The Venus De Milo was discovered in 1820 on the island of Melos (Milos in modern Greek) in the southwestern Cyclades. It was sculpted by Alexandros of Antioch. There used to be an inscription on its plinth, however that has since been lost. Upon its discovery, it was given to King Louis XVIII who then donated it to the Louvre Museum, where it resides to this day. The statue was instantly famous, and adored by all.
1863 ABRAHAM LINCOLN [THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS] PAULA SIMÓN POMARADA “The Gettysburg Address” is the most famous speech of Abraham Lincoln, the president of United States. was given on day November, 19th 1863, at the dedication of The Soldiers National Cemetery in the city of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the soldiers who died in the battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War. In less than 300 words, is one of the most exciting political speeches in history, but that day the main address had been assigned to Edward Everett, a major speaker at the time, whose speech had over 13609 words and lasted two hours.
It is the only set that has been discovered as of now and it’s highly likely to be a favor from the emperor because of it’s sublime and extravagant nature. As quoted from “Urban Life in the Song, Ming and Yuan” it is depicted as “ ferocious four-clawed dragons with combed-forward manes and unleashed tongues fly against a background of dense, stylized clouds.” This was likely a possession of a high ranking official because the emperor wore twenty two belt ornaments, while officials wore twenty. Art during the Ming and Qing Dynasties were widely diversified – from paintings and calligraphy to ceramics and pottery.
Magnificently placed in Place d’Armes, France sits the Palace of Versailles. With 700 rooms and 2,153 windows, Versailles is definitely a palace fit for a king. Construction of this marvelous monstrosity began in 1661 and ended in 1682. The grand structure cost around 100 million dollars and took 35,000 men to build. Everyday life in the palace was very meticulous everything that was done was accompanied by ceremony.
The Emperor’s tomb is a huge assortment of various full-size terra cotta clay soldiers encompassing an area of 20,000 square meters (215,300 square feet). BACKGROUND: Qin Shi Huang was born in the year 259 B.C, the first son of the king of Qin, one of the six independent kingdoms within China. He ascended to the throne at the age of thirteen in 246 B.C. Soon after, construction work on his mausoleum was started. Although the kingdoms had been warring for over 200 years, Shi Huang through military strength and strategy was able to conquer the other kingdoms and unify them under his command.
Greene’s Jewelry Wholesale, LLC (Greene’s) is a high-end costume jewelry company established by Mary Jane and Allen Greene in Derry, New Hampshire. Over the last five decades, the company has realized continuous growth and currently employs over five hundred dedicated individuals that assist them in their sales, marketing, research and development, human resources, and manufacturing. However, the Greene’s ability to retain such a large staff is based in part due to their coveted process to manufacture a gold-colored product that is impervious to scratches, discoloration and is rightfully named Ever-Gold. Additionally, the Greene’s Ever-Gold process is always being tweaked to improve the finished product. Therefore, Greene’s requires all employees to agree to and sign a confidentiality agreement to keep them ahead of their competition.
Terracotta Warriors - a sight covered with mysteries China is a place in the world, which contains the most ancient artifacts. Terracotta Army is one of the unofficial wonders of the world. It was detected by chance by ordinary Chinese peasant in March 1974 in Xi 'an. For more than 2200 years underground terracotta warriors guards the remains of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Picasso’s career as an artist spans over approximately 78 years. Throughout his expansive career he created approximately 13,500 paintings as well as 300 sculptures. These are figures higher than any other artist throughout history. Picasso’s artwork also rank amongst the most expensive pieces ever created.
He produced five sculptures and one of them is heads of Jeannette he made it during 1911 and 1912. He had become known as an International master by 1919, his style at that time was special because he used pure colors. In 1927 he received the first prize at the Carnegie International Exhibition at Pittsburgh . Henri Matisse was the most intelligent and artistic painter in this era in Paris. “Jean Cassou, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, recalled that Matisse bedridden much of the time after his operation, continued to work from his room” .His
An important part of cultural life in Cedar Rapids is the Museum of Art, with 5,000 works of art under its roof. The museum houses the world 's largest collection of works by Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, and Mauricio Lasansky. They also have strong collections of early twentieth century paintings, Malvina Hoffman sculptures, and Regionalist art from the 1930s and 1940s. In 2003 Cedar Rapids also became home to the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa. While the City of Cedar Rapids was incorporated in 1849, it operated under the Commission Form of Government from April 6, 1908 through Dec 31, 2005.
The war started in 1950 and ended in 1953. Nearly five million people died, 40,000 of them being the American’s who died in action. I thought that this was the neatest memorial out of all of them. They all are very important, but this memorial includes 19 stainless steel statues that were designed by a man named Frank Gaylord. He has his name written on each of his statues.
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., United States is home to nearly 137 million different attractions. From famous Hollywood movie props like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers to artifacts from the Apollo mission. This is a good Museum to visit for both its historical aspect but also for an artistic glance, at the Lincoln gallery, which resides on the third floor of the museum. The Smithsonian allows its guest a look into the history of America.
Bach worked as a composer for royalty in Germany during the Weimar and Baroque period and contributed over 200 original cantatas. Bach was most well known for playing the organ, and his most important work contributed to music was The Well-tempered Keyboard that involved 48 preludes and fugues, a pair for each major and minor key. The significance of his work was the full range of keys used and the distinct difference from each key. Towards the end of Bach’s life he performed for the court of King Fredrick II and was beloved in Prussia. At the end of his life Bach had composed over 1,000 works and was a major influence on Haydn and Mozart.
Qin Shi Haungdi was one of the most important emperors in Chinese history; as the first emperor he needed to centralize the political economical and military power as one group, (theqin-dynasty-ag.weebly.com/government.html created by weebly ) The unification of china meant that Shi haungdi would have to create a standardized measurement, weight and a system of law that would apply to every part of China. He made the banliang coin of the Qin state the single currency of the new Qin Empire. He made forms of bronze money, which came in a number of different shapes and sizes, became obsolete. The standardisation of coinage can be seen as both a symbol of the emperor’s political authority and as an important economic development.