Each artistic style can be influenced by the previous period of time or the artist’s personal preferences. There are also many similar themes of athletic sculptures that were made in the different periods. In order to understand the similarities and differences in artistic styles and the meaning behind the sculptures, it is helpful to compare works of two periods, the Greek Hellenistic period and the early Italian Renaissance. The two sculptures are Seated Boxer from the Greek Hellenistic period and David by Donatello from the early Italian Renaissance. The meaning behind each sculpture is somewhat different. One reflects Greek idealism while the other one reflects a symbol of civic pride
Where do we go when we die? This question has puzzled people for many of years and still goes on unanswered today. In the short story “Pigeon Feathers,” John Updike explores the answer to this question through the eyes of a young boy named David. Updike utilizes figurative language throughout the story, along with an ominous tone to take the reader through David's quest leading up to his final epiphany.
In the Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated. This painting is obviously a representational artwork, because it clearly depicts an event that could have actually occurred. There is no odd parts or unusual events occurring in the painting that could make it an abstract piece of art.
God is looking upon and reaching to the saint on the cross in the devastating scene. This is a narrative as it is portraying a secular event. Religious paintings are narratives derive from the Holy Bible. People in the painting include a guard, two executioners and other
For many years art has been a method artist 's have used in order to express themselves, and all of their feelings, experiences, and passions. Thus art tells a story, it tells the story of the artist that created it,, which mostly always relates to a vast majority and can be relevant for hundreds, or even thousands of years to come.
Noah’s Ark is an oil on masonite painting done by Aaron Douglas in 1927. The 48 by 36 inches painting is currently on display at The Carl Van Techten Gallery of Fine Arts at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The representational portrait painting shows an outdoors scene. There is a source of light coming from the top right corner. Following down the painting, there is a man at the front of a large boat, pointing to the left. Behind him, another man is holding some instruments. In the background, there are waves of blue. At the left side of the painting, there are lightening bolts. At the bottom left of the painting, there is a board connecting the ground to the boats, allowing some animals to enter. Behind that, there is a person on a ladder, carrying an item on their back.
In the poem “Treblinka Gas Chamber”, by Phyllis Webb and in the TRC’s “The History”, both texts share a common theme of inhumane treatment towards children within certain cultural and ethnical groups. While the two authors explore distinct historical contexts, both texts are centred on racial segregation with nationalistic motives.
The book The Chrysalids is a unique book with suspense, mystery, and different ways of how people view life. With every good book comes a catchy title like “The Chrysalids” but, what does the title mean? How does it relate to the story being told? Personally, I don’t know the meaning of chrysalids although it’s a very interesting word and so simple so it must have some meaning to the book. The book has a very unique storyline with an intriguing title, but what is the true meaning behind the title?
A Christ Figure is a literary character whose actions are homogeneous with that of Jesus Christ. A Separate Peace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Cool Hand Luke are all works that incorporate a Christ Figure as one of their characters. Some of the actions exhibited by these characters include the performing of miracles, a last supper, a death and resurrection, and the betterment of their fellow
In Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin uses the motif of biblical imagery to great affect throughout the story. There are allusions to the garden of Eden in David’s discussion with Jacques (page 25), the symbol of the crucifix in Guillame’s bar (page 39), David’s reference to Judas and the Savior (page 111), and a mention of the walled city of Jericho (page 123). Perhaps most poignant are the names David and Giovanni, harkening back to the books of Samuel, and offering a more hopeful interpretation of Giovanni’s demise. These allusions offer a strong cultural counter point to the presence of homosexuality in Giovanni’s Room and challenge the societal narrative David is surrounded by.
The painting has asymmetrical because the weight on each side is uneven. Mary is much bigger than baby Jesus. The dominate design in the painting would be Mary’s face. Mary’s face is key focus; it draws your attention to see what is next. But, Mary’s hands also take domination because in early painting Mary is barely holding on to Jesus, he is just floating above her lap, but in this painting you can tell the grip Mary has on Jesus. Although Mary’s hand and body itself take up an odd amount of room they help objects such as baby Jesus stand in the painting as well. This painting has a certain movement it creates the gesture of a baby pulling his mother closer to him has he lays his cheek on his mother. The shape used is that of a circular motion. Dieric Bouts create a sense of harmony and wholeness using the same color, skin tone between Mary and Jesus create harmony. You can tell the contrast between the two people Mary symbolizes royalty being the mother of Jesus which, is why she wears blue. Blue symbolizes royalty. Jesus symbolizes purity, which is why he has white on. White is the color of purity. Against Mary and Jesus’ pale skin the makes the color of their clothes pops. Art work has many different moods. The mood of this painting is nurturing and humble. The painting is more life like the any other portrait of Mary and Jesus because Jesus does not have a halo on his head and his
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.
The Tel Dan Stele, or the “House of David” inscription, is a black basalt slab dated to the eighth or ninth century BCE. In 1993, at an excavation directed by Avraham Biran and in the ruin (“tel”) of the city Dan in northern Israel, fragment A of the stele was discovered. A year later, in 1994, fragments B1 and B2 were discovered by Biran and his colleague Joseph Naveh. The inscriptions were written in Aramaic. Although the beginning of the Tel Dan Stele was missing, which would have the name of the king who commissioned the stele, most scholars believe the king was Hazael of Damascus. The stele celebrates his victory over his two southern neighbors: the “king of Israel” and the “king of the House of David.” In the text, the Aramean king states that the god Hadad had made him king and
The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment by Jan van Eyck, was painted around 1435-1440. Jan van Eyck was one of the most celebrated painter of the 15th century in Europe. Jan van Eyck was a Netherlandish painter. Van Eyck was a significant artist during the Northern Renaissance of the fifteenth century. This diptych like most diptych is not large, each panel stands 22 ¼ by 7 ⅔ inches. Jan van Eyck painted Christ’s sacrifice for the salvation of mankind and the Last Judgment.
The artwork I choose for Renaissance was The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. This artwork has been taken from the Italian High Renaissance and it is from the scene from the bible and not forgetting its media is tempera which is famous during the Renaissance period. Why I chose this painting is because it shows linear perspective that is everything is pointing towards the head of Christ. It is also approximately symmetrical balance. It shows that it is roughly balanced on both sides. It shows the usage of warm and cool colors. This is because the usage of red and blue color for the robes of Christ and John, his favorite disciple. Overall, when people see this artwork, they would immediately know that it is from the Renaissance period because of the characteristic. Besides that, I had also chosen one of the most famous painting during the Renaissance period which is the Monalisa also by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Monalisa was painted for the Lisa Antonio Maria Gherardini wife of Francesco del Giacondo who is a rich Florentine silk merchant. In this painting, Leonardo uses the technique of “Sfumato” which is a ‘smokelike’ effect or haziness. It is also an atmospheric perspective view because you can see the background of the mountains and hills. Just like a scenery effect. As in the Renaissance period, the