Donatello was one of the greatest Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance era, before Michelangelo [1386-1466] and was the most significant unique artist of the 15th century in Italy. Donatello was known for creating lots of sculptures in which some he emphasized the nude in his sculptures. One of Donatello`s famous work was the bronze sculpture “David”. The “David” sculpture, emphasized the ideal figure of nudity capturing natural representation of balance and proportion. Donatello studied the anatomy of the human body in order to understand how to best represent his sculptures; as a noted scientific approach. That approach to his work was consider as “Classical” which influences are easy to see. So, with
Peter Paul Rubens is one of my favorite painters, he opened the Baroque style. Rubens was the first European Baroque painter; he was representative of the early Baroque painting. From a viewer’s point of view, people can see that his paintings are colorful, beautiful composition, and all his paintings have story. Rubens thinks that color is just important as the emotion and acting, so he chose the moment when David taken his swords is about to cut the head of his adversary, the acting itself. The style that Rubens used was a very good use of color, he emphasizing the movement; people can see the acting that David is taking. David represents very muscular, he wearing a robe. And this robe is the Roman style robe, ever thought David is not a
Throughout “The Bronze Horseman”, Pushkin used symbolism. The river Neva, Peter the Great, his statue, and even Evgeny are all hold another meaning. The use of symbolism in ”The Bronze Horseman” was vital to the poem. Without symbolism, the poem is simply about a man losing his mind in St. Petersburg.
The Statue of David is considered as "the most well-known work" by Michelangelo. It was created between 1501 and 1504 and depicts his interpretation of the famous biblical figure, David. He carved the 17ft statue when he was in his late 20s, and took around 4 years to complete it due to its very fine detail. After unveiling his new masterpiece to the public, in the year 1504, Michelangelo is known for supposedly saying "You just chip away the stone that doesn 't look like David!", as though he were making his work out to be easy. The Sistine chapel is a famous chapel with a giant ceiling that measures 40x14 metres. When the Pope requested that he repainted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo was reluctant, but he couldn 't refuse. The Pope wanted the ceiling to be painted in figures, rather than its original blue colour. Even though Michelangelo constantly protested against doing the job, the Pope ignored him completely, so he finally relented and the long project began in 1508. It took him 4 years to complete, coming to an end during 1512. He worked on the project alone most of the time as "he was too much of a perfectionist to put up with other people 's slipshod work." The Statue of David and the painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel are just two examples of his many incredible works and achievements, and help to prove how talented and influential
The Pietà and David are very different in style. The Pietà, although a conglomeration of both Greek periods, would be considered Hellenistic compared to David. The sculpture of David is completely of classic Hellenic style in that it
First, KNow we michelangelo is a amazing artist but he did more than just paint he also was a master sculpture his most popular sculpture is the giant david.Ok, he wasn’t a
Donatello’s David shows realism more than it does an ideal condition of man as in the Greek Hellenistic period. There are a few ways to tell. First, David’s skinny body and his arrogant expression reveal a confident man and anon-mythical expression that would not have been made as artwork during the Hellenistic period. Second, David shows the physically small instead of big figure and delicate figure of humans. This is important because he has the ability to beat Goliath even though he is much bigger than David (Allen
Looking at both sculptures of David, there are some similarities which can be noticed. One of the clearest similarities is that both artists
Symbolism is displayed from top to bottom within the figure itself. These symbols are meant to spread the statue’s message not only in America but all over the world. For example, the seven points on the crown exemplify the seven seas and continents around the globe. It emphasizes that liberty should be dispersed universally and shared among all people (Source D). Along with the idea of liberty and freedom is where the torch also makes its mark. It emphasis that light (hope and willingness) is needed to achieve these two concepts; this is also where the statue got the original name “Lady of Enlightenment” (source F). Lady liberty is also holding a tablet which symbolizes a book of laws dated July 4th, 1776 (the day America gained independence). This book represents the need for laws in order for freedom to continue to be a part of our country. There are chains and a defective shackle at the statue’s feet that make a notice to the end of suppression and enslavement for women, which is another example of the United States starting to take a step towards more rights and appreciation for females. The chains also allow everyone to see that America is a place where you are free from oppression unlike a lot of countries. Each of these individual symbols are important when conveying the ultimate message of The Statue of Liberty (Source D). Furthermore it is important that these pieces continue to guide Americans
The art work I picked is, King Neferhotep, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13, 1750 BC, Abydos. He was the King from Ancient Egypt he was known for having divine natures, so many though he was related to gods. It was evaluated by the Ancient Egyptians, that the king was the son of a god, therefore the king had divine natures. The duty of a god was to maintain the universe under control. He had about three roles as a king: being like a priest, being commander, and being supreme justice. The Ancient Egypt rituals were all passed by him, fortunately he had the help of assistants and advisors. If any female would be in the same position, as being divine, she would become king. From what I’ve learned they would use the same clothing as a male king.
The theme behind this statue illustrates an Early Christian-era sculpture that shows a one of the many stories in the Bible, the story is in chapter ten of the book of John. 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
(March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564) born in Caprese, Italy Michelangelo was an Italian painter, architect, poet and sculptor. Before his name was known he was just an apprentice to a painter and eventually began studying in sculpture, in the gardens of a wealthy and famous family known as the Medici. He has been remembered as the most famous artist in the time of the Renaissance. Some of his famous works include The Last Judgement (1535-1541), David (1501-1504), and the Pieta (1498-1499). Perhaps the most recognized work of his, is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took about 4 years to paint. He stood out from other artists because of his ability to make sculptures so realistic, to the point where it looked like a living
Almost hidden away in LACMA’s Art of the Ancient Americas exhibit, among the intricate and sophisticated works of art from the ancient civilizations of Mexico and South America, is a small unassuming figure of a prominent Aztec deity – Xipe Totec. Xipe Totec is both god of spring and vegetation, as well as the patron of goldsmiths (Britannica). The Xipe Totec stone sculpture at LACMA stands at twenty-five inches high and ten inches wide and is carved from basalt by an Aztec artist from the Basin of Mexico around 1400-1521 (LACMA). Even thought the figure may seem modest at first glance, upon closer inspection the viewer can see a gruesome story quietly being told through exquisite Aztec sculpture.
Viewing themselves as heirs to Ancient Rome, the Florentines spearheaded the Humanist movement, believing that they were the ideal city state to inherit Rome’s prestige. They not only wanted to be like Rome, they wanted to become Rome, a centre for the arts as well as politics. This interest in the Greco-Roman style of art is what led to the advancement in sculptural technique. Additionally, there was a surge in patriotism due to the end of the plague and a break in the war against Milan. In celebration, the Florentines decided to beautify the city, to display their growing power. Another reason for decorating Florence however, was so that the citizens could show their solidarity towards their community and give back to city which they so dearly loved. Such civic values not only inspired the citizens, but also the sculptors, especially Donatello, with his creation of David. He stood for Florence and her liberty. For triumph over tyranny. However, the fight was not over yet, as Florence would have to face off against tyranny once again in the next
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. This is also to show power and strength of them and compare them to the gods in their skills and intelligence. This shows how people respected David and Commodus and hot they treated them like god like humans. They both have small lips, moth. In both busts the lips/mouth are shut. This can show how silence is more powerful than words as it’s seen in their action. Both David’s and Commodus’ eyes are pretty similar as they both have eye bags underneath their eyes. David’s eyes are in more detail and are more carved, drilled into the marble when compared with Commodus. Both of them are looking away from the audience with their head slightly tiled up to show power and their place in the society. Commodus is looking/glancing to his right whereas David is looking to his left and it seems like he is concentrating as his eyebrows and forehead has slight wrinkles also is eye bows are cringed together in both of the busts we can see muscles and when David is holding / grabbing the slingshot. They are portrayed as being healthy and