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    into tombs and temples” while Henry Salt went with the more hands-off route and elected others to do his work for him like “a colorful circus strongman turned tomb robber-- Giovanni Battista Belzoni” (Fagan, Brian M. “A Brief History of Archaeology” 36). France and Britain were in a race against each other to see who could take the most valuable artifacts from Egypt. They did not care where the objects came from or really organizing the artifacts. The Egyptologist that will be focused on the most from this time will be Giovanni Belzoni. He was a strongman around 6 ft tall and originally arrived in Egypt to try and sell a “mechanical irrigation device to the Pasha of Egypt. The enterprise failed, but Henry Salt soon hired Belzoni to move an enormous statue of Rameses II from the king’s mortuary temple at Luxor to Alexandria” (Fagan, Brian M. “A Brief History of Archaeology” 37). Belzoni went on to be one of the most prolific tomb-robbers. “From 1817 to 1820...he recovered mummies, papyri, and statues from temples and tombs in Luxor, was the first person to enter Rameses II’s temple at Abu Simbel, and discovered the lavishly decorated tomb of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I in the Valley of the Kings” (Fagan, Brian M. “A Brief History of Archaeology 37). Drovetti went after him because of how successful Belzoni was in his excavations. So, another Egyptologist runs out another because of greed. Most of the artifacts that were not sold to museums ended up in nobleman’s…

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    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…

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    In the poem Iphigenia by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord and the painting "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia" by Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista They explain the idea the with all of your actions come consequences and Agamemnon's consequence was the sacrifice of his daughter. They took this story and created how they saw it because told an important lesson that needs to be taught to common day people. Iphigenia was a young girl whose father upset the goddess Artemis during the Trojan war and had to be sacrificed to…

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    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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    which inspired him to compose eight Italian opera serias, seven opera buffa, and five Singspiel. In 1785, Mozart and Da Ponte met and soon started a partnership on Mozart’s masterpieces: Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) , Don Giovanni (1787) and Cosi fan tutte (1790). The last compositional piece in which Mozart worked on was the Requiem Mass started in 1791. This was a piece of funeral music for the Roman Catholic church, that von Walsegg commissioned Mozart to work on. Mid-composition Mozart died at…

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    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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    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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