Samples "Art History"

Art History

Over the first half of the 20th century, the world witnessed two wars that profoundly influenced the life of the whole generation and brought much misery and pain. During the harsh times, the art also overcome through major transformations. Rapid changes on socio-political agenda drove artists of the time to...

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The Stele of Chaywet is an Egyptian work of art that was created between 2250 and 2000 B.C. It was carved in limestone and colored with pigment more than 4,000 years ago and is 22 x 27 x 5 3/4 in. (55.9 x 68.6 x 14.6 cm). Looking at a...

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Both Praxiteles and Lysippos used very natural and human elements in their sculptures. While both sculptures surely calculated the dimensions and designs of their masterpieces on purpose, both men are well known for the immense detail that can be seen in their pieces. In a 2009 article by Jack et...

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Charles Dickens takes the opportunity to use his majestic pen to criticize the Pre-Raphaelites for a failure to use their God-given talents for the purpose of exaltation of their subject and preferring, instead, to treat painting as a craft rather than art. When the noted novelist refers to the Raphaelites...

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It is possible to achieve design uniqueness and meaningfulness by delving far back into the history of mankind. What are our cultural roots and how are they expressed? When the answers to these questions inform our present efforts, extraordinary designs can be created. Symbols from nature are found on ancient...

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Art can be interpreted in a plethora of ways depending on how the viewer sees the piece. For example, when viewing the Mona Lisa, created by the great artist Leonardo da Vinci, one viewer may see her smiling while the other may see her facial expression as sad or forlorn....

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After Egypt acquired an additional empire during the New Kingdom period, the wealth that stemmed from this acquisition was reflected in their art in many ways. Specific evidence of this new wealth can be seen in two pieces of art from the Eighteenth Dynasty: A detail from the Golden Shrine,...

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Although the culture of every civilization is determined by its geographical location, this is especially true for the example of Ancient Egypt, where the extreme geographical circumstances, such as the desert and the Nile River, were some of the most important factors influencing art. The Nile River made a very...

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Throughout history, women have been viewed as chattel, owned by and subservient to men. This view of women is a common one throughout ancient world literature, though the stereotype does not always go unchallenged. Andromache and Medea both somehow struggle against their role of the feminine as defined by the...

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