Modernism and popular styles became indistinct from each other in the 1950s. Art was never the same after the Holocaust and atom bombs. Plurality of visual forms existed in 1950s. If we take 1950s painting as an offshoot of New York school of abstract art, then photography in the 1950s is a more eclectic phenomenon, harder to classify. This can be attributed to the commercialisation of photography by the mid-century due to the rise of print media during the 1940s. There was an upsurge in newspaper photography. Newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News in Denver specialised in hardball journalism, featured regular photographer Morey Engle with sensational pictures. The emergence of new magazine like Ebony in 1945 provided work for African American
During the times of the Great Depression, the techniques and materials used to capture a photo were not nearly as advanced as today. However, photography was still looked at as a form of art, just as it is today, and it even succeeded through the tough times of the 1930s. Photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, were hired by the Farm Security Administration, a government agency, to document farmers and their living conditions during the Great Depression. These photographs helped raise a feeling of sympathy and encouraged other people to help when and where they could but sometimes over exaggerated the amount
Painting is like keeping a diary on canvas. Art expresses ones feelings in ways words cannot. This is true for protagonist Melinda Sordino in the Laurie Halse Anderson novel about teenage rape, Speak. Anderson uses trees, mainly Melinda’s paintings and sculptures of trees, to chronicle Melinda’s growth in the novel. Instead of Melinda saying exactly how she felt all the time in the book, Anderson uses Melinda’s paintings to keep a diary of her emotions. With the trees, any reader can see Melinda transition from feeling lifeless with no hope and nothing keeping her going to accepting herself and having hope for the future.
Did you know that Annie Cannon was able to classify around a thousand stars a day during the peak of her career? This paper will be focusing on the life, career, and legacy of Annie Jump Cannon. Annie Jump Cannon was hired by Edward Pickering, and she worked as “Pickering’s assistant at the Harvard College Observatory” (1). After that, she was credited with coming up with an easy system that divided the stars into seven spectral classes. The spectral classes were as follows: O, B, A, F, G, K, M. Annie Jump Cannon’s career ended after forty years, but her work paved the way for women in the scientific community and continues to inspire fellow female scientists. Cannon was able to work hard enough that people in the scientific community looked past the fact that she was partially deaf and a woman. Annie Cannon is an important woman in the history of science because she was able to overcome sexism and a disability while developing her own revolutionary and important version of stellar classification.
In the essay, “ Why We Take Pictures,” the author Susan Sontag states that photography is not only a simple tool for seeking pleasure but can also be used against anxiety and as tool of power. Sontag emphasises the importance of photography during traveling by stating the anxieties that people can face if they are not taking pictures. First, Sontag points out that people feel disorientation in a new place the uncertainty of what the new place will be like can cause people to panic. However, taking picture enables people to have certain control over the new environments the fact that one knows where he or she is at and where he or she has been, helps individuals cure their anxieties. Second, Sontag indicates that anxieties during traveling can also be caused by the guilt of not being at work. The feeling of doing nothing while traveling frequently caused anxiety for people who are used to their daily work routine; taking pictures while traveling offered people a sense of purpose when they
In 10,000 B.C. the agriculture revolution started with the Neolithic Period, people were able to stay in one place, and grow there own food. Instead of gathering and migrating with the animal 's, they were able to stay in one place and build settlement 's. These settlement 's turn into the ancient cities such as Egypt, Nubia, Babylon, Greece and Rome.
10. Select two details from the lesson that helped you understand why do the Northern and Southern Hemisphere have opposite seasons.
Democracy is when the people vote for elected officials and new policies to represent them in government; this is usually decided by the majority. Freedom is the ability to think or speak as one desires, without restriction. As it pertains to the United States, freedom is the ability to think or speak as one desires, so long as it does not infringe on the freedom of another or violate any laws. She should have received compensation. In the course book on page 817, it mentions how many needy American like Florence and her children were left with little aid. In an article titled, “Who was the Woman in the Famous Great Depression Photograph?”, written by Sarah Stone, it states that Florence claimed that Lange assured her the picture
I researched about William Herschel, who was a conductor, organist, composer and music teacher. William Herschel knew the stars well and was always curious as to what was beyond the Earth. He had built himself a homemade telescope and enjoyed viewing the stars from it. As he was observing the stars one night he noticed an object that he could not clarify what it was. Other astronomers had seen this object, but never really observed how different it was. William Herschel was the first to notice this odd object and was curious to find out more. This odd object, Uranus, was the first planet in recorded history to be discovered. The discovery of Uranus was just the beginning of William Herschel’s discoveries. He left his work with music and became
Originally Annie Leibovitz enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967 to study painting but after a few night classes she developed a love for photography. In 1970 she began working for the magazine Rolling Stone where she started off as a staff photographer and within two years she was promoted to chief photographer and remained in that position for 10 years. She accompanied the Rolling Stones band on their 1975 international tour where she developed her technique which involved the use of bold primary colors and stunning poses. She left Rolling Stone in 1983 where she began working for Vanity Fair another famous magazine and there a number of Vanity Fair covers have featured her amazing and question raising photographs. She also began to work on a number of advertising campaigns in the late 1980s.
The Inuit believed that a shaman known as an angakkuq could effect their lives both bad and well.
“Pop art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself”(“Famous Quotes”). Roy Lichtenstein was a Pop Artist throughout the mid 1900’s. Bubble-gum wrappers, comic books, newspaper ads, and pages from the phone books were all part of Lichtenstein’s most famous paintings. Lichtenstein’s paintings were later recognized as true masterpieces and changed the world of pop art forever.
Another man that was a great Native American photographer is Edward S. Curtis. He was born in 1868 in rural Wisconsin. Curtis probably had some contact with American Indians while growing up in Minnesota. However, most traditional Indian life there had disappeared by the time he and his family arrived in the 1870s, and there is no specific evidence of American Indian influence on his life at that time. At the age of twelve, Curtis built himself a camera using a stereopticon lens his father had brought back from the Civil War. Curtis demonstrated the self-direction, ingenuity, and independence that would be the hallmarks of his adult life. This is how he began his photographic career. During his mid-teens, Curtis spent a great deal of time reading about and experimenting with photographic techniques and
In the case “Taste in Photojournalism”, the ethical question is whether the Bakersfield Californian should have published the photo or not. The editor of the paper, Robert Bentley, felt the need to run the emotional picture to remind parents to watch their children at the lake and that tragic drowning accidents still happen. This case addresses the ethical issue of right to privacy of the grieving family versus the paper's right to publish such a shocking photo. Kant’s formula of humanity should be applied as we should treat people always as an end in oneself and never merely as a means. Publishing the picture was ethically wrong, therefore; Harte and Bentley should have thought about the consequences from taking a photo and publishing such
In the 1840s, Dr Hugh Welch Diamond was a doctor whom used photography involving the mentally ill for his studies. He studied psychiatry at Bethlem Hospital in London. He combined his medical training with photographic practice and began to photograph the patients at the Surrey County Asylum. He photographed the patients in portrait format with a plain background. The patients were dressed in their clothes that they had to wear in the asylum, thus stripping them of their identity and they appeared uncared for. They posed with a plain expression, some gazed away and some patients looked straight at the camera with piercing eyes or even a smile. These portraits were for his study on ‘Physiognomy’. Physiognomy is simply judging someone’s personality