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Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1,316 wordsDuring my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I observed many interesting paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The two exhibits I chose to do my report on were Anonymous Official, from the thirteenth dynasty in Egypt, (1783 B. C. ), and Head from a Herm from the early Greek civilization, (first quarter of the fifth century). (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, Howard, pg. 306) I chose these two particular exhibits because of their faces. The way the human face is portrayed is an excellen...
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20 Th Century African Art
1,045 wordsAfrican Art does not have specific date to which it evolved because most early African Art was carved in wood, which perished quickly. This is why most art dates from the 19 th and early 20 th century. Many 20 th century artists admired and collected pieces of African Art. They enjoyed the bold color, expression, and form that produced a new beginning in art history. African Art was mostly dedicated to life affirming activities such as healing, pleasure, protection, and transformation. The first...
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Pop Art Eye Catching
1,693 wordsAmerican Pop Art was born of the newly found self-confidence with which American art had asserted itself. The subject matter which provided the initial impulse was the cultural concept of Americanism itself: the idea of progress, the media industry sensation, and the relative boom of stardom and cultural icons in Hollywood. The birth place of these new phenomena seems to have its roots in the city of New York, the so called cultural center of the USA. In the relative upheavals of the forties and...
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Body Of Christ Neo Classicism
1,216 wordsDescent from the Cross Giovanni Battista Pittoni Descent from the Cross by Giovanni Battista Pittoni, oil on canvas, circa 1750 is now exhibited at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, and Gospel of Luke, descent from the Cross took place in the evening. They also illustrate how Joseph of Arimathaea, a wealthy disciple wrapped Christs body in linen. According to John, however, the Gospel did not mention the time of day. He also wrote that Jos...
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Art History The Pyramid Of Cheops
1,456 wordsArt History The Pyramid of Cheops Introduction In this art history assignment, the writer is portraying (himself / herself ) as one of the Viziers of the Pharaohnic King Khufu who has been assigned to undertake the prestigious project of building a pyramid which will help the Kings soul to rise into the heavens and take his divine ordained place among the Gods after his death. This project in the reign of the present ruling King of Egypt is going to be the largest project in the history of manki...
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Good And Evil Groups Of People
736 wordsParting of Lot and Abraham, Mosaic in the Nave Arcade, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we [be] brethren. [Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me... Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dweller in the land of Canaan, and Lot dweller in the ...
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Romantic Period Visual Arts
1,601 wordsBaroque's Art Sites Art History Resources web This page is an art history page of a large site created by Dr. Christopher Witcomb: web The larger site covers the whole range of art history. I cannot begin to describe what is available on this site, which must have been a huge work of love. The site includes high resolution photos of sculptures, paintings and other visual arts as well as architecture, photography, textiles, icons and even comic book art. Virtually every visual art is represented ...
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Publishing Company Art History
1,167 wordsThe Difference in the Plans of Greek Cross and Latin Cross Latin Cross is traditional cross we see every day on the most churches. When looking at Latin Cross, it resembles a man standing with his arms outstretched. Anchor Cross Many early Christians saw the anchor as a disguised form of the cross. It came from words of St. Paul to the Hebrews, We have this as a sure and stead fast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner shrine. Those words caused the symbol of hope to take on the ...
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John The Baptist Art History
1,093 wordsArt history Caravaggio Stephanie Jacobs Art history 415 A Julie Plan 11 / 13 / 00 Rough Draft Caravaggio Michelangelo Mesh was born at Caravaggio in Lombardy on September 28, 1573. His childhood was lived in a quite atmosphere in the small town located between Brescia and Milan. Caravaggio became orphaned at a very young age, and coincidentally was sent to Milan to study painting. This is where his career started. During the Eighteen years between his arrival in Rome and his death, Caravaggio en...
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Ahead Of His Time Facial Expressions
2,092 wordsDonatello was quoted saying? I was the first revolutionary. I was creating a new kind of sculpture before the others were even born? (web). Donatello was wise beyond his years. Little did he know that he was so right. He had many of breakthroughs in marble, bronze, and wood sculpture, including the first male nude since the Romans and the very first equestrian (horse and rider) statue. Donatello can be considered a genius. He rediscovered the classical past and at the same time he took sculpting...
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Essay Exams Art History Writing
436 wordsEmily Gillette DVWR 101. 004 Professor Bull September 22, 2000 Growth in Writing Writing is one of my favorite things to do. Expressing yourself is so much easier when given time to think about what needs to be said. I would like to believe that I have a very rich writing history. I keep a journal of all my daily events. I also keep a book close by so if I think of any poems I can write them down right away. My favorite piece of writing was a story that I wrote in my first semester English class...
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Rolling Stone Quot O
2,255 wordsOverview Laurie Anderson earned an international reputation as a high-tech magician of multi-media performance art. Her legendary shows, combining computer synthesized music, videos, slides, and provocative monologues, have challenged and delighted audiences for over twenty years. A self-described " story-teller, " Andersons art stems from a deeply personal vision. Once the lenfant terrible of New Yorks avante-garde, Anderson has evolved into a kind of electronic folk artist; an urbane...
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Body Of Christ Art Work
621 wordsMaria Luisa Garza-Valdez Art History II Spring? 98 Museum Project Man of Sorrows In my last visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, I really enjoyed the marvelous feeling of being surrounded by great art work. I focused on The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain exhibition. This exhibition has been on display since December 21, 1997, and will end April 12, 1998. This exhibition is the life of Jesus Christ and the significance of his body in religious practice has influenced Western art a...
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Religious Studies Van Eyck
2,786 wordsThe Division of Religion With Signs Following Victor E. Taylor York College of Pennsylvania. We know what has happened to an activity like religion that has not been able to avail itself of Kantian immanent criticism in order to justify itself. At first glance the arts might seem to have been in a situation like religion s. Having been denied by the Enlightenment all the tasks they could take seriously, they looked as though they were going to be assimilated to entertainment pure and simple, and...
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