Tilted Arc Analysis Essay

The artist Richard Serra, in 1981, installed his sculpture, Tilted Arc, in the Federal Plaza in New York City. Even though the piece had been commissioned by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Arts-In-Architecture program, it immediately caused controversy. In 1963, the GSA established the Arts-In Architecture program to make 12 of 1% of … Read more

Queen Mother Pendant Mask Iyoa Analysis Essay

The object chosen to analyze from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Queen Mother Pendant Mask: lyoba. It was created in the 16th century in Nigeria at the Court of Benin and is classified as a bone/ivory-sculpture. The culture involved is the Edo peoples. The medium used is ivory, iron, copper with dimensions H. … Read more

History of Sculpture

Assyrian Black Obelisk of Salamander Ill a large and solid late one. The conquest of the whole of Mesopotamia and much surrounding territory by the Assyrian created a larger and wealthier state than the region had known before, and very grandiose art in palaces and public places, no doubt partly intended to match the splendor … Read more

History of Sculpture (Europe)

Many masterpieces have also been found at the Royal Cemetery at Our (c. 2650 SC), including the two figures of a Ram in a Thicket, the Copper Bull and a bull’s head on one of the Lyres of I-Jar. From the many subsequent periods before the ascendancy of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in the 10th century … Read more