When we think of the most famous artists of our time, artists such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso come to mind. Something that often doesn’t occur to many people is, where exactly did these artists develop their signature style of art, and what influenced them to create it? Claude Monet created the impressionistic style when quickly trying to catch the beauty of a sunset before it disappeared, spurring a new style of art that eventually influenced Van Gogh. But what exactly influenced Pablo Picasso’s seemingly bizarre style of cubism? In my paper I’ll be exploring how Pablo Picasso and other artists were influenced to create the cubism style, and how these influences were the cause of an entire art movement.
A majority of artist use the physical world and personal experiences as a canvas to create artworks that have impacted the way we look at the world. Focus artists in this essay include classical artists Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Post-Modern artist Tim Hawkinson. This essay will analyse an artwork by each artist and show that they are examples of many who draw inspiration from their surroundings, whether it came from history, personal backgrounds and experiences or simply physical features of the world around them. Pablo Picasso was born on October 25th, 1881, and grew up to be one of the most influential 20th century artists in symbolism, surrealism and Cubism. He was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer.
He began his career as a classical painter, painting landscapes and portraits, but he didn’t really enjoy this style of painting. He wanted to evolve and express himself in different ways from what we can see now from all his artwork. (Riding, 2003) When Picasso was 14 years old, he moved to Barcelona, Spain and he applied to the city’s most respected school of fine arts. The school only accepted seniors with lots of experience, but he passed the exam and entered the school. At 16, he moved to Madrid and attended the Royal Academy of San Fernando –
However the art critic did not mean it as a compliment but it gained popularity and in future use, took on a far more respectful connotation. The Impressionist movement transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Not only did he lead the French impressionist movement but he also led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture, on canvas, the very act of perceiving nature. Impressionism continues to be one of the most reproduced styles of art for popular consumption and this can all be brought back to Monet and those inspired by him. Monet’s lead role in this period of time has lead to him being widely recognized for his participation and has made his work more popular because it represents a great period of
Carver and Hoppers characters, settings, action and conflict have shown similarities because both use minimalism, realism and perspective. The two artists grew up almost the same which could explain why their work corresponds with one another. In Cathedral and Blue Night the minimalism is used to explain the characters, define the setting and guess about the conflict in the action. The minimalism shows in “Cathedral” when the narrator says “And his being blind bothered me” (209). The narrator had no real information about the blind man, but inferred what he’d be like.
He was most influential in the 20th century and later significantly impacted the development of the modern art with his distinct style (biography.com). Born to Don José Ruiz Blasco and Doña Maria Picasso y Lopez, Picasso showed his talent in art at his early age. His father, who was a professor of art and a painter, gave academic training to Picasso and by the age 13, he had lost interest in academic studies, shifting it to art. By the time when he was 10, his family moved to A Coruña and Picasso started to attend School of Fine Art. Just in a few years, his skills had surpassed his father’s by the time he was 13 (pablopicasso.org).
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
During the 1940s, Paul Bigsby and Leo Fender also began experimenting with Spanish-style solid-body guitar design. When the electric guitar was first created, many people debated whether or not it was a “true” instrument, because it did not produce a pure, “authentic” musical sound. Country and jazz musicians, most especially Charlie Christian, a jazz soloist and the electric guitar 's first virtuoso player, defended the electric guitar, proving its louder sound and ability to compete with other melody instruments in ensemble
“Wow, there is a giraffe on fire. Crazy.” That was my initial thought when I saw the painting The Burning Giraffe by Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali is a surrealist artist born on May 11, 1904 from Figures, Spain. Dali painted images that might seem odd at first until you get to know more about the painting and learn about the deep and dark meanings as to why he would create the image. Salvador Dali did not just paint though.
John was not very known during his own time, but after he died he became more famous. He was made famous during the 19th century and painters were also inspired by his work. John Keats influenced poetry with his general emotional temper and tenderness, the minute delicacy of his natural observation, and his superficialness were all appreciated by not only regular people, but also