The difference between these artists is shown in their style and their popularity. The name Norman Rockwell is unfamiliar to many, including myself, but nearly everyone has heard of Andy Warhol. It’s strange, for someone has as active in politics as Rockwell, to be less known than Warhol. Both of these artists made ‘controversial’ pieces, but only one of them got the attention of the public. At the name, Rockwell was extraordinarily famous, but Warhol’s name is still used today.
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
Not only is he an innovative artist he has an analytical nature that led him to question artistic processes from history. His theories about the use of technology in aiding realistic painting give a different perspective of art history. Artists have always had strong opinions about the use of technology in aiding their artwork. Some do not see the art created as a pure expression of talent. If Hockney’s theories are correct they prove that technology has always been used. The masters revered by modern artists used whatever tools necessary to aid them in creating their masterpieces. This revelation is not a comfortable one for artists. Hockney feels that artists should learn from the lessons of the past. Artists should not limit themselves by using the advanced technology at their disposal. Like the old masters, artists should push the boundaries of what technology can help accomplish. Artists can write new narratives, challenge artistic conventions like the artists of the
From the content of books to the songs on the radio, art serves to provide a reflection of the world. Behind every design, there are great chains connecting the art to the artist to the artist 's inspirations and so on as far as the eye can see. In Jonathan Lethem 's The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism, he emphasizes these unseen connections. "My search had led me from a movie, to a book, to a play, to a website, and back to a book." (Lethem 212). Here, Lethem describes the great journey he took as he attempted to track down the origin of a famous quote, but even this impressive path is nothing compared to all the influences that were combined in such a small piece of art. Every single artist that had touched the quote drew inspiration
Michelangelo was one of the most influential and significant people that lived during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, meaning 'rebirth ', was a significant time in European history that existed between the 14th and the 16th century. It was a time that led to development and change in literature, arts, architecture and philosophy. Michelangelo was very fortunate to live in this period as it brought him great success, especially in art and architecture. Not only did he learn from this new way of thinking, but as he progressed in his career, he also had and still has, a major influence on many other artists, worldwide.
I choose to do a piece of art inspired by Alphabet/Good Humor, a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg. Oldenburg’s Alphabet/Good Humor (Fig. 1) is a large Popsicle shaped sculpture, formed by fleshy pink bubble letters. At almost twelve feet tall, the piece, made of painted fiberglass and bronze, has a playful, almost charismatic feel. The odd muted peach, almost vomit-esque color of the letters reminds me of a brain, or some other body part that could be found deep inside someone, and clashes with the bright colors one traditionally associates with these frozen desserts. Located at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the piece was recently reinstalled in the west end of the Early Twentieth Century Art Gallery bridge, where it demands to be noticed
Robert Fulton was an American engineer who created the first successful commercial steamboat, called the North River Steamboat. His steamboat was later called the Clermont. This steamboat was able to carry passengers between New York City and Albany. Fulton also designed the world's first steam powered warship.
“Behind every great fortune is a crime.” The nature of the world we live in and the art industry are complex. Being an artist is a tough job. Well-known artists usually get a lot of media attention on any regular basis while some up-and-coming artists, get little or no such attention. Therefore, artist are always competing among themselves to come up with the best work to captivate people, stay on top, make a name for themselves and also a living allowance. Paintings, prints, drawing, crafts, photography are all forms of art which many artists specialize and utilize to display their creativity, sometimes bring awareness to certain social issue and also exploit the less fortunate for their fame. Some well-known artists like Vik Muniz in the
"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).
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
It is easy today for someone to see the effects famous artworks have had: the toy clocks that look like they are melting and dripping off the table, the parodies of artworks on coffee mugs, and the artistic styles that still appear across the world. Many of these products and influences originated from the 1930s. This time was characterized by the Great Depression, upcoming World War II, the entering of communism on the world stage. Economic strife and political orientation found their way into the world of art, helping to develop new movements of Surrealism, Social Realism, and Regionalism along with artists, such as Salvador Dali, that will continue to captivate large audiences for times to come.
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
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.
Terrain, Edie Marshall’s installation of 1000 lushly worked oil paintings, is a record of a road trip through the Great Plains of North America. Over the duration of the trip, made in 2013, Marshall took over 1500 photos on her iPhone. Randomly shooting images on impulse, most of the photos are landscapes taken from the passenger seat of the moving car, though shots also include excursions into towns, cities, historic sites, an aquarium, hiking trails, parks, and roadside vistas. Upon returning from the trip Marshall took up the challenge of creating painting from these numerous photos. However, rather than eliminating images down to a few select, well-composed scenes to paint Marshal utilized the spontaneity with which the images were taken
This world is full of many uncertainties. Some are pleasant surprises, while others become life-altering tragedies. Kevin Hazzard portrays such beautiful disasters in his book “A Thousand Naked Strangers,” which recalls his unimaginably insane encounters as an EMT and paramedic in Atlanta, Georgia. He witnessed pain and suffering, but also beauty and freedom. He claims that the chaos and unpredictability is what made his job worth doing. Just as Hazzard’s job shows how disaster brings about freedom and beauty, art conveys this relationship in a similar way. Although more well-off individuals have better access to necessary resources, in order to truly create beautiful, revolutionary works of art one must endure some form of suffering.