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This piece of art catches my eye because I was exposed to Islamic Art while I lived in Turkey. What I like about this specific piece, is the use of the color and the type of designed used. Rather than flowery like designs, it reflected more of symbols as design. Although the details of this piece do not say much other than being a monochrome luster ceramic bowl, and that it originated from Egypt, I like how it was a representational piece of art. The way the bowl was decorated, reflects the feeling and emotions of a peaceful atmosphere. It would be easy to assume that the artist was in a relaxed state of mind at the time, and the rabbits and palmettes represented what the artist was looking at when this piece was being made, such as landscape full of palm trees with rabbits and green and sandy colors.
When I see the shape and form of this piece two things come in mind, Rome and Power. The glob actually has three different meanings; out of the three, the meaning that I think is the most assertive is the meaning of Christ as the ruler of the world and of the emperor as his representative. The combined media of gold foil and beautiful stones and pearls are symbol of power and wealth. I can only imagine how these pieces of art sat in castles during the 11th century. I can only think of Kings and Queens receiving this type of Art as gifts to establish alliances.
Elegance is the word that best describes this piece, in my mind. The blue glass with the gold birds, earthly and symbolic gardens remind me of Iraq. Although this piece was found in Syria, the same style of flask can be found all over the middle east. The artist used two rich colors, royal blue and gold to establish elegance. I admire how the artist wanted to represent a peculiar style of the Fatimid Dynasty.
Religious pieces of art are always representational of faith. I like how the artist used Champleve technique to decorate the cross and bring life and light to the crucifix. The representation of Jesus doesn't appear melancholic, but rather peaceful. I would attribute that to the use of media and use of color.
This Gothic art style of tempera on wood panels are so exquisite in color and detail. The representation of the old testament in these panels, give me the impression that the artist wanted to relay his message from a different perspective. I like the amount of variation in shape and flat feeling of the paint.
I like this colossal bronze/plaster sculpture because it's so representational of youth, beauty, and tranquility. Although the Satyr is to be seen as a creature of God's ecstatic entourage commonly with legs of goats, Cellini gave us a more human like representation. The human feel of this Satyr makes me think of a state of confusion, in which the Satyr has not embraced his true nature.
When I look at this picture, I think of how Rubens predicted his own faith; when the Roman Emperor had him slain. There is a sense of anguish, and a sense of calmness although the arrows portray pain. The amount of contrasting light and shade make the expression of Sebastian face so real. I'm impressed with the amount of detail on the darkness in the background, and the detail on the expression of St. Sebastian.
This is by far one of the most impressive pieces of art I've seen. While in Florence, I observed the amount of detail artist create while the tapestry is being made by hand. How this artist used wool and silk to represent Royalty and Military traditions, is what's amazing about this piece besides the colors that were used to impact the eyes of those who would have seen this piece hanging from a wall.
This miniature painting is so dark but yet light. The use of dark colors allow for the image of Madonna to be so realistic. The tones use for her skin tone and the veil, reflect serenity. This picture is so representational of purity, and religious belief. Although small in size, the details and elegance of it that the artist created is unique.
I liked this self portrait of contemporary art, because it denotes sarcasm. At the same time, this paint reflects the feelings the artist was experiencing at the time of painting the portrait. I liked the use of colors and the amount of shades to create a realistic robe. The flowers on the bottom corner seem almost real, and symbolic of the desire to have peace in one's life.
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