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  • Cycladic Figurines

    periods, artwork was stylized as men and women. These structures were simple and abstract. When comparing the two figurines, they represent men and women figures which resulted in legs being close together and with an hourglass body shape. Also they were fairly small in range and came from different time periods. Along with the similarities there were some differences in the two. The Venus Figurine which was from Upper Paleolithic time shows designs to show emphasis on the size of the body. It shows no facial features, arms or feet. The design in the abdomen area shows emphasis of fertility. The Cycladic Figurine which was from the Neolithic time shows the detail in the feet and hands. The face only shows the nose which is enlarged and the breasts and abdomen area shows fertility too. The Venus Figurines of the European Paleolithic era gets the term in which was given to a collection of prehistoric statuettes of women and there were more than 200 found. These figurines were made in 30,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE and were made of soft stone to bone, ivory or clay. The size would range from 1.5 inches to 9.8 inches in height. They have curvy bodies…

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  • Do Ho Suh Analysis

    One such work, “Floor,” is made up of different colored plastic people holding up large glass plates that can be walked across. This piece is intriguing because from a distance it looks like a part of the floor or an ordinary raised surface. From above, it’s an endless sea of yellow, gray, and brown. From the open sides, it’s a tangle of humans facing all directions but all holding their flat palms up to support the work. However, up close the individual facial features can be made out on…

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  • Michelangelo's David Statue Analysis

    Therefore, the Neolithic people in the territory of Ain’ Ghazal would look to spiritual leaders to help them communicate with the spiritual realm. Knowing the statues are tied to religious views, it is suggested spiritual leaders may have influenced those who knew how to make them. Archeologists and researches have not found definite facts towards who would be the creator of the statues. However, it is logical to believe the makers of the statues held deep, religious beliefs, in order to create…

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  • Venus With Her Mirror Analysis

    The Renaissance, which began in the 1300’s and lasted up until around the 1600’s, was a movement which sparked an enormous increase in artistic experimentation and emphasis on the human figure. During this time, many paintings contained Christian imagery and connotations, whether outright or implied. Two paintings during this time that illustrate several concepts and depictions are Sacred and Profane Love by Titian (or Tiziano in Italian) and Velazquez’s Venus with Her Mirror. These two…

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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,…

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  • The Importance Of Venus Figurines In The Prehistoric Period?

    but since the beginning of time. In the Prehistoric Period, more specifically in the Paleolithic Era, people seem to acknowledge this because anthropologist have found a great quantity of Venus figurines form this period. Venus Figurines are small statuettes that resembles the female body with slight differences. These statues have enlarged breasts, swollen abdomen, and large buttocks, most of them or at least the “Venus” of Willendorf had the face covered and both arms and legs seem to be cut…

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  • Mediterranean Influence On Greek Culture

    Goddess: A Group of Terracotta Figurines from Paestum, by Rebecca Miller Ammerman, looks at votive figurines found at the temples in Paestum. What makes these figurines different from other votive offerings is that the image of a naked goddess is almost never represented among the terracotta found at other Greek sites in the West (Ammerman 203). The source of the image can be traced to the eastern Mediterranean, where naked goddess were portrayed more often (Ammerman 203). Based on the…

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  • The Hallucinogenic Toredor Analysis

    celebratory painting. The painting is a very ambitious, and a complex double image where the face of a bullfighter is implanted into Venus de Milo figurines. Dali put a lot of work into this painting as with a lot of his other works, but this one especially is very unique in part due the sheer amount of detail he managed to put into it. The subject matter is primarily composed of Greek elements, and Spanish elements, but let’s focus on the Greek aspect first. The most obvious Greek inspired…

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  • Woman From Willendorf Analysis

    The second objects that contain similar features are the small “venus” figurines from Russia. These figurines date back approximately 20,000 years. We see can see that these two similar objects do not differ too much in the time in which they were created. A conclusion can be made that the piece could have been created around this time period. Also, both of these objects measure similar height. The Woman from Willendorf measures 11 cm while the “venus” figurines measure 15 cm. The small size…

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  • Wadjet Analysis

    For the artifact of choice from my museum visit that I have chosen is the Figurine of the Goddess Wadjet exhibited in the LACMA Museum. My first glance at this figurine instantly caught my eye because of the movement of this piece and in class we have talked about how the egyptians were attempting to create work of arts with movement. I see the figurine with it’s left leg stepping forward and it’s right left remain in neutral stance behind the left leg. Also at the same time the left hand…

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