Miles Strome Visual Expressions in Society Prof. LeRonn Phillip Brooks, Ph.D. October 25, 2013 Comparing & Critiquing Roman Sculpture To the untrained eye it is easy to believe that Roman sculptures were virtual shadows of one another, differing only in their subject matters. But this is a common misconception and with closer analysis we can see that Roman art is in fact quite dynamic. Furthermore, looking at art from a specific time period and being able to extract, compare and contrast the subtle differences between pieces is a valuable skill. It allows us to retrace they’re evolutionary footsteps and possibly understand what the artists who created them were trying to express, granting us rare insight into days buried in antiquity, a better understanding of the origin of art and culture as a whole. Formal analysis of Roman sculpture is being able to describe what you see using conventional and subjective artistic terms.
Once the concrete was set, Kahn allowed no further finishing touches in order to attain the pinkish glow of "pozzuolanic" concrete. I also really enjoyed the unusually smooth finish of the concrete and the use of lead to fill in the holes where the concrete form hardware had left holes. Kahn capitalized on the natural beauty of the concrete inspired by his travels to Rome and the concrete work of the Romans. Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute design
The variety of Slate colors and its ruff texture makes it an ideal material for interior decoration. It is often used to cover a wall in a room to create a focal point, or for flooring which gives the feeling of nature and age. Slate is also used in many modern decorative pieces such as this simple but elegant small stainless steel coffee table fireplace with a gray slate base; designed by the designer Wahrmann Gido (fig.1). Another idea of modern designs is the Slate Slab Waterfall (fig.2). The color variation and patterns on the slate slab together with the light and water, plays a vital role in the appearance of the slate slab fountain.
Simliar pieces to this were made in Song China [960-1279]; found in Goryeo metal prototypes. The potter who created this piece, was then replicating previous pieces like this that had been done before. However, since there is a difference of medium between the Chinese celadon and Goryeo piece, it becomes a new work upon its own, standing different from the previous pieces. The best-known example of refined, undecorated celadon produced during the first half of the twelfth century is a group of objects unearthed from the tomb of King Injong (r. 1122–46). The Fitzwilliam cup-and-stand set has a stronger blue tint in its glaze color and is not as flawless as the Injong tomb pieces, but it clearly demonstrates a comparable dedication to craftsmanship.
I can be found lining the cavities of spherically-shaped, hollow stones called geodes, which are prettier than rocks, or hanging out with my good friends Granite, Granitic Pegmatite, Syenite, Quartz, Dolomite, Calcite, Barite, Pyrite, Galena, Sphalerite, and Cassiterite . My streak is white, but it’s better than having no streak at all, like rocks. These are all of the best reasons why fluorites are better than dusty old rocks, but now I’ll tell you a little about why all minerals are better than rocks. Minerals are usually shiny or glassy. We sometimes have crystals embedded between out smooth layers.
SPS: To inform the audience about the art of inlay. CI: In order to better understand the art of inlay, it is important to know why ancient people did inlay and what materials and technique artists use for inlay now days. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter:No matter how or why people get into the art of inlay, when they start they probably don`t think about continuing a tradition that was established half a million years ago.
It is a beautiful intricate made in the medium of glass with beautiful enamel calligraphy work and guilder accents ("Calligraphy & History of Calligraphy in Islam") There is even a form of calligraphy that is called zoomorphic calligraphy that words are written in such a way that it forms animals. It takes an artist to be able to bend and form the words in such a way that they turn into the shape of an animal and therefore art. Not only is calligraphy used to make very aesthetically pleasing art such as all the Islamic calligraphy art that is all over the Taj Mahal in vertical lines
It is important to state early on, that time and movement in sculpture are impossible to discuss without the inclusion and acknowledgement of space. I will be examining the works and principles of the Futurist, Umberto Boccioni, and Kinetic artist and Constructivist, Naum Gabo. Their work exemplifies the incorporation of time and movement in Modernist sculpture. Gabo and Boccioni were significant figures in modernist sculpture, as both incorporated and developed visual languages, which not only convey the semblance and implication of time and movement, but also intrinsically acknowledge the philosophy and theory. Throughout the 20th Century, artists began to abstract, and some eventually eradicated human anatomy and recognizable characteristics from their experiments.
Thus, I think Mona Lisa is the most suitable artwork for me to mediate different meanings produced since the Renaissance until the postmodern world. The Renaissance’s painter Leonardo Da Vinci finished the portrait in between 1503-1504. There are multiple hypotheses about why the portrait was created: some of them says that it is a self- portrait of the painter by noting that the eyes, nose- tip and mouth of Mona Lisa actually line up with a known self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci. Other claims that the sitter and the painter had a special rapport. Thus, the sitter appeared to look at the viewer (actually the painter) straight in the eye with ease.
It is almost animated, in a way. In the tomb wall painting of Queen Nefertari, in the Valley of the Queens, Thebes, Egypt, we see an excellent example of frontalism. While the hands are not clasped but instead shown with quite elongated fingers, her head is turned to the side and the body is facing forward. The colors used are gold, red and white and very bold. In my own personal opinion, Egyptian sculpture is the most impressive of all of the art of the period.