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  • Female Sculptures Venus Of Willendorf
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    This paper will discuss relative points and insights relating to sculpture of the Paleolithic era, specifically the Venus of Willendorf, through the essays of Christopher Witcombe. Venus is a term that has long been associated with artwork, most specifically the classical forms of beautiful women. The term Venus has also come to represent female sculptures of the Paleolithic era. The most notable of these female sculptures is the Venus of Willendorf, 24,000-22,000 BCE. The age of the figurine ha...
  • Pulguksa Temple And Sokkuram Grotto
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    korean temple By: in tma 1 Talk about irony. Buddhist monks, those shaven-headed figures in gray robes, choose to leave this earthly world (that is, mundane society) in favor of an ascetic existence based on prayer and self-denial. But now their unworldly lifestyle is becoming a tourist product... with the monastics' approval! Monastic life as a tourist attraction It's part of a global craze for monasticism. From the Himalayas to the Hudson River, monks are in. Japanese salary men are chucking t...
  • Rodin's Sculpture
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    The Prodigal Son Next time you venture to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, go and have a look at The Prodigal Son. Study it for a few minutes; take a deep breath, stop thinking, and try to feel with your emotions. I felt sorrow and then pity as I quickly moved from compassion to empathy. Mixed with that pity was the relief that I do not know the tension and emotional pain the figure projects. Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal Thomas Moore. Auguste Rodin embodied these words in his ...
  • Head Of Buddha
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    Head of Buddha At the Los Angeles Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art there is a permanent collection of Ancient Islamic art. From that collection, the Head of Buddha will be discussed in a visual critical analysis. The analysis will include the object's physical condition, content, composition, and the time period of the piece. Space and technique will be examined as well. The Head of Buddha is composed of volcanic stone. It is the only medium used. This three dimensional sculpture appears to...
  • Museum The Exhibits
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    The American Museum of Natural History: Anthropology The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park West between W 81st and W 77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture. The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most ...
  • Mary Of Magdalene's Sculpture
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    The first sculpture that I observed was Mary Magdalene. This was a sculpture from the thirteenth century, made from limestone and polychrome. Mary Magdalene was a Jewish girl from a gentile town called Magdalene, which gave her the name of Mary of Magdalene. Mary was a sinner and many were surprised when Jesus let her touch him. When Jesus touched her he said, "Many sins are forgiver her, because she has loved so much". Then to Mary he said, "Your faith has made you safe go in peace". Mary then ...
  • Range Of Sculptural Styles
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    A range of sculptural styles appeared during the Hellenistic period. For example, a highly academic style, which tells a story through a range of symbolic figures, was used in a relief carved by Arche laos of Prine, The Apotheosis of Homer (150? BC, British Museum, London). The relief was dedicated to the Muses or to Homer and shows the poet along with figures representing the World, Time, Homer's great epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, and other literary images and ideas. But perhaps the mo...
  • Classic Maya Sculpture
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    The Maya were a dominating society of Mesoamerica, rich in culture, community, and art. While life may not be completely interpretable yet, much in known about how these societies were constructed, and how their religion dominated their lives. Much is generally made of their massive stonework, their ceremonial complexes, and ritual sacrifices, but their small jade, ceramic, and stone sculpture deserves as much attention as the works of much larger size have received. The Maya, inhabiting souther...
  • Sculpture Of Hermes
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    Sculpture has been a very important part of art history throughout thousands of years. For the past few months I have viewed many different kinds of sculpture, including Greek archaic sculptures, Greek classical sculptures, Greek Hellenistic sculptures and Roman sculptures. All of the sculptures that I have seen and analyzed have very interesting characteristics, but the one that I have analyzed most recently was the most fascinating. Hermes carrying the infant Dionysos, by the artist Praxiteles...
  • Greek And Egyptian Sculptures
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    The Colossal Head When we think of ancient Egyptian art, we think of deteriorating stone statues, bits and pieces of old architecture, and faded paintings of animals in dark caves and caverns. All of these ancient ruins are part of what shaped Egyptian culture back in the times of Dynasties. Their artwork not only revealed so much of their religion, rituals, and culture, but it also served as a basis for developing and advancing art. The Colossal Head, found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wa...

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