Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content.
Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class.

Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Artwork that depicts a human head

Lady Liberty is the artwork I chose for this assignment. She has a woman's naturalistic features  with the sculptor, Augusti Bartholdi, creating her with much symmetry in its design Her face has a peaceful appearance; but her eyes have an intensity as she peers over the waters of the NY harbor looking for those in search of democracy, justice and liberty for all who enter. The face is said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother, Charlotte Bartholdi, and displays a very strong jaw line. The eyes, nose and mouth are all in proportion to the face. The crown or diadem that sits on her head has a pattern of vertical lines and rectangles; above those are 7 rays or points representing the 7 continents and 7 seas, forming a halo. Her hair is designed with vertical lines, creating texture. I would not consider this sculpture stylized; however, it can be idealized in the fact that it reflects the set of ideas of freedom, democracy and the beliefs held by all of us in this country. The features of her, as stated before, are naturalistic and can be seen on a "common person"- although, the scale of this statue is enormous but not in proportion to our ideas for which she represents.

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