The extension appears to have no blunt ends and can be described as large swirls that represent the clouds in a storm or streams of water. The extension has remnants of its once vibrant blue paint still intact on the left side of the piece. If the statue is viewed directly from the front the extension appears as a thin column of rectangles stacked along the middle of the nose. However, from the side the protruding nature of the extension are apparent if observed from various standing angles. The extension flows seamlessly with the accompanying statue elements due to the it’s smoothness and overall
In our modern culture we memorialize a lot of things. Things like the achievements of great thinkers from the past such as Martin Luther King Jr. and the founding fathers. Other things that we memorialize are the wars that we have fought in the past, honoring those that fought in them. All of the previously mentioned things are put on a wall, given their own special place, or they have a statue made of them. These things are great and they show that those people did a great thing in their life but let’s be honest, we need to cut it back a little bit.
Monuments that are constructed in order to give commendation to people, places, or events are located all over the globe. It is very possible for someone to find a few in their very own town. Although there may be negative controversy on certain monuments, many throughout the world have changed individual’s lives tremendously in a beneficial way. One monument in particular has stood tall through it all and has had so much positive effect on millions of people from the beginning of time. One hundred and thirty years later this monument continues to impact people’s lives from all over the world.
Public space is a shared landscape that all citizens have the potential to encounter. These areas, especially in major cities like Philadelphia, are saturated with statues depicting historical figures and a variety of artwork. Memorials are also included in this public area and become a representation of a certain memory for the public to share. When conflicts occur, such as a major war, more than just the government and the military are involved. A nations economy is torn apart, and certain industries and their materials become focused on the war effort. Regular citizens are divided amongst a variety of conflicting ideologies concerning the war, and the entire public is usually aware of these events taking place. In order to commemorate the
For many years people have been arguing whether certain controversial monuments, such as statues, should be destroyed or removed. A common type of monuments in this situation are the Confederacy monuments. These are various statues across the US which honor Confederate leaders or “heroes”. Many see these offensive since those people basically oppressed African Americans for years and were fighting to keep doing so. Some argue that the monuments should not be damaged or tampered with anyway since, even though the person might not have been the best, it is a historical artifact which therefore, should be preserved. The conflict surrounds whether the monuments should be destroyed, stored (in a museum etc), or left to remain. Personally, I believe that monuments, if historical, should not be damaged in anyway, but left to remain, or in specific occasions, preserved in a museum.
The need to memorialize events or people is complex; in some cases, monuments honor moments of great achievement, while in other cases, monuments pay homage to deep sacrifice. A monument 's size, location, and materials are all considerations in planning and creating a memorial to the past. In any case, the need to honor or pay homage to a specific person or event is prevalent within society. A monument has to mean something to the society it is place in. The location of a monument is perhaps the most important aspect of creating a successful monument to honor and show respect to a person or event. Kirk Savage suggests in Source A (Savage), “The public monument speaks to a deep need for attachment that can be met only in a real place, where
Reconstruction and the Myth of the Lost Cause has been misinterpreted and in some cases, not even taught by most teachers. Reconstruction failures have affected “race relations” throughout the United States. Eric Foner said “ Today’s scholars believe that if the era was “tragic,” it was not because Reconstruction was attempted but because it failed.” Students throughout the United States need to be educated on the importance of Reconstruction and The Myth of the Lost Cause. Also, the Confederate monuments can relate back to the failure of Reconstruction and the Myth of the Lost Cause.
Presidents are the leaders that shape our country. Especially America's first five Presidents, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Jackson, all helped shape our country to be what it is today. One of the most influential President from these five is George Washington. Washington had great accomplishments including being a groundbreaking president, ending the Whiskey Rebellion and the Neutrality Proclamation. Being the first, he set the bar high.
In The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin employs rhetorical devices in order to elucidate, the gross cost of the Vietnam Conflict in U.S. lives.
In the news today, a continual debate can be found about the significance of Confederate monuments and if they should remain or be removed. Confederate monuments that have been erected throughout the U.S. should be kept because of the preservation of America’s history. For instance, in the article, The Unbearable Lightness of Confederate-Statue Removal, the author lists how slaveholder monuments aren’t the only statues being vandalized, but the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Rushmore are other symbols of U.S. history that some believe need to “blow up” (Murdock). Every historical symbol can have both people who appreciate it and who oppose it. That doesn’t mean that we should tear down all symbols, but symbols in appropriate context lead to better
What do you think about Confederate Statues? Should cities and governments be allowed to take these statues down? The city of New Orleans had this problem. Many people were for taking the statue down and many against taking it down. The statue should be taken down seeing that as, the statues are an inaccurate representation of our past, many people don’t want to look in the past, and this statue didn’t honor the hero, but honored a killer instead.
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. The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius and Justinian as World Conqueror both depict the power, prestige and clemency of a political figures. Yet, both are distinct in their artistic representation which I’ll discuss below.
There are many monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. , 8 of which I chose the Lincoln Memorial/Monument. I chose this sight because personally I think it’s a very cool/beautiful place to go see. I think this because of the research you can do on it and find cool facts on it. I also think this because of the view at the top where Lincoln is sitting. If you go to the top where he is sitting you can see that it overlooks the reflecting pool and you also can see the Washington Monument. This monument commemorates Abraham Lincoln and how he was the 16th president. It also commemorates him because of how he took risks and steps to reaching his goal, ending slavery.
Monuments and memorials have been created to commemorate those who have died in wars, assassinations, terrorist attacks, and even natural causes. Communities, states, and countries throughout the world would create these open memorials of those who have died during these historic events. A monument is a type of structure that was created to commemorate a person or important event, similarly, a memorial is an object which serves in memory of something or someone. Monuments and memorials are created and exist with intent of “fixing history”, according to Michael Rowlands and Christopher Tilly (500). This is why we create memorials; so future generations will understand and recognize the sacrifices and struggles of those who had been killed or
Michelangelo famously carved many sculptures throughout his lifetime. One of his most famous pieces is the Rome Pietà. The French cardinal Jean de Bilhères Lagraulas commissioned Michelangelo to carve a memorial piece for his own burial in 1497 (Wallace, 243). The Pietà is currently on display in St. Peter’s Basilica on a pedestal as an altarpiece. William Wallace’s article “Michelangelo’s Rome Pietà: Altarpiece or Grave Memorial?” discusses whether the Pietà should be viewed as an elevated altarpiece or at eye level as a memorial through historical context and the intention of how the work was made to be viewed by an audience. The Rome Pietà should be moved to ground level as it was meant to be viewed when Michelangelo carved the piece.