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Flotilla Fresco

commissioned me to paint instead of sculpt. I am anarchitect and sculptor not a fresco painter. It is not that I doubt my ability's to completesuch a task, but I believe that there are other artists that would be much better suited for the job than I. It is of course an honor to be chosen to paint such a ceiling and Julius isfar to stubborn to find anyone else but myself, so I will paint and I will make it one of thegreatest fresco paintings there will ever be.(Brandes, 254). The scaffolding that was...

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School of Athens Fresco

Italy and never returning to Dresden again. In Rome and Naples, Mengs produced classical and religious scenes. He also wrote some theoretical texts under the influence of Johann Joachim Winckelmann. This painting is a full-size copy of the famous fresco the School of Athens painted by Raphael in 1508 in the Vatican. This copy was commissioned by the Duke of Northumberland in 1749 and represents the ancient knowledge of the most famous philosophers with in the centre Plato and Aristotle whose doctrines...

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Fresco Fresco which means fresh in Italian, is a form of painting murals in earth tones are directly applied to wet plaster. The first fresco paintings have been dated as far back as 30,000 years ago. The earliest discoveries being of paintings done in the Chauvet cave located in France. More than 15,000 years ago frescoes were created in other caves in Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain. These examples of early fresco paintings are brilliant testimony of the long history of this form of art...

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School of Athens

II released all the other artists and gave Raphael individual responsibility for the stanze. The job of Raphael was to paint a number of frescos (painting on wet plaster wall) in the Stanza della Segnatura; Vatican, Rome. Among these was the School of Athens which I have selected to discuss in this paper. (Earls, pages 183-186) (Merlo, pages 98-99) The fresco School of Athens is located in the Vatican in Rome in the Stanza della Segnatura which was the place of the Pope's library and where the...

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Piero Della Fransesca Herakles Artwork

famous work is the cycle of frescoes "The Legend of the True Cross" in the church of San Francesco in the Tuscan town of Arezzo. Statistics: About 1470 Piero della Francesca, Italian, c 1415–1492 Fresco, 151 x 126 cm Genre: European Art, Paintings Location: Early Italian Room This fresco depicting Hercules comes from the artist’s own house in Borgo Sansepolcro. The image of the ancient hero was originally positioned in the upper corner of a room, with its right edge bordering a wall...

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IWT1 Task1

mural paintings and other art forms during the time period (Spanswick, n.d.). Romanesque mural painting techniques were done by wax, distemper, or fresco, but this paper will focus on fresco. Fresco paintings were widely used throughout Italy during the late Middle Ages, but the technique originated 30,000 years ago in France. Romanesque fresco paintings became widespread and a platform for artists to accomplish their works. Murals were painted on walls and ceilings of cathedrals and wood panels...

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Donald Trump

concept of objectivity?(1 pt linear perspective) In renaissance perspective when painting, the artist makes a subjective choice(POV) and applies the objective principles of one point linear perspective to their chosen subject. *In ancient Egyptian frescos and bas-reliefs, what accounts for human figures rendered in different scales? Why? AN:Larger the figure, higher the status(hierarchy of scale) *Why is learning the formal properties so important? AN:-learning the language of art –improve powers...

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A Spiritual and Humanistic Mix - the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

that they do not visually conflict and blend into one of the most often visited pieces of artwork in the world. This work of art can tell us a lot about the values of society at that time and our progression through that period. Michelangelo’s fresco ceiling has since inspired many artists and elements in the ceiling have been imitated often in the years since then. Michelangelo de Buonarotti, a painter, sculptor, architect and poet was born in 1475 in Tuscany, Italy. At the age of twelve...

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Last Judgment

was able to show the way the body moved, as well as its displays of unrestrained passion, overwhelming grief, or endless torment. This is what makes "The Last Judgment" such a unique and exceptional work of art. The Last Judgment is a canonical fresco by the Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo executed on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome, Italy. It is forty-eight feet by forty-four feet masterpiece. The work took four years to complete and was done between 1536 and...

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Art History Essay

1. Nayip Puente-N 2. Art History II, 1304, 12-Week Session 3. Essay #1 Section 1: DESCRIPTION Part 1 of The Videotape #3 entitled The Early Renaissance Italy; depicts the Masaccio’s Holy Trinity (1425-1427). This work of art is painted in fresco in the Dominican Church of Santa Maria Novella, in Florence, Italy. This is one of the first paintings to depict deep space, uses one-point linear perspective to create a “tromp l’oeil” (French for "deceive the eye" ) or an effect that fools the...

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