The Art Of Art Museums Essay

1433 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Since the first revelation of a piece that was considered as an “artwork”, many styles have been developed throughout the centuries. Artworks have been engendered by different artists in sundry styles, time periods and places. When artists or theorists invents an incipient set of conceptions of an unknown style, it can now be utilized by anyone, sundry times. Once an artist engendered an artwork utilizing a concrete style, another artist can re-visit it as the reference to engender a different style, which is how the timeline for artworks are present now, additionally called as the history of the arts. More proximate from the duration when the fundamentals of the arts were developed, most of the works are placed in art museums. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, works from different countries around the globe are exhibited of different time periods: 8000 BC to the present. Two oeuvres that were intriguing yet had direct and indirect connections were the Statue of Gudea and Seated Statue of Hatshepsut.

The Statue of Gudea is a statue of 17 3/8 x 8 1/2 x 11 5/8 in., that was found during the Neo-Sumerian period, ca. 2090 B.C, in Girsu of Mesopotamia. It has been constructed with diorite, which was one of the most durable material sculptors could find back then. Far into the history, diorite was often utilized for sculpting the most consequential figures not only because it was durable and costly from importing but additionally the symbolism of diorite itself correlated well…

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