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Heritage of the ancient Roman Empire-the glorious City of Rome and the Tragedy of Pompeii-[National Museum of Western Art]

Heritage of the ancient Roman Empire-the glorious City of Rome and the Tragedy of Pompeii-[National Museum of Western Art]

This year’s exhibition was a thriving art exhibition of the Ruins, and this exhibition was also a concern from the time of the notice. I went through all the Egypt related exhibitions in the summer (I didn’t have time to go there), so I thought it would be dangerous if I missed the next exhibit as well, and I did it with a higher priority.


【 Exhibition name 】
50th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Western Art
“The legacy of the ancient Roman Empire-the glorious City of Rome and the Tragedy of Pompeii”

[Official Website]

【 Venue 】 National Museum of Western Art
【 Nearest 】 Ueno Station (JR, Tokyo Metro, Keisei)
Date: September 19 (Sat)-December 13 (Sun), 2009
* Please check the official website for business hours, closed days, maps and patrols.
※ The photograph was taken with a compact digital camera.

[Appreciation time required (my pace)]
About 2 hours 00 minutes

[Crowded condition and congestion situation (around 14:00 on Sunday)]
Congestion _1_ (2) _3_4_5_ comfortable

[Work Fulfillment]
Deficiency _1_2_ 3_4_ (5) _ Fuller

Easy to understand
Arcane _1_2_ 3 _ (4) _5_ clear

[Total Satisfaction]
(4) _5_ satisfaction with dissatisfaction

Admired the content that I was impressed with such a valuable thing, it was interesting content exactly like the foundation of Western art. At once, I would like to introduce the works that I liked in each chapter as usual, but the place where I was actually placed, and the chapter of the list seems to be different. So, I think I will introduce the place that was actually placed in the memo. Sorry if the chapter is wrong w

Chapter 1: The Birth of the Empire >
What was the Roman Empire like for me who didn’t take a world history course? Because, I did not know the details of the one that I know well, but this chapter was able to know the side firmly.

“The Bust of Augustus (Octavius type)”
It is a bust of the first emperor. There is a real human touch, and the intention seems to be strong indeed splendid. I think many of you know this emperor is the son of Caesar’s niece, the assassinated dictator. Brutus you, too? It is a famous assassination play in the dialogue, this seems to have become a considerable lesson for Octavius, the first emperor Augustus (= Dignity person? Even then, I took the form of being entrusted by the citizens of power as being the “citizen’s guru”. Because of this backdrop, this bust also incorporates Greek style. It seems that the traditional style of Rome was more appropriate for Augustus, who wanted to advertise the “guru”, which would be an expression that would be made of wax when the Lord of the Distinguished family dies and show off his power. I feel the weight and whether it is made thinking that far when I ask so.

“Emperor’s statue (Augustus)” ★ Can be seen here.
This is a seated statue that deification Augustus as the god of Yupitel. I have a paper rounded up with my left arm. It is big and powerful, and the fine expression such as lifted wrinkles between eyebrows and blood vessels of the arm is splendid. It remembers as there was a commentary that the detail to the expression of the wrinkle is passed to the culture of the Hellenistic age. The city of Ercolano where this was discovered is a city buried by the eruption of the volcano like Pompeii. I feel the history of eternity.

Caliatid is a female image used instead of a pillar. It is a woman image with a heavy wearing a costume that seems to have a kind of torchlight in hand, but had a graceful face with good style and clean. The aesthetic sense of the people at the time of thinking to make a pillar a female image is wonderful.

“The statue of Eumachia”
A statue of a woolly merchant’s daughter, dressed as an ancient Greek priestess. It was wearing a thin cloth so that the nipple floated slightly, and the folds were beautifully expressed. I’m really surprised that the feeling of thin cloth comes out of a sculpture.

Chapter 2: The Empire and its organization of Augustus >
This chapter was introduced the mechanism which rebuilt the country which was rough by the civil war, and brought peace. There were many frescoes.

The ritual of ISIS ★ Can be seen here.
This is a fresco. His wife Isis, who was murdered in a coffin and killed by a conspiracy, is depicted as a ritual resurrection. ISIS seems to have been faith in Rome as a devoted wife. (As an aside, I heard that Isis and Horus’s parent-child became models of Madonna in other exhibitions.) at the top of this fresco is a dancing Negro (Ethiopian), a palm tree to the right, and a kneecap in front of the stairs. The place and the scene were drawn like the play. It was like the evidence that Rome had adopted the religion of other countries like ISIS.

“Apollo statue”
A naked young man with a laurel on his head. The face seems to be a archaic style, and there is no movement in symmetrical. On the other hand, the lower neck was a classic style and left asymmetrical. The commentary that the work is not only stunning but has two styles in one is also interesting. The mystery animal was with me W

“Beam balance of the Yupitel Amon.”
Something like a crowbar? W “is the balance of the character. There was a weight of the yupitel in the arm of the scale, and it seemed to be able to understand the weigh in the place where one to ten scales matched. Unification of such a scale is an important item in the rule, but it is Rome that there is not a mere tool but an artistic place.

“Dionysus and Ariadne.”
Fresco. Ariadne a nude and a cloak like that sleeping futon? And the Makamami bread with, it is depicted dionisus. It seems that the dionisus is taken in bread. This is a scene that came to help Ariadne, who was marooned by Theseus, who had been defeated by the Minotaur. It was old and tattered, but it was a dramatization work. Even though I gave it to the thread for escape, it is terrible to be left behind W

It is a jar of thin, greenish glass. When I thought that it was a beautiful jar, it was a urn, and the bone which was cremated was contained in W. I thought that Europe was a burial, but it was cremated in the Roman period.

“The Gold of Augustus”Gold and silver coins
A small coin and a silver coin of about one yen ball. It is a currency unit. The profile of Augustus was drawn finely on the surface, and the character of the content to honor it was carved on the back side. The economy is the cornerstone of the reign of the past, but I was making such elaborate gold coins in the Yayoi period of Japan. It is a terrible cultural level.

“Gold lamp” ★ Can be seen here.
There were a lot of splendid gold works of the ring etc. in this area, and it was especially splendid in this lamp, and it is a luxurious making with the lid like the lotus leaf. I do not know’ll questioned, but I think whether you can see the splendid because it is seen a bit in the link ↑.

The ring of the double-headed serpent★ Can be seen here.
It was a ring of small gold, but the design that snakes and snakes faced was excellent. It was the one excavated in Pompeii which sank because of the large eruption of the Vesuvius volcano.

Chapter 3: The Wealth of the Empire >
Roman culture seems to have fused the style of the Roman tradition with the example of Greek culture. The nuance is like the Japan culture that modeled China? This corner was the most fulfilling corner of the work which seemed to be seldom seen.

Barteus (horse chest suspension)
The horse’s chest suspension, which has a statue of many horses and Roman soldiers fighting, is a great feeling of dynamism and realism in a solid. Stop! It was dramatic such as the figure to stand still by hand in feeling. You were wearing a horse of a great man?

“Dionysus to embrace the leopard” ★ Can be seen here.
A naked Dionysus statue holding a leopard like a cat. It was excavated in the city of Somma Vesuviana, which sank in the eruption of Vesuvius volcano as well as Pompeii, but the left hand and the finger are missing, but it remains in almost complete form. It is impressive to look at the Dionysus face with a loving look. It was well proportioned and the ideal body expression was beautiful.

“Minerva of Arezzo.” ★ Can be seen here.
This is also the centerpiece of this exhibition, and it is the first exhibition of the bronze Minerva, which is very valuable for the Italy. The goddess of the head wearing a helmet that is a whole body green, wearing something like a belt to the waist, there is a sense of volume in the folds. The movement is small, but it was a taste in slender atmosphere.

“The Fountain Sculpture of Eros”
It is a statue of Cupid (Eros) carrying a dolphin on his shoulder. Cute W

“A fortress-shaped Samtoire”
It looked like an ornament in the shape of a fort, but it was brazier. It seems to warm water in the inside. The handle was also attached and seemed to combine practicality and decoration. It is a proof that culture was abundant that there is such art of Brazier even if one is taken.

“Water valve”
Rome is famous for its water supply business, but this is the valve. We can see the advanced technology to adjust the amount of water. It is a fine size, but this size seems to be a unified standard. I’m really surprised at the level of heights that I don’t think nearly 2,000 years ago.

It’s going to be downstairs from here, but there was a great room waiting for a few points.

“The view of the garden” ★ Can be seen here.
The wall of the venue is a mural that is actually attached to the walls of the south and east. The south wall has a portrait and a pillar of a girl in a green garden, and a fountain in the shape of a shell is drawn next to it. And the thing that bothers me is like a neck drawn on w This is not a raw neck but a mask for theatrical use. And in the upper center of the east Wall was a dove with wings spread, and on top there was a dark semicircular part, and a dove and an apple of gold were drawn. By the way, it seems to have put the statue in the square open part in the middle of the east wall. It was a pretty big mural, and I found it to be valuable to see. Great.

“The Fountain of Mosaic”
It is a fountain for the room. The top was a dome-shaped fountain, and it was installed as if it were actually used. There was a staircase in the middle of the fountain, and the water came from there (the image was reproduced later) and the garden and the fountain were on both sides. I was surprised that it was exhibited well reproduced.

Virtual reality Video Works >
“Ancient Roman Empire Pompeii” garden Landscape “ ★ Can be seen here.
There are two images of the link ahead, and a part of the reproduction of the original place of the mural of “garden scenery” is seen for a moment. In the 15-minute VTR that was in the last corner, the view of the garden and the Mosaic fountain were introduced, and the current state of the scene was very clear and understandable. I think that the number of people who can hold the video for a long time is small, but if possible, I think I can deepen my understanding of the works I have seen so far.

So, even if you do not know anything about the culture of Rome, I think it was the content that you can know deeply at once through art. It is not seen so much the contents of this exhibition so far? I think it is one of the exhibitions that I want to keep in mind this term.

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