Donatello St. George Analysis

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Donatello’s St. George was chosen as an influence for the posing of the figures because, like Michelangelo’s David, Donatello’s St. George is a figure associated with heroism and steadfastness in Florentine culture (“Donatello’s St. George”). Form Wise the St. George stands tall and ready with his body slightly turned and jutting out from its alcove. This gives him the appearance of being ready to strike at any time while still having a calm air about him. Taking these aspects and imbuing them to the statues for this memorial would help to add a strong sense of history and heroism to the monument. Also adding heroic looking figures to the memorial would aid in creating a “heroic representation” in the minds of those who visit these memorials. Thus helping the forgotten heroes to become exemplars for people to look up to (Cubitt 2). Visually, as one moves up from the main portion of the statue there will be a…show more content…
These cities include Washington D.C., London, Paris, Moscow, Warsaw, and Rome. The capitals of these countries were chosen because they are often highly traveled areas by both citizens and tourists, thus allowing the monuments to receive a lot of exposure, while also allowing the populous to have easy access to the locations. Within these cities the hope would be that the memorial spaces would be constructed inside a park space or natural area in order to combine landscape and memory. The natural space would hopefully provide a quiet area for reflection and communication outside of the hustle of the city, while also allowing the monument to stand out within its surroundings. This affect would be somewhat similar to the 9/11 memorial in New York, where trees are used to help create a barrier from the city that filters noise and light so the memorial space becomes a separate entity from the city itself (Sturken
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