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The Lighter Side Of Figurative Art
814 wordsSome works might make viewers laugh out loud; others may provoke a smile while still others will probably induce no more than an un exhibited amusement, (SJMA The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, 1). Susan Landauer says this in regards to the latest exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art. The show offers a wide range of pieces from the technically proficient to the texturally interesting; all had a lighthearted quality. I found Joe Bot by Clayton Bailey and Untitled by Joan Brown to be two pa...
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1,316 wordsDuring my trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I observed many interesting paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The two exhibits I chose to do my report on were Anonymous Official, from the thirteenth dynasty in Egypt, (1783 B. C. ), and Head from a Herm from the early Greek civilization, (first quarter of the fifth century). (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide, Howard, pg. 306) I chose these two particular exhibits because of their faces. The way the human face is portrayed is an excellen...
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20 Th Century Museum Of Art
951 wordsDiego Rivera (20 th century genius). Diego Rivera (1886 - 1957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artist in the 20 th century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico on December 8 th 1886, He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist Jos Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive. Diego Rivera's Legacy to modern Mexican art was decisive in mural and canvas, he was a revolutionary painter looking to take art to the big public, to the streets and buildings, managing a...
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Museum Of Art Freedom Of Expression
1,173 wordsWhat is art? Can it be defined in any single painting, or sculpture? Is it even something that can be seen, or does it have to be experienced? The term "art" is so vague that it can be applied to almost anything, really. Mostly, however, art should be that which frees our imagination. It connects our conscious with our subconscious, putting into a visual form what we feel and think. It allows us to explore our inner self and fill that urge to understand our minds and our universe. Art helps us t...
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20 Th Century Museum Of Art
803 wordsMarcel Duchamp, was a French Dada artist, whose miniature but litigious output exerted a strong power on the expansion of 20 th-century avant-garde art. Duchamp was born on July 28, 1887, in Blainville, and was a brother of another prominent artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon as well as a half brother of another famous painter Jacques Villon. Marcel Duchamp began to paint himself in 1908. After creating several canvases in then popular genre of Fauvism, he started to do experimentation and the avant-...
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Young Man
1,065 wordsHeracles and His Labors The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents us a bronze statue of Heracles. It is dated last quarter of the 6 th century B. C. The statue is made of bronze; it is 5 1 / 16 in. (12. 80 cm) in height. Artists and sculptors traditionally present Heracles as a child killing a snake, a young man who takes rest after a heroic deed, a young man who makes a heroic deed, or a strong man with a beard, with a stick in his hands. The statue of Heracles from The Metropolitan Museum of Art...
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The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1,034 wordsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the biggest and most famous world museums containing the art collections of all the times and peoples. The rise and decline of Byzantium is one of the most important world history periods characterized by the formation of the Christianity and its expansion from Byzantium all over the world. The history of Byzantium is characterized by the crusades, first religious wars. The opposition of Islam to Christianity goes back to th...
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Marcel And Its Power On Modern Day Art
686 wordsMarcel Duchamp's Readymades and Its Power on Modern Day Art Marcel Duchamp, was a French Dada artist, whose miniature but litigious output exerted a strong power on the expansion of 20 th-century avant-garde art. Duchamp was born on July 28, 1887, in Blainville, and was a brother of another prominent artist Raymond Duchamp-Villon as well as a half brother of another famous painter Jacques Villon. Marcel Duchamp began to paint himself in 1908. After creating several canvases in then popular genre...
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Oil On Canvas 16 Th Century
915 wordsMETROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ASSIGNMENT I. Jan van Eyck's Last Judgment Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is The Last Judgment. At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The paintings stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood. The size ...
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Museum Of Art Freedom Of Speech
2,774 wordsThings are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchi? s hair stand on end. In t...
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20 Th Century Museum Of Art
1,008 wordsAlfredo Diego Rivera 65279; Gutierrez 1 Alfredo Gutierrez Ms. Maureen A. Thompson Humanities 102 Tuesday, May 23, 2000 Diego Rivera (20 th century genius). Diego Rivera (1886 - 1957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artist in the 20 th century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico on December 8 th 1886, He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist Jos? Guadalupe Posada, whose influence was decisive. Diego Rivera? s Legacy to modern Mexican art was decisive in mura...
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Years Of His Life
506 wordsHilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born on July 19, 1834, at 8 rue Saint-Georges in Paris. His father, Auguste, a banker, was French, and his mother, C listing, an American from New Orleans. The family name Degas had been changed to De Gas by some family members in Naples and France in order to sound more aristocratic; the preposition indicated a name derived from land holdings. Degas went back to using the original spelling sometime after 1870, and that is how we spell his name today. He was dest...
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Leonardo Da Vinci Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1,060 wordsDuring a time when Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci were the prime artists in Europe, a young man by the name of Raffaello Sanzio was starting to attract major attention with his artworks. The Italian high renaissance was marked by paintings expressing human grandeur and very humanistic values. No one better portrayed the Italian high Renaissance then Raphael Sanzio, with his painting? s clarity and ease of composition, Raphael was easily one of the greatest painters of this period. Born in an...
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Freedom Of Speech Museum Of Art
1,520 wordsFreedom Is it really attainable? Here we are. The end of another century is upon us. It is a time of reflection for most. A time to review our achievements and create new goals to attain. We can individualize these ideas and expand them out to incorporate our society as a whole. If we look at them both we will find a correlation between them. Our country has grown and multiplied in every sense. We have taken the original constitution our forefathers wrote and expanded on it to fit society s ever...
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Roman Influence
493 wordsMay Greek Art Erin Lives May 7, 2000 Extra Credit Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt a special exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art concentrates on 70 portraits painted in Egypt during the first few centuries of Roman rule. Rome controlled Egypt as it controlled much else, through a policy of calculated multiculturalism. Egyptian customs were tolerated; Romans brought practices and beliefs of their own. Before long, things shaded together. The mummy paintings are traces of that...
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Museum Of Art Irving Penn Work
1,085 wordsIrving Penn has always strived for the best presentation of his work, he has become a master printer, revitalizing the platinum-palladium process as well as working with new techniques. The combination of innovative photography and meticulous printing has made Irving Penn one of the most significant photographers of the twentieth century. Photographing a cake can be art, Irving Penn said when he opened his studio in 1953. Before long he was backing up his statement with a series of advertising i...
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Washington D C Museum Of Fine Arts
1,464 wordsRecognized as the leading portraitist in England and the United States at the turn of the century, John Singer Sargent was acclaimed for his elegant and very stylish depictions of high society. Known for his technical ability, he shunned traditional academic precepts in favor of a modern approach towards technique, color and form, thereby making his own special contribution to the history of grand manner portraiture. A true cosmopolite, he was also a painter of plain air landscapes and genre sce...
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Reign
1,102 wordsKing Khafre Seated Egyptian art is infamous across the world classified by the monumental pyramids, and the Sphinx. Although these are both valid forms of Egyptian art, they do not make up the entire artistic history of the country. On the contrary, perhaps the most replicated example of classic Egyptian art, from the Old Kingdom, can be found in their rendering of the human form. An interest in portraiture developed early in Egypt. (Gardner, 75) Whether painted on pottery, or cut into rock, the...
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Washington D C Museum Of Modern Art
1,774 wordsPablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, generally considered the greatest artist of the 20 th century. He was unique as an inventor of forms, as an innovator of styles and techniques, as a master of various media, and as one of the most prolific artists in history. He created more than 20, 000 works of art. Born in M last on October 25, 1881, Picasso was the son of Jos Ruiz Black, an art teacher, and Mar a Picasso y Lopez. Until 1898 he always used his fathers name, Ruiz, and his mothe...
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