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Posts Tagged "Symbolism"

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A Majestic Undertaking

Garrett, TAG Member

Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Walk into the American Wing and step back in time to stand before the six-foot-three George Washington in Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware. Leutze's painting captures the spirit of this daring undertaking by George Washington, and illustrates America's capacity to overcome adversity at great odds.

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Unapproachable

Emily R., Former TAG Member

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012

My art teacher has a poster of Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau) in our classroom, so as soon as I saw the actual painting in the Met's galleries, I immediately recognized it.

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My Renaissance Portrait's Match

Aziza, TAG Member

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012

I was challenged to find a work of art from another culture and time period that is similar in some way to the Renaissance portrait that I have been researching. For my portrait's match, I decided to pick a helmet mask made by the Mende or Sherbro peoples from Sierra Leone in West Africa.

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Symbols of Power

Emily R., Former TAG Member

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012

Did you know that, at one point, this young man had a halo?

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Why Study Art from the Past?

Kristen, TAG Member

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012

Art from the past holds clues to life in the past. By looking at a work of art's symbolism, colors, and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it.

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