Vincent Van Gogh Fell In Love
1,235 wordsWhat drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, to his mental illness and suicide? Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life? He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Gospel and Co. This job had branches not...
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Humanism And Clericism Of The 16th Century
1,301 wordsThe two paintings, The conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio, and lady writing a letter with her maid by Vermeer, reflect the religious conflict between the Protestant and catholic cultures of 16 th century Europe. Before we take a look at why they reflect the religious dispute, first we must know some background on what caused it. Humanism and Clericism. During the renaissance humanism stood for the intellectual attitudes of the ancient world paired with the wide acceptance of the existence of G...
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National Gallery Of Victoria Immersed In Urine Work
1,439 wordsThat Andrew Serrano's painting Piss Christ has caused an overwhelming amount of controversy and response is undeniable. A search on The Age's Archives turned up no less than 72 articles related directly to Serrano's Piss Christ, mainly from the time Serrano and the work visited Melbourne during 1997 and 1998. The exhibition of the work provoked some violent responses here. One Timur Grin caused almost $ 100, 000 worth of damage to works at the National Gallery of Victoria, including damage to Pi...
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Piss Christ Paradoxes Of Aesthetics
1,371 words... s that we rightfully hold dear... (51) On the other hand, they cannot deny that the symbolic effect of blasphemy is in fact entirely mediated by the cultural and contextual reception of the offending image, which end up constructing the image in the minds of its readers as either 'work of art', 'act of blasphemy', 'tedious self-indulgence' or any number of interpretations, all finally equally valid in an era of liberal capitalism: This notion of "the image itself" is a major misunderstanding...
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Manuscripts Were Written Clay Tablets Books
993 wordsOur group is presenting about the Beowulf manuscript along with the history and production of manuscripts. We each have found information on our specific topic. The history of manuscripts first began with scribes. Scribes were writers who were trained in penmanship. When the need for books grew, manuscripts were being made by students of the Renaissance "writing master" as well. Scribes have created books from within scriptoria. It started in the fourth millennium BC. The first books were made o...
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How Art Critics Challenge And Provoke Artists Audiences
534 wordsChanging philosophies in, functions for, and materials used in art making has lead to a change in the way art is perceived by the public. A shift from the structural and cultural frames to the subjective and recently postmodern frames means that the interpretations of an artwork can be much more wide-ranging than previous to the 20 th century. This statement is especially true in relation to contemporary Australian criticisms a comparatively young nation it has taken some time for a uniquely Aus...
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Leonardo Da Vinci Niccolo Machiavelli
885 wordsThroughout the time of the Renaissance, there were many individuals who embodied the spirit of the Renaissance. Many individuals had achievements in the fields of art, literature and science. The Renaissance was a time of great rebirth and revival of cultural and scholarly activity in Western Europe. Three people who embodied the spirit of the Renaissance greatly were the artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. The third individual is the writer named Niccolo Machiavelli. These individuals a...
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Classical Greece And Early Twentieth Century Art
1,436 wordsThe classical Greek period of art is between 480 323 B. C. This era is believed to be the most influential time in the history of western art. It was during this period that artists sculpted statues of perfectly proportioned and flawless bodies. The faces on these figures displayed a sense of serenity and human dignity. The meticulous attention to detail of the human anatomy set the standard for flawless beauty. In addition to sculpture, the Classic Greek artists were master painters. The majori...
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Work Of Art Type Of Person
1,258 wordsWhen Walter Benjamin wrote The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in 1969, I am sure he didnt expect it to parallel the arguments of todays discussions on the ethics of cloning. In the short shadow of the replication of Dolly the sheep, and five little piglets from Virginia comes the discussion on if this practice should really be allowed, and if so, what limits do you set? How can you look in the eyes of people who have had there family members pass away because the cloning of pi...
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Late Nineteenth Century Edgar Degas
718 wordsThe impressionist age was a time of artistic rebellion to the common standards of art in late nineteenth century France. Rather than painting in the traditionalist fashion, focusing on exotic subject matter, powerful figureheads and historic scenes, impressionists painted everyday life as it was. The impressionists were known for using bright, unmixed colors to illustrate luminosity through texture. They opted for less detail in order to create an overall effect. "The impressionists allowed thei...
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Peters Basilica Christmas Eve
1,119 wordsPerhaps one of the most mysterious, yet magnificent, buildings ever, St. Peters Basilica has amazed people for hundreds of years. Its massive size can be seen for miles, and the dome is simply stunning. Inside, it contains famous work by Michelangelo, Giotto, and Bernini. St. Peters Basilica is basically a masterpiece. However, before the new St. Peters Basilica was created, there was an old one before it. In the early 4 th century, around 330, emperor Constantine decided to erect a basilica ded...
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Van Gogh Starry Night
908 wordsVan Gogh had always been somewhat fascinated by the night. This fascination seemed to manifest itself further in Aries; Van Gogh often painted images of the night and nightlife during the night. He completed Cafe Terrace at Night as well as The Night Caf 1081; . The Night Caf 1081; was a further example of Van Gogh's belief that artists should "paint things not as they are... but as they feel them" (Philpott 40 - 41). Van Gogh had long associated particular colors with particular emotions. I...
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Lighthouse At Two Lights Child With A Book Color
652 wordsVincent van Gogh's Sower is well-known for the authors use of line in the painting. Peter Paul Rubens Kermis perfectly depicts extensive use of light and color, while Chuck Closes Stanley is famous for its space. All three works exhibit extensive use of line, space and color. Authors of these works used different techniques to create impression of space, which sets up the mood of a composition. I have decided to discuss use of line, color and light in Sonia Delaunay's Electric Prism, Edward Hopp...
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14 Th Century Mary Magdalene
1,623 wordsBlack Madonnas Many of the ancient images of the Virgin Mary are portrayed with dark skin. They are called Black Madonnas. This term is applied to any dark skin colored representation of Mary and specifies the artwork of African or African American artists for people of the same or similar cultures. This term also refers to skin tones in the portraits of Mary and Jesus. They lived in a hot climate therefore their skin would be dark brown or olive in order to survive the intensity of the sun. Onl...
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Power And Wealth History Of Art
986 wordsArt Essay By Hill Uzunlar The body has been used as a sign or symbol in art for centuries. The body was used to symbolize perfection in ancient Greece, and in Egypt, to give a precise image for the God of the After-life. Not to mention their colossal monuments which promote power and glory, and are used to intimidate. However contemporary artists use the body as a symbol which conveys a whole range of different kinds of layered meaning, although the simple symbol of power has not been lost over ...
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Artists No Longer Chose This Picture Painted
1,001 wordsImpressionism originated in Impressionism impressionism Impressionism originated in Paris, starting in 1870 going to 1890. When impressionism was introduced the artists where just coming from paintings and drawings of photo images and changing to subjects such as a? Luncheon of the Boating Party? or? The Prima Ballerina? . The subjects where no longer boring portraits of people but interesting daily objects. The aim of an impressionist was to capture the fleeting vision of joyful everyday scenes...
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Life With A Peppermint Bottle Life With A Peppermint Objects
912 wordsPaul Cezanne is considered one of the greatest and most memorable artists of the Post-Impressionist period. His techniques were admired and greatly influential in the development of Cubism and many other modern art movements. He employed several styles in his works, such as his still life productions. In 1894 he produced a brilliant piece of work entitled Still Life with a Peppermint Bottle. Through this work he used elaborate techniques that most artists had not even discovered during his era. ...
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Diego Rivera Fine Arts
423 wordsDiego Rivera was one of modern Mexico's original painters. He was born in Guanjauto in 1886 and died in 1957. He went to school at San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Inspired by native Mexican art and by his experiences in Europe, when he studied art there between 1907 - 1909 and 1912 - 1921. While in Europe, he became familiar with the artwork of Picasso and Paul C? zanne. He painted large murals dealing with Mexican life, history, and social problems. One of his paintings he put i...
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Black And White Give The Picture Blue
493 wordsThe piece that seemed to stick out at the Foster Gallery exhibit was La Family by Hulleah Tsinnahjhinnie. This artwork was a digital print done on a computer and is really quite extraordinary. I decided to choose color as my formal element, since there seemed to be a lot of colors in this piece, and I love the use of color. Color, especially when shown with black and white, seem to jump off of the paper. They are also like candy for your eyes. This print had two tones of blue: a tertiary color o...
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Michelangelo Buonarroti March 6
529 wordsMichelangelo Buonarroti, the artist. Arguably one of the most inspired creators in the history of art and, with Leonardo da Vinci, the most potent force in the Italian High Renaissance. As a sculptor, architect, painter, and poet, he exerted a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent Western art in general. I choose this man because he is one of the more talents and known artists in the cultural family. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 1564) Michelangelo, the second of five brot...
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