Kevin Cumpa
Art History
Project Assignment:
Museum Paper
Artwork #1: Terracotta Amphora
Andokides from the Archaic Period introduced the method of red -figure
differenciating from the black-figure technique due to glazed and un-glazed surface
of the artwork’s vase. the preparatio of these vase surfaces was mostly a
responsibility ro its potter, which is why this techniques are more relevant in pottery
than in drawings. The vase’s shape was in an estimate to 22 inches, so around 57
According to the Metropolitan Museum, the date it was made was around
530 B.C, which was more than 1,000 years ago. Their color; it gave me a very
medieval, ancient look and feel to the artwork. A lot of black space was in the vase,
letting the viewer know that what is important is in the middle. It is easy to
concentrate and see the symbolism in the vase. Regarding design, the pattern that
was showcased in the vase was well executed, especially when a certain figure
was at both ends, patterns in the clothing’s were present as well. Also, there is a
decent amount of repetition involving the textures in the vase, like a spear -like
shape seen throughout the artwork.
Talking about symbolism, the subject of this drawing or vase was about
Herakles and Apollo fight or competing over a tripod from Delphic which was
“central” to Apollo’s’ Oracle. In the edges, Illustrated is Dionysos, the god of wine.
Lastly, in the vases’s lip was Herakles and the Nemean Lion.
Artwork#2: Stove
This Attribute was actually created by three people, David II Pfau (1644–
1702), Hans Heinrich III Pfau (1672–1714), Tobias Stimmer (1539–1584), and
Christoph Murer (1558–1614); these fine artist and distributors to this art
demonstrated a fancy stove, literally. The Metropolitan Museum stated that this
artpiece took a year to make! it was made from 1684 to 1685. This colorful, large,
ceramic stove is enormous, with the height of 124 in. by a width of 82 inches. it was
made for a “Rich Room” in Johann Gaudenz von Capol’s Household. these specific
stoves privided heat for the winter days. it provided it white tiles that continuously
made a heat reflection, causing it to spread.
This stove was made in Winterthur, an important Swiss center for faience,
which is a glazed ceramic texture used in tin materials. The texture is very
beautiful, it has images and pop outs in its design, symbolizing a 3D e ffect in a
stove concept design. it looks like a castle’s tower, very unique and aesthetic. The
colors were great, it has all white with a hint of a goldish color. Next, it’s really nice
that it involved repitition, in each “section” it involved different bible events. It was
interesting how much emphasis this stove had, to the fact that it is only made in
“Rich Rooms” like it seemed to be so importsnt! It really was, because it was like a
non-electric heater.
Artwork Artwork#3: Pala Colonna (or Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints)
The painting was by Raphael Sanzio (1483–1520). it was made in 1504, the
Dimensions of the image were:
“Main panel, overall 67 7/8 x 67 7/8 in. (172.4 x 172.4 cm), painted surface 66 3/4
x 66 1/2 in. (169.5 x 168.9 cm); lunette, overall 29 1/2 x 70 7/8 in. (74.9 x 180
cm), painted surface 25 1/2 x 67 1/2 in. (64.8 x 171.5 cm)” (Oxford, 2015)
This painting is very church related, The Metropolitan Museum illustrated
“Raphael painted this altarpiece around 1504/5 for the small Franciscan convent
of Sant' Antonio in Perugia. It hung in a part of the church reserved for the nuns,
who are thought to have insisted on some of its conservative features, such as
the elaborately clothed Christ’s Child. By contrast, the grave male saints are
among the earliest evidence of Raphael’s study of the work of Leonardo da Vinci
and Fra Bartolomeo in Florence.”
There was a variety of colors and clothes used in this painting, it makes the
viewers think that there is so much going on. It seems to be very important to the people
of the church, giving the painting a religious emphasis or higher meaning, due to its
purpose or subject. The form of the painting is quite unique and pleasing, because not
many paintings are designed that way. The textures, colors, and all things together
make it stick out, thus becoming more vivid to the audience.
Grove Art Online. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2015, from
Pfau, D., Pfau, H., Stimmer, T., & Murer, C. (n.d.). Stove. Retrieved March 15,
2015, from
Terracotta Amphora. (n.d.). Retrieved from*&who=Andokides+Painter
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