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The rise of humanism promoted a renewed interest in pagan themes. The writings of the classical authors such as Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates were influential in the new philosophies of the period. Therefore, an interest in the writings promoted an interest in the mythologies of the ancient Classical period (Hankins 14). However, the paintings would reflect the cultural aesthetics of the time period in which they were painted through the clothing and styles that were used upon the figural representations.
Their were distinct differences in the work that was created in the late 15th century to that of the early 16th century. The work of the later half of the century was typified by large groupings of figures who created a story based on period interpretations of the concepts of mythological representations, where in the 16th century there is a shift to fewer figures with attention giving to the realism and curvature of the body.
Two paintings that can be compared for these attributes are Francesco Cossa’s Triumph of Venus 1469-1470 and Raphael’s Three Graces 1501-1505. The transition between the two centuries happened very rapidly as the abandonment of the Gothic period with its flatter representations gave way to the appeal of the transformational quality of the use of light to reveal curve and depth. In looking at these two pieces of artwork, it is clear that the representation of the three graces are similar in composition, but distinctly different in the way they are presented.
The purpose of the Three Graces are to represent the concept of benefits. In most ancient depictions they are shown nude as or in sheer clothing, according Seneca, benefits should be visible (Algazi et al 348).
The goddesses are known for the affiliation with beauty, charm, human creativity, fertility and beauty. They are most often depicted as three represented by Aglaea who is
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Over the past 200 years, art history has recorded a large number of artistic movements, some of great scale, others less important; however, they all turned out to either continue or oppose one another, hence being, without doubt, strongly interconnected.
In the city where the famous Basilica of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo is located, vestiges of Byzantine art and architecture can clearly be observed, reflecting the specific socio-cultural and historical contexts of the period when these structures were built (Fletcher and Cruickshank 282-320).
This leads to classical civilizations in Greece, Etruscans and Rome (509 BC-337 AD). Then came Medieval to early Renaissance Art which last from 400 ADD to 1400 AD, and included Early Christian Art, Byzantine, Islamic, Migratory, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and Gothic types of art.
The Marble Statue of a Kouros (youth) belongs to the Greek, Attic, Archaic, ca. 590-580 B.C. by the Fletcher Fund, 1932 (32.11.1). It has a size of H. without plinth 76 5/8 in. (194.6 cm); H. of head 12 in. (30.5 cm); length of face 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm); shoulder width 20 5/16 in.
imilarities between Mannerism and Rococo is that both had asymmetric features about their art works, unlike the unity and symmetry found in the Renaissance art. Mannerism was not “balanced and harmonious” like the Renaissance art (“Art History: Mannerism: (1520 - 1600)”,
The details of the portrait are urban based which involve a young he- body builder holding a lollipop from his hip through his crotch area, a naked woman touching her breast and a framed cover of a comic. This painting is characteristic of
In the context of this essay, the Chinese are seen to have been the influenced by the change taking place in the world of art and expression. This is with reference to the political oppression and governance that the country existed in up to date. The regime in China was authoritarian bordering on the dictatorial, which meant that most avenues for expression were restricted or non-existent
Historically the mina'i earthenware production outlines stories from the Persian epic, the Shahnama, originating before its most punctual surviving represented compositions by about a century. This bowl is H. 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) D: 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm) Diam. 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm).
Iconography is a term in visual arts that refer to use of imagery in a piece of artwork, or identification, classification, description, and the interpretation of symbols and images used in a piece of artwork. Fresco is a wall painting done on freshly laid lime plaster. Painters use fresh plaster for the colors to stick well resulting in glowing colors.