Mary Novik

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  • Canadian Narrative

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    It was a cool September morning in the 19th century, the brisk, dry breeze of Kentucky's Autumn winds struck my face. It woke me from my slumber within the dark, forlorning cave. The dim glow of dawn's sunrise was refreshing, it gave me a sense of hope that... maybe I could survive running away from my master and live in freedom. Maybe I truly could make it to Canada, it may be getting cold, but temperature could only douse my hope for so long. Standing and brushing the leaves off from my dress,

  • Philadelphia Art Museum Essay

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    while the others looked jollier. Another painting that I observed was a painting by Defendate Ferrari which showed the enthroned Virgin Mary breastfeeding the baby Jesus with Saint John the Evangelist, Catherine of Alexandra, Anthony Abbot, and a saint reading a book. I was attracted to this painting because I would never have thought to have seen a picture of Mary feeding Jesus in that way. This painting was originally an oil and gold on wood and was transferred to canvas. There were so many

  • The Crucifixion Of Christ By William Shakespeare

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    viewer to the importance of religion and the church. The setting of the The Crucifixion is quite the same in most if not all crucifixion paintings, with the placement of a triangular dialogue beginning with the Virgin, Christ, Saint John, and Saint Mary Magdalene. Another common characteristic in crucifixion scenes is the emotional representation of the figures pictured. Although there is an established display of facial expressions in Italian Gothic art, there seems to be more of an emotional connection

  • The Life Of Saint Philomena

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    Saint Philomena was the daughter of a Prince who governed one of the states in Greece and her Mother too was from the royal family. Unfortunately, her parents had no children, but they worshiped idols. However, they continue to offer sacrifices and prayers to their false gods. Certainly, there was a doctor from Rome named Publius, who lived next to them in order to check up her father. Publius was a Christian; seeing the suffering of her parents, inspired by the Holy Spirit, he spoke to them about

  • Symbols And Symbols Of Icons

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    Iconography is the traditional or conventional images or symbols associated with a subject and especially a religious or legendary subject (Iconography). Icons are used in all religions to represent and commemorate religious figures and symbols that are held with great honor within the religion. Icons are used to represent some sacred personage, such as a saint or an angel or Christ (The Definition of Icons). Icons are typically written on wood and honored as sacred (Goldammer). Not only is

  • Armada Portrait Analysis

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    presented herself to the public. In my short story, The Queen’s Decision, Elizabeth’s public and private selves are evident and occasionally contrast with each other, especially during the decision to execute Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Publicly, the Tudor queen had a strong aversion to beheading Mary Stuart, but her personal insights depict hostility to the fellow queen. Elizabeth sitting on a throne made of silk from Asia, in reference to England’s colonial power. The Armada portrait was a public display

  • Madonna And Child Analysis

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    Portraits of the Madonna and Child depicting Mary holding the infant Christ provide a recurrent image in art throughout the ages. In prevalent portrayals over the span of centuries, artists reflect a wide diversity in their representations of the iconic duo. In particular, two works found in the National Gallery of Ireland in the early Italian Renaissance gallery, The Virgin and Child, Saint John the Baptist and Prophets by an unknown artist (1325-1450) and The Virgin and Child by Paolo Uccello (1435-1440)

  • Summary Of Paolo De Matteis'sThe Adoration Of The Shepherds

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    emphasis, the infant Jesus. One of the most effective principles Paolo de Matteis uses in this painting is his use of lines and invisible lines to direct the viewer’s attention to the child in his mother’s arms. The shepherds and their animals, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph are all instances of invisible lines in this painting, as their outstretched hands and lines of vision are all pointing to the baby Jesus. For example, the three women and the child kneeling to the bottom right side of the manger

  • Analysis Of The Dinner Table By Judy Chicago

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    it’s the earliest signs for women, an ancient symbol for the goddess, and the three equal sides represents the equalized world woman try to create. Michelangelo’s Pieta (1498 – 1499) 2a. The subject matter of this is a real representation of Virgin Mary holding the dying body of Jesus Christ. This is exactly what

  • The Secret Life Of Bees Character Analysis

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    someone. Black Mary, for example, is a mother figure to many people in the novel, “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd. The Secret Life of Bees was set in 1965. The novel, written by Sue Monk Kidd, mostly talks about a coming of age process with the main character, Lily Owens as she grows up. She learns about the love, family, and Black Mary. Black Mary is a major piece to the novel for she is one of the reasons that Lily developed as a person so much.The use of Black Mary as a symbol helps