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.
I gained some insight from this piece of artwork. I chose to start with this video due to my background knowledge on the Virgin of Guadalupe. However, I obtained so much more knowledge after viewing this. The thing that was most striking to me was when Juan Diego presented his cloak to the bishop, not only did the requested roses fall, but also the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Next, I observed the Sun Stone documentary. The Sun Stone can be found at the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. It’s unique because it has become the emblem of the modern day Mexican culture. I like how detailed the actual artwork really is. It has an extremely old style to it,, and is made out of stone. Some of the unique things I noticed were the counterclockwise suns, the four cardinal directions, and the meanings behind each of the symbols written on the piece of art. It is a vital piece to Latin American history for several reasons. It is indigenous due to the historical meaning it displays. It was discovered in 1790 when mexican citizens uncovered the stone and realized it was a representation of the Aztec
The trip to Florida. Orlando to be exact. We had been planning this trip for a while. My whole family hopped in the new car we bought about a month ago. It was already beginning to look like the car we had before. Candy wrappers were in the floor, old water bottles still in the cupholders, and jackets, basketballs, and bags piled in the back. It didn’t matter though because we were about to have the time of our lives.
In Take in the State Fair, by Garrison Keillor which tells why we’re going to the state fair. When the state fair occurs that’s where we’re going to have a day out to eat, and to go on rides. We’re going to the state fair for countless issues, except I understand why we’re going to the state fair happens to be for the experiences, we’re going to socialize, and we’re going to watch the other person’s actions.
Most people are misinformed when it comes to the Florida alligator. Alligators just like any other animal or human being want a safe and secure area of living. These creatures want to be able to live out of harm’s way. One area that seems to be protective of these intelligent reptiles is known as The Florida Everglades.
The Florida Everglades is a 1.5million acre national park. It is a wetland located on the tip of Florida. The Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species. Everglades, Florida, gets 1,447mm of rain per year. On average, there are 263 sunny days per year in Everglades, Florida. The July high is around 33 degrees. The January low is 11 celsius.
I am sending you this letter to present you with my proposal for a new museum, that I believe will be revolutionary. It will be called the Vice Cherokee Museum. The Cherokee culture is fascinating and very vast, but unfortunately not well represented. I think our community will greatly benefit from gaining knowledge of whom the Cherokees are and what their people have been through. There is a great ignorance when it comes to the knowledge of Cherokee culture and this museum will be built in hopes of improving this problem. The museum will be fresh, new, and have modern technology, while still preserving the original integrity of the artifacts. It will not only present the history of the Cherokee people, but take the audience on a journey.
From my visit to The Native American Voices Exhibit at The University of Pennsylvania a there was a collection of historical memorabilia that indeed celebrates this community. The presentation as a whole set out descriptive displays that certainly memorialized The Native Americans as well as those Native Americans (The Lenape) who were the first to live locally in Delaware.
The Dahlonega Gold Museum has long since been an attraction for tourists to this little mountain town. It harbors many displays of historical artifacts and interesting items that tell the story of how Dahlonega became the city it is today. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th president of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega.
Casa Grande Ruin National Monument, which is situated in the flat plain of central Arizona in between the Gila and Santa Cruz rivers, close to Coolidge and about 15 miles from the town of Casa Grande. It was abandoned around 1450 CE. Casa Grande means “big house” and it was first documented by 17th century Spanish explorers who described the structure as a four story building, as large as a castle and equal to the largest church in these lands of Sonora. Casa Grande was rediscovered, along with the romantic Spanish accounts, by nineteenth-century Americans who marveled at the ruin 's size, sketched and measured it, and speculated about its
From a very young age, I’ve always been interested in science and its ability to explain natural phenomena, so naturally, I have been attracted to the South Florida Science Museum since birth. It all started with a “mad scientist” themed birthday party I had at the museum in third grade. I remember being fascinated by the exotic oceanic creatures in the touch tank and the experiments, which I thought were magic (because how else could white powder (baking soda) and a clear liquid (vinegar) make a volcano?). I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to work at the science museum so I could experience this level of joy every day.
Being able to see all of this in person really showed Castillo how intelligent the Aztecs were, as they were able to organize such a big marketplace in a way that made it easy for everyone to find exactly what they needed. Furthermore, Castillo’s accurate and detailed description of the marketplace allowed people to really picture the beauty and complex within the Aztec society and marketplace. Others were able to imagine how the marketplace was laid out and were able to realize the technique the Aztecs had as they were able to put together such a big, successful market. In his book, Castillo also mentions how he thought the layout of the market was a good idea because “in this way you could see every kind of merchandise to be found anywhere in [Mexico]” (Castillo
Guáman Poma was an Incan man who was born in 1535, just after the Spanish conquered the Incan empire. He wrote a 1,189 page book entitled El Primer Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno, or “The First New Chronicle and Good Government.” The book was intended for King Philip II of Spain to explain to him the history of Andean civilization and to show the king how the Spanish colonists had damaged the Inca way of life. In addition to text, Guáman Poma illustrated the book with 398 original drawings depicting Inca life and history, and Spanish cruelty. The images below come from El Primer Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno.
For the college course Art Appreciation, I decided to take a Saturday trip to Huntington, West Virginia to visit the Huntington Museum of Art. The show I decided I wanted to observe was the Caribbean Art because most of the pieces caught my eye. Before traveling to the museum, I researched the place and seen what shows would be going on. Although there was going to be several new showings, I still chose the Caribbean Art, which is one of the normal showings because the pieces of work spoke to me.
Like the traditional detective fictions, there are many supporting roles in Mumbo Jumbo to help the plot development. In contrast to the sole assistant pattern in traditional detective fictions, there are all together 4 assistants, which includes Berbelang, Earline, Charlotte and Black Herman to help Labas finish his detective mission.