Samples "Painting"


Self-Portrait: Albrecht Durer

Why I Paint Self-Portraits A portrait is more than a representation of the outside features of the person. It is meant to represent their inner world and their character (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013). It is not enough simply to render the physical features without paying attention to those features...

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Symbolism in Art

It would not be an exaggeration to state that symbolism is one of the core elements of art. As such, any creator targets to communicate some idea to the public. Sometimes, this challenging task cannot be completed with the use of straightforward messages and signs. Therefore, creators choose to incorporate...

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Perspective in Art

Perspective is one of the most interesting techniques that painters and photographers can use to transform the space and create an illusion of several dimensions. One of the perspective-related techniques they use is a mirror reflection element that has already been discussed above. In the meantime, it is not the...

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Form and Line in Art

Form and line are the main instruments artists use to "build" their composition. The line is employed to create a form, while the latter is needed to reach the finite goal – the creation of a shape. These are the basic principles familiar to every artist, designer, and photographer. It...

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Composition in Art

A composition is a framework that every creator selects as the basis of the future masterpiece. In this frame, it is essential to note that painters enjoy more opportunities since they are enabled to create a new reality within which every object is placed to the right position. Photographers are...

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Guernica by Pablo Picasso

Guernica is a powerful and moving piece of political art created by Pablo Picasso. The mural is huge and dominating, measuring 3.5 by 7.8 meters, and is colored starkly in gray, black and white. The abstract scene of pain and suffering depicts the atrocities of war on humanity, especially the...

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William de Kooning: Woman VI

Woman IV by William de Kooning is part of a series of works by the artist done in abstract expressionism, a style of painting that he pioneered. Woman IV was the fourth in a series of paintings that he executed from 1952 to 1953. The painting is contains elements of...

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Maids of Honor: Velazquez

In The Maids of Honor, Diego Velazquez creates a scene with complex and well-placed light and outstanding textures. Maids or “Medinas” which translates into Maids, incorporates the use of dark shadows contrasted with light, and geometric shapes and configurations, offering the viewer numerous interpretations of the work (Luxenberg, 2003). In...

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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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