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.
Describe the major art project of Jacob Lawrence; discuss his style, theme, purpose, materials, and the reason why his work is so important to the Harlem Renaissance.
The art work that is analyzed below is the “Noah Sacrificing Deluge” by Benjamin West. This particular painting was painted in the 1800s and the artist used an Oil Paint on a canvas. This art was 1 out of 36 in a series for the Windsor Castle in England. Mr. West lived to be 82 years old and was the first Americans to become a success on the foreign market. He would become a historical painter for King George III and president of the Royal Academy of Arts. He completed 18 painting before the king’s mental state of mind and suspicion questioned West’s political loyalties which ended the project.
This painting shows George Washington, then a general in the American Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware River with his troops on the night of Dec. 25, 1776. The crossing immediately advanced Washington 's surprise attack on the Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton. Although the painting portrays a historic part of the American Revolution, it was spuriously painted by Emanuel Leutze, an artist born in Germany. Moreover, where the original was actually painted.
Declaration of Independence is a work of art made by Romantic era painter John Trumbull. John began the first version of this painting in 1786, 1817 when he was commissioned by Congress to make another version which was purchased in 1819. He began sketching the piece in Paris, convinced by Thomas Jefferson and using his memory of the event. Finally, the commissioned piece was placed in the capitol dome rotunda while the original version was placed in the Yale art gallery.
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most known people in early american history, he has been known for being the president of the USA during the civil war.Abe has always been against slavery. During he was the president he was against slavery and became an abolitionist during his terms. Which started the civil war.
Thomas Cole was originally born in Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 he and his parents moved to America. Cole’s father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, Cole self-thought himself in the art where he found his true passion on painting. Cole always found picturesque landscapes for which showed interest at an early age. Cole suddenly became a recognizable artist working in cities such as Ohio, Pittsburg and Philadelphia where he came to work with the Philadelphia academy.
He was born on October 16, 1815, in Beaufort, on the coast South Carolina, to Dr. Henry Thomas Willis and Susan Ann Lubbock who married in 1812. His sister, his parent’s
Thomas Cole’s painting, The Course of Empire: Consummation of Empire, is based in America and has an immense amount of detail as well as being “archaeologically correct and based on known sources.” The painting is extremely pleasing to the eye because the variety of pastels used throughout the painting gives it a sense of tranquility and contentment. Thomas Cole’s painting also provokes curiosity by illustrations of different of details such as the placement of people on different levels, the use of land and water, and other details . Through Thomas Cole’s painting, The Course of Empire: Consummation of Empire he is able to show his views on the government and its future.
George Washington’s early life is quite captivating. He was born on February 22nd, 1732, in Pope’s Creek, Virginia to Augustine and Mary Washington. At the young age of eleven, his father passed away. As a teenager, Washington excelled at math, which allowed him to become a surveyor at age sixteen. Washington’s first and only trip out of America with his brother
The painting I chose was Scene on the Catskill Creek painted by Frederic Edwin Church in 1847. Church was born in Hartford, Connecticut to a wealthy family. Also a student of Thomas Cole. Church settled in Hudson, New York with his family, which is what inspired him to paint many of the landscape paintings. Church took wilderness itself as his subject. The painting is quite fascinating because it pulls the viewer into the painting from my perspective. When I walked around in the museum, I almost gave up looking at all the paintings, sculptures and found Church’s painting at the last minute. Church dramatizes the beauty of the American landscape.
Beverly Buchanan is a widely known artist around the world. She is known for her unique style of painting and sculptures. Buchanan has made an impact on the lives of many through her paintings that she had created in her lifetime. From early adulthood to the final days of her life, she touched many people and made a difference in their lives. Not just through art, but through her other professions as well.
In the beginning of the 20th century was the modernism era. It included amazing and famous painters, sculptors, draughtsmen, and printmakers. In this era an amazing artist was born called Henri Matisse. He was born in 31, December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in Northern France. He was a painter, sculptor, drafts man, and printmaker. His mother was an amateur painter and his father was a corn merchant. He studied law from 1887 to 1891 and then decided to go to Paris, to become a painter. He drew some amazing paintings and all of them had a story behind it. He drew paintings to pass time. He painted his first masterpiece in 1897, it was called The Dinner Table.
The 1920s and 1930s was a time when everyone was inspired by jazz and urban, black expression. It was a moment when modern African American culture took people's imagination. According to Coleman, F. (1995), “No one captured visually the essence of African-American life in the 1920s and 1930s as vividly or faithfully as did Archibald Motley” (para. 2). Archibald Motley was a visual artist who took part in that period and expressed his art well. He has paintings from all aspects of his career. From the time he was in college at the Art Institute of
John Gadsby Chapman was the creator of the painting Baptism of Pocahontas in 1839. Chapman was commissioned in 1937 to create the painting. The painting was hung in 1840 in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capital.1 The painting shows a time when America was in a struggle trying to decide what to do with the Indians. During this time, Indians were encouraged to accept Christianity and other European ways but their rights mattered little to the champions of westward expansion.2 Many did not want to accept these ways while others showed an interest in the unknown culture. This is shown in the painting by the disgust shown by many of the Native Americans in the painting by turning their backs, while others looked on with interest or curiosity. Pocahontas