Monday, June 9, 2008

Death Of Cleopatra

Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt in her time. After a Life of hardship she committed suicide. In 1876, Edmonia Lewis sculpted a portrait of her death. The sculpture is now in Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the podcast I listened to it talked about how she was nervous about the unveiling of the sculpture. Once it was unveiled it immediately started contraversey. It was called horrendous for its showing of a women's death. In the time of peace and patriotism no one wanted to think about death or confront issues of suffering.
It stands 63 x 31 1/4 x 46 in. (160.0 x 79.4 x 116.8 cm.). It weight 3,015 pounds.Which is a pretty good size. The sculpture is amazingly good. It shows her arm swinging of the chair and the other hand holding the asp. When I look at it it reminds me of the old times when they used swords and bows. Like the Roman empire Era, that was a time that I wished I lived in. That time was the best time for art and learning. That's the time where the Renaissance started. Plus I am really into Egyptian art and history so this just attracts me on another level.

Colbert Hung at the National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery where some of the president's portraits are kept was the home for Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert's Portrait. Colbert had his portrait hung in the NPA for a matter of six weeks all the way through April first. The NPA said that Colbert's portrait only had a shelf life of about six weeks, Which is funny. Not only is it funny it was hung there but of all places it was hung right above the water fountain next to the bathrooms. I think they should have kept it up there.
Hopefully some other museum will adopt it in to their care. To be honest only time will tell. It really is very funny how he got it up there. I wonder how much it would cost to have any picture put up. Well Stephen good job on getting it up for at least that long. Next you can work on it staying for good.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

The Stuff We Had to Read About

This article makes me wonder what world is coming to. I mean getting a zero for putting a bible reference on a place of artwork. That is the stupidest thing i've ever read. Everyone has the right to religion. So its not right for that kid to get in trouble about the bible comment, when these demonic worshipers or doing whatever they want. Its true that I don't believe in a religion, but it still pisses me of about people getting treated unfairly like that. This site talks about religious discrimiantion and facts. Well I really don't know how long this is suppose to be but this is what I got. The other two articles were not intresting to me at all. I hate reading about art. I love to draw, paint, and many other things. I just can't read about it its so boring. Art has been around for a long time. There has been so many great artists like Da Vinci and Picaso. True i think reading is boring but the art work some of these artists have come up with is outstanding. They have done so many masterpieces that have changed the way people look at life. Art is an amazing thing that has shaped modern day life. LEARN ABOUT ART