Giotto di Bondone

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  • Giotto Similarities Between Florence And Jan Van Eyck

    Giotto di Bondone, of Florence, and Jan van Eyck, of Bruges were both revolutionary artist during the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance era (c. 1300-1500). However, each artist had incredibly different styles and utilized different mediums that they would later become known for. Giotto lived and worked in Florence during a period when religious subjects and styles had been laid down by centuries of tradition. As the first artist to depict human emotion, his influence put Western art on a path to the Renaissance. Jan van Eyck was one of the first Flemish artist to sign his artwork and his rich oil paints and detailed images reflect the prosperity of the cities of Flanders in Northern Europe. Comparison of the two artists will be done on one of their popular works of art. First, Giotto di Bondone, Lamentation, Arena Chapel (Cappella Scorvegni), Padua, Italy, ca. 1305, Fresco and…

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  • Art Analysis: The Lamentation By Giotto Di Bondone

    This will be a description of “The Lamentation” by Giotto di Bondone (1305). One thing that stands out in this painting is the use of line. The artist’s use and qualities of the lines brings out the purpose and meaning of the painting, as well as what is actual and implied. The fresco painting depicts the body of Christ, Christ’s supporters, and the Angels in heaven after he had been crucified. This being the actual focal point of the artwork. The downward-left diagonal line of the mountain in…

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  • Proto-Renaissance Art Analysis

    during the Renaissance was the forefront to the discovery of “realism”. The time period consisted of great artist’s such as Cimabue, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. One of the paintings that I have chosen to compare was painted by Giotto di Bondone. “Lamentation”, casted in 1305, can be found in the Arena Chapel, in Padua, Italy (Kleiner). Giotto emerged during the Proto-Renaissance in the 14th Century. During the 14th century, Italy was threatened by the Bubonic plague, a…

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  • Summary Of The Poem My Garden

    Even though Sarah Binks is an imaginary poet who died of young age and lived in the 19th century described in the book by the author, Paul Hiebert, her thoughts and ideas expressed mostly in her poems and stories greatly allied with today’s 21st century’s ideas and thoughts. One of her greatest works, My Garden, portrays one’s compassionate thoughts for nature and expresses the voices of the people who farmed and lived on the Prairies. This lyrical poem is written beautifully yet mysteriously…

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  • The Theme Of Motherhood In Plath's Barren Woman

    One prominent example that demonstrates the theme of the pressure that accompanies motherhood is found in Plath’s “Barren Woman.” As indicated by the title, this poem tells the story of a woman who can’t conceive. The narrator paints a picture of feeling, “empty” (line 1), and further makes an allusion to a life without grandeur like, “a museum without statues” (line 1). Just as an empty museum has no function, a barren woman cannot fulfill what is often perceived as the greatest purpose in…

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  • Figurative Language In Nature By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    A poem exhibiting an extended metaphor clarifies the two objects that are being compared by using figurative language and other writing techniques. “Nature,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is an example of this type of poem as it compares mother nature and a human mother as caretakers of humanity. Through explicating this poem, it is easy to see the theme that death is inevitable and that nature brings people to rest just as a mother leads her child to bed after a long day; Longfellow uses…

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  • Importance Of Love, As Seen In Shakespeare's Sonnets

    E Yeon Chang (장이연) EN 540: Mr. Fornshell Shakespeare Teagle Love, As Seen in Shakespeare’s Sonnets Due to his eminence as a playwright, Shakespeare’s caliber as a poet has a tendency of going overlooked. Compared to his theatrical works, the Bard’s sonnets have been greatly under examined and, even when analyzed, critics often narrowly focus on whom the works are addressed to or their biographic implications. As interesting as Shakespeare’s lovers and himself were, it is just as riveting to…

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  • The Cremation Of Sam Mcgee Analysis

    The Cremation Of Sam McGee was written by Robert Service and published in 1907. Robert Service was living in the Yukon during the 1896 gold rush when the wrote “The Cremation Of Sam McGee” and the poem was published 1907. The first stanza of the poem stages a setting for the piece. The speaker makes it very clear that the poem takes place where the sun shines all day and all night, where men work very hard in search of gold. In this first stanza, the speaker addressing that this is a place…

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  • Raymond Foss Beach Sand Analysis

    One of my very favorite places to go in my free time is the beach. A beach is a national geographic nature made landform that is near a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles, which are frequently made out of sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles living at a beach are occasionally biological to the origins, such as mollusk shells or coralline algae. Beaches typically appear around areas along the coast where there is a wave or current activity (Wikipedia,…

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  • The Unbiased In The Poem Grass By Carl Sandberg

    Grass is incapable of speech. Or any intelligent thoughts for that matter. But if grass was sentient, what would it think of human race. Would it be impressed by our progress, or disappointed at all the obstacles we have yet to overcome? Carl Sandberg seems to believe the latter, as he writes of an impassive being posing as grass. He captures the unbiased perspective of nature and illustrates how pointless human warfare is to a being above such trivial matters. Sandburg, in his poem Grass,…

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