Certain artworks in the twentieth century have embraced the quality of being difficult or challenging, be it because of its complexity, newness or challenge to social norms. To each their own, difficult artworks makes the audiences think. They positively influenced the artwork itself and at times the art world as a whole. There are many artworks that are notably for doing such, three examples of artworks with such notability include: Eve for its deceptive simpleness, Fountain for its outrageousness, and Yarla for its incomprehensiveness. Each piece may be completely different, but they all seem to be associated with changing the audience's minds. They all progress art in a positive direction, and they all remove boundaries on what is art.
Upon viewing the statue of the Royal Scribe Yuni (33.2.1) and the “Gothic stone” statue of St. John of Patmos (17.120.4), I noticed the few similarities and many differences they possessed when compared with one another. Both works reflexed the style of artwork done during it’s period.
Art is a visual connection to the world. When we are brought into this world the first sense we learn to communicate with is sight. “Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak” (Bartholomae, and Petrosky). We learn as we grow by seeing our surroundings and its relation to us. Being able to see the world is much for exhilarating than reading of it. Art is so appealing to us because there will always be a mystery behind every art work. The artist did not spell out the meaning, because they leave it up to the viewer to decide for themselves. We have the opportunity to interpret the artist’s mind and put ourselves where they’re standing in that point of time. Seeing the view through someone else’s eye is not necessarily bad because it gives us a different perspective of the world. When we walk into an art museum and are asked to determine the meaning of a painting there is no criterion to follow because we get to be the judge. The piece...
The Attic Red Figure Amphora-Loutrophoros is a Greek vase that, normally was utilized to carry water, but this loutrophoros was far too large for the everyday use. Created around 440 B.C., it was probably used as either a grave marker or for the actual funeral. The paintings on the loutrophoros consist of a scene of war between cavalry and foot soldiers. The paintings suggest the burial was to represent a soldier. The colours of the loutrophoros are brilliant. The back is the primary colour with golden accents and the scenes, with some paint chipped off, are also painted in gold. Astonishingly, the loutrophoros appears to be in rather beautiful condition with very little flaws, besides the paint chipping.
On Sunday, February 7th, I went to McNay Art Museum that is located right outside San Antonio. The museum was founded in 1954 and is known for their collection of American and European art during the 19th and 20th century but also displays various art out of the time frame and from many other places across the world. Although the sculptures near the entrance really caught my eye structurally, while inside the museum I came across Still Life with Apples and Vessel painted by American artist David Ligare that really struck me visually.
It was my first visit to the University of North Texas campus, wandering around trying to figure out my way into the admission office, and there was it; a sculpture in the middle of the campus in front of the administration building named: In High places; by: Gerald Balcair; dated: 1990. The sculpture portrays a raving eagle flying in the middle of the sky.
40/40 was a celebration of 40 years of the University Museums held September 19th at the Brunnier Art Museum. This event celebrated the achievement of the University Museums over the last 40 years. This exhibit also highlighted 80 new accessioned artworks all created by Iowa artists in various different mediums such as textiles, paintings, sculptures, metals, glass and much more.
In Gateways To Art, by Debra J. Dewitte there are easily over a hundred photos to choose from for an analysis paper. I chose Gentileschi, Judith Decapitating Holofernes. This painting was created in 1620 by Artemisia Gentileschi. I will describe the subject matter in the artwork, the composition in the artwork, and why I believe that the artwork is conceptual and perceptual.
Bold colors, lively people, and brilliant art maneuvered its way into Lubbock, Texas. The Frist Friday Art Trail took place off of Avenue K, primarily at LHUCA, but also at several surrounding buildings. The audience consisted mostly of students and adults, however some children accompanied their families. I was expecting LHUCA to be quiet, yet there was actually a lot of talking, laughing, and free wine drinking. The upbeat audience formed an active, exuberant, and enthusiastic atmosphere. I found my two pieces of artwork at LHUCA. The curator of the exhibits at LHUCA is Linda Cullum. One of my pieces came from the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, showing James Koskinas. My second piece came from the
American abract work has became more acceptable for some artists who all had something in common. It gave artist their own emotional them of how he or she feel. Most of the Abstract Expressinism matured in the early 1900s and it came to be more personal to them. By the 1940s most artist has left their styles behind and also learned much from their early work. It also encouraged them create something new that he or she has never done before. It also made it easier for them blend more colors and add more colors to their work to creat a new theme or colors all away around. Most European modernists began to come to New York in the 1930s and 40s to escape a upheaval and war. New York was a things for artists to become famous and show their artwork.
Art has always been a very important part of my life. Ever since I was young, I've been drawing and painting and I've always adored art class. My elementary and middle school art teacher has influenced me greatly on art, along with my high school pottery teacher. They each have shown me a new way of seeing things and creating things. They've told me time and time again to not give up on my works and interests. Middle school art class was the blossoming of my art experience, it's were I first learned how to use pastels and water colors and many other techniques. I know my skills aren't as sharp as I'd want to be, but throughout the projects and pieces I create I learn how to critique my mistakes through criticism. My old sister has been a very
Surprisingly, fifty years later, artist John Sloan happen to meet all the qualifications Baudelaire has designed for Monsieur G— making urban life observations and drawing from memory. Sloan adopts and employs Baudelaire’s idea of urban watching and further expands it for an American audience. Born and raised in Philadelphia, John Sloan first begun his art career as a newspaper illustrator. After years of working, he developed his own artistic style and started making paintings and etchings. When he moved from Philadelphia to New York, he has found that city life scenes of great interest that he then started observing and making etchings for scenes of modern life. He was well-known and celebrated as the founder of the Ashcan School and was most celebrated for this urban genre scenes. (Lobel, Chapter1)