Part a

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Part A
On page 118 of your textbook is a picture of the sculpture Pietà by Michelangelo. As we have studied, Michelangelo’s Renaissance period returns to the Greeks for inspiration and ideas. Using 200 – 250 words, answer the following questions. Don’t forget to defend your answer referencing the themes of the Hellenics and Hellenistics as discussed in this module. 1. Is Pietà more of a Hellenic or Hellenistic sculpture or a conglomeration of both Greek periods? 2. Compare this sculpture to David. How are the two sculptures similar and how are they different in intent, subject matter and mastery? Which one do you prefer? Why?

Michelangelo’s Pieta is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding Christ. This sculpture is
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140, Duane Hanson’s Woman Eating, 1971; pp. 142, Claes Oldenburg, Soft Toilet, 1966; pp. 144, Christo and Jean-Claude, The Gates, 2004 Using 200 – 250 words, answer the following:
1. What is the name of the sculpture you have chosen to write about?
2. Is this work full-round or relief? Why?
3. How does the artist use the elements of mass, texture, and color in this sculpture?
4. Describe the following:
a. In what art period did your artist create this work?
b. What predominate ideas or themes are found in this art period?
c. How does this sculpture demonstrate these themes or ideas?
5. Do you think this sculpture will someday be considered a masterpiece? Why or why not?
6. Do you like this sculpture? Why or why not?
7. What does your liking or disliking of this sculpture say about you?
I have chosen Duane Hanson, woman eating. This sculpture is full-rounded because she is a three-dimensional piece of art, you can view this sculpture from behind and see the different dimensions. The artist uses mass by showing the obesity of the woman eating ice cream, the texture in this sculpture shows how she looks real and not just a piece of art, the color is also real and human like. This artist was in the pop art movement, as well as hyperrealism. The themes in this art period is influenced by comic books,

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