Bridge 2: City as Resource / Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bridge 2: City as Resource / Metropolitan Museum of Art

The chosen image of the object from the Met:

Name:Mugler (French, founded 1974)

Thierry Mugler(French,born 1948)

ENSEMBLE, autumn/winter 1984-85

Gold-painted feathers,metal;ivory silk taffeta

Courtesy Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp

Courtesy Mugler

  • Post your 10 observations about this object (written in class)
  1. This art piece is sculpture.
  2. The sculpture is in a body shaped looks like an angel

  3. The angel wears a long dress in color light gold.
  4. The angel has a pair of small golden wings.
  5. The angel has a headpiece which is made of feathers.
  6. The angel has a sense of blandness.
  7. The main color that I see from this piece is Golden.
  8. The sculpture has a blur face in darkness.
  9. The angel has a heroic spirit of male.
  10. The sculpture is hiding in the darkness.
  • Post your 10 questions about this object (written in class)
  1. What art piece did you choose?
  2. Who made this art piece?
  3. What materials do it use?
  4. What’s the background story of it?
  5. When did it finish?
  6. How big is the piece?
  7. Where did it locate in the Met?
  8. What is the main color you see from the piece?
  9. Do you like this art piece
  10. What are the other observations you see?
  • Post the TOPIC you feel relates to this object and EXPLAIN WHY

My topic is Ritual, since the idea that I came up is about the difference between Catholic Religion & Asian Religion. Why I chose this art piece was because, even though there wasn’t a clear description to give its story of background, I felt that the piece was very related to my topic which is Ritual. It is about religion, mythology, performance, costume, etc. ENSEMBLE is a piece of sculpture that represents one of the creations and processes that God was created for the myth which also perfectly relates to the meaning of “Ritual”.

I am familiar with the religion of Catholic, since my high school was a Catholic high school. I learned about how and why God wanted to created us. The processes were started from zero as nothing to much more interesting were got created and gave a birth. The creation of giving birth was every living thing’s first step to be created. The difference between Catholic Religion and Asian Religion is different as well as very similar. The difference is each one has different symbols to represent the Holy Spirit and different background stories behind. The similarities are even they have different background stories, the main point is still about One Lord, the only Lord created human beings and brought them gifts and people follow the holy spirit.

  • POST IMAGES OF YOUR drawings 

 

 

 

Essay From Seminar Class:

 

                                                                                                          The Ritual
By going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the chosen piece which I got inspired was the Thierry Mugler called ENSEMBLE, French, founded 1974. This piece of art is a gold-painted feathers, in metal; ivory silk taffeta from Counrtest Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp Courtesy Mugler. Why I chose this piece was because, even though there wasn’t a clear description to give its story of background, I felt that the piece was very related to my topic which is Ritual. It is about religion, mythology, performance, costume, etc. 1ENSEMBLE is a piece of sculpture that represents one of the creations and processes that God was created for the myth which also perfectly relates to the meaning of “Ritual”.

This art piece does not come with a full introduction that couldn’t tell audience more about its background story. The sculpture is in a body shaped looks like an angel who has golden wings on the back and wears a golden long dress as well. The angel’s long dress is in a light golden color which is a bit different from two wings’ holy golden color. There’s a tight, flower-shaped headpiece on the angel’s head. The interesting part is even you see the angel has a body line of female with a sense of blandness, she still has a heroic spirit of male who lives in heaven with God. The meaning behind the figure of angel is contradictory. I think this could associate to how God wanted to create the figure of angel. They all come from the Lord’s creation and represent Holy Spirit. I am familiar with the religion of Catholic, since my high school was a Catholic high school. I learned about how and why God wanted to created us. The processes were started from zero as nothing to much more interesting were got created and gave a birth. The creation of giving birth was every living thing’s first step to be created. The ritual of Catholic religion talked about God created his favorite children, but he thought human beings were greedy and made him disappointed. He decided to start everything again. Later on, Jesus was as the Lord’s symbol, a leader to lead people find the Holy Spirit. He gave people food and transfer God’s message to them. I think this art piece from the MET has a meaning to represent the appearance of how God had this figure appeared. Angels are like God’s embodiments and more like their children. The Holy Spirit transfers its mean idea to a color gold on the angel’s wing to demonstrate the very top meaning of the Holy Spirit. In Bible studying, there’s one quote says, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or power or rules… all things have been created through him and form him.” (Colossians 1:16)2 As we all know, we are God’s gifts.

 

               The Heavenly Bodies’ show is an exhibition to show fashion and the Catholic imagination. The show’s theme is rightly relates to my topic, Ritual, some ideas about religion and mythology. The piece of art is a sculpture of angel, which demonstrates an appearance of what God was created for the sky as his children. They represented the justice and wars. The angels are more like the proctors at some points to protect human beings. We all have full of love from God. This art piece has a background of religion to explore and express fashion and Catholic imagination and truly represents angels are God’s gift to the sky, the holy spirit and the love for his creations from the myth connects with the idea of “Ritual”.

 

Bibliography
The Catholic Youth Bible: New Revised Standard Version, Catholic edition. (2005).Winnona, MN, Saint Mary’s Press.

 

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