The renaissance was a time of art and rebirth. Many great artists appeared during this time bringing their own individual skills and talent. These artists were Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael. However out of the four, Leonardo was the most significant. Not only was he a great artist, but an inventor, engineer, and scientist. He was by far the greatest renaissance artist.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer who was also an environmentalist. He was known for his black and white photographs of landscapes. He became a famous photographer because he helped found the photography department of the Museum of Modern Art in 1940. His motivation occurred after his family took a trip to the Yosemite National Park, which is where he took photographs for the first time. Ansel Adams made a huge impact on photography because of his technological advances like the Zone System, environmental work, and beautiful black and white photographs.
If you’re clicking through Jasper Johns’ work online for the first time, you may not be too impressed by what you see. A green square with the vague imprint of a target, an American flag placed on an orange canvas. You won’t realize just how revolutionary and influential the art you’re looking at is. Even seeing one in person won’t make it clear to you, as long as you don’t have an understanding of his art and ideas on art. Johns lies in between the cold presentation of conceptualist art shown in the Dada movement and the visually pleasing presentation of concepts seen in the Pop Art movement. His ideas were revolutionary, if not that, they were undeniably impactful. His Dada-esque concepts and unconventional process
Ansel Adams stated, “A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” Have you ever wonder where photography first started? Have you ever wondered who made photography what it is today? What type of impact particular photographers had on photography? Alfred Stieglitz was a man who had big aspirations in his lifetime but did it so easily in with coming from a wealthy family. Alfred Stieglitz was one who changed modern photography and helped make it what it is today ("Alfred Stieglitz."). Alfred was a photographer, a gallerist, an impresario, and a publisher ("Alfred Stieglitz."). Who were Stieglitz
Born in England, Tom Eckersley is a known as a ‘modernist master’, due to his famous graphic and playful posters. He design original artworks from 1934-1995, with a bold simple style, using shapes, texture and flat colour. He breaks down intricate messages in a way where the audience can easily interpret them. Eckersley is inspired by the constructivists and Bauhaus whom feature the asymmetrical features.
All literature writers have their own style of writing and works that cause their fame; however, few literary writers write their books with the purpose to illustrate a region of their country. Frederic Remington was a writer who did that. Reared in the North, he painted and wrote about the West. Schoolwork was always secondary to his desire to draw and use his imagination. Creating life in the West as a new subject in the art world was his lifelong goal.
There are few instances when a person is influenced by something to the extent of questioning their life. Something that is so powerful that it can create emotion in all of the people who experience it. Artists fight to create this something in order to connect people through it. However, in today’s culture where fads come and go it is often difficult to find such works of art. Cultivated through the things that make us human, great art always finds a way to make an impact. Through art we can experience love, anger, fear and many other emotions. With an understanding of the human condition, artists can create things that contain inspiration for all. Great art can speak to people of different generations with new relevance; it is timeless.
Describe Chuck Close’s later years as an artist. The writer uses the artist’s education and background as an example to show how they worked hard to achieve their goals. Give examples of accomplishments. Include major achievements in life and interesting facts. What were some obstacles that he had to overcome and how was he able to do this? How did these obstacles impact how he created art? This is where the analysis of his work goes. Describe the different styles of his portraiture. What are the defining characteristics of each style? What are their similarities? What are their differences? Explain the grid systems. Why did Chuck Close use a grid? (This transitions nicely
Although there is a plethora of interesting Latin American composers and classical musicians, Carlos Chavez seems to stand out the most. Chavez was a revered influence in the world of music and dabbled in many different aspects of the culture. Besides his uncanny musical ability, Carlos is an overall interesting person because he was a master of so many trades. He was a notorious composer, conductor, journalist, educator and even founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra in 1928. He was heavily influenced by the native sounds and indigenous music of Mexico, composed seven symphonies, and has created a lasting impression on the cultural face of Latin American music.
One important aspect of difference between Wolseley’s artwork ‘Camel Gate, Border Track’ and Goldsworthy’s ‘Rowan Leaves’ is the use of presentation media. Wolseley’s work is a painting created using water colours and carbonised wood on a paper background. Goldsworthy’s piece is a photograph of a sculpture. When viewed in an art gallery, Wolseley’s artwork would display better elements of texture due to its medium. The photograph feels more detached from the viewer if it was to be viewed in an art gallery. This significant difference allows us to see the difference a medium can
Throughout the film “Tim’s Vermeer”, the audience begins to question what the meaning of art is, often being altered by each viewer's perspective. There are many things that contribute to the meaning of art, many having to do solely on the audience. Art and the meaning are determined by our society and each person's input, what the audience considers art. For example the way that Vermeer's work was in watercolor, work like paintings, sculptures and drawings are typically considered art. Although, when the added knowledge of how Tim, and possible Vermeer’, painting was made comes up the audience begins to question if it should still be art. Because the audience determines what is and is not art, the viewer
Ron Paul, an author and a former American presidential candidate once said that in school, “they don’t educate our kids, they indoctrinate our kids” (Paul). Paul’s comment reflects a popular belief existing in society that students are only being indoctrinated in today’s school systems. However, I completely disagree with such notion. My educational journey has been the most valuable experience of my life that not only elevated my knowledgeability on a multitude of subjects but also fundamentally revolutionized the way in which I think and communicate. Such is most evident in my writing voice that, because of education, became more sophisticated, individualistic, and dynamic. To begin with, my desire for academic excellence incentivized me
Oil paint is the medium used in the Wrestlers by Falguiere. In this work of art, the artist creates brush strokes that makes his medium obvious to the viewer. The medium is clearly seen and used to the advantage of the artist, the viewer is not being deceived with hyper realism. The brush strokes are integrated into the painting to add texture and even shows parts of the canvas to show texture in different areas of the painting. Falguiere adds a great detail to certain aspects of the painting, like in the muscles definition and shorts of the wrestlers but the spectators in the audience get a little to no definition. This artist used the medium as a way to add to his stylized painting and create further blurring which was mean to bring emotion
With the rise of celebrity icons, we can begin to notice that Pop Art’s interest in these people created an extra layer of publicity and attention. The movement drowned itself in the cultural obsession of glamour and fortune and showed how easily the media could manipulate dictate fame. Warhol was a unique man and harboured a life-long excitement for fame, that of others probably more so than his own, believed that “In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” FOOTNOTE. He began creating silkscreens in the early sixties, a method that he would practice for his entire career. Using images of car crashes, sports games, newspapers and film icons; his arguably most notable work was that of Marilyn Monroe and although he was enamoured with Hollywood during the fifties, using Marilyn as the subject for his art did not come about until the autumn of 1962. Marilyn died on August 5th earlier that year, Warhol used a publicity photograph from the peak of her career to crop, drawing the viewer’s main attention toward her face, and print on a series of canvases. The chosen image depicted Marilyn within the perfect time and expression. He repeated this image obsessively in Marilyn Diptych (FIG ME), on the left panel he used bright colours yet on the right he used monochromatic shades which convey a similarity to that of a heated printing press that is running out of ink.
It is important to study something in school that you enjoy but that is also useful in the real world. I have always been asked, “what's your major?”. I would answer art history and always got a response like, “what are you going to do with that?”. Most parents and students don’t feel that there is a good foundation from learning Art History. It is often heard from high school and college students (influenced by their parents) that to succeed you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. They think studying liberal arts is a future of unemployment and uncertainty. But, it is important to override these belief because of the large opportunity for art majors in the world. My experiences as a child, influences, and mentors have inspired me to study art history at Belmont and I want to share my experiences and knowledge of my process. What drives you to study art and pursue a career in this impressive field?