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    Starting from the year 1870s, the significant art museums in the United States had established. The representative museums are Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (1870), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1876), and Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (1876; Philadelphia Museum of Art at present) (Latham & Simmons, 2014). The most important factor that brought into the changes and developments of the museum inside the United States was the change of the economic structure due to the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). After the war, the urban life was emerged due to the rapid developed industry. A manufacturing was developed a surge in demand of war materials during the war, and industrialists accumulated a fabulous wealth. The social…

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    The painting I have chosen is on Display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It is named Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff, painted in 1859 by Franz Xaver Winterhalter of Germany. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Winterhalter was trained to paint in Germany, he went on to paint many European Aristocrats. He painted the 24 year old Countess, wife of Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff. In her lap is a book of poetry, which was inspired by Winterhalter to pain because…

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    Going to two of the most popular museums in New York City to learn about African art and history did not seem of interest to me until I was forced to by the Summer Class I was taking at Pace. In my mind I kept thinking it was going to be a waste of my time when I could be enjoying my summer weekend in the city. However, I was mistaken and my breath was taken away from our history of humans to the African tradition and how it impacts us. This project showed me the connection of art and history in…

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    Art Statue Analysis

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    Statues Art has many forms. One popular form of art created in ancient times were statues. A statue, as defined by Merriam-Webster (n.d.) as “a three-dimensional representation usually of a person, animal, or mythical being that is produced by sculpturing, modeling, or casting.” Cultures around the world have created statues for many different reasons. Here we will examine two ancient statues, The Royal Aquaintences Memi and Sebu, from ancient Egypt, and the Statue of Gudea, created by the…

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    Met Architecture Analysis

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, is the most famous museum in New York City, and the largest museum in North America. The Met also owns a museum in far Upper Manhattan called “The Cloisters”, which predominantly showcases various forms of art from the medieval period. Although, I will be talking about the main Met compound located at 1000 Fifth Avenue. The Met’s permanent collection is comprised of art from an expansive range of culture and various time periods within said cultures.…

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    Brooklyn Museum Analysis

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum are organized in a style that shows a developing history of the United States through social and cultural representations. The iconic work that seems to unify both museums is the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington which significantly highlights the spirit of American history painting through the later parts of the eighteen hundreds. Being the American icon he is, George Washington and his portraits reveal that he is one of the…

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    This paper will discuss the formal aspects, contextual analysis and the museum presentation of the following two paintings. Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan by Rembrandt Van Rijn and Alphonse Promayet by Gustave Courbet. The painting of Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan is created in Dutch in 1633 and it exhibits in gallery 637. The Alphonse Promayet is created in French in 1861 and it exhibits in gallery 809. Both galleries are on the second floor of the metropolitan museum of art. Each…

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    Dendur

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    In this art study, the affect of contemporary museum culture in the United States, Europe, and Egypt define the exhibition trend of “replicating the real” in terms of spatial exhibitions of historical artifacts from Egypt. In the United States, I found the Metropolitan Museum of Art presentation of the Temple of Dendur as an example of the internalized exhibition of ancient Egyptian culture in a large-scale urban environment. In a similar manner, the Louvre presents large rooms with Egyptian…

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    Tyler LaLima Prof. Mieke Bahmer ART 100 October 8th, 2015 Marble Statue of an Old Woman The Marble Statue of an Old Woman is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic statue made somewhere in between fourteen to sixty eight A.D by the artist Julio-Claudian. The Marble statue of an old woman is also known as “The Old Market Woman”. It is a stone statue made from Pentelic and marble. The Marble Statue of an Old Woman is believed to represent an old but proud woman on her way to the festival of Dionysus. The…

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    Art Museum

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    How many of us think about attending or actually attend an art museum? Not many because a lot of us see it as a boring place but if you ever take the time and visit one The MET in New York should be on your list. I must admit I am not a museum type of person but if it is something to do with art or history I am there. I know you still wondering what is The MET it’s the abbreviation The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is the biggest museum of art I have ever been too with 8 different type of art…

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