She seems to be wearing all royal clothing while also looking downward in a prayer stance. Behind her, there seems to be sun shining as she is holding her stance. The imagery in of this painting holds more meaning towards the ancestors of the people who witnessed The Virgin of Guadalupe. The sun and moon were both gods at the time of Aztec civilization. They held so much power to that civilization which could be shown in this picture to mean that they are now subservient to the new priestess, which means they are under God.
Since having two faces isn’t common, it, in combination with the hair, becomes the focal point of the sculpture. The scale of this sculpture is miniature reaching only 9.5 cm. The small size of the sculpture makes the intricacy of the sculpture all the more
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.
People usually that a lot of the Native American people dressed the same, but in reality, it was all different. It all depended on what resources they had, the weather and temperature in that area, and their tribe’s specific culture. One thing that was different for every tribe clothing wise were their headdresses. Now, the Native Americans had many different types of headdresses, and they weren’t all just tall feathers stuck to a head band, they all had different meanings to go along with it. Saying this, there is a headdress that does look similar to that description, and it is simply called the feather headdress.
The Aztecs held multiple ceremonies and festivals to honor their gods. Their most important gods were Tlaloc, the rain god, Quetzalcoatl, the serpent god, and Huitzilopochtli the god of sun and war. Since the Aztecs believed in reincarnation, they held elaborate ceremonies for the dead. They also held ceremonies at the end of one age in history. They divided history into ages of fifty-two
The book “The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change” written by Tim Flanner pertains to predicting the global warming consequence on earth and species. In chapter 9, the unraveling world, the author talks about global warming and how it can have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on our lives. He points out the substantial and rapid change of the climate and its connection with the effects of El Nino and La Nina are also uncovered. Climate change can be a major contributor as to where species live and how they interact. The changes can also be observed by the changing migration patterns of these species. Moreover, the unexpected changes in climate can also bring about a shift in the behaviour of species such as insects, butterflies, birds, caterpillars, frogs and possums. The author illustrates an example of how in northern Mexico and southern California the increased temperature has caused the plant on which caterpillars feed to wilt earlier which eventually cause larvae to starve.
The author mentions in his book that this sculpture represents The Mayans ideal of beauty and perfection, with its lively features, as a perfect description of its magnificence, and components noticeably in Maya workmanship during the Classic period 200 BC - AD 900. He embodies the horticultural cycle which is associated to the abundance of wealth and thriving. In this figure his hair is the silk of the cob and his hat is an adapted ear of corn. The sculpture was created in Copan, Honduras and it is made of limestone. Its dimensions are 89 cm height, 56.5 cm width and 30 cm depth.
The third piece of Art I exhibited was the Olmec Mask. The Olmec mask is found in the Museum of the Templo Mayor, at the main Aztec temple in current day Mexico City. Also, the olmec mask is a small, green, and stone sculpture face. It exhibits several character traits that were common to the Olmec people. It is made out of stone, and appears to have a greenish faint to it.
Human sacrifice to gods and tale-telling to people were two components that summarized and showed the religious admiration to their gods in the Aztec culture, and are shown repeatedly in the key art pieces including the Templo Mayor, the Calendar Stone and the Coyolxauhqui Stone. Human sacrifice was seen as a crucial behavior to give offering to god in exchange of the god’s protection to the Aztec society, and this idea is illustrated in both Templo Mayor and the Coyolxauhqui Stone. The sacred Templo Mayor was viewed and honored as a main temple to perform Aztec’s main religious ritual, to dedicate the deities of both the god of warfare Huizilopotchli and the god of rain Tlaloc. And the practice of sacrificing was seen through the sacrificial stone in the center
Typical features include single-story structures with flat roofs, talud-tablero style. Obsidian and volcanic stone were used to build the structures. Volcano’s and caves were the door to their sacred culture. The Pyramid of the Sun is one of the largest structures in of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and built over the multi-chambered cave that may have first inspired the religious practice and order of Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan structures formed specific backgrounds for rituals and public events.
The state of Missouri has plenty of musical artists to be proud of with jazz innovator Charlie Parker from Kansas City and legendary rocker Chuck Berry from St. Louis. The Rainmakers are an original rock band from Kansas City. They came out with a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the U.S. and Europe.
Tobe, Utah is a beautiful country town full of local farmers and ranchers; the town was so beautiful it started to attract an abundance of wealthy, middle-aged people, that wanted a serene vacation spot. Soon, new residences popped up all over the town. Susan was a bratty rich girl who was twenty-six years old and still living with her parents, which buy everything for her, to move to this town in hopes of starting a new life.
On our field trip to the Getty villa this semester, we had to choose an art piece that stood out to us among the many there. The task at hand seemed easier than it was, as there were many art pieces that held my attention. One thing I kept in mind was that many of the Greek art pieces were either recovered from the bottom of the sea or were Roman duplicates. This meant finding background and details about them would be challenging. Of the art pieces, the Statue of Hercules or the “Lansdowne Herakles” was the one that I chose to write about.
We are constantly looking at the fashion industry for new trends, fashions and ideas in order to help us dress on a daily basis. Using traditional clothing from certain cultures and incorporating them into fashion is a frequently done. It does not have to seem completely negative, however one of the main harms is , it reduces the sentimentality and cultural significance once the style turns into a fashion fad. A culture trait that has significantly been used in the fashion industry is the use of the Native American Headdress. It is agreed that certain things are restricted to certain cultures such as wearing a sari to an Indian wedding and wearing a Hijab if you are a Muslim woman, and in showing respect to these cultures we do not dress up in there attire without cultural consciousness.