Preview
Click here for more Narrative Essays
Preview

My Passion for Art Essay

No Works Cited
Length: 538 words (1.5 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Orange      
Open Document




- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Imagine a rather large canvas, comprised of millions of tiny dots that have been strategically placed to form brilliant shapes and shadows. Such is the technique of pointillism, created by nineteenth century artist Georges Seurat, where points of pure color are grouped together to give off the appearance of a solid figure. My absolute favorite of his works is the popular "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", a large mural depicting a social gathering in a park setting. The artist's dedication to use this technique is truly inspiring and somewhat unbelievable. Nevertheless, this piece of art has inspired me to attain perseverance and work to achieve my goals.

 

I first saw this painting in May of 1999 when I was visiting Notre Dame for my sister's graduation. At first I thought that this painting was similar to all the others in The Art Institute of Chicago, but as I proceeded closer I realized that it was composed entirely out of small dots of paint. It was simply breathtaking. I had never seen this technique before, especially on such a grand scale. During this time I was ...


Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper

Need Writing Help?

Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.

Check your paper »







This essay is 100% guaranteed.


Title Length Color Rating  
A Passion for Art and Coffee Essay - Jazz music and aromas of vanilla and espresso bean pervade the air half a block before I reach the entrance of the shop. Creamy white trim outlines large, glass window panes beyond which one can glimpse into the interior of the Midnight Rooster. Framed photographs, some color depictions African tribal members and others in black and white of derelict shacks and barns, adorn the gently-hued walls. Overstuffed armchairs and a black leather couch encompass a coffee table laden with New Yorker magazines and a chess board....   [tags: small business, entrepreneur] 1578 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay about The Art of Film Making is My Passion - I recently took a trip down to Tennessee with my family over the summer. This was our first time going down to Tennessee, and also our first time going this far down south. We rented a giant log cabin high in the hills in Wears Valley. On this cabin, there was a long, wrap-around porch on the second floor, with an incredible view of the top of the mountains in the distance. It was a fantastic trip, and I wanted to bring the whole thing home with me, so I did. My parents brought our video camera, and, me, being a film major, ferociously volunteered to be the cameraman for the duration of the trip....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1270 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay about An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion - An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion The period following the Renaissance focused the human attention toward the beauty of nature. It was man’s turn to be part of the nature and not the other way around. The term picturesque—or “compared to a picture” as Michael Woods defines it — defines new characteristics of the art from this period. This period, “An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion,” had a dual nature—rational, responsive to reason, but also anti-rational, responsive to emotion. “Making one’s way through the intellectual history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one must be aware of the shifting meaning of such words as rationalism, naturalism, classicism, romanticism....   [tags: Art History]
:: 1 Works Cited
1149 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on Is Art Dead? - Is Art Dead. I have been given a lot of grief about my choice to further my education in the fine arts. I have been told that I should not follow my passion, because it will leave me with very few job options. I have been told that even if I am lucky enough to find a job that the pay will be terrible. I have been told that I should obtain a career that doesn't interest me just for the sake of a salary. Well, I hope to prove those naysayers wrong, I might not be pursuing a career that is renowned for being “stable,” but I am pursuing my passion....   [tags: fine arts, passion, career in arts]
:: 4 Works Cited
975 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
When you Combine your Passion with Your Job Essay - I come from a conservative family which still believes art and entertainment can only be a recreation rather than a full time career. It has been a life long struggle for me to make my parents understand that I wanted a career that I am passionate about, rather than just a well paid and prestigious job. Although, my mom pushed me to do my engineering degree rather than art, architecture or fashion (which was my interest at that time when I came out of high school), my parents did appreciate my creativity and allowed me to pursue my passion in addition to my studies....   [tags: art, drawing, artist] 862 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Essay on Seven Days in the Art World - Sarah Thornton has described, in detail, various people during her experience in the art world. Her description of each individual is supposed to be of an unbiased opinion. While reading, it is shown that such writing is not always presented; leading the readers to have a biased opinion formed for them. This is shown as she stumbled on Hans Ulrich Obrist; an art curator, historian, and critic. Thornton quickly jumped to a conclusion of Obrist’s attitude towards the art world; making her “nonjudgmental participant observer” (Thornton 256) hard to come by....   [tags: Art] 1005 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Original Definition of Art Essay - My definition of art is imagination and passion expressed by creating a visual feature. I consider art to be a figurative of the imagination because everything starts with thought. People create life by thinking of ways to develop; this then creates art. It is as simple as watching a child draw a picture. I can recall imagining a picture in my head and expressing my thoughts on paper. The drawing did not come out as I imagined but it took me to a place and every time I saw the picture I thought about the vision I had created in my head....   [tags: Art, Definition]
:: 6 Works Cited
1479 words
(4.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
What is Passion? Essay - When the word passion comes to mine, the first word that many people associated the word passion with is love or desire. The word passion can take on many forms and have multiple meanings depend on the situation it is used in. According to the Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia, passion is described as any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. A strong affectionate feeling or desire (“Passion”). For me, passion takes on several meanings. Passion is having an undying love for another person....   [tags: emotion, hobby, relationship] 605 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Art, Liberation, Rebellion and Relevance Essay - The intention of this paper is to illuminate art as an adaptive tool in the sociological and psychological processes of rebellion and liberation and to illustrate that the inevitable function of art is to reveal, while exemplifying the importance of art in everyday life. What are the roles of art in rebellion and liberation; are these roles similar in kind and in scale from person to population and why does this matter. These are the questions that when answered will achieve the goal of this paper....   [tags: Art ]
:: 3 Works Cited
870 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Essay on What is Great Art? - What is Great Art. I wonder what Clyde Butcher would say to me if I were to ask him to explain to me exactly how he feels when he is experiencing the Everglades and taking the amazing photographs of this beautiful place. Would his words come anywhere close to expressing his passion for the Everglades and other natural areas as his photographs do. Would his words be an even better explanation and expression of his feelings towards the Everglades than his photographs. How about Marjory Stoneman Douglas....   [tags: Art Artistics Artist Essays] 1804 words
(5.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]