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A New Analysis Of Antonine Statuary Groups In Roman Spain, Rachel Meyers Jan 2019

A New Analysis Of Antonine Statuary Groups In Roman Spain, Rachel Meyers

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This article bridges two fields often kept separate: the study of portrait statues and the study of the statue bases and their texts. However, the statues and their inscribed bases are complementary and necessarily must be studied together. The bases provide information about the titulature of the emperors and the dedicants. Portrait heads have been used in the creation of typologies and identification of regional variations. Too often the portrait statues of one imperial family member are studied in isolation from those of other family members and even from their original context. In this paper, I gather for the first ...


Forged By Fire: Glassblowers Take Crafting To A Whole New Level, Zac Neuendorf, Madison Finney, Sam Greene Dec 2017

Forged By Fire: Glassblowers Take Crafting To A Whole New Level, Zac Neuendorf, Madison Finney, Sam Greene

Ethos

After shaping, the glassblower takes a jackline, which is like a pair of huge tweezers meant to manipulate the glass, puts the line in the neck of the piece, and cools it by putting water on it. Then they take a metal rod called a punty, which is tipped with hot glass, and use it to transfer the glass work. The glassblower attaches the punty to that end of it and breaks it off at the neck of the piece, which is called a transfer.


Coherence: An Immersive Laser Installation By Dan Corson, Dan Corson, Emily Morgan, Iowa West Foundation, Iowa State University Museums Jan 2015

Coherence: An Immersive Laser Installation By Dan Corson, Dan Corson, Emily Morgan, Iowa West Foundation, Iowa State University Museums

University Museums Exhibition Guides

For nearly 100 years, Iowa State University has been a leader in collecting public art and integrating it in to the campus experience. Part of the mission of the Christian Petersen Art Museum is to celebrate public art on campus and provide an environment and experience for learning about new public art and artists.


Illuminating Perception: Explorations Of Light And Shadow By Mac Adams, Mac Adams, Doug Jacobson, Emily Morgan Jan 2013

Illuminating Perception: Explorations Of Light And Shadow By Mac Adams, Mac Adams, Doug Jacobson, Emily Morgan

University Museums Exhibition Guides

The art of Mac Adams uses photography, sculpture, and installations.

His sculpture The Moth is in the permanent Art on Campus Collection with its site specific installation outside Coover Hall and the Department of Computer Engineering. The Moth is an organic form that interacts with the natural surroundings. As the focal point of the sculpture, the image of the moth is created through the negative forms of three marble slabs. The viewer has to find the optimum spatial position for the shape of a moth trapped in the square to visually form. The void of a moth is designed to ...


Polyphonic Abstraction: Paintings And Maquettes By Bill Barrett, Bill Barrett, John Cunnally Jan 2010

Polyphonic Abstraction: Paintings And Maquettes By Bill Barrett, Bill Barrett, John Cunnally

University Museums Exhibition Guides

The Christian Petersen Art Museum, the Byron and Elizabeth Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Art on Campus Collection synergistically function to create an aesthetic campus where the contemporary visual arts are intellectually and physically accessible. As new public art is commissioned by Iowa State, the sculpture garden and this museum bring enlightenment, enjoyment and understanding about the art and artists to the campus community.

The sculpture of internationally acclaimed artist Bill Barrett was first acquired for Iowa State’s Art on Campus Collection in 2007 for the Gerdin Building. A selection of Barrett’s sculptures was the inaugural exhibition in ...


Realitès: The Lyric Sculpture Of William King, William King, Lynette Pohlman, David Cohen, Iowa State University Museums Jan 2010

Realitès: The Lyric Sculpture Of William King, William King, Lynette Pohlman, David Cohen, Iowa State University Museums

University Museums Exhibition Guides

The Elizabeth and Bryon Anderson Sculpture Garden is located by the Christian Petersen Art Museum at historic Morrill Hall. The sculpture garden design incorporates changing exhibitions of sculpture, a gathering arena, and sidewalks and pathways. Planted with perennials, ground cover, shrubs, and flowering trees, the landscape design provides a distinctive setting for important twentieth and twenty-first century sculpture, primarily American.

The sculpture garden is adjacent to Iowa State’s 22-acre central campus. Iowa State’s first president Adonijah Welch (1821-1889; President 1868-83) envisioned a picturesque campus with a winding road encircling the college’s majestic buildings, vast lawns of green ...


Representations Of The Antonine Empresses On The Nymphaeum In Olympia, Rachel Meyers Jan 2009

Representations Of The Antonine Empresses On The Nymphaeum In Olympia, Rachel Meyers

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Although sculpted portraits often receive more scholarly attention than the statue bodies they were set into, the different types of statue bodies can reveal more information about the portrait statue as a whole. This paper examines the Nymphaeum in Olympia, a monument which originally included an impressive array of statues of the imperial family as well as the family of its commissioner, Herodes Atticus. By analyzing the statue type of each individual represented, I show that, although the male members of the imperial family may be easily distinguished from those of Herodes’ family according to the type of clothing worn ...