African sculpture

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  • African Sculpture Analysis

    African sculpture is most often figurative, representing the human form. It is primarily fashioned from wood. The African sculpture can be described as monumental, meaning that the figure or form is not separated from the wood in which it is carved, which gives is a feel of heavy permanence. These aspects are visible in the African sculpture, Figure of Bena, Mboi, Yunger people in Nigeria 14th-16th century, Nigeria, Eastern Gongola Valley, and Figure of the Jukan people 19th-early 20th century, Nigeria, possibly Taraba River Valley, possibly Wurbon Daudu. Both sculptures are used as a form of communication, exaggerate bodily characteristics, and are in the round sculptures. However, their physical features vary in form and shape, which…

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  • Marble Statue Of A Youthful Hercules Analysis

    The development of sculpture are closely associated the emergence of human society. It is the history of human identity recording the thoughts, culture, and aesthetic concept of the people at that age, also reflects the pursuit of one generation to another generation. Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Lefem), an African wood sculpture from 19th to early 20th century, is a portrayal of one of the ruler of Bangwa chiefdoms . In contrast, The Marble Statue of a Youthful Hercules, a Roman marble…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To The Barnes Foundation Museum

    My trip to the Barnes Foundation museum was enjoyable and informative. On my trip, as we moved through the galleria I was astounded by how the rooms in the galleria were arranged. It was not like your average museum, with one or two paintings on the walls with a description of it underneath. Instead, there were rooms with paints all over the walls, along with iron work that correlated with the pieces. Our tour guide elaborated on how he did not wish for there to be a description under the pieces…

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  • Woman In A Tub Analysis

    The name of the sculpture is Woman in a Tub. The sculpture is literally a naked woman in the tub, but there is more than just that. The woman had only one fourth of her head. Only her chin and mouth is showing, with her long hair on her shoulders. Her mouth was wide opened, and her hands were covering her breast, but her left hand was not covering her nipple. Her nails were really nicely polished with a color red, it also looked like her lips were painted red. Only one of her legs was showing…

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  • Woodcarving In Ancient Egyptian Art

    Sculpture is a form of visual art that has been used throughout human history. It involves the process of taking items, and constructing a three dimensional form. People have been applying this form of art when they wanted to praise their gods, leaders, or heroes. Also when they wanted to display their feelings and desires into their work. Some artists even stick items together randomly just to see what the outcome would look like. Woodcarving is a form of art that is cheap, and easily…

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  • The Illegal Operation Analysis

    The Illegal Operation an Essential Contribution to Social Protest/Affirmation This paper will focus on the sculpture, The Illegal Operation (1962) by Edward Kienholz. The assemblage sculpture can be found on the second floor of the Ahmanson Building at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Although understated at first, this sculpture deals with the taboo practice of abortions regulated in the 1960’s. In this paper I will discuss why this sculpture would make a good contribution to our textbook,…

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  • The Explanation Of The Lamassu: A Horned Lion

    Standing majestically with a gaze protruding from a body of “white limestone and alabaster…” (MET), the Human-headed winged lion measures up to 10 feet and 3 ½ inches in height. Also referred to as the Lamassu, the sculpture is adorned with a “horned crown” that represents a spiritual holiness. Despite the crown’s intention to convey a state of “divinity”, it is in my observation to point out how outwardly phallic the top of the Lamassu head appears. It may be a vague symbol of masculine power…

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  • Head Of A Noble Roman Woman Analysis

    infants. As you can see here, we have the “Bust of a Woman”. This fine sculpture echoes the taste that the Romans inspired to have when making portraits of women. Can anyone tell me, what it is that the Romans inspired to create in their sculptures? “They wanted to create realism.” Yes, that is correct, in fact if you look at her eyes, you can see there that she is looking up towards her right and that she has intensely pierced pupils and notched irises. Also, as you can see, her facial features…

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  • Paolo Veronese's Venus With A Mirror

    This technique was created to combat the assertion that the ability to show the figure from multiple viewpoints was part of sculpture alone, and was achieved by depicting reflections in paintings. It is around this time period that the motif of the mirror begins to appear in various works of art. An example of this can be seen in Paolo Veronese’s painting Venus with a Mirror. Paolo Veronese was one of the leading painters of Venetian painting in the cinquecento, following in the tradition of…

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  • Snite Museum Reflection Paper

    More specifically, this sculpture depicts the cranium of a non-particular ruler. This metamorphosis is most likely the effect of an attempt to enter the spirit world to secure the favor of the gods for his people. The artist or architect of this piece was not mentioned on the placard nor anywhere in the vicinity of the piece’s case. It’s safe to assume the creator’s name has long been forgotten. The one piece of information that is known is that this piece was created in honor of the olmec…

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