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Pietro Perugino and El Greco Paintings - I open with this statement to help provide the context and content of this essay. It is my opinion, like that of the great conceptual artist Sol Lewitt, that many individuals misinterpret art, especially the art of the past. In connection with this, I also believe each person has a right to their own opinions and thoughts. It is my hope that you as the reader will permit my upfront opinion found in this essay. It is my desire to compare and contrast the two pieces I have chased through their formal characteristics, the symbols they contain, and the cultural backgrounds of each piece of art....   [tags: Art Analysis, El Greco, Perugino]
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Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War - Why the Greeks Won the Greco-Persian War There are times in history that something will happen and it will defy all logic. It was one of those times when a few Greek city/states joined together and defeated the invasion force of the massive Persian Empire. The Greeks were able to win the Greco-Persian War because of their naval victories over the Persians, a few key strategic victories on land, as well as the cause for which they were fighting. The naval victories were the most important contribution to the overall success against the Persians....   [tags: Greco-Persian War Greece History Essays]
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A Brief Analysis of El Greco - El Greco Although El Greco is best known for his paintings, El Greco changed the world with his unique religious works, mythological works and sculptures. El Greco is the greatest Renaissance artist because of his thinking-out-of-the-box style of art and different view on art than other artists. El Greco was born in an unknown city of Crete in the year of 1541. El Greco's real and full birth name is Doménikos Theotokópoulos. His nickname, El Greco, comes from where he was born, Crete. He signed all of his paintings with his nickname which translates to "The Greek"....   [tags: Renaissance painters]
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Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth - Monsters of Greco-Roman Myth To have a hero there must be a monster to vanquish. Monsters in Greco-Roman mythology are often portrayed as: irrational, nearly impossible to communicate with, often a compound of animal parts or some form of mutation, and are set upon human destruction. “Monsters in the language of mythology were beings of unnatural proportions or parts, usually regarded with terror, as possessing immense strength and ferocity, which they employed for the injury and annoyance of men” (Bullfinch Pg....   [tags: Mythology]
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Homosexuality: Greco-Roman Period to Today - Homosexuality, the sexual attraction between members of the same sex, is a term not coined until the late nineteenth century; however, its prevalence throughout Western history is apparent and cannot be ignored. Some of the earliest accounts of homosexual relationships date back to 700 BCE in Ancient Greece. Spanning from that period up to today, the history of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) minority is one that is commonly overlooked. Only by analyzing the historical records of homosexuality can one fully understand the widespread GLBT movement of the current era....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 996 words
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Greco-Roman Histroy - Our past has so much knowledge that it would be silly to ignore it. All of the problems that have occurred could be prevented from happening again; all the achievements could be amplified by using them to our advantage. Sometimes people ignore the past, sometimes people embrace. This paper is about how we have, and have not, embraced the our Greco-Roman military history. Before getting in depth, I have to say that military has changed so drastically in the past 200 years because it has shifted from two masses of people going against each other, to both sides relatively hiding and engaging in as little hand-to-hand combat as possible....   [tags: past, knowledge, transportation, guns]
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El Greco - El Greco The Agony In the Garden, a mannerist style of art by EL Greco, proclaims a sense of spiritual power of religious faith which accomplishes El Greco’s aim to move his audience. El Greco was born on the island of Crete and lived from 1541 to 1614. He represented the most characteristic figure of Spanish Mannerism. El Greco was influenced by and became acquainted with the art of Titian and Jacopo Bassano in Venice where he studied in 1566. In addition to visiting Italy, El Greco made his way to Rome, Parma and probably Florence....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Similarities in the Mythologies of Creation - Throughout history many civilizations and cultures have had their own ways of explaining the world and its creation. Each of these civilizations has created unique descriptions and accounts of such events. However, when comparing them to each other, are they really different. Look at the ancient Greco - Roman creation myths as told by Hesiod in his Theogony and Works and Days and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, when compared to the creation myths as seen in the Old Testament’s book of Genesis they may not be as different as one would think....   [tags: Greco, Roman, Bible]
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Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra - Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Greco-Roman mythological images seem to dominate Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ever since the humanist revolution started, Renaissance writers, including Shakespeare, systematically tried to revive Greek literature and Greek mythology. It was an attempt to establish an alternative authority to Catholic scholastic dogma that has the stamp of antiquity. Shakespeare's knowledge of mythology was almost exclusively Roman, especially in relation to love and war....   [tags: Antony Cleopatra Essays] 1407 words
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Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin - Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin El Greco painted his “Assumption of the Virgin” in 1577 for the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo in Toledo, Spain. Born in Greece as Domenikos Theotocopoulos, (his nickname translates from Spanish into “The Greek”), El Greco was the top artist of the Spanish School, and was commissioned to paint “Assumption” to adorn the convent’s altar. The painting is a daunting size—over six feet wide and twice as tall—surrounded by a wooden frame tinted with a non-uniform metallic gold paint....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1742 words
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Greco-Roman Gods And Those Who Worship Them - Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of Cronus and Rhea. As the story goes he was their sixth child, and the father to protect him from being overthrown had eaten the five previous children....   [tags: essays research papers] 2718 words
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Vergil, Aeneas and Augustian Propaganda - Introduction Caesar Augustus’ rise to absolute power in the year 31 BCE motioned to a deviation in the politics of Rome, shifting from a republic to a monarchy, though shielded in evident conservatism. It was through the formation of a prescribed mythology to the Julii family name that Augustus and his reign were cemented. By way of the insistence of Augustus, Vergil created the Aeneid to illustrate the mythological underpinnings of the Julii line, and how Augustus offered the hope of prosperity for Rome after a period of civil wars, as the gods supposedly directed it....   [tags: Classical Mythology, Greco Roman Drama]
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Religious Artwork Manipulates Faith - Religious Artwork: The Manipulator of Faith Certain things in life speak louder than words. Although ironic, this is the basis of art. Throughout history, art has changed the way people perceive ideas, feel about ideas and even act towards certain ideas. Art has the innate power to evoke emotion in the public: both positive and negative. It’s this gift that makes art beautiful. Although there is always room for interpretation, the artist has a significant grasp on the viewer’s emotions. A painter is a skillful craftsman at forcing one to view things in thon’s way without the viewer even becoming aware of his manipulation....   [tags: Religion]
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Variations in Slavery Practice - The word “slavery” is a general term applied to all models throughout history, but while different systems of slavery are similar on the surface, closer examination reveals very distinct differences in slavery practices, as evident upon comparing the two models of Asia and Greco-Roman slavery. The model of slavery in Asia, specifically eastern and southern Asia, developed during the Han dynasty in response to the implementation of Legalism as a means of social control. In China, Legalism, a concept of government first introduced by Xunzi and further developed by Han Feizi, was a system of belief that considers that all people are inherently bad and the only way to curb those inclinations i...   [tags: History]
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The Pieta - El Greco (“The Greek”), also known as Domenicos Theotocopulos, was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco was born in Crete in 1541, which was then a part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He had trained and become a master within that tradition and an icon painter. Among his great artworks, I would like to draw attention to “Pietà (The Lamentation of Christ)”, an oil painting. El Greco had painted this masterpiece about c.1565-70 in Italy, during the Cretan period....   [tags: Art]
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The Role Of Women As Portrayed In Classical Mythology -      The Greco-Roman society was a very patriarchal society. This is reflected throughout the myths in classical mythology. By looking at the classic mythology we will see that the roles women portrayed are very different than women’s roles in today’s society. Although there are a few similarities to women’s roles in today’s society, their roles are more like those women in the past. We can see this by looking at the attributes of Greco-Roman female gods and looking at the roles women play in the myths....   [tags: essays research papers] 1477 words
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Sensitivy and Allergies to Gluten - Gluten- sensitivity and gluten allergies have become increasing popular. One particular disease associated with gluten is the autoimmune disease, “Celiac disease”. This autoimmune disease is also known as gluten-sensitive enterpathy and nontropical sprue.It is triggered by ingesting wheat gluten and related proteins of rye and barley in genetically susceptible individuals, giving this disease a predisposing risk factor of being hereditary. Celiac disease is the result of an unchecked immune reaction to gluten....   [tags: Autoimmune Disease, Celiac Disease, Gluten]
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The History of Wresling - ... However the cave drawings that have been found in France, Egypt, Greece, some parts of the middle east, and the Sumero-Akkadian civilization, dated back to almost the Neolithic ages (Different). During the ancient Olympics in Ancient Greece, wrestling was the final game that the athletes played. The Greeks thought that was the “ultimate challenge”. At the time young Greek boys were being taught formal education skills in the art and sport of wrestling (Different). The Greeks took major pride in their sport, just like the Romans did, it was not as brutal as the Greek’s wrestling style....   [tags: competitive sport, ancient olympics] 1431 words
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Faith and Reason - Faith and reason were two modes of belief that dominated the history of Western Civilization. Both faith and reason were popularized as tools to understand the universe in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian eras. By conflicting with each other, these two modes of belief sparked a lot of controversy. Reason or rationality is belief based on concrete evidence and logic. The development of one’s reason relies heavily on observation and questioning. Greco-Roman philosophers believed in the power of the human mind to understand the world....   [tags: Religion]
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A Brief History of Christians and Islam - During the beginnings of the early middle ages, after the fall of the Roman World, there was an assortment of problems for both the Christian and Muslim religious sects. While there were other important issues at hand for the two religions, no problem faired them worse than the inheritance of the Greco-Roman World. Whether it should be kept or discarded was the most problematic question to be discussed (Perry, p.171). It was argued for and against by both the Christians and Muslim. It was argued that the cultural inheritance would be beneficial for learning; for both logical processing and for reasoning....   [tags: god, greece, religious sects] 632 words
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Overview of Religious Art - The Crucifixion. Religious strife dominated the 16th and 17th centuries. Religion was the number one subject of discord. There were numerous civil wars and conflicts between the Catholics and the Huguenots (French Protestants). This political and religious struggle spilled over into the world of art (Cothren & Stokstad, 2011, p.679). Artists needed to work within the specific guidelines of the Church, an example being the color of the Virgin Mary’s clothing. In the three paintings showcased, religion changed the perception of the artist....   [tags: catholics, the crucifixion]
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Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum As I look at the painting of The Adoration of The Shepherds, two artists, Andrea Mantegna and El Greco, showed it different ways with same subjects. First, the title of the paintings is about Jesus's birth. Andrea mantegna artist had lived from ca 1430 to 1506. He established his reputation when he was 20 years old. This painting is the evident of his highly individual style. He worked it during ca 1451 to 1453. He painted it in horizontal format with 153/4x217/8(40x55.6). He used tempera on a canvas that transferred from a wood....   [tags: The Adoration of The Shepherds] 559 words
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The Honor and Shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - To understand both the honor and shame involved in the gospel pertaining to Jesus Christ, honor and shame will be defined according to the ancient Mediterranean and Greco-Roman world. A person born in either world during the first century, was taught to “seek honor and avoid disgrace”. The universal definition of Honor could be best described as the “public acknowledgment of a person’s worth”. There were two possible routes in which one obtained honor. The first, through the ascription by another, meaning someone would credit the person....   [tags: Christianity] 1349 words
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Pre-Blue Period: Tutelage and Development of Artistic Vision - I. Pre-Blue Period: Tutelage and Development of Artistic Vision Like many artistic geniuses, Picasso demonstrated a rare precocity. Born in 1881, he was already training as a painter by 1888 when his father, a naturalist and professor of Fine Arts, began teaching him in figure drawing and oil painting (Walther 90). Picasso’s father was rumored to have given up painting when witnessing his son’s revision of his unfinished sketch (Wertenbacker 11). After his sister’s death in 1895, Picasso was severely depressed, and the family moved to Barcelona, which later became Picasso’s refuge and sanctuary (Wertenbacker 13)....   [tags: Pablo Picasso, Spanish painters]
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Artemis and Diana: Goddesses for Woman - It is said in one legend that the goddess Artemis was born a full day before her brother, Apollo, on the island of Ortygia. The legend also says that immediately after she was born she helped her mother, Leto, cross the straits over to Delos where Artemis helped her mother give birth to her brother. In Greek mythology Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto as well as the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, virginity and childbirth. In Roman mythology there is a goddess named Diana who was the daughter of Jupiter and Latona and was the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, virginity and childbirth....   [tags: Mythology ]
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Why Your Child Should Consider Wrestling - Sweat perspires out of his pores, slowly gliding down and finally dripping off his face. His heart races as he huffs and puffs. He stutter steps, pulls out, fakes again, and quickly turns from right to left, outwitting his opponent by grabbing his leg. He doesn’t even think about it anymore. The wrestler’s movements steadily have become reflexes and his reflexes are second nature. The time is quickly winding down and his team needs the victory to win the dual meet. He holds on to his opponent's legs, tightly gripping as the time slips aways....   [tags: Mental Preparation]
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Comparing El Grecos St Francis Venerating the Crucifix to El Grecos St John the Baptist - Comparing El Grecos St Francis Venerating the Crucifix to El Grecos St John the Baptist The compared works of art, St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix and St. John the Baptist, were both written by the same artist. The actual name of this artist is Dominikos Theotokopoulos, but some people prefer to call him El Greco, which in translation simply means “The Greek.” Both paintings were written by El Greco towards the end of his life, and both are of important religious figures in Christian religion-one of St....   [tags: ] 1653 words
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The Spread of Christianism and Islam - 1. Describe the factors that enabled the Christian church to expand and thrive. Include its orthodox set of beliefs and its organization. As Western Roman Empire crumbled the Christian Church survived becoming one of the most important organizations in Europe. The Church expanded its power by exercising authority over religious issues away from the state. The Greco-Roman idea did not provide for emotional needs of the people. The Appeal of Christianity presented people what the city- state and world-state could not, a personal relationship with God, and membership in community....   [tags: religious beliefs and institutions] 1532 words
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