Throughout history, art has existed. Art has existed throughout the regions and time, as such the marble statue of a Kouros and the palette of Narmer are good examples of art. Kouros in Greek means boy, the statue is made of marble and is nude (no clothes). Palette of Narmer is a palette that tells the story of the Egyptian king Narmer who rejoined Upper Egypt and lower Egypt to be together again.
In the Isis and the Infant Horus sculpture, the entire composition is very precise and looks mathematical. The symmetry suggests idealism, creating an image of Isis’s perfection. In The Athlete Kreugas sculpture, Kreugas is portrayed in a more naturalistic manner. He is in an asymmetrical stance that shows movement of the human form, contrary to Isis’s seated position that renders idleness. Upon closer examination, there are few lines to contour Isis’s body, furthering the idealistic style the Ancient Egyptians used.
The primary focus of ancient greek sculpture was that of the human body. The idealism of physical perfection was embodied through many aspects of Greek culture. Although the Greeks produced monumental statues of both men and women, there is an undeniable differentiation along gender lines. To the Greeks, men represented the ideal physical form they were seen as objects of beauty and furthermore often became disproportionately subjects of art and sculpture as artists strove to recreate the perfect human form in their works. Through a study of this complex form, the Greeks made significant advancements in proportions and depiction of motion while developing the human form to be depicted as more realistic.
University of the People. Art History Instructor: Dan Johnson June 19, 2023. Introduction The Statue of Memi and Sabu 2575–2465 B.C, from the Old Kingdom of Egypt, and the Seated Statue of Gudea 2090 B.C.E, from the Neo-Sumerian period show how different cultures and time periods have used sculpture to show status, power, and relationships (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.d.a; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.d.b).
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.
Leonardo Da Vinci, born in Venice Italy, Leonardo’s lack of education at early ages excluded him from most occupations. However, this never slowed down his desire for knowledge and great ambition. Age 15, he worked under the artist Andrea Del Veroccio in Florence, where his love for art blossomed out, even much so that his teacher was intimidated by him. When he moved around and changed his scenery was when his inner love for his work and inventing was revealed.
His paintings consisting of “Virgin of the Rocks,” “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa have influenced countless artists. Painting made Leonardo familiar about anatomy and perspective. He had many jobs such as designing artillery and planning river system diversions. Leonardo started to study human anatomy as he got further interested in science. Towards the end of Leonardo’s life he had a huge breakthrough in his scientific career by making a theory of what the four powers (Movement, weight, force and percussion) worked.
Even though this is a sculpture and a portrait of Khafre, the sculpture wanted to carve out his personality to the people of Egypt. With a lot of detail and symbols, it shows how important and powerful the king is to the people of Egypt. With characteristics that are strong
The era is the 11th dynasty in Egypt. The art shows two figures; Iku and Mer-imat, his wife. They both stand side by side, she with a hand on his shoulder posing behind, shows that she is a follower of her husband. His figure which is bigger in size depicts leadership and authority by holding a staff and scepter. The staff and scepter at the time, symbolized great power because those tools were used to control groups of people.
During the ancient times many cultures and races viewed art as something important for their lifestyles and part of their culture. Portraiture was one of the often used forms of art that either represented someone who once lived or a god that they worshipped. These forms of art were really important for various reasons, whether it was for worship, remembrance of the person or god, remembrance of an important day, tomb markers, etc. Three examples of portraitures made during the ancient times are: ‘Victory Stele of Naram-sin’, ‘Hatshepsut with Offering Jars’, and ‘Khafre Enthroned’. Each of these three pieces of art played a big role on the lives of the owners because it depicted them in the way that they wanted to be depicted.
For this discussion board I chose to write about Leonardo da Vinci. He was born Leonardo di see Piero da Vinci on April 15th, 1452. Leonardo was the illegitimate son of Messer Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, a wealthy legal notary. At the age of fourteen he began working with Andrea di Cione, he was also known as Verrocchio. Leonardo and Verricchio worked together on the Baptism of Christ.
• When representing the human form, the Egyptians would not focus on what they see; rather, they would use a set of rules to determine how the form would look. In two-dimensional art, a grid would be used to make sure body proportions followed their designated set of rules, or canon of proportions. Each grid for a human figure is eighteen squares tall and measure from the bottom of the figure’s feet to its hairline. The figure’s knees would be designed at the sixth square from the bottom of the grid and the shoulders to the top of the sixteenth square while also being six squares wide. For example, when one looks at Queen Nefertari making an Offering to Hathor, they can see that although the figures in the painting are in different positions,
Art and Illusion (1960) explains and bases Gombrich’s thesis on the process of representation and perception in art. Artists do not take off from their visual impressions, but from their ideas or concepts—all art is conceptual as artists always start from mental schemes. No image is “real” or “false,” but only appropriate to a culture and a given moment to express its meaning. Therefore, the criterion of the value of an image is not its resemblance to the model, but that it serves its intended audience. Gombrich employs Egypt as it stands for both historical and racial apartness, for a static, stereotyped monotonous Oriental art, the “archaic” art before the Greek canons which introduced vigorous development of realistic and hyper-realistic
Art was and still is a big thing in Italy. During the Italian Renaissance (14th to 16th century), art was considered to be an important role in society and paintings from the Italian Renaissance still exists today. Some artworks are Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and The Peasants Wedding by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. These 2 artworks shows that they are from the Italian Renaissance through art characteristics such as S shapes/curves, Chiaroscuro, and how it is Realistic. With these art characteristics, it shows how they are inspired by humanism, individualism, and secularism (HIS).
Portrait of an Older Woman showcases the use of statues as a symbol of power and wealth. The Portrait of an Older Woman showcases the woman’s wealth and power through the style of the woman’s dress, the details of the marble, and the posture of the statue. First we will establish a firm description of the artwork in order to analyze later. The woman’s portrait is a full body statue that spans from her hair to a small pedestal she is positioned on. Her hair sits in a very elaborate updo with rows of curls brought back into a braided bun at the nape of her neck.