HW#4: Is It Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa?

After reading the article I believe the Mona Lisa should be taken down and relocated to somewhere else. The Mona Lisa is taking the attention away from the other artworks in the museum. According to the article most people who goes to see the Mona Lisa leave unhappy. The best way to prevent people from overcrowding one read in the museum is to relocate it to somewhere else. According to the article, “The overcrowding was so bad, the museum had to shut its doors on several days.” This proves that it became so hectic they needed to shut down the whole museum. Therefore the Mona Lisa should be taken down and relocated.

HW#2: How Would You Rebuild a Gothic Church?

After reading the article, I believe that The Cathedral of Notre Dame should be rebuilt the same way. It should be rebuilt in the gothic form to have the original design because there were a lot of history behind the gothic church. Most people that lives in France would prefer the gothic church to be restored to its original form. The original form would have more meaning to people. Also they can add a little modern look to it. The Notre Dame is known for their looks and the stained glass windows. Therefore, they should rebuilt it the same way.

Tiffany E : How Evil was Commodus?

Commodus was a vile person. He wanted to gain power but the things he did was really cruel. He killed a lot of people just for fun and by their looks. For example, “he put a starling on the head of one man who, as he noticed, had a few white hairs, resembling worms, among the black, and caused his head to fester through the continual pecking of the bird’s beak – the bird, of course, imagining that it was pursuing worms.” He would also cut open a corpulent person down the middle of their belly so the intestines would be gushing out and murdered someone that looked noble and handsome. Commodus was evil and selfish, he wanted to show his power to everyone but he used his power in the wrong way because of all the people he killed. The bust of Commodus as Hercules portrait shows lion skin wrapped on his head and chest. It shows him holding a weapon in one hand and fruits in the other. The lion is a symbolism of power. According to the reading it says, “He engaged in gladiatorial combats, it is said that he engaged in gladiatorial bouts seven hundred and thirty-five times.” The weapon may represent his gladiatorial combats.