Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and muralist during the 1930’s. He was born in Neosho, Missouri in 1889, and died in 1975. Benton grew up in a very political family. Because he grew up in a political family, that influenced some of his earlier works as an artist. At age seventeen, he moved to Chicago to study under Frederick Oswald at the Art Institute of Chicago (Source one). Just two years after he arrived at the Art Institute, he began to study Synchronism, which focused on the musical qualities of color. He then moved to New York in 1913 to experiment with his new found interest in Synchronism. He created beautiful pieces of art in his time in New York. Soon after he moved to New York, he was drafted for World War I.
Salvadore Dali’s art skills was strongly supported by his parents. His parents had also built an art studio for Salvadore Dali before he went to art school. In art school Salvadore Dali was rather a “weird” student as he prefers to sit and daydream, he also wore unusual clothing and had long hair. After a year Salvadore Dali discovered modern art painting in Cadaques which at that time Salvadore Dali’s family was on vacation.
When artwork from the period based on Impressionism is discussed the one artist that is mentioned the most is Claude Monet. He was born in Paris, France in 1840. Like so many other artists before him Monet was not born into a wealthy family. Usually it is the hardships and struggles that have created the very best artists.
Salvador Dali was an extraordinary artist. He was born on May 11, 1904 in Figueras, Spain. He was the son of Salvador Dali i Cusi and Felipa Domenech Ferrés. Dali’s primary type of artwork was said to be his “paintings” (biography.com editors). On the website the author stated, “Dali was most known in the surrealism era” (Gale). “Surrealism began in the 1920’s; it is the creative potential of the uncontinous mind” (biography.com editors).
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter, theorist and writer. He contributed to the De Stijl art movement. He developed Neoplasticism from non-representational forms. The main elements of his geometrical works were white rectangles, black lines and three primary colors. He loved Jazz music. It shows on his works. He designed never walked into Netherlands when he heard about Jazz music was banned in Netherlands because it harmed the unsophisticated customs. He was born in a turbulent time. However, we can find a sense of peace and order in his work. Perhaps, he wanted to escape from the reality by creating his new world on canvas. Mondrian influenced by Van Gogh. He applied impressionist techniques in his early work, such as still life sketches and landscapes. He used pure colors and expressive brushstrokes under the influence of Luminism, Pointillism and Fauvism. He gained inspirations from religion and music.
Cartoon sketches are usually meant to be designated for children. Theodore Seuss Geisel, the illustrator of the cat in the hat, used Dr.Seuss as his pen name. He’s one of the most famous cartoonists; he did not only target children but also adults through simple cartoons that held deep meanings behind. He also wrote many books that were translated later on into different languages. He first started his career by working for a magazine and drawing ads for a pesticide company. He kept writing and drawing for children books until World War II during which his art work illustrated the American soldiers. He also targeted political figures such as Hitler during the war. Before passing away, he kept the “Secret Art” which is a drawing compilation
"They 're all desperadoes, these kids, all of them with any life in their veins, the girls as well as the boys; maybe more than the boys."- Flaming Youth (1920sfashion). People were rebellious and desperate for enjoyment; just as teenagers are. They never held back and lived in the moment. The various personalities were role models and advocates for the change. With the emergence of mass media, the attraction of the silver screen and books arose. For some achieving fame was a byproduct of living in the 1920s. Life in the 1920s was exuberant and full of entertainment, the change in culture and style introduced various stars such as: Katherine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Walt Disney, and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920sfashion).
“The Open Window” is an oil painting by Henri Matisse made in the summer of 1905. It is a perfect example of the new art current which inspired French Art at the beginning of the century known as Fauvism. It represents the view from the window of the hotel’s room in Collioure in which the artist stayed.
Henri Matisse and Francis Bacon are two very different artists. Matisse liked to paint thin and pretty paintings while Bacon liked to paint think and ugly paintings. Matisse liked to use patterns that often drew your attention to them more than what might be going on in the painting unlike most other paintings. They patterns were almost too much to look at
' 'work of art which did not begin In emotion is not art’’(Paul Cezanne).Every one of this world has been created uniquely.This is similar to the artist of the 19th century including Paul Cezanne(1839-1906) and Pierre Auguste Renoir(1842-1919).Both are from French.In addition Paul, Cezanne was a shy, rude and angry man.His new ideas and intense style of painting changed the history of art so, he is known as the father of modern art (Zurarakhinsky 2018)On the other hand, Pierre Auguste Renoir had a pleasant personality and he painted many paintings demonstrating joyful scenario(www.biography.com 2016).In spite of rheumatoid arthritis, he devoted himself in painting till the end of life(www.biography.com 2016)though they had committed their whole life to painting, their art movements,subject matter of painting and influences has seemed totally opposite to each other but still, both loved to paint portraits and nude women.
Alan Magee was a realistic and also modernist painter in the the '90s who lived in Rockland, Maine (Alan Magee pg.1). His inspiration was driven from either trips he and his wife went on, or the political standings of the time. Even in the middle of one series of paintings, he would stop if a new idea enveloped his mind (Alan Magee 1981-1991, pg. 9-12). Alan Magee 's art work was influenced by many things in his life.
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.
Marcel Duchamp was born in 1887 and died in 1968. He began to view art as physical objects rather than a crafted piece such as paintings or sculptures. He pushed boundaries stating that it was the artistic idea itself that counts, not the craftsmanship. He began many object creations that would later lead to a new art movement, conceptualism. He is regarded as the father of conceptualism, creating many controversial and famed pieces during his time. One of his most famed pieces ‘fountain’ completed in 1917 was a porcelain urinal. It is considered a 20th century art icon. The object itself is simplistic enough; a male toilet that looks like it’s been taken from a junk yard or off the shelf in a shop. He bought the item from the show room of J. L. Mott Iron Works, signed his name on the side and named the piece ‘fountain’. (see figure 5). He put ‘fountain’ in a group he called ‘ready-mades’, as he wanted to challenge the traditional perception of creating and showing art, thus creating a
Wendell Castle was born and educated in Kansas but moved to New York in 1961 and is where he has done most of work so far. He was well known for being the father of the art furniture movement. He has taught at the school of American Craftsmen. He is a sculptor, designer, and an educator for more than four decades. Wendell Castle has been an inspiration and influenced many art designers. His work has led to the development of handcrafted and modern furniture that is well known under his name. I could not find much of a background on where and how he grew up into becoming the artist he is today. But through doing some research, could tell that he was inspired by nature and the art of furniture. He wanted to create furniture
Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) was best known for his work during the American Impressionism movement. He was famous for his paintings, specifically watercolor.