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Art is any form of self-expression. Art is something that is created that entertains, inspires, educates or makes a person feel something good, bad or unexplainable. Art is whatever the artist does or makes in which they deem to be art whether it is of value or not. There is a wide variety of art, some that people wouldn’t imagine as art, but a true artist sees art in every creation.
Art is everywhere and in everything I see. Art is not just a painting, poem, drawing or a ballet. When I think of art I think of something somebody does to release their feelings. Different people express art in various ways. For example, someone who writes a love letter because they are unable to
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The Introduction of the book (Art Theory) of Robert Williams is generally refers to the existence of art history and art theory at the same time. As far as the importance is concerned, there is no significant difference between art history and art theory. These two always correlated in every way in one aspect, learning art theory; obviously it will provide you the importance of art history at the same time, in studying, and engagement with art.
When understanding art, philosophy attempts to come up with theories about art. This theory is maybe a set of principles that define and explains the full meaning of art. However, sometimes, just because a theory is wrong doesn't mean it has no
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The art world is composed of all the people involved in the production, commission, presentation, preservation, promotion, chronicling, criticism, and sale of fine art. Howard S. Becker describes it as "the network of people whose cooperative activity, organized via their joint knowledge of conventional means of doing things, produce(s) the kind of art works that art world is noted for" (Becker, 1982). In her book, Seven Days in the Art World, Sarah Thornton describes it as "a loose network of overlapping subcultures held together by a belief in art. They span the globe but cluster in art capitals like New York, London, Los Angeles, and Berlin." Other cities that can be classified as
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Irene M. Corbin
American Intercontinental University
Unit 1 Individual Project
HUMA205 – Art Appreciation
June 16th 2013
This paper will first give two definitions to the word “art”. The second portion of this paper will give a description of eight types of art which are Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Photography, Printmaking, Conceptual Art, Installation Art, and Performance Art. After each description it will give a brief explanation of why it exemplifies the definition of the word “art”.
Exploring the word of Art
Have you ever asked yourself “What is art”? According to some art is defined as something that is beautiful. Art can mean many different things; it can
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Professor Kimberly Musial
April 29, 2012
Defining art is up to the interpretation of the writer and of the reader. Art in itself is also left up to interpretation, of the artist and of those viewing the work of art. There are many varieties of art, and all still have their own abilities to be changed and redesigned based on the artist. Viewing examples of art definitions along with review of several art varieties show the versatility that is the world of art.
In order to properly evaluate and understand art, one must start by understanding the definition of art. As different people see
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Art director (A.D.) is the title for a variety of similar job functions in theater, advertising, marketing, publishing, film and television, the Internet, and video
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Even though it might not seem like it, art is a very broad topic. When talking about art there are different categories. There is the art of literature, the art of music, the art of dance, the art of theater, and the art that we are most familiar with, such as drawings, paintings, and sculptures. If a person’s writing is good enough, then their work is published in a newspaper, as a book, or in a magazine. If a person makes good music then they can join an orchestra, join a band, or make records. When a person is good in theater then they are able to direct shows or movies, or act on Broadway or in Hollywood movies. A person who can create good art, if good enough, can be shown in
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The trip I took to the Getty Museum was very interesting and informational. I had always wanted to go to the Getty and now that I had purpose in writing a term paper on art of ancient civilizations it was worth my time. I mainly learned about art in Egyptian, Greek and Roman culture while I was there.
Before the portrayal of the human body or any piece of art can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body and art transformed. My tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have
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This paper defines and illustrates the Rococo movement. Rococo art was a highly sensual, light hearted movement and the art of this period greatly reflected a common way of thinking during this time.
Art History II
Rococo, meaning literally embedded pebble started in France at the beginning of the 18th Century, gaining popularity during the reign of Louis XV. (Rococo 1700 - 1775) Art from the Rococo movement was a reaction to the darker, heavier Baroque movement. The death of Louis the XIV brought about big changes to art and the patronage of art and the Rococo movement was one of these changes. (Kleiner, Fred S., and Helen Gardner)
The start of the Rococo movement can
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Throughout history art has played a vital role in society and the reformation of an era. Artists have been provoked by worldly experiences during their time thus producing artwork that reflects their personal social and political concerns. Through these artworks they are able to influence their audiences. The ability to revolutionise ideas is the only change in the world that is constant; this is where a true artist takes action.
Johann Joseph Eugene Von Guérard (1812-1901) was an Austrian born artist. His father took him to Italy in 1826 after he displayed extraordinary artistic talent, here he was able to pursue art as a lifestyle. Guérard travelled around the world from Dusseldorf
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Observing trends in the art world
Creating Distorted Figures
28 Mar Sudo, 2010 by Damien Meade. Oil on linen on board 55 x 44.5 cm.
Tate Britain‘s exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art sets out to trace Pablo Picasso‘s influence on Britain. Hence much of the exhibition looks at British artists influenced by Picasso, including Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and Ben Nicholson, drawing upon the research carried out for other recent exhibitions and the Tate’s own collection, and the exhibition consequently features several works that have appeared recently. Therefore it seems more targeted at the casual audience and tourists
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Ancient art has a way of telling a story of the past, how the people lived, what religious beliefs were followed and a hierarchy if any. Two works of art from the Greek and Egyptian periods dating from the second-century B.C (Aphrodite) and 2420-2389 B.C (Nikare and family) are compared to the styles of the art work and materials used to determine the meaning of the sculptures. The differences and any comparisons are discussed between the two sculptures and how they reflect in the time period in which they were made.
Art is the form of sculptures, paintings or architecture and in the Greek and Egyptian art forms, symbolism and content are important
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Aamnah Ahmad | CD-711/2012
Art Politics | Ayesha Omar
Karachi is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, lifestyles and cultures. The incredible variety that one can find in this city is what makes it the most dynamic and interesting, which is exactly the kind of basis that is required for introducing and producing art of all kinds. By making arts and cultural activities an integral part of the fabric of the city, we will not only be able to help this diversity to grow and thrive creatively, but it will also play an instrumental role in strengthening community bonds by involving people and facilitating interactions and collaborations that will allow new and
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Unit 5 Individual Project Final Paper
American InterContinental University
July 11, 2010
Impressionist Works of Art
Impressionist art is a style in which the artist captures the images of an object as you or I would see it as if you were to just caught a glimpse of it. These artist paint pictures with a lot of color and most of their pictures are outdoor scenes, also the artist pictures are very bright and very vibrant. Impressionist artist like to capture their images without details and with bold colors. Impressionist artist who do these types of paintings are Edouard Manet, Camille Pessaro, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet
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Egyptian art remained unchanged while Greek art changed rapidly because of there beliefs in the afterlife. Egyptians believed that there life on earth was all about trying to get to the after life. They would have extravagant tombs with gold and gems to help get them to the afterlife. The Egyptians would put gold in the pyramids because it was unchanging it would help protect the body so the spirts would be able to come back to a mummified body and cross over to the afterlife. Egyptians believed that the spirt wouldn’t come back to a body that was altered or not intact. So the art in the pyramids had to all remain the same because there was no telling when the spirt would
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Stone Arch Bridge and vicinity at night
This art piece was created by Brian M. Gardner, He is an artist in Minnesota and has been snapping photos for several years but only recently has he thought that he has got the process down. This photo is the second shot of the Stone Arch Bridge and vicinity at night. This one has a different perspective than the previous shot and it shows a bit more in it. It is an exposure shot. On the website his photos are nearly all taken with an older Pentax SLR and a professional grade manual lens. He thinks this is the best possible way to get a worthy picture even though it might be expensive and time consuming
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Axia College of University of Phoenix
Introduction to Art ART 101
Breaking free of the naturalism of Impressionism in the late 1880s, a group of painters sought independent artistic styles for expressing emotions rather than simply expressing visual impressions, concentrating on symbolic meaning. The term Post-Impressionism was coined by the English art critic Roger Fry for the work of such late nineteenth century painters as Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others (The Art Industri Group, 2002). Although often consciously at odds with one another and quite
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“Ernest Walker” was born in Rochdale, England in 1892 where he established his great young artist. He won a full scholarship to Manchester municipal school in find art in 1909. During his studies he won award king’s prize because of his creative design. He moved to United State in 1913 for continue his study. After graduated he spent number of years between England and United State. Most of his famous painting that I know is using watercolor.
Recently I found a very interesting piece of art of “Ernest Walker”. It is a landscape picture name’s “Storm Cloud”, approximate about 4’’x6.5’’ size. The picture used watercolor to create a very
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Art of South and Southeast Asia before 1200: Portrayal of the Buddha
Art History Survey I
Christine I. Wilson
This paper analyzes the art of Southeast Asia before 1200, specifically the depiction of Buddha. A general idea of Buddhism and Buddhist art is presented as well as two specific works of Buddhist art. A study of how different cultures and time period influenced these pieces follows their descriptions, and finally a critique of each and a comparison of the two are also presented.
Buddhism began in the late medieval period in India during the rule of the Pala dynasty with one man, Siddhartha Gautama. Known today as Buddha Shakyamuni, Siddhartha was
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columns: the outer aisle is covered by five-part and the inner aisle by four-part rib vaults. The resulting effect is one of clear spatial distribution and organic lightness: the bays are opened on all sides and the walls of the radiating chapels, no longer load-bearing. (Julien Chapuis)Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I have seen grey and tan color cathedrals. The main color is from the multi-color hand painted stain glass windows. The subject matter is to praise God or build a house to worship God. The Cathedral is the temple for god. It is supposed to draw you in and keep you. I think it is literally depicted because it is all abut God.
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4 September 2014
Head of Akkadian Ruler, 2250 – 2200 B.C.E (iragi Museum, Bagdad – Looted!)
This piece of Akkadina art is one with fine sharp lines curls lips and is made to resemble the akkadian ruler from this timeline. I do believe that thid piece was shaped from either a modled or was carved from lime stone but when you look at it, you can see that the lips are pouted and the brow is angery looking the hair is curled. The color is a balckish gray color and the left eye is destroied but it is a good piece of art. The other thing about this piece is that it is life like and it is of the akkadian king. There should be
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Unit 5 Individual Project
Three works of art in the Baroque Style are presented. Thoughts are given about the visual appearance of the three pieces. A summary of the artist’s personal philosophies of art is attempted. We explore these works and how they fit into the Baroque time period. The three works are then compared and contrasted in form and content.
We will look at three fine pieces of art from three great artists from the Baroque Period. Each artist though separated by hundreds of miles or decades painted using light and darkness for dramatic effect.
The first painting example is a Pieta from the Baroque Period. It was done by
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ART has not always been what we think it is today. An object regarded as Art today may not have been perceived as such when it was first made, nor was the person who made it necessarily regarded as an artist. Both the notion of "art" and the idea of the "artist" are relatively modern terms.
Many of the objects we identify as art today -- Greek painted pottery, medieval manuscript illuminations, and so on -- were made in times and places when people had no concept of "art" as we understand the term. These objects may have been appreciated in various ways and often admired, but not as "art" in the current sense.
ART lacks a satisfactory definition. It
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1922, Siqueiros returned to Mexico City to work as a muralist for Álvaro Obregón’s revolutionary government. Then Secretary of Public Education José Vasconcelos made a mission of educating the masses through public art and hired scores of artists and writers to build a modern Mexican culture. Siqueiros, Rivera and José Orozco worked together under Vasconcelos, who supported the muralist movement by commissioning murals for prominent buildings in Mexico City. Still, the artists working at the Preparatoria realized that many of their early works lacked the "public" nature envisioned in their ideology. In 1923 Siqueiros helped found the Syndicate of Revolutionary Mexican Painters, Sculptors
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I never apologize for combining the word “art” with the word “cinema.” You would need a nineteenth-century conception of art—a cliché even then—to cast it as effete. After Freud, Trotsky, Benjamin, and Adorno, after futurism, constructivism, dada, surrealism, and the explosion of pop, it seems hard to remember that art—and the art film—was once considered the spiritual playground or retreat of a bourgeois elite. True, there had been “Film d’Art” around 1910, best remembered for the black-tie audience assembled for the premiere of L’Assassinat du duc de Guise at the Paris Opéra with music composed by Saint-Saens. And in the 1920s certain patrons of “The Seventh Art” treated cinema as
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A work of Art that really caught my eye was the Loving Couple (Maithuna) India, Orissa 13th Century. The artist Sculpture is Ferruginous Stone, Brown Gneiss, which is 69 x 28 inches, can be seen at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California.
India, Orissa has done a sculpture with a man a female making love, To me it shows that the couple really doesn’t care on were there making love. The couple looks very successful and happy like they just had accomplished something in life and there celebrating by making love towards each other. I also see that there’s a lot of jewelry worn in the sculpture. I think that may symbolize that the couple are wealthy.
The artist was
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Art Appreciation 103
Comparison of Wendell Castle’s Cavalcade and Harry Bertoia’s Sounding Sculpture
Comparison of Wendell Castle’s Cavalcade and Harry Bertoia’s Sounding Sculpture
The artwork Cavalcade by Wendell Castle compared with Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculpture were designed for different purposes but both use elements of art to emphasis the meanings of each. I found these sculptures at the Wichita Art Museum. I selected these two because I found sculptures very interesting. The Cavalcade was made by grouping different shapes together to defy gravity and it grabbed my attention because it did not look correct because the ball was off certain and
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Professor Lisa Rockford
16 November 2011
Boca Art Museum
An artist’s perspective gives a curious audience a world of creativity displaying emotion, talent, and intelligence. The Boca Art Museum contains extraordinary galleries with many interesting pieces of art that come together to create an entire work of art in unity, and different portraits and framework with a variety of mediums. Viewers can see abstract sculptors placed in the outside garden giving the audience self-thought of understanding strange pieces that could mean anything; the meaning is individualized.
The first gallery in the museum exhibits many different portraits of people, made up of different
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AIU Online: HUMA205
This is an essay that will analyze two important works of ancient art. They will be analyzed in terms of their form, subject matter and content. It will explain how these two art works fit into the time period they were made. Using the terminology and concepts of evaluating art, this paper will compare the two pieces of art in consideration with their style, symbolism and meaning of them.
The first work of ancient art chosen for this assignment is The House with the Cracked Walls by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). It was painted between the years of 1892 and 1894 with oil on a canvas. It is a painting of a house scenario surrounded by trees
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Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale
Arbol Grande, Guajiro Yo
Oil on canvas
180 x 200 cm/ 71 x 79 in
Collection of the Artist
The painting “Arbol Grande, Guajiro Yo” has a tree painted in the middle. The tree has
many colorful leaves. There is a man sitting beneath the tree, who is smoking a cigar.
Apparently, because of the smoking his doing, he is surrounded by a cloud of smoke. The man is
wearing a hat and has a mustache on his face. Also, there are flowers on the bottom of the
painting, this is the ground of the picture.
The painting has many colors; for example, the leaves of the tree are green, yellow,
orange, blue, and red, with
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Timeline of Art History
fig. 4 “Xolotl,” Aztec people, 1325-1521 C.E.
Aztec, Mexico; Xolotl, God of Sickness, Deformity, and Misfortune
Craib, Raymond B. Catrographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004 Print.
Hasso Von Winning. "Remojadas." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 19 Jul. 2013. <http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T071408>.
Kerr, Justin, and White Bruce M. The Olmec World Ritual and
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בהרגשה של יציבות ועקביות על מנת לבטא רגשות וחוויות טראומטיות שחווה.
דרך מערכת היחסים המשולשת בין המטפל, המטופל והיצירה, תרפיה באמנות יכולה לטפל בבעיות כגון בטחון, אמון, העצמה, הערכה עצמי ואינטימיות שעשויה להקל על חיזוק האגו. המחקר עד כה מצביע על החשיבות של התרפיה באומנות לסוגיות התפתחות האגו והתעללות הילדים, למרות זאת יש צורך בהמשך מחקרי.
“As Art Therapy is not primarily a purely verbal therapy, individuals, whose core difficulties lie in acting rather than thinking, are particularly responsive to this form of treatment.”
” Imprisonment is the ultimate container for the offender’s aggression and angry feelings become
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ANALYSIS OF STIEGLITZ’ WORK
Analysis of Stieglitz’ Work
Any piece of art work is considered a representation and reflection of inspiration and creative thoughts. Every piece of art has certain themes attached to it. Similarly, work of famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz has certain inspirational themes. The objective of this research is to explore work of Stieglitz known as Steerage and its themes.
The work of Stieglitz in Steerage reflects his childhood and young adulthood and show how these works of art influenced his future works of art.
Stieglitz took this
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LIGHT & COLOR
Fig. 118 The Dan Flavin Art Institute
Plays with idea on how we experience color and light
Pink & yellow combine
How we perceive color inside space
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Fig. 120 Leonardo da Vinci- Madonna on the Rocks
Uses atmospheric perspective
Clarity precision and contrast between light and dark dominates foreground
Three distant rock formations are different colors so we can place them spacially
Fig. 121 J.M.W. Turner Rain, Steam and Speed
Used atmospheric perspective
Talks about Industrial Revolution
COLOR AND MEANING
Fig. 133 Nikolai Buglaj Racing Sideways
13 racers all tied in lead
skin changes from white to black from left to white as their
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Running head: HEALING ART
Splashes of Hope is a growing company that creates therapeutic art and alternative methods in healing. The artists at Splashes of Hope provide inspiration and hope to patients who otherwise would be viewing a blank wall while receiving chemotherapy. The custom-made murals are a therapeutic distraction technique in pain management in a healthcare setting. The artwork installation on entrance doors and in elevators lobbies also welcomes patients.
Splashes of Hope is blossoming and growing into an international organization. They receive requests for custom
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Realism is a 20th century art movement which took a diverse approach to representing the figure, yet has being
ongoing from around the 18th century. It depicted what was happening in a contemporary way, an attempt to
define what was real with no bias or personal preference from the artist. Only portraying what they saw. The
movement originated in france in the 1850’s after the 1848 revolution. These Realists positioned themselves
against Romanticism, a genre dominating French literature and artwork in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Seeking to be undistorted by personal bias, Realism believed in the ideology of objective reality and revolted
against the exaggerated
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Art History Paper
MENIL COLLECTION & MFA-H
This paper compares and contrast Virgin and Child. Northern France, 2nd quarter of the 14th century A.D., wood, (1) and Ennatum, Prince of Lagash, 2450 B.C., Sumeria (Sourthern Iraq) , composite materials (alabaster, lapis lazuli, mother of pearl). (2) Both works are from the Menil Collection in Houston. The second set of works this paper compares and contrasts is the Head of Poseidon, 227 - 221 B.C., bronze,(3) and The Pharaoh Ramesses II., 1279 -1212 B.C., granodiorite (4) at the Museum of Fine Art - Houston.
The Virgin and Child is around 3 feet tall; she is wearing a gown that drapes around her and covers her head like a veil. The gown
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Survey of Visual Arts
Review: “Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Cotemporary Art”
Going into the exhibit I was not entirely sure what I would be looking at. Initially I believed we were going to see a lot of paintings, particular oil on canvas based on what we were doing in class. However when I actually went inside and got to take a look at all of the pieces, I was pleasantly surprised. I felt like many of these pieces were very good, however the ones that really stood out to me were Xenobia Bailey’s Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk along with Joyce J. Scott’s wooden figure, and Januwa Moja’s Queen of Spades.
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The three artist, I have chosen is Peter Paul Rubens, Michelangelo Merisi Da and Rembrandt Van Rijn. All of these artist are artist from the Baroque era and all of the works of art I have chosen have some sort of religious meaning or content. Rembrandt Van Rijn painting of the return of the prodigal son is painted as an expressive work of art. Rembrandt painted his picture on an oil on canvas, he used different shades of lighting and coloring is in the setting of the painting shows the influence and effects of the Prodigal son returning home to his father. In this painting Rembrandt portrayed the prodigal son to be overwhelmed and out done by his rebelliousness. In the painting the father
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In funeral, generally, we use a funerary box, known as coffin, in order to display and contain the dead body. Coffin, comes from Greek word, kopina, which means basket (Lewis 2010). In earlier years before century, a coffin is included as an art that used to tribute loyal family such as king, queen, or God. This box that crafted before centuries is called sarcophagus. Sarcophagus comes from Greek words sarx, means “flesh” and phagein, means “to eat”. Mostly, sarcophagus is made from stone. This is because the artisan wanted it to be last long and be memorable. There are a lot of different kinds of sarcophagus that have been made in before centuries. The shape, size, and what specific stone
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be and appreciate its beauty.
In my eyes, Dove was successful in getting point across the piece and his artwork holds a backstory with meaning, which adds just that much more. Personally though, I find the colour scheme a bit drab, and I prefer geometric shapes rather than organic, but there’s something about the blue in the sky that intrigues me. I like the contrast in his piece of the blues versus the grays, yet brown is not the most gorgeous colour. I’m a huge fan of abstract art though, because it’s an art form that can never be reduplicated, as no one will see the same thing as easily as the artist did when they created the piece. Regardless, I feel that I would
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Survey of Western Art II
Formal Analysis Quiz
Artists use a variety of ways to create works that would express a certain emotion, perspective or even an object. It is important for the viewers to observe every aspect of the work to understand the simplest message an artist is trying to convey. And in order to grasp what the artist is trying to show, a formal analysis will be carried out that examines the superficial parts of the artwork. Although the two paintings presented in the formal analysis assignment differ in impression, if important components of the artwork are recognized, it will enable us to better understand each artwork and what the artist is
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increase the attention to the eyes and away from the rest of the face. Erik Jones uses a 3d effect like many artists, however I think his art looks especially lifelike. He puts a lot of time and effort into the faces particularly of his pieces, it makes them look extremely detailed and look almost real. Erik Jones suffers from mild depression, however his focus is not necessarily on himself, it is much more based upon others who suffer from depression, as well as schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, etc. This influenced several pieces of his work, if not all of it. Erik was extremely interested in the human body, male and female, however his main passion in the body was faces, but more
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French Rococo Era Painter, 1703-1770 Francois Boucher seems to have been perfectly attuned to his times, a period which had cast off the pomp and circumstance characteristic of the preceding age of Louis XIV and had replaced formality and ritual by intimacy and artificial manners. Boucher was very much bound to the whims of this frivolous society, and he painted primarily what his patrons wanted to see. It appears that their sight was best satisfied by amorous subjects, both mythological and contemporary. The painter was only too happy to supply them, creating the boudoir art for which he is so famous. Boucher was born in Paris on Sept. 29, 1703, the son of Nicolas Boucher, a decorator who
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On Art Theory As Art
Whether it be writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, or photographers, artists all over the world have striven to show people their views of the world, of people, and even of the universe itself. Throughout history the creative urge of man to present to fellow men a different perspective or representation of life-or even the afterlife-has surfaced time and time again in the form of artwork. Sometimes it comes through genius and complexity, full of meaning and symbolism. Others, it is simple and void of any clear meaning at all other than that it is art. Soon, however, there became a point when the work of art was no longer something one could just look at and
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English 101 Why is Art, Art? Who Decides
I was searching thru an Art book of mine looking for a piece of Art for this paper. A couple of days into searching I found a piece of artwork that perplexed me, it was all one color. The artist was Clifford Still and Colour Field Painting was the art movement. Colour Field Painting is a when single colour predominates the canvas and when slight colour changes are confined to the periphery. Variety of colour was achieved by rich texture and brushstrokes. The viewer was left to decide the statement the artist was trying to make. Why was this considered art? How did
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What is art?
What is Art? Britannica Online defines art as: "the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others.“ Visual Art has been defined as a language of visual signs which conveys ideas, feelings, or moods.
The Meaning of the Word Art
The word art encompasses many meanings, including ability, process, and product. Ability - The human capacity to make things of beauty and things that stir us; skill, mastery, and creativity. Process - The different classifications of art such as drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, music, and photography; methods and processes. Product - The
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Art in history
This article is an overview of the history of the visual arts worldwide. For the academic discipline of art history, see Art history.
The Creation of Adam (1508-1512), byMichelangelo, in the Sistine Chapel (Vatican)
History of art |
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The history of art is the history of any activity or product made by humans in a visual form for aesthetical or communicative purposes, expressing ideas, emotions or, in general, a worldview. Over time visual art has been classified in diverse ways, from the medieval
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Art history is the academic study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and look. Moreover, art history generally is the research of artists and their cultural and social contributions.
As a term, Art history (also history of art) encompasses several methods of studying the visual arts; in common usage referring to the study of works of art and architecture. The definition is, however, wide-ranging, with aspects of the discipline overlapping upon art criticism and art theory. Ernst Gombrich observed that "the field of art history [is] much like Caesar's Gaul, divided in three parts inhabited by three different, though
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Art is a practice that refers to the decisions and actions that affect choices, perceptions, ways of working and views of an artist. You are capturing your impressions of a scene before you. In art, you are able to make something beautiful out of the ordinary. There is a relationship between artists and the world around them, and the world is constantly changing.
Humans have always struggled to find a unique way of trying to express themselves and because of this concept of art formed. Art is considered by many to be the ultimate form of human expression. Many assume that art has a definition, but for me this is not the case. Art, it can be said, is “in the eye of the beholder.” This