Sculpture Papers

  • Michelangelo

    1698 words, 7 pages

    Michelangelo was pessimistic in his poetry and an optimist in his artwork. Michelangelo?s artwork consisted of paintings and sculptures that showed humanity in it?s natural state. Michelangelo?s poetry was pessimistic in his response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo?s sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered through it?s many revisions trying to complete his vision. Sculpture was Michelangelo?s main goal and the love of his life. Since his art portrayed both optimism and pessim

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    Donatello The Most Important Sculptor Of The Early Renaissance

    2936 words, 12 pages

    Michelle Hoell Professor Kranz Humanities 2 16 Nov. 2001 Donatello is known as the most important sculptor of the Early Renaissance. The author, John Pope-Hennessy noted him as “one of the greatest artists who ever lived” (Pope-Hennessy p.11). Donatello was a modest person who was very dedicated to his works. Because of his great dedication, he was able to create so much art in so many different varieties (Poeschke p.5). Donatello’s origins, his accomplishments, and his impact are important aspects to appreciate the sculptor, Donatello. Donatello was born on 1386 in Flo

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    Fernando Botero

    1557 words, 7 pages

    The art of Fernando Botero is widely known, revered, paraphrased, imitated and copied, For many, his characteristic rounded, sensuous forms of the human figure, animals, still lifes and landscapes represent the most easily identifiable examples of the modern art of Latin America. For others, he is a cultural hero.To travel with Botero in his native Colombia is to come to realize that he is often seen less as an artist and more as a popular cult figure. In his native Medell璯 he is mobbed by people wanting to see him, touch him or have him sign his name to whatever substa

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    Thank You For Being Greek

    1818 words, 8 pages

    The Ancient Greeks created what has become known as classical art. With that title, they are seen by many as the cornerstone to the western traditions of art and ideas, but the glory of the Greeks is not in their political philosophy or in their statesmanship, but in the fine arts. The Ancient Greeks are known for three main art forms; their sculptures, their temples, and their vase paintings; their art work embodies much of what made the Greek civilization great. The old Hellenics remain the most artistic race in the history of mankind. Fourth and fifth century Greek art is considered the

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    1044 words, 5 pages

    The Greek myth of Andromeda has been a source of inspiration for a large number of artists. In the art of writing, from the Ancient to the Modern literature history, Eschille, Sophocle, Euripide, but also Corneille, Calderon, and Hopkins have all been writing about the mythic adventure that this Ethiopian princess had to face in her life. Other artists, such as painters, musicians, and sculptors have granted their time to some chef-d’oeuvres that built around this myth an ambiance, which today allow us to put some images on some of the scenes of her life. Domenico Guidi, an Italian sculptor f

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    Short Stories Of Roald Dahl

    1458 words, 6 pages

    Roald Dahl Short Stories Some of Dahl’s short stories have been adapted for a television series called ‘Tales of the Unexpected’. With close reference to the stories you have studied, explain whether you think that this title is an appropriate one. The three stories that I have studied, (Lamb to the Slaughter, The Landlady and Neck), were all written by Roald Dahl and used in a TV series entitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected’. The stories were written between 1953 and 1959 and were all televised in the first series of ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in 1979, although Lamb to the Slaughter had earl

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    Human Representation In Art

    1432 words, 6 pages

    Chapter 3: Representing the Human Form Chapter 3 focuses on four cultures and how they each depict the human form differently throughout their artwork. Most of the art made by these people were made for religious and cultural means, and were placed in significant locations such as churches, or to serve as monuments. Studying and examining these pieces from ancient civilizations help answer many questions about the very people who used to paint or sculpt them. Art from Archaic and Classical Greece often portray the human body as the ideal image of physical beauty. Bu

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    Emerson On Art

    3748 words, 15 pages

    ESSAY XII _Art_ Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole. This appears in works both of the useful and the fine arts, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim, either at use or beauty. Thus in our fine arts, not imitation, but creation is the aim. In landscapes, the painter should give the suggestion of a fairer creation than we know. The details, the prose of nature he should omit, and give us only the spirit and splendor. He should know that the land

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    Art 201

    1002 words, 5 pages

    rt Title: Renaissance and Baroque Art Trident University Jennifer E. Parker Module 1 Case Assignment Course Number: ART 201 Course Name: Introduction to Art Dr. Donald Reinhart Introduction According to the Sculpture Gallery, within the course of about two hundred years, four completely different statues of David originated in Italy; all were masterpieces. Donatello’s came first, then Verrocchio’s, followed by Michelangelo’s, and finally that of Bernini. In this paper, we will be looking at the Michelangelo’s and Bernini’s David. Michelangelo, born (Mi

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    Art Across Time

    999 words, 4 pages

    Exam Essay 2 The Development of the Standing Male in Greek Sculptures The art of Greece is usually divided stylistically into four periods: the Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic. In the period of 7th century BC witnessed the slow development of the Archaic style. The on set of the Persian Wars (480 BC to 448 BC) is usually taken as the divided line between Archaic and the Classical periods, and the reign of Alexander the Great (336 BC to 323 BC) is taken as separating the Classical from the Hellenistic periods. Archaic- Inspired by the monumental stone sculpture of E

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    Monument Essay

    1004 words, 5 pages

    Kendal Hiatt Hamilton AP Lang, 5th February 2nd, 2015 2013 Q1 Monument Synthesis Throughout time monuments serve to provide a physical representation of emotional events or a person in order to unify the citizens. When devising a monument, one must regard three critical factors; the location, the materials, and the size. All three of these must be implemented to obtain optimum success in its commemoration. The first element to consider stands as the location. The place of the monument establishes the impact to the people. For example, Source B portrays a

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    Shona Wilson And Jannis Kounellis Essay

    1013 words, 5 pages

    Artists such as Shona Wilson and Jannis Kounellis have used different approaches in their artmaking practise to represent their ideas in their artworks. Shona Wilson is a contemporary Australian sculptor who utilises natural found materials and ceramic to create abstract artworks. She expresses her connection with nature in artworks such as The Streaming 2003, and Interlace 6 2011. Jannis Kounellis is a Greek artist and is one of the founding figures of the ‘art povera’ movement who expresses his history and memory through the use of natural materials in artworks such a

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    Richard Serra And The Torqued Ellipses

    1013 words, 5 pages

    When thinking about sculpture, certain sculptures or artists may come into mind. Almost all of us have a preconceived notion of what sculpture is and should be. When discussing sculpture we may automatically think about Michelangelo’s David, or the Venus de Milo. These examples of sculpture represent very specific points in the Classical and Renaissance periods of the past. But what we may not think about is the notion that sculpture can be created solely for the purpose of conveying the feeling of movement through space and volume. Enter Richard Serra, a sculptor and a

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    Dale Chihuly Jerusalem

    1256 words, 6 pages

    American Glass artist Dale Chihuly has been featured all over the world from the Louvre in Paris to the San Jose Museum of art right here in the Bay Area, but his most notable exhibition was his show called “In The Light of Jerusalem” at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem. The exhibition would take place in the year 2000 and was a tribute "to 4000 years of glass making here in the Holy Land- and more important- a tribute to a unique site in a unique city in a unique country and at the unique time.” Chihuly knew that the Citadel was already a heavily populated area that Jews, Muslims, Ch

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    1502 words, 7 pages

    Surrealism expressed positive sentiments, particularly between World War I and World War II, and it offered society a visual representation upon a reaction against the horrors of World War I. Henry Spencer Moore and Max Ernest are examples of artists who showed their expression through their work. The works of Henry Spencer Moore and Max Ernest provided distinctive, imaginative visions from their subconscious minds that made their viewers physically experience the horrors of war through their paintings and sculptures. Surrealism was to be seen the most influential movem

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    David By Michelangelo

    1506 words, 7 pages

    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simonic was born on 6th March 1475 to an impoverished Florentine family. In his early life Michelangelo lived with a stonecutter in the town of Settignano where his father owned a marble quarry, it was ultimately here that Michelangelo discovered and developed his talent as a sculptor. Michelangelo was unsociable, mistrustful, moody, untidy and above all obsessed with his work. By 15 years of age he was a skilled sculptor and by the time he was 17 he had created amazingly skilled works such as ‘The Battle Of The Centaurs.’ Not only wa

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    1521 words, 7 pages

    Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the model Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. Michelangelo was born on 6 March 1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. His family had for several generations been small-scale bankers in Florence but his father, Lod

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    San Giovanni Di Capistrano

    1779 words, 8 pages

    The artwork I have chosen to research is San Giovanni di Capistrano by Santi Buglioni. This sculpture is circa 1550, and the medium is glazed terracotta. According to article Artwork in Focus at the LACMA website, this rare, nearly life-sized Renaissance statue by Santi Buglioni (1494-1576) is believed to represent Saint John Capistran, also known as San Giovanni di Capistrano, and dates from about 1550. This statue was given to LACMA as a gift of The Ahmanson Foundation in January, 2007. This is a rare treat because terracotta statues from the Renaissance usually remain in the

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    Michelangelo: Family, Childhood, And Artistic Germination

    1780 words, 8 pages

    The artist we know as Michelangelo was born Michelangiolo di Lodovico di Lionardo Buonarroti-Simoni on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, about forty miles from his family's native Florence. Michelangelo's father Lodovico Buonarroti was podesta, a position roughly equivalent to mayor, of the towns Caprese and Chiusi. This was an important position for Lodovico, as he was descended from a wealthy old Florentine family whose claims to nobility respectability had slowly disappeared. The change in the family fortune's left Lodovico Buonarroti resentful and proud, and he was often unemployed, which

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    2294 words, 10 pages

    Michelle Hoell Professor Kranz Humanities 2 16 Nov. 2001 Donatello is known as the most important sculptor of the Early Renaissance. The author, John Pope-Hennessy noted him as “one of the greatest artists who ever lived” (Pope-Hennessy p.11). Donatello was a modest person who was very dedicated to his works. Because of his great dedication, he was able to create so much art in so many different varieties (Poeschke p.5). Donatello’s origins, his accomplishments, and his impact are important aspects to appreciate the sculptor, Donatello. Donatello was born on 1386 in Flo

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    Donatello's Innovations As A Sculptor

    2468 words, 10 pages

    DONATELLO (ca. 1386-1466) as a sculptor most dramatically explored the search for innovative forms capable of expressing the new ideas of humanism and individual achievement of the Early Renaissance. He “left behind him so much work through the world that it may rightly be asserted that no artist worked as hard as he”. With these forethoughts in mind, this essay is intended in exploring the artist Donatello’s innovative techniques and styles in sculpting, expressive of his revolutionizing humanist zest for Roman virtue and form. This essay refers to the versatility and

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    Art Expression

    2222 words, 9 pages

    Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on the world of art. Egyptians needed art for their religious beliefs more than decoration or self-gratification.

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