Submitted by: John Schlismann

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni created the sculpture Pieta when he was only twenty four years old. This beautiful sculpture was created by a Florentine and was completed in 1499. It is considered a Renaissance sculpture and Michelangelo along with his competitor Leonardo da Vinci were considered than and now as the essence of a renaissance man. This sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding her son Jesus Christ in her arms. Pieta literally translated from Italian means compassion and perhaps the idea behind the sculpture is to show Marys compassion to her son Jesus. This sculpture is the only work ever signed by the master sculptor; he chiseled Michaelangelus Bonarotus Florentinus Faciebat (Michelangelo Buonarroti, Florentine Made This) across a sash on Marys chest after another artist of the era tried to take credit for the work.

This statue was carved from a slab of marble and is currently located at St. Peters, Vatican in Rome. It is created in the Renaissance style and great attention is paid to the holy event taking place. One interesting thing about this sculpture is the Virgins youth compared to an adult Jesus. When asked to explain this Michelangelo stated that the Virgin was so young because of her chastity. The detail is remarkable especially the anatomical details of Jesus Christ. Michelangelo seemed to capture the human form perfectly in what he would have thought Jesus would have looked like. You can make out muscle tone, ankles and even tendons in spots. The Virgins cloak seems to be folded and creased in just the right spots to create realism. The lines are curved and are not stiff as in the art of the middle ages. Michelangelos sculpture is full of beauty and emotion common to the Renaissance period.

The realism and beauty is what attracted me to this work. Michelangelo was the master of creating beautiful art and in my opinion no one has even come close to recreating the amount of beauty in art as Michelangelo has. Pietas greatest aesthetic strength is its impact on the viewer. It is a spiritual piece that conveys Marys love of her son and her love mankind. She looks at peace despite the fact that she is holding Jesus in her arms. She knows that he is the son of god, will be resurrected and will bring peace to all those who seek him. This piece has one aesthetic weakness and that is Michelangelos signing of the Marys sash. He did this in a moment of pride and anger when others thought someone other than him created the sculpture. Michelangelo later regretted it, and never signed another work after Pieta. The beauty and the meaning of this sculpture possess lasting value. It is a piece of art that had a lot of significance to Christians than and still does to this day. Culturally it represents the Roman Catholic Church of the period as it was commissioned by the Pope. It still over five hundred years after it was created has an important place at St. Peters in Rome.


Michelangelo. (2007). Home page. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from Wikipedia

Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo#Michelangelo_the_man

Pieta. (2007). Home page. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from Wikipedia

Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo#Michelangelo_the_man

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Samsung headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company. Most of the numerous subsidiaries and affiliates of Samsung are united under the Samsung brand, being the largest South Korean business conglomerate. In 1938, Lee Byung-chul founded Samsung as a trading company. The growth diversified into food processing, textiles, securities, retail and insurance areas in next three decades. In late 1960’s, Samsung entered electronics industry, followed by construction and shipbuilding industries in mid 1970’s.Samsung was separated into four business groups, after Lee’s death in 1987. The four business group of Samsung are: Samsung Group, CJ Group, Shinsegae Group and Hansol Group. Samsung particularly increased globalization in its activities and electronics since 1990. Its most important source of income is mobile phones and semiconductors.

Samsung Smartphones

A series of mobile computing devices designed, manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics, which is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea and is a South Korean multinational electronics company is Samsung Galaxy. Galaxy S series of high end smartphones, Galaxy Note series of tablets and phablets with the added stylus functionality, Galaxy Tab series of tablets and the first version of Galaxy Gear smartwatch, are included in the product line. Before the announcement of Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, the first Galaxy-branded Windows 10 device in CES 2016, Samsung Galaxy used Google produced Android operation system along with TouchWiz a custom user interface. Before September 2013, Samsung Galaxy model numbers started with GT-xxxx, whereas since September 2013 they started with SM-xxxx.

Samsung Phone Covers

Nowadays, mobile phones have become our daily necessity. It is not possible to live without a phone, no matter whether your are at home, office or somewhere outside. Cases and covers are made to keep our mobile phones safe and sound from clumsy pin falls and greasy grips. Samsung, being one of the topmost brand in production of mobile phones and less expensive as compared to other topmost brands like Apple, people prefer to buy Samsung phones. They are also lightweight. So, it becomes necessary to buy phone covers to protect these phones from scratches. There different types of phone cases: Mobile Socks, are made of woolen or cotton and available in free sizes. Mobile Pouches, are usually made of leather, suede, synthetic leather, neoprene material thus offering good protection for the device. They even have holster, so that they can be clipped on a belt. Phone Skins, serve a distinct personality to your phone.They attach directly to the surface of the phone. They are made of vinyl products. They fit exactly to the body of the phone without interfering its functionality. Face Plates, are usually made of plastic and provide protection and decoration to the phone. Body Gloves, are usually made of thermoplastic polyurethane or soft gel and silicone. A Body Glove, does not allow the phone to slip away. Hybrid Cases, basic level comes of two parts, plastic casing and thick thermoplastic polyurethane rubber glove encasing the plastic skeletal.This protects the device from shocks, dust, water sprinkles or light showers.

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Submitted by: Angela Dalton

Times have changed and everyone prefers to dress up in designer outfits. Some of the reasons being: so that people see your style and applaud your clothes, you are comfortable in a specific designer brand because everything is ideal to you, because you move with the rich and the elite, and you if you can afford it, so why not. The same is in the case of your pet; you would not let him look less than the best. Apart from designer clothes other accessories like designer dog collars, boots, hats, etc. are important parts of your pets daily wear. These additional wears make your pet look stunning in looks and the best. The most striking creation made by designers is the designer dog collars, which are quite unique of its kind. These collars can be worn around the neck by the pet as if they are wearing a necklace around the neck. These collars are well designed so that the pets are not uncomfortable in any respect. Designer dog collars are found in a variety of pastel colours as well as bright shades. You can choose the colours depending upon the colour of the pet, the attire worn for the occasion. Designer dog collars cover the entire aspect of formal, semi formal, casual and daily mode of dressing. They are best for parties, where you can dress your pet in different costumes like a pumpkin, a wizard, a butterfly, etc. These costumes give a new look to the pet and you can also teach them some acts related to the costume.

These collars give a nice, elite look to your pet. Some designers like to make a frilly collar around the pets neck while others like a beaded piece, which is funkier in look. The colourful beads are of multiple shades as well as one coloured so as to match with the dress. These funky collars truly make your pet become the talk of the town. It is not necessary to wear the designer dog collars with every dress, but they mostly worn on special occasions. The beaded collars are magnificent to wear and your pets will no wonder love to wear it. The more exquisite dainty collars are ideal for wear in case of parties, fancy dress show, etc. Designer dog collars add grace to the look of the pet when taken out on special occasions. The collars are designed in a variety of shapes like a heart, a bone shaped, a double heart attached together, etc.

Designer dog collars can be picked up in several sizes which may depend upon the pet size. A big sized pet can wear a laced collar which is quite big around the neck while for the small pup beaded collars look very attractive. As they are small your pets would love to wear them day and night. These designer dog collars can also be worn as a style statement in everyday life.

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