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Art Masterpieces

Analysis of John Steuart Curry’s Tragic Prelude

John Brown in the picture resembles Goliath in the Bible, a symbol of war. The painter depicted him this way because he was of the opinion that the only way to end slavery in Kansas was through armed insurrection. Goliath in the Bible was a philistine warrior whom the Israelites...

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

Leonardo’s painting is among the many Renaissance arts that have had much influence on science making it be a perfect example of arts that symbolizes Western Civilization. As everyone can tell, the painting reflects scientific understanding. Through the painting, one is capable of noticing Leonardo's creative geniuses that have assisted...

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“Young Sick Bacchus” and Money

A young man, allegedly Bacchus, looks out at the viewer. He is dressed in a toga, with vine leaves in his hair, usually a tell-tale mark of the god of wine. He has a bunch of white grapes in his hand which, upon closer inspection, appear to be less than...

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Susan Cohen Thompson Art

The piece of art entitled, “Edge Forest,” by Susan Cohen Thompson is a work of art that shows how human relationships and climate change are intertwined. The artwork shows three women, whose features are created by the elements of nature. For instance, the women’s hair is the green from trees...

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Art Periods: Impressionism & Expressionism

Expressionism and Impressionism were two art movements that helped either to define each other, or to influence each other. In such movements, sometimes the lines are blurred. The styles of each movement seem to too closely represent the other, or else the same artist has done work in either movement....

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Baroque Art—“The Triumph of the Immaculate” by Paolo de Mattias

Art history, like most histories, contains different movements. Yet within these movements we see even more flux and diversity. For example, the Baroque period begins in the late 16th century, and over its one-hundred-plus year stretch, transforms in content, style, and, of course, context. However, some patterns remain, for a...

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Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The two works seen were chosen almost by random, or by an immediate attraction to the qualities and intensity of each. The first painting is Vermeer's Study of a Young Woman, and Vermeer is certainly representative of personal style, or the artist's unique and consistent expression of an individual viewpoint...

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How Renaissance Artists Surpassed the Works of Antiquity

Artistic rebirth refers to the renewal of classical art. Whereas the Renaissance period unmistakably owed its awakening to the rediscovery of antiquity, the Renaissance artists merely never duplicated the art of Greece but sought different inspiration to guide their artistry. Whereas antique artists strived to picture the highest attainable strengths...

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Description of a Painting: Cuban Exodus

The painting I have chosen to describe and interpret is Éxodo Cubano (Cuban Exodus) by Asilia Guillén. It was completed in 1963 and is oil on canvas. According to the painting’s formal description, Guillén had been an embroider all her life before turning to painting at the age of 63,...

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The Avant Garde Qualities of Klein’s “Blue Monochrome” (1961)

Whereas intuitive definitions of avant garde would tend to emphasize its experimentality as well as its break from traditional conceptions of art, a more precise definition from an aesthetic perspective is perhaps best summarized by Greenberg, who categorizes avant garde art in terms of its “formal self-awareness.” In other words,...

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Who Makes Art

We oftentimes speak of art and the influence it has got upon the lives of people, the importance of art in our culture, but do we always understand what is meant by the word “Art” and what experience the artist possesses? Unfortunately, this subject is not very often addressed. This...

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The Characteristics of the Artistic Style of the Italian Renaissance

In so far as the Italian Renaissance, in its artistic garb, emerged as a distinctive approach to aesthetics, this revolution marks a certain reaction to its historical predecessor: namely, the art of the Middle Ages. Accordingly, to the extent that the Italian Renaissance represents a radical break with the past,...

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Modernist Art Elements

The use in modernist art of images, tableaus, and single scenes is the framework upon which the genre has developed. Modernist art, ranging in chronology from approximately 1860 to the mid-20th century, reflects the uninhibitedness of artists not seen previously. Experimentation became the norm, and with this experimentation came less...

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Entombment of Christ

The Phillbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma displays a variety of different pieces in a beautiful setting, showcasing paintings, sculptures and gardens among other peaceful places. The main museum is inside an old mansion, positioned in the middle of a perfectly manicured lawn and landscaped property. Consequently, this sets...

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Field Trip to SF MOMA

One of the projects that I saw at that exhibition was the iTunes 2.0 media player and iPod digital music player. Over the years, Apple has tried to research on some of the new ways of developing better products. Many people assume that by producing an iPod, the company would...

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A Critical View of Picasso’s Sculpture at MOMA

I recently attended the exhibition of Picasso Sculpture at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and purchased a same-day timed ticket when I arrived around 12 noon, as I felt that this was the best time of day to go there. I was extremely excited about the visit, I...

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“Mural” by Jackson Pollock

The beloved American artist Jackson Pollack’s seminal piece known as “Mural” was commissioned by famed New York art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, and known as a twentieth century art icon (Jackson Pollack’s Mural; n.d). This piece has long been recognized for having been created during a transitional period for the artist,...

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Robert Mapplethorpe And His “Self-Portrait” (1980)

Robert Mapplethorpe is famous across the globe as one of the most outstanding artists of the end of the twentieth century. Since 1963, Robert started production of his own photos with Polaroid camera. This person remarkably used this camera for its own sake and profit. There are several famous art...

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Visual Analysis: Jemez Corn Dance

Dorothy Eugenie Brett’s oil on board painting titled Jemez Corn Dance was created in 1967. She creates a depiction of the ceremonial corn dance— a prayer for rain and growth needed to ensure a successful harvest—through the use of oil paints in a two-dimensional format. The piece embodies the rhythmic...

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Art Survey: “Azalea”

For the purposes of this assignment, I attended the John B. Davis Gallery to explore the exhibit at the time, entitled the “Undergraduate Art Exhibition and Scholarship Competition.” One of the artists displaying work in this exhibit was Karen Lei and it was her work, titled “Azalea” that stood out...

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