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A recent visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art had been a usefully spent time at least because it gave me chance to recognize the home of a wide variety of art works - of different styles times and locations African American Oceania Egyptian Asian European art also Medieval Modern Islamic and other styles are represented with in the walls of the museum They include the works of such great artists as Rodin Raphael Leonardo da Vinci and many other well-known and un-known artists from all over the world Different cultures are represented by sculptures a wide range of works such as sculptures paintings photographs decorative works What has gotten my attention was the range of the perception of different artists different times and locations of the issues world at all Especially appropriate examples of the magnitude in difference of perception in cultures are two works that I chose Those are Seated Couple 16th-20th century Male Dogon peoples Wood metal H 22 in 559 cm 867 x 645 cm Art of Africa Oceania and Americas 197739415 and Madonna and Child 1520 Francesco Granacci Francesco di Andrea di Marco Italian Florentine 1469-1543 Oil on wood 34 18 x 25 38 in European paintings 2000420 These two works are parts of two absolutely diverse cultures African artist of the 15th - 20th century and European artist of the 16th century The topics of the works are different because one is depicting common family and its members while the other depicts holy individuals but both are depicting human bodies as they see them What you notice about the Seated Couple is that this sculpture is extremely stylized man and woman are depicted as mirrored images of each other - both seem to be equally important because both are of the same size considered equal because both have practically the same form of the body and at the same time fulfilling different responsibilities emphasized by the details like a
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