The Adoration Of Shepherds

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us from being distracted from the areas of emphasis” (77). The folk surrounding the new mother and baby seem to be the area of subordination. Unlike the previous work of art, Three Men Walking is a three-dimensional piece of art which means it possesses certain qualities that Paolo’s The Adoration of Shepherds cannot have. One of these qualities exclusively three-dimensional qualities is having mass. Mass, “the physical bulk of a solid body of material,” is only present in three-dimensional objects because they are a solid body. Three Walking Men has a very thin, almost non-existance mass. It appears as though, “[it] conveys a sense of fleeting presence rather than permanence,” much like Giacometti’s other piece, Man Pointing, found in our
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