks and helped to transmit Greek art to later ages. Classical art owes its lasting influence to its simplicity and reasonableness, humanity, and sheer beauty. What’s interesting to me is how much the art around us has been influenced by the Greeks and the Romans. For me, one of the most noticeable similarities would be the structures built today that are highly influenced by the architecture that was done in ancient Greece. Many things we see around us, such as literature, culture, and art can also be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome. Another thing that I learned in school and always thought was interesting was how Roman art focused on realism, while Greek art focused on idealism. Roman artists typically made realistic portraits and sculptures. The works of art made by Greek artists demonstrated the ideal physical form.

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linruiwen

Ruiwen Lin

In response to Emily Tomasello. I am interested in how much the ancient art influences today’s art as you are. After watching this video, I began to realize that many things around us, such as architectures, literatures are influenced by ancient arts. And most of arts in the U.S. are influenced by the Greeks and the Romans as you said. This video really taught me about the art history and how ancient Greece and Rome influence our lives in today’s world.

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linruiwen

Ruiwen Lin

After watching this week’s video about classical arts from Greece and Rome, I find it very interesting that after so many years the ancient arts still influence the arts in today’s world, but people barely notice it. There are always new art forms that people created today but have not been seen before, however it doesn’t mean it is not influenced by the past. There are some buildings in the U.S. that have been influenced by the Greek architecture such as the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, and so on. It is amazing that when we look back to the arts history, the artwork that the ancient artists created were ahead of time and still popular and catch people’s attentions in today’s world. This video shows that ancient arts isn’t gone away, and it still influenced today’s arts instead.

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samanthagomezblog

Hello Ruiwen Lin,
I hope I spelled that correctly. I know exactly what you mean when you say that people do not know what influenced our architecture today. Its sad to think that many are somewhat oblivious to the fascinating buildings around them. I agree also with the point that you made about the artwork being so ahead of its time and it catching people’s attention even still to this day.

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amazeeana23

Ana Gomez
Hi Ruiwen! I agree with you that today and many years ago link based on so many things, especially art. The buildings too are greatly impacted by many places throughout the world, and it influences many things in today’s society. Like passed videos, including the graffiti documentary, as well as the history of art.

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beansartblog

Arvan Arguelles

This week I learned that Greece and Rome are basically the center of all classical art. We are often embracing the classical but at the same time we reject it at the same time. Going back to Greece, vases were a famous representation of the Greece culture back then. We can see that the more time goes, its incredible how shapes were improved, and the human body in art and statues became more and more realistic as time passes. The sculpture of Zeus or Poseidon was very impressive! It looked like a real person. The Acropolis and the Parthenon were old buildings found in Greece, but they can be seen in the current buildings we have today such as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Getty. It’s amazing how past buildings are mimicked into todays structures. Going to Rome, Augustus a very powerful leader. As a Roman emperor, he built very complex monuments, such as the altar, which created a divine lineage for himself. Trajan was another leader who led Rome at the country’s largest extent. He built the column of Trajan, which intrigues lots of individuals today. The carvings of the piece are very detailed, which told the story of Trajan’s many victories. The base of this structure was also considered to be the best Roman typography. Trajan font is seen in a lot of movie fonts! This is very cool to me cause typography can back then is highly applied to many industries today.

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samanthagomezblog

Samantha Gomez
Ooooh I’m cutting this really close, sorry completely forgot about the videos. Anyways, as an individual obsessed with greek and roman history I was elated to see this weeks art videos. It has always fascinated me that these people were very proud of their religion, culture, stories, etc. that they showcased it on everyday household items. The architecture was simply stunning and well built in those times, so much so that many if not most of the buildings are still standing. to say that our modern architecture was not influenced at all by the architecture of old is a complete lie. It is evident in the Lincoln memorial and other famous places.

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amazeeana23

Ana Gomez
It really grabs my attention that the artwork that was created many centuries and years ago, has an astounding impact on today’s artwork. They’re so different yet so similar. It is depicted in the architecture of many things. The video compares Acropolis in Athens and Los Angeles’ Getty Museum. We can distinguish many differences but they have many similarities like the distance and structure between them. I actually went on a trip in middle school to Europe with my mom and got to visit the Acropolis, and throughout middle school and high school we always went on field trips to the Getty Museum. Coming from someone who has seen both, I can say they were pretty similar. Although they seem to be similar, the stories behind them are so different incorporating culture, language, and many other ideas.

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haileilauren

Hailei Reyes
2:30
I think that it is very cool how Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome art, architecture, and sculptures have influenced modern art and architecture. When we look at buildings today we see that the columns are similar to ancient times. I think that it is funny how the font on the outside of the museum were actually a modern font. Most people that see that font probably think that it is a very old font. However, it was only inspired by ancient times and thats why people think that it is old. Ancient times have influenced a lot of things in modern times both art and architecture, but also through the ways they had representative government. This fact makes me see why so many of our governmental building have similar features of Ancient Greece and Rome.

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chknalfredoart110

Alfredo Reyes
I came to conclude that this video was very interesting because it showed how we still use classical Rome and Greece art structures till this day. Also found out that art has formed differently since the ancient times. How in the ancient times in Rome and Greece have influenced on each piece that had a cultural background and values in the artifacts. Even though some sculptures are hard to find and recover especially in the ancient times where buildings, sculptures and different art pieces are created with big significant meaning to history itself. But bot only art was created in the ancient times the times Romans built inventions on the roads to make transportation easier.

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