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Assignment #1, Option 2: Sculpture of the Renaissance A time of extraordinary beauty in the field of art was the period known as High Renaissance. There was a growing trend towards realism, and artists of the time aspired to achieve beauty, harmony and naturalism in their work. These qualities began to revolve around a movement called humanism, which was a philosophical school of thought that attached more importance to humans and less to God. In this respect, sculpture became so incredibly lifelike...

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Greek Sculpture

Greek Sculpture Greek Sculpture evolved and transformed throughout the ancient civilization through nearly nine hundred years and three major historical periods. Over the lengthy time that the Greeks prospered, many artists and sculptors worked to perfect the arts that they labored on. They started from the ground up and their art continuously developed from the feet, eventually up to the head where the sculpture was perfected. Each period, from the Geometric to the Hellenistic had significant...

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Cullen Sculpture Garden Analysis

Artworks in the Cullen Sculpture Garden The sculptures that adorn the acre-wide Cullen Sculpture Garden are not just an exhibit. They are an experience. They are to be walked amongst, and viewed as they are exposed to the elements. Light, shadow, weather, all play a part in how they are viewed throughout the day. In essence, no one sees the exact same sculpture. In full light the trees still dapple the sculptures with shadow. Metallic sculptures cast dark shadows. The steel sculptures especially challenged...

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Indian Painting and Sculpture

Painting and Sculpture Introduction Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. The earliest Indian paintings were the rock paintings of pre-historic times, the petroglyphs  found in places like Bhimbetka , some of them from before 5500 BC. And also an imperative part of Indian art culture is dominated by sculptures in India. Indian sculptures started from bronze and other stones. Sculpture of India has its roots from the planet’s oldest...

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Sculpture and Ralph Hicks

a cold and overcast day in February and a man sits alone at a park bench, at the Odette Sculpture Park. He watches as the river splashes aggressively about, caused by the strong wind blowing that day. Perched above him on the top of a hill just a few feet from the road, sits a large-scale sculpture called “Salutation”, by Ralph Hicks. Standing only 6 feet tall, it’s original conception called for the sculpture to have a height 30 feet and be placed at five of the major entryways leading into Toronto...

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Via Solaris Sculpture Analysis

attending Indiana State University, one of the first sculptures I took an interest in was the Via Solaris. “Via Solaris,” Latin for the way or road of the sun. The sculpture is about 20-feet tall and made of bronze and steel. Via Solaris was created by John Van Alstine (b. 1952), an American sculptor living and working in New York State best known for stone and metal abstract sculptures exhibiting exceptional balance and poise. The sculpture is located on the north side of Stalker Hall on the campus...

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Classical Greek Sculpture Analysis

Classical Greek Sculpture Analysis Riace Bronzes (Statue A) This classical Greek sculpture is titled the Riace Bronzes. The Riace statues are two life-size bronze statues each weighing nearly a ton. Statue A which is depicted above is of a young warrior, while statue B which is not depicted is of an older warrior wearing a helmet. In this analysis I will be concentrating on Statue A. The sculptor of this statue remains unknown; however most experts...

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Formal Analysis Assignment Sculpture

Hailey Brangers Formal Analysis/Interpretation of Sculpture Flint Collins Art History 250 February 5, 2015 Menkaure and Khamerernebty, Gizeh, Egypt, Fourth Dynasty, ca. 2490-2472 BCE 1. What are the basic features of the work? Is the process used subtractive (such as low or high relief carving) or additive (such as modeling or assemblage)? What is its medium? Describe the sculpture’s dimensions. Can you detect any damage or evidence of restoration? This is a statue of Menkaure and one of...

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European Gothic Sculpture

"Name and discuss in detail two Gothic sculptures making references to the period in which they were produced, them, composition and style. Discuss briefly the role of a sculpture in a named Cathedral from the Gothic Period." The word "Gothic" was given to the style of architecture that evolved between 1150 and 1499 in Europe. It was invented by the Renaissance historians and artists to express their negative attitude to an art they thought was barbaric. Gothic culture was urban based unlike Romanesque...

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Evaluation of the Sculpture Virgin and Child

through about two dozen different galleries, I finally found the sculpture of Virgin and Child. She stands on a pedestal totaling approximately 6 feet tall, but the sculpture alone is only about half the height. There is a placard on the pedestal citing historical information. The sculpture is French Gothic and is made from marble. She was sculpted somewhere between the years 1325 and 1350. It is also noted that the sculpture is part of the Samuel H Kress Collection, I assume this means he is...

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