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    The sculpture produced in ancient Greece is naturalistic compared to artworks and sculptures from previous times and cultures. The form of body is not stylized, nor does the bends in its arms and legs have sharp edges, the body is actually smooth and natural looking. The figure also has normal sized eyes and not enlarged eyes and male breast. The figure is in contrapposto pose like many of the other figures from this ancient Greek period. Although many of the figures in this time that was in contrapposto pose, the figures either had one hand up and the other one down, or both hands down, this figure has both hands lifted in a graceful falling like manner. This figure is unclothed like many artworks from the ancient Greek period that is…

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    Despite nearly 2000 years separating the creation of Polykleitos’s Doryphoros and Donatello’s David, the two sculptures shared astonishingly similar features, yet both remained true to the stylistic characteristics of their respective time periods. These artists incorporated both predictable and cutting edge ideas into their works. Doryphoros, also known as the Spear Bearer, was a marble reinvention of Polykleitos’s original bronze sculpture circa 450 - 440 BCE. Most ancient Greek statues were…

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    Fine Art Museum Report

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    visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on February 20th. I was amazed as soon as I walked in. I had never been to a museum before and always thought I would be uninterested in what was displayed. It was very fun for me to see the differences in art throughout the ancient world. I also visited other collections throughout the museum but nothing was as interesting as the ancient world. It was surprising to me that the museum would be separated into different collections, I thought everything…

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    The Dying Gaul Analysis

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    “The Trumpeter” The Dying Gaul, an ancient Roman copy of a lost bronze statue from the Hellenistic Period, is found today in the Capitoline Museum. The Dying Gaul, a statue made out of marble, measuring three feet and six inches high and approximately six feet and seven inches in length, lies on an oval shield with a trumpet near his right hand. Portraying a realism form of art, the off-white statue portrays the man in different axis points. The legs are at a profile with the upper body at a…

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    The Tampa Museum

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    period of time connecting with societal changes. The Classical world with notable features that spans across centuries and geography is dated back to prehistoric sculpture as early as 3000BC from Cyprus, Greece and Italy, to Marble sculpture from the Roman empire as late as 5th century AD. The exhibition includes a particular fine assortment of painted pottery. Produced mainly in Greece and South Italy during the sixth, fifth and fourth centuries BC, these black figure and red-figure vases…

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    Furthermore, the history and culture of the Head of Ife is the piece of art that brings identity to Nigeria and West Africa as a whole, for the head is often compared to the art that came out of ancient Greece and Rome. Though what differentiates it from that of all European art is what the artist had to work with. Unable to either afford or come in contact with rich crafting materials like marble and stone, West Africa utilized that they had in order create a metallic mixture that could mold to…

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    works of art. The drastic uniqueness of arts between periods is something that is interesting to look at because one gets to see how much changes can be made due to cultural influences and time. After visiting the Met and seeing the works of art in person, I have chosen the Statute of Dionysus Leaning On A Female Figure and the Standing Buddha Offering Protection to explore in depth. The Standing Buddha Offering Protection is an Indian sculpture made during the late 5th century. It is only…

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    Florida Museum Experience

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    I visited The Tampa Museum of Art which built in 1979 and debuted an award-winning new building in 2010. It is located in downtown Tampa, Florida. It exhibits modern and contemporary art, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. I never been to an art museum before because I’m not a big fan of art and I don’t have interest in art. I think I lack interest in art because it’s hard for me to understand the meaning or the story behind the piece of art. I decided to visit Tampa Museum of art because…

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    McNay Museum Research Paper One of the two art pieces that were chosen from the McNay Art Museum is the Gloria Victis statue, a bronze statue by Antonin Mercié, size is 1879 height, 55in (139.7cm). The second is Women by Jose Clemente Orozco, an lithograph from 1935, 12 5/16 x 17 1/8" (31.2 x 43.5 cm); sheet: 14 3/16 x 20 1/16" (36 x 51 cm) . The artist for the Gloria Victis is sculptor Marius Jean Antonin Mercie, who study fine art in the PSL Research University in Paris, French. He was a…

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    Donatello's David Essay

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    To start lets talk about the Donatello’s David, as Donatello’s landmark work one of the best sculptural works of the early Renaissance was his bronze statue of David in the 1440s Florence. This work indicates the return of the naked sculpture in the round figure, and as a result it was the first such work like this in over a thousand years, it is one of the most considerable works from the past of western art. The work was accredit by the de’Medici family, but we not sure when during the…

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