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    Cycladic Figurines

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    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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    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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    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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    Do Ho Suh Analysis

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    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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    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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    Small Clay Figurines

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    worshipped. Small clay figurines, like the Judean pillar figurines, which possibly depicted the goddess Asherah, were located within houses at several sites across the Levant. One site has an unusual centaur figurine, likely supporting a relationship with Cyprus. Protective amulets with either Egyptian influence or invoking YHWH have been found, indicating the people’s belief…

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    Venus is a Roman sculpture replicating the Greek Aphrodite that dates back to 1st century C.E. and is currently on exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Venus is a three-dimensional marble, free-standing sculpture of the Roman Goddess. Her torso is nude and there is a piece of drapery tied around her waist, concealing the lower half of her body. Due to prior damage, the sculpture is currently missing both of her arms and head. The Goddess Venus symbolizes beauty and femininity, which is…

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    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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    The planet Venus is a cherished memory, and gift, given to Jeannette by her father as a Christmas present. In astrology, Venus symbolizes happiness and the pleasure that comes from sharing this happiness with others, while also dealing with the appreciation for one’s possessions (Astrology). This connects to the story and its themes of possession, wealth, and the strength that can be found in hope and love. Although the family was low on money and could not afford gifts for their children, Rex…

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    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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