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Unformatted text preview: Jason Lim October 4, 2010 Approaching the Arts -02 Space The use of space in works of art has shifted since the first creations of art. The Venus of Willendorf exemplifies specific characteristics of females and Salvador Dalis The Persistence of Memory maintains linear perspective but at the same time questions our view of time. The Venus of Willendorf is a limestone statuette found at Willendorf, a village in modern day Austria. The statuette dates back to 25,000-20,000 BCE, and is one of the first creations that did not have any practical use. Dali created The Persistence of Memory in 1931 and is stored at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The Persistence of Memory is part of the surrealism movement, a movement that stemmed from Dada. The creators of the Venus of Willendorf wanted to express the ideal characteristics of a fertile woman. The figurines skinny arms rest on top of her enlarged breasts. The figurines stomach is large, and the creators took great care in making sure the stomach did not cover the...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course ART 100 taught by Professor Deborahdouglas during the Fall '10 term at Saint Louis.
- Fall '10