Laocoon/Altar of Zeus/Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and Altar wall

Laocoon/Altar of Zeus/Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling and Altar wall…preliminary draft due midnight Thursday, Nov. 7th and final draft due midnight Thursday, Nov. 14th The transition from the 1st school of Pergamon existential realism to the melodramatic spectacles of the Laocoon and Athena Frieze on the Altar of Zeus reflects a profound rush to literary sources and allegory utilizing morbidly expressive allegory and baroque motion to detail archetypal scenes of cosmic import. This transition also communicates a deepening pessimistic view among the Pergamene about their human agency and their increased reliance on deux ex machina in controlling an increasingly bleak reality. Michelangelo remarkable fresco series in the Vatican’s Sistine chapel are completely literary and therefore allegorical exercises. The ceiling retells the story of Genesis seen through the ebb and flow of human agency and a revival of neoclassical Pergamene types reflective of the Pergamene 1st school. The altar wall depicts Revelation’s Last Judgement utilizing 2nd school of Pergamene types painted in what will later be recognized as a manneristic confusion of baroque motion and morbid expression, thus reflecting deep pessimism about human agency and an utter dependency on deux ex machina. From the sources and class discussions, contextual the circumstances of these unhappy transitions and how they manifest in the representations. Also use the self-portrait as St. Bartholomew’s flailed skin as indicative of Michelangelo’s likely state of mind regarding his role in the transition from the Renaissance to the Reformation/Counter-Reformation and his Mannerist response. Use the Khan videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/hellenistic/v/laoco-n-and-his-sons-early-first-century-c-e https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/ancient-mediterranean-ap/greece-etruria-rome/v/the-pergamon-altar-c-200-150-b-c-e https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/v/michelangelo-ceiling-of-the-sistine-chapel-1508-12 https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/early-europe-and-colonial-americas/renaissance-art-europe-ap/v/michelangelo-last-judgment-sistine-chapel-ceiling-1628-1629, the references addressing the Hellenistic and sources of your own choosing, classroom notes and the following files on canvas for context 1. BrillantArtsoftheAncientGreeks[Hellenistic)1973 (1).pdf, 2. cookrev 3. FowlerTheHellenisticAesthetic (2).pdf in addition to 4. MichelangeloLastJudgement1998 (1).pdf