Visit to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery of Greek and Roman Art

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Visit to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery of Greek and Roman Art
As a visitor to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Gallery of Greek and Roman Art will find, there are similarities and differences in the works created by these two distinct peoples. The first is the materials used.
Ancient artists used materials that were readily available to them, particularly in objects for everyday use. Therefore amphora, vases, and drinking vessels would either be made of terracotta clay or glass. More refined personal items, such as jewelry or body adornments, were available only to the very wealthy, and precious metals such as gold or silver were used. Statues were constructed of marble, and in some cases bronze, though bronze...
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.....roversy over fighting against Napoleonic rule and attempting to express moral principles of republicanism, much the same as Socrates.
As with viewing any painting in life as opposed to an illustration, one cannot help but be humbled by the talent, and in this case, the total realism of the artist. There is also an environmental reverence that takes place when viewing art in person. Then, too, there is the humanity involved when one can see mistakes of lines being re-rendered, and this is true whether it is a David or a da Vinci. The artist is human after all, even if his work is otherworldly.
Works Cited
“Gallery 169 Metropolitan Museum of Art. n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2011.
<http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/galleries/greek-and-roman/169>