Analysis of Gilt Figure of Marichi

by: Aaron Yam, Emily Li, Justin Pacquing, Jasmine Wong, and Yu Qing Xu


Gilt Figure of Marichi, 18th century

At the Brooklyn Museum, we chose to discuss the Gilt Figure of Marichi, because we felt it encompassed many traits and abilities and plenty for us to interpret. We questioned the importance of sculpture, why it was made out of gilt bronze, what each item in her hands could represent, how the she was ornamented, her position both during the 18th century and her physical position, amongst many other things. We wish that we had discussed more about the sculpture’s historical context. Although we did discuss the spiritual importance that the sculpture held, as we made the video we realized that we never mentioned that the sculpture was probably meant for worship rather than decoration.
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Fang Crow Fruit/ Pilgun Yoon

by: Daniel Kruglyak, James Demiro, Hamza Khilji, Phillip Salmo


We focused on Description, Interrogation, Formal Properties, Historical Context and Artist's Intentions/ Interpretation. We would to focus more on subject matter/ content.
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Cecelia Beaux, Mrs. Roberts

by: Priyanka Thomas, Soon-Hee Shimizu, Abir Petiwala, Sam George, and Ariane Marchese


Our group analyzed Ceclia Beaux’s Mrs. Robert Abbe at the Brooklyn Museum. We discussed multiple facets of the painting and focused on the artistic choices of Beaux. The highly experimental style of the painter portrays the originality and peculiarity of her work. The dress in particular reflected this unusual style. At first glance, it seems like a messily painted dress, but her life long devotion to art allows us to view this style as an intentional choice. We connected this dress to the defiance of a woman in a time period where women were expected to be compliant and unoriginal. This was a reflection of the artist herself, because she was an unmarried woman, unusual in her time.
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Brooklyn Museum Video

by: Daniella Zaytseva, Monica Pesina


In our analysis of the museum we included description, interrogation and historical context. However, we did not include analysis on formal properties, subject matter, or artist's intention. If we had more time we would discuss the artist's choices when creating the painting and think about what the artist's intentions were when he created this portrait.
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A Resting Place of Prisoners

by: Juan Cambeiro, Arwa Abdelhamid and Jeremy Sipe


In our conversation at the museum, we discussed the significance of the painting and how different elements of the painting combined to convey Vasily's intended message – that war is a dehumanizing experience and that it should be avoided at all costs. However, we did not discuss the contouring, value, shading, or gradients.
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