Various pieces of art found thousands of years ago depict characters based on certain events and legends. I will be analyzing two works of art: The Sound Box of the Great Lyre, a wooden music box (33 x 11 cm) found in present-day Iraq c. 2600-2500 BCE, and Lapith Fighting a Centaur, a high metope relief (1.42 m) on the side of the Parthenon in Ancient Greece c. 447-432 BCE. The former represents a bull with a low relief under its head, depicting animals mimicking the lifestyle of humans. The latter exemplifies a nude man struggling against a mythical creature that is half-man half-horse2. Although these works are from across the world with completely different cultures, they both have similar
By comparing The Thirteen Emperors (seventh century A.D) (Figure 1) by Yan Liben (600-673), ink and color on silk, is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Xie Huan (1377-1452)’s Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden (ca. 1437) (Figure 2), ink and color on silk, is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Both artists used the same subject matter (hand roll), and employed a different repetitive process they convey two distinct ideas; the differences between thirteen emperors in Yan and the idea of confucianism in Huan.
Art History is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts. The history of art, we feel, can sometimes be confused with art criticism. However, Art History is concerned with finding the value of the artistic piece in respect with others in the same category of art or movement, and art criticism is more of an evaluation of art. The art examined best represents the culture during the time period, visions the artist imagined, and history behind an event. It also represents society in a specific area, beliefs the people may have, writing that tells a story, the natural world and environment, conflict between people and areas, and the human body. With these representations, artwork overall represents the life in which we live (d). Each piece has its own genre, design, format and style to it. This makes each piece extremely different, yet pleasing to the eye. They also vary between paintings, sculptures and architecture. These different types also make a variety of artwork to be seen by all people. The art pieces that I chose, Jar, Bottle and Glass by Juan Gris, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, and Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, seemed interesting to me and I believe to best represent the context in which they were created, along with the major artistic movements of the time. I went on to research them more thoroughly to better understand the history behind them,
A work from Chapter one that stood out to me was the "Tomb of Ti." (p. 39) It is a tomb sculpture that depicts a hunt for hippopotamus and birds. The hunt is comprised of a few hunters, out in the wild with their tools or weapons, while there is another person commanding them who is noticeable larger than the hunters. This is to signify the dominance or rank of the huntsman. The work is started by sketching a grid onto the wall of the tomb. After doing that wherever they wanted to position the humans they would begin to place their body parts in certain positions. The artists did not proportionize the humans, thus making it seem more like they were observers of everyday life. This method for art lasted around 2,500
The artwork is one of the main ways to express the culture of a region or a country. Therefore, art has played a very important role throughout history. When talking about art, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is probably that art is a painting or it is a sculpture. However, art has many forms of expression, and it closely connects to human’s daily life. Besides paintings and sculptures, art is everywhere around us. I am always interested in how people have linked art with daily life throughout history. For this reason, the two pieces of artwork I chose from my visit to the Museum of Fine Arts are both objects that can be used in everyday life: one is the mixing bowl and the other is an incense burner. Though they are from different cultures, have different making processes, and have a different purpose in usage, they both are good examples to show how artists tried to apply art using different techniques to human’s daily life.
I selected a sculpture from the museum to analyze. The sculpture’s name is: Totem Pole. There was not one specific artist, instead there were several artists who helped create this piece of art. The Coosa Valley Woodcarving Club members worked together to carve this Totem Pole in 1985. The media used was wood and oil paints. The Totem Pole represents the many tribes of Native American tribes in this area. Meaning that the animals shown would represent different groups or tribes who are all a part of a close community. There are many elements of art that are visible with this sculpture. One element of art displayed is Line. There is a contrast of both regular and irregular lines where some regular lines are incorporated closely to irregular lines. This is shown on the wings of the bird towards the middle of the totem pole where the top of the wing is straight and the lines that are carved in a more vertical direction seem to look irregular due to the lines not being completely straight down. Irregular lines are used mainly here since the lines used look to be reflecting the wilderness of nature and
Instinctual Behaviors Social structure -For pigs the hierarchy is part of their social structure it’s formed at social maturity levels and is developed as fast as when they are a week old. Piglets form a teat and it stays the same as long as they are still in the same group together. Usually the largest pig in the group is the domain in the group. If pigs do not know each other they will fight until their remains one big tough pig that bosses the others which is the dominate one in the pen.Reproduction - pigs have a very high reproductive cycle since they can produce more than two litters of piglets a year. Sows female pigs have a heat cycle of twenty-one days you can tell the sow is in heat when they stand still to having pressure on their back and lower back without wanting to get away. That means she is ready and accepts the boar male pig.It's important to know the signs of when the pigs are in the state of heat and their behavior. It usually takes three to five minutes then separate the pigs and repeat in twelve to twenty-four hours.Mothering - Sows behavior is crucial to the development of growth for the piglet. Before she is ready to give birth hours before the sow nest builds with straw, grass, and other materials in her environment. Nursing is frequent and is good for the growth of the piglets. The milk has an impact on nursing behavior individual patterns are repeated with sows.Feeding - You should feed them good clean food and feed them one time. Follow how much
Modern figurines of art stem directly from the hands of the ancient’s. The organic forms of modernly sculpted artifacts can most likely be directly referenced to the movements of prehistoric artworks. There seems to be an ongoing transition on how cultures no matter how stretched apart through time, contrasted by ethnicity or religious views; can all be somewhat related to each other by the methods or principles portrayed through their artworks. In fact, I saw that very transition; within two works in which are extremely different in meaning, craftsmanship, time, culture and so on. However, I was still able to find similarities within the artifacts. In this paper I will examine Venus of Willendorf, a Paleolithic carving in limestone; which can fit in the palm of one’s hand. As well as, The Sacrifice of Chacmool, which are a plethora of Mesoamerican statues emulating rituals of sacrifice.
C111, the left side one, with a headdress, is the main sculpture that I want to discuss in this paper. Being purchased from C. T. Loo , who’s been considers as the leading Chinese artifacts dealer in the twentieth century , the statue, combines a bodhisattva image with a lotus base, is in excellent condition, although
Art by its nature is a subject of the philosophical, social, economic, political or religious context surrounding its creator. More often than not, a work of art addresses a specific topic or somewhat revolves around a particular person. Therefore, it is impossible to separate the context of a piece of painting, either historical or cultural, to its intrinsic value or the artwork's meaning. On the other hand, different cultures and time utilized specific conventions that govern the representation of objects of creativity. This essay highlights various pieces of art and their relationship to particular cultural, political, economic, or social settings. Moreover, it pinpoints how different times influence art presentation.
The Eagle-headed Apkallu Guardian Figure is a low relief sculpture from 883-859 B.C. Assyria. Made from gypsum, this sculpture measures approximately 42 1/8 inches tall, 26 inches wide and 1 ½ inches thick. The sculpture is mounted on the wall of the dark, navy-blue painted Antiquities section of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, dimly lit by the luminance of showcase lights. The guardian figure watches over the room as visitors pass through the archway between two exhibits of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In The Eagle-headed Apkallu Guardian Figure, the artist uses compositional choices, stylistic
Both Etruscan and Roman tomb sculpture function to memorialize the departed allowing them to move on from the world of the living and seeks to comfort those who have lost the ones they love. The two societies have differing practices in regards to death and therefore sculptures concerning the subject are somewhat different with a few identifiable similarities. While both societies seek to comfort the living and commemorate the dead this is achieved through different approaches. The Etruscan Sarcophagus with reclining couple from Cerveteri, Italy and the Mummy of Artemidorus from Roman Egypt are two examples of contrasting representations of the dead. When analyzing tomb sculpture one of the main questions is whether the work adapts a retrospective approach (presentation of the deceased as they were in life) or a prospective one (the viewpoint of looking forward to life beyond the grave). While the Etruscan sarcophagus gives a more retrospective memorialization through the depiction of the couple in a state of regularity the Roman Mummy of Artemidorus presents a more prospective approach concerning the deceased through the emphasis of funerary practices.
Our world is full of so many grandiose monuments, eye-catching sculptures, and stunning statues, each having an individual story to tell. Thousands of them have been created however, only a small number of them are actually extraordinary and picture-worthy. This paper will compare and contrast two of those picture-worthy sculptures. Furthermore, I will examine the aspects of each of these sculptures. I will compare and contrast what each of them represents, the differences in texture, their size and their tone.
The story of the “Three Little Pigs” has been around for a very long time. Parents have been telling their children this tale for generations. This story tells the narrative of three pigs, who construct their homes of three different materials, one straw, one wood and one brick. Then, comes along a Big Bad Wolf, who blows down two of the three homes and then focuses on tricking the final pig into coming out of his house so that he too, can be eaten. In this story, the third little pig, who made his home of brick, was the most admirable because he was clever, hard-working and courageous.
I went to The Art Institute of Chicago on a Thursday when it was free for Illinois resident and when there were different exhibitions going on. There was long line at the entrance near the museum at 6pm in the evening. I went alone because I thought I can have better focus on picking a good art work. I was ready to go through all the magnificent paintings for my art museum paper. As I walked through the museum, there were colorful Indian Modern art exhibited for the occasion. They were big and vibrant. The was also a special exhibition of Tarsila Do Amaral, one of the leading Latin American Modernist artist who paint like Cubism, Futurism and expressionism. Her artworks were childlike in terms of the painting style of objects and people. I was most fond of the modernist and contemporary part of the gallery with painters like Salvador Dali and Francis Bacon. I was fascinated with Salvador Dali’s Venus de Milo with Drawers. The drawers unnaturalistically located on a human body was intriguing. The depth of the human mind and subconsciousness are creatively represented by these drawers on Venus de Milo. Francis bacon’s work Figure with meat was not bad either. Figure with Meat is a disturbing depiction of Pope Innocent X sat in front of a cow carcass cut lengthways in half. (Gould) Like his other painting, the theme is dark and twisted. The carcass is included serve as a direct reminder that death will be at the end await