Tutor profile: Mia L.
How would you introduce yourself in Italian? Make sure to include your name, where you are from, and adjectives describing yourself.
Ciao a tutti! Mi chiamo Mia e sono una ragazza di Cincinnati, Ohio. A scuola studio la storia dell’arte, la musica classica, e l'italiano. Ho ventitre' anni e sono bella, simpatica, e contenta. Mi piace la musica, specificamente musica lirica. Mi piace anche il cinema. Il mio film preferito e' Under the Tuscan Sun.
Subject: Art History
What was the function of the Venus of Willendorf figurine and how do its formal qualities contribute to this function?
Though we cannot be sure, the Venus Willendorf is suspected to be a fertility figurine that was used to promote fertility in women. In the figure itself the is heavy emphasis on the body parts most crucial to childbearing-- large breasts for breastfeeding, wide hips for child-bearing, and a large and supple stomach representing ample nutrients for mother and child.
Subject: AP Art History
What are two formal qualities of Johannes Vermeer's painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" that make is easily distinguishable as a Baroque work of art?
Two formal qualities that make Johanne's Vermeer's painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" easily distinguishable as a Baroque work of art are Vermeer's use of chiaroscuro and his color palette. The Baroque style of painting is known for its dramatic, almost theatrical depictions of realistic scenes and this painting is no different. Chiaroscuro is the leveraging of the juxtaposition between light and dark, shadow and light, and this technique is ever present in this painting. The chiaroscuro in combination with the opposing colors of the woman's blue headband and yellow robe make the composition of the painting absolutely striking and undoubtably Baroque.