Francesco used a style that I really enjoy, it is called pittura di tocco and it is a style known for its small dotting in the art work and it's small but clean brush strokes. It's a style that not many artist can lock down it is very very advanced. He started in venice italy when he was passed down a shop from his father who was deceased and he worked alongside his brother to make and sell hand made paintings. His paintings are beautiful painting like the venetian capriccio which is a landscape painting of the molo towards santa Maria. He was born october 1712 and when his father passed away in the year 1716 and that's when he had the shop passed down to him, he was only 4 when the shop was handed down to him and his brother. He worked with
Fillippo Brunelleschi is famous for such ideas and projects as the “Cupola of the Duomo” in Florence and for the way he convoluted forms of classical architecture according to the new spirit of his age. In the Florentine workshops he was trained as a sculptor and goldsmith and in 1401 he became well known by winning a competition for the second door of Baptistery “Ex Aequo” with Lorenzo Ghiberti, who was commissioned to carry out the work. The Bargello Museum holds the panels of the “Sacrifice of Isaac” that the two artists carried out for this competition. It is believed Brunelleschi most likely spent the next three years studying sculpture and architecture with his friend Donatello in Rome. In 1401 he joined
The painting depicts one of the most decisive victories of the American Revolution. Prior to the battle American morale was very low, even Washington was becoming doubtful. The continental army was forced out of New York and pushed across most of New Jersey on a desperate retreat induced by many British victories. The British troops that occupied the small town of Trenton were convinced that American morale was much too broken for any sort of attack… Washington had other plans. (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
Matteo Ricci was a born in Italy in 1552. He became a Jesuit and went a mission to China in 1583. He lived out the rest of his twenty seven years in China, bringing in Western culture and technology, while learning about what China had to offer. In his novel, The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, Jonathan Spence retells Ricci’s life story, while also adding information about the world at the time. Spence tells Ricci’s story in an interesting way, by assigning Chinese characters and images that he believes Ricci would have used in his memory palace, a fictional tool to remember what that took place during his life. The memory palace works by assigning memories to a character or image, so when you think of the image, you can remember the memories associated with it. Spence then breaks up the chapters separately by each image or character and talks about the history and story from Ricci’s life associated with the image or character. This essay will primarily focus on chapter four of the novel, though a summary of the themes of chapter six is included as well. In chapter four Spence largely discusses the three main religions of the Western world, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and then draws parallels with the three largest religions in China at the time, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. However, these examples are not the only instances where a trio of three religions and belief systems are present. At the end of the Warring States period in China, around 350 BCE, China was
The left side of the painting includes American icons such as Steve Irwin, Prince, Abraham Lincoln, and the “army” being led by George Washington. This could symbolize the American lifestyle that focuses and is represented mainly by society's take on who is important to the culture. This is often popular or influential celebrities, iconic presidents and/or leaders such as Abraham
The iconic imagery of George Washington is present in various aspects of everyday life to the average American citizen; his portraits are displayed in government buildings, museums, a mountainside, and even loose pocket change. In a sense, his image has become a pseudo-allegorical figure representing the stability and power of the United States. Although the humble Washington has been documented as discontent with the act of sitting for artists, he patiently allowed hundreds of painters and sculptures to capture his likeness throughout his lifetime. None more frequent than the prominent renaissance-man and close friend, Charles Willson Peale and his family of artistic prodigies. Therefore, on account of his father’s status and success, Rembrandt
Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington is called the “Lansdowne” painted in the 1800, it is located in the American Wing; room Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Galleries of Eighteen–century American Art. It is an oil canvas painting displayed upright against the wall near the corridor, dimension are 48 x 37 in. This painting was lent to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stienhardt in 2008. Alongside the George Washington portrait there are other portraits by Gilbert Stuart’s, such as “Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes” and “Jaudenes y Nebot.” From a curator’s point of view, I felt like the artwork around the “George Washington” portrait was ideal because they all represented people in politics. The painting “Matilda Stoughton de Jaudenes”
The illustration of this painting, George Catlin was a famous painter. He was originally a lawyer was was interested in the Indians. He never became or a was a historian.Even though he wasn't a historian he gave speeches about the indians to promote his work. Coming back from Washington, they picked up their traditions. The indians didn't come back the same as they left. That's what i think the picture does a good job of showing. The Indian on the left is in traditional Indian clothes,but the Indian on the right comes back looking much more like the culture back in washington. Although there misunderstood the culture in washington. As you can see the man on the right is holding a ladies fan. This shows that they misunderstood the
The historical background of the place itself of the painting is that Washington Square which was known as the Potter’s Field. It used to be an execution grounds and a cemetery in the early 1800s for many slaveries including a young female slave Rose Butler who was executed in the Potter’s Field. However, the cemetery has evolved to become a parade and drill ground for the soldiers for the Seventh Regiment. Washington Square became a historical place because of the many evolutions that it had went through in the United States.
The next pieces of art were made with commemorative intentions, so that we not only fail to forget our history for better or for worst, but also to give thanks to those who have sacrificed themselves in the name of what they were fighting for. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial constructed in 1980-1982 and made out of Black granite, was designed by a student name Maya Lin. This controversial wall Bears the names of 60,000 American servicemen and women who died or are missing from the time of the war. These names were cleverly engraved down chronological order by year of death/missing. The memorial has influenced many other public memorials, despite the fact many were against it in the beginning. Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West depicts the military battle of 1759 in which the British Army defeated the French in a struggle for control of the Canadian portion of North America. The general, James Wolfe died on the battlefield just as his troop’s secured victory. His death represented the idea of patriotic self-sacrifice. This painting was also a controversial piece because of the wardrobe choice the artist decided to depict the “heroes” in. What really strikes me those most in this painting is the background. There is a billowing of smoke that seems to encompass almost half of the canvas, however the light from the midday sun looks as if it is starting to shine through. This could represent the victory of the battle or the Gods coming to lay General Wolfe to rest. You can also see that all the men surrounding General Wolfe are turned his way or even blatantly pointing. This draws the viewer to Wolfe’s fallen form even despite the fact that there is so much more surrounding him. Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware honors George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. This act was the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces
Sometimes words cannot exactly explain what we want to convey, so we need a visual to support it. A similar thing was observed in the article of Alan M. Dershowitz, he cleverly makes use of Ben Shah’s painting in the article to grab the attention of folks. The author writes about a murder case of a paymaster and a guard of the South Braintree by Sacco and Vanzetti, both were Italian immigrant anarchists. Surprisingly, the truth was not revealed that whether Sacco and Vanzetti were the killers and this case is still unsolved. I agree with the author that the trials could not get to the fair results. I believe that the painting is an ironic symbol of the justice. It silently expresses a lot what the text can’t. I think the painting adds words
Majority of Americans youngsters work and attend to school at the same time, due to the lack of money or for the pleasure of having money. Most of the times teen agers around junior year, start applying for jobs, it’s the perfect age to get a part time job. These youngsters mostly look out for fast food restaurants; for instance, McDonald, KFC or Popeye’s. These type of jobs are right-fitting for youngsters, since they undermine school attendance and involvement, and only requite few logical skills. Etzioni’s essay illustrates the difficulties and reasons why youngsters prefer easy, low income jobs than staying at school and get an education. Etzioni agrees that these jobs for the teen agers are unnecessary, since it distracts them from pursuing
In the womb of his mother's belly, getting an ultrasound, which is one of the many best sights in the world while having a baby, the parents hearts dropped when they saw what was going to happen to their child. The parents’ know that one day they would have to go back to the doctor to help them with this difficulty. Born with a child with a disorder or a disease is one the most devastating moments. Giovanni Cascio was born with a disease called arthrogryposis, a neuromusculoskeletal disorder that affects various joints in the body.
The painting was a commissioned work for the Medici Family of Florence, a powerful political and financial family which would later go on to become an influential royal house for centuries. Throughout the painting, there is evidence of movement and a prevailing sense you