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Biography Of Kathe Kollwitz 's Was A German Artist During The Expressionist Movement

- Kathe Kollwitz’s was a German Artist during the expressionist movement, whom through her many forms of artistic styles such as painting, etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts, documented stages of her life throughout two World Wars, and depicts these events from the point of view as a socialist, mother and lastly a pacifist. Kathe was born into a middle class family with strong socialist beliefs. Her father was a radical social democrat and her grandfather Julius Rupp, was a Lutheran pastor who founded his own congregation after being expelled from the official church of Prussia....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Socialism]

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Social Justice Movement : Tef Poe, A St. Louis Rap Artist

- HandsUp United, a social justice activist organization, is a tributary from the Black Lives Movement and its leader is Tef Poe, a St. Louis Rap Artist. This organization spawned from the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager from Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitnesses used their cell phones and other social media outlets (e.g. Twitter) to expose the inhumane treatment of black men by police and to catalyze the national exposure of this tragedy. Furthermore, HandsUp United initially organized to pursue justice for Michael Brown, while also helping to prevent similar situations from occurring nationwide....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police officer]

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What Are You Do This Alone?

- So far we’ve covered various genres, finding your creative source, differences between an agent and a manager, and creating an image for yourself as an artist. The topic I’ve chosen for this article is a tricky one, and it’s one that should be addressed earlier instead of later. Can You Do This Alone. There have been so many great musical acts throughout the years, from boy bands to pairs to rock bands. Simon & Garfunkel, 98 Degrees, Hall & Oates, The Temptations, Queen, The Beach Boys, U2, The Supremes, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC are just a few of the most famous, chart-topping bands....   [tags: Art, Artist, Arts, Artists]

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Finding the Modern Artist: Valéry and Stevens on Strickland and Olsen

- The artist was a figure of great importance to the Modernist writer. One need only look through the literature of the time to see this. Hardly a book was written that didn't include as at least a minor character an artist of some sort. In this time of waning faith in God, the figure of the man who creates, who makes order from chaos, was very tantalizing. The modern artist was seen as a trailblazer, standing at the vanguard of humanity and cutting away the undergrowth of the past to create a path to the future....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Existentialism in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and The Hunger Artist

- Existentialism in The Metamorphosis and The Hunger Artist     Existentialism is a philosophy dealing with man's aloneness in the universe. Either there is no God or else God stands apart from man, leaving him free will to make his own choices. From this basic idea of man being alone in an uncertain and purposeless world, many related ideas have developed. One great worry of existentialist writers is that life is becoming too complicated and too impersonal. People become more and more involved with their work, which is taking them away from their friends, family, and culture....   [tags: Metamorphosis essays]

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Comparing The Dead and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- The Dead and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   Unlike the preceding stories in Dubliners, which convey the basic theme of paralysis, "The Dead" marks a departure in Joyce's narrative technique.  As one critic notes, in this final story of Dubliners:  "The world of constant figures has become one of forces that, in relation to each other, vary in dimension and direction" (Halper 31).  Epstein has offered some insight into Joyce's technique in Portrait: "Each section . . . contains significant 'timeless' moments in the life of the artist, selected from a lifetime of events.  The reader's attention traces the line of the curve from one point to the next until the complete curve is d...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Bird Imagery in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- Bird Imagery in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man The works of twentieth-century Irish writer James Joyce resound vividly with a unique humanity and genius. His novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, published in 1916, is a convincing journey through the inner mind and spirit of Stephen Dedalus. Portrayed with incredible fluency and realism, imagery guides the reader through the swift current of growth tangible in the juvenile hero. Above all heavy imagery in the novel is the recurring bird motif....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Passage Commentary

- Passage: Page 248: “-You made me confess the fears that I have…” – Page 249: “Cranly did not answer.” In this passage, Stephen is saying how Cranly has made him confess all of his fears to him, but then he tells Cranly what he does not fear. Stephen tells Cranly that he does not “fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever” he has to leave. Stephen has gone through several stages in his life, and now that he has gone through all of those stages, he feels that he needs to go further into himself to try to discover his real self....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Criticism of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, the author of A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, was once described by a friend, Constantine Curran, as "a man of unparalleled vituperative power, a virtuoso in speech with unique control of the vernacular." While Constantine viewed Joyce's quality of verbal abuse "powerful," and praised his "control" of the language, many viewed this expressive and unrestrained style of writing as inappropriate and offensive. A dramatic new step for modernism, Joyce used language, style, and descriptions of previously unwritten thoughts and situations which stirred the cultural norm, thus sparking controversy over what was necessary and acceptable in literature....   [tags: European Literature]

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Stephen's Spiritual Development in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- A Tortuous Path: an examination of Stephen's spiritual development in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Joyce divides A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man into five chapters. At the end of each chapter exists somewhat of a revelation, or a climatic moment and realization that Stephen has. These five poetic moments in the novel mirror Stephen's artistic and spiritual development, as he gradually shifts from being brought up in a devout Catholic family to deciding to embrace life to the fullest, combining both the realms of the spirit and the world- the respective realms of Plato and Aristotle....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man : Role of Epiphanies

- A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man will always be an inspirational book in the world of Post-Modernist literature. This book is one is which paved the road for books just like it, not only breaking free from the expectations of society but also warming our hearts by following the early stages of life of young Stephen Dedalus. This semi-autobiographical story is a symphony of subtle epiphanies, which are expressed through innate underlying structure, which only a true devotee to post-modernist literature could thoroughly enjoy....   [tags: World Literature]

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Sandro Botticelli: The Renaissance Artist

- Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro Mariano Filipepi, was the son of a tanner. He was born in Florence around 1445 and showed a talent for painting at a very early age. Botticelli was first apprenticed under a goldsmith named Sandro, from whom it is believed he derived his nickname. At the age of sixteen, he served an apprenticeship with the painter Fra Filippo Lippi (Durant, 1953). From Lippi he learned to create the effect of transparency, to draw outlines, and to give his pictures fluidity and harmony....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tupac Shakur : An Influential Artist Of All Time

- Tupac Shakur is one of the most influential artists of all time, regardless of genre. Tupac only lived for 25 years, as he was killed in a drive by shooting outside of a Las Vegas casino, which was allegedly the result of a feud between two rap groups. Tupac’s music has always cast a long shadow across the hip hop music industry, because his lyrics discussed deep and meaningful issues that his community was dealing with during his life time. The songs that I have selected to break down, in the ways they relate to and portray women during this time, are “Brenda’s got a baby,” “Dear Mama,” and “keep ya head up.” The lyrics, and stories that are discussed in these songs are extremely relatable...   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Woman]

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Street Art : Graffiti And Classical Art

- Street art combines graffiti and classical art and as a result brings art out of the museum and onto the streets of cities where all citizens are able to view and interpret it in their own way. Nicholas Riggle described it as “an art practice that, instead of delighting merely the refined sensibilities of an elite few, has the power to engage, effortlessly and aesthetically, the masses through its manifest creativity, skill, originality, depth of meaning, and beauty” (243). While to some street art is artists vandalizing property or causing a disturbance, to those who create street art it is their form of self-expression....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Museum, Artist]

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A Critique of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

- The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of a woman that was painted by the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci. This portrait was painted in oil on white Lombardy Panel Paper. It is an oil painting that utilizes the technique of sfumato. The painting technique sfumato overlays translucent layers of colors. This is used to create a blending of colors so there are no clear transitions seen. The materials used in sfumato are oil paints and a Lombardy Panel Paper. Sfumato is used to create a painting that appears to have no lines....   [tags: oil painting, portrait, artist]

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Biography of Charles Willson Peale: The True Renaissance Man

- ... With his three wives, Rachel Brewer, Elizabeth DePeyster and Hannah Moore, Peale had 17 children (Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Due to his insatiable interest and curiosity Willson Peale founded a natural history museum with more than 100,000 objects. Even at the age of 86 Peale was known to ride down hills on one of the first bicycles invented, showing his great energy (Strickland 72). Undoubtedly Peale lived an action filled lifetime which even rivaled some of the Renaissance men....   [tags: artist, craftsman, contemporaries]

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The Mp3 Revolution And The Advent Of Piracy

- In this book, Stephen Witt discusses the MP3 revolution and the advent of piracy in the music industry. Witt mentions that music piracy has been in existence since the inception of the compact disk technology and although this has benefitted some individuals in the society, the original artists have suffered the most as they have not received the full benefits for their artistic work. Another critical factor that arises from this historical account is that the original manufacturers of the MP3 technology may have also been shortchanged in their efforts to reproduce content for future storage and use....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, MP3, Artist]

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A Brief Biography of John Roger Stephens

- ... He was signed under Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music, before securing a deal with Sony/Columbia Records in 2003. He released a few more live CDs leading up to the release of his debut album ‘Get Lifted’ on December 28, 2004, which consisted of 14 songs and sold over 2 million copies under the genre of R&B Soul. MY FAVOURITE SONG My favourite song currently is ‘All of Me’ which is sung by John Legend. The form of this piece is classified as a variation of Rondo as is contains several musical ideas that alternate....   [tags: songs, favorite artist]

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Why I Choose to Make Art that Is Uncomfortable, for Me and my Audience

- I produce in a labour intensive manner through the act of repetition, reduction, application, and various methodical processes. It is important to me to commit and invest time in to my practice, while working with materials that correlate to the subject matter. I tend to extract my own history, using experiences of trauma and personal growth as a foundation upon which to work. I am currently interested in the space between private and public, the domestic domain and confines of a gallery. I desire to expand my practice to work in the future that creates an interactive or communal space where the art, within site specific or public locations, is created by involving the audience....   [tags: research artist statement]

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The Art Gallery Of Regina

- The 2015 /16 year was a tremendously busy year for the Art Gallery of Regina. The gallery presented a range of engaging exhibitions which included new works from both emerging and established Saskatchewan artists. Into the Forest featured the work of Ward Schell, Debby Wasniak-Bonk and Hazel Zaharik, all three artists draw artistic inspiration from connecting to, and observing nature. Moose Jaw based artist Diane Lara installation entitled Ensō included large suspended drawings. These works raised awareness of the body and our unique generic makeup....   [tags: Art, Arts, Saskatchewan, Artist]

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The Art Work of Jan van Eyck

- In 1434, Jan van Eyck would paint a masterpiece that would mystify scholars and artists for generations. This masterpiece, one out of many, was known as the "Arnolfini Wedding." The elements and details of the painting would arouse many questions that still do not have solid answers today. Jan van Eyck was born approximately in 1395, although the exact date of his birth is not known, and died in 1441 in Netherlands. He was born in Belgium, or Flanders as it was known then. (Biography Channel) Jan van Eyck was distinguished as a talented artist in several ways....   [tags: symbolism, artist, medium, masterpiece]

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Frederic Edwin Church's Contribution to Defining America

- FOREWORD Frederic Edwin Church was clearly an epic and defining figure among the Hudson River School painters, particularly in his collaborative efforts in developing a sense of national identity for America, but also in fostering tourism through landscape painting, political influence, and entrepreneurialism. By answering the national call for artists and writers to define American landscape, Church took the first steps towards becoming, not only one of America’s greatest painters, but also a successful entrepreneur when it came to selling his own work to make a living....   [tags: Painter, Artist Biography]

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Banksy Protest on the Art Community

- The renowned street artist Banksy has gained a large following in the art community he himself, is an important part of. The art community gave Banksy initial ridicule and now he has been granted praise. However, Banky’s art often protests the current culture in the art community, which circles around spending large amounts of money to buy art from people who have extensive training from pricey schools. Banksy, a special case, was able to rise among top street artists like Shepard Fairey with no real training or education in art....   [tags: street artist opinion]

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Art Work Analysis: Michelangelo and The Renaissance

- This paper will argue that Michelangelo was a true renaissance artist by sharing information about his life, artwork, and analysis. Michelangelo was born at Rome, in March 6, 1475. He was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance. He was considered the greatest artist of his time. When he was introduced to art, he basically worked with marble his whole life and worked in other arts during specific time periods. His two best-known works are the Pieta and the David....   [tags: renaissance artist, sculptures]

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Arts and Crafts of Elizabethan Era

- ... John Boodle was exiled during the accession of the Catholic Queen Mary I of England. On the 8th of May 1557 Hilliard, only ten years old, was recorded in Geneva as one of eleven-strong Bodley family group at a Calvinist service watched over by John Knox. Hilliard did not have a strong feeling for Calvinsim, but the French he picked up abroad became useful later on. In1560, at the age of 13, Nicolas painted a portrait of himself. It is said that at 18 he had painted one of Mary, Queen of Scots....   [tags: portraiture, Hilliard, artist]

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The Life of Gisele Legace

- Gisele Legace has been a fan of illustration from a young age. When she was a child she enjoyed reading Archie comics, Obelisk and Asterix and watching The Smurfs and Candy Candy. The artists of the comics and cartoons she watched inspired her to draw regularly. As she grew, Gisele drifted away from visual arts and started her own semi-famous girl band, Barbarella. Although her focus was now on music she always had a soft spot for comics as they allowed her an escape from everyday life. In her early twenties Gisele stepped away from the music industry and back into the world of visual arts....   [tags: artist, comics, illustrations]

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Analysis of Article I´d Sell YOu Sucide: Pop Music and Moral Panic in the Age of Marilyn Manson by Robert Wright

- ... Parents were not ready for new pop music which emphasized parting and sex. All together the title means that America blamed Marilyn Manson for the popularization of suicide and for the lives of the adolescents who did commit suicide. The title explains what the author will be discussing and shows that it a very complex issue. It is not just about Manson’s outrageous look or up front lyrics that were not censored. It is a mixture of both these things and others. The title gets us ready for an intelligent and complex argument....   [tags: artist, industry, teenager, sucide]

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When you Combine your Passion with Your Job

- I come from a conservative family which still believes art and entertainment can only be a recreation rather than a full time career. It has been a life long struggle for me to make my parents understand that I wanted a career that I am passionate about, rather than just a well paid and prestigious job. Although, my mom pushed me to do my engineering degree rather than art, architecture or fashion (which was my interest at that time when I came out of high school), my parents did appreciate my creativity and allowed me to pursue my passion in addition to my studies....   [tags: art, drawing, artist]

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Biography of Lucas Cranach the Elder

- Professed "painter of the Reformation," Lucas Cranach the Elder created many pieces of artwork during his career, but his work that sprouted from the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Reformation was truly inspiring (Johnson). Judith with the Head of Holofernes, an inspiring oil on panel by Cranach, impacted society in multiple ways that would remain influential even after his death. Cranach's work played a critical role in the beginning of the Reformation and pleased the royal court in Germany during the mid 1500s, which allowed him to rise as an artist and support dangerous organizations in his spare time....   [tags: artist, publishing business, reformation]

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Exploring the Strange World of Kafka

- Franz Kafka, one of the best known 20th century literary figures, has a unique writing style that has been widely influential and is worthy to emulate. The objective of this paper is to analyze and pull apart the various aspects of Kafka’s style, and concurrently critique my own attempt to imitate Kafka’s style. I will explore the aspects of Kafka’s work (primarily Metamorphosis) from the very basic elements of style to literary techniques, and explain my attempt to utilize these same elements in my own work of short fiction The Infinite Desert....   [tags: The Hunger Artist, Metamorphosis]

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Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci and The Mona Lisa

- Leonardo di ser Piero Da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), is almost the greatest geniuses in history ever since God made human beings. How to explain that, he was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, engineer, architect, anatomist, geologist, botanist, and writer. The most incredible thing is he showed interest and explored all of the aspects and his grand achievement influenced the history of human beings and even nowadays. With all the fabulous crowns he wore on, he was famous as a painter....   [tags: drawing, artist, inventor, ]

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The Lives and Work of James Earl Jones and Geoffrey Holder

- Two thunderous voices can be seen in the arts during the late 20th century. James Earl Jones is well known for his roles in Hollywood films such as “Dr. Strangelove” and “Star Wars”, and has an even greater presence in the theatre community. His achievements as an actor were inspired by his hardships growing up, for he had a strong stutter until high school. Similarly, Geoffrey Holder suffered from a speech impediment at a young age, but would become a well-known artist. Holder is recognized for many different fields, he is an actor, dancer, choreographer, painter, and more....   [tags: Artist Biography, Actors]

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Art History: Traditional and Contemporary

- It all started when we were born and never really quite gave it a thought. We didn’t recognize the importance of our surroundings until someone pointed their significance and their influence on how we thought or act. We didn’t really understand, nor did we want to seek information about its existence, until an impulse or thought was introduced into our minds. Oh. the initial experience, the emotions that were awaken when our eyes were enlighten to our surroundings. When our keen senses, which had never been exercised until someone who became an influential motivator saw in us the potential for creating the medium called “Art”....   [tags: artist, art, paintings, artistic]

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The Remarkable Career of Michelangelo

- Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly referred to simply as Michelangelo, was born on March 6, 1475, in the city of Caprese, Italy (Symonds). Through an early artist friend, Michelangelo was able to secure an apprenticeship with painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. It is with Ghirlandio that Michelangelo learned many techniques that would serve him well in the future. These techniques contributed to his enormous success as an artist (Hibbard p16). Michelangelo had a remarkable career as an artist and was recognized highly for his artistic virtuosity....   [tags: artist, sculpture, architecture]

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My Last Duches by Robert Browning

- ... The particular phrase, “Oh, sir, she smiled, no doubt,” even borders on sarcasm, which leaves the reader wondering if perhaps the death of the Duchess did not come as a surprise to him; perhaps the Duchess could have been on her way out long before she even realized it (43). In addition to his strange mourning habits, the Duke also plans on remarrying quite quickly. In fact, his new marriage is the affair that sparks this retelling of events. The speaker is supposedly discussing these traits of his former wife with the servant in order to put the Count, who is the father of the Duke’s new bride, at ease about the safety and happiness of his daughter....   [tags: the duke, artist, masterpiece]

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Analysis of Virginia Woolf´s Shakespeare´s Sister

- ... Large numbers of potential artists are born, but most of these individuals have no opportunity to develop their skills. The quality of artistic achievement is extremely sensitive to initial condition, such a favorable environment and education. The most renowned artists arise in a thriving artistic climate. Artists simply cannot succeed in a hostile cultural environment. Virginia Woolf, in her essay Shakespeare’s Sister, believed that women artists would not succeed until they had money and a room of one’s own (Jacobus 700)....   [tags: artist, women, gender, domestic]

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Why Different Things Influence Different People

- I believe different things influence different people. For me, growing up, it was the present I got for Christmas when I was ten years old. I had been begging my parents for this huge makeup kit that I saw at Ulta, when I was Christmas shopping with my mom. So when it came time to write my Christmas list, that kit was item number one. Therefore once Christmas morning came, I ran downstairs to open up my gifts and there it was. After that, every time someone came over our house, from my grandma to my aunts and even my own mom, I would ask them to do their makeup....   [tags: Cosmetics, Make-up artist]

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Famous American Musician: Alton Glenn Miller

- Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Glenn Miller has become an icon. For many people his orchestra and the string of hits they produced represent the essence of the swing era. Alton Glenn Miller did a lot in his short life he had a successful career, inspiring childhood, burning success and an inspiring musical talent. Glenn Miller was born in a small town in Iowa but by the time he was three his family had moved to Nebraska....   [tags: bandleader, swing era, artist]

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A Beginner Decides To Paint

- You have always loved drawing and now you want more. Color is suddenly important and learning how to use it to create a painting is the next goal you have in mind. Deciding what type of paint to use can be a daunting task if one does not have the information to make an informed decision. It all sounds so exotic, creative and expensive. Spending time researching the various mediums available is time well spent, and saves disappointment and dollars from making a poor choice. As you explore the various types of paints and accessories available, think about what you wish to accomplish....   [tags: Self-Help, Novice Artist]

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Hiroshi Sugimoto and Julian Opie

- Hiroshi Sugimoto is a Japanese photographer born in Tokyo in 1948. Upon graduating from Saint Paul’s University in Tokyo with a degree in Sociology and Politics and moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and attended the Art Centre College of Design. He moved to New York in 1974 after receiving his Bachelors degree and now lives in Tokyo and in New York. He divides his work into photographic series, each representing a certain theme. He is most famous for his seascapes, movie theaters, natural history dioramas and portraits, and waxworks series....   [tags: Biogrpahy, Photographer, Artist]

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The Renaissance Period in Europe

- The Renaissance Period is widely known for the abundance of amazing portraiture that circulated around Europe. During the Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer, a German artist painted a self-portrait in 1500 that had qualities that differed from the usual style of artist in that time (Chauhan). Jean Clouet also painted a portrait for the King of France and became the official court painter. Both artists had a talent for portraiture, while their styles were quite different. King Francis I wanted to be seen as a powerful man, and appointed Clouet to paint him in a classically renaissance way that highlights his wealth and authority....   [tags: artist, Albrecht Dürer, painter]

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Graphic Design at Experimental Jetset

- ... From these four rectangles artist used one rectangle for typography and other three used for design. According to designers, the triangles in each rectangle created "MMX" shape. In the top-right rectangle, there is four triangles and each has different colors and each triangles in symmetrical than others. Among all these four triangles, three of them are in yellow, blue, and green color. In the next top left rectangles, there are also four asymmetrical triangles in yellow, red, orange, and red color....   [tags: create, poster, artist, theme]

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The Poem Steps Harvey Silver

- Born November 6, 1929, Harvey Silver was always a unique man. As a child he attended many different schools in New York such as James Monroe HS and Theodore Roosevelt HS. Soon after graduating, Harvey served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1947-1948. After serving, he traveled to Israel and worked on a kibbutz in the Ngev for a year. Silver published his first poem in the 1950s and started living the way he would the rest of his life-Through poetry and art. In 1958, his poem entitled, “Steps” was put in an issue of Yugen Magazine....   [tags: poet, artist, unique]

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The Organization of Sawka's Work

- If Sawka’s work was organized into pre-1990’s and post 1990’s, his second body of work would represent his digression from print-making and painting to his involvement with experimental multimedia installations and sculpture. Before this, he had also illustrated and served as the art direction behind several books, such as his A Book of Fiction, published in 1986. It took him over 3 years to make the book’s 25 hand-engraved dry-point plates plus a title page. During his residency at the Pratt Manhattan Graphic Center, he printed 33 editions and tediously went back and hand painted the prints....   [tags: artist, architcture, projects]

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Speak, Memory by Vladamir Nabokov

- To some degree, every artist creates his or her own artistic life preserver, and in doing so resequences and conserves their own artistic DNA so that it may be transferred onto another generation. Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir Speak, Memory, is not only that preserver, but the tug boat that it holds onto, heavy and cramped with the memories and history that Nabokov retells his readers against the currents of time. Speak, Memory operates thematically, not chronologically. Nabokov returns anew to his early childhood and pulls in, as it were, the memories associated with certain themes....   [tags: exile, artist, deterritorialization]

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William Blake, Innocence vs. Experience

- William Blake, an artist and poet, wrote to on the dark and bright side of society. Growing up, Blake at the age of four thought he had seen God. With this said, his parents wanted to nurture his gift. His father, a very poor man, sent him to an art school. Believe it or not, William Blake was a rebel. After studying at the Royal Academy, Blake dropped out and opened his own printing shop. At the age of thirty-two, Blake published multiple poems in two series of texts, Song of Innocence and Songs of Experience....   [tags: artist, poet, god]

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Michelangelo: The Gates of Paradise

- ... Greek and Roman influences are often seen in Renaissance art due to the resurrection of the classics during that time period; Ghiberti, being an artist from the Renaissance, followed the renewed interest in classical antiquity and included several aspects of the ancient civilizations’ culture in The Gates of Paradise. Content-wise, there are several references to the classics. Among the many busts and statues surrounding the ten gilded panels, some are recognized to be idealized images based upon Roman sculptural prototypes, further indicating the renewed interest in classical Roman art (Parchin)....   [tags: artist, creek influence, renaissance]

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Self Portraits: Ekphrasis Poetry

- Ekphrasis poetry can be written as either an exhibition of the sensational aspects of an artist’s life or as a act to explicate the artwork itself. Gehrke balances both options by opening the gaze of the audience to witness the life of the artist but also the process, aftermath, and desire to paint. Gehrke respects the creative process of the painters, but also gives voice to the torments of the artists, their subjects, themes of death, life and love. The book as an entire collection gages the immediacy of art and time, because life is but a fleeting glimpse of fractured memories and light....   [tags: artist work, artis biography]

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Pablo Picasso- A Biography

- Pablo Picasso was one of the most recognized and popular artist of all time. In Pablo’s paintings and other works of art, he would paint what he was passionate about and you can see his emotions take control throughout his paintings and other works of art. Pablo Picasso works of art include not only paintings but also prints, bronze sculptures, drawings, and ceramics. Picasso was one of the inventors of cubism. ” Les Demoiselles d'Avignon” is one of Picasso famous paintings; this is also one of Pablo’s first pieces of cubism....   [tags: Artist, Biography, Paintings]

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Words That Describe Art

- 1. Caspar David Friedrich, Klosterfriedhof im Schnee (1819). A. My own interpretation of this painting is the following; it has a sad and dry mood. It’s a cold winter day with dead branches which gives it its dry and sad mood. The branches don’t have any leafs which symbolizes death. The background is very opaque and the ground is full of snow which shows a cold typical winter day. There are crosses on the floor on the left side of the painting as if people died at that place. There are also people walking into an entrance of some sort....   [tags: painting, artist, shows]

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Biography of William Blake

- ... Gilchrist argues that Blake was “forced” to join the mob. However, many biographers argue that Blake supported the revolutionists and joined the mob by choice (The Complete Work). August 18, 1782, William Blake, at the age of 24, married 20 year old Catherine Boucher. She was the daughter of a Battersea market gardener. Though Blake and Catherine had a happy life together, they did not have any children. Catherine was uneducated and illiterate (Blake, William, and Geoffrey Keynes.). Blake taught Catherine how to read and write as well as how to engrave....   [tags: famous artist, gothic style]

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Humanism in European Renaisaance

- The European Renaissance was a time of great change. The people of that time were beginning to take an interest in learning and also began to follow the idea of humanism. Humanism was a way of life where a person would reject most religious beliefs and focus on the here and now. One of the main things Humanist believed in was individual achievement. This gave many artists the opportunity to be known around Europe for his or her talent and not be criticized for being selfish. This is exactly what Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, or more commonly known as Donatello did....   [tags: achievement, selfish, artist]

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Proposal for An Advanced Art Project

- Proposal for An Advanced Art Project First off, I need to propose my theme that will encompass the majority of my art works in my stated media. Out of painting, print making and sculpture, I am choosing to work with the latter for two main reasons. One, I'm not that great at capturing visual ideas on the somewhat two- dimensional surface of paper or canvas. Adding to that I thought that sculpture would allow me to have a greater release of creativity as my work can explode into the third dimension with many added features....   [tags: Artist Papers]

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Biography of Caravaggio (Michelangelo)

- CABAVAGGIO, ka'ra-va'jo, properly MichelAngelo Merisi or Mebisio (improperly Amerioi, Merioi, or. Mobigt) Da (c. 1565-1609). An eminent Italian painter, founder of the Naturalistic school. He is usually called after his birthplace Caravaggio, in the Province of Bergamo, where his father was master of the household and architect to the Marquis of Caravaggio. According to most recent research, he probably studied four or five years at Milan, perhaps with one of the Campi (q.v.), then passed some time in Venice....   [tags: Talented Naturalist Artist]

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The Artists Tina Barney and Elliott Erwitt

- Beyond the Medium Thorough research of the works and techniques of Tina Barney and Elliott Erwitt led me to a simple conclusion: their art is simple and meaningful but, meaning is what an observer makes of it. What does this indicate one might ask. It means that although they both have very distinct ways of taking a photograph their common goal is to evoke emotion in their observers. Elliott Erwitt put it in the simplest terms when he said, “I think you should just look at the stuff and if it enriches you in some way or knocks you out, that’s all you need” (Danziger 89)....   [tags: Art Artwork Artist]

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Andy Warhol's Impact on Art

- Andy Warhol's Impact on Art Andrew Warhola was born August Sixth, 1928, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Julie and Andrej Warhola, both immigrants from Czechoslovakia. After a quiet childhood spent alternately alone and in art classes, Andrew went to college. He then got a job doing commercial art, largely advertisements for large companies. Over time his name was shortened and Andy Warhol changed the face of modern art. Through his silver lined Factory and the many people who frequented it a revolution was born....   [tags: Artist Art]

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How Far Would You Go? Recoving One's Rightful Belongings in Taken and The Rescue Artist

- How far would you go to take something back that was wrongfully stolen. There are countless stories of people being stolen from and each one shows the lengths people will go to retrieve their belongings. People persevere through challenging obstacles, sacrifice their time and money, and bring justice to the world in these stories. Would you be willing to go the distance. You persevere every day, whether it’s at school, at work, or even something as simple as doing your tedious chores. When police, detectives, or forensic scientists persevere, they catch the criminal almost all of the time....   [tags: painting, kidnapping, detective]

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Roy Lichtenstein was the most visual of all The Pop Artist. Explain

- Roy Lichtenstein was the most visual of all The Pop Artist. Explain why this may be true. Roy Lichtenstein led the way for pop artist’s and exploited it to the best that any artist could. Roy Lichtenstein led the way for pop artist’s and exploited it to the best that any artist could. Lichtenstein was born in New York in October 1923. Lichtenstein’s parents were middle class people, when he went to school art wasn’t on the curriculum. Although when he was young he did paint. Lichtenstein was and still is considered the most sophisticated pop artist around....   [tags: Art]

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James Joyce's Alter Ego in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- James Joyce's Alter Ego in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Works Cited Missing In James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus, a young man growing up, has many of the same traits of the young James Joyce. For example, "On 1 September 1888, at the age of 'half-past-six', Joyce was taken by his parents to be enrolled in the finest Catholic preparatory school in Ireland, Clongowes Wood College, situated about twenty miles west of Dublin in the countryside near Clane"(Anderson, James Joyce 15)....   [tags: Papers]

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Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews

- Responsibility of the Artist in The Bluest Eye, Faith in a Tree, and Conversion of the Jews Toni Morrison, in her work, Rootedness: The Ancestor as Foundation, voices her opinion about the responsibility of the artist and proclaims that art should be political. I would like to examine Grace Paley and Phillip Roth's short stories and Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Each of these works can be considered political, and I believe they fit Morrison's idea of what literary fiction should be....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Special Effects Movie

- Have you ever watched a movie with special effects. The movies that are referred to can be suspenseful or an action packed film with special effects that include explosions, stunts or virtual characters. That is the creation and job of a Multimedia Artist/Animator, they bring fun and excitement to movies and games on a daily basis. Some multimedia artist work on movies,cartoons, and video games. A multimedia artist creates special effects on a computer and places the object in a film or a game....   [tags: multimedia artist, graphics, animation]

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Comparing Artist of the Beautiful, Rappaccini's Daughter, Birthmark and Prophetic Pictures

- Comparing Perfection in Artist of the Beautiful, Rappaccini's Daughter, Birthmark and Prophetic Pictures In four of Hawthorne's stories there is a struggle for power and control as a vehicle to obtain perfection or beauty. In "The Artist of the Beautiful", "Rappaccini's Daughter", "The Birthmark" and "The Prophetic Pictures" the characters are controlled by their desire for perfection in their creations, but they do not achieve their goals without sacrifice. In "The Artist of the Beautiful" Owen is spends years perfecting his creation....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Giovanni Bellini

- Giovanni Bellini was born in Venice, Italy around 1430. He was the son of Jacopo Bellini, an esteemed painter at the time, and probably began his career along side his brother as an assistant in his father’s workshop. Though his artwork was influenced by many of his friends and relatives, Giovanni possessed certain qualities in his compositions which set him apart from the others. He blended the styles of both his father and brother-in-law, Andrea Mantegna, with his own subtle appreciation of color and light, the high regard he held for the detail of natural landscape, along with the very direct human empathy he placed in his painting....   [tags: Artist, Biography]

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Patience Wright: Artist or Spy?

- 1775: The American Revolution officially starts. 1783: The American Revolution finally comes to an end. There are numerous of hardships, victories, secrets, and untold stories throughout these eight long years. It makes us wonder how it was possible for the American colonies, being the underdogs, to beat what was thought to be one of the leading countries of the time, England. It took a lot of hard work, determination and art to win this battle. You heard right, art, as in wax figures, sculptures, busts, and much more made by Patience Wright....   [tags: American History, American Revolution]

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Theme of Love in Joyce’s Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses

- Theme of Love in Joyce’s Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses   A central theme in James Joyce’s works is that of love: what is it, and how can we discuss it. Joyce could not bring himself to use the word ‘love;’ when Nora asked him if he loved her he could only say that he "was very fond of her, desired her, admired and honored her, and wished to secure her happiness in every way; and if these elements were what is called love then perhaps his affection for her was a kind of love" (Ellmann 6)....   [tags: Dubliners]

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Comparing the Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses

- Characterization of Women in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses   Joyce's depiction of women is characterized by a high degree of literary self-consciousness, perhaps even more so than in the rest of his work. The self-consciousness emerges as an awareness of both genre and linguistic expectations. contrasting highly self-conscious, isolated literary men (or men with literary aspirations) with women who follow more romantic models, even stereotypes. In Dubliners, Joyce utilizes a clichéd story of doomed love ending in death-physical or spiritual-in "A Painful Case" and "The Dead." The former holds far more to these conventions and can be read as a pre...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Romantic Opposition in Billy Budd, Bartleby the Scrivener and Artist of the Beautiful

-     Herman Melville wrote some of the most widely read works in the history of literature during the late nineteenth century.  He has become a writer with whom the romantic era is associated and a man whose works have become a standard by which modern literature is judged.  One of his most well-known and widely studied short pieces of fiction is a story entitled, simply, Billy Budd.  In this short story, Melville tells the tale of Billy Budd, a somewhat out-of-place stuttering sailor who is too innocent for his own good.  This enchanting tale, while inevitably entertaining, holds beneath it many layers of interpretive depth and among these layers of interpretation, an idea that ha...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Morellian Method

- It is the intent of this essay to provide reasonable proof, on the basis of the Morellian method, that images 1A and 1B are by the same artist. These images of painted ceramics originate in the cultures of the archaeological Southwest circa 950 – 1150 (Fry, 2011). Painting each ceramic, the artisan(s) used similar techniques such as checkerboard patterning, broad lines, hatching, utilization of positive and negative space, and, along with anatomical representations. While the overall images differ considerably, the goal of implementing the Morellian method is to identify artists’ use of the same formulas to create smaller parts of works....   [tags: Common Artist, Art Techniques]

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Do People Have the Freedom to Express their Ideas Openly?

- Artist use their “pieces” to express their ideas and feelings. Although some may not agree with how artist choose to express themselves; their right should not be taken away. When people disagree their freedom of speech is not taken away, so why should an artist right be taken away. At times art pieces can evoke emotions better than speech can. If every artist listened to what critics said, there would never be any “great” art pieces. “Great” art pieces are the ones that make a person stop and think about what the artist is trying to portray....   [tags: speech freeodm, artist, rock and roll]

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Charles Wilson Peale

- Charles Willson Peale painted George Washington more times from life than any other artist. In 1772 Peale visited Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, to portray the hero as a colonel of the Virginia regiment, the only pre-Revolutionary likeness of him. In 1795 Peale and other members of his family painted the president for the last time during his second term. All told, Peale had seven opportunities to paint the great man at different times in his career, and he replicated many of the paintings. None was as popular as the enduring image of Washington after the Battle of Princeton, which was commissioned by the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania for its council chamber in Independence Hal...   [tags: Washington, artist, paintings]

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Conditions of Trade by Michael Baxandall

- In the article “Conditions of Trade,” 1 Michael Baxandall explains that fifteenth-century Italian art is a “deposit” resulting from the commercial interaction between the artist and the purchaser, who he refers to as a client. These works, as such, are “fossils of economic life,” as money, he states, plays an important role in the history of art. In contrast to our current perceptions of the relationship between the artist and art, “in which painters paint what they think best, and then look around for a buyer” the author examines how the content and form of these paintings were, determined by the customers....   [tags: art, Italian painting, artist, paint]

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Study of Performance Art by Roselee Goldberg

- Introduction People may experience second hand, through artists, other possibilities of aesthetic, political and sexual freedom they lack in their own lives. This may be one of the reasons why, despite countless predictions over the past few decades, performance art hasn’t died, nor has it been replaced by other mediums. Body art has evaded representation by focusing on the materiality of the performer’s bodies and presenting concrete life actions. In the wake of body art, theorists began writing on the significance and meaning of the body that was not a reference bearer but was ‘itself’....   [tags: artist, human body, sexual freedom]

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The Complex and Troubled Life of Vincent Van Gogh

- Van Gogh Born on March 30th, in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was the son of a pastor in Groot-Zundert, Holland. Throughout his life many learned that there was more than meets the eye to Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a very complex and troubled man and through his struggle used his art as an outlet for his emotions, creating some of the most famous paintings throughout history. Vincent Van Gogh was a self-taught artist born the eldest son of Theodorus Van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent was born exactly one year after the Van Gogh’s first son had been born a stillborn....   [tags: artist, post-impressionism, starry night]

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Dialogue Essay: Wings

- “Yo man, what’s up.” The boy lifted his head up to see that the red hair was shadowing him from the blazing sunlight. Unconsciously, his serious face broke a smile and he quickly stands up with help from the other boy. And without any words in between, they did the special handshake that only him and the other one knew, and burst into a laugh at the end as part of their secret best-friend handshake. Both of them ended up lying down side by side on the vast green lawn while looking at the moving clouds and trying to figure what shapes the clouds are....   [tags: artist, contest, inspiration]

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The Life and Times of Daniel Massey

- It was beautiful. The waterfall cascaded down the mountain in a way that left people breathless. The flowers bespeckled the land with an ethereal majesty. The river, so blue, so enticing, even the gods could not resist the temptation of a swim. Yet, it wasn’t good enough. It could never be good enough. At least, not to Daniel Massey, the artist that painted this landscape. “I’m my biggest critic,” said Daniel. “I always find things I could have done better.” This same statement has been muttered for thousands of years by successful artists, writers, and inventors of great skill....   [tags: Artist, Art Analysis, Daniel Massey]

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Bernard Madoff: Scam Artist

- In December 2008, one of the largest Ponzi scheme surfaced when Mark and Andrew Madoff reported the works of their father, Bernard Madoff to the federal authorities. A Ponzi scheme is an investing scam that promises high rates of return with little risk to investors. The operator generates returns for older investors by gaining new investors. Bernard was arrested on December 11, 2008 and charged with securities fraud. He pled guilty to 11 counts and was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison-the maximum possible prison sentence....   [tags: Ponzi schemes]

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An Honest Con Artist

- In “Honest Graft Hall”, the words of George Washington Plunkitt are recorded so that the historical observer can directly observe the ideals of a very opinionated American Politician. Considered “the most thoroughly practical politician of the day” (Riordon , Preface), William Riordon records Plunkitt’s opinion on everything political from honest and dishonest graft to civil service issues. In this book, Plunkitt is able to show us how he has been so successful in politics for forty years and will continue to be....   [tags: American Polititian, George Washington Plunkitt]

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Art And Art Of Art

- Artists are people who use different ways of outward expression to illustrate who they are as people. They put themselves into their work, even without meaning to do so. There are many reasons why people take to art and there are also many ways for one to become an artist. The culture of art in societies around the world has helped bring people closer and allows people to communicate without words, but instead with their creations. Artists have produced art throughout all periods of time and that has given us a large variety of different kinds....   [tags: Art, Arts, Art critic, Artist]

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Literature Review on Zora Neale Hurston

- Description The following articles pertaining to the life of Zora Neale Hurston and her accomplished works illustrates as well as analyze her position as an African American female artist and anthropologist. Articles include: Zora Neale Hurston's Construction of Authenticity through Ethnographic Innovation by Jennifer Staple; Creating Ethnography: Zora Neale Hurston and Lydia Cabrera by Lynda Hoffman-Jeep; and Ethnics and Ethnographers: Zora Neale Hurston and Anzia Yezierska1 by Lori Jirousek....   [tags: African American female artist and anthropologist]

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Jacob Lawrence’s Direct and Dramatic Paintings

- Jacob was an African-American artist, who eventually flourished in the art world during the Depression of 1920s, painting African-Americans life in Harlem, making social statements and thus, explaining their life during that time. Additionally, this made his art significant to spectators who praised his works. With no formal training in painting, it was easy for Jacob to ignore the rules that set him apart from other African-American painters and others, before him and in his time, such as Palmer C....   [tags: harlem renaissance, african american artist]

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