Formal Analysis: To the Unknown Painter

28 Jul 2017

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To the Unknown Painter, a painting made of oil, acrylic, latex, emulsion, and shellac, was created by Anselm Kiefer in 1983 (Figure 1). A palette adorned upon a pedestal sits in a vacated space surrounded by tattered columns while casket-like shapes seem to lay on the ground around the pedestal. Dark colors envelope the horizon while reds, browns, and whites color the columns. The palette ...

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Formal Analysis: The Dinner Party

28 Jul 2017

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The Dinner Party is a mixed media feminist piece crafted by Judy Chicago and over four-hundred women consisting of ceramic plates, embroidered and woven table runners, woven entry banners, and painted china. This piece sits on a floor made of porcelain tiles which contains the names of 919 women in history. The construction of this piece started in 1974 and took five years to finish. ...

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Hopper & Eitel Artist Comparison

28 Jul 2017

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Introduction The following pages will analyse and compare American realist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) and German contemporary realist Tim Eitel (b. 1971). The works selected are Office in a Small City, painted by Hopper in 1953 with oils on canvas, and Ohne Titel (Ausblick)/ Without Title (View) by Tim Eitel in 2002 with acrylic paints on canvas. Both artists portray loneliness, and share a common theme ...

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Reflections of Society in Periods of Art

28 Jul 2017

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Conventions in Art Throughout time, conventions of representation in portraiture dynamically transformed throughout history, considerably changing each artist's genre of work supporting personal conventions portrayed in the time periods heavily varied. To an extent understanding, the change of convention in portraiture is crucial, allowing the society to move forward from all limitation from the past and extend its news innovation. 'Conventions of representation' define as ...

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Humanism and the Baroque Periods of Art

28 Jul 2017

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Humanism, specifically during the Renaissance, was a huge movement towards the human mind as a whole and how individuality in expression of thoughts and ideas was celebrated. Tradition was not something to be blindly followed anymore. One might argue that humanism played the biggest role in creating the Renaissance. This was because of the huge focus on studying Roman and Greek texts, which gave a new ...

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Michelangelo Antonioni and Women in Film

28 Jul 2017

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Michelangelo Antonioni was an Italian film director, he was born In Ferrara, northern Italy, 1929. With Fellini he belongs to a so called provincial wave of Italian neorealist filmmakers,not so distant from the metropolitan colleagues De Sica, Rossellini and Visconti.(Chatman 1985, Tinazzi 1994) While not initially fully appreciated by the tradition audience for his excessive intellectualism and pessimism.( Crowther 1960, Hawkins 1960, Barthes 1994) Today, ...

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Found Art (Scrap Metal Art)

26 Jul 2017

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Found Art (or best know as scrap metal art) is a beautiful and creative way to express yourself and the things that you like. I would like to share with you what types of things that you will need, why, different things, types of things, that you could use and why you should do scrap metal art. Here are some of the categories that I ...

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Originality in Postmodern Art

23 Mar 2015 13 Jul 2017

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Keywords: originality in art, postmodern art and originality A number of postmodern theorists and artists have questioned whether there is such thing as originality in art. Discuss this issue with reference to examples of the work of one or more recent artists who have questioned the notion of originality in their work. Postmodernism rejects the modern idea of originality as the new, and substitutes it with a ...

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Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Cubism

23 Mar 2015 07 Jul 2017

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Keywords: cubism essay, les demoiselles davignon analysis The Art of Cubism and its Role In this research paper, I have explained the art of cubism and its role. I have chosen the cubit painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” painted by Pablo Picasso. He was the famous cubist painter. Picasso and Braque were the innovators of the cubist painting. In this research paper, I have tried to explain the ...

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Feminist Art Movement

23 Mar 2015 23 Jun 2017

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Keywords: feminist art essay, art and feminism, feminist art - The feminist art movement that officially began in the 1960's- refers to the efforts and accomplishments of feminists who made art reflecting women's lives and experiences. In doing so, it brought more visibility to female artists, and was a very influential political statement in itself. It was a movement that consisted of various artists and general public ...

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The Psychology of Color

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: color psychology, color and emotion, effects of color Consider it or not, bearing certain colors can help us elevate, make head way argument or encourage friends to share the latest gossip. Colors in our surroundings have the ability to keep us cool, motivate or de-motivate the conversation. The hues on packaging give some unperceivable messages that the enclosed product is salubrious, pricy or unsafe. Why? Because ...

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Expressionism In Art | Analysis

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Keywords: art expressionism, expressionism art movement How is expressionism defined? By the concept behind the paintings of this movement or can you really define a movement that was based on freedom and self expression. Expressionism was a cultural movement grown within a number of different art forms including poetry, literature and painting. The word expressionism is the main piece of information best describing the theme of the ...

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Wayne Thiebaud, Artist

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Wayne Thiebaud is an artist that has been associated with the Pop Art culture and also was part of the realism that came out of the United States west coast. Thiebaud's real life representation of his subject has been seen as one of many beginnings photorealism. Before becoming a painter, Thiebaud worked in New York City as a sign painter and also as a cartoonist. He only ...

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The Concept Of Time In Art

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Time is a determinant concept in forms of art where motion is a key factor in order for a narrative to be explored as it occurs, such as in video art, performance, and theatre. The concept of time is also an important parameter for a two-dimensional artwork, which can comprise time through movement or as a snapshot. On the basis of the above syllogism, this essay will ...

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Globalization and the nation-state

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Introduction The discussions of globalization have become topics which are in the great demand. Especially with the development of information and technology and the form of global economy, the global affairs have become more and more complicated. It is hard to distinguish the internal affairs and external affairs. People found that the distances between different countries are shorter than before. After the Cold War, a great amount ...

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Bacchus and Ariadne

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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Bacchus and Ariadne Tiziano Vecello, know in the English speaking world as Titian, was born in Cadore which is in the Southern Alps between the years of 1487 -1490. He was born into a family of lawyers and administrators and so enjoyed a relatively privileged upbringing. The early Sixteenth Century saw a flourishing in Italian art. Indeed, set against the span of Art History it was one ...

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Bauhaus; architecture and functionalism

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Introduction From the expression "Bauhaus" we still feel something fresh. In every day speech it is associated with the beginning of the modernism and it is invoking in us association with basic forms (square, triangle and circle), basic colours (red, yellow and blue), furniture from the metal, white architecture and functionalism. History of the small school that Bauhaus was, is a mixture of facts and interpretation from ...

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Contextual analysis of San Vitale Church

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Byzantine Empire started when the Roman Emperor Constantine moved the capital of Roman Empire from Rome to Byzantium. Byzantine Architectures was very similar to Roman architecture, but got certain influences from Near East and used Greek cross plan in church architecture. When the Church of San Vitale was built, Ravenna was under the control of Byzantine Empire, which is why San Vitale would be similar to the ...

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The History And Growth Of Comic Books

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Comic books hold an undeniable significance in modern history. Three aspects of significance include the history of comic books, the use of comics for social commentary, and the cultural impact comics have had on our daily lives. Comic books had humble beginnings, soon they grew into a major threat during Cold War era American society and then became an outlet to hippie counter-culture in the 1960's. The ...

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An overview of Land Art

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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Land Art was mainly developed during the late 1960s. It is also known as 'Earthworks'. Land art was the revolutionary side of the artists, which were trying to escape from the traditional painting and sculpture, as well as their ecological concerns. According to Robert Smithson, this revolutionary approach, was also an attempt to escape from galleries and museums; this led to environmental consciousness and objection. …The ...

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Effect Of Popular Culture On Dance

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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Popular culture introduced certain dance forms as art is very subjective, a particular person's approach to dance is different in many ways especially in how one sees and explains a piece of dance. A particular dancer puts it in a way that each dance step has a sensation and each of these sensations becomes the object of a separate perception of the mind. One's approach to dance ...

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Comparing The Statues Of David

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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The Biblical character of David has been the inspiration for many works of art throughout history. The young David, as Goliath's adversary, has been sculpted by such artists as Verrocchio, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Although all of these sculptures are comparable in some aspects, the ones by Donatello and Bernini present significant differences. Donatello was an Italian sculptor of the Early Renaissance whose work is seen as ...

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Analysis Of Merce Cunningham's Choreography

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Merce Cunningham is one of the pioneers in the field of dance and choreography. He had been a mentor to most of the choreographers who have now become major names in modern times. In addition, there are certain body movements and symbolism in his dancing techniques that make him a distinctive pioneer in choreography; also, there are numerous choreographic pieces by Merce Cunningham that are still being ...

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Salvador Dali, Dadaism And Surrealism

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings" The human mind is a very controlling device and organ. However it is not perfect in the way it processes things. Illusions for instance are visual stimuli that swindle the brain because the brain cannot process all visual imagery accurately. Why do we see puddles form up on the road whilst driving on a hot day? Why do certain ...

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art at New York City Last week I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art at New York City. This museum, also known as The Met is a huge building with nineteen departments and around two billion art pieces stored and displayed in its art galleries. The main art gallery of the museum, i.e. The Met is one of the largest galleries ...

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Examining The Pop Art Movement

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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In attempt to bring art back into American daily life, the Pop-art movement depicted elements of popular culture by using common everyday objects, chiefly advertising and product packaging, television and comic strips. The images are portrayed with a blend of humour, criticism and irony. Through this, the movement ascertained the position of art into everyday and contemporary life. It assisted in decreasing the gap between "high art" ...

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Analysing The Art Nouveau Movement

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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Art Nouveau is generally seen as using an approach to design involving a particular flowing style which artists should use when working on everything from architecture to furniture and from jewellery to posters and thus making Art Nouveau part of everyday life. Art Nouveau was the most popular artistic style in graphic art at the turn of the century and was at its most popular at the ...

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Examining Swiss Style Typography

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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What is it a good graphic design? Good graphic design or typography is like a taste. Hallmark of the taste rests in sensitivity, from feelings. Every one has a different taste, but it is indispensable for everyone. Graphic design works on an equal basis. We are not born with the right taste as well as there are no born masters of graphic design. All of them have ...

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How did furniture develop through the centuries?

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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How did furniture develop through the centuries? Furniture (probably from the French 'fournir' — to provide) is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things. The question above is not an easy ...

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Reformation and Art

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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The corruption and immorality of the Church spurred the Christian Reform movement in Europe, eventually leading to the "hundred years of civil war between Protestants and Catholics" or the Protestant Reformation. The Counter- Reformation began with the Pope Paul III's calling of the Council of Trent in response to Protestant uprising; this movement was initiated by the Church's attempt to re-establish its power as the only true ...

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Modern American Theatre

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Modern American Theatre Modern American theatre has changed a lot since the time of traditional Greek Tragedies and Roman Theatrics. Technology changes have changed many of the different methods that we use to convey artistic styles and themes. Today's theatre has many contrasting and diverse styles; it contains both higher levels of musical and acting talent. The Broadway sensation "Wicked" for instance, is a great example of ...

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The Deposition from the Cross

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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The Deposition from the Cross The Deposition from the Cross is a Jacopo Pontormo's oil on wood painting which placed at the Capponi Chapel altar in the Santa Felicitac church in Florence. The Deposition is one of the classical prospects that portray the life of Jesus in the medieval art. And as a result of the convolutions of the composition, it is one in which Renaissance artists ...

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Impressionist Art And The Impressionism

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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The Impressionism movement in art was followed by the Realism and Romantic periods. In complete contrast to Realism and Romanticism, with its detailed, accurate and photo-like paintings of contemporary life, Impressionism brought about more of a blurred reality to the canvas. Specific techniques Impressionist artists used were unblended colors and quick, short brush strokes with a unique play on light. An Impressionist artists' goal was to "objectively ...

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Historical Relationship Between Art And Popular Music

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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Referring to key examples, identify and discuss the historical relationship between art and popular music, using key examples to support your argument. Some people would think that art and popular music have no combined points of reference, and that each is a completely separate unit, with each subject trying to achieve several different goals. However my intentions are to prove that this is not true. I believe ...

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Textile and clothing manufacturing

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Background of clothing industry : Textile and clothing manufacturing businesses are one of the most traditional and oldest industries in United Kingdom. The clothing industry dates back to 4000 BC when these textiles were used for decorative beauty as well as to preserve and the balance body heat and the outside environment including protection from injuries.(Niwa,2002). Although this was the original function and purpose, they would also ...

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Consumerism ideology

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Consumerism 1. Introduction All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. Consumerism is a way of life and an ideology which is developed further by mass phenomenon. In Singapore, consumerism has become very much a way of ...

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Contemporary Artwork Comparison And Analysis

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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The two pieces which I have selected for comparison use similar technique to encourage an entirely different outcome and audience response. It is the way in which these artists go about their creative process, and how this, in turn provokes such contrasting concepts, with such similar mediums that engages me. The first piece for comparison is the "haunting photographic installation" (Fakray, 2009) "Les Suisses Morts" By Christian ...

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The female form in Art Deco

23 Mar 2015 01 May 2017

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Design for Passion: The female form in Art Deco The Art Deco style was the genre during the 1920s and 1930s affecting the decorative arts, fine arts and fashion (Lucie-Smith, 1996). Throughout this period it was moment for women's clothing fashions. The portraits of Polish-born Tamara de Lempicka elaborated on the trend as a painter of people mainly in the smart social circles in which she moved. ...

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Marxism as a Method of Art History

23 Mar 2015 01 May 2017

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The nineteenth century was significant in Europe because it spawned or brought to the forefront revolutionary new forms of culture and theology. Among these movements were feminism, Marxism, the romantic period of music, and the impressionist period of art. Marxism has been critically acclaimed for its adherence to the popular utopian traditions of past ages and its determination to exterminate the inequities of the feudal class system. ...

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Comparison Of Synthetic Cubism And Dada

23 Mar 2015 28 Apr 2017

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Questions of art are always of a great interest and ambiguity of interpretation. Art is a thing, which demands not only the knowledge of the tendencies and styles, but the correct interpretation and perception of them in mind. In the given paper we would touch upon concepts of two famous trends in modern art: cubism and dada. We would as well examine the common technique of these ...

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Examining The Work Of Henri Matisse

23 Mar 2015 28 Apr 2017

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The world is a mural on which we all paint. A revolutionary paints this world with wide strokes and paying no attention to those who try to restrict him. Using different colours, different styles, but still respecting the past behind them, a revolutionary makes an impact on the overall picture. Henri Matisse not only literally painted, but splashed water colour all over the art world. Matisse was ...

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Introduction To World Art Watson And The Shark

23 Mar 2015 28 Apr 2017

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John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815), was an American painter born in Boston, Massachusetts. From the time Copley began to paint at the age of fifteen, many people throughout Massachusetts admired his paintings; also, people from other colonial cities recognized his portrait paintings. A big inspiration and benefit to him was his stepfather, Peter Pelham, a successful English engraver, painter, and teacher[1]. At the age of twenty-one ...

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The Place Of Art In Society

23 Mar 2015 28 Apr 2017

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In this paper we will discuss the concept of art by presenting out perception, defining our preferred art forms and drawing a conclusion by applying the theory of aesthetics, semiology (semiotics) and hermeneutics. The main goal is to look at different art forms in order to evaluate the meaning and place of arts in our society. Animation as an art form Animation, as an art form can ...

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Death and the Maiden

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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The usage of allegorical references and symbolism is essential when delivering the playwrights intended messages to the audience. The author of Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman, and the author of The Visit, Friedrich DÏ‹rrenmatt, both convey messages which regard human society through the use of symbols. By creating characters that represent social issues such as anti-religion, patriarchal values, and loss of ethics, both writers utilize ...

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The Virgin Of The Rocks

23 Mar 2015 27 Apr 2017

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Featured in this gallery are the two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks (also known as The Madonna of the Rocks). These two altarpieces are being showcased in particular in this exhibition because they share a location in the same Milanese church, the San Francesco Grande, and most importantly the same artist (although this has been debated), Leonardo Da Vinci, painted both versions of the altarpiece. ...

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Dystopia In Film Metropolis Vs Utopian Art Deco

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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The 1920's in Germany were a transition time, World War I had recently ended, and it was precisely the war that showed the destructive potential of modern technology. Invented and first used by the Germans in 1915, machine guns and poison gas showed the deep split between technology and humanity, it was the first modern war in which machines decided the outcome. In this time in history, ...

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Exploring The Life Of Pablo Picasso

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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"Unlike in music, there are no child prodigies in painting. What people regard as premature genius is the genius of childhood. It gradually disappears as they get older. It is possible for such a child to become a real painter one day, perhaps even a great painter. But he would have to start right from the beginning. So far as I am concerned, I did not have ...

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Arts Essays - The Tate Modern

23 Mar 2015 25 Apr 2017

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Institutions in the Arts and Media: Galleries and the rise of the art market - Focusing on the Tate Modern. (UK)The dazzling success of the Tate Modern has threatened to overwhelm Tate Britain(formerly the Tate Gallery.) But, says Tate Director Nicholas Serota, Brit art was thriving long before Hirst et al renewedLondon's international status. (Taken from The Timeout Guide to Tate Britain, Nov 2001.)In his Foreword to ...

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Work and life of Frida Kahlo

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Introduction of the essay This essay will focus on the work of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican female artist. This analysis aims to reveal the personal characteristics of the artist, by examining Kahlo's choice of subject matter and investigating what drives her to create art that is so bold and defiant. To further the analysis it will look into to the issues her art attempts to raise and ...

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel: Organisation culture

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Introduction The ability to establish a culture that invokes high value for the people working in an organization invokes intrinsic sense of identity, innovativeness, creativity and commitment that forms the main recipe for ultimate sustainability of services and profitability. Organizations leaders and scholars concur that people are the most important elements in an organization because they not only articulate the established policies but innovatively contribute to ...

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Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

23 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2017

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Cultural Response          This cultural response essay will discuss my trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. I will be describing my favorite works of art, compare two pieces of art by Do Ho Suh, and then describe my experience at the museum.          The first part of the museum that I visited was the Audrey Jones Beck building on level 1. The exhibit was the Antiquities ...

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The Different Historical Use Of Colour

23 Mar 2015 21 Apr 2017

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The use of colour in history has gone through a long story. It has been used because of its ability in altering mood and atmosphere, and also because of its symbolic meanings. The earliest known usage of colour in interior spaces started when man drew on walls of caves and tombs, which continues with the application on cathedrals, palaces, and ordinary homes. However, despite the usage in ...

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Appropriation And Important Postmodern Strategy

23 Mar 2015 12 Apr 2017

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Important shifts in visual strategies in the arts mark the historic cross-over from the Modern to the postmodern paradigm. While this holds equally true in music and literature, it is the evolution of such strategies in the visual arts that this essay concentrates on. While such demarcation cannot be pinned down to a specific year or date, it is possible to convincingly chart this shift via an ...

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A Psychological Novel

24 Feb 2017

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Keywords: realism, psychological, victorian, novel "A psychological novel, also called psychological realism, is a work of prose fiction which places more than the usual amount of emphasis on interior characterization, and on the motives, circumstances, and internal action which springs from, and develops, external action. The psychological novel is not content to state what happens but goes on to explain the motivation of this action. In this ...

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Wonder Woman Costume

18 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Wonder Woman Costume For over 60 years, Wonder Woman has filled the pages of her magazine with adventures ranging from battling Nazis, to declawing human-like Cheetahs. Her exploits thrilled and inspired many young girls, including Gloria Steinem. Through all of this, she has had to pilot her invisible jet through territories that her male counterparts have never had to. She is constantly pulled in two directions; her ...

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Therapy Emotions Artistic

14 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Therapy Emotions Artistic Becoming An Art Therapist “Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that encourages the expression of emotions through artistic activities such as painting, drawing or sculpture; psychotherapy based on the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing” (Webster’s Dictionary). Art therapy opens a creative world for those who cannot express the way they feel by use ...

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The 1951 Refugee Convention

14 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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The 1951 Refugee Convention It is important to know that the UK is one of the signatories to the 1951 refugee convention therefore; when a person asks for asylum in the UK there are in fact asking the authorities to recognise them as a refugee under the 1951 UN refugee convention and they will qualify for protection under the refugee convention if they have a well founded ...

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Explore Modernism's Preoccupation with Progress

14 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Explore Modernism and Preoccupation with Progress The term ‘Modernism' relies upon notions of progress in that it is defined by an ‘artistic and literary superiority of moderns over ancients'. The ‘modern' era enjoyed scientific, technological and social progress, whilst the uncivilized and primitive past was very much left behind. That is not to say that modern artists neglected to recognise their debt to the past and although ...

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Analysis of Image as Icon

14 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Analysis of ‘Image as Icon: Recognising the Enigma’ In Tracey Warr’s essay, ‘Image as Icon: Recognising the Enigma’, she identifies and discusses four discourses of performance photography–the document, the icon, the simulacrum and the live act–and what is at stake in these discourses is the ‘truth’. What she describes as ‘contradictory’ and contentious between the discourses, I believe what she has shown is the different ways in ...

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Construction of Gender as Represented In Hollywood Film

14 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Construction of Gender as Represented In Hollywood Film Hollywood’s ability to symbolise or reflect society and history is yet another factor in the study of popular culture through their movies. It is argued that Hollywood films legitimate conservative ideologies of not only sexism, but also classism, patriarchy and racism (Ryan & Kelner 1990). One can perhaps understand the influence of popular mainstream cultural forms and the difficulties ...

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Graffiti: The Urban Canvas

12 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Graffiti: the urban canvasThe Development of Graffiti as ArtGraffiti: The Urban Canvas There are many ways in which the Graffiti we see today has developed over time to become known and recognised as an art form. However, it is a controversial subject often covered by journalists in the media as to whether Graffiti today is an up to date urban artistic development or simply mindless vandalism as ...

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Feminism In Film

12 Jul 2016 26 Sep 2016

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Feminism In Film Feminism called for positive female characters but seems to have contributed to its own decline as a political movement by refusing to recognise the body as a site of transformation and experimentation, capable of being imagined outside the notions of "lack","passive", and "other". A person can be masculine and feminine, active and passive, and increasingly the body is transformed through exercise, fashion, make-up, ...

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John Berger on Drawing

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2015

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This essay will address the subject of drawing. The main starting point will be the ideas of John Berger on Drawing. These ideas can be summed up into three main concepts: Drawing as observation, drawing as memory and drawing as expressing ideas. Although drawing from observation was of fundamental importance in the past today we see more and more an engagement of drawing with memory and as ...

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Breath of the compassionate

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2015

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What is sacred art? Who determines what art is sacred? And what reasons do they decide upon? Many questions surface when it comes to distinguishing the difference between sacred art, religious art, and traditional art. The three are different from one another in some way. Sacred art includes depictions encouraging humans into spirituality. It is the result of divine inspiration. It is basically something specifically made for ...

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Land Art Minimalsim And Process Art Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Early in 1960, Minimalism was as an abstract movement in the subject art. It also dismissed the very idea of both subjective as well as relational painting, the intricacy of Abstract expressionist facade, as well as the other elements of action painting such as the poignant polemics and zeitgeist. Minimalism debated upon the point that excessive simplicity captures the entire sublime representation which is a prerequisite in ...

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Orientalism

23 Mar 2015

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According to Edward Said, the West constructs a notion of the East as “other,” through orientalism which turns the East into a place to be feared or desired as an image of the West's imagined “otherness.” as noted in the work of Peter Brook's Mahabarata, and contemporary films like we have seen in Avatar, or of practitioners that subvert and challenge orientalist perception found in the West, ...

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History And Significance Of The Mona Lisa Arts Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Mona Lisa is a 16th century painting made from oil and popular wood. Due to the painting's mystique and technical mystery, it is one of the world's most famous paintings. Mona Lisa also known as La Joconde or La Giocondo was made by a "Renaissance Man", an Italian artist known as Leonardo Da Vinci (Sassoon, 2002).The painting was later bought by the France King at that time ...

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How Identity Is Represented In The Visual Arts Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Art explores many elements of life and the world. It explores and represents meanings in which are interpreted by the audience in various ways. Artists use different techniques to enhance their own individual message or perspective, whether it be distinctively clear or subtle. Artists such as Patricia Piccinini explore identity through life-like animal sculptures that resemble human characteristics. Her message is more powerful in analysis rather than ...

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Andy Warhol Art After Modernism Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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By reference to both art works and writings- within the period of 1950-1970, critically discuss to the extent in which Andy Warhol has produced 'art after Modernism'. In what ways has the artist upheld, adapted or rejected modernist values. This essay will critically discuss the extent to which Andy Warhol upheld, adapted or rejected Modernist values which will further investigate how Warhol created 'art after Modernism. In ...

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Examining Mary Cassatt And Her Paintings Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Cassatt is perhaps best-known for her paintings of mothers and children, works which also reflect a surprisingly modern sensibility. Traditional assumptions concerning childhood, child-rearing, and the place of children in society were facing challenges during the last part of the 19th century and women too were reconsidering and redefining their place in modern culture. Cassatt was sensitive to a more progressive attitude toward women and children and ...

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Spanish Civil War Impact On Surrealism Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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 This investigation assesses the significance of surrealist artists' responses to the Spanish Civil War and how the experiences of the horrific event were documented visually. In order to evaluate such significance, this investigation examines the impact the events the war had on surrealist art in Spain, through the use of primary recounts of the war's impact on art and visual art history, mostly focusing on works by ...

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Michelangelos Pieta And Da Vincis Mona Lisa Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Pietà (1498-1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by the renowned artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter Basilica in Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The statue was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was ...

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Post Impressionism And Vincent Van Gogh

23 Mar 2015

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In and around 1911, there were art critics that freely used the phrase "post-impressionistic" as a means to illustrate the work of several artists' paintings reveal Impressionistic standards. Post Impressionism was a creative shift to follow Impressionism that was to break the Impressionistic style. Post-impressionism consisted of various movements by a group of individual artists searching for a new way to create art. "The principal aim of ...

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A Study On A Box Of Belongings Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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In this contemporary era where everything changes rapidly, people no longer relates themselves to just one disciplinary but cross-disciplinary. In the process of transition, the exchange of culture as well as information, the experience that one has and the knowledge that one gains is almost an instant experience. Often these instant experience and knowledge that one absorbs are incomplete due to the cutting short of information and ...

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Hyperbolic narration: magical realism

23 Mar 2015

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Magic Realism is a term found by art historian Franz Roh in 1925, to describe a visual arts movement emerging throughout Europe. It is known that a large number of critical terms in literature are borrowed from painting. Magic Realism is one of those terms. The usage of that technique leads the author make the themes and subjects are more imaginary, outlandish and with a fantastic dream ...

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The History Of Colour Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The use of colour in history has gone through a long story. It has been used because of its ability in altering mood and atmosphere, and also because of its symbolic meanings. The earliest known usage of colour in interior space started when man drew on walls of caves and tombs, which continues with the application on cathedrals, palaces, and ordinary homes. History of colour The usage ...

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Art and Craft

23 Mar 2015

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OVERVIEW OF THE TOPIC This dissertation examines the craft of the book and it's distinction between Art and Craft. Is it considered an art form… a fine art if you will, or simply a traditional craft? The intended, original purpose of the book, was to be used as a means of recording information, but soon developed to become a piece of literature used for education or to ...

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Frida Kahlo and Tracey Emin

23 Mar 2015

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Case Study One: Frida Kahlo 2000 The intention of this dissertation is to define links between psychoanalytic theories and fine art. In this chapter the artist's Frida Kahlo and Tracey Emin are discussed and compared to see how psychoanalytic approaches differ when employed with contemporary and traditional art. Frida Kahlo's work is associated with Surrealism, an art movement first written about by Andre Breton; it was founded ...

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Michel Gabriel

23 Mar 2015

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Critical commentary on the picture- Henri Cartier-Bresson: Michel Gabriel, Rue Mouffetard, 1952 The photo that I am going to analyse is taken by the famous French photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, in 1952. He was famous for his candid photography, which was later developed as another kind of art - ‘Street photography'. His contribution towards photography art finally helped him own the name of ‘the father of modern ...

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Joint Criminal Liability

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction: This assignment will attempt to analyse lesser criminal liabilities leading up to stronger criminal liabilities for all parties involved in a possible conviction of murder by focussing on the major themes of contending and procuring, aiding and abetting, accessory liability, unlawful killing, grievous bodily harm (death resulting) and causation. Joint Criminal Liability between Andy, Matthew & Jimmy Are both Andy and Matthew equally principal offenders for ...

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Consumerism culture

23 Mar 2015

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1. Introduction Shopping is timeless and is part of our everyday life. It is a necessity and shopping can bring joy and pleasure. Although the economic crisis is increasing, people from all over the world will always go shopping. It is a basic/common and fun thing to do and it brings enjoyment and entertainment. Consumerism is used to describe the tendency of people identifying strongly with ...

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Art Deco And Rene Lalique Art Essay

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Art deco a popular international art design movement of the 1920's to 1940's influenced the decorative arts like architecture, interior design and industrial design along with visual arts such as fashion , paintings , the graphic arts and films. This style came across as elegant, glamorous, functional and modern in those times. The movement was a blend of many different styles and movements of the early 20th ...

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The Surrealism Art Movement Art Essay

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Surrealism is defined as a 20th century art movement which represented the subconscious mind of the artist. This style of painting involved creating fantastic imagery and ideas that seemed to contradict each other. In a surrealistic work of art, the world of dream and the world of fantasy are joined in the everyday. Surrealistic work can have a very rational, along with an irrational style. The surrealistic ...

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Types And History Of Western Art Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Art which is followed by European countries are referred as Western Art, And also those art are accepted by those countries.When we see about the history of western art it takes us to the middle of the ancient middle east and ancient times of Egypt and also the civilization of ancient Aegean. It Dates back to 3rdmillennium. On the same time line, when the western art is ...

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Gender Issues Art Production & Art History

23 Mar 2015

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Describe How Issues of Gender Are Important to the Production of Art and the Writing of Art History Feminism has given new and important insights into the production of art and the study of art history. It has not only helped us to discover the work of neglected women artists but has also given us a new approach to the study of art as a whole. Feminists ...

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Is Street Art Really Art Art Essay

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Street art originated in the late 1960s with the advent of graffiti and tagging in Philadelphia and New York City (Walsh, 1996: 3). It has been developing ever since as new styles, forms and techniques are created and utilised by street artists (Walsh, 1996: 12). But street art is not generally viewed as "art" worthy of the status of works in a gallery or a museum, although ...

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Life And Work Of Norman Rockwell Art Essay

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Norman Rockwell was born in 1894. Rockwell enjoyed drawing at an early age and soon decided he wanted to be an artist. At age 15 he left high school and enrolled in two art schools simultaneously.  His mornings were spent at the National Academy of Design, and his afternoons, spent at the Art Students' League. He is perhaps best remembered for his countless Saturday Evening Post illustrations ...

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How to draw a partridge in a pear tree

23 Mar 2015

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How to draw a partridge in a pear tree How to seal a pendant colored with melted crayon shavings How can I make a bracelet out of DMC floss? HOW TO DRAW A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE The topic that this article is going to focus on is about a bird which is not so famous but means a lot when people come across occasions like ...

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The Fame Of Rogier Van Der Weyden Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Rogier van der Weyden, one of the most well-known and influential Netherlandish painters of the fifteenth century, was born in the city of Tournai in Belgium in about 1400. A son of a cutler, after completing his apprenticeship with Robert Campin, he moved to Brussels where he was made the official painter to the city. He also undertook important commissions for the greatest members of the Burgundian ...

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Art history: neoclassicism to realism

23 Mar 2015

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Nudity vs. Nakedness         The nude figure is the most volatile subject in the history of painting. The artist's treatment of the nude dictates whether her gaze addresses the viewer with a coy obliqueness or a confrontational directness. The figure has the ability to condemn, invite, and often perform both simultaneously. Through the viewer's inverted projection an immediate response to nudity, the nude figure attains the ability to ...

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The Life And Career Of Anna Pavlova Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballet dancer best known for changing the ideals for ballet dancers, was the first to make ballet popular in America and the rest of the world. Her love for classical ballet, determination to perform her love for the arts, influences and zest can still be evidently felt. Born on 31 January 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Anna Pavlova was awestruck by the ...

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The Work Of Alphonse Mucha Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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Alphonse Mucha is best known for his luxurious poster and product designs, which encapsulate the Art Nouveau style. Interest in his work was revived in 1980 when it was shown at an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. Alphonse Mucha was born in South Moravia. In 1882 he started to earn a living by painting portraits in Mikulov. The following year Count Khuen commissioned Mucha to ...

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The Life And Work Of Olafur Eliasson Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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A general visit to an art gallery consists of being able to view a series of objects hanging from the wall or placed upon a stand. However, Olafur Eliasson takes the role of seeing an object within a gallery space to a whole new level. Eliasson creates what is known to be as installation art. This modern art form is described as an artwork that must be ...

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Last Supper By David Lachapelle Analysis Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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I am going to analyse the image taken by mentioned artist above. The essay will cover wide range of descriptive language from focus, light, depth of field, contrast ET all. In other words I will try to give an accurate detailed description of the image. The series of Jesus is a homeboy demonstrates God on rough urban streets and in the neighbourhood between homeboys .Except for one ...

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Color Field Abstraction And Warhols Rorschach Paintings Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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One of the most important and controversial Pop art icons in America and a major influence to artists around the world, known as "The Prince of Pop", Andy Warhol brings an entirely new perspective to the art world. An initiator and leading exponent of the Pop art movement of the 1960s, Warhol achieved success as a commercial artist during the 1950s and steadily grew from their producing ...

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Losing Authentic Value In Installation Art Art Essay

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"Artistic value is achieved only when an artwork expresses the authentic values of its maker, especially when those values are shared by the artist's immediate community" (Tolstoy). In early December 2010 I went to an exhibition of French artist Louise Bourgeois in Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. What fascinated me immensely in that exhibition was the way in which the installation was set up. I knew ...

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Conceptual art – the notion of value

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Conceptual art is based on the concept that art may exist solely as an idea and not in the physical realm. For supporters of this movement, the idea of a work matters more than its physical identity. While having its roots in the European Dada movement of the early 20th century and from the writings of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, conceptual art emerged as a recognised art movement ...

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Evolution of female artists

23 Mar 2015

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Before the twentieth century, women artists struggled to participate in the male-dominated art world. Male domination forbade female learning in general. Women had minimal access to courses in art history, philosophy, and anatomy of the human body. Not gaining any perspective of the human anatomy hindered the women artists from creating realistic portraits or accurate majestic scenes. Along with the educational limitations, female artists were forbidden to ...

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The handicraft industry

23 Mar 2015

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The industry chosen is the handicraft industry and the reasons for selecting the same are as follow: India's art and craftsmanship is considered to be the best in the world. Abundant skilled labour in the industry - (approximately 41 lakhs).  Raw materials for most arts and crafts are available locally. Possess a variety of crafts ranging from art metal ware to bamboo and jute products. Wave of ...

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Salvador Dails The Persistence Of Memory Analysis Art Essay

23 Mar 2015

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The Persistence of Memory is a surreal landscape created in 1931 by the famous Spanish artist, Salvador Dali. This oil painting measures 9 1/2 x 13 inches, or 24.1 x 33 cm and is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). It has been displayed in galleries worldwide and is a symbol of Dali's work. The Persistence of Memory contains a light ...

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