Ancient Art Research

Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Francisco Goya, Coronation of the Virgin Pages: 4 (1335 words) Published: December 10, 2012
Ancient Art
By: Lanny Johnson
Individual Project 2
December 1, 2012

This project will look over two pieces of art, it will explain the type of art, materials used in creating the art as well as the contents that pertain to each art piece. This paper will show pictures of the art being discussed along with references for one to be able to view the information obtained for this paper.

Looking at the different art links given were many different type of beautiful pieces of art. One beautiful painting was on titled Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga. This painting was created by Franscisco de Goya Y Lucientes between the years of 1784-1792. The culture of this painting is Spanish/Spain. The painting is of oil done and a canvas, the dimension of this painting is 50 x 40 in. and belongs in The Jules Bache Collection, 1949. The painting itself is one of two dimension.

This particular piece of art is quite unique and symbolizes many things. To start the subject of the painting is a son of a Count and Countess of Altamira. He is clothed in a costume that is red and playing with his pet magpie. In the beak of this magpie is the painter’s calling card. Next to the subject is a cage that contains finches; on the other side are three cats with wide eyes. Looking at the meaning or symbolizing of the object found in the painting one can see that with Christian art birds are known to be the soul and with Baroque art the birds or finches that are caged symbolize innocence. Many believe the artist Goya was trying to illustrate the sensitive boundaries that separate the world of a child from evil or even maybe an observation of the son’s purity and his youth (Lucientes, 2012)

It as if in this painting the child is begging for his father to look at him and see his unknotted life. There are knots in this painting that also symbolize things the first one is when the child was bonded to his soul, this represents when he was conceived and the sin...
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