Artistic Analysis Of Three Paintings

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In the context of this essay power shall be defined as control over others, more specifically as represented in the chosen pieces of art, control over animals. In these three pieces, Bull Jumping, Late Minoan Period (5-5), Good Shepherd, Oratory of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy (7-12), and The Unicorn is Found, The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry series (12-9), the power shown may be power over animals, but actually represents power over most facets of life.
To begin, humans since creation have always tried to exert power over nature. The piece, Bull Jumping, is representative of this desire to control nature, whether it is for survival or entertainment. The painting is characterized as three humans jumping over the large bull.
The style of artwork from Bull Jumping was a regenerated wall painting derived out of the palace complex at Knossos, Crete, during the late Minoan period, 1550-1450 BCE. The Minoan painters created works of art on a large scale. The Minoan painters had a desire to paint views of nature and scenes of human activity. The artwork is depicted with continuous narrative art. This is defined by the continuous lines within the border. Within the outline border of the painting, the artwork exhibits repetition in shapes and colors. The representation of this piece displays naturalism in the form of human bodies in movement. There are three humans arranged within the painting. One female is arranged with extending arm motions, another figure clinches their hands around the bull’s horn, and the last figure extends arms around the bull’s body. The human activity demonstrates the power to control nature in a survival or entertainment mode. On the other hand, the bull’s body is very large and is extended outward from front to rear; almost in a kicking and horn raring display. This would illustrate the bull’s power to survive this type of behavior from the humans.
In addition, people have not only desired power over nature in regards to things like taming of beasts of burden and the felling of entire forests for housing, but also power over their fellow man as shown in the mosaic, Good Shepherd. This mosaic maybe attempting to show a benevolent influence on the masses but no single person can be entrusted with this as it has been shown many times before that power corrupts. The painting is characterized as a good shepherd watching over his herd of sheep; portrayed as Jesus having power over his flock.
The mosaic style of the Good Shepherd was composed in the vicinity of 425-426AD, located in the Oratory of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy. The Oratory was considered a place of prayer. The architectural style is designed in the lunette, which is in the shape of a half-moon. The painting reflects continuous narrative art. The artwork is encompassed by reiterating the same colors and design. The...

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