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  • High Renaissance And Classicism Analysis

    During his life, in fact, Michelangelo studied several classical works deeply; he did not only try to analyze classicism as a historical data, but he tried to conquer classicism and then transcend it . For example his Battle of the Centaurus reflected the current fashion of reproducing ancient items, but also Michelangelo’s way of carving his twisting figures dynamically. Moreover Michelangelo’s artworks, unlike Raphael’s ones, are animated by a constant tension: in the Holy Family, known as Tondo Doni (1506), for example he played with the contrast between the lack of moral tension of the pagan gods in the background opposed to twisting of the Virgin, who forms with St. Joseph and baby Jesus a kind of pyramidal sculpture. The relationship between Michelangelo and the antiquity may be also seen from another point of view: his contemporaries found his masterpieces as important, as a source of inspiration, as the ones of the ancients. This can be noticed for example in Nicholas Batrizet’s engraving La Pietà by Michelangelo, which was set among ancient ruins as if it was an archeological discovery . (1547, Rome, Gabinetto nazionale delle…

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  • Rembrandt's 'Oil On Canvas'

    Germanicus death, comes from one of the most famous Roman historians of all time. His name was Tacitus. This sorrowful story presents morals such as Heroism and honor. Seen in the restraint and dignity in the mourning crowd. This painting became the standard for deathbed scenes throughout the following two centuries, specifically in the neoclassic art movement (The Death of Germanicus.) There were many strong themes within his painting which included death, love, dignity, loyalty, and wrong…

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  • Modern Latchkey Children

    reasons children are left alone to self-care are numerous, it is not a purposeful system yet it is still commonplace. In modern society childcare is expensive and many families are forced to rely on a child’s ability to self-care. This is not a problem that only affects single Parent households but also married couples as well (Harris, 1994; Aldrete, 2013). Not all latchkey children are prone to trouble however urban children are more likely to get drawn in to gangs. One of the most common…

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  • Classical Chinese Civilization Vs Classical Civilization

    Many different civilizations have impacted history throughout time. The most evolutionary times of these civilizations were between 600 B.C. and A.D. 1200 when they began to organize institutions and characteristics. These “defining and long lasting civilization patterns shaped by belief systems, including philosophies and religions, can be understood as classicism.” The base of classicism can also be seen as the expansion of societies into civilizations. There are five classical civilizations…

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  • Why Is Hammurabi Important To Today

    Foundations from the Classical World The Ancient and Classical world is an incredibly important part of western history, and laid the foundation to what we consider normal in the modern age. Things such as: how we codify our law, and how democratic governments function currently were first done in this Classical era. Later, these ideas were built upon and refined to create things like our very own government in the United States and the very laws we adhere to. The Code of Hammurabi was of huge…

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  • Met Architecture Analysis

    The Met’s primary façade is on 82nd Street and 5th Avenue, and is a large tourist attraction on its own. It is one of New York’s primary architectural triumphs. The façade is constructed entirely of limestone. Tremendous columns surround arches at the top of a set of beautifully crafted stairs. Although constructed in 1902, the facade we see today has its roots in classical era architectural style; which is comprised of Greek and Roman elements of architecture developed during the classical era.…

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  • Masks In Native American Culture

    Masks For hundreds of years masks have played an important role in the lives of the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast. They signify ancient traditions dating from antiquity to present day. The dramatic, colorful masks of the Northwest Coast are some of the most fascinating artifacts produced by Native Americans. Mask Making Although the different tribes throughout the Northwest Coast have different traditions and cultures, there are many techniques and styles which are common to…

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  • Early Middle Ages Essay

    1. Assignment Making reference to at least two of the works covered in weeks 1-5 of the module, addressing the following problem: ⦁ Account for the origins and development of biographical writing in late antiquity and the early middle ages (i.e. how and why did people write biographies in this period?). By addressing two works covered, how can we account for the origins and development of biographical writing in late antiquity and early middle ages? I.e. how and why did people write biographies…

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  • Essay On Greek Colonialism

    Greek Colonization Settlements or trading outposts were the two types of colonies traditionally founded by the city-states of the Ancient Greeks (Stein, 2005:12). Trade was the primary reason for the Greek colonial expansion into Illyria. Illyrian exports included wool, slaves, bitumen, metal ores, hides, stock, mercenaries, timber, and cereal grains. Imports from the Greeks consisted of ornaments for clothing, wine, olive oil, weapons, armour, vessels, and utensils (Hammond, 1992; Wilkes,…

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  • Charlemagne And The Collapse Of Rome During The Medieval Ages

    The medieval period lasted from the 5th century to the 15th century. It began with the collapse of the western, Mediterranean region of the Roman Empire. During this time, diseases like the bubonic plague. The plague spread through fleas that were on rats on ships that carried cargo being traded. Warfare also weakened Europe as a whole causing it to change to a more rural and less populated place. People such as the Goths, Visigoths, Franks, Lombards, Angles, and Saxons also emerged as the…

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