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    Alex Ingles ART 276: Baroque & Rococo Reading Response 4 2/16/2016 Gian Lorenzo Bernini was probably one of the greatest artists of the Baroque Era. His sculptures and other architectural projects show us he was capable of using different subjects and forms of media to bring his works to life. Warwick’s article discusses the theatrical approach he took in his sculptures and other works of art. His objective was to set a stage and engage the spectators viewing the art as if they were in a theater. Bernini gave movement and voice to his works and he wanted the audience to verbally respond to them. ”Apollo and Daphne” is one such work that established his reputation and his concept of viewing and reacting to it. Warwick uses the Borghese collection, guidebooks, and biographies of the artist to explore this theatrical idea of sculpture, especially in his early works. For most of Bernini’s life, his work was commissioned by church officials to adorn churches, plazas and other church facades. The Catholic Church influenced most of the artwork during this time and they felt that art should communicate religious themes and patrons should be emotionally involved with the work. They wanted art to stimulate the senses, captivate attention and elevate the soul. Clergy wanted to impress visitors and…

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    Piazza are both admiral art pieces. Due to amazing art forms like these, millions of people are drawn to Rome yearly. It is truly like an outdoor museum. The St. Peter’s Piazza is located at the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. It is often referred to as Vatican Square. The Piazza’s creator, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is one of the most influential artists of his time and to this day. It is named after St. Peter for being one of Jesus’s twelve disciples and being the first Pope. It is the…

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    The first sculpture that that was chosen, was Daphne and it was created in 2007. This sculpture is referenced to a sculpture named Apollo and Daphne, created by an Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The event that influenced MacDowell to create this sculpture, was based on her travels around Europe, more specifically Italy. The meaning and purpose behind this artwork, Daphne and many more is environmental issues. Her travels through Renaissance, Italy influenced the sculpture, Daphne,…

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    fostered a war zone within Venice. Aspiring artists hoped to cement their legacy as the likes of Giovanni Bellini or Raphael, but few managed to achieve what Titian did. Critics rave over Titian’s vibrant use of color and his masterful brushstroke. Many studied under Titian, but where was their success? Why was there seemingly such a remarkable barrier of skill between Titian and those below him? Three works of art on display at The MET’s Gallery 607 allow for a great analysis of what really…

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    As a result Frank Lorenzo took over operations and demanded lower labor cost with wage cuts and layoffs in order to save the company. Despite the merger with Texas Air, Continental went into bankruptcy in order to reorganize and get out of existent contracts. With lower wages restrictions and expansion to the eastern, western and the Great Plains region due to actuation of People Express and Frontier, Continental became one of the largest airlines in the United States. As a result of Lorenzo’s…

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    Symbol Example from story Importance Act 1: Nature “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”- Lady Macbeth (Act 1 scene 5 line 72-73) “The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle sense.” - King Duncan (Act 1, Scene 6, Line 1-2) “... heaven’s breath smells wooingly here.” - Banquo (Act 1, Scene 6, Line 6-7) All of these lines compare Macbeth to something in nature. Lady Macbeth’s line says that Macbeth needs to look like a flower but really be a snake deep…

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    La Primavera was created for the cousin of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici. It could be seen as some sort token of appreciate for being forced into marriage. The original date of this painting is uncertain but has been narrowed down to between 1477 and 1482. It is documented that this painting was hung in the bedroom of the bride Semiramide Appiani. By understand the background of this painting it opens the door for ample interpretation which is pretty beautiful.…

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    The Prince was a book that was written by Niccolo Machiavelli . Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat to several European courts. Machiavelli wrote The Prince in dedication to the prince of Italy at the time: Lorenzo De Medici. The Prince is a book about royals written by a commoner who was better informed on the matters of the royals. Machiavelli asserted that The Prince was the aggregation of the knowledge he had acquired over time through many difficulties, sometimes in dangerous ways as he…

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    Renaissance, It is most famous for the Italian Art Masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. These remarkable artists made art no longer a craft being made by craftsmen, on the contrary art became an almost noble like statues, something perceived as valuable and glorious. These Italian master arose in the time when Italy was in need of prestige and honorable buildings and in a time were artists no longer had to accommodate to the wishes of the their commissioner but to their own…

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    considered to be the focus of what came to be the Renaissance. The political realm of Florence was dictated by the Medici family. This family controlled the city in secret, for nearly eight decades. The family saw the city of Florence as their work of art One member of this family was Cosimo de’ Medici. Cosimo embraced the very essence of what humanism is. Humanism embraces the arts and literature from cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Cosimo made sure that he was constantly around…

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