Neo Expressionism - 556 words
The term neo-expressionism describes the art movement that dominated the art market in the early and mid 1980s. The word neo refers to a revival of previous ideas or trends. Expressionism was a style from around the time of World War 1 that was highly personal, and was often executed with violent fervor. Neo-expressionism is similar, and also generally uses bright colors, recognizable objects (such as the human body) with distorted representation, great expression of emotion, and often commentary on social issues. It usually is not realistic. The common subject matter often deals with the negative aspects of life: vulgarities, violence, cynicism, and brutality. It is full of symbolism, and i ...
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Expressionism In Vincent Van Goghs Starry Night - 1,191 words
Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, a village in the southern province of North Brabant. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. At the age of 16 he started work at the Hague gallery of the French art dealers, in which his uncle Vincent was a partner. Vincent was dismissed from the firm at the beginning of 1876. He then took a job as an assistant teacher in England, but disappointed by the lack of prospects he returned to Holland at the end of the year. He now decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a clergyman. After a brief spell of training as an evangelist, Van Gogh went to the Borinage mining region in the ...
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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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Inside Caligari And The Last Laugh - 1,242 words
The films, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Last Laugh were very important films. They opened new doors to cinema. They showed the world that films dont have to leave you feeling really good about life and the world we live in. By this I mean that the two films listed above tell the viewers about the power people posses and the misuse of that power. There are different ways to misuse power; the rich take power for granted, and in Caligaris case, well, he madly misuses his status as the head doctor of the asylum. My basic idea for this essay is to show that power is derived from different sources; money, status, attitude, and appearance, however, that power isnt always used for the best pu ...
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Film Noir - 2,401 words
... orce of Evil (MGM, 1948), Framed (Columbia, 1947), Out of the Past (RKO, 1947), The Pitfall (United Artists, 1948), and The Unsuspected (Warner Bros., 1947) and discover that eight different directors, cinematographers, and screenwriters adapted different original stories for different stars at eight different studios. These people of great and small technical reputations created eight otherwise unrelated motion pictures with one cohesive style.3 I have previously contended that the noir cycle's consistent visual style is keyed specifically to recurrent narrative patterns and character emotions. Because these patterns and emotions are repeatedly suggestive of certain abstractions, such ...
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Mexico - 2,231 words
... on element of all Mexican cities. (Encyclopedia) Merril and Miro in their book Mexico a Country Study observe that, in 1988 employers and the self-employed constituted 29 percent of the labor force, employees 56 percent, and unpaid family workers 15 percent. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing employed some 24 percent; trade, hotels, and restaurant employed 19 percent; construction employed 5 percent; finance and real estate employed 5 percent; transportation and communications employed 4 percent; and 21 percent were engaged in other service work. They continued saying that about half of all manufacturing workers were employed in small and medium size enterprise (298). The principal indus ...
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20th Century Theater - 1,035 words
At the beginning of the twentieth century, American theatre was heavily dominated by commercialism. In 1909, an attempt to establish a European-style art theatre in New York City was made (Geisinger, 241). The building was so cavernous and unsuited for experimental work that the project failed after two seasons. Dedicated to producing the best of European and classical drama and to fostering new American plays, the first production groups of the 1900s were amateurs (Geisinger, 241). The memberships were organized by subscription, so that true experiment could be conducted without commercial pressure. One of the first of these companies in New York City was the Washington Square Players. From ...
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Makaveli Gangsta Rap - 1,137 words
From cool jazz to Chicago blues, gospel to R&B, reggae, and gangsta rap. For a century, African-Americans, Blacks, Negro's and or Niggas, or (what ever label or category is decided this millennium), have been in the vanguard of recorded music in every style imaginable. Rap's origins stretch far back to African oral tradition; it has a more immediate predecessor in the spoken-word expressionism of 60's activists like the Last Poets, or LeRoi Jones (later known as Amiri Baraka), who performed activist poetry over the New York Art Ensemble's free jazz. But, it was in the early 70s, in New York's inner-city neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn, that mc's began rapping spoken rhymes about stre ...
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Burton And His Auter - 1,205 words
It makes you realize how abstract the film industry, and life in general, really is how much of it is just based on things that Tim Burton is just a man like any other man, except any other man is not Tim Burton. Tim Burton is a filmmaker. As a filmmaker, Burton has creative power over what he produces, directs, or even writes. His auteur, a term in film criticism that is applied to a director who so dominates the film-making process that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the movie, is clearly evident in his movies. There are two things you can find in any Tim Burton film, a Gothic style of set decoration, lighting, and or music, and a plot focusing on a misund ...
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Burton And His Auter - 1,214 words
... s Selina, she is timid and meek. Jack Napier, from Batman, is a cool collective gangster searching for power. When he turns into the Joker, he becomes a clown bent on human suffering for no reason at all by playing sadistic jokes. Vincent, from his first film, and Victor from Frankenweenie, are both children whose parents believe they dont fit the picture of normal. It is the people of the film, not the main characters that brand the stars outcasts. Yet all the stars want to be a part of the normal world. This kind of longing can be traced to Chaplin and his character. Always wanting to be a part of someones world, be it rich or powerful, usually realizing at the end he will never be abl ...
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Impressionism - 1,217 words
In 1874, fifty-five artists held the first independent group show of Impressionist art. The unfriendly reviewer Louis Leroy to a canvas by Claude Monet first applied the name impressionism in 1874; it has come to be used very freely. In easiest terms, French Impressionism was an especially undersized, avant-garde movement whose affiliates tested from 1870 to 1880 with painterly habits to attain light on canvas. Impressionism entails a certain technique, primarily the acquirement of light on canvas through the use of pure, lurid, bright colours, and such stylistic and compositional elements as a shallow, two-dimensional space, occupied by compressed forms, an uptilted picture plane resulting ...
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Australian Art 1930-1960 - 2,543 words
The environment was major contributing factor to the evolution of Australian art in the 20th century. The elemental landscape; isolation and distance, the imposition of the mythical and the visionary on the landscape, national identity (the universal and the regional) and the demise of Arcadia and romantic idealism interweave magnificently to present the impact of surroundings on the artwork of such a then delicate nation. In retrospect it was the surroundings/climate/atmosphere/feeling and people of our unique nation that undoubtedly shape what we know as Australian art sure there are direct influences from other cultures, but while knowing this we have to understand that a perfect combinat ...
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Australian Art 1930-1960 - 2,545 words
... ted the harbour theme from Passmore. Olsen blends an interest in form and in the process of painting with a strong and non-traditional leaning towards landscape; landscape for Olsen is a course in itself. The urban response consisted of Robert Dickerson, Clifton Pugh and John Brack. Bracks dry, acerbic view of the world stands in marketed contrast to the dreamy melancholy of Charles Blackman. Bracks satirical view of everyday Australian life finds a parallel in the biting humour of Barry Humphries. As both of their Australias are middle-class urban, small-minded and riddled with absurdities. The classic subjects of the bush and the outback are not for them; equally the artists rely on th ...
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Nightmare On Elm Street: Film And Reality - 1,341 words
The original A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an extraordinary series of unnoticed stories in the Los Angeles Times. A young immigrant male, early 20s, usually from Southeast Asia, a son, would have a severe nightmare where he would wake up screaming. The next day, he would tell his family it was the worst nightmare hed ever had, and he had been terribly shaken by it. The next night when he went to sleephe died. Six months later I looked in the paper and there was a very similar story. I clipped it out and put it with the other one. Then the third appeared about a year and a half from the first one, this time in Northern California. And the elements were the basis for the film. The ...
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Van Gogh: The Expressionist - 1,629 words
"What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter, and then the painting." - Vincent Van Gogh Expressionism is an art form in which the very style itself and the symbols that the artist uses are meant to express his innermost feelings on the subject. Vincent van Gogh has often been hailed as the quintessential expressionist painter. His artwork covers a range of moods over the years, and his canvases are almost mirrors into his troubled soul. Vincent van Gogh lived a troubled life. He once described his childhood as " cold, gloomy and sterile." He alienated himself from his parents and siblings by being a stubborn and reclusive child. He was clumsy, uncommunicative, and ...
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Picasso - Cultural Expression - 979 words
Picasso was arguably the most influential artist of the twentieth century. He had some degree of influence in all styles of painting which were used during his time, and was known and respected by almost every art enthusiast on the face of the planet. Pablo Picasso, born Pablo Ruiz y Blasco, came into the world on the 25th of October 1881 in the southern Spanish town of Malaga. Pablo was an artist from early in his life he was a child prodigy. He began his career as a classical painter. He painted things such as portraits and landscapes. But this style didnt satisfy Picasso, he was a free man and wanted to express himself and ultimately leave a lasting mark on art as we know it. Picasso tur ...
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History Of The Surrealist Art Movement - 1,796 words
Sometimes through history, something comes along that changes everything as it has been known thus far. In the 1920s, such an art movement came around that changed the way art was defined. The Surrealist art movement combined elements of its predecessors, Dada and cubism, to create something unknown to the art world. The movement was first rejected, but its eccentric ideas and unique techniques paved the way for a new form of art. The Surrealist art movement stemmed from the earlier Dada movement. Dada was a movement in which artists stated their disgust with the war and with life in general. These artists showed that European culture had lost meaning to them by creating pieces of anti-art o ...
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Symbolism In "the Glass Menagerie" - 880 words
Tennessee Williams is an extraordinary playwright. His excellence lies in the way he writes symbolism through his poetic prose. Tennessee also uses a variety of expressionism. Expressionism is a theatrical style that attempts to reveal the truth beyond superficial facts. It uses symbols, lighting, music, signs, sounds, movements, costumes, and setting to emphasize certain characteristics. In his play The Glass Menagerie, Laura Wingfield exemplifies his use of this technique of expressionism. The physically and emotionally crippled Laura displays a pure compassion that stands in stark contrast to the selfishness and grudging sacrifices that characterize the Wingfield household. Laura also has ...
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Burning Of The Idols (fernando Amorsolo) - 1,329 words
... rsonal use of color expressed the feelings and emotions of the subject and the painting itself as well as the feelings and emotions of the artist himself. Amorsolos trademark technique of backlighting is seen here; backlighting is a technique employed in which the figures are situated against the light, thus outlining them with a golden glow. In the case of Burning of the Idols, the backlighting technique was used in the painting of the young woman. Some critics have tagged Amorsolos work to be that of an Impressionist; however, this would be a hasty and false generalization. Though Amorsolo made use of bright colors and had the style of blurring details outside the central area, he neve ...
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Vincent Van Gogh - 1,457 words
By: Phil In present time, Vincent van Gogh is probably the most widely known and highly appreciated person of postimpressionism. During his brief lifetime, Vincent's work went almost unknown to this world. His work now hangs in countless museums throughout the world and is considered priceless. His work became an important bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. The art-historical term, Postimpressionism was coined by Roger Fry a British art critic, who described the various styles of painting that flourished during the period from about 1880 to 1910 (Britannica). It was generally used for a convenient way to group together the generation of artists who sought new forms of expression dur ...
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