It is easily one of his most famous paintings. Klimt hoped his art would symbolize something beyond what shows on the canvas, and in this painting he wanted to symbolize love and not only the power of it, but also the way that it can go as far as consume the subjects identities under it’s hold. The exaggerated amount used of gold leaf is the most obvious aspect in the painting and it clearly shows the inspiration of ancient byzantine art and the golden mosaics. The subject of the painting is exactly what the title implies, a kiss between a male and a female. What’s most captivating in this painting is not all the gold but rather the subtle details Klimt has included with great attention to them.
Our Blessed Lady appeared to Juan Diego, an Aztec Indian (canonized on July 31, 2002, as Saint Juan Diego by Pope John Paul II). While on his way to attend mass he heard sounds of chirping birds and beautiful music, wondering where it was coming from and its meaning. Then he heard a voice calling him. There she revealed herself to him as "the Ever Virgin Mother of the True God," and made known her desire that a Shrine be built there to bear witness to her love, her compassion, and her protection. She sent him to Bishop Juan de Zumarraga in Mexico City to request her great desire.
Cedar can often represent immortality because it doesn’t decay and it is very hard to break. It is also prized by the gods and humans alike because of the fragrant scent and if you were to obtain one, it would show wealth, and strength. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Lady Ishtar descends from the heavens after Gilgamesh and Enkidu conquered Humaba, she demanded Gilgamesh to be her lover. She then says as a promise to Gilgamesh, “You shall enter our house beneath the fragrance of cedars”
They especially alluded to the bible and ancient Greece and Rome. Allusions helped the readers understand the poet’s message. Alexander Pope’s poem, Rape of the Lock alluded to the Odyssey by Homer. Neoclassical painters such as Jacques-Louis David used mythology and legends in their paintings. David painted Napoleon on top of a white stallion, signifying the magnificence of ancient Rome.
The story goes that on December 8th, 1534, on a hill next to Mexico City, a figure showed itself to the indigenous boy Juan Diego (Peterson, Virgin 39) The figure spoke in the boy’s native language, Nahuatl, and asked for a church to be built in her honor on the exact same spot (Peterson, Virgin 39). Almost five centuries later someone who travels to Mexico will not only find a basilica built in the name of the Virgin of Guadalupe, but will encounter thousands of images and representations of her throughout the whole of the nation. What is now known as Mexico’ mother of the nation’ is a dynamic icon that has been reinterpreted many times throughout Mexican history (King 1-9). In this thesis I will investigate and analyze representations of
In the photo the massive statue of the white Buddha represents enlightenment, harmony, and purity (Heim 367). It is the most prominent object in the photo, making the overall photo about Buddhism. In addition to the Buddha statue, the concrete stand that is covered with lotus flowers represents fortune and beauty, since the lotus flowers are pink (St John 562). In Vietnam the three different colors of the lotus flower each represents a different meaning: red represents beauty; pink represents history; white represents purity (St John 562). The enlarge incense pot represents the ritual of the Vietnamese culture in honoring the gods and the dead (Heim 367).
The other conquest film is about the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and more specifically the indigenous Aztec people. However, the film is less focused on the physical conquest of the land and more focused on the conquest made by the catholic church. In other words, the film is more focused on the spiritual conquest of the Amerindians. The films main focus is on Friar Diego whose main mission is to convert the uncivilized Amerindians into civilized Christians. The main character is an Aztec man named Topilzin who is supposedly the son of the great Aztec leader Montezuma.
I decided to utilize the Gero Crucifix, this basically represents the crucifixion of Jesus in a life size scale and also made out of gold. It is very interesting the design and style that this particular artwork showcases, I like the idea of utilizing gold for its creation, not only because of the color but also because we have always seen gold as something almost very strange to have in our possession because of its money value; therefore, I think gold is a material that we could consider almost godly or magic, almost like diamond or emerald, and this potentially creates a strong connection with this particular piece of artwork because it is certainly related to Jesus and religion itself, which, most of the times makes us relate any artwork
King Edward VI did away with all the catholic statues, stained glass in the churches and introduce the common book of prayer. After King Edward died at age 15, his half sister, how was a diehard catholic, mary, took the throne (Life in Elizabethan days: 148). When Mary took throne, she was devoted to restoring catholicism in England(Life in Elizabethan days: 148). Mary burned over 300 protestant heretics and heresy, she also believed anyone believing or practicing any religion other than the one recognized by the crown was related to treason. After Mary, her sister Elizabeth took throne.