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Jaques Louis David - 1. Introduction Set on a stage of revolution and Enlightenment, the Neo-Classical period presents a broad and interesting topic. Jacques Louis David was the first political painter, and a true revolutionary, but one cannot disengage his art work from the social and political systems of the period. Therefore, this essay will present an overview of the social context and systems of Pre Revolution France, Neoclassicism and how David’s work was influenced by it and how his work influenced it. Also important to note are the art work that influenced Neoclassicism....   [tags: Art History Neo-Classical] 1897 words
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Pablo Ruiz Picasso - Pablo Ruiz Picasso Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881. Pablo was the son of a respected art teacher, and due to his father’s influence, young Pablo entered the Academy at Barcelona at age 14. This was where he painted his first great work, “Girl with Bare Feet”. After two years of schooling, Picasso transferred for even for advanced tutelage. This did not hold Picasso’s interest, so instead he spent much of his time in cafes and in brothels. Three years later, Picasso won a gold medal for his work, “Customs of Aragon”....   [tags: Art History Artisits] 645 words
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King Khafre Seated - King Khafre Seated Egyptian art is infamous across the world - classified by the monumental pyramids, and the Sphinx. Although these are both valid forms of Egyptian art, they do not make up the entire artistic history of the country. On the contrary, perhaps the most replicated example of classic Egyptian art, from the Old Kingdom, can be found in their rendering of the human form. An interest in portraiture developed early in Egypt. (Gardner, 75) Whether painted on pottery, or cut into rock, the figures all had notably Egyptian characteristics....   [tags: Egyptian Art Egypt History]
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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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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China - Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]
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The Russian Avant Garde and the Bolshevik Revolution - The Russian Avant Garde and the Bolshevik Revolution The Russian Avant Garde began in Russia in about 1915 It was the year that Malevich revealed his Suprematist compositions that reduced painting to total abstraction. and rid the pictures of any reference whatsoever to the visual world. He is credited with being the first artist to do this; that is, forsake the visual world for a world of pure feeling and sensation. This was the first movement originated by Russians and the birth of several other Avant Garde movements....   [tags: Art Russian History]
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Turner and Constable- Landscape Painters - The industrial revolution in 19th century England saw one of the biggest changes in terms of social, cultural and philosophical values and in turn saw big reaction in the arts. The period brought with it advancements in materials, progression in scientific theory and change in social structure. Art and Architecture broke away from political and religious powers whom previously dictated the artistic genre, allowing artists greater freedom to express themselves. Along with this prosperity and excitement of the new industrial world came an uncertainty about changing times....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, History, Art Analysis]
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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 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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The Native American Experience as Portrayed Through the Essay Titled, Address, and the Painting Titled, Among the Sierra Nevada - The Native Land Imagine living in a place where you feel free, and safe all of your life, and then one day it’s all taken away from you. Native Americans have always depended on the land to take care of them. Had the Great Spirit forsaken them. These are the thoughts that pondered the mind of Seattle as he answered to the Governor of Washington, in the essay titled “Address”. What was the purpose or message behind Albert Bierstadt’s painting titled “Among the Sierra Nevada”. How are these two separate works associated....   [tags: native american indians, american history, art] 907 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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Jean-Louis David and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Louis David + Jean-Jacques Rousseau Question : In what ways and to what extent is an understanding of historical context important in approaching the works of (a) David and (b) Rousseau. "The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons", is a painting by the French artist Jean-Louis David in 1789. Having led the fight which overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic. Brutus tragically saw his sons participate in a plot to restore the monarchy. As a judge, he was called upon to render the verdict, and without hesitation condemned his two sons to death....   [tags: History Art Artwork Painting] 1385 words
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Art as Influence and Drive on Civilization - Unlike any other creature on Earth, humans of the unique ability to express their feelings through art, and because of this art has become and intrinsic part of human society. Art is a rather broad term encompassing a vast category of creations ranging in meaning and form. One might raise the question however: What is the purpose of art. Answers to this question may stretch from an expression of creativity to an outlet for emotions. Others may offer a far more interesting answer. They may state that art is a tool; a tool capable of shaping the world, this being done by going against the status quo and challenging societies social norms and folkways....   [tags: politics, history, NAACP]
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History of Jules Cheret and French Posters - At the beginning of the nineteenth century, political discomfort had spread over France, and posters became the dominant aspect of visual philosophy in Paris. (MiR appraisal Inc. (2011) Father of the modern poster: Jules Cheret) Posters were an expression of economic, social and cultural life, competing for entertainment audiences and goods consumers (Jeremy Howard (1996), Art Nouveau: The myth, the modern and the national, Manchester University press, The Art poster From Graphic art to design 1890 to 1914)....   [tags: Art Analysis]
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Public Art in Hong Kong - ¬タワPublic art is both overlap and contradict concepts, because it has to meet the creators of artistic expression, but also take care of the public will.¬タン Public art is not only a work of art placed in public places, through public participation and discussion, but also constitute a social evolution.¬タン (Ho Siu Kee: 2005) Hong Kong government and conglomerate¬タルs art projects in recent years are way better then the plans in the past (before 2010). But the form of public art is still the same at decades, not much different....   [tags: influences, government, history, freedom] 1474 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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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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René Magritte - René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte was a master not only of the obvious, but of the obscure as well. In his artwork, Magritte toyed with everyday objects, human habits and emotions, placing them in foreign contexts and questioning their familiar meanings. He suggested new interpretations of old things in his deceivingly simple paintings, making the commonplace profound and the rational irrational. He painted his canvasses in the same manner as he lived his life -- in strange modesty and under constant analysis....   [tags: Arts Paintings Art History] 1365 words
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LA County Museum of Art - LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]
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Studying the Art of Games - From the Discus to World of Warcraft all games have value, they have been played for thousands of years, and with the advent of digital media, have become ever more prevalent in our society. Much like what was once thought of movies, games are often dismissed as a form of artistic expression. Lacking this widespread acceptance, the study of games and their effects on our lives is somewhat lacking. Games provide incredible possibilities for artistic expression, and contain the potential to expand our academic understanding....   [tags: Games, Discus, Worls of Warcraft, History]
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LA County Museum of Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is among the world’s largest art collections, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over a hundred thousand artworks, whose origin extends from the prehistoric times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections are classified into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on their region of origin, culture they represent, and time period from which they were found....   [tags: Art ]
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Impressionist effects on Modern Art - Impressionist painting remains a significantly attractive period in the history of modern art and deemed by many as the top appreciated by the public. …Sequence of exhibitions, plentiful literary texts and record gross sales yield more of an indication of today's extraordinary resonance of pieces by Impressionist painters, a number of which are imprinted on our creative conscience In their time, Impressionist pieces appeared to be so shockingly modern, that it took their coevals more than thirty years to admit them....   [tags: art]
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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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Futurism: An Extinct Art Movement - Futurism was created on very innovative and radical ideals, which is the same reason why the pure Futurism art form was deemed dead before it really began. In the early 20th century, there was a new art movement being created. This new movement was called Futurism. It did not only adhere to only one type of art, but was found throughout painting, sculpture, poetry, theatre, architecture, and music. In 1909, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti released a public declaration in response to Romanticism called “Manifesto of Futurism” that was published on the front page of a French newspaper called Le Figaro....   [tags: Art]
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French Baroque: Walls and Ceilings - ... The ceiling, second only to the chimneypiece, was an integral part of the Baroque design (Blakemore, 2006). Beamed ceilings were popular, as were flat, barrel-vaulted, dome-vaulted, and a coved transition from wall to ceiling. While ceilings sometimes remained plan and white, paintings, fresco, and stucco were often applied, especially when occupants could afford the heightened decoration. A notable example, Fontainebleau used illusionist painting on the ceiling. Illusionistic paintings increased in popularity as ceilings became the focal points of the rooms (Harwood et al., 2002)....   [tags: artistic periods, history of European art] 1404 words
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The Art of Pacita Abad - The artist Pacita Abad was born in Basco, Batanes, a small island located near the most northern part of the Philippines. Her parent’s involvement in politics influenced her choice in her college education as well as her early art works. Prior to her career as a painter she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines. She continued on to law school and became more deeply involved in social and political activism for her people and against President Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos....   [tags: Art ]
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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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Postmodernism: An Art Style - Postmodernism is a style of art that first became popular in the late 20th century. When seeing the word postmodernism, it might have to do with any one medium of art-- literature, philosophy, history, economics, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism. Lyotard, a founder of postmodernism in philosophy, is quoted as saying, “Simplifying to the extreme, I define the postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.” By saying this, Lyotard simply meant that, as a postmodernist, he was against the ways of thinking of modernists and wanted to see something new philosophically and artistically....   [tags: literature, philosophy, history]
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Tolstoy's "What Is Art?" - Leo Tolstoy compares art to speech by mentioning that art is a form of communication. The communication that Tolstoy writes about in “What Is Art?” is of two types, good and bad. According to Tolstoy, good art is what carries humanity towards perfection (Tolstoy 383). It is this movement forward in humanity that is emphasized by Tolstoy. Tolstoy informs his readers that speech is what teaches knowledge from human history, but art is what teaches the emotions of mankind’s past. As knowledge becomes obsolete in society it is replaced by new and more relevant information....   [tags: Art]
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The Modern Civilization in Contemporary Installation Art - The history of art has been around before written language. In the ancient time, people drew images of hunting and pregnant women because food and reproduction were the most crucial factors to survive during these periods. However, in this postmodern time period, many contemporary installation artists use sculptural materials and other mixed media to transform the way a particular space is practiced. Objects used in contemporary art have a range from each day of our life or natural materials to new media such as installation, performance, video or sound....   [tags: Art]
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The Interconnectivity of Graffiti Art in Popular Culture - Abstract- This lesson will encapsulate the interconnectivity of graffiti art in popular culture. Graffiti has been present since the early times of the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. This form of art has evolved into a type of self expression and can be used as a way to communicate social and political views. Some forms of graffiti are considered works of art and others as an act of vandalism. Overall, the main idea behind graffiti art is an underlying meaning or message. Students will learn how a symbol that is so popular can be used to represent personal identification for all to view....   [tags: Art]
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An Investigation of Art in the Age of Mechanical Duplication - Introduction Accounting for the fact that an essay is contrived with purpose and intent of reading a written article on paper, a poster on the other hand is contrived with the purpose and intent to be placed on the wall for clear and easy visualization. Consequently posters are not to include large amount of text in order to get their points across to viewers. They need to be well succinct and well organised to get their message across to viewers on the spot. Accordingly, images are message that is intended, expressed or signified and people will view and use them in many ways....   [tags: Art] 1001 words
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Transition from the Classical to the Christian Era - Transition from the Classical to the Christian Era Zoë Woodworth Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures Final Paper The rise of rational doubt among ancient Greek philosophers lay the groundwork for a dramatic reconceptualization of time and space in the Classical Era. In this paper, I will expose some basic characteristics of the artwork which came out of this era. I will then examine the subsequent rise of Christianity, and how this radical change in the belief system affected the artwork which we see, in turn, from this era....   [tags: History Culture Art Arts Essays] 1079 words
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The Art of Hans Hofmann and Kamimir Malevich - Modern day art has passed beyond the realms of serving the state and religion and to illustrate history or to paint a plain object. Art at the beginning of the 20th centaury became about something more, feeling. Artwork started to become deeper and filled with a purpose an idea which would hide itself behind reality. The new revolution of art pushed the boundaries of reality into something that expressed the inner of the artist. A quote from Max Beckman describes these feeling, “What I want to show in my work is the idea which hides itself behind so-called reality....   [tags: art] 1398 words
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Wearable Art: An Innovation In The Twentieth Century - ... The show has attracted hundreds of artists from various countries in all over the world, for instance the USA, UK, Thailand, Australia, (History of world…, n.d., npg). Suzie came up with an idea of taking art “off the wall” and performing it on the stage and, (History of world…, n.d., npg). “Off the wall” was also the title of the exhibition which I saw on the museum of Te Manawa. It is a double denotation term. Firstly, it can be viewed as an action which makes an idea come into being. “Off the wall” can also be seen as weird or unusual....   [tags: history, clothing, creativity, expressionism]
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The History of Graffiti - Graffiti is a different form of art, not a crime. Graffiti is a way for people to show their unique creativity. Graffiti is a widely growing activity that is taking notice to many people. Today some people believe that graffiti is cool and wonderful, while others think it is useless and makes cities appear dirty. “Graffiti is the name for lettering scratched or images, scrawl, painted or noticeable in any manner on property. The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii.” Use of the word has evolved to include any graphics applied to surfaces in a manner that may include van...   [tags: Art ]
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Graffiti an Art or Not - Art surrounds our plant from cost to cost, and it changes our views on the world. Although it seems we still can not distinguish art from mockery, it forces us to look at the ugly side of a modern art that is vulgar. Graffiti a term that comes from the Italian word that means to scratch known as graffio (“Graffiti.” Issues and Controversies). Street art as some call it has become very popular among want to be artist;however, there is one problem it's illegal. The law should not put up with this type art because it destructive to the public....   [tags: art, mockery, modern art, vulgar]
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The History of Animation - Animation is simply the illusion of movement, generated by a succession of quick-moving images. It can be in the format of both 2D and 3D and takes on a range of mediums. Today, animators' drawings and the backgrounds are either scanned into or drawn directly into a computer system. During the 20th century, cel (or hand-drawn) animation was primarily utilised. Each frame of the film was individually drawn, with slight differences to imitate animation. The animator’s drawings of the characters were traced onto transparent acetate sheets called cels, and the colours painted on the opposite side to the lines....   [tags: Art] 607 words
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Postmodernism - Postmodernism Postmodernism blends old themes with new contemporary issues to create beautiful artwork that commands, questions, and captivates all viewers to participate in discovering its inner meaning. Along with an inner meaning and beauty, it was used as a form of communication that was directed towards social, political, and cultural problems within the world. An architect Robert Stern states, “ The fundamental shift to post-modernism has to do with the reawakening of artists in every field to public responsibilities of art....   [tags: Art History]
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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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World War II Poetry - World War II Poetry World War II was a gruesome time. Many people were captured and kept as prisoners of war just because they were soldiers on the enemy's side. The saddest part though is that innocent families, from children to elders, were kept in camps because of their race. The country feared they were still in conspiracy with their homeland which was the enemy. In extreme cases, like the Holocaust, the Germans were kept the Jews hostage and killed by the thousands all because they felt their race was inferior....   [tags: world history, war, writing, art]
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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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Before Our Eyes: The Collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art - The Minneapolis Institute of Art has many beautiful collections. The evening class that we art students attended proved to be informative as well as relaxing. The class covered looking at what we had recently studied in the first section. The ancient near east, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Aegean art were the subjects of our evening. Everyone was able to see the Doryphorus, which was accented by decorative streamers hanging from the ceiling. We were also able to observe pieces that were similar to ones studied....   [tags: Art]
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The Art of War - Two and a half millennia ago lived Sun Tzu, possibly the greatest military mind in the history of the world. Sun Tzu was a Chinese philosopher, but that in no way means that his method of thought is applicable only in the East. Twenty-five hundred years after writing, Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War remains the most important treatise ever written on military strategy. But is it. Can Sun Tzu’s tactics still be applied to modern military operations, when warfare has changed so much since. At time of writing, Chinese forces were still using weapons like the Qiang (spear) and Ji (halberd)....   [tags: Modern, History, Methodology] 1144 words
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The Rebuilding Power of Art during World War I - Art has been the great definer throughout history. It is what mankind first turned towards to show a record of existence, and it is the creative outlet leading to future innovation. From the pictograms of humanities humble beginnings to the ability to travel to the heavens and beyond, art has been man’s ultimate expression and driving force. Modern society has accepted the ideology that science is this great instrumental factory and the force behind culture and progress. This is easy to conceive due to the plethora of technology and industry surrounding mankind today....   [tags: prosthetics, history]
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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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Environmental Art - Environmental art is a genre of art that was established in the late 1960’s and it was created by things found in nature to make a piece of art. Some of the the environmental art would be so large in size, that it would be considered to be monumental. This kind of art can not be moved without destroying it, and the climate and weather can change it. There are many reasons why an artist would create an environmental work of art, such as : to address environmental issues affecting earth today, to show things that could be powered by nature or be interactive with natural phenomenon (like lighting or earthquakes), or to show how people can co-exist with nature, or maybe use it as a means to hel...   [tags: Art ]
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Postmodern Art - Postmodern art decided to make revolutionary break with past and questioned previous theories known as “big narratives” of art, politics, economics and overall culture in order to create new theories. The big part of postmodern theory deals with the belief of preexistence of the art all around us. The artist is the one who can recognize these elements of art around as and synthesize them into the art work. This art work becomes object of interpretation which inevitably varies among different generations, social groups, national group, religious groups, and depends on some extent of the educational level of the observers and it is also different in the same individual in different times or en...   [tags: Art ]
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Polishness of Polish Art. - In polish art after year 2000 there is a lot more interest in history, especially topics related to World War II, Holocaust , Polish-German and Polis-Jewish relations as well as modern history like PRL times and libertanian impulse . Interest about history in Polish Art is not a new phenomenon. The early postwar art was related to war time trauma. But in art after year 2000 new occurance can be observed: interest in concrete historical facts is less important than questioning about history, about how it is constructed, what is is used for, how it is used, as well as how history is mixed with fiction and how it functions in our vision....   [tags: Art, Żmijewski’s Art] 2053 words
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The History of Tattoos - A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on the skin by a process of pricking and ingraining an indelible pigment into the punctures or by raising scars. This is the definition; however, to many a tattoo has more of an abstract, personal meaning. Tattoos symbolize individuality, experiences, status, religion, and art. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, designs, and styles. The history behind the tattoo is just as fascinating as the tattoo itself. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or bought out of a whim, the tattoo has left its mark on generation after generation (Krakow)....   [tags: Body Art Papers]
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Himalayan Art - Art was largely used to express traditions in the Himalayan region. Once upon Many Times is an exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art representing a wide range of visual narratives and reproductions of temple murals, which can be regarded as exceptional examples of Himalayan art based upon Tibetan myths and legends. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the color arrangement, composition, proportion, hierarchy and motifs of the historical narrative Shantarakshita and scenes of his life and the Drowa Sangmo mural represented at the exhibition Once upon Many Times....   [tags: Art] 1772 words
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The Value of Art - The Value of Art Art can be misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misplaced in modern society. This is especially true in the life of Christians. Many Christians completely disregard art because they think it is a form of self-worship, a waste of time, or simply have no idea how to approach art. Some Christians will even avoid art museums, performances, and discussions because they do not want anything to do with art. Is something wrong with this negative approach to art. Should Christians participate in or avoid art in its various forms....   [tags: christianity, Uidhir, Bible, Graser, art]
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Modern Collegiate A Cappella - Modern Collegiate A Cappella Introduction A cappella is a relatively young art form that is catching the interest of many people across the nation. The popular movement is believed to have been started in 1909, when part of the Yale Glee Club broke off and formed the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the first collegiate a cappella group; the Whiffenpoofs exist to this day, and the a cappella movement has only grown in popularity. Throughout the middle decades of the 20th century, professional a cappella groups attracted a lot of attention for their renditions of popular songs....   [tags: Music Art Cultural Essays History A Capella]
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The Meaning of a Work of Art - By nature, human beings seek to understand and to be understood. We are curious about life. We want to express our personal interpretation of the world around us, and we want to know the interpretation of others to discover how it compares to our own. Art begins with the creator. An artist is driven to express his or her unique perspective be it a musical score, a painting, a literary work, or any number of other forms. There is satisfaction in the mere act of creating, but the work is fulfilled when it strikes a chord in the being of another....   [tags: Art Analysis]
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The Lost Art of the Unfortunate - The Lost Art of the Unfortunate Introduction Art can be a vague subject. There are many different art movements, art forms, and art styles. What one finds pleasing, another may not. Some of the world’s population knows very little about art and the history of art, while others know all there is to know. But knowledge of any art work doesn’t mean one can’t interpret a piece in an intelligent way. Interpreting a piece of art comes of one’s thoughts and memories. One may find happiness in a dark, disturbing piece of art while another finds fear....   [tags: Art Movements, Styles, Techniques, Art]
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The Role of Gender in Art - Introduction “’Gender’ is defined here as the cultural construction of femininity and masculinity, as opposed to the biological sex (male or female) which we are born with. Although feminist theory in its various forms does not offer any single explanation of the differences between men and women, most feminists would reject the idea that male and female characteristics can be found exclusively in any fixed biological attributes. Although some feminists are more concerned than others with tracing of masculine and feminine characteristics to their essential biological roots … (essentialists), most feminists from a wide range of positions have contributed to the argument about the relative imp...   [tags: feminist art ] 1962 words
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The Meaning of Art - Art is defined as “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” ("Oxford Dictionary" ). It is also used to describe “the various branches of creative activity, such as music, literature, and dance” (Oxford Dictionary” ). Over the course of time, art has been used to express cultural differences, socioeconomic views, religious themes, and even political ideals....   [tags: creativity, imagination, Renaissance, art styles]
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Portraying the New Negro in Art - During the late 19th and 20th centuries Blacks in America were debating on the proper way to define and present the Negro to America. Leaders such as Alain Lock, W.E.B. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, and Tuskegee University founder Booker T. Washington all had ideas of a New Negros who was intellectually smart, politically astute, and contributors to society in trade work. All four influential leaders wrote essays to this point of the new Negro and their representations in art and life. In “Art or Propaganda”, Locke pleas not for corrupt or overly cultured art but for art free to serve its own ends, free to choose either "group expression" or "individualistic expression.” (National Humanities Center...   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Symbolism in the Gothic Art Movement - The Gothic Art movement was not just a style of art but an extremely influential period containing its own complex history. The term is used to describe buildings and objects whose forms are based upon a range of characteristics from the middle of the 12th to the end of the 15th century. Gothic style was a development of the Romanesque yet it was Renaissance humanists who first used it as a disparaging term to describe what they saw as the barbaric architecture. With Gothic art being viewed through so many different perspectives it is deemed quite difficult to appropriately define what Gothic means in postmodern society today....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Urban Public Art in Canada - When on holiday in any city, the visitor inevitably snaps photographs of the iconic public statuary and buildings in an effort to identify a location through association with landmarks and architecture. It is allowed freely without intrusion of private indoor spaces and confirms the identity of the place visited. The relationship of the art to the environment is illustrated and the fact that one is “being there” is documented. When at home in any city, the citizen approves or disapproves of what is presented in the form of urban public art as part of his or her own cultural identity....   [tags: Canadian Art] 3385 words
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Art As a Shared Experience - Art, even in its simplest form, has a culture embedded on it. It cannot be separated from the artist’s way of life. It differentiates a culture from all the rest and defines itself to an extent where nobody but the artist can even grasp. Traces of art forms have been identified alongside the evolution of mankind and flourished since the establishment of civilizations. These earlier art masterpieces in the form of sculptures, cave paintings, petroglyphs and the like were found from different parts of the world....   [tags: Art Appreciation]
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Graffiti: Art or Vandalism? - Art: the ultimate form of self expression. But, what constitutes an art. And, who decides. These very questions plague society as it tries to decide and define the official status of graffiti--art or vandalism. Because it has found its way into art galleries and because of the community of artists who challenge and inspire each other, graffiti should be considered art and as a way to express oneself. The origin and history of graffiti is not what one might expect. Believed to have been created by a Philadelphia high school student named Cornbread in 1967, it was a bold effort to catch the attention of a girl (De Melker)....   [tags: Art, graffiti]
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Geometry in Art - Geometry in Art Most of the art that we see today uses some form of geometry. Sometimes we can visually see the shapes and other times we can’t. If we didn’t have geometry the art of today would be flat and scattered, making it unpleasing to look at. Due to the great works of Brunelleschi and Leonardo da Vinci the concepts of linear perspective and geometry were brought into art and resulted in geometry continuing in our art today. Filippo Brunelleschi was a “trained goldsmith who, in 1420, changed the course of the artistic renaissance in Florence in two large ways” (“BRUNELLESCHI and the Re-Discovery of Linear Perspective”)....   [tags: Filippo Brunelleschi, Art Analysis]
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Ravenna - Located in northeast Italy in the Emilia-Romagna region and the capital of the province bearing its name, Ravenna is internationally celebrated for its stunning ancient mosaics and rich history. Ravenna's prosperous past is evident in its wealth of still-standing examples of Byzantine art and architecture. Positioned near the Adriatic Sea on a marshy plain, Ravenna has served as a strategic ?capital three times: of the western Roman Empire, of Theodoric King of the Goths, and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe....   [tags: Art History Papers]
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Global Art Market - I. Global Art Market Overview 1. The Art World and The Art Market For the recent last decades, art market has become very popular with a boom in total sale revenue worldwide. People start to participate and pay attention to the art world more interactively and frequently. For example, art institutions have gained more admissions than ever before; museum visits surged globally and more people are willing to pursue an art-related career. Generally speaking, art world is broader than the art market....   [tags: Art World, Art Market, ]
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Comparing Roman and Greek Art - Comparing Roman and Greek Art Throughout history art has consistently reflected the cultural values and social structures of individual civilizations. Ancient art serves as a useful tool to help historians decipher some important aspects of ancient culture. From art we can determine the basic moral and philosophical beliefs of many ancient societies. The differences in arts purpose in Greece and Rome, for example, show us the fundamental differences in each culture's political and moral system....   [tags: Ancient Rome Greece History Arts]
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The Ancient Art of Feng Shui - The Ancient Art of Feng Shui The History of Feng Shui Feng Shui has been practiced in China for thousands of years and is believed to have started in 2953 B.C. when Hu of Hsia found a tortoise that had a perfect "magic square" on its back. From this discovery evolved the I Ching, the oldest book in Chinese history, and possibly the world (Webster 1). This book contains the first written instructions on the theory of Feng Shui. Feng Shui was seen as a sacred power, so much so that in ancient China, only the privileged class had access to the knowledge....   [tags: History Research Papers China Essays]
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Golden Age of the Dutch Art - During the seventeenth-century people were really fund of paintings and almost every house had paintings hung on their walls even though some were not able to effort much paintings. Since the war ended the Netherlands had lot of time and money on their hands which made them a capitalistic society. I think the main reason why Netherlands had many painters and more buyers because they loved and cared for their land. The main reason why I think they cared so much about their land was because the Dutch developed faster and paintings which reminded them what used to be were kind of heartwarming to them....   [tags: Rembrandt, history of painting] 787 words
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Promoting Creativity: The Importance of Art in Education - America is the country of progress and innovation, in order to achieve this in America prioritizes strict memorization and standardized nationwide test scores over creativity. No Child Left Behind was signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush as a re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Cite?). The law demands that public schools nationwide improve educational standards, specifically among disadvantaged students. To achieve this goal, federal initiated testing started in 2005 to determine student’s proficiency in math and reading....   [tags: Art Education]
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Influence of the Media on Society's Interpretation of Art - Art is an expression of the mind that is open for interpretation. We are appealed to the mystery behind every meaning and the ability to the be the judges. However, what happens when that ability is lost. When art is no longer open to interpretation because the artists already know what they aim to make us believe. The power of manipulation is strong and we find ourselves falling for it everywhere we go. How we see art is influenced by what we know or what we do not know, and manipulation relies in what we do not know....   [tags: art, media] 1917 words
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Is the Future of Art Digital? - The basis of this essay is to address the question of the future of art, is it digital. There will be considerations into the development of technology, how it impacts art, how it affects society in terms of how people interact with the world and comparisons with the findings of renowned practitioners on the subject. Art itself consists of various techniques and mediums utilised by practitioners in a visual form to portray an event, idea or communicative purpose. In this contemporary era, art has diverged in to varied styles and movements, majority between the traditional arts and digital arts....   [tags: art tools and techniques]
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The Power of Art Therapy - Art therapy allows feelings to be expressed through art. Like regular therapy, art therapy might not be for everyone. Art therapy uses both artistic and therapeutic techniques to provide clients with a way to express themselves through their work. Art therapy is used in many places and provides benefits for those who participate. It is important to implement art therapy into everyday life because it will allow one to find themselves. The first person to refer to therapeutic applications of art was Adrian Hill, in England, while being treated for tuberculosis....   [tags: Art Therapy Activities]
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Analytical Essay on the Renaissance Art Movment - For my analytical essay I've chosen the Renaissance art movement. I choose this movement because it played such a monumental part in European history. Basically, the Renaissance, also known as the rebirth, was a cultural movement that started an artistic transformation and started the scientific revolution. This time period also links the transition from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Modern Age. The Renaissance started in Italy in the 14th century and spread to northern Europe by the 16th century....   [tags: European History] 1305 words
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Intimate Life in Contemporary Art - ... As an American Documentary Photographer Goldin was very keen on recording reality the way it really was having a psychological need to have her camera wherever she went. It was an instrument that functioned partially as her memory. The quality of the pictures wasn’t as important as the content she presented. The use of artificial light was frequent in Godin’s work since she couldn’t see well and found out that colors change according to light later on in life. Her work explores the roles gender and sexual desire....   [tags: styles, subjects, chapter, art] 2437 words
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Story telling through Greek Art - Story telling through Greek Art Greek art was seen as more than a means to decorate with its more popular use was that of storytelling and recording historical events. Greek art dates from the seventh to the second century. The eras included in historical Greek art are: Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and the Hellenistic (Sowerby150). All of the eras are similar in that they build on the previous era and lead to more detailed and dramatic artwork. The use of human actions as subjects gained intensity with each new era....   [tags: Greek History] 738 words
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The Parthenon´s Influence in Art - THESIS STATEMENT Over the centuries the Parthenon’s unique design and construction has continued to influence art and artwork well into the present day. PURPOSE STATEMENT By using different sources, the Parthenon’s importance in the world will be discussed through its history, art and design. INTRODUCTION The Parthenon is like the crown jewel of Athens. It is named after the mighty goddess Athena Nike Parthenos, daughter of Zeus. She was born right from Zeus himself. She is the goddess of war, wisdom, and heroism....   [tags: art, design, Athens, Athena] 1329 words
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The True Value of Street Art - Mention the word graffiti and what typically comes to mind is something unpleasant and distasteful like indecent language scribbled on a wall of a store or crude pictures. Most graffiti is characterized as vandalism on property that does not belong to the culprit. Graffiti also displays negative graphics that promote some type of vulgar message such as violence, sex, drugs, gangs, and racism. On the other hand, when the terms “street” and “art” come together, a blast of colorful creations upon blank slates on the street comes to mind....   [tags: When Does Graffiti Become Art?]
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