ghiberti has almost done painting in sculpture. the Relief show classical sculpture in the figure style and posses of some of the characters, the influence of classical architecture in the buildings portrayed and the influence of Renaissance realism in the gestures and movement of his figures. Ghiberti demonstrated his command of high and low relief and introduced a narrative technique new in sculpture. The gilded bronze gates are amazingly cinematic in effect with fusion of physical action, emotional intensity and narrative complexity. Ghiberti has shown foreshorening in his work and his anatomy is convincing.
Jefferson Saldana Pardo Final Paper (Museum) Art-Prehistory to Middle Ages 12/08/12 Polyphemus and Galatea in a Landscape, which is a Roman wall painting, that was created in the late 1st century and came from the Mythological Room of the Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase. Its medium is a fresco whose mythological story is about the life of a Cyclopes Polyphemus and his beloved Galatea. Without question, this spectacular piece is one of the most interesting and complex. Immediately as you approach the painting and concentrate, you feel a dark, mysterious mood, which is like a distortion of reality. What I enjoyed the most from this painting is its great size as well as its variety of objects and figures, which open your mind and allow you to use your imagination.
Its restoration is by the eighteenth century sculptor Vincenzo Pacetti. This statue is also known as “Hope Dionysos”. This monumental statue was named after its owner, Thomas Phillip Hope. When I first looked at the statue of “Hope Dionysos”, I was stunned and mesmerized. The statue was standing gracefully with a lot of idealistic features so I decided to choose it for my museum paper assignment.
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of color profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish writer Walter Scott and the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In contrast to the Neoclassical perfectionism of his chief rival Ingres, Delacroix took for his inspiration the art of Rubens and painters of the Venetian Renaissance, with an attendant emphasis on color and movement rather than clarity of outline and carefully modeled form. Dramatic and romantic content characterized the central themes of his maturity, and led him not to the classical models of Greek and Roman art, but to travel in North Africa, in search of the exotic.
While Da Vinci, in his painting Lady with the Ermine, kept to a chaste scene and while it does have its hidden references, this painting is more acceptable and less of a shock to the viewer’s sight as that of Michelangelo’s. The next set of works that could be compared would be that of Da Vinci’s The Baptism of Christ and Michelangelo’s The Conversion of Saul. Both of these paintings depict a religious theme as the subject and lend to the viewer a deep feeling of emotion, passion
Symbol, Theme and Depiction in Jacques-Luis David’s The Oath of the Horatii There are many paintings that stand out in the canon of art and art history. Jacques-Luis David’s neoclassical painting, The Oath of the Horatii, is one such painting. It is many things: a comment of family versus state, a merging of cultures and a political statement. It is important to study because of its many different comments and the true depth of its message about war, family, violence and culture. It is a painting that marks David’s opinion on the time that he painted it- the late 1700’s-through using an old Roman myth.
The Style of the Dresden Triptych Jan Van Eyck’s distinctive late style is clearly depicted in the Dresden Triptych. Through careful analysis of the figures, treatment of space, and color, this triptych is clearly painted in an elegant, softer, more atmospheric style. The faces and drapery on the figures are also important visual elements to take into account when comparing this work with Van Eyck’s late style. In earlier works, Van Eyck’s figures had more sculptural, bold, weighted associations. This work portrays less bulk, less weight of the body, and has more of an elegant approach to the human figure.
Some of his most known and important works were The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi. Veronese’s style fits perfectly in the Renaissance. In his paintings the human body is idealized as in Michelangelo’s work, but Veronese developed his own style in which decorations took an important part. To show more expression and for ornamental purposes he used unnatural colors. Veronese’s work was influenced by Tintoretto and Titian.
Description Las Meninas was painted by Diego Velázquez in 1656 in oil on a canvas measuring ten and half foot by nine feet one inch wide. Natalia Rivera, states this painting is “recognized as a Baroque masterpiece” and is “both aesthetic and intellectual work that challenges Spanish preconceptions about art as a lowly craft”. Michael Atle (2003) states this painting is “not only the best painting in the Western world but it is also one of the most puzzling”. According to MyStudios.com the original painting is in Museo del Prado, Madrid and was damaged in a fire in Alcaza in 1734. The painting had to be cut down on the sides because of fire damage and was restored by court painter Juan García de Miranda.
The value of this book rests in its ability to paint a vivid mental image of any given day in the lives of ancient Greeks, an impression made infinitely clearer with truths rather than myths. The evolutionary value of Garland's (2008) research provides a better understanding as to what influences the ancient Greeks had upon contemporary culture. It is through these documentations that social scientists, as well as the general public, can grasp a clearer indication of their own actions in relation to their Greek ancestors. Greek law, for example, set the stage for all