“For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.” -Georges Rouault (Historyofpainters.com, 2014) I started to like this painting a long time before I knew the background and the artist. Now that I started to learn the elements and principles of design, I find out so many elements and principles hidden in this painting.
Should art be pretty is a great question to think about because it is not something often thought about. When thinking of art, one thinks of a famous artist they learn about in school or maybe an art piece they saw in the store and liked enough to buy and hang in their house. So, deciding if art should be pretty is not on many people’s mind when just thinking about art. I do think art should be pretty. When I think about art I think something that looks nice and pretty.
Lee Teter created his painting Reflections in 1988 using oils on canvas. Just as the title suggests, the painting’s subject is reflections on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The painting belongs to a private collection owned by Teter himself. In Reflections, Teter depicts a man leaning on the Vietnam Memorial Wall as soldiers reflect back on him, captures on canvas these reflections using muted hues, and immortalizes the loss and struggle of those affected by the Vietnam War.
Introduction: In this paper I will be focusing on two artworks and they are the “Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc” and he “Young Husband: First Marketing”. I will mention brief description about both paintings. Also, I will analysis two elements and two principles of design in both paintings. Moreover, I will compare between them to see the similarities and differences between both paintings.
There is an ancient concept in art that “every painter paints himself” and that is exactly the thought that echoes when walking through the “Portrait of the Artist” exhibition at the Vancouver Art gallery. On the walls are a variety of self-portraits created for various purposes. Some were made for introspection, never meant to be seen by a wide audience, others were made to create an image of accomplishment and assert the artist’s status. One self-portrait that captures the attention is A self-portrait as an ox by Thomas Patch because this one involves an artist creating an image of himself that seems humbling, though is, in reality utilizing false-modesty. The sight of this portrait in an exhibition on artist’s self-portraits creates a bigger picture of
Main Body Why is women’s art seen differently than men’s? The reason why this question is being asked is simply to understand why men’s art is seen greater than women’s. What makes them better? What makes them stand out?
The El Paso Museum of Art had a lot of interesting artwork that caught my attention, however the one that stood out of the most was a color lithograph painting called “We Love, We give, We Die, We Go Someplace, We Love” by Bert Long. Bert Long is an American artist, born in the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas in 1940. Long was named the Texas Artist of the Year in 1990 and studied under the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in 1990 and 1991. The painting created by Long was made in 1996 and is a Color lithograph. This piece of art is part of The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection.
Observed as a piece of appreciation for beauty and intellect, Diego Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas, 1656, is considered one of the greatest portrayal of the Spanish court in the 17 century. At that time of history the Spanish had preconceived ideas about art, they viewed it as being low in status, but when Velazquez finished Las Meninas, his skills as a painter and the complex of his humanistic intellectualism has cleared the depicted ideas of the Spanish regarding art. Velazquez effectively combines refined details and profound representations to create a court picture (Brown, 87) that efficiently describes the situated presence of a sovereign head of state. Brown also describes Velazquez’s use of Illusionism and Naturalism as a faithful
In the following essay I provide a critical discussion of Richard Shusterman’s definition of art. Firstly, I illustrate how Shusterman defines art as experience and dramatization. Secondly, I provide how Danto and George Dickie define art and why Shusterman criticises their wrapper definitions. Lastly, I provide an explanation as to why Shusterman is flawed in claiming that art is ultimately experience. Richard Shusterman (2012:1) states that it is difficult to point out what is considered to be art and what is not.
The painting Les Demoiselles D Avignon by Picasso is considered one of the most important work that defined the era of Cubism in modern art. The central argument in my paper is to understand Les Demoiselles D Avignon as a revolutionary painting of Modern Art. One of the important aspects of Cubism is the wide influence of African art and masks, primitivism and African sculpture. The painting Les Demoiselles d Avignon by Picasso
The other way the Lord of the Flies symbolizes Satan is the fact that he speaks to Simon alone. In the novel, the Lord of the Flies only speaks to Simon and Simon alone. The Lord of the Flies confirms this solitude by saying “There is not anyone here to help you. Only me. And I am the beast” (Golding 143).