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The She-Wolf and The Statue of David Melissa Fischer 11/25/11 Art History & Appreciation The She-Wolf and The Statue of David Melissa Fischer 11/25/11
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The She-Wolf and The Statue of David Melissa Fischer 11/25/11 Art History & Appreciation Art has long been a form of expressing the beauty of monumental historical events as well as the artists' own personal views. The two works of art I have chosen are both very famous statues that depict historical events that were held as very fundamental areas of history to the societies that the artist lived in. The first work of art I have chosen is, as our textbook describes it, “the most famous symbol of Rome,” the purely symbolism-related bronze statue sculpted by the Etruscans in around 500 B.C—the She-Wolf (Stokstad, Cothren p.137, ch. 6 ). The second work of art I have chosen is the famous Michelangelo's marble statue of the biblical war hero David , which, according to our text book, was initially sculpted in 1501 and was later completed in 1504 (Stokstad, Cothren p. 344, ch. 13 ). Both works of art are sculpted in completely different styles, the She-Wolf in the historical style of the Etruscan people, while the David is sculpted in the New Renaissance style, and are both are complexly sculpted depicting a single figure as most sculptures do. There is not a distinct connection between the two works of art in terms of symbolism, however there is a direct physical connection between the time eras even though their completion dates are so far apart. The story behind how this connection was made greatly interested me, and that is why I have chosen to compare these two works of art. This essay will discuss a brief history of each piece as well as an in-depth analysis of the
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