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    Obelisk Monument Analysis

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    The Obelisk’s iconography takes on a geographic scope in its artistic elements as the interaction sphere of Chavin’s civilization sphere entailed the desert coast, humid tropical forests and highlnds, which were three key ecological zones of Peru. The monumental architecture reflected the unique interregional syntesis of Chavin as it is located on a crucial route from the Pacific Coast, through the high pass to the Amazon basin. The obelisk, additionally, was structured in a manner that it reflected the iconography and architecture of Chavin that was always viewed as an unprecedented unification factor of formerly heterogenous elements (James 8). The features of the Obelisk on the other hand were made in a form of zoomophic figures and two key representations that were dominated by ancient cayman attributes (Weinstenmantel…

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    Buddhist Iconography

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    Final Research Paper: Buddhist Iconography Throughout the years Buddhist iconography has been apparent in many cultures and societies. Over time it has changed and morphed in each location to conform their certain ideology. Each culture looks toward different bodhisattva and have various elements in their iconography that they believe, represent the Buddha his teachings. This essay will explore the beginning of Buddhist iconography, Buddhist symbols and their meanings, how the different…

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    Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy’s is a talked about performance that contain many influences from art. A one that initially standout after researching the influence and then re-watching the performance is the heavy influence from the love goddess Oshun. Oshun is associated with sweetness, kindness, generosity, and bountiful love. The MTV article written by Liz Raiss asked art historians, what they taught about Beyoncé’s usage of the reference to art history. The art historian named Cheryl…

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    Augustus Iconography

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    ‘Augustus’ extraordinary position…is defined in art’ and so his iconography programme should be taken at face value in order to identify key motifs and themes within it and how this supposedly reflected Augustus’ rule. However, nowadays scholars debate about the intricacies of said iconography and try to understand it textually rather than by sight. The importance of iconography was larger in Augustus’ time in comparison now, partly because it is estimated that only 10% of the population was…

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    The Creation of Adam: the iconography of the Sistine Ceiling. While fascinating, the iconography of the Sistine Ceiling is much too vast a topic address wholesale in one short paper. However, if one breaks it into separate sections it is possible to begin to comprehend. Therefore, this essay will focus on a specific topic, namely the image of the Creation of Adam and how one can infer some very specific influences on Michelangelo by Saint Augustine in his work The City of God1. However, one…

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    address and explore particular areas in depth through our archive research. The main area includes but is not limited to; the ethics and agendas created by film and television based on the political and cultural sphere at that moment in time. In our essay, we will address these issues through a contemporary mind-set focusing on the way in which a change in cultural values and ideologies affects both marketing agendas and the symbolic iconography in film. We believe that our choice of subject…

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    Christian Iconography . This paper explores two pieces of art; one form the early medieval years (between 500 and 1200) while the Christian iconography is contained in illustrating the return of naturalism between early and late medieval periods other is from late medieval years (between 1200 and 1400). This paper also reviews the 'Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets' by Cimabue developed in the Italo-Byzantine period between 1100 and 1300. The 'Vienna Genesis' is a medieval Christian art…

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    Jan Van Eyck's Iconography

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    Iconography: Iconography is the practice of perceiving a visual work for more than what it is plainly seen as. Through different lenses a viewer can assume more deeper meanings about the artwork. These assumptions can be related to many areas such as: time period, how it relates to literature, social classes, culture, values, and the relationship between the artist and his/her subject. An example of how we learned, as a class, to use iconography was with our observation of Jan Van Eyck’s…

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    The medieval people often talked of Rota Fortunae, a vertical-standing wheel of fortune spun by a Lady Fortuna, or the female personification of fortune. As she spun the wheel, men are depicted sitting upon the edges. At the height of the wheel’s rotation, men are blessed by fortune. However, just as quickly as he reached the top, a man will no sooner fall to his gruesome death as the wheel continues to rotate around. This wheel of fortune was the people’s fate, an unknown force that could bring…

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    Discuss the iconography of female divinities in Southeast Asian art In this essay, I will be discussing the iconography of Durga and Prajnaparamita in Southeast Asia. Prajnaparamita, the Buddhist deity of transcendental wisdom, is known as the Goddess of ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ where as Durga, the great Goddess of Hindu Tradition , is known as Mahisasuramardini who embodies strong forces . Durga often displays in a more aggressive form, expressing warrior-like characteristic, however…

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