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  • The Sculptor Of David By Michelangelo

    on earth, according to, and Michelangelo’s sculptor of David is the best utterance of this sense of life. One piece of art in particular is the “David” sculpture. The sculpture was made between 1501 and 1504, a naked man made out of marble. This sculpture is known as the most famous statue in Florence. According to, the sling in the trunk were covered with gold leaf, but being outdoors in Piazza della Signoria and the elements washed it away. The sling in David’s…

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  • Roman Architecture Analysis

    The materials used for Etruscan temples was mud brick and wood while Greek temples used marble because marble was limited to the Etruscans indicating the Romans had the architectural improvement on their buildings.The decoration that Etruscans used for their temples was terracotta which help the cella and roof to prevent environmental disasters from…

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  • How Did Rome Influence Ancient Art?

    the ancient civilizations who were very passionate about art. They put a lot of time and effort into perfecting their techniques. A very special quality of their work is that most of their sculptures and building were carved out of marble. The Greeks knew that marble lasts for centuries and chose it over any…

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  • Loricate Torso Analysis

    of the late second century A.D. (late 100 A.D.). This piece has the dimensions of 44 1/4 X 22 ¼ X 14 ½ in. 122.4x 56.5x 36.8 cm. Located at the Detroit Institution of Arts, the accession number is 72.273. The Loricate Torso is a sculpture made of marble. At first glance, I was in awe of its realism, and the great amount of detail to the male anatomy. This was one of the only pieces of artwork at the DIA that truly stood out to me, but as I stared at this art piece for about 15 minutes I fell…

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  • The Influence Of Ancient Greek Parthenon

    From 1801 to 1803, Thomas Bruce, Lord Elgin, brought most of the surviving sculptures to England. For the past two centuries, they have been on exhibit in the British Museum, although Greece has appealed many times for the return of the “Elgin Marbles” and built a new museum near the Acropolis to house them. In 1975, the British government with collaboration and help of some European countries started…

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  • The Hadrianic Baths: The Romanisation Of The Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire expanded their technology and facilities out into their colonies –this helped in showing the Empire’s might. The Romanisation of the Empire’s colonies manipulated the view the local people had of them; as such the grand and lavish Roman architecture present throughout the Roman Empire emphasized their power and strength. By giving the local people the same amenities available in Rome, the Emperor was guaranteed their support and utter devotion. The Hadrianic Baths, for example,…

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  • Trajan's Forum Analysis

    The Basilica is 170m by almost 60m. It has a central opening of three arches and single large arches on two sides which are framed by columns (see figure x) and crowned by groups of statues. The Basilica is opulent with marble floors, marble walls, granite columns and a bronze-tiled roof (see figures 13 and 14). It appears to function as the center for legal affairs as well as a location to display the spoils of the prior wars. In the interior there are statues of Dacians which…

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  • David As Depicted In Donatello's David

    Through the history, there have been great characters that have been admired for their achievements, their actions, their bravery, or simply by their experiences. Men and women of the past have been involved in the development of art in all its sources of expression. Authors and poets, painters and sculptors have turned their inspiration in them. One of the most admired figures was David, biblical character, courageous pastor who with just a sling drove a stone in the head of the feared giant…

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  • Multiculturalism In The Ancient World

    using the Italian white Luna marble from Cararra, which Augustus was the first to exploit. The flooring was laid with a mixture of colored marble, yellow Numidian, purple Phrygian and red and black Lucullun. The white marble of the temple exterior and colored marbles of the interior and the porticoes had not been used so extravagantly before. Both the temple and the forum represented Augustus’ boast, in which he had “found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble”. The overall statement…

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  • Statue Of David Analysis

    I reallyed enjoyed looking at many scultpures but I choose my favourite one which was the staue of David. This was created by Michelangelo which was created from 1501-1504. The statue is 5.17 metres of marble statue. The statue represnts a favourable subject in the arts of Florence, the bibcial hero. Its theme was around the renaissance ages, the artist spent so much time putting in details of his cheat and hair. I can only imagine how long it took to chip away all of these details. I really…

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