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Modern Art vs Classical Art

The works of ‘The Design and Making of Stonehenge and ‘The Great Stupa at Sanchi’, are extreme examples of megalith stonework that is seen by many to be mystical and spiritual in nature given the immense complexity required for a seemingly non-technological society to engineer and fashion together the stone...

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Manhattan by Georgia O’Keefe

One of my favorite pictures at Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington, D.C. is Georgia O’Keeffe’s Manhattan. Completed in 1932, the painting is in oil and of fairly big size: 84 3/8 x 48 /4. In a brochure from this Museum, it was said that Manhattan is a unique work of...

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Salvador Dali Visual Analysis

Salvador Dali is well known for his surrealistic paintings which draw on elements of the dream state to present images of lasting beauty and curiosity. In his oil painting on wood panel entitled “Forgotten Horizon” painted in 1936, Dali presents a brightly lit scene of a beach at ebb tide....

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A Chilly Rebirth: Art in the Northern Renaissance

While the Renaissance spread over Europe, it was not the same everywhere. The Northern Renaissance (usually defined as being in the German States, the Netherlands, and England) was the result of a different climate and different motivations than the better-know Italian Renaissance. To point out just two examples of the...

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The Private Life of a Masterpiece

In the video, The Private Life of a Masterpiece – Goya’s The Third of May, the impact and importance of Goya’s painting is discussed. The Third of May, depicts a possible scene that could have happened in Spain, on the third of May, 1808 when Napoleon’s French army invaded. The...

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Modernism and Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon

In 1907, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) created Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as a large painting in modernism. The picture is a portrayal of five young women prostitutes from a brothel in Barcelona. The Pablo Picasso’s painting is a good illustration of how geometric forms resulted in a rise of cubism and abstract...

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Garden of Earthly Delights

The art work The Garden of Earthly Delights by Herman Bosch is a painting created approximately 1500 CE. As a conversation piece, it is meant to create discussion among various individuals. With this knowledge it mind, I was prepared to find a painting that would be quite colorful with a...

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eL Seed: Perception

In 2016, French/Tunisian artist eL Seed began a massive work of art in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasr neighborhood, and ne incorporating as many aesthetic perspectives as means of creation. Perception exists as a design covering, and utilizing, more than fifty buildings in the area, and in lateral ways; the art is...

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Poster Review

White SpaceOverall, there seems to be a good visual balance between text, graphs, and the use of white space. With this being said, I have two major concerns with the use of white space. First, I believe that the images and text presented on the poster are somewhat too large...

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Benjamin West and “The Death of General Wolfe”

Benjamin West is a well-known American artist who rose to prominence in London during the late 18th century. West painted many historical and religious portraits, but is most famous for painting, “The Death of General Wolfe” (1770; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa). The painting portrays the death of the English...

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Pablo Picasso vs Frank Lloyd Wright

Pablo Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright were two great men of the previous century. Pablo Picasso was an artist, and Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect. Whereas the two lived in different countries and worked in different creative domains, there are clear similarities between the two. This paper will analyze...

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San Jose Museum: Portrait of an Artist

The work of art that I selected in the San Jose Museum for this assignment was the ‘Portrait of Qusuquzah’ by American artist Mickalene Thomas. She completed the portrait in 2011. She made the painting utilizing acrylic, rhinestones, and enamel on a wooden panel. The artist has made many other...

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Reading Art – Understanding Iconography

According to Henry M. Sayre in his book, “A World of Art” (2012), artists have four roles, which are: to help us see the world in new ways, to make a visual record of people, places and events during their lifetime, to make functional objects more pleasurable and give them...

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The Wall Paintings of Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale

The wall painting on the wall of P. Fannius Synsistor's bedroom, located in Pompeii, is an example of the Second Style of wall painting. The painting itself features a view of a courtyard and arch receding into the distance, along with images of buildings and balconies that give the viewer...

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Redhead Girl Painting

I almost had forgotten her silver eyes when I saw the painting of her in the gallery. Red hair, full lips, and sidelong glance – without any hesitation it was her face. The painting was the size of the wall and everyone in the gallery could notice every detail on...

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The Invention and Evolution of Ink and Paint

The development of ink and paint has a long-lasting history that dates back to more than 40,000 years ago. In our modern world, the role of ink is hardly ever analyzed. In the meantime, a closer examination of the surrounding environment is likely to show that the presence of ink...

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What are some aspects of Manet’s painting, View of the International Exhibition of 1867, 1867 that suggest he was criticizing the Exhibition?

With his works Edouard Manet anticipated the appearance of Impressionism, and then became one of the founders of this art movement. Many of Manet's paintings show impressionistic pictorial freedom and fragmentary compositions. At the same time, his works preserve the clarity of the picture. He uses gray and black tones,...

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Comparing and Contrasting Painting Styles: Neoclassicism, Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Of the many styles of artistic creation and integrity, neoclassicism, impressionism, and abstract expressionism are several of the more well known that were instantiated as movements during key points in world history. The first of the three, neoclassicism, is a title given to a series of artistic movements based...

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“The Old Man With Guitar” By Picasso

The painting that as selected for this interpretation is "The old man with guitar" by Picasso. In the most simplistic form of analysis or presentation, one could state that it is literally an image of an old man holding a guitar. However, such an image could be presented in many...

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Cave Paintings

There are many similarities between the cave paintings at Grotte Chauvet Pont d’Arc and those at Lascaux. In the first place, both display similar content: bulls, aurochs, and horses, for example, are extremely prominent in both sets of cave paintings, and both also depict other animals such as felines and...

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