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Art History - EXTERNAL HISTORY: .Considered along with LAS MENINAS to be one of the most important masterpieces of DIEGO DE VELAZQUUEZ , as if final perido,this metological scene despits Minerra´s dispute with Arachne over weaving abilities.Traditionally cosidered to represent women working at the tapestry workshop of Santa Isable but it now prored that it is mythological subject.It was probably painted around 1657.The title of "THE SPINNERS",as it ispopularly known,is a later invention and seems to have been inspired by the women who are spinning in the foreground they were workers in the Santa Isabel tapestry factory in Madrid.This Velazquez painting, considered for a long...   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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art history - In the American wing of the Allentown art museum is a small painting that hits really close to home. It is called the View on the Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk. This is a genre scene that shows a small homestead in the foreground of a landscape of the Lehigh River. It was painted in 1862. View on the Lehigh River shows what life may have been like living along the Lehigh during that time. Critics have said his work “looks as European as it does American” (Gstavus1). Down the hall in the European wing a painting by Aert van der Neer called River Landscape by Moonlight....   [tags: essays research papers] 1342 words
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Art History of Central America - Art History of central America Chavin de Huantar was located in Peru and developed around 900 B.C. late in the Initial Period. At an elevation of 3,150 m., Chavin de Huantar was situated at the bottom of Cordillera Blanca’s eastern slopes, approximately halfway between tropical forests and coastal plains. At the intersection of major routes, Chavin de Huantar was in the position to control the routes, increase their exchange with others, and receive goods that were not natural to their area. Chavin de Huantar was an agricultural society, home to a fairly large population....   [tags: essays papers] 710 words
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Art History - Sexton 1 I. Phenomenological Description and Interpretation All five of the archetypal shapes are in my self-portrait. First of all, the outside appearance is that of a square of rectangle. I feel that people who do not know me do not perceive any of the characteristics that the other shapes represent. Stability is the only characteristic represented by the shapes that people perceive of me. Inside my stable world is a circle in the middle of the bottom of the box....   [tags: essays research papers] 1370 words
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Women, Art and Gender: A History - Women, Art and Gender: A History An old New Yorker cartoon depicts a group of prehistoric women painting images on the wall of a cave. One of the women suddenly pauses in her work and asks: “Does it strike anyone as weird that none of the great painters have ever been men?” (Heller, 1987) This, of course is a parody of the long-held assumption that all prehistoric art was created by men. Why should we assume this, when we don’t even know why this art was created, much less by whom. It is because for many centuries, we have been taught that all great art was the product of men, and that art created by women was merely an attempt to copy the masters that came before....   [tags: Papers] 2496 words
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Art Throughout History Across the World - Art Throughout History Across the World From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist's intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and the demands of the public....   [tags: Artists Pablo Picasso Egypt France Essays]
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History of the CAU Art Gallery - The CAU Art Gallery is a shining dedication to the black experience in the collective history of the US, and the world. The pieces contained within the CAU Art Gallery are of the finest quality and importance. The works are donated by friends of the institution and gifts given by patrons of the art world. Some of today’s most influential painters and artists have work on exhibition at the Art Gallery. The history of the CAU Art Gallery is both long and illustrious. In 1931, Hale Woodruff joined the faculty at the Atlanta University to help bolster the art program....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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The Attempts to Present English Art - The Attempts to Present English Art “Britain had one century of painting.” Elie Faure’s statement summarizes best what critics, art researchers and collectors haven’t had the space, the heart or the inspiration to say in their restless attempts to present English Art. WHY. To answer this question we must take into account more than history and documents, we must evaluate the essence, the soul of the creator, of the English man. Andrew Crawley describes in his book (“England”), the English people as being profoundly conservative.The English men feel, instinctively, that the present is not only the creation of the contemporaries,...   [tags: English Art Artists England History Essays]
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Jazz and It's History - Jazz and It's History Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest. This was also known as the era of the "lost generations," and the "flapper" with her rolled stockings, short skirts, and straight up-and-down look. They disturbed their elders in the casino, night clubs, and speakeasies that replaced the ballrooms of prewar days. Dancing became more informal - close of the nineteenth century in the unpleasant dance halls and whorehouses of the South and Midwest where the word Jazz commonly meant sexual intercourse....   [tags: Music Art Jazz History] 1259 words
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History of Brown vs. Board Through Art - History Through Art Brown vs. Board was a landmark case that changed America’s education forever. Some of these changes produced many opinions among the different states. One county even shut their public schools down for five years and posted signs blaming it on the Government. I am shocked that picture wasn’t in the exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum. Many of the featured artists have found their calling in capturing some aspects of the racial issue especially the equal education facet. The forms of painting and photography will remain in our world for many years and will help educate future generations on how those in our time coped with the feelings that racism brought to many of us....   [tags: Race Racial Segregation American History] 1264 words
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Italian Painters of The Renaissance - The Renaissance 15th Century Italian Painters: Art Appreciation The Renaissance: 15th Century Italian Painters. So the first of three painters were going to explore today will start with a painter from the early Renaissance is Martin Schongauer. The piece we are going to talk about is the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1480-1490. When you look at Schongauer’s work, who a son of a Goldsmith learned most of is skills from his father’s workshop. He became one of Italy’s Most highly esteemed painters with works like Temptation of Saint Anthony, Madonna im Rosenhag which were influenced by his idol Roger Van Wyden....   [tags: Art History] 1153 words
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Coleman Hawkins Reign during the Harelm Renaissance - Coleman Hawkins' Reign During the Harlem Renaissance A very big part of the 1920's was the Harlem Renaissance also known as the "New Negro Movement." It brought out the art, music, and literature side of most African American people. This took place in New York and during the 1920's and ended around the early 1940's. Coleman Hawkins was an African American figure during the Harlem Renaissance that sparked jazz music. A modern figure that resembles Coleman Hawkins is BB King, who continues to promote black culture....   [tags: Art History] 1649 words
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Art History Review on Monet´s The Grand Canal, Venice 1908 - Monet's use of color along with use of intricate brush strokes and composition is outstanding. The vast variations of brush strokes and color placement techniques are what make his work so unique and individual. Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 is a prime example of Monet's talents in these areas. The structure of the painting is very loose. There are few hard lines in the composition that represents solid structure. The curves in conjunction with the shades of color as well as light usage give the piece a mirage-like effect....   [tags: essays research papers] 1430 words
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Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt - Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt “Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt” a special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art concentrates on 70 portraits painted in Egypt during the first few centuries of Roman rule. Rome controlled Egypt as it controlled much else, through a policy of calculated multiculturalism. Egyptian customs were tolerated; Romans brought practices and beliefs of their own. Before long, things shaded together. The mummy paintings are traces of that process in action....   [tags: Egyptian Art History Essays] 486 words
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The Chinese Literati Painting Tradition - The Chinese Literati Painting Tradition One can not help but marvel at the beauty of the Chinese landscapes, the vast space, the intricacies, the imaginative structures, the subtle colorations. To a western eye they are beautiful but to the Chinese they are far more. The paintings embody or portray all aspects of Tao. The caligraphy and imagery in each painting take on spiritual significance. The artist-scholar can spend years searching for understanding in each work. This understanding he seeks is not just of the scene he sees but of universal structure and himself within it....   [tags: Art History Papers] 545 words
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Michelangelo's David - Michelangelo's David Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was a Florentine Sculptor, painter, poet, and architect. Based in Florence he started out as painter at the age of thirteen, apprenticed to Domenico Ghirlandaio, the leading fresco wall painter in Florence. But eventually his ambitions led to sculpture. Michelangelo had an ideal based on the physical expressiveness of the male nude.[1] Michelangelo sculpted in a Naturalistic style, its main characteristic being the depiction of subjects in a realistic manner....   [tags: Arts Paintings Art History] 371 words
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Romantic Composers - Romantic composers incorporated nationalism into their compositions through special instrumentation and use of local folk song themes. In many nations, they have a sense of individuality through the crafting of their own instruments. For instance the Spaniards had their own styles of stringed instruments and percussion (maracas, etc) and if a composer wanted to write music for a Spanish style, what would be more complete than to portray that style by using their folk instruments to give the song it's individual nationalistic flavor....   [tags: Music, Informative, Art History] 324 words
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Victorian Painting - Victorian Painting Victorian painting was made up of several schools including the Romantics, the Realists and the Pre-Raphaelites. Recurring topics included fallen women, fairies, family scenes, historical scenes, landscapes and portraits (Sporre 509-511; Victorian Web). Romantic painters focused on escaping the rules of classical composition and opening up painting to imagination and individual drama. It was not meant to be objective. The Romantics also discovered the power and importance of color as opposed to shape and form (Sporre 489-90)....   [tags: Art History Essays]
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Stonehendge - Stonehendge When you think of Stonehenge, you think of the Ancient Druid Civilization that supposedly built it, this is in fact not true. In this essay, I will show you the building of one of the most amazing art forms in history, as well as give some insight on legend. Certainly the best known of all megalithic sites, Stonehenge stands in isolation on the undulating chalk of Salisbury Plain, west of Amesbury, between the busy A303 and A344 roads. At first sight, this unique and enigmatic site appears smaller than imagined, but the tallest upright stone is 6.7m (22ft) high, with another 2.4m (8ft) below ground....   [tags: Architecture History Art Essays]
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David’s Oath of the Horatii - David’s Oath of the Horatii Painted in Rome in the style of Neo-Classicism, Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii is one of the better-known examples of art produced by this artist of eclectic styles. This painting was hailed as the manifesto of a new school based on the fervent study of the antique and a return to classical techniques in the late 18th century. In this painting, completed in 1785 as an oil on canvas, David (DA-VEED) successfully coalesces the nascent and confused ideology of the Neo-Classical movement in a dramatic portrayal of the Horatii brothers swearing their allegiance to the state as their father stands with swords held high for them to grasp....   [tags: Art Analysis History] 963 words
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The Ionic Column - The Ionic Column Throughout history, art has become the main source for entertainment, enlightenment, and acknowledgement. It entertains those who are bored in the everyday life. It enlightens those who seek another world and those who seek beauty with wild imaginations. It acknowleges those who seek development in nature and their own world. From the cave drawings of Paleolithic art in Lascaux , to the Ancient Egyptian pyramids, and to the classical Greek sculptures, art is a never ending cycle of productions and reproductions passed on from one generation to the next, and from one culture to the next....   [tags: Art Columns Architecture History Essays] 1988 words
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Greek And Roman Arches - Greek and Roman Arches and Architecture Architectural designs changed greatly since the ancient times. Most famous architectures and sculptures today originated from the Greek and Roman civilizations. Moreover, some of the inventions from those civilizations are also being used today, such as the arch, which originated from Roman architecture, and the columns, which originated from the Greek architecture. Throughout history, these architectures and inventions have become the foundations for our buildings, churches, and much more....   [tags: History, Art, Architecture] 325 words
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Medieval versus Renaissance Eras - Medieval and Renaissance Eras      It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; during the Renaissance, the focus was more secular: humans and life on earth....   [tags: Compare Contrast History Art Essays] 1096 words
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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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The History of Art - The past history have a huge impact on the future. From the ancient art history until current years it is safe to say that the art changed drastically, it shows that people nowadays have different values, styles and priorities in life. The past teaches people about the future and helps to avoid mistakes. In the Paleolithic period, where folks were focusing on hunting and gathering, where everyday life was dynamic, meaning they were moving from one place to another in search of better resources (Upper Paleolithic, 28) to Mesopotamian period where things were more certain and people liked to stay in one place....   [tags: Neolothic, ziggurats, temple] 647 words
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greek and roman art history - Greek Empire (600 B.C 1 A.D) Doric Order- entasis- swelling of the columns -always used for largest temples -alternating triglyphs and metopes Ionic Order – scrolls -shafts are thinner - no triglyphs in frieze Corinthian Order –large temples -no triglyphs, just metopes. Archaic Period – 600-500 B.C - stiff and rigid pose - focused on anatomy - archaic smile - Kouros, Kore – male and female archaic sculptures. Classical Period - depict distinct motion (Apollo belvedere) 350 B.C roman copy - idealism, focusing on strength of Greece as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Renaissance Art - Renaissance Art It is agreed that the Renaissance was a period of great art and architectural feats and ingenuity, during which artists looked back to the classical art of Greece and Rome from which to draw inspiration. This influence can easily be seen in the many paintings and sculpture that came out of the Renaissance. However, the conservative nature of the period, the subject matter, and the restrictions imposed upon artists of that time kept the Renaissance from truly becoming a return to the classics of Greece and Rome....   [tags: Art History Papers] 542 words
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Early Christian and Byzantine Art - Early Christian and Byzantine Art Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesusí death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced during this period was secretive because Christianity was not a formal religion but as a cult; the Romans and rest of Europe persecuted Christians so the artist disguised their work with symbols and hints of Christian aspects. Christianity was the first cult to not involve rituals of sacrifice of animals and refused to worship an Emperor causing the Roman Empire to make Christianity illegal....   [tags: Art History, Religion, San Vitale] 724 words
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The Modernism Movement - Modernism started as a movement around late 19th and 20th centuries. It rejected the conventional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, social organisation and everyday life as they felt it was incompatible with the new economical, social and political conditions that was emerging at that period of time. Many distinctive styles can be defined as modernist, but majority of them had very similar values and theories on different aspects of society. It gave birth to a whole array of art, cultural and political movements....   [tags: Art History] 1130 words
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Glass Industry: Tapio Wirkkala , Gianni Toso, and Henry Halem - In the vast world of glass, three artists have made a great impact on the way we see the medium as an art form. These three artists, Tapio Wirkkala , Gianni Toso, and Henry Halem have helped to pioneer new methods and ideas in this complex industry. Tapio Wirkkala was a highly versatile Finnish artist born in 1915. His work ranges from glassware and metalwork, to jewelry and furniture for mass production. During his career, he was artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years.He is known quite famously for his work in the Finnish glassworks company, Ittala....   [tags: geometric design, art history] 597 words
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Research Project: Las Meninas Paintings - Research Project: Las Meninas Paintings Velazquez first painted Las Meninas in 1656 as a portrait for the king of Spain. Many other artists have attempted to recreate or make their own rendition of the subject. Pablo Picasso made a series of 55 paintings pertaining to the same subject of Las Meninas. regarded as one of the most influential paintings, many artists have taken inspiration form this monumental work. One of my first cultural awakenings happened when I was 10. In the summer entering fifth grade, my parents took us on a trip to Spain....   [tags: Art History, Humanities]
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Greek Art - According with S. Marilyn, (2009), Art History Portable Edition, Ancient Art Chapter Five, to knowledge about Greek history is important to understanding its arts; knowledge of its religious beliefs is indispensable, because most of their art pieces are based on myth and legends of their gods. Gods that were heroes and victorious warriors that deserved to be praised and recognized for others. The best way for the Greeks arties was creating living statues and majestic figures that reflect power and strength of their gods....   [tags: History, Architecture, Religion]
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Napoleon Crossing the Alps: Historical Meaning Behind the Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon crossing the Alps is also is the title given to the five versions of oil on canvas equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte painted by the French artist Jacques-Louis David between 1801 and 1805. Initially commissioned by the Spanish Ambassador to France, the composition shows a strongly idealized view of the real crossing that Napoleon and his army made across the Alps through the Great St. Bernard Pass in May 1800. Napoleon comes across to me as a leader in many different of ways. Jacques- Louis David is the creator of this painting....   [tags: art, painting, european history] 785 words
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Renaissance Art - Renaissance Art The term renaissance, describing the period of European history from the early 14th to the late 16th century, is derived from the French word 'rebirth'. This period is described as the revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and an intensified concern with the secular life--interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual. The renaissance period in art history corresponds to the beginning of the great western age of discovery and exploration, when a general desire developed to examine all aspects of nature and the world....   [tags: Essays Papers Arts History Papers] 553 words
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History of Animation - Traditional animation was photographs of drawing, which were first drawn on paper; this was also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation. Animation was usually drawn so that the drawing would differ slightly from the one before it; this is usually called an illusion of movement. One of the earliest examples of animation was in 1831 when Dr. Joseph Antoine and Dr. Simon Rittrer created a machine called the phenakitstoscope. This machine had people stare at a rotating disk. When it rotated at the right speed it looked like the image was moving....   [tags: Art] 989 words
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Advances in Art - There are many aspects of art, literature, dance, science, etc. that have gotten society to where it is today. We have come from the days where owning a slave was normal, to serving prison time for treating someone unequally. Art has influenced our society ever since the past began being recorded. Cave paintings have been found all over the world. These findings prove people felt the need to express themselves in ways other than words. As far back as ancient times, the motivation for artists to create art is unknown (Janaro 118)....   [tags: Art ]
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History of Japanese Art - Throughout many centuries, art has portrayed an exceedingly dominant role in Japanese culture. These forms of artwork varied from everything from pottery to clay figurines. Overall, the majority of Japanese art was and still is considered to be of high importance in Japanese history. However, the most intriguing and unique form of art was the Isho-ningyo and Iki-ningyo dolls, otherwise known as the "fashion doll" and the “living doll”. Both the Isho-ningyo and the Iki-ningyo were merely two of the plentiful assortment of dolls created by the famous Japanese artisan, Goyo Hirata, as items of “luxurious indulgence.” The Kintaro doll of Isho-ningyo type or Iko-ningyo type illustrates t...   [tags: Art History, Japan]
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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA - The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art] 829 words
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Art History and Analysis - While Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne and Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill by Pieter Claesz vary in time period, and therefore style and composition, the message they portray is similar. Cezanne and Claesz differ greatly in technique, more specifically in perspective, brush stroke, composition and realism. Their separation in time does account for the discrepancies in technique but surprisingly does not affect the subject and message. The fact that Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses is a post-impressionistic piece effects its visual composition....   [tags: Paul Cezanne, Pieter Claesz, Art Pieces]
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Art HIstory - World War I virtually severed artistic relations between America and Europe. Cultural interchange and patronage was interrupted by problems of social and political urgency, though most artists tended to be antiwar. Visual propaganda was left to the commercial designers and illustrators, while American painters continued in their efforts to consolidate the issues detonated by the Armory show. Dominant tendency in American painting after World War I towards cubism and abstraction was called "Precisionism"....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 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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Women in Art History - Women in Art History Gender credo has signified political and cultural values in Greek and Roman era. In particular women representation in artwork has pondered and reinforced the values of their times. In the articles, "Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze" by Joan B. Connelly and "The Muted Other" by Natalie Boyment Kampen, the Parthenon frieze, the Ara Pacis: Imperial Family frieze, and Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi, are pieces depicted to characterize women in their implemented roles....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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Art History - The Breakfast Scene is part of an episodic sequence of paintings, in order to display a satirical perspective of the aristocracy. The medium presented is oil on canvas , and was completed in 1745 and now resides within the National Gallery in London. The narrative presented reflects the frivolous spending of the nobility, in order to satisfy certain aspects of eroticism. Depicting a vice count returning from a night at the local brothel , only to find his beloved lounging area defiled by his parents banquet....   [tags: The Breakfast Scene] 725 words
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Griselda Pollock's Opinion on Art History - The article Artists Mythologies and Media Genius, Madness and Art History (1980) by Griselda Pollock is a forty page essay where Pollock (1980), argues and explains her views on the crucial question, "how art history works" (Pollock, 1980, p.57). She emphasizes that there should be changes to the practice of art history and uses Van Gogh as a major example in her study. Her thesis is to prove that the meaning behind artworks should not be restricted only to the artist who creates it, but also to realize what kind of economical, financial, social situation the artist may have been in to influence the subject that is used....   [tags: Article Analysis, Writing Technique]
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Orientalist Art Masterpieces - Eugene Delacroix and John Frederick Lewis are regarded the orientalist painters of their time. The paintings, The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix and The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis are inspired by the art and culture of the Middle East. The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix is oil on canvas and it can be found in the Louvre in Paris to this day. The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis is a pencil, watercolor, body color, and gum Arabic on woven paper and it owned by a private owner in London....   [tags: Art History]
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The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, A Commemoration - The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize was first launched on 25th August 2002 to commemorate the curator of the museum Fredrick George Waterhouse. The art exhibition allows artists from across Australia and around the globe to capture and embrace the elaborate and complex bio diversity within in our beautiful planet. The atmosphere within the exhibition was quite relaxed and focused solely on the artworks. The lighting was very subtle and the walls were painted in a simple coat of white. All paintings were hung at eye – level so onlookers could really focus their attention on the artwork....   [tags: Art Exhibition Analysis] 758 words
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The Renaissance in Art - Renaissance Art When the new upper class movement, Renaissance, occurred in Italy around the 14th century, a revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, an intensified concern with secular life, and interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual began. Thus, artists such as Mosaccio and Giotto depicted art that unlike the Middle Ages, showed emotions, feelings, and bright colors, thus demonstrating the deep concern for naturalism in the society....   [tags: Art History Renaissance Italy Italian] 947 words
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The Columbus Museum of Art - The Columbus Museum of Art is a place rich in local history. A place where items of historical and artistic value are stored for safekeeping and allow access for public viewing. The museum has several locally named galleries. It also has a cute children’s area, complete with artwork from little local artists from several schools in the area. The children’s area has several pieces of art that children may touch, like Chicken George. I remember touching that chicken when I would visit as a child. The area also has a mini art studio to cater to the little creative minds that pass through....   [tags: children, area, art, history, stood] 668 words
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Pop Art, Postmodernism, and World War II - Pop Art, Postmodernism, and World War II Pop Art, a form of Postmodernism, describes the genre of art during and after WW2. The question I am exploring within this topic is why did the influence of the time period of World War II create such sexual and abstract works of art . The points of view I encountered delivered two basic positions on the same issue. I studied a web site as well that offered graphics to support and explain it’s position (http://www.azstarnet.com/~nik/AME/time/popart/index.html ) The idea or actual creation of sexual and abstract images have been around for centuries, Yet the idea of linking a genre of art works to the times in which they we...   [tags: Art History Essays] 776 words
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Art and Architectural History - 1) The Parthenon was built to replace earlier temples of Athena which were famous during that period of time. The structure of the Parthenon consists of a rectangular floor with a series of low steps on every side, and a colonnade of columns extended around the entire construction. It has more than one entrance in which each one has an addition of six columns in the front. The Parthenon has two large rooms inside. The larger of the two interior rooms named ‘’The Naos’’, has a statue inside. The smaller room was practically used to save treasures....   [tags: Parthenon, Roman style] 876 words
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History of Propaganda in Art - Throughout history, the purpose of art is dedicated to anything from decorative embellishments to religious tributes. However, art was also used by rulers and other powerful figures for propagandistic reasons as well. This can be seen through a survey of art pieces ranging from the Hellenistic period to the Ottonian period. At the beginning of the Hellenistic period Alexander the Great had just passed away, leaving his vast empire fragmented amongst many individual leaders. Many of the Greeks left the Balkan Peninsula to seek commission abroad, thus forsaking their identity and ties to the old Greek city states....   [tags: Hellenistic Period - Ottonian Period] 851 words
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