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  • Art History Museum - 989 words
    Art History Museum As a student of art history, going to a museum is the only way to fully experience a work of art. By only looking at a painting or sculpture in a book or on a slide, you cannot fully experience the work of art. By going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was able to look at paintings that dated from centuries old, to recent times. Bruges, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve, 15th Century, Tempera on wood The Proto-Renaissance alter piece, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve was done by the artist Bruges. This piece is very typical of its time period. The title alone, summarizes what art was in this period, religious. The painting itself is not proportionate, ha ...
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  • Art History Of Central America - 716 words
    Art History Of Central America Chavin de Huantar Chavin de Huantar was located in Peru and developed around 900 B.C. late in the Initial Period. At an elevation of 3,150 m., Chavin de Huantar was situated at the bottom of Cordillera Blanca's eastern slopes, approximately halfway between tropical forests and coastal plains. At the intersection of major routes, Chavin de Huantar was in the position to control the routes, increase their exchange with others, and receive goods that were not natural to their area. Chavin de Huantar was an agricultural society, home to a fairly large population. The Old Temple was built during the late Initial Period and it was the "center of supernatural power an ...
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  • Analytical Chemistry - 1,249 words
    Analytical Chemistry Nanothinc - providing information services concerning nanotechnology and related enabling technologies, which include supramolecular chemistry, protein engineering, molecular design and modelling software Oxford Molecular Group PLC - A leading developer and marketer of computer-aided chemistry and bioinformatics software. Mac Education Software: Chemistry Math Latin Greek French Spanish Prode - Data on software, computers, chemical engineering, chemistry Trinity Software - programs for chemistry, life science, and speech and communication. Program titles include curriculum supplements and research tools for both PC and MAC computers. New Technology Collaborative, Inc - e ...
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  • Assyrian Art - 1,110 words
    Assyrian Art Assyrian Art The reliefs from the palace of King Assurnasirpal II at Nimrud play an important role in portraying the power and importance of the Assyrian king. These reliefs are similar to other Assyrian reliefs in terms of their purpose; however, there is a contrast in the methods used to glorify the king. By examining such factors as style, iconography and historical significance, we find many similarities and differences between the "ceremonial" reliefs and the more common reliefs depicting war and hunting. The reliefs belonging to the sacred or"ceremonial" category consist of panels depicting a sacred tree, a human headed genius fertilizing a sacred tree, a griffin fertilizi ...
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  • Augustus Of Prima Porta - 1,158 words
    Augustus Of Prima Porta Since its discovery on 20 April 1963, the sculpture Augustus of Prima Porta (fig. 1) has been the subject of much scholarly discussion. Found in a rural villa near Prima Porta (fig. 2), the statue has resulted in an almost unparalleled generation of literature.1 The marble sculpture is probably a copy of a now-lost bronze statue which was made shortly after 22 BCthe exact location for this original has been a question of speculation; the sanctuary of Athena at Pergamum is one of many suggestions.2 Octavian became Augustus Caesar in 27 BC after an elaborate public show of resignation and humility.3 (Augustus was a religious title meaning "revered" which the Roman peopl ...
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  • Botticelli - 628 words
    Botticelli McGaharan 1 Jon McGaharan AP Art History Mrs. Johnston 1 December 1999 Botticelli, Sandro. Primavera. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Mark Hardens Artchive. By Mark Harden. Available http://www.artchive.com/ftp site.html. Botticellis masterpiece, Primavera, depicts a scene of slow moving grace in what appears to be a mythical garden. The actual subject of this masterpiece is unknown, but there are volumes of ideas concerning the purposes and meanings the painting could have. Despite the confusion the painting is widely admired and revered as Botticellis finest works. The scene appears to be a spring morning, with a pale light penetrating the straight vertical trees in the backgro ...
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  • Brave New World - 713 words
    Brave New World Brave New World George Santayana once said, "Ideal society is a drama enacted exclusively in the imagination." In life, there is no such thing as a "complete utopia", although that is what many people try to achieve. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is an attempt at a utopian society. In this brave new world, mothers and fathers and family are non-existent. Besides being non-existent, when words of that sort are mentioned, ears are covered and faces of disgust are made. In a report to the Controller, Bernard wrote," ... This is partly due, no doubt to the fact that he heard them talked about by the woman Linda, his m-----"(106). Words of the sort cannot even be written. Art, h ...
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  • Caravaggio, Death Of St Matthew - 1,496 words
    Caravaggio, Death Of St. Matthew Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew Michelangelo de Caravaggio is one of the most renowned and popular artists of the Baroque Period. In fact, many paintings from this period, as well as after have been described as Caravagesque. Caravaggios works are some of the most popular in Italy, as well as around the world, and have been put into there own stylistic group. In his painting, the Martyrdom of St. Matthew, there contains certain characteristics that make the painting easily recognizable to a connoisseur of fine paintings. This paper will discuss some background of this artists life, the content of the work, some ideas that it portrays and contains, and a visu ...
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  • Dancing Diety - 1,047 words
    Dancing Diety For a long time I have had a vast interest in a small sculpture located in my parents entryway. This sculpture is a figure with four arms, stands on one leg atop what appears to be a baby, and wears a funny looking headdress of some sort. For years Ive wondered why this little man had four arms, stood in such an uncomfortable-looking fashion, and what meaning he has. Finally, my wonder has turned to insight, as a course I took in college, Art History, has suddenly shown me the light. The first real picture that I saw of this funny little guy, Nataraja, was in our textbook where I learned he is a god adopted by the ancient Indian imperial Cholas. We were then assigned a visit to ...
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  • Donatello - 1,312 words
    ... nt is seen on page thirteen, image seven. During this time it was tradition that Hoell 6 mercenary commanders were honored with equestrian portraits wither painted or sculpted in their memory (Poeschke p.398). Donatello was commissioned to make the statue. This work was one of the main reasons Donatello went to Padua. He was paid 1140 lire for this monument. His purpose was to make this stature more powerful and lifelike than any other equestrian he had seen before (Pope-Hennessy p.200, 202). The work was given the name Gattamelata that was Erasmos nickname meaning cunning cat. There were many delays to actually complete Gattamelata. Most of the work was done between 144-1450. Though, it ...
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  • Donatello Was Quoted Saying I Was The Firsta Revolutionary I Was Creating A New Kind Of Sculpture Before The Others Were Even - 988 words
    Donatello was quoted saying I was the first--a revolutionary. I was creating a new kind of sculpture before the others were even born (www.reniassancesculpture.com). Donatello was wise beyond his years. Little did he know that he was so right. He had many of breakthroughs in marble, bronze, and wood sculpture, including the first male nude since the Romans and the very first equestrian (horse and rider) statue. Donatello can be considered a genius. He rediscovered the classical past and at the same time he took sculpting to a whole new level. Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi (Donatello) was born in Florence, Italy, in 1436. He came from a very humble background. His father was a wool carder. ...
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  • Donatello Was Quoted Saying I Was The Firsta Revolutionary I Was Creating A New Kind Of Sculpture Before The Others Were Even - 1,052 words
    ... onze David is weight shifting technique to a tee. Along with a couple of other things this weight shifting technique gives his statues character. Character that makes his stautes unlike any before and after his. Another thing that makes his sculpture so special is the facial expressions on all the faces. On every face there is a different expression. On some of his faces there is just a plain face as in his horse and rider sculpture of Gattamelata. Gattamelata just has a regular expressionless face. But on some of his later works in particular like the Mary Magdalane the facial expressions are very complex. He uses a wide range of facial expressions from very calm to extremely disturbed. ...
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  • Donatellos Bronze David - 1,792 words
    Donatello's Bronze David Donatellos Bronze David Thesis: Donatello was one of the most important fifteenth century masters whose bronze David is an enigma that is unlike Donatellos other works in its different style, and unknown time of origin. Donatello was a gifted sculptor who lived in the fifteenth century and had a great impact on not only the Italian Renaissance, but also on the future of art in general. He was an innovator in his time and his sphere of influence enveloped all those around him. Donatello was one of the most important fifteenth century masters whose bronze David is an enigma that is unlike Donatellos other works in its different style, and unknown time of origin. First, ...
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  • During The 19th Century, A Group Of Artists In France Broke Away From The Traditional Realistic Style Of Painting, To A Style - 795 words
    During the 19th century, a group of artists in France broke away from the traditional "realistic" style of painting, to a style that would later be named 'Impressionism.' The name comes from Monet's painting, "Impressionism: Sunrise," adopted by the artists after critics scornfully classified the paintings to be impressions. The times were changing and with that change came many new materials, techniques and fresh ideas; the artists also felt the need for a drastic change in art so they defied their teachings and rejected realistic painting. The leading artists in this movement were Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Manet. Although the first Impressionist exhibition, "Salon Des Refuses" (rejects f ...
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  • Early Roman Architecture - 449 words
    Early Roman Architecture DAVID HATFIELD ART HISTORY I FALL 2000 The Romans gained much of their engineering skill from the Etruscans and drew on Etruscan and Asian models for the semicircular arch. From them, the Romans learned the use of the keystone arch, which enabled them to build extremely strong and durable structures. Many of these engineering and architectural projects are still standing. Some are still in use after two thousand years like this bridge in Spain. Early Roman architects were influenced by Greek post-and-lintel construction. But the Greek design was limited in its capabilities to span large distances and being able to bear heavy loads while not falling down of its own we ...
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright - 1,445 words
    ... John Wiley & Son Inc., 1979, 16 - 18, 153, 215, 347. Art History 5 December 2000 Frank Lloyd Wright American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright is considered the pioneer in modern style and one of the greatest figures in twentieth-century architecture (Twombly, 16). According to Frank Lloyd Wright: having a good start, not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time. It appears that from the beginning, Frank Lloyd Wright was destined by fate, or determination, or by his mothers support, to be one of the most innovative and celebrated architects o ...
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  • Great Ages - 1,956 words
    Great Ages November 7th, 1997 World Art History 1010 The Great Ages When we think of history we don't often think of art. We don't realize how the history of art can help us learn more about the people, the cultures, and the belief systems of those who lived hundreds and thousands of years before us. Art has developed, influenced, and contributed starting from the great Stone Age to the present day. Art gives an insight into the changes and evolution that man and culture have gone through to become what is today. Art is culture, art is the essence of the people who make it and the best way to appreciate art is to look at the history of it and it's evolvement through time. The Great Ages cons ...
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  • Greek Grave Steles - 1,742 words
    Greek Grave Steles To us who live in modern times the melancholic look that we find in the sculpture of cemeteries throughout the world is something we take for granted. Although its authenticity has been lost to us, this so-called look can be traced back to 5th century Greek funerary sculpture. For us it is only natural to associate such a look with death. However, as the above verse elaborates, the Greeks viewed death somewhat differently from the way we do. To them death freed their souls and brought true happiness: then why does their grave sculpture look so pensive and thoughtful? It is because unlike today where the dead are only represented figuratively in a sobbing angel or mournful ...
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  • Growth In Writing - 436 words
    Growth In Writing Emily Gillette DVWR 101.004 Professor Bull September 22,2000 Growth in Writing Writing is one of my favorite things to do. Expressing yourself is so much easier when given time to think about what needs to be said. I would like to believe that I have a very rich writing history. I keep a journal of all my daily events. I also keep a book close by so if I think of any poems I can write them down right away. My favorite piece of writing was a story that I wrote in my first semester English class. The name of the story was Fade. This Semester two of my classes will require me to turn in written assignments. This semester should not be two difficult in terms of how much writing ...
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  • History Of Track And Field - 1,010 words
    History Of Track And Field The History of Track and Field Track and Field events, also known as athletics, have progressed a great deal since their birth in Olympus, around the ninth century B.C. More athletes and more nationalities compete in Track and Field than in any other Olympic sport. Athletics is one of the largest attractions at the Modern Olympics, drawing in huge crowds of spectators and creating intense interest at summer Olympics. Track and Field events have come a long way since the Ancient Greek Olympic games. Many events and techniques have been revised, added, or eliminated since the original Greek Olympics. The Olympic motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius is describing the Track ...
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