Art was a crucial aspect of expressing Renaissance ideas. Italian sculptors, painters, and architects in particular did a fantastic job of communicating Renaissance concepts in their artwork. Three of the most central humanistic beliefs during this period of time were the appreciation of the individual, the emphasis on the real rather than the abstract, and the imitation of past civilizations. The sculpture “David”, by Italian artist Michelangelo, is an excellent example of the humanistic emphasis on appreciating the individual and dignifying the human kind. Michelangelo depicts David as a strong, godlike figure, emphasizing the size of his hands and feet.
Daniel Agyei Robert Kotoviets LSO 210 6th November, 2012 HOW ROMAN EMPIRE FLOURISHED UNDER DIRECT DICTATORSHIP OF AUGUSTUS CAESAR Augustus Caesar who was also known as Gaius Octavius Thurinus at birth was born in 63 BC in a small town called Ox Head (Fagan). He was adopted by Julius Caesar and took on the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius in agreement with the Roman adopting naming standards (Fagan). He was taken to his father’s town to be raised there due to the chaotic nature of Rome at that time. In 59 BC, his father died and his mother got married to a former governor of Syria called Lucius Marcius Phillipus. His first public appearance was in BC 51 at the funeral of his grandmother Julia when he delivered the eulogy (Fagan).
Rome sent Vespasian to suppress the revolt. Vespasi’s son, Titus was renowned for his military prowess and he took control of the besieging troops after his father became emperor. Jerusalem finally fell in 70AD and the revolt ended after the fall of the Massada fortress in 72AD. In 1822, Giuseppe Valadier dismantled and reconstructed the arch as directed by pope Pius VII (the seventh). Titus became the emperor of the Roman Empire in 79 AD.
While Bernini was under Scipione Cardinal Borghese patronage he carved what is known as his first important life-size sculptural which was in groups like a series that showcased his work in levels of progression. The series begins with Bernini scupltures at a single view of Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius Fleeing Troy in 1619 next is Pluto and Proserpina 1621 to 1622 which was a bit more adavnced than the previous sculpture then the hallucinatory vision of Apollo and Daphne which had taken him two years to complete 1622 to 1624 it was created to only be views from one position which was meant to be some form of relief. His infamous David 1623 to 1624 sculpting depicts the figure casting a stone as an unseen adversary. Bernini’s sensual awareness of the surface with the skin and hair and his sense of shading and the lighting broke with the tradition of Michelangelo which is yet another reason he is considered his sucessor. Now that Bernini has
I also liked the way that the author went into every detail making the book easier for me to go back and review or read a certain topic again. I admired the way Napoleon won battles and was determined to win at any cost. I enjoyed the book, but I just have a different view or perspective than Owen Connelly of Napoleon. Owen Connelly negatively focused so much about Napoleon’s blunders. The author believes that Napoleon won many battles because of his enemies’ mistakes and not because of what he actually was…the greatest military mind that ever lived.
Augustus benefited in many ways from the building reform program. He benefited mostly through gain of reputation through the construction of building and temples. Thanks to the buildings he was established as the founder of new Rome, he gained popularity from the people through the peace and prosperity of Rome that was established thanks to building reform program. Augustus was seen as patron of the people and thus he conducted himself as so the building program further affirmed his already strong popularity with the
A well-trained soldier and an audacious hit man would fully understand the main characters of the book “The Wars” by Timothy Findley and the movie Bourne Identity. They would see beyond the defiant attitudes and changes that both the characters had undergone. Robert Ross and Jason Bourne both went to a stage in their life wherein they acted beyond what they used to. Ross, a caring and loving person, turned into a killing machine. Bourne, on the other hand, used to be an emotionless and fearless killer but in the end he turned out to be good man.
The current location of Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius can be seen at the Borghese Gallery located in Rome, Italy. The second piece I reviewed was The Three Graces (1814-1817), a large marble sculpture, 173 cm in height by Antonio Canova that was created by him during the neoclassical period. Empress Josephine de Beauharnais first commissioned the original sculpture in 1812. The 6th Duke of Bedford, John Russell, commissioned a second version from Canova in 1814. The three figures used in the sculpture are Euphrosyne, Aglaea, and Thalia, daughters of Zeus and Euryonome.
The characters dialogues where believable and adequately portray by their circumstances. You have the noble hero, motivational muse that keeps the hero alive, the political figures, the villain’s, the comrades, the friend’s. In my opinion the main character, Ender remains the same. Ender is a smart and noble worrier and his biggest conflict throughout the movie is that he wants to defeat the enemy but still feels the necessity to maintain his humanity in the process. Possibly the biggest and only change we see in Ender is that he loses his fears and learns to be a leader and ultimately the noble hero of the story.
The defining change of the Renaissance was humanism, a literary movement that began in Italy during the fourteenth century. Humanism was a distinct movement because it broke from the medieval tradition of having pious religious motivation for creating art or works of literature. Giovanni Pico determined himself to gather up all the ideologies concerning ancient and medieval, pagan and Christian, Muslim and Jewish philosophies and creating a project will aim to secure human happiness. Pico’s Oration on the Dignity of Man is considered as a definitive statement of Renaissance ideals because it