Helen Hyde Research Paper

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During the 17th, 18th and 19 centuries, many of the western arts, in Europe and America were inspired by the invasion of Japanese blueprint and ukiyo-e print (floating world), which exploded the world of the Arts. It produces paints and prints illustrating of the everyday activities, the significances of the culture, local natives, landscape, female beauties and others. One of the American artists that was drastically mesmerized by the Japanese art is Helen Hyde.

Helen Hyde is an American female artist etcher, printmaking and engraver for many years. Besides, she was captivated and dedicated to this new art concept, that if drove her to move to Japan and to heighten her skill, knowledge and to be trained from the best of the Japanese color …show more content…

In quest of her own mark, “Hyde’s figure mostly women and children are often depicted in a domestic interior or garden landscape. The influences of ukiyo-e were apparent to her style of artwork. Furthermore, she adopted the Japanese apparel (kimonos and clogs) and culture as her own even had a Japanese name “Hatono” engraved into her artwork (p.63)”. She comprises her subjects of non-Caucasian children and their mothers to sending a message to the Western World that family is universal showing parental love in different races of …show more content…

According to Jay Levenson in the video states “There are certain very interesting convergences of culture that lead to the creation of hybrid works of art”. Hybrid Art is a combination of different culture and sometimes embezzlement of an origin work of art that adds diversity or notion to a technique. The artwork that I selected from the video is The Sultan Mehmet II; it is an oil painting that was attributed to Gentile Bellini around 1429-1507. In the 19th century it was repaint on canvas transferred from wood medium painting. Its dimensional is 27 ½ in X 20 ½ in and it is in the national Gallery, London UK. Gentile Bellini portraying Sultan’s painting by creating a bronze medals appearance. This portrait identifies Mehmet as Victor Orbis, or Conqueror of the World. The hybrid artwork brought composed of Italian painters, sculptors and bronze casters to Venetian painters. The video states that “the portraits is decidedly Western in style while simultaneously high lightening the sitters’ origins”. The golden arch, the deep red caftan with a luxurious fur mantle, European crown, a large white urban covering a red Taj were a collection of a mix cultural of tradition symbolize the universal triumph. The artist incorporates this painting of a copied of Venice, European, Islamic and Mediterranean elements of an artwork; by using these culture icons

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