The program describes it perfectly: the dancers do in fat “sculpt space in real-time.” The silence of the audience itself made the atmosphere all the more appropriate—it conveyed the intent concentration of the audience as these free-floating bodies warped both space and time with their grace and yet subtle power. Most of the scenes in this performance were rarely accompanied by vocal music or melodious tunes but rather by a chanting of succinct words. The short whispered words revealed an internal conflict that the performer was dealing with, elaborated further with the sayings, “Stop, stop, stop” as if he were blaming himself or trying to self-restrain his actions or thoughts. Another thought provoking scene consisted of a four-person chase sustained by a futuristic computer-like voice that continued to chant: “Yeah, exactly, uh-hu, that’s what I think.” I saw this representing a futuristic time period and this idea was reinforced through another scene of two women flailing their hands wildly after the sound of a bell, as if somehow they were looking for someone to save them from someone or rather in this case—something. Nothing provides more chilling thoughts than the looming future and the black attire of the performers alluded to the dark and dreary future that each of us must eventually face. Aside from the somber atmosphere, the performance itself was vivid and alive—the movements and motions flowed in a way that defied the limits of the body. One of the
AP World History
Art and Architecture
Going back to even the BCE period art has played a huge role in many civilizations. Dyes from fruits were used to make drawings on cave walls and sculptures had been made to scare of invaders. Beginning in the late 1300’s Europe began going through a period that would change them forever, this period is called the Renaissance. It was a rebirth of their culture improving and emphasizing their art and architecture.…
Architecture in different time periods differs immensely as each civilization’s ideals differs. Whether a civilization is more focused on prayer, funerary reconstruction, or on the basis of urban living tells us much we need to know on the ideas each civilization was trying to promote.
The Neolithic age was one of great ideas that originated the art of weaving, pottery, metalworking, and much more.…
American Art and Architecture
The American art came into being as a result of very many factors and cultures that are all over the world. Through the years, numerous artists have continually given different and comparative perspectives and kinds of art in their own and personal touches. A very famous and common type of art is the oil painting that the Americans happen to be very impressive in their design and drawing.…
Today old and new Chinese architecture is blending its design seen in this link http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2012/11/chinese-architecture-old-and-new/100409/#img0 with the cool Chinese looking characters on the design of the buildings on each side of that picture. But the old traditional building types are going away and new modern fancy building are going up.
National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing is very pretty and very modern design.…
and architecture is an expression of nature
Semper (name ) chose the primitive hurt as the normative matrix of the architectural act embodying the hearth and the cloth as the first marks of settlement.…
Musée des Beaux Arts Critical Analysis
The title Musée des Beaux Arts is French for 'Museum of Fine Arts', and references the one that holds the painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. This whole poem is built off references, Auden may be the speaker, but the poem doesn't really show his voice, only his observations, it must be in third-person. This poem also doesn't use a lot of hidden meaning, which is quite different from most popular poems.…
ARTS 100 Week Two
Architecture Scavenger Hunt
What Have You Learned: write down vocabulary words that apply to each architectural creation
Test Your Skills
1. Gaudi Home in Barcelona, SPAIN
ans: post, lintel, symmetry, look like arches but not true arches
2. Chenonceau Chateau, FRANCE
Ans: arches, symmetry, line, grandeur
Short AP Art History Essay #1
The differences between the art and architecture of the Classical period and the Hellenistic period
The Classical art period was highly stylized compared to earlier periods such as the archaic period. Classical statues were the dominant art form during those times and were characterized by simple and static poses with realistic anatomy and variety of drapery. The period also focused on artworks featuring gods and goddesses and scenes from mythology.…
AAH 120 - Section 1
William Morris, Architecture and History
William Morris, Architecture and History
After reading the article William Morris, Architecture and History, I noticed that it is quite different how Morris’s opinion of architecture and history. It is more related to people’s living environment and societies’ problems, other than just visually arts.
“It must be admitted that every architectural work is a work of co-operation.”…
Recognizing this fact, the Medici family dedicated a large amount of its vast resources towards the development their society, mostly through art and architecture. In particular, the Medici family sponsored art and architecture. They also patronized many artists of the renaissance period.
During the time of the Medici dynasty, money was significant in the development of art. This is because artists were only willing to work after receiving their commissions early in advance.…