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  • Critical Analysis Of Albrecht Durer's The Last Supper

    OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS #2 IDENTIFY: The second artwork I have chosen to analyze is “The Last Supper,” by a German woodcut artist named Albrecht Durer located in the private Martin Luther Collection at the MIA. Durer was born in 1471 and died in 1528, he made this artwork in 1523. (Object Label, Target Gallery Ticketed Exhibition) The medium is woodcut, woodcut is “A relief printing technique in which the printing surface is carved with special tools in a solid block of wood. The wood is cut longitudinally from the tree so the grain runs the length of the block. The block is cut and then inked with a brayer or dabber. The paper is then placed on the block and the whole thing is run through a press or rubbed over by a baren or the bowl of a large…

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  • Kaethe Kolwitz: The Manifesto And The Womb

    guilt to her grief (Schulte 193-194). She decides that it is her responsibility to make a memorial for him. She envisions a sculpture with her son standing over his parents, his arms outstretched like wings. However, she never found a satisfactory design for the piece, abandoning and returning to it over and over again throughout many years (Kollwitz 63). She completes other projects during this period as well including the Krieg (War) cycle, a series of woodcuts that show the dark realities…

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  • Woodcut Movement Analysis

    Li Hua was an influential artist, and his work plays a vital part in the new woodcut movement which illustrated the social context of China in the 1930s. Li Hua also is Lu xun’s friend, and he said Lu Xun is the father of a revolutionary woodcut movement. One of his woodcut Lu Xun und Kakichi Uchiyama in August depicted Lu xun’s role in the woodcut movement. (figure 4) This is one of the early work of the Li Hua which capture a moment of Luxun in the new woodcut movement. On this painting, Lu…

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  • Luther's Argument Against Frederick The Wise

    printing press. Through new means of communication, Luther’s ideas were able to be understood by everyone not just university academics but also illiterate commoners. As Luther’s ideas became more popular and spread further, a new form of communication was used to tell those that couldn’t read Luther’s work. These were in the form of woodcuts which were images carved into wood and printed onto paper. As no more than 10% of the German population were literate, Luther relied on these woodcuts to…

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  • Effects Of The Printing Press

    The invention of the moveable type printing press had a dramatic effect on the way books were created. This mechanization of the bookmaking process also changed the way illustrations were added. Before the printing press, book were written and illustrated by hand, which could take up to several years to create a single volume. However, the change in technology allowed hundreds of volumes to be created in a few short weeks. To take full advantage of this new advance in book creation, the…

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  • Analysis Of The Great Marmite Overturned And La Marmitte

    The conflict between Catholics and Protestants in France assumed many forms. It was a physical conflict, but also an ideological one where both parties used propaganda to fight each other. Pamphlets and images where used by both the Catholics and the Protestant to discredit the adversary and rally people to their cause. The Great Marmite Overturned, Le Renversement de la grand marmite in French (Fig. 1), is one of those images. It is a woodcut, which was first produced in 1562 by an unknown…

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  • Otto Dix The War Analysis

    In Käthe Kollwitz’s portfolio War, published in 1924, there are many woodcuts showing themes of pacifism, sacrifice, and mourning. Two examples of artworks from her portfolio that show suffering caused by war include The Parents and The Widow II. The Parents show the sorrow of parents who lost a child in war, much like Käthe Kollwitz herself, whose son, Peter, died in combat in 1914. The Widow II is a woodcut of a dead war widow and her child. This woodcut shows the suffering of many Germans…

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  • The Consequences Of The Printing Press

    reproduction of a book much shorter. Comparing two woodcuts…

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  • Explain How The Renaissance Changed Man's View Of Man

    Church authority caused the Church to lose the grip that they had on people’s beliefs. Moreover, Copernicus, “relying mostly on mathematics and observation developed a different understanding of the universe” (Doc C). The Renaissance exemplified reason and shrewdness. These perceptions helped to construct an improved understanding of the universe, and numerous enhancements were made. The changes made specified that man was not tied to the Church, and that he could openly think for himself. …

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  • Renaissance During The Middle Ages

    relying on his knowledge of mathematics to develop a more modern understanding of the universe. In Copernicus’s theory, the Heliocentric Universe, he shows the universe as how we know it today, with everything revolving around the Sun. When Copernicus revealed his theory to the public, the Catholic Church was not to happy with his discovery. According to them, Copernicus’s new theory disproved everything that the Church had been teaching since around the birth of Jesus. This changed Mans was of…

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