Conservator Essay

Conservator Essay

The Magic of the Conservator: Ensuring Art Does Not Disappear

– The Magic of the Conservator – Ensuring Art Does Not Disappear As with many advances in industry and technology, we can thank war for increasing the interest in research for art conservation. After the Great War, the British Museum unpacked its collections after wartime storage in the Underground railway tunnels. Many items had unexpectedly deteriorated in a relatively short time; iron had rusted, bronze developed green corrosion, pottery and stone objects were covered in growth of salt crystals….  

Aquarium and Conservatory

– The first time a person looks upon the visual piece on the outside of the Belle Isle Aquarium, even if that person does not speak English, they can easily deduce what is hidden within the interesting building. The outside shows koi fish, shells (a sign of welcome), Roman God of the sea (Neptune) as the keystone on the arch, and a cartouche displaying the seal of the city of Detroit. This is all done in Terra Cotta, interestingly enough. With this being the entrance, upon entering the building any person would know that they would soon meet aquatic creatures….  

The Conservatory: The Story of a Castrati

– You find three sexes in Naples: men, women, and us, the castrati. Music lovers think we are angels with seducing voices, Gods, musici, while for the rest of the world castrati are just fat, repulsive capons to tease. At school normal students call us “the not wholes”, but the truth is that I’m only a regular boy who enjoys singing and doesn’t have balls. I’m not an emasculate bird that hangs from the butcher’s hook, nor a carnival freak. Who cares if my face and chest are hairless, or my limbs too long….  

Antonio Dvorak Musical Talents Are a Gift From God

– “Do not wonder that I am so religious. An artist who is not could not produce anything like this.” (-Antonio Dvorak) A person of humble origins and demeanor and of deep faith, Antonio Dvorak often attributed his musical talents as being “a gift from God.” His Bohemian nationalist music spurred generations of folk and romantic music to continue on into the 19th Contrary. He followed the path of God and it showed through in his music. To further understand the totality of Dvorak’s life, we must examine his personal life, career, and legacy….  

A Composer Report on Florence Price

– Composer Report I chose to do my composer report on Florence Price. Florence Price was born April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Florence Gulliver and James H. Smith. She had two siblings. Florence gave her first recital at four years old. She attended the same elementary school as William Grant Still where they both studied under educator Charlotte Andrews Stephens. Florence Price is considered the first black woman in the United States to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Her training was steeped in European tradition, but still Price’s music consists of mostly the American idiom and reveals her Southern roots….