The first work is the Apse Mosaic by an unknown artist. The second work is The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. The subject of the Apse Mosaic is the Transfiguration of Christ. The period of The Starry Night was Post-Impressionist. The period of the Apse Mosaic was the Early Byzantine Era. The medium is a Mosaic that dated from 533-549 CE. The Starry Night dated from 1889, and was created from oil on canvas. The Apse Mosaic shows an even in Christ’s life. It was when Peter, James, and John who were three of the twelve Apostles saw Christ change in his appearance so that he shone with his real divinity. When they saw him on top of the mountain, he was between Moses and Elijah. A voice from Heaven declared that he was the Beloved Son of God. The cross’ symbolism was predicting the coming death of Christ, and the sheep represent Christ and the Twelve Apostles. The Starry Night was painted a year before Vincent van Gogh died. The village of Saint-Remy was shown in painting, which was where the hospital he stayed in when was ill was located. Vincent van Gogh believed that death was a route to the stars, and expressed this in a letter to his brother. The Cypress trees in the painting were the traditional symbol of death, which appear in several other of van Gogh’s paintings. Both the Apse Mosaic and The Starry Night have symbolism in them. The Apse Mosaic has the cross which was predicting the coming death of Christ, and it had the sheep which represent Christ and the
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The first historical evidence of a culture can be found in the artifacts of the earliest homo sapiens from 35,000 years ago. Every time period in the history of the world has offered something special to the world of art. From the ancient Egyptians to the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to today. We can look about and marvel at the greatness of the artist from our past.
The ancient Egyptian civilization developed slowly from about 5000…
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Romans where famous for the development of forms, the concrete revolution, the imperial fora, the Pantheon, Hadrian’s Villa At Tivoli, the Ara Pacis Augustate Altar (Augustan Peace), the arch of Titus, and the Colum of Trajan. Roman art was art of the Republic and Empire. Their art started of in and as a small city and it grew to become a vast empire. (History of Art, Pg. 181) A useful way to see Roman art is by seeing it as art of syncretism. Syncretism…
at that are equally and simultaneously. Style is not always transmits particularity of time in which it arises and develops, and often only embodies the ideals and dreams of the creators. The Renaissance era is a prime example of such a mismatch of art and reality, it was the transformation of minds, not of life, imagination, not reality, culture, not civilization. In fact, the real life of even the most advanced cities of that time was full of medieval brutality, wars, conspiracies, bloodshed. Namely…
The art of Europe encompasses the history of visual art in Europe. European prehistoric art started as mobile rock, and cave painting art, and was characteristic of the period between the Paleolithic and the Iron Age.
Written histories of European art often begin with the art of the Ancient Middle East, and the Ancient Aegean civilisations, dating from the 3rd millennium BC. Parallel with these significant cultures, art of one form or another existed all over Europe, wherever there were people…
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The Italian renaissance took place in the early 15th Century. During this period mediums such as fresco and tempera were common with the later introduction of oil. Fresco was used by covering a wall in fresh plaster and painting over it while still wet, this medium was hard to blend and had to be done using a hatching method. This was a medium that had been used in the past and was still quite popular. However it was very hard to correct mistakes and the colours were very…
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but rather a hammer with which to shape it.”
Before History: The Origins of Art in the Stone Age
The Old Stone Age (Paleolithic) in Africa and Europe
Olduvi Gorge, Tanzania: Makaspansgat, South Africa: Hohlenstein-Stadel and Wllendorf, Central Europe
Makapansgat Valley, South Africa
Pebble resembling a human face
Reddish jasperite stone, gives impression of a face, found in 1925, proclaimed it a work of art, found in…
Land art: Robert Smithson.
Step One: Smithson chooses the location on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel point in Utah. Smithson chose this location based on the blood red colour of the water and its connection with the primordial sea.
Step Two: Smithson didn’t know what he wanted to do in the space until he got there and was inspired by the red water and the lakes salt crystals, which grow in a spiralling, crystalline formation.
Step Three: Smithson then makes various…
were influenced by impressionism. Although his work was misunderstood and rejected by the people of his time, his reputation increased both for the way he created a painting through what his eyes saw in nature and for his unique quality of painting art which he achieved through color, space and mass.
Through thorough inspection of Paul Cezanne’s watercolor-like oil painting titled Rocks in the Forest one can examine the characteristics of the Modern period otherwise known as Impressionism. This…
won Prix de Rome, which is a scholarship for art students to go to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In 1790 he was appointed master of drawing to Louis XVI of France. In 1792 he became a professor at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris. Then in 1800 he married a famous painter named Adelaide Labille-Guiard. (Wiki)
Vincent was a leader of the neoclassical and historical movement in French art. His work was influenced by the art of classical antiquity by the masters of the…
Located in Thebes, Egypt, “Nebamun hunting in the marshes” is a painting of
Nebamun enjoying life and beauty at its finest. It dates back to the late 18th dynasty,
which is around 1350 BC. Pictured next to him are his wife Hatshepsut and their young
daughter. This particular picture was found in the tomb of Nebamun, among the rest of
the traditional tomb-chapel decoration. I believe a metaphor that can be used to
organize and interpret the image is that Nebamun is the breath of life over the land…