In art, it is very common to compare two bodies of work. One example of the comparison of art is the Statue of David by Michelangelo and Donatello. In my paper, I will be comparing the Kroisos and the Kritios Boy. Both of these bodies of work are statues made around the same time period, 480 and 530 BCE. As any normal comparison, both pieces have similarities that are shared and differences that make them unique. With this thinking, let us examine the statues of Kroisos and Kritios Boy. Kouros sculptures were mainly created during the Archaic era, which was during the years of 700-480 BCE. Unlike other sculptures of this time, the statues are of the modern human being and not of a god or authoritative figure. Two sculptures that were created
One major contrast between the two is that in Dillard’s article, the main sculptures created by the Etruscans were the human like figures that stood flat footed as for the in the book Benton and DiYanni wrote on page 131, the twin infants added in the Renaissance actually became the symbol of Rome making the figures less important than what Dillard described them
During the Archaic period, the Greeks started to expand their travels to the Near East and Egypt. Being exposed to the different art and styles, they took it back with them and started to use different materials for the statues. 2. In what ways do the Archaic Greek sculptures resemble the work of the Egyptians?
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is Malcolm Gladwell’s second book. It was first published in 2005 and explores connections between psychological and neurological research and human intuition. Through various anecdotes and detailed examples Gladwell uses Blink to explore how someone’s subconscious affects their decisions. Especially when it comes to quick judgments.
This sculpture is a mixture of female and male traits; its idea is to describe the realism without mythical and big muscles as was found in the Hellenistic period. Donatello’s David shows realism more than it does an ideal condition of man as in the Greek Hellenistic period. There are a few ways to tell. First, David’s skinny body and his arrogant expression reveal a confident man and anon-mythical expression that would not have been made as artwork during the Hellenistic period.
Political figures in art has always been an important part of our history, culture and artistic representation, Roman and Byzantine art is a classic case of these representations. The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius and Justinian as World Conqueror are two examples that demonstrate the power and prestige of these political authorities. First, Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius from the Roman, Italy (173-176 CE) measures 11’6” high, cast in bronze. Secondly, Justinian as World conqueror from Byzantium period measures 13” x 11” entire panel, center panel 7” x 5” and 1” deep. The creator of the equestrian statue is unknown, however, the creator of Justinian’s ivory relief was probably made by the imperial work of Constantinople.
He is a marble statue found in the ruins of the Athenian Acropolis, a bit smaller than life-sized, and is dated at 480 BC, a transitionary period from the Archaic to Early Classical era of Greek art. He is an emerging youth nearing the cusp of puberty, with a weight shift characteristic of this artistic period. Overall, the piece displays an incredible understanding of human physiology, and has moved away from the twisted perspectives and unnatural stiffness of earlier art. An anatomical chain of events occurs with the weight shift, and his overall musculature and skeletal structure are unforced and lifelike. He is the most famous Early Classical statue.
Response Paper 1 Justin Chau For my research paper, I am going to two about two types of art throughout certain time periods in history. What I am going to compare and differentiate are types of art within the Prehistoric time period, and the Roman time period. Within time periods in general, there are artworks that are relevant throughout their existing time period, and picked up later in future generations, where people can learn about their past cultures and various types of art. For the first time period, the Prehistoric period, it includes the Paleolithic culture and its art. It is divided into three parts.
Though they appear to be drastically different, they have some similarities upon further inspection. Menkaure and His Wife is thought to be from the Old Kingdom time period, which was from 2686-2181 BCE. On the other hand, Akhenaten is from the New Kingdom, specifically the Amarna time period, which happened between 1391-1353. Both of the statues were found in Egypt and they have a great many similarities considering they were created many years apart. Both of the statues depict Egyptian kings, or Pharaohs.
Some of the similarities is that they all depict or represent someone and their all powerful rulers. Both “Hatshepsut with Offering Jars” and “Khafre Enthroned” were made during the same era, Ancient Egypt, only one was made in earlier times during that era. They both unlike the stele were made as free standing statues while the stele was a made into a relief illustration. After all, they were all made and served for an important purpose for the owners and the people at that time. Some of their differences includes what they were made out of, the time in which they were made, and their purpose.
Thousands of paintings and sculptures were made in these periods of time. In this essay, I will imagine myself being a curator of an art gallery that has a Greek room, a Roman room, an Early Christian room, a Gothic room, a Renaissance room, and a Baroque room. I will select two pieces for each room and discuss why I would put those paintings and sculptures in each room at the gallery. I will explain two pieces that I would place in the Greek room at the gallery. The first piece is a painting called "Amphora".
David is a topic from the Old Testament, which is widely repeated and done by many artists. David is a story where it shows that not only does strength wins in a battle but also wits. Each artist depicts David in different views and moments, like Michelangelo who is an Italian sculptor painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance, another is Gian Lorenzo Bernini who is an Italian architect and sculptor, and he was credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. Although both artists depicted David, but each one had different style where Bernini’s is more expressive then Michelangelo’s. Looking at both sculptures of David, there are some similarities which can be noticed.
While art varies in many ways, one can also easily identify many similarities between cultures. These similarities and differences have been seen and identified throughout history as art has continued to evolve. Architecture is no different, meaning although two grand structures were built on different sides of the world, similarities can be drawn between them. These similarities are consist of symbolism, architecture, and materials used in the structures. For example, the Hagia Sophia and Charlemagne’s Chapel both share similarities and differences through their histories and the architecture and decorations that make these structures so grand.
Through this essay I will be discussing the comparisons and the contrast between temples in Greek architecture and roman architecture. I will be commenting on the forms, materials, technology and the siting to compare and contrast the architecture of ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Also I will discuss how these points reflect the structure of the Greek and roman societies from which the temples emerged. Greek Architecture There were three main styles in Greek architecture, these styles were called the Doric style, Ionic style and the Corinthian style.
The bust of Commodus is one of the most famous masterpieces of Roman portraiture and depicts the emperor as the reincarnation of the hero Hercules. Commodus is seen wearing the lion 's skin over his head, holding the club in his right hand, and the golden apple of Hesperides in his left hand as a reminder of how he is seen to be as the Greek hero Hercules. Two Amazon women are kneeling on the base beside a globe with the sign of the zodiac. These zodiac signs show important moments in Commodus’s life. On top of the globe is a cornucopia with the Amazon’s shield, one long enough to almost cover his torso.
The style of the building and the purpose it is built give a brief and thoughtful storybook about the culture of the architect as art, generally, and architecture, particularly, is a language itself. Thus, buildings narrate the stories of the people among the history and tell their traditions and habits to the next generation through its design, inscriptions, and details. In this essay, I will discuss how both the style and function of the Greek Parthenon and the Roman Pantheon served as typical examples of their cultures in Athens and ancient Rome. In addition to the similarities and differences between these two cultures through the two buildings. Both the Greek and the Roman architecture inspired the cultures and architects until these days due to the diverse meaning they carry and symbolize in astonishing ways through the different orders, columns, roofs, friezes, and domes.