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    Congress also was able to pass the Federal Emergency Relief Act on the date of May 12th, 1933. Roosevelt realized that the most of the federal government’s relief efforts had never been successful because they often got stuck in political wrangling. So in order to prevent these problems, Roosevelt told Hopkins to focus on action rather than the complications of politics. The Federal Emergency Relief Act, which can also be referred to as FERA, had three goals. They were, one, they wanted to be effective, two, they provided work for employable people on the relief rolls, and three, was to have a diverse variety of relief programs. Federal Emergency Relief Act provided grants from the federal government to state governments for a variety of projects in fields, such as, agriculture, the arts, construction and education. Many people were receiving relief aid and were highly trained, skilled workers. The hope was that by providing many different types of jobs and salaries and they were similar to workers’ previous jobs that the whole country would have benefits on. About five hundred million dollars was made available to individual states for relief to the unemployed. Some of the money was given out as work relief, and by doing this, it gave people a sense of worth and dignity as they earned their…

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    Assyrian Art Analysis

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    Innumerable works of art found in any of the myriad ancient artistic eras have specific purposes and are created with methods common in their particular setting. Many works dated to the period of Assyrian art (1363-612 BCE) share similar patterns of stylistic execution and representative meaning. The Relief of a Winged Divinity, an Assyrian artwork found in the throne room of the Northwest Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq, presents a shallowly carved, highly detailed figure,…

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    there were already two previously completed pieces in the Santa Maria Maggiore that illustrated the same subject. In choosing to directly reference existing paintings of the assumption and keep the artistic conventions of a two register composition, Bernini very consciously placed himself in competition with painters. The Assumption allowed for Bernini to enter the domain of the painter, but he did so as a sculptor, and even surpassed the precedent that had been set for paintings dealing with…

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    Human Body Art Essay

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    Art, a variety of different approaches to the use of the human body were observed. Specific to the two reliefs – Funerary Stela of Iamu and Relief from the Palace of the Assyrian King – the following interpretations were made. At first glance, except for the physical size of the sculptures, the reliefs looked similar. They were each created in the form of bas-relief and depicted powerful people, perhaps gods, with adornments, and sideways postures showing profiles of their faces, accompanied…

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    the crown is the head of a human male, although Lamassu is often portrayed as “protective deity, who is usually female” (Livius). Relief work adorns the face, especially the beard with three horizontal stripes of repetitive twirls of…

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    Four Yoginis Analysis

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    shapes of the figures and the objects. The lines are cut deeper and deeper in order to create this high relief sculpture. In a finer sense, line is used to create details. There is use of line in places such as the head of the figures, signifying hair. There is also seen a use of line in various accessories such as leaves, necklaces and belts, and in what appears to be a whip or staff. As this sculpture is carved of stone, there is both a visual and actual weight to the work. While the whole…

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    treatment of people through Hammurabi’s kingdom. The relief composition of the ‘Stele of Naram-Sin’ not only represented the victory of Naram-Sin and his military, but also illustrates a non-fictional narration. This is proven by the identifiable native trees portrayed throughout this scene. High on the mountain of Zargos, the Lullabi people inhabited the range. Along came Naram-Sin, marching up the summit, and following was his vast infantry. His people were armed with a multitude of weaponry;…

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    The sculpture Triad of King Mycerinus and Two Goddesses, which resides at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, was excavated from The Temple of Mycerinus in Giza and was created between 2548 - 2530 BCE, during the reign of Mycerinus. Made from greywacke, an incredibly coarse, dark sandstone, this sculpture uses variation in texture, incorrect scale, and line to draw attention to King Mycerinus in relation to the two divinities, and thus is an example of royalty as divinity. Overall, this sculpture…

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    Memi And Sabu Comparison

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    According to Cambridge Advanced Leaners Dictionary (Third edition), a sculpture is defined as “the art of forming solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc. out of a material such as wood, clay, metal or stone, or an object made in this way”. In this essay, I will seek to compare and contrast two sculptures: The statue of Gudea from the Neo –Sumerian culture and the Egyptian statue of Memi and Sabu. The Mesopotamian statue of Gudea was made in 2090 B.C, while the Egyptian statue of…

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    The purpose of this discussion is to compare two dying warrior sculptures in a pediment design. First, in order to fit the figures into the design, the artists had to angle the figures. The images were taller at the top and the bodies elongated to fit in the triangular shape. Dying warrior (5.24) holds a shield which is important in forming the tallest part of the triangle in the pediment design. The other sculpture (5.23) uses the head as the highest point of the triangle shape. Both of the…

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