Joshua Johnson Joshua Johnson was an African-American painter who lived in the Baltimore area. Johnson, often viewed as the first African-American to make a living out of painting in the United States, is well-known for his professional paintings. He was a self-taught painter who worked during the 19th centuries. I thought that focusing on Joshua Johnson, is more interesting because often when the matter of artists in American art history comes up, the focus tends to be on White Americans than on the American artists of color. Joshua Johnson’s paintings were not popular until the year 1939, when they were discovered by art historians, who believed that thirteen portraits were painted by Joshua Johnson.
John Hanley Visual Communication year 2 semester 1 k00143151 Surrealism and Design essay. Oscar dominguez's Wheelbarrow. Oscar Dominguez’s “wheelbarrow” is a fascinating example of a surrealist piece art. The everyday object is padded with the most luxurious looking satin. The piece is quickly identified as different, the viewer must investigate as the wheelbarrow is clearly not “normal”.
Art is the creative side of the mind releasing into a physical object that can inspire people and even its creator in ways that nothing else can. Therefore, creativity is to be used to fascinate others and bring others into the artist’s thoughts, patterns, and world. Alaina Fisher stands by this ideology by seeking to fulfill it within her works. Alaina Fisher seeks to bring fantasy into real life situations. Creativity is not something to be bottled up selfishly but to be expressed and shared with others.
The Wanderer; A Psychoanalytical Analysis Often times when analyzing literature from past time periods, we are able to use modern theories to gain a better understanding of the underlying feelings and emotions within the text. In the poem The Wanderer, the author uses the bargaining, depressive, and acceptance stages of grief within the Wanderer’s mental thoughts and processes by describing his feelings as an exiled man when using a modern day analysis. Today, we know these five stages of grief from the two theorists Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler. Although there are five stages (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), the wanderer is only experiencing three of those five stages which can be felt in any order and at any time. The wanderer talks of all of his past relationships and how he feels upset that he can no longer see or share life experiences with these individuals.
At some point in every individual's life, they will have to deal with the loss of someone they knew and loved. While this is a sad fact of life, it’s inevitable. When someone passes on, however, they are remembered somehow by their loved one that live on. In Burton Raffel’s Beowulf, Beowulf is a great hero loved by all that knew him but tragically, he did not compare to the dragon who took his life. It is unusual that such a great hero did not escape the dragon’s wrath as many other stories about heroes do.
Michelangelo Pistoletto Michelangelo Pistoletto, an Italian Sculptor, Conceptual, and Performance artist was born on June 25, 1933 in Biella, Italy. Michelangelo Pistoletto was born into an artistic family. With an Affinity for drawing his mother enrolled him in Armando Testa’s prestigious advertising school at age 18. After being in school and learning, a more contemporary art style he began to experiment on works of self-portraiture. Pistoletto’s love for contemporary art grew and soon he found his true talent, his reflection.
Claude Monet and His Art When artwork from the period based on Impressionism is discussed the one artist that is mentioned the most is Claude Monet. He was born in Paris, France in 1840. Like so many other artists before him Monet was not born into a wealthy family. Usually it is the hardships and struggles that have created the very best artists.
Frank Gehry “Some people may say my curved panels look like sails. Well, I am a sailor, so I guess I probably do use that metaphor in my work – though not consciously.” –Frank Gehry. Frank Gehry is well known for designing the abstract and astonishing architecture for the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles California. The objective of this concert hall is to give a “visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience” and “designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world” says the La Philpedia.
INTRODUCTION: For my extended essay I will investigate how Andy Warhol’s Artwork influenced Ai Wei Wei’s Artwork. The essay topic I have chosen is related to the subject within visual arts. The essay will mainly be focused on how Andy Warhol’s Art Work (specify) influenced Ai Wei Wei’s Artwork(specify).
Self-portraits are not meant to be interpreted as unbiased opinions of the subjects’ basic physical appearance. This, however, does not make them deceptive or untrue. Instead of merely showing us what these people look like, self-portraits express the endlessly complex facets of a human’s soul. They show us the things, people, and qualities that the artist valued. Dürer embodies Christ to exemplify the power of the artist and their divine ability to create, to make something where before there was nothing.