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    The Madonna Enthroned

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    The Madonna Enthroned painting depicts the Virgin Mary and her child siting on a throne. The picture is unique in that it blends Western and Eastern influences and therefore the author of this work has been the source of much debate (Davies 273). Several aspects of the painting such as the throne, the red shoes and the archangels are typical of Eastern or Byzantine art. “Yet, Jesus gives the Western, not eastern, sign of blessing, and the halos are not the plain burnished disks found in…

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    Byzantine Art Themes

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    closely associated with wooden panel painting (Brooks, p. 1). The many themes found within Byzantine art are, representations of holy people and holy events (Cavarnos, pg. 27). The most common people and events represented are Christ, the Virgin Mary, the biblical story of Salvation and the lives of the saints (Durand, p. 10). Byzantine icons are the most common and more recognized art pieces of…

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    William James Mysticism

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    Mysticism Catherine of Siena was of the most popular catholic saint. She was famous for her work with underprivileged and her charitable service. She derived her mysticism in the practical relief of human suffering. She gained legendary status while alive and the legendary status continued ever after her life because of the strong following she had. As can be ascribed from her literary works, she was independent in her approach of following religion; St Catherine was passionate regarding her…

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    Wes Moore and the other Wes Moore grew up in the same area at roughly the same time, but both had very different outcomes in their lives. One of them became a Rhode scholar and the other one ended up with a life sentence in prison. Their lives were very similar while they were young, both grew up in a bad neighborhood and they also did not have fathers. While growing up both were not good in school which bothered one mother, but the other did not care as much. The decision they made ultimately…

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    La Sagrada Familia (Abbr

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    because it is a Roman Catholic church, and, therefore, must follow a Latin Cross plan (Permanyer, 1999). The composition of the façades is extremely vertical, directing your sight line upward and to the heavens where God, but more importantly, Jesus and Mary reside. Also, while the façades and the outward composition of La Sagrada Familia seem to be incredibly heavy, the inside is filled with polychromatic light, because of the Gothic inspired windows that fill the walls. The crypt, which is…

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    Saint Luke The Evangelist

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    Paul says that all he has left is Luke, who stays supportive of him. Luke had a spot in the heart of many of the females around him because of his many skills, kind and loyal ways, and his devotion to God and Jesus Christ. According to Luke, “Hail Mary full of grace” was spoken at the Annunciation and “Blessed are you and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus” are spoken by Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. Luke is responsible for the stories about Jesus disappearing in Jerusalem as…

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    The Idea Of Hope

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    Mary is represented as icons, drawings, paintings, and apparitions, such as La Santa Muerte, La Negrita, Our Lady of the Rock, Madonna, The Virgin of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of the Wall. With there still being many more, all of this just undoubtedly proves…

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    “to commemorate such great nuptial ceremonies, [Claudius] built the city which he called Claudiocester”: Unity and Harmony The roll-maker used women to prove a political point that peace, harmony and greatness could be expected from a king if he had a loving and supportive wife. Women were carefully selected by the roll-maker to exhibit this idea in a variety of differing scenarios. If women inspired their husbands to do great things, created successful lineages, had a useful heritage, or were…

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    Wilthia Spann Analysis

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    Museum in France. The subject of the piece is the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ as a baby. During that 13th century, the Virgin Mary was favored to being the subject of many artworks. The piece represents the passion of love that Mary has for her son. It represents…

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    The artworks in this discussion are Au Natural by Sarah Lucas and Praying Hands by Albrecht Dürer. Au Natural is a composition of an old mattress, with a water bucket, a cucumber, two oranges and two melons in a space like a room or gallery. The objects are depicting male and female private parts, where the female body part is on the left hand-side and male body part is located on the right. The old mattress used has some grooves on it and some holes were made to hold the melons. Meanwhile, the…

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