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    Essay On Cycladic Figure

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    Stone sculpture, as a medium, dates back to as early as 25,000 BCE and continued on as a popular form of artwork throughout history, continuing into modern times. Thus, the breadth of selection for pieces to compare is vast; however, the Cycladic “standing” female figure and a Grecian statue of Aphrodite stand out as being two sculptures that both display a shift in the medium of stone sculpture and in art history as a whole. The “standing” female figure is a smaller piece done in the Cycladic style by a Bastis Master from Greece, belonging to the Keros-Syros culture. It dates between 2600 and 2400 BCE, is made of marble, and can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in gallery 151 under the accession number 68.148. The Status of Aphrodite is a Roman marble copy of a larger bronze Greek sculpture, created in the Imperial or Hellenistic style in the Italian Peninsula, belonging to the Roman culture. It dates between the first and second centuries AD, is made of marble, and can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in gallery 162 under the accession number 52.11.5. Cycladic sculpture consisted of primarily naked female figures, all “standing” in the same pose:…

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    The Sperlonga sculptures are four sculptural groups that were discovered in 1957 in a grotto on the coast between Naples and Rome. The location is believed to have been a villa that belonged to the Roman Emperor Tiberius, and it is suggested that the grotto was used for social events. At some point the sculptures were shattered, likely by a rock fall , making their reconstruction a difficult process. It is unknown exactly when the sculptures were created, however, it is commonly accepted that…

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    Roman Sculpture Essay

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    Identifying a Roman Sculpture from 100-200 CE The sculpture in Unknown #4 depicts the upper body of a middle-aged man. Thick, wavy hair falls to the figure’s ears and covers most of its forehead. Bushy eyebrows overhang deep-set eyes, whose lids crinkle at the edges. The figure stares pensively off to its right. A thick beard covers its lower cheeks, upper lip, and chin, and extends onto the neck. Lines span downwards from the nostrils, framing the mouth. Thin lips twist slightly under the…

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    The sculpture of Calf Bearer found in Athens Greece 560 BCE it is an Ionic classic style probably made of marble. It is a status behalf of Rhimbos. The greeks adopt some of the poses from the early Egyptian and korai style. Using the left foot forward but the greeks demonstrate its elegant and high standard of body proportion, the face and the body are in proportion. His is holding a calf around his neck and I noticed that Calf Bear and the Calf are making the letter “X “ with the calf legs and…

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    Left Sided Angel

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    Bronze, plaster, copper, or marble the sculptures dispersed throughout the campus stand as a symbol of pride for the campus and bring unspeakable beauty throughout. When walking along the campus you can see many different types of art and observe many differ artists work. As you walking past Parks Library though one piece stands out among others. The Left Sided Angel, a cast bronze sculpture made by Stephen De Staebler brought to Iowa State University in 1986 commissioned by phi kappa phi honors…

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    1) Compare the two Greek sculptures in the video. Explain contrapposto in detail. Contrapposto is originated by the ancient Greeks. In the visual arts, it is a term that define a standing human figure is poised, which the sculpture has to look comfortable and natural. For example, put all the body weight on one leg, twist shoulders and arms, bent at the knee, etc. After watching the video, I can tell that the two sculptures have a lot differences, even though they both from Greece. The…

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    Votive Statues

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    The Statue of a Man was constructed during the Early Dynastic Period in Ur, Iraq. This doll sized statue made of alabaster, shell, and lapis is considered a votive statue because of the resemblance to a human being and that it was found in a shrine. Votive statues were placed in shrines to offer prayers and worship gods. The materials used make it hard to create an image without time and patience. This means these statues are made with intent to stand forever in front of the gods. The statue…

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    Riace Bronzes

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    EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT Riace Bronzes: 1. The art historian, Nigel Spivey discussed how ancient sculptors used artifice to go beyond realism to create what he claims are "the best statues ever made". He then discussed several ways how the Riace Warrior bronzes, although they look realistic are actually "more human than human", that is, their bodies are unrealistic. List two of the ways that Spivey discusses how the sculptures go beyond realism. 1. The division between the top and bottom has…

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    This paper analyzes two sculptures; Agora in Grant Park, Chicago and the Dying Niobide in Palazzo Missimo, Rome. Agora in Grant Park, Chicago Grant Park is no doubt a landmark feature in Chicago. At the park’s southwesterly parts stands the Agora sculpture. It is not only a recent addition in the park but it also stands out among the installations at the park. Its height makes it easy to see from most points within the park. The sculpture is composed of 9-foot tall Greek-inspired human torsos…

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    components including a cluster of buildings on the highest elevation of the territory, and it served as a fortress for protection as well as the center of worship for the patron god or goddess. The layout is extremely functional, and dually purposive. The location, on a hill or mountain, allows a far view of approaching enemies, as well as the opportunity to possible reach the ear of the patron god since it was the closest structure to the Heavens. The Parthenon is the most famous example of an…

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