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Advances in Art - ... The process of applying makeup is even considered an art if you are broad minded. The appliers are called makeup ‘”artists’’. Not everyone can apply makeup flawlessly (Fields). Therefore, a makeup artist stands out from the crowd. They express themselves with their brushes, instead of a violin. This is how far the recognition of individual art has come. This is what fascinates me so much about the whole idea of art. It gives everyone an individual way to express their thoughts. It gives us a chance to show the world how we really feel, but in a unique way....   [tags: Art ]
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Public Art - Public Art “Any drawn line that speaks about identity, dignity, and unity is art,” (Chaz Bojorquey) is a statement that I agree with. Art is perceived differently from all people based on their culture, religion, personal taste, and many other factors. I believe that as long as what has been created is meaningful to either the creator or even to somebody that is viewing it, it should be considered art. Art in the public is a very controversial subject that brings up the important question of, “Should public art be considered as real art,” personally I think that it should be....   [tags: Art] 852 words
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Land Art - Land Art is created by combining art and nature in a complex way. Land art is also known as Earth Art or Earthworks. This art is designed directly in the physical landscapes with the help of natural substances and organic media like leaves, stones, soil, rocks, water, logs, etc. Mechanical earth moving equipment is also used by few artists. Artists show their reaction against industrialization and urbanization through the land art. Before the origin of modern land art, it has been already created by artists for last centuries....   [tags: Art]
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Environmental Art - ... This piece was created to help show people how the earth can relate to art. Heizer’s piece “the city” is still a work in progress and has been a life-long project that is somewhere in the Nevada Desert. The site can not be visited by people yet since Heizer is still working on it. He is using “The complexes are made mostly of earth, and were inspired in part by Native American traditions of mound-building and the ancient cities of Central and South America.” Heizer states in regards to the City as, “I'm building this work for later....   [tags: Art ]
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African Art - African Art African Art does not have specific date to which it evolved because most early African Art was carved in wood, which perished quickly. This is why most art dates from the 19th and early 20th century. Many 20th century artists admired and collected pieces of African Art. They enjoyed the bold color, expression, and form that produced a new beginning in art history. African Art was mostly dedicated to life affirming activities such as healing, pleasure, protection, and transformation....   [tags: Art]
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Readymade Art - In 1915 the concept of “readymade” art was introduced by Marcel Duchamp when he took an ordinary snow shovel and painted the title In advance of the broken arm. He had previously turned a wheel up-side down and attached it to a stool, creating a piece he called Bicycle wheel. This was also considered a “readymade.” A “readymade” by Duchamp is “an ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist.” Duchamp produced many of these “readymades,” but it his readymade entitled Fountain that we will be discussing here....   [tags: Art ]
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Art & Liberty - ... Rebellion can be observed here in its pure state and in its original complexities. (Camus, 1956, 252)” An apparent example of art as revolt is graffiti, though the connection between the two (art and revolt) is more fundamental than civil disobedience. “…, art … is a means to counter the oppressive self-denial caused by society.” (Millett-Gallant, 2010). Artistic motion, such as it is in Millett-Gallant’s assertion, is a necessary element in man’s attempt to understand the world, where the ideal is imposed on the reality in order to liberate from, by revolt, the perceived incongruities of nature and the un-cognizable confines of chaos....   [tags: Art ]
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Postmodern Art - ... In for him safe environment of his story, Borges tried to demonstrate that by eye same art work, created in different time, in different environment, and by different person can carry completely different meaning to the reader. The other dimension is that the same work will not be received and understood in the same way by the two different social groups, or even individuals. The reason is similar as when the artwork is created. The understanding of the work itself is influenced by the social environment of the recipient....   [tags: Art ]
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Brutalism in Art - ... Expressionist: This is perhaps the most eye-catching style from all. The style’s characteristic contains distorted shapes, use of concrete, lack of symmetry. The style reflects the emotion of the artist, hence the term. Brutalism: Brutalism flourished in Europe (England) in the mid-to-late 20th Century, after World War II. This style was needed since communities needed a low-cost architecture to rebuild the cities. History of Brutalism Brutalism flourished in the 50s, in Europe. The term comes from the French phrase Béton Brut which means “raw concrete”....   [tags: Art] 1098 words
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The Masterminds of Art - ... They also both received a lot of inspiration from the bible, they both studied anatomy, and physiology to improve their artwork Leonardo did it for painting and Michelangelo did it for sculptures. When studying the anatomy they were watching the muscle and body movements. Both artists had their own unique style that resulted in Mannerisms, which resulted in the next major movement in Western art. In addition, they both were artists of the Renaissance and wanted to restore art back to the original glory the way it was in Rome....   [tags: Art]
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The Art of Benin - ... The definition of the movement in 1938 by Robert Goldwater stated: ‘the assumption that the further one goes back – historically, psychologically or aesthetically – the simpler things become; and that because they are simpler they are more profound, more important and more valuable’ (Goldwater in Danson Brown, 2008, p65). The problem with the Benin art was that it was too much like the traditional ‘Fine Art’ of post-Renaissance Europe. To the Avant-garde it was far too much like ‘old fashioned’ works they were trying to get away from and tainted by ‘civilised’ influence....   [tags: Art ]
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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art - As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]
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Himalayan Art - ... (“Historical Narrative: Shantarakshita”). Moreover, a stack of books is plainly visible to the right, on Shantarakshita’s left side. Thus, the position of his left hand can be associated with vitarka, the teaching mudra in which the palm is turned outward and the thumb and point fingers form a circle. Therefore, the clothes and body language of Shantarakshita depict him as a guru and a teacher. Above this central figure, to the right is Buddha and to the left is Shantarakshita’s teacher from India....   [tags: Art] 1772 words
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Art Analysis - Though most works of art have some underlying, deeper meaning attached to them, our first impression of their significance comes through our initial visual interpretation. When we first view a painting or a statue or other piece of art, we notice first the visual details – its size, its medium, its color, and its condition, for example – before we begin to ponder its greater significance. Indeed, these visual clues are just as important as any other interpretation or meaning of a work, for they allow us to understand just what that deeper meaning is....   [tags: Art] 965 words
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The Art of Drawing - ... Barley uses layers in his drawing which he says expresses “the way in which the other perceives and through that, maybe, personal meaning is attached.....or not.” Artworks from his contemporary drawing series have been inspired from “personal as well as spontaneous circumstances of the unexpected and the unseen” which really unrestricts his drawing to always push barriers into the unknown image. Barley uses charcoal and graphite, erasers, sandpaper, scalpel, dremmel, water, white spirit and fixative all to distress his works to give a dark confronting image of the unknown....   [tags: Art ]
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Art History - In the early 1700s, the monarchies failures at finance, national debt, involvement in multiple wars with little care given to veterans and rising unemployment inflamed the people. When coupled with the monarchies lifestyles of lavish spending on countless mistresses, flouting morals, excessive parties at court, and political favors, the popularity of royalty was quickly disintegrating. The irresponsibility of the aristocracy was no longer ignored, and a movement was beginning. This set the stage for political change....   [tags: Art ] 502 words
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Art as Expression - ... The viewer observes that this is a painting of what appears to be outside the window, or is it. We are forced to trust the artist and believe outside the window is this landscape, when it could really be an urban or rainy scene. Magritte is trying to tell the viewers that they tend to believe the artist, because they are the artists, when they should ask questions about the representation and interpretation. The human mind is faulty, because it forces us to see what we ‘know’ rather than to think deeper....   [tags: Art ]
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Art Review - The designer that I have decided to compare my work to is named David Bailey. He works for Mount Pleasant, which is an illustration/design firm operated out of Manchester, England. Bailey creates posters, album artwork, comics, and personal work (http://www.itsmountpleasant.com/). The poster was created for the Melvins, a punk band originating during the mid-1980s (http://www.themelvins.net/atb.shtml), and their European tour in 2008. He says that he made the letters look slimy because he thought the Melvins sounded like slime (Fingerprint)....   [tags: Art] 687 words
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Deceiving Art - ... Relating to Figure 2, it has it’s similarities in the respect that the picture gives the same confusion as to whatever way you perceive the image to be, you cannot be certain that you are correct. The image does have a different contrast with figure 2; figure 3 is signifying the possibility of different worlds where as figure 2 is representing the relativity theory of gravitational fields and confusion of the mind. Figure 3 Another world (other world) Figure 4 Metamorphosis ‘Metamorphosis’ (1939-40) is a very interesting piece created by M....   [tags: art]
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Art: Comparison and Contrast of 19th Century Art - ... Due to the levels of lightning one can see that the picture is divided into three horizontal parts: the top (dark, but not as dark as the bottom of the painting); the middle is the lightest; and the bottom is the darkest. This means that he used what he learned about the Dutch style and mixed it with his personal style thus we have a whole new way of seeing his point of view. The second painting, “The Campo Santo, Venice”, was done by Joseph Mallord William Turner. He was born in London on April 23, 1775....   [tags: Art]
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The Many Forms of Art - Throughout the cultural history of man, objects have been created to entertain, record, confront, enrich, clarify, communicate, reveal, to order and disorder, with or without a purpose. Yet the definition of what is art is obscure, we are able to recognise for ourselves but not express concisely what art is. Art has ‘a complicated network of overlapping series of similarities’ (Law, 2003) however there is not one feature that all art has in common. The classification of Art does not fit into the classic logic argument where to be defined as art the object must have a stated characteristic, as in the manner of classifying a dog, computer, house or boat....   [tags: Art] 1145 words
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Digital vs. Traditional Art - ... Both disciplines rely heavily on good hand-eye co-ordination. Graphic art has the advantage of an "undo" button. The ability to erase a mistake does not make a graphic artist less of an artist. While traditional has the advantage of being immersive and messy. Sometimes, there is nothing more satisfying than taking a piece of chalk or crayon and putting a mark with your hand. It is infinitely more difficult to place your mark correctly in programs such as Lightwave or Blender. Both forms of art can be highly frustrating and highly rewarding by turns....   [tags: Art]
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The Importance of Art Education - ... Critiquing involves students assessing one another on the success or inadequacy of artworks through a sequence of steps. The first step asks students to describe the work as they see it to provide their initial impression. The second step is then to analyze it which encourages students to understand the relationships between the elements and principles of art (How).Thirdly, students must interpret the artwork by examining what the meaning behind the creation is and then finally they will evaluate the success or failure of the piece providing useful teaching through objective and subjective means (How)....   [tags: Art]
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Art: A Tool for Change - ... This is what is meant by innovation through art. Art makes people ask the big questions, questions that concern the world around them, the most fundamental social and physical laws. Controversial subjects like religion, sex, and the big questions of human existence such as ‘why am I here?’, ‘who am I?’ and so on, are all broached by art. The limits of art are tested almost regularly, and with this experimentation, society’s perceptions of what is considered art, what is considered beautiful and acceptable, are challenged....   [tags: Art ]
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Revolutionary Work of Art - ... Masses have come to accept and prefer an artificial art to the real one. Technological reproducibility influences individual experience and responses to a work of art. Equally, the masses make one feel that one cannot experience art in a tactical manner; rather, one can experience art in a place that is easily accessible. Thus, technological reproducibility has created a new desire to increase the creativity of the masses. In order words, since art is moved from a secluded place to an accessible place for masses to view, then the masses have the opportunity to expand their imagination and they are free to reproduce an artwork....   [tags: Art ]
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Accepting All Art - Art encompasses everything. It is such a broad subject that it can be found in the most bizarre places - like a house's structural wall built out of beer cans. Artists are always trying to push boundaries and think outside the canvas, as it were. After all, why create art that has already been done. The inherent problem with this is that now, because so much has already been done, everyone wants the excuse to call anything art. Worse – society's etiquette teaches us that we should be accepting of it because of its status as “art”....   [tags: Art] 864 words
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Art, Liberation, Rebellion and Relevance - ... On the subject of reduction as it pertains to art and science, Carl Jung elucidates the essential opposition between art and science; any attempt to reduce one to the other would not,”reach any underlying principle of their unity but merely an earlier, undifferentiated state in which no separate activities yet exist. (1976, 302-303)” This, logically, applies to the biological reduction of art and is therefore a useless exercise when addressing art proper. The intimacy between art and psyche however has relevance to this paper....   [tags: Art ]
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Tolstoy's "What Is Art?" - ... It is important to Wordsworth that the author of the work express emotions that the common man can relate to. It is fundamental to Tolstoy, as with Wordsworth, that the work be accessible and understandable to all people. This is why Tolstoy supposed that music is the greatest of all mediums to unite humanity. An example of artistic simplification is given when he speaks about the pure beauty of melody. It is when the artist begins to add nuances and harmonies to the melody that the work becomes inaccessible to the unlearned ear, thus isolating a portion of the audience....   [tags: Art]
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LA County Museum of Art - ... Fig I: Tile Fig II: Calligraphy (Photos retrieved from www.lacma.org/islamic_art/islamic.htm) Analysis of the Artworks The artwork entitled Figure I represents glazed stone while the calligraphy illustrated by Figure II is a painting. Stylistic analysis is all about comparing and contrasting two artworks, and trying to find the resemblance they have towards one another (Fitzpatrick 6). Going back to our two Islamic artworks, that is, the two illustrations above, we can compare and contrast them to find out their similarities and differences and make inferences about them, for purposes of grouping them....   [tags: Art ]
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Creativity in Various Art Forms - ... Modern art was a philosophy, impressions and emotions. It was considered out of reach for those who were considered uneducated and unrefined. It was also expensive and reached mainly the wealthy clientele. As defined by, ‘Encyclopedia Britannica,’ …[P]ainting, sculpture, architecture, and graphic arts characteristic of the 20th century and of the later part of the 19th century. Modern art embraces a wide variety of movements, theories, and attitudes whose modernism resides particularly in a tendency to reject traditional, historical, or academic forms and conventions in an effort to create an art more in keeping with changed social, economic, and intellectual conditions....   [tags: Art ]
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Religion Expressed Through Art - Religion through art form provides us with a vision into a realm of heavenly beauty. Religion provides us with a sense of spirit fulfilment. It is only through worship and devotion that we feel connected to God. The practice of devotion and worship takes place in churches and cathedrals. It is these places that help us gain knowledge and a deeper more spiritual meaning of God. The churches and cathedrals are the very foundation of religious practice and devotion to God in my opinion. They are known as temples, ceremonial places, and are places of worship to God....   [tags: Art] 2541 words
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LA County Museum of Art - ... Going back to our two Islamic artworks, that is, the two illustrations above, we can compare and contrast them to find out their similarities and differences and make inferences about them, for purposes of grouping them. These two artworks have some things in common, like they are all Islamic artworks, they all have their origin associated with the 15th century, they are complements, in that calligraphy was used to inscribe on tiles, and that they are all beautifying patterns that were sometimes used on walls....   [tags: Art ]
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The Rauschenberg Art Piece - At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Rauschenberg art piece was definitely one form of art I once did not consider to be art. The artwork is not exactly a painting to me but certainly an illustration of something that is connected to real day to day objects. It was created by the artist Robert Rauschenberg in 1954. It is oil on canvas painting which is eighty by ninety six in size and the materials used are oil, paper, fabric and metal which are all on wood. It looks quite messy, with materials like newspapers, cut out fabrics, the colors’ drips and how they are splashed around....   [tags: Art] 923 words
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Impressionist effects on Modern Art - ... The scandals that he was saddled with were not truly due to his nonconformist styles, but instead the subject matter and references in his work. He emphasized the interpretation of painting as the organization of paint areas on a canvas apart from its function as representation. Manet most all ways wandered from conventional, academic themes. His various works drew attention, and his career was overwhelmed at times with scandal. Manet's painting 'The Picnic' was received with controversy and an even greater scandal was attributed to Olympia, shown in1865....   [tags: art]
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Langa's Art Analysis - In Chapter 3 of her book Langa looks at 1930s prints of labor-related images as part of her larger project of offering a more nuanced reading of 1930s prints as active social documents on which the multiple and contradictory forces shaping America at the time found a visual outlet. She thus places these images within a larger socio-historical context to expand our understanding of what she prefers to call “social viewpoint, ” as opposed to “social realist,” prints by looking at them as multidimensional cultural artifacts....   [tags: Art] 1011 words
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Art: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder - Visit any major museum of art, at any given time, and one could find an abundance of monumental names listed on tiny plaques hanging next to even more recognizable works of art. The excitement felt by any art enthusiast when walking into these buildings of time and creation, is undeniable and especially unique. Could it be the atmosphere of the building, the presence of artwork, the people, possibly the grandeur of the space, or perhaps, could it be the spirit of the artists themselves, peering through the work they created....   [tags: Art]
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Rococo Art in Europe and America - ... In the Rococo period in Italy, people found it very popular to take “grand tours” of Europe, which meant mainly Italy. This “grand tour” included the cities of Rome, Venice, Naples and eventually Pisa, Milan, Bologna and many others. Wealthy citizens of other European countries often went on the Grand Tour to elevate their own prestige. Artists took advantage of this, painting scenes of the places on tourist’s itineraries. Tourists would then purchase these paintings, which were also known as vedutes, or scenic paintings of Venice....   [tags: Art]
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Fine Art, Fashion and Design - ... I believe that fashion is built upon art and culture of an entire era, simply by these prime examples of designers work. The two designers that I will be using for my discussion, on whether their work relates to fine art will be Coco Chanel and John Galliano. Firstly Coco Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer, born in 1883 where fashion was a symbol of social status. Rich men would lavish their wives in fine craftsmanship, which expressed how wealthy they were. Being in the Edwardian period, Fashion was characterized by huge mutton sleeves that ballooned above the elbow and tiny, clinched waistlines accentuated by sashes of ribbons....   [tags: Art]
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Futurism: An Extinct Art Movement - ... As World War I went on, behind the scenes, Italian Futurism came to an end. With the hope of modernizing the society and economy, many Italian Futurists instinctively supported the rise of Fascism in Italy, which was still torn between the industrial revolution in the north and the rural, archaic landscape of the south. After years in the making, Marinetti had finally established the Futurist Political Party in early 1918. This party shortly thereafter merged with Mussolini’s Fasci di combattimento regime....   [tags: Art]
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Breakthroughs in the Evolution of Art - Throughout history, art has been ever-changing. There are four main periods that I believe made breakthroughs in the evolution of art. Firstly, I will talk about Baroque, which is dark and emotional, that definitely reflects the political tensions during that time. Next, I will talk about Romanticism, which is based more on nature and outdoors. This period also showcases artwork that is light, happy, and more imaginative than previous periods. Then, I will show how Impressionism artwork is light and rather carefree....   [tags: Art ]
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Meaning Mishaps and the Nature of Art - Have you ever been confused about the purpose or meaning behind a certain piece of art. In my opinion, art is viewed many different ways. The artist will create a piece of art with a certain intended meaning, but it will most likely not be viewed in that way. When a spectator views a piece of art, they take into account their past experiences, and since everyone has gone through different things, their interpretations are different, as you can imagine. The nature of art is created when the artist intends one thing, but the spectator sees the art differently; and therefore changes the meaning when they spread their personal opinions....   [tags: art, ] 1294 words
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Seven Days in the Art World - ... Thornton describes Obrist in an abstract and awkward way, later realizing his creative judgment. Examining the words ‘manic visitor,’ in detail, it can be perceived that Thornton felt out of place; uncomfortable with Obrist’s different personality. While growing to know him, Thornton realizes that he is just more outgoing than anything. On the moral spectrum, when Thornton uses the word ‘creative,’ she places Obrist on the generally good side of this spectrum. Instantly this gives a positively biased opinion....   [tags: Art] 1005 words
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The Art of Pacita Abad - ... The former home of the artist has been turned into a beautiful retreat; Proceeds from which go to Batanes heritage conservation efforts and to the youth artists living on the island. Undoubtedly, Abad’s works will continue to inspire creativity. Her knowledge of materials, tools and techniques developed from a lifetime of experimentation will provide wisdom to current and future artists. In particular, Abad’s Trapunto style provides an interesting low relief quality to painting; A term that she coined from the Italian trapungere meaning to stuff and stitch....   [tags: Art ]
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The Changing Art of Wayang Theater - Introduction The first time I came across Wayang Kulit, its ghostly forms left a lasting impression on me. At a time when animation is exploring unparalleled new arenas of realism, it is amazing that these comparatively simple, silhouetted puppets were able to be so memorable. As I delved into my research on this subject matter, I found that this ancient Indonesian art form has transformed and been transformed by the various cultures it touches. At the same time, however, the decline in popularity of this art form among Indonesians has traditionalists worried....   [tags: Art ]
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Art, Design and Culture - ... Eagle knights were soldiers of the sun, as the eagle was the symbol of the sun and were the most feared on the battlefield. Eagle knights were afforded many rights and privileges that commoners were not and held a position almost in-line with nobility. They were ornately adorned when going to battle as a symbol of their rank and ferocity. The artisan mimics the eagle-beaked helmets worn by the knights on the warrior carved into the wooden handle of the knife. The handle of the knife is covered in a mosaic consisting of turquoise, shell, and malachite all of which were used as a form of currency in Aztec society....   [tags: Art]
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The Chapel of Vence: Art and Enlightenment - The Chapel of Vence: Art and Enlightenment Best known for his use of color, Henri Matisse cleverly cultivated his status as a modern artist using many different styles of painting from Impressionism to Fauvism. The artwork of Matisse has been a milestone in the history of painting. Henri Matisse’s self-proclaimed masterpiece, however, a chapel in Vence, France, is a small, minimalist building. The amalgamation of modern art and the sacred creates a unique spiritual experience in that it welcomes Christians and non-Christians alike to appreciate the artist’s religious symbolism....   [tags: Art] 999 words
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Paraskeva Clark's Wartime Art - Before World War II women were labeled as inferior and incapable compared to men in the Canadian workforce. The women’s traditional role as homemaker reflected the social norms, and values of the time. Change came during World War II when Women temporarily filled non-traditional roles in the wartime labour force and society (MacIvor 14). The entrance of women into society and out from their roles as homemakers was monumental as it was the first time women were seen as capable individuals, held paid positions, and proved they could do “man’s work”....   [tags: Art]
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Rape in Romanesque Art - ... In my research I also found a floor mosaic of the story. There are significant differences in each of these works compared to the capital. The bronze work features a statue of Ganymede that seems manlier and less boyish than the Vézelay Ganymede. He reaches vertically toward the eagle, gesturing to the sky, and does not seem to fear the eagle. There are no other figures other than a small dog at the ground. The Olympian statuary also features a Ganymede that is fearless. In this piece, however, there is no eagle, and instead it is Jupiter who is holding Ganymede in his arm....   [tags: Art]
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Reflecting The Viewpoints of Time in Art - Throughout history, ideals such as heroism and patriotism as well as concepts such as war and violence, have acquired different connotations. During the 19th century, they had a positive connotation. With the occurrence of revolutions war and violence was justified under the ideals of patriotism and heroism. During the 21st century, society began to was in the process of developing a more sophisticated view. The century was even more violent than the 19th century with conflicts such as the world wars and in particular the Vietnam War....   [tags: Art] 1124 words
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The Importance of Art - Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,] 647 words
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Pop Art - ... It's just a barbecue that pushed me too far” . When seeing the art show his wife Marge, who aspired to be an artist in high school, fails to come to terms with the fact that this could be called ‘Art’ “I just can't believe people are paying millions of dollars for something some hillbilly dug out of the trash” . Homer sells a piece and the exhibitioner proclaims "Congratulations, Homer. You're now a professional artist" . His second show is a complete and utter failure. As he looks for inspiration and to pin point where he went wrong he visits an art gallery....   [tags: Art History]
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Before Our Eyes: The Collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art - ... The colors remind make one think of autumn, and the birds are graceful and comely. The Crouching Lion (Room 240), sculpted by an unknown Greek artist in 400 B.C., is quite impressive. Later, when I stopped to look at some “miscellaneous items” a small, hematite Frog (Room 203), stood out to me. The hematite frog was made in Sumeria around 3,000 B.C. A chalice of sorts bearing the name Ibex (Room 236), was a fascinating Persian/Iranian piece of metalwork from 500 B.C. Though I have been to the MIA frequently, it was interesting to see the Doryphoros after studying more art in depth....   [tags: Art]
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