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Braque The Fogotten Cubist Master - 992 words
... his career. The events which conspired during WWI and the years that followed boosted Picasso's Popularity while diminished Braque's.(Frank,18) At this point in history, 1914, Braque left the art scene to fight in the war. He entered the army as an infantry sergeant and served with distinction, being decorated twice in 1914 for bravery. In 1915 he suffered a serious head wound, which was followed by a trepanation, several months in the hospital, and a long period of convalescence at home at Sorgues. During this period he added to the aphorisms he had been in the habit of scribbling on the margins of drawings, and in 1917 a collection of these sayings, put together by his friend the poet ...
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Nicolas Poussin And Roman Influences - 1,405 words
Nicolas Poussin and Roman Influences in France The city and art of Rome had an enormous impact on the French Baroque Classical artist Nicolas Poussin and through him an effect on French art and artists in the following centuries. Poussin was greatly influenced by the classical ideals of Italian art and flourished in the art-loving city of Rome that encouraged a young artist to explore his abilities. Nicolas Poussin spent a most of his productive artistic career in Rome and over half of his life in the ancient city. Though Poussin was a known, practicing artist before he spent any time in Rome, it has been said that his successful artistic career actually began with his arrival in the city. W ...
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Nicolas Poussin And Roman Influences - 1,366 words
... than into it. This is because the forms in the painting work together on the surface as a wave of light and shadow that contributes to the movement of the eye and evokes a sense of time and space. The scenes of his paintings are arbitrarily cut out of a larger context rather than composed with a distinctive compositionally framed effect (Russel, 1969) Poussin's style, while incorporating some aspects of the Baroque sensibilities, was well labeled French Classicism. To distinguish his style, however, as merely classicism would be to oversimplify his work and indeed the work of the period itself. French Classicism, while mostly classical in nature, embodies stylistic tendencies from many ...
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Joseph Turner - 301 words
Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851), English landscape painter, renowned for his vibrant and dramatic treatment of natural light and atmospheric effects in land and marine subjects, and whose work had a direct influence on the development of impressionism. Turner was born in London and studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. At the age of 15 he exhibited his first watercolor at the academy. He would continue to show his work there until 1850. He was elected an associate of the academy in 1799 and a full member three years later. He traveled widely throughout his career, extensively touring England and Scotland and later France, Switzerland, and Italy. In 1807 he became professor of pers ...
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Winston Churchill - 1,525 words
... government (1924-1929). He was least happy in his office and ill at ease with economic affairs. During the whole of the disastrous period of 1929-1939, Churchill was out of office. During these years of political frustration he wrote his major works: Marlborough; the first draft of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: a vivid and characteristic autobiography, My Early Life; a revealing and suggestive book, Thoughts and Adventures; and a volume of brilliant, if generous, portrait sketches, Great Contemporaries(W. Manchester, pp.218) He also began to collect his speeches and newspaper articles warning the country of the wrath to come. No one would take heed of his reiterated warning ...
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Henri Becquerel - 1,153 words
Henri Becquerel, a French physicist, was born in Paris on December 15, 1852. His grandfather, Antoine-Cesar Becquerel, had fought at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 and later earned a considerable reputation as a physicist. He made important contributions to the study of electrochemistry, meteorology, and agriculture. Henri father, Alexander-Edmond Becquerel, also made a name for himself in science. His research-included studies on photography, heat, and the conductivity of hot gases, and luminescence. Becquerels early education took place at the Lycee Louis-le-Grand from which he graduated in 1872. He then enrolled at the Ecole Polytechnique, and two years later he moved on to the Ecole des ...
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Johannes Van Der Waals - 1,282 words
Johannes Diderik van der Waals was born on November 23, 1837 in Leyden, located in The Netherlands.His parents were Jacobus van der Waals, a carpenter and Elisabeth van den Burg. Without having much money to start with, van der Waals had to work his way up the latter. After completing his elementary education in Leyden, he became a schoolteacher. Having no prior knowledge of classical languages, and being exempt from taking academic examinations, he continued studying at Leyden University in his spare time during 1862 through 1865. By doing this he was later able to obtain teaching certificates in mathematics and physics. Other successful people that attended the university were the Nobel Pr ...
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Winston Churchill - 1,707 words
... written in our century, an inexhaustible mine of political wisdom and understanding." As Churchill studied his forebear's work in building and maintaining an alliance against the French king Louis XIV in the early 18th century, he turned his attention to current politics and became one of the most forceful and steady critics of the government. He organized opposition to the plan to grant self-government to India, an unpopular stance at a time when the British people wanted relief from the weight of the empire. Later, he concentrated his efforts on opposing the dangerous rise of German military power under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. Because most Britons, as well as the government, w ...
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Jenny Saville - 387 words
Jenny Saville (career starts 1992) (Still working in 2002) After a successful graduation from Glasgow school of Art in 1992 Saville was already off to a good start. Not only were all of her paintings sold instantly but also upon return to the school for post-graduate work she was faced with an eighteen-month contract from Saatchi. This supported her to create new work that went on to be displayed in the Saatchi Gallery in London. She was inspired by a long standing interest in feminist theory and obviously a lot of dedication and love for her work. Her oil paintings are of large nude women and show a definite association with a male dominated art history. In her earlier work she merged liter ...
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Jaques Louis David - 1,856 words
1. Introduction Set on a stage of revolution and Enlightenment, the Neo-Classical period presents a broad and interesting topic. Jacques Louis David was the first political painter, and a true revolutionary, but one cannot disengage his art work from the social and political systems of the period. Therefore, this essay will present an overview of the social context and systems of Pre Revolution France, Neoclassicism and how Davids work was influenced by it and how his work influenced it. Also important to note are the art work that influenced Neoclassicism. 2. Social and Artistic Climate in the 18th Century 2.1. Neoclassicism Neoclassicism refers to the style of painting, sculpture, decorati ...
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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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Beethoven, Bach And Bartok: Comparisons - 2,013 words
... monyDiatonic chords: tonics, subdominants etc.Harpsichord plays chords and a supportive basso continuo. RhythmClear cut, fragments of syncopation.Pulsing, very regular and straight. DynamicsGreat contrasts of loud and soft, use of crescendo and diminuendo, echo effects.Terraced dynamics. StructureConcerto, sonata form. Call and answer within melody. Scalic passages linking solo and tutti sections. Ritornello: Concertino/Ripieno, fairly short movements. StyleClassical concerto, with romantic feel.Baroque. No introduction. Concerto grosso, ritornello form. TempoFairly fast and urgent through entire piece. A crotchet = 120.Allegro is constant throughout piece. A crotchet = 200. TextureHomop ...
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The Different Faces Of God: An Analysis Of Poetry By William Blake - 1,539 words
As a child Blake had no formal schooling. He was apprenticed at the age of fourteen by engraver James Basire. In 1779 he began studies at The Royal Academy of Arts, but it was as a journeyman engraver that he was to make his living. When Blake was engraving his own designs, the general public envied him because they were not as creative as he was. Most of Blakes support came from a small group of artists and friends. Throughout his life booksellers employed Blake to engrave illustrations for a wide variety of publications. Blake printed much of his poetry himself by using engraving methods he created. His method was to produce the text and illustrations for his books on copper plates. His gr ...
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George Bernard Shaw And Pygmalion - 1,218 words
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26, 1856. He lived with his lower middle class parents as the first son of three children. His father owned a failing corn milling business and had a serious drinking problem. Shaw realized the effect of his fathers poor money management and alcohol addiction at an early age. (Mazer 1) Although the family claimed gentility their precarious money situations and Shaws poor education caused an ever growing tension in his family. (Ganz 6-9) His schooling consisted of lower class boarding schools mostly of the Catholic denomination. At fifteen his education ended and he was taken on as a junior clerk at a well-known real estate company. With ...
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The Humane Work Of Nurses & Voluntary Aid Detachments During Ww - 1,612 words
The dictionary describes the word humane as humane adj. Kind, compassionate, merciful. and this was indeed so in the case of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to ease the suffering of the wounded soldiers of all combatants in the fields of northern France and Belgium, during the First World War. In the early days of the war, army nursing was strictly a male preserve, until it was necessary to recruit female nurses from the ranks of middle and upper class ladies. The warm summer days preceding the outbreak of war lent an air of adventure to the proceedings, and the feeling was that the coming conflict would be fought in a similar fashion to the previous cavalry and infantry- based battl ...
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Critical Analysis Of Richard Billingham's Photography - 960 words
Richard Billingham has established himself as one of the quintessential British artists of the 1990s. While in many respects, his aesthetic style remains distinctive from that of other young British artists, his work concerns issues often explored by his contemporaries. In this essay, I will discuss a selection of what I believe to be his most interesting and definative photographs, in addition to a comparison of Billinghams work, ideology, and myth with those of principal yBas. The son of an unemployed mechanic and an obese housewife, Richard Billingham was born in 1970 near Birmingham, England. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 1994 from the University of Sunderland, where a ...
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Famous Works Of Pablo Picasso - 835 words
Pablo Picasso was a famous Spanish-French Painter in the late 19th and early 20th century. Pablo Picassos works can be seen in many museums and galleries all over the world today. He is best known for co-creating the art style of cubism. His most famous works of art were possibly The Old Guitarist, which was in his Blue Period and Les Demoiselles dAvignon, which was in his Cubism Period. Picasso was not just a famous painter, but also did some sculpture and printmaking as well. He is better known for his paintings rather than his sculpture, though. Pablo R. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain to his parents Maria Picasso Lopez and Jose Ruiz Blasco. His father Jose, who was ...
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Duke Ellington: An American Legacy - 1,803 words
Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innovators of the 20th century. He is Duke Ellington. Along with his band, he alone influenced millions of people both around the world and at home. He gave American music its own sound for the first time. Winton Marsalis said it best when ...
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Benjamin Banneker - 351 words
2/27/03/ 6th Period Benjamin Banneker was born in 1731 near Baltimore. His Grandmother, an Englishwoman, taught him to read and write. For several winters he attended a small school open to blacks and whites. There he developed a keen interest in mathematics and science. Later, while farming, Banneker pursued his mathematical studies and taught himself astronomy. In 1753, he completed a remarkable clock. He built it entirely of wood, carving each gear by hand. His only models were a pocket watch and an old picture of a clock. The clock kept almost perfect time for more than fifty years. In 1791, Banneker served as assistant to Major Andrew Ellicott, the surveyor appointed by President George ...
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