Botticelli: The Mars and Venus Morgan Bertagna Pynes March 9th 2008 Sandro Botticelli or more properly known as Alexandro Di Mariano Fillipepi was born in 1445 and was one of the greatest renaissance artists of his time (“Botticelli Biography” 1). He also had some of the best paintings of the time, one imperticular being “The Mars and Venus”. He created it with Tempera on wood and it is 65 cm by 173.5 cm. It currently resides in the National Gallery in London. It is one of many of his works that was able to stay in great condition; it has been well preserved over the years with no missing or faded out sections (Lightbown 164).
He was good friends with Van Gogh and he painted with other great artists such as Cezanne and Pissarro. His art was also extremely influenced by Gauguin’s trip to Tahiti. Gauguin was very interested in painting the church and the cycle of life whilst using pure colors with thick black outlines. A perfect example of this is his painting is called “The Yellow Christ” This painting was designed as to be something new. It isn’t just about the form nor the color instead each are of equal importance.
You’ll find some of Virginia’s most interesting and well-preserved historic sites and neighborhoods here, as well as enough entertainment, sports, culture and natural beauty to make this a great place to live. Major attractions and points pride include the state capitol which was designed by Thomas Jefferson and built in 1785, the Washington Monument, St. John’s Church (where Patrick Henry uttered “Give me liberty, or give me death”) and the Edgar Allan Poe Shrine the city’s oldest structure, built in 1686. There is a wide variety of housing types available, including downtown apartments in renovated warehouses, historic townhouses, golf courses and waterfront communities, and let’s not forget the farms. “Overall, housing costs are about 5% below the national average,” (Viva Group, Inc., 1999) and the median price for apartment rentals is $615 per
For this assignment, I decided to go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the many luxuries Boston residents and tourists alike, have the pleasure of experiencing. It is truly a world class facility, from the outside in. Within the confines of it's great walls reside paintings and masterpieces of Dutch, French, English, Spanish and Italian art. It was extremely difficult to choose a single piece of art for this project.
Possibly my most favored art style period on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, would be the Greek and Roman Galleries located on the first floor. There is a beautiful, tranquil state of mind artistically portrayed throughout each work of art during this time period that has never failed to amaze me. Illustrious depictions of mythical gods and goddesses, as well as the story-telling nature of the style in which these art works are created, are what I find very intriguing. One such example that can further elaborate my point, is the Bronze statue of Eros sleeping, located in the new section of the Greek and Roman Galleries. This realistically sculpted statue shows a young sleeping child sprawled out on top of a rock.
I personally loved the Personages and the Cells. Bourgeois' Personages were her first pieces that made me stare, think and pay attention. I was never a big fan of sculptures. But I must say, Louise’s Personages doesn’t need an explanation - the sculptures speaks for itself. Bourgeois’s work of art moved me, I was even more enthralled when I read about her life and the process of creating her work - the love, emotions, life experiences that went into her art.
Gerardine Aldamar 21 October, 2013 History of Photography Gallery Response William Earle Williams’ gallery exhibition, “A Stirring Song Sung Heroic” at Haverford College was a real pleasure to be a part of. I felt as if the overall flow of the exhibition worked well in the order that they were presented. The use of black and white photography, in my opinion, was a wonderful choice for this body of work due to the fact that it is dealing with a major historical event that took place years ago. The choice of colour and the tonality of these photographs work well to depict an event that happened in the past from the point of view of someone in the present. Looking at the photographs, I noticed that there was a theme of repetitive
In the same year, 1506, Julius II conceived a program to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The walls of the chapel had been decorated twenty years earlier. The lowest of three levels is painted to resemble draped hangings, and was hung on special occasions with the set of tapestries designed by Raphael. The middle level contains a complex scheme of frescoes illustrating the Life of Christ on the right side and the Life of Moses on the left side. It was carried out by
The back button can be used to go the previous page. The site has a special link Chase Security Center which explains how Chase protects the consumer from fraud. The website was last updated this year. The great thing about the website is from any link on the site the Chase Logo redirects back to the home page. There isn’t any type of music that is playing from website but the small animations make it worthwhile to read.
The Telfair Museums preserves, acquires and interprets original works of art and architecture, enriching its members, visitors and community through diverse exhibitions and educational programs. It cares for a permanent collection of over 4,500 works of art from the United States, Europe, and Asia that fall into three distinct categories: historic buildings, fine arts, and decorative arts. - Currently among the city's most-visited attractions. The museum’s three sites - two National Historic Landmarks and a contemporary Moshe Safdie designed building are located within easy walking distance of one other in Savannah’s vibrant historic district. A single admission fee allows you access to all three venues, and you may visit each at your leisure,