Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, formerly known as Lady Gaga, was born March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, NY. Growing up, she learned classical piano and studied her father’s classical rock albums. Lady GaGa joined and band while attending a prep school which covered songs from pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. She then ventured into the more glam rock and toured in gay clubs until 2008 when she released her first album ‘The fame’. From there Lady GaGa is an international pop star, songwriter and actress known for her self-empowering messages, exotic fashion and live performances.
Mantegna was born in 1431 in a small town called Isola di Carturo, Republic of Venice, close to Padua, which is now Italy today. At the age of eleven, he started to work for a local artist named Squarcione. Mantegna grew up to be a well-known artist who was skilled in having a linear sharpness and thorough attention to detail of his paintings, mostly frescoes, and engravings. Mantegna stands out among Italian Renaissance painters for his complete dedication to classical ancient times. Mantegna was the leading artist of the school of Padua and one of the most famous figures of the Italian Renaissance.
Samba, written by Alma Guillermoprielo, is a fascinating account of the experiences Guillermoprielo went through during Carnival season in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For one year, Alma Guillermoprieto lived in Manguiera, a village near Rio de Janeiro, to experience the samba lifestyle. Her exploration was to find the meaning, history, and spirituality that drives samba. In order to explore this new culture, Guillermoprieto joins a local samba school, Mangueira, to see first hand what samba is. After gaining the trust from the locals, Guillermoprieto is able to get first hand accounts of how samba started, the beliefs that drive samba, and the process behind Carnival.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti is an artist, who has hugely influenced the world’s history of art, depicting in his painting “Beata Beatrix” the issue topical both to him and the time he was living in. He questions the way the love was chanted by his predecessors and clearly states, “the love is what moves the sun and the light”. This paper will provide the analysis of the most quintessential painting of Rossetti, with the regards to its hidden symbolism and historico-cultural meaning. The multi-talented, temperamental like the Italian and dreamy like the English, Rossetti, being 18-year-old, became the head of "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood", the members of which were inherently romantic. Together with William Holman Hunt, Millais, noticing blind imitation
The advertisement presented on the previous page depicts female perfume called Lady Gaga Fame, advertised as the first ever black eau de perfume. Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter and actress known for her outrageous and unique style. Building on personal music and TV success, she is also a businesswoman owning a small-scale line of perfumes and colognes under the Coty Consumer Beauty holding. The advertisement was created by Stardust Visions advertising company in Beverly Hills, CA, USA, in the year of 2012. The poster depicts the famous singer laying in a very suggestive position, being almost completely exposed to the viewer.
After awhile of people dismissing and ignoring Bandinelli’s small wax sculptures, he finally had enough of it and started to put less time on his small structures and began to try and build gargantuan sculptures so that people would actually look twice at his work and realize that he was a very talented artist. Baccio specialized in making these huge sculptures for powerful families like the Medicis or the duke of Tuscany’s family. One of Bandinelli’s best works of art was Hercules and Cacus, which was supposed to be created by Michelangelo, but he was busy working on the medici chapel so Baccio got to do
Introduction: “ It is pretty smart to be the Greta Garbo of fashion, and by not showing his identity, I think that Martin Margiela became more exciting, people wondered what he was like. There was a mystery that surrounded him” (Menkes, The artist is absent, 2015) Martin Margiela a man often referred to as “invisible," seems to have shifted the rules of fashion by positioning the spotlight on the clothes themselves. Although today this might seem as an intelligent marketing strategy, the designers’ intentions were profound and no further did he think this would revolutionise the fashion platform at the time. However his anonymity was held hand in hand with his method of designing, known as “recovery and recycling”, which in the 1980’s seemed shocking and provocative. Martin Margiela, now often mentioned as the man who made deconstruction in clothes believable, derived from the force of taking an anonymous but existing piece of clothing and reworking it into a new concept, somehow interpreted as intellectual, as said by Margiela himself.
History of the Statue/Narrative Story of the Content: Giambologna was commissioned to create a piece for the Loggia, or open-air gallery, by the Grand Duke Francesco de’ Medici in 1574. Giambologna's third major work, it is perceived to be one of the greatest sculptures ever. It represented the climax of his career as a figure sculptor, uniting three figures into a single spiral composition. The actual theme of the finished statue was not determined until shortly before its installation in the Loggia dei Lanzi, in the centre of Florence. It was then that Giambologna finally decided that it should illustrate the legendary "Rape of the Sabines", an event from early Roman mythology, when Romulus and his male followers were anxiously seeking wives
In the twentieth century Cristobel Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential designers of the time. Balenciaga was born in a small fishing village in Guetaria, Spain on January 21st, 1895 from which he was influenced heavily by in his designs (Charleston, 2004). His mother was a seamstress whom he worked alongside for many years, this launched his career when he began through this working specifically for Marquesa de Casa Torres the most influential women in his village (Charleston, 2004). Marquesa became his first main client, she even sent him to Madrid for formal training in tailoring (Charleston, 2004). Balenciaga spent nineteen years in Spain before he moved to Paris due to the civil war of 1936 (Menkes, 2011).
3.3 Leading The founder of ZARA, Amancio Ortega is known for his leadership skills as that has contributed a big part to his success. His success depicts a leader with a strong vision and is clear about their purposes at all times. It is said that he was an autocratic leader first where the concentration of power was focused on him. But once his business ascended, and his reputation became superior, his leadership style transformed to a democratic way of leadership. ("Ortega 's Leadership Style") Apart from the CEO and different departments at the headquarters, regional managers were empowered to manage the store in their respective areas.