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Museum Extra Credit Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. Many types of art, even if from different eras, can be not only different but also very similar. By going to a museum and learning about all the different types of art, you realize how different pieces of art can have a lot in common. I decided to visit both the Getty Villa and the Getty center museums to learn more about the artwork that we learned about in class. I went to the Getty Villa to find my work of art during the Neolithic era and I went to the Getty Center to find art from the Roman Imperial era. Both museums were very interesting and it was hard for me to pick just one piece of artwork, one from both eras. I found the pottery and pots the most interesting so I decided to learn about the beautiful pots in more detail. They were so similar and different in so many ways. One vessel that I found to be very interesting is from the Heliolithic era and is titled “Flask Shaped as the Head of Bacchus”. It is a very beautiful vessel. The flask is made of glass and had a very detailed design on it. It had a crown of ivy leaves, which identifies the head of Bacchus. Bacchus is also referred to Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. The god and his followers were often depicted with ivy, alluding to the deity’s close association with wine and fertility. This flask was created by molten glass into a mold. This is a technique frequently used in the Roman period to produce large quantities of identical vessels. I found the design of this vessel to be very interesting, which is why I chose tow rite about it. The way they designed it to look like the head of Bacchus is very fascinating. They use the flask to pour wine and other alcoholic beverages into, with it being the god of…...

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