Essay on The Museum Of Art And Art

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Since the first discovery of a piece that was considered as an “artwork”, many styles have been developed throughout the centuries. Artworks have been produced by different artists in various styles, time periods and places. When artists or theorists invents a new set of ideas of an unknown style, it can now be used by anyone, various times. Once an artist produced an artwork using a specific style, another artist can re-visit it as the reference to produce a different style, which is how the timeline for artworks are present now, also called as the history of the arts. Closer from the time period when 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 works of art that were intriguing yet had direct and indirect connections were 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 used for sculpting the most important figures not only because it was durable and costly from importing but also the symbolism of diorite itself correlated well with the important figure. Because the material was known…

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