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    Marxist theory argues the impact of high social entities on the masses, David with the head of Goliath exemplifies this aspect as the main subject is a story of the Old Testament, religious reproductions were highly affiliated with the Catholic Church in Europe as major patrons of the arts. According to Althusser, the church is an ideological state apparatus which uses materiality to impart beliefs on the lower classes. David with the head of Goliath was not made exclusively for the church; however Caravaggio made it as means to earn pardon from Scipione Borghese for his return to Rome due to his criminal sentence. Caravaggio seeks refuge under an entity which had the power not only to redeem his crimes and save his life. Aspects regarding the reality of Roman society during Caravaggio’s time can be observed in his piece as being part of a gruesome scene which displayed the reality of poverty and raw violence at the time. Goliath represents a Caravaggio tired of the society in which he lives, there is a strong contrast between light and dark, good versus evil represents the environment of the taverns in which he usually engaged. Caravaggio was highly criticised for his exchange of idealised representation of classical figures for the introduction of peasants as seen in the he portrayal of young…

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    Galleria Borghese: An examination of the power of patronage Located in the public park Villa Borghese, this historical home, turned museum, hosts one of the most important italian art collections. The Galleria contains a range of works, majority being Baroque and Renaissance art. The patronage of the Borghese family yielded massively important original Baroque masterpieces, and helped foster and shape some of the era’s greatest talents, like that of Bernini. “Three things are needed for…

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    The first sculpture that that was chosen, was Daphne and it was created in 2007. This sculpture is referenced to a sculpture named Apollo and Daphne, created by an Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The event that influenced MacDowell to create this sculpture, was based on her travels around Europe, more specifically Italy. The meaning and purpose behind this artwork, Daphne and many more is environmental issues. Her travels through Renaissance, Italy influenced the sculpture, Daphne,…

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    Alex Ingles ART 276: Baroque & Rococo Reading Response 4 2/16/2016 Gian Lorenzo Bernini was probably one of the greatest artists of the Baroque Era. His sculptures and other architectural projects show us he was capable of using different subjects and forms of media to bring his works to life. Warwick’s article discusses the theatrical approach he took in his sculptures and other works of art. His objective was to set a stage and engage the spectators viewing the art as if they were in a…

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    Michelangelo, for instance, has Arte della Lana; while Bernini has two, Pope Paul V and his nephew. Bernini’s father is Pietro, also a sculptor, who was called on by Pope Paul V “to work on the Pauline chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore” (Valiunas). Bernini came with his father and eventually caught the Pope’s eye with his artwork, especially a bust that he made. The pope was impressed to where he helped Bernini get his education and helped him financially. According to Valiuna, an author at Ethics…

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    No one would battle the giant so he stepped up. He was just a young boy though and nobody thought he could do it. But, King Saul let him do it. Saul gave him armor and sent him out to battle. But all that David used was a sling and a stone. He put the sling in the stone and whipped it and it hit Goliath right in the head and killed him dead. (Hey! That rhymed!) Michelangelo’s David was commissioned by the Operai. Both Donatello and Verrocchio had their David Statues commissioned by the Medici…

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    government of Florence ordered that the statue should be set at Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall at Florence. It is documented that Donatello was not religious, so it was from an unknown source from which he gained the inspiration for the piece. Michelangelo was commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence. It was supposed to commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral of Florence, it was meant to be among a serious of other large statues positioned in the…

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    (Graham-Dixon, 1999). The details of David including the defined abdominal muscles, the thick extension of his hair, the keen dilated eyes, and his scowling brow were meant to be viewed from afar. The face of David obtained a sense of passion as a result of the clash of mass and lines (Hartt, 1987). As earlier mentioned, David was designed to be viewed from a distance thus his hands are large and his head is massive in comparison to his body. David is an incorporation of the various assets of…

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    original. This depiction of David is shown as he is choosing to go to battle with Goliath. This is very different from the previous statues that depict David post victory. David has not won the battle. Michelangelo captured a moment prior to his victory where a strong, brave, confident, David is getting ready for battle. The symbolism of this sculpture is brave young man that has chosen to defeat his giant. Another sculpture of David was created by Gianlorenzo Bernini. Although he is…

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    Saint Peters were very successful in creating the feeling of heaven on earth. Looking out from the cupola is so magnificent, I truly felt as if I descended into the heavens. Question 16. Between the year 1593 and 1610 Caravaggio created many artistic works of genius in Italy. Each masterpiece had a certain aspect that made it unique. However they were all able to accomplish at least one of the following: accentuated naturalness with a dynamic expression of movement, scenes of intense drama…

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