Look Ma! tOMBS AND pYRAMIDS! 

Over the years, there have been many representations of pyramids and tomb structures that have differentiated through different times and cultures. In this gallery, you will see the different pyramids and structures through time through the eyes of different artist and others.                                                                         By: Chandler Brahwaite

This painting "A Sibyl, the Pyramid of Caius Cestius and the Borghese Vase" was created by Giovanni Paolo Panini. In the context of the pyramid he painted, Giovanni used very vibrant and distinct colors in this painting. He used different colors of the people below to contrast against the pyramid far in the back. I feel this was a great use of depth and color in this painting.
This oil on canvas "Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram, Bihar" was a painting created by a man named D Robert. This is a painting of tomb on the landscape of a lake. The detail in this painting is very precise. I like the blend and the contrast of the color spectrum that allowed small minute things to be seen.
The painting "Virgil's Tomb by Moonlight, with Silius Italicus" was created by Joseph Wright of Derby. Showcasing this tomb's nightly presence, Joseph did a good job of using dark distinct colors to reciprocate the feeling of more moonlight dealing with the name of the painting.The texture of this painting comes out as grainy and you have to look closely to depict certain items in the painting.
This drawing "The Pyramid of Sesto near the Gates of St. Pauli in Rome" was drawn by an unknown Austrian. This drawing includes very exquisite detail down to last line. It contains no color because it was printed so it is just white and black. In this drawing it looks more like the artist was over detailed in his approach using lines to shape and place different things in the drawing.
Two small pyramids, Pyramid of Ekphrenes in distance. This artwork is different from the rest in this gallery, doesn't represent much if not given the details but it was created in 1852. It uses only 2 colors in the work and has very few shapes to add without any sense of depth.
this watercolor drawing "Joseph and Potiphar's Wife" was created by William Blake during 1803 to 1805. This painting depicts the Bible story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife. The reason this photo is in this gallery is because William Blake decided to use two pyramids as a back drop in this drawing. Overall the drawing is plain and simple using light colors but the two pyramids in the back give the drawing a heightened sense of depth in the art.
This drawing "Piramides Aegypti (The Pyramids of Egypt)" submitted by Phillip Galle was created by a unknown flemish artist. It includes incredible detail with extreme depth and spacing. You can actually see some symbols in the pyramids as designs amongst other things.
This was a work created by Sol Lewitt. This wood sculpture was created using cubes almost like the blueprint for actual architecture. What jumps out to me in this work is the design and pattern that this sculpture entails. If you look at from different angles this sculpture jumps out at you any many different ways and was beautifully designed.
This oil on canvas painting "Gate of Sultan Selim II’s Tomb" was created in Turkey by Şevket Dağ. This picture uses darker and muddy colors to depict the setting. This painting has a very clear feel and it speaks much to its texture. Sevket did a good job of accenting the doors and darker colored things in the painting.
This oil on canvas "Architect’s Dream" by Thomas Cole is my favorite of all the paintings. It is very rich in color and depth. I love how vibrant and detailed the colors are that make the painting clear almost like a photo. The detail in this painting is exquisite and the texture is very clean. Tomb structures came in all shapes and sizes to honor who they were built for.
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