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    Analyses of the Alexander Mosaic and the Olympia Hermes with Infant Dionysos based on political, socio-economic, and philosophical contexts.

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    I need an artwork analysis criteria. This analysis should be formatted as stated below.
    Analysis #1 - The Alexander Mosaic
    Analysis #2 - Olympia Hermes with Infant Dionysos
    Categorization: Artist name, Title, Date, Medium,Size, Current location
    Environmental Influences: How do the following influence the subject of the artwork, and how and why it was created.
    1. Geographical Location
    2. Time Period
    3. Political and socio-economic structure
    4. Religious beliefs and/or philosophical ideals

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    The Alexander Mosaic:
    Artist name: Philoxenos of Eretria or Helena of Egypt (painter of the original)
    Date: c. 100 BCE (Date of the original painting was c. 315 BCE)
    Medium: Tesserae mosaic (Original medium was a painting)
    Size: 5.82 x 3.13m (19ft x 10ft 3in)
    Current location: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples

    1. Geographical location: The mosaic was originally part of the floor in the House of the Faun at Pompeii, which was the home of a wealthy Roman official. During the Roman Republic, officials revered Alexander the Great for his power and military prowess.
    2. Time period: Philoxenos or Helena produced the original painting approximately eight years after the death of Alexander the Great. By the time a Roman artist produced the mosaic, the Graeco-Roman world was still in the Hellenistic period. Art from this period tends more toward the expressive and dramatic (as opposed to the more austere High Classical period).
    3. Political and socioeconomic structure: At the time, Rome was a republic, in which elected consuls held the most political power. Despite this, they could and often did serve in battle. In the decades before the production of the mosaic, Rome defeated Carthage in the Third Punic War and expanded its power into North Africa. The war ended with the slaughter of all Carthaginian men, the enslavement of the women and children, and the salting of the Carthaginian fields. At the Battle of Issus, ...

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    This outline provides analysis criteria for a Year 1 student needing assistance on the Alexander Mosaic and the Olympia Hermes with Infant Dionysos. The information takes into account how factors such as time period, geographical location, religion, and politics influenced each work of art.