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Architecture And Burials In The Maya Aztec
1,196 wordsPlundering and carnage were the overlying results of the Spanish conquest of MesoAmerica beginning in 1519. The ensuing years brought many new "visitors, " mostly laymen or officials in search of wealth, though the Christianity toting priest was ever present. Occasionally a man from any of these classes, though mainly priests would be so in awe of the civilization they were single handedly massacring that they began to observe and document things such as everyday life, religious rituals, economi...
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Louis Isadore Kahn And The Salk Institute
767 wordsStanding alone against the endless blue sea, the Salk Institute by Louis I. Kahn is one of a kind. "Louis Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies on the Pacific coast near La Jolla aspires within its own spirit to an order achieved through clarity, definition, and consistency of application" (Heyer 195). To many, this magnificent structure may seem out of place, but it works well with the surrounding environment because of the spatial continuity that it possesses. The relation to the site, ...
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Two Periods Of Buddhist Art In India
1,506 words... 40) has earned the title of the golden age of India as it was a period of great military strength, wealth and prosperity, and a period where the arts and sciences flourished. Historical background of a dynasty is always important in discussing art, however the historical background of the Gupta period will not be discussed in detail because it is not directly related to the thesis. My discussion of Gupta art deals mainly with the latter developments of the 5 th and 6 th centuries. However, i...
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Late Nineteenth Century Thames And Hudson
1,715 words... the others, it is a very 'real' expression, she looks tired, disinterested, possibly she has had a very hard day before she went out to socialise. Manet depicted other social activities of the people of Paris. Manet loved painting any fun activity where crowds of people gather. An early painting where horses rush straight at the viewer while crowds of people watch on both sides is Racing at Longchamp, showing a popular social activity at the time. He depicted people skating in the aptly name...
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Thames And Hudson Chartres Cathedral
1,709 words... furrier making a cloak with some assistants (Fig. 8); lastly on the bottom 'petal' of the miracles of Mary window, two butchers cut meat for a customer (Fig. 9) Secular glass windows showing the trade of the donors were also complimented by the use of some secular sculptures on the outside of the cathedral. Sculptures at the cathedral included not only religious images, but also images of kings and queens. The sculptures on the west facade depict Christ's ascension into heaven, episode from ...
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Gods And Goddesses United States Of America
1,008 words... e very explicit in their descriptions of gods and goddesses. Some major Graeco-Roman authors include Caesar, Strabo, Pomporius Mela, Pliny, Athenaeus, Tacitus, Dio Cassius, Diodorus Siculus, Ammianus Marcellinus and Lucan. 7 Although this evidence carries more weight with its detailed inscriptions and manuscripts, these classical writers could have held biases spurred by personal beliefs. We have to take into account that these works are not necessarily factual recordings; they were not desi...
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Important To Note Thames And Hudson
2,234 wordsIn early Buddhist art, the Buddha was merely symbolized by a wheel, a bodhi tree, or a stupa. Not until the Kushan period [AD 50 - 250 ], during the reign of Kanishka I, was the historic Buddha represented in human form. The creation of a Buddha image in human form corresponded to the theological changes influenced by Mahayana Buddhism taking place in the religion. Two distinct styles of sculpture emerged during the Kushan period, one associated with the region of Gandhara and the other with the...
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Thames And Hudson Female Gender
1,996 wordsIS A GOD A FEMALE How hard would it be for religious society today to accept that the Great being worshipped is not male, but female? As difficult as one can imagine for people to see God as a woman this does not seem the way it should be. After all, it is the female gender that carries and delivers each and everyone of us. So exists the mystery of why anyone should have trouble understanding, believing and finally accepting that at one point in time, many years ago, women were the ones that wer...
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Game Was Played Including But Not Limited
2,628 wordsThe Maya called it Pok-ta-pok. The Aztec called it Tlachtli. In Puerto Rico it was called Based. Though may cultures had it, and although they called it different things it was still the ball game. It is difficult to tell exactly what the Mesoamerican ball game was. Of course it was a game played with a rubber ball that weighed any where from six to ten pounds. The object of the game was to score points, more points than your opponent. The players had to bounce the ball to the place to score poi...
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