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After closely examining the work Bacchus and the Four Seasons in person I noticed many details important that I had missed when studying the piece in the text book.
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Survey of Art I
Assignment#2 The Art of Description
Bracchus and the Four Seasons
Many people say a picture is worth a thousand words but after but after viewing a work of art at a museum the viewer notices characterizations such as scale, surface detail, texture, and workmanship that can reveal many distinct details that cannot be captured in a photograph. These details can give the viewer a completely different perspective on the work than they had previously. After viewing Bracchus and the Four Seasons at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I can distinctly see the advantages of viewing an original work of art in a museum.
My first impression of the Badminton Sarcophagus was that is appeared to be much larger in person than it did in the textbook. The Sarcophagus was placed on a marble pedestal, which was atop a podium, raising the piece a few feet off the ground. This made the work appear much larger than it really was. This way of presenting the piece was not done to mislead viewers; it puts the sculpture at eye level so viewers do not have to bend down
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