1. What does the lion represent? Why would the rulers of England include so many of them on the Coat of Arms? The lion represents royalty, majesty, power, strength, bravery, courage, ferocity, and valor. The rulers wanted to show everyone how they are all these things and are a force to be reckoned with.
The second temple is the Great Stupa, a dome-shaped Buddhist monument from the Maurya Dynasty in Sanchi, India. The structure was built sometime from the 3rd C BCE to 1st C Ce,. Both of these monuments have many similarities and differences in structure and symbolism, but the dominant theme that ties them together is the idea that they connecting our real with the heavenly realm. These buildings came from completely different cultures, yet they have surprisingly similar styles. For example, both buildings require the visitor to first enter though a series of columns before reaching the main attraction.
The Greeks believed that intellect is superior to forces of nature, while the Romans wanted their architecture to dominate the sites. A third similarity was their ability to be innovative during their time periods. Along with their innovations when it came to their temples, the Greeks also had the ability to create very life-like and dynamic sculptures, something that the Romans constantly struggled with during their time. Because of this, a lot of their sculptures were just replicas of Greek sculptures with small adaptations and changes occurring. One of the most innovative steps that the Romans took with their
ROMAN ARCHITECTURE My fascination with Roman architecture begins with the Romans ability to achieve such greatness and sustainability within their work without the means that we have in our design world today such as industrial machinery and Technology. The work of the Romans is design ingenuity. They were able to create such huge rooms with such high ceilings, as well as so many different aspects within one building, for example the Colosseum. Within this building Romans played many types of games and held shows including beast hunts and gladiator combats. Oval in shape, it had incredible interconnecting corridors that would lead to six tiers of seats, thus allowing a huge audience to sit within its walls.
[YOUR LAST NAME] 1 [YOUR NAME] [PROFESSOR’S NAME] [COURSE NAME] [DATE] Classical Sculpture Classical sculpture did not appear from nothing; its genesis was not that of Athena’s birth from the head of Zeus, but a rather more sedate process. The roots of classical sculpture are, surprisingly, to be found in Egypt. The Egyptians had highly developed sculpture, most of which had religious implications, as can be seen by the hieroglyphic inscriptions on many of the pieces (Wilkinson, 34-37). Subjects of sculptures included the numerous gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon, pharoahs (who were considered divine) and slaves and other figures created for inclusion in burials; these sculptures, along with real items (e.g., chariots) would become part of the deceased’s “estate” in the afterlife (ibid., 64). The majority of Egyptian sculptures were all in the same style, regardless of whether they represented an animal-headed god, a king, or a scribe.
The art were mostly preserved very well due to the materials used were meant to last. The design and measurement of the artworks were also very precise and carefully considered, as lots of the artworks were used as containers of souls. Most of the art were related to the wealthy powerful people, and art at that time was used as propaganda for the pharaoh to maintain their authority. During that time period, religion are closely related to politics as a tool and belief to help pharaohs ruling the lands. Egyptians at that time embrace the idea of afterlife, probably to ease their pain as slaves, to convince people to accept the fate to gain a better living after death.
In ancient Egypt the pharaohs were seen as a kind of demi-god. This status as demi god is because the pharaoh was seen as being born from the queen and being fathered by the sun god Ra, making the pharaoh part god. This divinity makes it easier to understand why the ancient Egyptians would go to such
This accuracy is beyond comprehension, not only it would be deemed in today’s modern construction world, but probably more than could now be achieved. The perennial question is why such painstaking accuracy and perfection was achieved as the structure itself is not practical and even for visual reasons. In addition, the theories made by archaeologist about the Great Pyramid’s passageway and chambers are utterly convincing. It’s astounding that the Egyptians have skilled design, good engineering skills and knowledge of using suitable material to last eternity as if they knew how to plan and construct this
1a) What does this film trailer teach us about power and authority? This particular film trailer of ‘The Avengers’ teaches us that the characters that the ensemble cast portrays in the full featured film has the a large magnitude of power because of their magnificent super natural abilities, such as super strength, great intelligence and to some extent immortality. For the reason that the characters have power, authority follows with it because they have the right to give orders to less superior people. 1b) Comment on the various camera shot and angles which contribute to your understanding of the concepts presented in the clip. There are quick, flashing full shots of the ensemble cast preparing for a certain reason, giving the intended meaning that they will have to confront the antagonist at some point within the film.
The sculpture of the “Lion Man” depicts a figurine of a lion standing straight up such as a man would stand. It is unclear as to the details of the figurine but it appears to still have several physical attributes of an animal such as the paws of a lion. This is the oldest statue to ever be found and already on of the most popular themes in Egyptian reliefs and sculpture and Greek sculpture can been seen. The sculpture features an anthropomorphic lion, or a lion given human like qualities. This theme is central in many Greek statues of deities and Egyptian statues of gods.