Culture; a Marble Stone Culture is how one makes sense of the world. It is the ideas, concepts, categories, values, and beliefs. Clifford Geertz defines culture as the machinery that people use “to orient them in a world otherwise opaque” (Geertz 1973, 363). There is not one ruling culture among others, in order to accept ones culture we must have positive curiosity, and respect as we lengthen our knowledge. In order to categorize a culture as a culture it must consist of several tangible aspects. One, the backbone; a language, without language, it's impossible to learn the culture. Without culture, language has nothing to refer to. Two, the values and beliefs shared help the society in a culture have cohesiveness in their attitudes and behaviors. There are many elements of culture, on the surface we may see language, clothing, location and how they interact, however, under the surface we find the true meanings of one’s culture and how it makes people complete. Imagine living in a world with no self-direction; always having a monotone emotion. Not emerging you with the fundamentals of a life. A culture allows us to be surrounded by those fundamentals. A language does not solely define us; we must develop or have been born into a culture to create the marble stone of different fundamentals in our life. Without beliefs, social habits, values we remain a solid color stone. Edward B. Tylor defines culture as a complex whole by which a person enters a society.
rather illicitly in the mid-nineteenth century. Historians and architects argue whether the Parthenon marbles should be returned or remain were they are. I would like to see the pieces returned to complete many of the severed sculptures and friezes. The British Museum houses an incredible array of art preserving man’s history and culture. The British Museum defends the acquisition of the Athenian Marbles by touting their availability to be seen by many visitors discovering world history while at the…
White Odd Fellows and the Black Old Fellows of Starkville. One would believe that there is little variation in cemeteries and the cultures within them, but as I have learned and will convey to the reader, there are differences are prominent and undeniable. Along with said differences, I will also show similarities that have potential to tie together different cultures.
The White Odd Fellows is the final resting place of a great number of locals, most of which are white, thus “white” to differentiate…
1. Paleolithic/ Neolithic – also known as the late Stone Age around 40,000 to 10,000 B.C since most tools were made by stone and cave drawings and stone structures were also made. Early man settled by water and when resources depleted they moved to the next area, and this is the time when they migrated into America. Known as the New stone age where the development of human technology where most tools where made of polished stone and the domestication of plants and animals took place. The…
the history, there are many Parthenon marbles which they removed from the temple and transported to England in the British museum. Many people require England to return sculptures while others do not want to. It is a controversy topic and different people have very different opinions. In my point of view, returning is necessary because cultural treasures from ancient civilizations belong in the places they come from. Also, the cultural importance of the marbles are very strong, not only do they possess…
early civilization and the modern population still continue is our use of baths and bathing. Todays baths are much different compared to earlier times. During the early bronze age one of the civilizations known as the Indus Civilization or Harappan Culture flourished in the city of Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan. The city name meant Mound of the Dead. The Great Bath of Mohenjo-Daro was believed to be part of a sophisticated structure and urban development, but wasn't discovered for over 3000 years. Many…
well as the culture in which they were living.
While all the artwork we saw was spectacular I was most interested in the Roman era, especially the sculptures. Perhaps it was because I have been to the region before and experienced much of the art work first hand. However, I was most moved by the marble statue of the three graces. This particular statue grabbed my attention the moment I laid eyes on it and stirred up feelings of peace and awe. The Three Graces is a statue done in marble during the…
The Joslyn Art Museum
Exhibition Designer and Preparator,
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
Conservation Project for the Laetoli Hominid Trackway, Tanzania
Field conservator in charge of treatment
Tanzanian Ministry of Culture and the GCI
The Sphinx of Giza
Consultant. Evaluation of a large segment failure of the Sphinx.
Egyptian Antiquities Authority, Directorate of the Giza Plateau
The Forum of Trajan
Condition survey of architectural fragments
The reason i want to talk about this art is because i found that American artist are also influenced by the Greek culture. And you can tell how powerful the Greeks affects our Humanity.
The George Washington is a massive sculpture by Horatio Greenough commissioned for the centennial of U.S President George Washington's birth in February 22, 1732. The sculpture is made with stone and it weight around 18 tons. At first the sculpture was located east lawn of the Capitol in 1843.In 1908 Greenough's…
Aegean Art: The Early Greeks
• Cycladic‐ 3000‐1000BCE
• Minoan 1700‐1400 BCE (Crete)
Palace of Minos at Knossos
Myth of Theseus and Minotaur
Mycenaean 1600‐1200 BCE ( Mainland Greece)
Palace of Mycenaean
The Trojan War 1200 BCE
1. Figurine of a Woman, Cycladic, 2500 BCE
Carved from marble
A couple of feet tall
Several hundred Cycladic sculptures
Not much information about them, no writing, some found in tombs others not, may represent an…
The art of our species
If Neanderthal man created any form of art, no traces of it have yet been found. But with the arrival of modern man, or Homo sapiens sapiens, the human genius for image-making becomes abundantly clear.
In the recesses of caves, people begin to decorate the rock face with an important theme in their daily lives, the bison and reindeer which are their prey as Ice Age hunters. And sculptors carve…