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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George Taylor II

by: Tanja Miketic, Benard Slawomirski, William Dadario, Bart Rosenzweig


We analyzed the portrait of George Taylor II, painted by Rembrandt Peele. We started our analysis by focusing on describing the painting, then moved on to studying its formal properties. We ended by discussing subject matter and content. We unfortunately did not make mention of the painting's historical context or the artist's intention.
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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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BrooklynMuseumHarmonyChair

by: Roshan Chudhry, Erin McDermott, Melissa Lent, Olivia Palacios, Sabrina Song, Simmeon Chanka, Madison Paredes, Afroza Ahmed, Michelle Jung


We did a great deal of interpretation and formal analysis while maintaining a sense of cultural and historical relevance while including modern events. If we had more time we would add more formal properties and description.
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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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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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