Art Timeline

This sculpture was one of Mene’s most famous pieces of art work. This sculpture was first put out for viewers to see in the Paris Salon in 1952. The public went nuts over this sculpture, later this sculpture was made in three different sizes. The sculpture in my presentation is the smallest one made and […]

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Comparison of Three Sculptures

The major difference between the three David’s is obviously the periods in which they were carved. Michelangelo’s was during the Renaissance, Bernini’s is Baroque, and Donatello carved his David during the Gothic period. Michelangelo’s David is very large in size, over fourteen feet tall. This makes him seem to loom over his admirers, and makes […]

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The Kiss Analysis

There are several different works called The Kiss, created by different artists. Auguste Rodin, Constatin Brancusi, and Gustav Klimt all have their own version of the work. While Rodin and Brancusi created a sculpture, Klimt created a painting. These artists conveyed many different emotions for their viewers to perceive. These works of art also have […]

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Object of Visual Culture: Michelangelo’s Pieta

Michelangelo’s Pieta is considered as one of the brilliant sculptures during his time and even in contemporary times. Created sometime between 1498 and 1500, the marble sculpture depicting the dead Christ in the arms of Mary revolves around the religious theme which exemplifies the ideals of Renaissance Humanism—beauty and physical perfection of the human being. […]

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Formal Analysis of Quetzalcoatl Sculpture

Facing out into the eyes of museum-goers, the Aztec feathered serpent sculpture currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dates from between fifteenth and early sixteenth century. Though the iconographic motif of the feathered serpent is a common and meaningful one in Aztec art, the formal elements of this piece communicate an equally […]

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David: The Subject of Sculptures by Donatello and Michelangelo

Michelangelo’s statue of David is probably the most familiar sculpture in the world. It had long been thought of as the ideal physique of a young male. Donatello’s David is also a striking figure whose fame may not be as well known as Michelangelo’s, but is certainly known by many. Both of these fine artists […]

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