1) Title: “Artifact analysis for Art 1309 by Maria Nino, 11/17/17 2) Title of work of art: Kneeling statue of Senenmut 3) Description: In this twelve inches tall sculpture we can observe Senenmut, wearing what appears to be a wig, in a kneeling position holding firmly between his legs and hands a few objects. He is portrait holding a cobra that supports a sun disk and cow horns resting on a base composed of two upraised arms. According to the museum this represent the “hieroglyphic sign for Ka
Sculpture was one of the most popular forms of art in the ancient world. In cultures all around the globe, from Mayan culture to Roman, relief sculpture could portray the most significant aspects from said cultures. In this specific example, Stele D Portraying Ruler 13 (Copan, Honduras, 736 CE, Mayan) and the Column of Trajan (Forum of Trajan, Rome, Italy, High Empire), both portray significant rulers from their times, as well as fundamental narratives detailing occurrences in the times. To start, both pieces are not only visually stimulating but represent many important parts of their culture.
It is showing an early and youthful picture of Jesus holding a sheep by all four legs around his neck. This statue symbolizes that he himself is the shepherd and the sheep represent the people who follow him, whom he will carry. Also when looking at the clothing that he is wearing, it is shown that it is late Hellenistic Roman
This sculpture reminds me of a sculpture found in early first century BCE. Aule Metele is an Etruscan sculpture that uses roman styles. The statue of Elijah Peirce and of Aule Metele both show the figures as older men with sad looks on their face. Though the medium of this statue is bronze instead of brass they are comparable visually based on the details. In conclusion, Weitzman’s use of personal information he gathered about Elijah Peirce was what made the sculpture along with his attention to
The statue is more than half the size of Yuny back in real life. The statue which is carved out of Limestone was found in the tomb of Yuny’s father, Amenhotep. There was at least two generations found within the single tomb. The height of the statue is 84.5 centimeters and it was consisted in the nineteenth dynasty. The statue represents Yuny seated next to his wife Renenutet.
As alluded to in the previous paragraph, the artist uses texture to contrast between the head and lower body of the sculpture. Concentrated at the head is the textured portions of the sculpture, leaving the rest of the body plain. The contrast between the textured head and the plain body allows the prominent part of the artwork to stand out. An illustration of emphasis is on the sculpture’s face. The sculpture has two faces instead of just one.
Although Buddhism originated in the sixth century B.C.E, it quickly spread to China by the first century C.E. Buddhism was both accepted and adopted by many, but also opposed by just as many at the same time. Still some Chinese citizens chose to neither fully adopt or fully oppose the religion, but rather incorporated unique Chinese traditions into Buddhism and also created new traditions from it. Buddhism’s spread in China was met with many different responses. However, the mix of responses could be due to the fact that Buddhism’s arrival fell in the middle of a period of instability for China. Documents 2 and 3 are both in favor of Buddhism.
In every household there is at least one shrine or more shrines depending on how powerful they are in the society that are used for this purpose. This is normally a private ritual and is only shared with the children when they are ready to undergo the rituals too. Now the ritual consists of a box or chest
In both sculptures the hair is deeply carved and is a vivid feature of the busts. The detail of realism in David’s left hand we can see his veins on his hands when he is holding the slingshot and his ribs near the chest. In the bust of Commodus we can see the similar detail of his hands especially the joints above the knuckle area and how realistic it looks when he’s holding the apples and Hercules club on his. In both busts chest, arms and face are sooth. In both busts these sculptures have the portrait of emperor Commodus and the small town hero David as musculant where as in real life they weren’t this is done because Romans believed that the god made us humans and by showing David and Commodus as being musculant hey are portraying them as gods and God were portrayed to be musculant and strong.
The Head of the Rain God Tlaloc is a Pre-Colombian statue that appears to be massive and could possibly weigh almost a thousand pounds due to its size and material composition. The statue appears to be made up of ceramic and stucco that was once beautifully painted with vibrant colors. Due to the monument being very large, one could infer that it would be placed atop of a large structure such as a pyramid with a temple on top. The scale of the design and the symbolism gathered from the various features aid in adding vibrancy and meaning to the sculpture.
Throughout the painting there is iconography and symbolism. To illustrate his authority, the Kangxi sits on a dragon throne, which raises him higher than his court. With Kangxi being the Emperor, his feet were not to touch the ground. The Dragon is thought to be the guardian and aide to the Emperor. In addition, the dragon is also repeated on his robe several times.
The Venus of Willendorf Sculpture was made in 24,000- 22,000, Before the Common Era (BCE), the Paleolithic Period or Old Stone Age, which was the longest phase of human history. The Paleothic Period was made up of nomadic hunters and gathers that were sheltered in caves, used fire, and stones for tools. A fun fact about this discovery is that it is the earliest pieces of prehistoric sculpture that has ever been found. It was made by hand, made of limestone, has a height of 11cm and was found in Willendorf, Austria. When looking at this piece, you would probably see the female reproductive anatomy that has been a bit exaggerated.