Step back and observe two cityscapes both similar in subject matter and composition, however unique in style and technique. One canvas is on fire, burning with the influence of impressionistic characteristics while the other stands strong reflecting the glow of the artist’s personal sense of precision. Together, these two paintings show eras that contrast one another and artists who evolved traditional teachings by depicting cities in ways that are now seen as revolutionary. Joseph Mallord William Turner was an English painter in the 18th and 19th century. J.M.W. Turner is more commonly known for his interpretation of natural settings in Western history and for the quality of light in his paintings.
American art encompasses the innovation and ingenuity of American culture. American art is a melting pot of European ideas and forms. American artists, after 1860, broke away from the influences of European art and produced something purely American in values, style, and subject matter. The Civil War, the Great Depression, the Harlem Renaissance, and World War I and II were the main events that lead new artists into prominence and changed the way art was created and viewed. American artists and American movements inspired other American artists and movements.
Modernist poetry is the affirmed break from the traditional literary subjects, styles, etc., specifically the nineteenth century Romantics and symbolist precursors. The modernists valued the construction of the literacy styles they sought to transform. An example of these literacy subjects is compressed lyrics that would be used in a foreign verse. Additionally, modernist poetry had the ideals of being marked by free verses and symbolism that contained visual creations. Along with their ideals and values, modernist poets believed the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century poets had the ability to reinvent a language based on a variety of personal experiences.
My final project consists of two self-portraits, each which portrays the influence of the historical art movements called Impressionism and Analytic Cubism. Among the numerous art mediums, I chose acrylic paint, and my inspiration for painting in an Impressionist style comes from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. For my analytical cubism painting my inspiration came from both Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with their emphasis on geometrical shapes. According to Gardner, Impressionism was an art movement born in late-19th-century in Paris (Gardner 687).
key to Wilde 's own play, may have its source in the art of Moreau: another critic finds that the entire composition of Moreau 's Salome is infused with a "conflicting symbolism", a "beauty of inertia" and a "necessary richness" which emphasizes the "wholly arbitrary and irrational character" of Salome herself. Joris Karl Huysmans gives a prominent description of the Salome painting in his novel A Rebours (1884). The novel 's protagonist, has acquired Moreau 's painting, considering it to incarnate the very spirit of decadence; it is one of the few works of art which send him into raptures of delight. Huysmans ' lengthy description of the painting is notorious for its detail and sensuality. Oscar Wilde 's individualism refers to the self-realization that individual is not bound to a religious ethics custom.
At the start of the 19th century, America was already expanding its territory. In 1803, the United States of America had bought the Louisiana Territory, it was bought from France which had made the country two times larger. In 1819 Spain had given up their territory of Florida to the United States. President Monroe issued the “Monroe Doctrine” in 1823, its main purpose was to warn the European countries to not enter the Western Hemisphere. In order for America to achieve its goal of becoming an imperialist nation they had conquered other countries economically, culturally, and with a strong military in the late 1800’s.
Hard Wood Floors—Art Nouveau—Force: Artistic Elaboration of Key Force: From 1880-1910 a new movement was introduced that sought to make a break from traditional styles. Art Nouveau burst on the scene with exaggerated—whiplash—curves, sinuous lines, and organic forms. Proponents argued that nature should be the model if they were to successfully create a completely original style. Artists such as Aubrey Beardsley and Alphonse Mucha drew inspiration from the botanical and deep sea illustrations found in Ernst Heinrich
France and the United Kingdom were both great powers in the 1700’s, and they always clashed in their quest for lucrative colonies. The British military power had gradually stripped France of their many colonies, which included the British conquest of Canada in 1759. When the American Revolution initiated in 1776, King Louis XVI supported the American colonies in their attempt for independence from Great Britain. French military and financial support severely weakened the economy of the French government. The same revolutionary dedication crossed the Atlantic and erupted in France in 1789.
The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was a period of idealistic change throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The change was sought by humans to improve humanity. The Enlightenment occurred mainly in the eighteenth century and brought in a variety of ideas among different topics. Major changes occurred in all fields from philosophy to science and brought back classical ideas from ancient times.
In social context also, in science, there was a remarkable shift away from Newtonian science and toward Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Moreover, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Darwin had questioned the idea of Genesis, leading to the dilemma of faith and doubt. Similarly, Marx had debunked the idea of a man in God’s image by showing man as an economic being. In philosophy, Nietzsche, too, had challenged religion by saying, “God is
The Gilded Age became significantly popular in America during the 19th century. The term “Gilded Age” was coined by the American author Mark Twain based on the presence of corruption and exploitation during the time period (Sayre 1049). The Gilded era was marked by the growth of industrialization, urbanization and a high immigration influx of nonnative Americans (Sayre 1048-1049). Furthermore, the Gilded Age proved to be significant in westward expansion as many individuals migrated to the West in order to fulfill their aspiration of obtaining land and to avoid any form of impediments instituted by other individuals living in those areas (Sayre 1048). In addition, New York City served to be an agora for the growth of industrialization and urbanization
The first important theme of the American Romantics is idealism. Idealism is a recurring theme throughout the American Romantic times, because the way people of this time felt it was their duty to help one another. Due to the Romantics humanitarian beliefs, many people, such as Dorothea Dix and Horace Mann, stood up for unjust and unfair rules for the betterment of society. The first romanticist to fight for a utopian society was Horace Mann. Mann fought to improve public education which at this time was a huge concern because of how the education system was religious based more than academic focused ("Political and Social Milestones"137).