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Like humans, art too has evolved over the centuries. To what it used to be, to what it is. Often, artists who are in the vanguard of their culture, when express new ideas or what appears to be a new idea, a large number of people do not accept them. Only a small number of people accept them. They want to experience their work, feel it, understand it, or even simply enjoy it. And this has been seen throughout history....
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Realism is a basic creative way for the literacy art. And the main point is that the artists who draw realism paint, they observe the life, the scene, the stuffs in the daily life and draw the real situation of them. They draw the real people with nothing change in the real life to show people’s characters, and also it stands a very significant place in the history, because through the realism paints, you can see the things in that...
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The Death and the Miser and Because I Could not Stop for Death Essay Death is a word that everybody might be scared or not scared of. However, no matter if you’re a good person or a bad person, nice or rude, death will always find ways to come to you. These artworks are both about two wealthy persons who end up dying for the fault of death. Both stories “The Death and the Miser”, a northern renaissance, painting by...
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In this essay I will be analysing the painting ‘The Entombment of Christ.’ I chose this painting as it stood out to me more than the other two options. I think this was because it is an image that I would know the story behind due to learning religion throughout school unlike the other two art pieces. It was also clear to see that there was a lot of meaning behind it. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born in 1571...
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In 1947, Ben Shahn was given his first review show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This presentation assisted with building up him as one of the most well-known allegorical painters of his age and confirmed a pledge to his work when the gallery was advocating for the most part European dynamic methods of painting. James Thrall Soby, the caretaker of the display, intended to show an agent choice of Shahn's work in an assortment of media,...
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Millais paints a drowned Ophelia who is at one with mother nature and the river Unity, central focus, death. Colors: Natural, the contrast of bright colors. Her hands upturned as if she is asking a question The contrast between dark and light Half Submerged she becomes part of nature around her Value: The brightness of the flowers and green-ness creates a tone of peace. Whilst her pale face contrasts with the dark Ophelia is Millais's most popular work. Millais as...
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Artwork, such as paintings, can be a very delicate thing to produce, imagine, and understand. Not everyone can make a wonderful masterpiece nor can we all make the same exact replica of one piece of art. Every piece of art is different and unique and that is the beauty of creativity. One creative artwork would be Nighthawks by Edward Hopper. It is a 1942 oil painting that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. The period in which...
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Despite the cheap and orthodox later works of the French realism artist Gustave Courbet, he has made some extraordinary and excellent paintings in his prime time such that the modern era reached the peak of realistic photographic paintings. Extraordinary to an extent as if they were from the lens of a camera. Anyone who calls himself confidently “The realist Courbet” was surely taken as someone with great skills and vision. However, we can say that during that time when Courbet...
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Monet spent the summer of 1867 with his family at Sainte-Adresse, a seaside resort near Le Havre. Claude Monet’s Garden at Sainte-Adresse initially appears to be a painting of leisure. The painting’s charming subject and brilliant colours disguise the more complex issues of pictorial depiction that Monet introduces (The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000). Such that his piece does not only share the delight of looking–a passive or subconscious activity–but it also allows the audience to see–an act of devoting...
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Every child enjoys painting or drawing. It doesn't really matter if the outcome is an exact replica of reality because at that precise instant reality is in the artist's thoughts. They are both artists while they draw, and they will each pause to take in their own creations. They are already artists, thus they don't want to change. Every one of us harbors the inner artist who has a vision of the world that is expressed via our emotions and...
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The Road to Versailles, Louveciennes: The Morning Frost The painting that I chose for this analysis is The Road to Versailles, Louveciennes: The Morning Frost by Camille Pissaro. This painting was done in 1871 when Camille Pissaro lived in the Parisian suburb of Louveciennes. Pissaro completed several other paintings depicting this same street during different seasons while they lived here. The medium of this painting is oil paint on canvas, and the finished painting is twelve and seven-eighths inches by...
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Using Audrey Flack’s ‘World War II (Vanitas)’, I hope to outline the ways in which visual culture and art historical interpretations of images might differ, and the ways in which they might overlap. First, I will evaluate this painting from an Art History perspective, and then I will go on to critique it using my knowledge of Visual and Cultural studies. After looking at both approaches, I intend to present both the similarities, and differences, between the disciplines of Art...
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‘Out of studies and observations of his own features – laughing, terrified, grimacing – and of his torso, which he apparently saw in three-quarter length in his mirror, Caravaggio invented his imaginary portrait…of the frightened effeminate boy bitten by a lizard’ In 1955 Walter Friedländer published his seminal work, Caravaggio Studies; a monograph that included comments on the life and works of Caravaggio, a catalogue raisonné listing all paintings attributed to the artist, and reprints of biographies and documents relating...
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Samuel Peploe Samuel Peploe was a Scottish impressionist artist born in Edinburgh in the 1800s. He was noted for his still life work and for being a part of a group of four painters called the Scottish colorists. Influences From 1893 to 1894, Samuel peploe studied at the Scottish academy schools. Studying here influenced his work greatly and began his passion for landscapes and still life, which could be seen throughout his work for his whole artistic career. These motives...
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After visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, three paintings particularly caught the eye. With a focus on the development of American portraits from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century, the first painting that stood out was Paul Revere, by John Singleton Copley, created in 1768. The next portrait is Self-Portrait, by Ellen Day Hale, which was painted in 1885. This painting represents the development that American artists were undergoing through the nineteenth century. Lastly, Woman In a...
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When my parents first migrated to Australia, we lived in an area which was largely populated by Chinese immigrants. Naturally, I was influenced by Chinese culture and grew to enjoy their, food, culture and social interactions. Many Chinese migrants opened shops which displayed Chinese writing and symbolisms. I was fascinated by these writings and the unique symbols and would try to replicate them as a child creating secret meanings for different patterns only I understood. Not only did I practice...
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In this part of the portfolio, I am going to start by introducing the artist and then I going to analyze the two artifacts that I chose and demonstrate my approach. I have always admired Picasso as an artist and felt attached to his work , The Picasso Museum in Malaga [which is where I am also from], which houses some of his less-known pieces such as his painted plates is one of the very first museums I visited and...
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Description In Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait there can be seen the artist standing on a stone/grave like pedestal with writing engraved on it, Kahlo is wearing a pink frilly dress that almost covers her feet, she is wearing cream white gloves that end just past her elbow, around her neck she is wearing a necklace that has red beads with three green leaf-like beads attached to it. Kahlo has her hair done up in a braided halo and is wearing makeup...
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Emersonian Essay Imagine if no one followed the rules. Everyone would not care and people would speak up to what they truly believe in. This world would be completely different. We wouldn't have to walk around with a fake mask just to fit in. Although that would be great, I think it would be awhile until that happens. With not all of us being like that, there are a few people that are; and one of those people is Frida...
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“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream,” Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent Van Gogh was an artist who shaped the way of art in the late 1800’s. He used his art to give things with little meaning a story. Even if one is unfamiliar with art and artists, Van Gogh is an artist that almost everyone has heard of. He was born March 30th, 1853 in the Netherlands. He didn’t...
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Introduction I chose The House of the Deaf Woman and the Belfry at Eragny by Camille Pissarro, which I viewed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This museum is filled with a lot of history and culture by different artwork done by diverse artists touching on a wide range of themes in the society. from the entrance, I had this excitement that could not go away especially when I set my eyes on the piece of art of my choice....
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Artist Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) was known as one of the most remarkable, influential and innovative artists in the 20th century. He was known for diverging between styles so incredibly different that it seems like his works are a combination of many different artists, he was a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, etching artist and writer but he mainly mastered painting. Picasso was involved in the Modern art period which extended from roughly from the...
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Roger van der Weyden his known for his Flemish painting style and he was active during the 15th century. He was involved in the Northern Renaissance and was active in places such as Brussels, Florence, and Ferrara. He followed the footsteps of two great painters, Robert Campin, and Jan Van Eyck who acted as his role models at the time. However, what made his paintings unique and different is the use of color in both the outside and the interior...
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The work of the 'Two Fridas' is inordinately symbolic of her life, and the times of hardships and struggles she experienced. The surrealist work was painted in 1939 and is the largest scale work Kahlo had created. This work is an oil painting on canvas, 173 by 173cm. It is a symbolic piece; and Kahlo has clearly used the technique of symbolism, to convey the message of duality. She painted this like most of her pieces with a force of...
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The theme of Identity incorporates several aspects in multiple disciplines. According to the Cambridge Dictionary Identity means who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others: IDENTITY In-text: (Identity, 2021) Your Bibliography: In Cambridge Dictionary. 2021. Identity. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 May 2021].Research highlights that in most cases, identity refers to the way we perceive and express ourselves such as race, heritage, or sex. Many artists use their work as...
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Mona Lisa portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci has been described. Visual description: Creation: The subject is seen from a frontal position and is situated on a balcony. Her face emerges against two particular regions out of sight: a civilized landscape and a fanciful one. Also, the fact that the eyewitness has a birds-ey perspective of this view, there is harmony between the figure and scene. Mona Lisa is wearing plain apparel which is particularly not...
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Two well-known artworks will be discussed: Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring. Both paintings come from two well-known artists. One in the Early Renaissance period, Leonardo Da Vinci the Italian Painter, and the other was Johannes Vermeer the Dutch painter of the Baroque period. Leonardo Da Vinci painted Mona Lisa and Johannes Vermeer painted Girl with a Pearl Earring. The two pieces depict several rich colors, but both paintings have two very different styles of artwork from different...
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Frida Kahlo was an acknowledged Mexican artist, actually one of Mexico’s best. She is remembered for her phenomenal work, specializing in self-portraits with her bold color choices. She is celebrated in Mexico as she brought attention towards the Mexican culture throughout her artworks, and also for her representation of feminism. One of Frida’s most famous portraits is “The Broken Column”, which redefined the nature of art and signified her as a strong artist. “The Broken Column” was painted in 1944....
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Through the creation of differing backgrounds, contrasting perspectives among people shape how the system of human society works. Having to be raised in certain ways with distinguished experiences, it is evident that people have various views on concepts. These different perceptions can be expressed in the form of literature and artwork. For example, the poems, ‘Before I Got My Eye Put Out’ and ‘We Grow Accustomed to the Dark’ by Emily Dickinson, depicts the advantages and beauty in blindness that...
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Having died only four years apart from each other, it seems inevitable that these two extremely influential artists would have had some striking similarities in their work, from their preferred media to their actual subject matter; the large host of struggles they faced led them on a surprisingly similar path, depicting their own mental illness through painting. My practical work is what has led me to writing this essay today. My work has gone from an exploration of sinister, nightmarish...
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