Is It Time To Take Down The Mona Lisa?

In my opinion I believe that the Mona Lisa should be taken down or at least should be moved to another location where it is appreciated. After reading the article, mass of the group of spectators who go to the Louver to see the Mona Lisa are not intrigued any longer. They are even going as far as criticizing the famous Mona Lisa questioning what’s so special about this painting. I believe they should consider the idea of bringing down the Mona Lisa for a brief timeframe and only should they put her up on special occasions such as the anniversary of her making. I Feel that having the option to just show case it a couple of times out of the year is a smart thought because of the reality, individuals are overlooking the genuine worth of this piece. Making the Mona Lisa difficult to go over will have individuals welcome it somewhat more after not having the option to consider it to be every now and again as in the past.

HW#2 How Would You Rebuild A Gothic Church?

After reading the article of the unexpected fire of Paris’s Cathedral of Notre Dame and the reconstruction of it created a debate over how it should be rebuilt. The controversial argument is whether it should be built in the gothic form church or a more modern version. In my opinion I believe that it should not be rebuilt in the same gothic style that was the original design. I say this because the original design is a classic art that can not be duplicated in my opinion. Even if they try to make a dupe of how it once looked it will not look entirely identical to the original due to the fact of material and other elements. Which concludes, my response to the debate is the church should be built in a more modern style. 


Alysia Stephens : How Evil was Commodus?

The sculpture  displayed below is known as The Bust of Commodus as Hercules. Commodus was a Roman Emperor. Viewing this piece, symbolisms of power and authority is shown everywhere. The sculpture was designed to be precisely sculpted muscular to give off the illusion of masculinity. In the sculpture he holds a club in his right hand and some fruits in his left, while displayed wearing a headpiece resembling a lion. The head of the lion symbolizes him conquering power and respect while the club shown rested on his shoulder signifies the brutal torcher and pain he will bring when he reigns as  emperor. Based on the readings, I would describe Commodus as an evil, selfish corrupted person. In section 9 it stated that for sport he had cut open an obese person down the middle of his belly, so that his intestines would fall out. He slaughtered thousands of people for no reason, sacrificing people’s lives out of boredom. Commodus did all these cruel acts to show others that he was superior and unstoppable. Commodus was a disturbed destructive person. His behavior is distasteful and inappropriate, it is shown that was imbedded in him since he was a youth . Now I view the sculpture differently. All in all, Commodus led a life thriving on being destructive and destroy anyone who stood or question him .