Velázquez, the most admired, perhaps the greatest European painter, who ever lived, influenced a miraculous gift for assigning a sense of truth. He gave the best of his talents to painting portraits, which capture the appearance of reality through the effortless handling of aesthetic paint. The greatest portrait painting of the 19th century was, “The Daughter of Edward Darley Bolt” (1882), which was Sargent most remarkable work and made his career as a fashionable portraitist begin to develop quickly. This artwork can be found at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts. El Jaleo is anther art piece of Sargent that is portraying a Spanish Gypsy dancer performing to the accompaniment of musicians.
Australian Arts and Crafts movement was strongly influenced by the formation of Aesthetic movement and Arts and Crafts exhibition societies and proliferation of design works in the 1880s through the 1890s across Europe and America. The Arts and Crafts movement has emerged to counter the industrial changes followed by the Industrial revolution in Victorian England in the mid-19th century. It was a social movement against the industrial changes that are producing inferior quality and cheap monotonous products manufactured in the factories. As a consequence, it recalled the traditional handicrafts by the skillful craftsman using natural forms, functional, and stylized simple lines . Also it referenced to the medieval Gothic styles and it is characterized by its flatness and simplified natural motifs that are showing the influence of Japanese Art.
I was born in Mannheim, Germany. I am educated in architectural studies at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, and later at the Universities of Munich and Berlin. I was Inspired by Adolf Hitler’s oratory power, so I joined the National Socialist party [NAZI] in January 1931. I believed Hitler and the Nazis could answer the communist threat and restore the glory of the German empire that he considered lacking under the Weimar Republic. Speer quickly proved his worth by his efficient and creative staging of Nazi events.
In order to trace some of the most noticeable developments of the transitional period, let us turn to an excellent example put forward by Eduard Wagner within his seminal Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons. Here, Wagner compares how two master painters - the Master of Vyšší Brod, from about the middle of the century (c.1350), and the Master of Třeboň (c.1380), about thirty years later - depicted knights in their paintings of the same scene, namely the Resurrection. Thus we can clearly see the developments across three highly innovative decades. Firstly, within the altar of Vyšší Brod [fig.6] we can see three chainmail clad knights underneath Christ, the far-right figure is adorned with a hauberk in which the sleeves and gauntlets are in one piece; he has mail stockings or chausses with plate poleyns and leg coverings or greaves, probably made of leather and over his chain armour he
Butler contributed two paintings to the 1913 Armory Show, a groundbreaking display of international modernist art in New York City (Marine and Fourteenth of July, Paris). Butler was active among progressive art circles, exhibiting in the Armory Show. With John Sloan, he founded the Society of Independent Artists, an association of American artists, and served on its board from 1918 to 1921. The breakout of World War I prevented Butler from returning to Giverny until 1921. During that time, however, Butler became involved with the American Red Cross and raised funds with his wife, Marthe.
A masterpiece of creative act that instantly portrays the hypocrisy of the Victorian middle class, a Dolls House was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1879 a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. The story takes place on Christmas eve where Nora and Torvald the two main characters represent the importance of gender roles and social image throughout the Victorian era. The conflict of the story is driven by Nora’s forging of loan documents to raise money for an expensive trip to Italy; Krogstad, who had processed the loan, tries to blackmail Nora over the fact that she forged the documents. Nora who risked jeopardizing her husband’s image had set the tone throughout the play as the constant change in personality set the tone of the play which I have really enjoyed due to the unpredictable plot twists and a chance to be engaged with The Victorian culture at that time period.
Albrecht Dürer, considered one of Germany’s quintessential artists, was an innovator born out of his time. Though mainly a draftsman, Dürer can be described as a virtuoso in numerous artistic disciplines: oil paint, art theory, engineering, and printmaking. His contributions to the High Northern Renaissance revolutionized the nature of German art and inspired the works of future artists. His talents began in the city of Nuremberg, or Nürnberg, during a period of upheaval, feuds, and political unrest. The Habsburg dynasty had no firm control over its subjects; independent cities, including Nürnberg, and feudal lands comprised the governing entities of the Holy Roman Empire.
It cannot go unmentioned, that during his time as a student with Théodore Chasseriau, he became fully immersed in the major movements that were happening at the time. As a child, he had a Neoclassical education thanks to his father, Louis Moreau, who was an architect. It was because of this reason, that he would foster a passion for recreating old master copies at the Louvre. Moreau had the idea of his father as someone highly important in his life and his death would be a significant event in his life, leaving him with this obsession of death that is reflected in most of his paintings. It was however, his ambition to use his academic background to create art that was grand and according to Pierre Mathieu, he “…wanted to convey a message to the spectator and make his work a kind of bond…”.
What was Hitler 's early life like? First off his father was Alois Hitler, Hitler was a dropout from high school. He had a love / passion for art, after his mother 's death he moved to Vienna in 1907.He later joined the Bavarian Army at the beginning of World War I. He got gassed and wounded and recovered, later he got the iron cross for bravery. This was Hitler 's early life.
There are many ways in which dance influenced music composed during the baroque period. This essay will explore the dances that spread from the french court of Louis XIV to Germany and particularly to the music of JS Bach. The French culture had a huge influence on music in Germany in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The Thirty Years War, between 1618 and 1648, had destroyed most of Germany. As a result of this, Germans looked towards the french and imported their culture.
Throughout history, there have been different types of art that has risen to fame. But why and how has it become such a symbol in the world? So today I picked a well-known painting that many people may have seen and heard about, the American Gothic. It was first painted during the Great Depression in the 1930’s by a US artist named Grant Wood. Grant started painting in the late thirties, and studied school in Paris in his twenties.
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist who was the founder of the Hudson River School of romantic American Landscape painting. Cole was well known for his work a being realistic and had a meticulous depiction of American landscape which featured themes of romanticism. Cole was born in England but at 17 years old his family immigrated to Ohio where Cole learned the foundation of his profession. Landscape art was not Cole’s only skill, he also was known for doing sketches, which produced some very skillful and well known pieces. Cole’s personal life was full and enriched with 5 children one of which passed away at birth, and he was married at 26 years of age to the niece of the studio he worked for in New York.
The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was a significant event in the United States’ history. The hassles of preparing the fair and the six months of its presence led to a mixture of cultures, new and improved advancements in technology, and a new respect for America. A very crucial occurrence was arranging ideas from the most profound architects in the United States. A landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, had previously established himself with many of his attractions across America. He was most known for co-designing Central Park in New York.
(March 6th 1475 - February 18th 1564) born in Caprese, Italy Michelangelo was an Italian painter, architect, poet and sculptor. Before his name was known he was just an apprentice to a painter and eventually began studying in sculpture, in the gardens of a wealthy and famous family known as the Medici. He has been remembered as the most famous artist in the time of the Renaissance. Some of his famous works include The Last Judgement (1535-1541), David (1501-1504), and the Pieta (1498-1499). Perhaps the most recognized work of his, is located on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which took about 4 years to paint.