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  • A Brief Look at the History of Sculpture

    arts of architecture‚ landscaping‚ painting‚ and sculpture. These diverse forms of art have their own unique qualities‚ all of which can be accented with sculpture in some way. As sculpture usually relates closely to the other arts in expression and style‚ it still relies on all of the social aspects of the society in which it resides for its meaning and purpose. The three-dimensional and long-lasting qualities contribute to the wide use of sculpture as a cultural expression of the beliefs and ideals

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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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  • 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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  • Pathless Woods: Sculpture Analysis

    Sculptures come in many shapes‚ types‚ and forms due to not only the many different mediums that can be used‚ but also due to the ever-evolving nature of what constitutes as a sculpture and the materials that can be used to create sculptures. The two sculptures from the Ringling that I chose were The Pathless Woods‚ an interactive exhibit created by Anne Patterson‚ and Bodhisattva of Compassion created by Quan Am out of wood. The Pathless Woods created an experience of an installation piece‚ included

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  • Sculpture and Late Assyrian Palace

    the development of Assyrian art when sculpture was otherwise rare. Lamassu were powerfully evocative of strength‚ speed‚ and intelligence. It was considered by the Assyrians as a protective guardian of their houses‚ palaces‚ gateways‚ and cities. It also symbolized as a sign of Assyrian power which was displayed to foreign dignitaries and ambassadors. There is no historical evidence showing that Lamassu was worshipped as a god. Indeed‚ most of the sculptures were placed at gateways‚ palaces‚ underneath

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  • The Three Sculptures Of Donatello's David

    Renaissance‚ Donatello created a sculpture of David by recreating a scene from the Bible. As time passed Michelangelo created a newer version of David that wasn’t so youthful and had more detail than Donatello’s David. Sculpting had evolved over time when Bernini finally created an elaborate David in mid-fight. All of these sculptures were acceptable in the time in which they were created but as time went by people’s preferences had changed and so had the purpose of the sculptures.

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  • Classical Sculpture of the Greeks: a Journal Review.

    Article Review; “What is ’Classical ’ Sculpture” by Walter R. Agard Jakob Mattern HUM 2220‚ prof. Warner Ph.D. Th‚ 6:00pm-8:45pm Word Count: 1102 The word ’classic ’; used to describe styles of music‚ painting‚ sculpture‚ architecture‚ and even manufactured consumer goods. If ever there was a period in art or manufacturing that stands out with even balance‚ subtle dignity‚ and general excellence‚ it will most likely be described as classical‚ which after all‚ is no easy feat‚ considering

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  • Comparison of Two Sculptures in Ancient Egypt

    Comparison of Two Sculptures The ancient Egyptia The ancient Egyptians and the Greeks of the Hellenic era shared several important characteristics. Among them were a complex system of gods‚ each requiring his or her own ritual worship‚ and a love of the monumental in terms of architecture and selected art forms. As Laurie S. Adams (p. 73) has commented‚ both groups followed certain canons and conventions in sculpture‚ leading to creations that were life-sized or larger‚ monumental and powerful

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  • This Sculpture Titled: Head of an Akkadian Ruler

    This sculpture titled “Head of an Akkadian Ruler” was found at Nineveh somewhere between 2250 and 2200 BCB. Although‚ there is no evidence or proof that says the head was a particular king‚ most believe the head was indeed a powerful ruler. This twelve inch copper head is currently at the Iraq Museum‚ Baghdad. This piece has significant damage which is assumed to be caused during the Medes’ invasion on Nineveh in 612 BCE. There is no absolute proof this was a purposeful act. This sculpture is life-sized

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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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