Architecture and Sculpture Comparison Essay by supercalifragilistic

Architecture and Sculpture
A comparison of function and construction of Michelangelo's sculpture of "David" and the architecture of Chartres' "Cathedral."
# 97909 | 1,061 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 04, 2007 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , English (Comparison) , Art (Sculpture)

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This paper compares two famous works of art - one sculpture and one of architecture. It examines Michelangelo's sculpture of "David" and the architecture of Chartres' "Cathedral." It compares their structure, materials, function, how they were constructed, the type of structure, their purpose and the length of time it took to construct them. The paper also compares them with regard to proportion and their similarities in characteristics of visual and design elements.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frazier, Nancy. The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc. 2000.
  • Kostof, Spiro. A History of Architecture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • Levoy, Mark. A 3D-computer model of the head of Michelangelo's David, 1999 Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory,

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