The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, wealth, and high quality; all those qualities reflect power. The Lion Polyptych’s main element is the color gold. It was originally a main altarpiece in Sant’Antonio di Castello in Venice and was made by Lorenzo Veneziano in 1357. Lorenzo was an Italian painter and was active around 1356-1372. The piece is gothic and is known as Lion Polyptych because it was named after the donor or commissioner, Domenico Lion, who is shown in the piece on the right side of the Virgin. The panel shows the Annunciation and was made in conjunction with Francesco Bissolo. The people depicted in the piece are Mary, God, the Holy Spirit, and Saints. This piece was created during the Dark Ages, which affected the artwork by making it more two-dimensional. The people appear more rigid and unrealistic. In this piece emotion is provoked by perception, language, and math.
Since their creation, 3-Dimensional artworks, commonly known as sculptures, have always intrigued it’s viewers. Like paintings, drawings, and photography, sculptures can be fine works of art. However, there is an aspect of sculptures that differ from 2-Dimensional artwork. Sculptures exist in space. This allows the viewer to relate more with the subject, causing the art to become more interesting and appealing. In these cases, abstract sculptures such as Cubi XVIII, are made for the sole purpose of amusing the viewer with their seemingly weightless and oddly assembled nature. Other sculptures can be beneficial when used as a religious icon, depicting an important symbol or event, or most commonly, a political figure. The Augustus of Prima
The artist I 've chosen Jess Riva Cooper, Cooper was born in 1967. Jess is currently living in Toronto as she continues to work on her art and educate. Copper is not only a ceramic artist, she works with color and drawing as well. Cooper has really traveled around the world when it comes to her education and professional work as a ceramist. Cooper earned her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. With that Cooper continues her work throughout North America and Europe (Jess Riva Cooper - Bio). Cooper currently teaches at Sheridan College in the Bachelor of Craft and Design Program in Oakville. Not only attending Rhode Island Cooper 's resume shows the amount of experience she has, for example she earned her teacher certificate from Brown University in 2009. The list continues, as so does her experience. Cooper has not only excelled as a teacher,
In the Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated. This painting is obviously a representational artwork, because it clearly depicts an event that could have actually occurred. There is no odd parts or unusual events occurring in the painting that could make it an abstract piece of art.
Dancer Adjusting her Slipper is a charcoal and pastel drawing that depicts a dancer rearranging her shoe. The way the woman sits portrays a sense of adolescence, unladylike with her legs spread apart. The brown coloring of the lines surrounding the dancer makes one feel that she is getting ready to rehearse or perform a recital. With her head down and adjusting her shoe, one might also think she is deep in thought or mediating about what she will be doing next or depressed over a mistake she made while rehearsing. Several elements of Dancer Adjusting her Slipper are very appealing, such as its simplicity, its variety, and its beauty.
Charles Umlauf created The Family Group sculpture in 1960. The location of the sculpture is outside of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Its green color distinguishes the sculpture from the many other sculptures around the university and from the background of the business school. Much of the evidence in the paper will come from the structure and form of the sculpture. The sculpture depicts the wife leaning on the husband showing a traditional family structure. Although the family dynamic will not play a large part of the paper, it is important to note the husband is placed as the dominant member of the family. Another important feature of the sculpture
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
Roman culture began to expand around 117 CE and by 285 CE the empire had spread and become the principal government of Rome. The city of Rome was the center, the civilization of Rome was ruled much by Europe and lasted for nearly a thousand years. The birth of the Roman empire continued and brought major stability to the regions of the Mediterranean. The empire also stretched across most of Europe, Armenia, North Africa, and Assyria. Rome ultimately became the place for religious, political and social institutions. Roman art however was influenced and inspired by Greek art. The Egyptian and Near East civilization also influenced Roman culture throughout history. The Romans appreciated the arts and Greek culture. After the Greece dominated,
The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art. By Greg Bottoms. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Pp. xvi + 184. Reviewed by Tommy Folan.
“I think public art (unless there is a specific political or ideological message) should make people feel comfortable, and brighten their environment.” As I walked through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, there were a few sculptures that I found appealing but the one sculpture that caught my eye in particular was the Untitled Three Dancing Figures. The sculpture itself has an interesting design in which all of the Dancing Figures are touching each other and it seems as if the figures are marching and dancing in order. The sculpture was designed by Keith Haring in 1989, but was not assembled until 2009 when John and Mary Pappajohn commissioned
As mentioned above, the martyrdom of Eleazar is described in length in Second Maccabees, and will be utilized as a case study. The narrative of the martyrdom of Eleazar is by far the strongest piece of evidence that will be analyzed within this argument, hence its use above. The reason being is that Eleazar is being tempted to not eat swine, but to pretend to eat it. Eleazar does not agree with this at all and views this as deceptive and just as destructive as physically consuming swine. Rather than be deceptive, and pretend to go against Kashrut, Eleazar demands to be sent to Hades, and declares:
As critics of the art world we were made to believe that only beautiful constructions are works of art. However, this is not how art should be seen. As the institutional theory of art states, anything at all, and not only objects that are said to be beautiful, can be art. Art is anything and everything portraying a meaning that was not present to the naked eye. The same way Michelangelo is able to take marble, sculpt it into a statue and have it called art, Marcel Duchamp should be able to change the position of an urinal, give it a different meaning (and name), and have that piece be considered art.
The black-figure pot that is being critiqued is Red-figure lekythos by the Phiale Painter in around 450-425 BC. The medium used in this art is clay and this was made during the classical time period in Ancient Greece. The art is about h425 mm and it is currently in the Museum of Cycladic Art.
Artwork 1 is an example of two-dimensional art and used directional lines, shapes, organic shapes and outlines that were expressed through the woman in the artwork. The woman in the artwork is an example of two-dimensional art because she is defined by height and width. For example, the top of her height is defined by the top of her hat and the bottom of her height is defined by the bottom lines of her dress near her foot. The lines in her dress help convey a sense of movement. For example, there are directional lines on the woman’s left sleeve of her dress and on the bottom of her dress. These directional lines imply she is walking while moving her left hand. There are also multiple shapes on her dress. For example, there are flowers on her
Meeting (The Three Graces) is an oil on canvas painting created by Manierre Dawson in 1912. Cubistic in style, the subjects of his painting are three women from Greek mythology commonly known as the three graces. The women were daughters of Zeus who represented traits such as youthfulness, elegance, and beauty. There have been many artworks depicting the three graces, but Manierre Dawson’s stands out from the rest. Dawson’s painting is different from traditional portrayals of the graces because of his use of color and cubism. His use of color and cubism may help the viewer to reach the conclusion that Manierre Dawson was trying to subtly state that natural beauty is valuable and beauty standards are unreasonable.