"Sculpture" Essays and Research Papers

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DAVID MICHELANGO, DONATELLO, this is on the four different architures that are sculptures of David.

The Four Davids David, who was destined to be the second king of Israel, destroyed the Philistine giant Goliath with stone and a sling. Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini each designed a sculpture of David. However, the sculptures are drastically different from one another. Each one is unique in its own certain way. Donatello, whose David was the first life-size nude statue since Classical times, struck a balance between Classicism and the realism by presenting a very real image of...

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How To Talk About Sculpture 2

Art 31: The Visual Experience Fall 2013 Professor Mary F. Zawadzki Talking About Sculpture 1. what kind (type) of sculpture is it? relief: low/bas; high; sunken in the round 2. what is it made out of? How does this affect the feel and intended use of the sculpture? Consider if the material is an advancement for that time (i.e. oil paints) 3. subject - what or who does it represent? 4. method of sculpting? additive -- Rodin subtractive -- Michelangelo found object -- Duchamp 5. style/period? regional...

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Marble Statue Of A Youthful Hercules Analysis

developments of sculpture are closely associated with the emergence of human society. A sculpture is the history of human identity recording the thoughts, culture, and aesthetic concept of the people at that age, and also reflects the worship of one generation to another. The Marble Statue of a Youthful Hercules, a Roman marble sculpture from A.D. 69 to 98, Flavian dynasty, depicts the Greek Mythology hero: Hercules . In contrast, Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Lefem), an African wood sculpture from 19th...

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David by Gianlorenzo Bernini

Interpretation What can be seen in the artwork? The sculpture shows us the biblical character, David, who slew Goliath. We can see David holding the sling which he will use to kill Goliath. Below David is his cuirass (medieval body armor that covers the chest and back) which was given to him by King Saul before the encounter with Goliath. Also present below him is a harp whose tip is shaped like that of an eagle, a symbolic reference to the Borghese family. Bernini conceived and carved his...

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Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi The biggest sculptor of the XXth century, Constantin Brancusi the central figure in the modern art movement and a pioneer of abstractization is considered to be the father of modern sculpture. The uniqueness of his sculptures comes from their elegance and the sensible use of his materials combining the simplicity of popular Romanian art and the elegant Parisian avangardism. The most important characteristics of Brancusi’s art are probably the verticality, horizontality...

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Michelangelo's The Rome Pieta and Crouching Boy, and Nola's Monument of Don Pedro of Toledo

The three sculptures chosen is The Rome Pietà and Crouching Boy by Michelangelo and Monument of Don Pedro of Toledo by Giovanni Nola. The sculptures are from the Renaissance era in Italy and all were sculpted in marble within 50 years of each other. Each has at least one main figure although the Monument of Don Pedro does not use a human figure as the focus of the sculpture. There as some unique similarities in the context of each of these works, since they could all be viewed as symbols of...

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Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis is not only an example of a prolific female artist, but is a sculpture of African American and Native American decent. In Lewis’s sculptures we see stylistically neoclassic imagery with an important twist, she puts her own identity at the periphery. Lewis work encompasses themes of religion, freedom and slavery and while she sometimes depicts African, African American and Native American people in her sculptures, she more often neutralized her subjects race or ethnicity which made her...

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Interpretation of ``Ozymandias``

imagery and a very impressive ironical way to write this poem. Basically, the poem is divided into two parts; the first eight lines are describing an ancient decayed sculpture seen by a traveler. The last six lines however talk about the words on the pedestal and the desolate surroundings; he contrasts the great sculpture with the surrounding emptiness, which gave a stronger feeling about the poem. In Shelley's work, it described the visage "sneer of cold command"(Line, 5). From this...

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Bronze Statue of an Aristocratic Boy: Formal Analysis

Aristocratic Boy is an important piece of Roman sculpture which references this wealth, prosperity, and education based on its Greek influences of craft, posture, and dress. Emphasized by the proportion and form, this statue not only gives the viewer a clear indication of the boy's social status, but it is also a good example of how the Romans were influenced by Greek culture. In comparison to the Doryphoros, it is apparent that this sculpture was probably based on the Greek canon of proportions...

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Dionysus and Pan

Dionysus ‘Dionysus’ is a beautiful sculpture of Dionysus, the Greek God of Wines and Fertility, and Pan, the God of the Wilderness. The sculpture originated from the Roman Empire around 50-150 A.D. Even though a Roman artist created the sculpture, it holds a significant influence of the Greek art technique. The Romans got most, if not all of their creative ideas for art from the cultures they defeated. This magnificent artwork incorporates the elements of the Greeks naturalistic style, along with...

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