A bust is the sculptural representation of the upper part of the human figure. A bust includes the head and neck and usually part of the shoulders and chest.
ABOUT ANCIENT ROMAN BUSTS
Roman artists were skilled at making realistic portraits of people from bronze and marble.
The reason there are so many examples of Ancient Roman busts is because it was common to display busts of deceased ancestors in Roman homes during ancient times. Roman rulers and officials also commonly commissioned sculptural portraits of themselves.
I challenged a few of my older gals to create a bust using portrait of themselves! They got started today creating a charcoal pencil portrait focusing on the position of features etc and in our next class they will create marbled paper for the pedestal.
Medusa is a monster from ancient Greek mythology. Instead of hair, her head is covered with living venomous snakes. According to legend, Medusa was a beautiful mortal who flaunted her good looks even in the face of the great Roman goddess Athena. As punishment for her brazenness Athena plagued Medusa with a hideous appearance and venomous snakes for hair! 😳 The myth was that anyone who looked at Medusa would turn into stone. Medusa was killed by the Greek hero Perseus. Many of my little artists were familiar with her and the legend so they really got into creating her likeness today!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)