It wasn’t until an assignment in this Humanities course required an analysis of sculpture that I actually viewed sculpture contemplatively. I chose Michelangelo’s sculpture of David not only because it is a renowned carving from the Renaissance period, but because of the heroism that is represented in the various elements chiseled in the marble. David’s muscular physique, curved stance, enlarged right hand, and furrowed brow are indicative of faith, determination, and bravery. In the bible story, “David and Goliath”, David was a young boy who volunteered to fight the giant warrior Goliath. He used his sling shot, a stone, and his faith in God to defeat the mighty giant and become a hero to the Israelites which Michelangelo adeptly captured.
The marble block had been sitting in the courtyard of the Opera di Duomo for over 20 years. Michelangelo 's David is a figure of a boy with short hair, but in a more masculine portrayal. It shows David before the battle. The David of Michelangelo is a nude boy in a very muscular shape. It shows his veins in his arms and hands.
The concept of this paper is to provide an analytical view of the various artistic influences that are present in Prometheus Bound (fig. 1) by Rubens, and how Rubens individual artistic style continued on to influence proceeding artists. This will be achieved through the comparison of Rubens work with that of other masters of his past and present time such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Titian, Jordaens, and Rembrandt. Prometheus Bound was painted after Rubens had moved back to Antwerp, during a short stylistic change in his career from 1608-1612 that was characterized by a strong contrast between light and dark. This phase of Rubens work was influenced by Caravaggio’s strong use of chiaroscuro and Michelangelo’s muscular figures that appeared
1. The artist Donatello molded a figure of David, the figure stands at 158 cm tall. It is currently on display in Florence, Italy and the medium used is bronze. The second figure was created by Michelangelo, the figure stands at 13’5″ tall and was carved from a single rectangular piece of marble. It is currently on display inside the Accademia Museum in Florence.
According to the Met, the Seated Statue of Gudea "belongs to a series of diorite statues commissioned by Gudea, who devoted his energies to rebuilding the great temples of Lagash and installing statues of himself in them" and stems from a culture "pervaded by a sense of pious reserve and serenity" ("Statue of Gudea", n.d.). This was clearly a work of art made for the purpose of leaving a legacy for the man who had the statue of himself
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.
When comparing Cimabue’s Enthroned Madonna and Child and Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna, one would find that even though the paintings are of the same thing, they have many differences. Cimabue painted Enthroned Madonna and Child in c. 1285 which falls in the late medieval times. However twenty years later, Giotto’s
In contrast the Washington portrait sets a more cheerful tone juxtaposed to the Clemente portrait. Finally, in the Washington portrait everyone’s clothes and furniture are matching which gives the painting a more unison look. However, in the Clemente painting the colors don 't match as much, which makes the painting look divided. Clearly there are stronger similarities in the two paintings.
This means that they can be viewed from all angles and are not attached to the a background (135). In both sculptures there are some very interesting disproportions. Both sculptures depict Mary larger than her son. In Michelangelo's sculpture specifically the way he sculpted her was to symbolized different things.
Donatello’s David (Fig 1) could be classified as a sculpture of Florentine early Renaissance. In that era, art followed a rejuvenation of classical subjects, forms and principles. Sculpture kept its roots in the Greek or Etruscan and Roman models, yet simultaneously, evolved with influences of German, Lombard and Frankish origins. The poised but provocative demeanor and the sensual surface sheen of the bronze emit an image of being physically delicate and effeminate, reminiscent of the sensuous beauty of gods in Greek sculpture.
First, let me introduce you a little bit about the purpose and representation of the David statue. David is one of the greatest statues ever created during Italy Renaissance. Michelangelo’s David sculpted from marble, and the height of figure is approximately 14'3'' tall. David figure is very important for Florence people because his statue is symbolized the liberty and freedom of their republican ideals. Michelangelo created the David statue by provide the statue the most powerful expression in term of the of David is the hero of Florence
Introduction At first, Art was not my favorite road to be on, but until the time I got to the Art appreciation class. I realized that I was blind for the moment because in the community that I live on has no interest on Art so do I. In this assignment, I had to choose two art works to compare between them in many ways. I chose two great ones to compare and contrast from my lecture textbook and I had to visit Indianapolis Museum of Art for another one. It was not easy to visit an art museum for the first time to choose your project second half.
Bernini had the type of style that other sculptors wanted to try and tackle, especially his rivals like Algardi and Finelli. Others have tried to do copy his caricature approach, but none have been able to capture the emotional moments in the same way that Bernini can. Bernini’s portrait of Costanza Buonarelli was one of the first intimate portraits of a woman, that depicted the sitter in “a storm of passion. ”The portrait illustrated her right before or after a sexual encounter, which was unheard of at this time and was repeated by Bernini years later in the Ecstasy of St. Teresa. Gian Lorenzo Bernini puts most of his concentration to the face of his sculptures which is very different from that of Algardi and especially Finelli, who failed to put slim to none detail to face and expression of their portraits.
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.