Giovanni Battista

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  • Summary: A View Of Eighteen Or So Side Columns

    Chat Sumlin A View of Eighteen or So Side Columns “A View of Eighteen Side Columns” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi a beautiful piece of art designed to be printed and bought by patrons. Its visual depiction of what can initially be associated with Roman architecture after the fall of its empire is what initially captivates the viewer into looking deeper. The painting communicates using the placement of seemingly foreign figures amongst ruins to signify the survival of life and human civilizations even after the destruction and fall of a great empire such as Rome. The author uses the placement of the figures and architecture to draw the viewer 's eyes from the wreckage to the figures, drawing your attention from the top left corner in a diagonal fashion across the scene. As the viewer, artist Giovanni designs his canvas in such a way that the viewer can feel as if they are spectating his scene through a window as if the viewer were actually there. Storytelling is a common attribute that artists strive to achieve through their work, it is fairly safe to assume this attribute is present when viewing this painting by Giovanni due to the fact that there is a lengthy caption at the bottom of his work. Even though the caption is…

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  • Why Is It Important To Civilize Ancient Egypt

    Napoleon’s failed venture to take over, and the publication of Description de l’Egypte, people of France and Britain wanted to have a piece of Egypt. Both countries sent people over to collect antiquities from Egypt and take part in the wondrous, riches of the past. The British consul was Henry Salt and French consul was Bernardino Drovetti. “Bernardino Drovetti...bribed local officials, dug recklessly into tombs and temples” while Henry Salt went with the more hands-off route and elected others…

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  • Symbolism In Leda And The Swan By William Butler Yeats

    The poem ‘Leda and the Swan’ by William Butler Yeats retells a renown story from Greek mythology. According to the myth, Leda, a queen of Sparta, was raped or seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan. Leda then gave birth to three eggs, one of which did not hatch. The other two gave life to Helen (of Troy) and Pollux, who are assumed to be children of Zeus, and Castor and Clytemnestra, children of Leda’s husband Tyndareus. In the poem, Yeats alludes to the Trojan war and depicts unusually violent…

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  • Donna Abbandonata Character Analysis

    Donna Elvira is portrayed as the “Donna Abbandonata” (abandoned woman) throughout various literature. In particular, I will examine her character through Wolfgang A. Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s Don Giovanni. Donna Elvira is a sensible and imprudent woman throughout her ordeal with Don Giovanni. She can’t decide whether she wants to kiss Giovanni or to kill him. Donna Elvira is unwavering in her goal throughout the opera. She is in love with Don Giovanni even while being completely aware of his…

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  • Bizet's Carmen Character Analysis

    Introduction to Opera Compare the characters of Carmen and Micaëla in Carmen. What are the differences between them, how is this expressed in the music, and do you think the outcome is inevitable? Introduction Bizet's Carmen is an Opera in four acts, first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March with a plot based on the 1845 novella by Mérimée. Today it stands as one of the most popular french operas of all time.The Opera explores the relationship between the enchanting Carmen and…

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  • Love In Wolfgang Amadeu's The Dispute

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is arguably the greatest composer of all time. Along with his many symphonies, he also wrote the music for operas. Even though The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Don Giovanni are his three most famous operas, Cosí fan Tutte is largely underrated. This opera is the story of two sets of lovers. Under the guidance of their old friend Don Alfonso, the two men decide to test their partners ' loyalty by pretending to go off to war and coming back disguised. Slowly,…

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  • 'Don Giovanni In Kierkegaard's Both/Or'

    opinion about Mozart’s, Don Giovanni in which he formed after sitting through multiple performances of the opera. He did this to try to analyze and breakdown Mozart’s thinking when he composed the opera. According to Kierkegaard, the character Don Giovanni makes the opera appealing with the characters seductive nature which therefore, makes the opera Don Giovanni stand the highest of the classics for Kierkegaard. In his work, Either/Or, he describes the character of Giovanni as a handsome older…

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  • Woman Poem Analysis

    The poem “Woman”, written by Nikki Giovanni, uses several metaphors to describe the journey of a woman and what she feels the man should do but will not do. She describes in many different ways how she wants support from the man, but he is unwilling to give it. In the first stanza, she starts the poem with the woman being a simple, insignificant thing. “She wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields” (lines 1-2). Grass grows under your feet. Blades of grass are plentiful and ordinary. She…

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  • Nikki Giovanni: An Inspirational Poet

    Nikki Giovanni not like any other writer is a strong, independent, African American woman. Although, her childhood wasn’t the brightest, it pushed her to strive and become one of the best female poets in literary history. Her books and her poems zoom in on the struggles of many African Americans and her own personal experiences. Not many people can say that they succeeded in their life and are satisfied at where they are now. Not only can Nikki Giovanni say she succeeded and made a better life…

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  • Tiziano Vecellio Analysis

    Tiziano Vecellio, an Italian artist more commonly known as Titian, was born in 1488 and lived until 1576. The Madonna and Child with a Female Saint and the Infant Saint John the Baptist is a work created by Titian in the 1530s. This panel is done in oil medium and measures three feet and five and one half inches by four feet and ten and three eights inches, however because it is framed it appears larger measuring four feet and six and half inches by five feet and eleven and one eighth inches.…

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