Continuous Assessment. In this assignment, I will examine the German artist Albrecht Durer and Italian artist Sandro Botticelli and review their artistic work from the Renaissance period. Both these skilled, cultivated and creative figures, produced masterly works of art during the Renaissance period which sparked controversy but nonetheless impacted and shaped the artistic world. Unquestionably, Albrecht Dürer is considered one of the great artists of the Renaissance period. Dürer’s artwork embodied both perspective and proportion, key Renaissance theories.
Gothic architecture first got its name during the Italian renaissance when the people considered all buildings of the Middle Ages barbaric and associated them with the savage Goths. With the passing of many centuries, Gothic became more clearly associated with the closing era of the medieval age. A Benedictine abbot called Suger was building a new church outside of Paris. He decided that he wanted something new and impressive. Suger wanted to make the Abby church of St. Denis so tall that it would seem to reach the heavens, and so amazing that everyone would remember it.
Henri Matisse drew some outstanding paintings. 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.
René Magritte can be called an illusionistic Surrealist because of his “painting-poem,” The Treachery of Images (1928) and his painting within a painting, The Human Condition (1933). Which statement best describes his style? (Dada & Fantastic Art II, slides 23-30; Chapter 11 pages 184-5) a. His mysterious images questions meanings and relationships between painted objects and reality. b.
Mondrian saw the art as a kind of religion and he was also one of the first people who used the style of abstract art in his masterpieces. After WW1, Mondrian returned to Paris, he was there for 27 years’ time period and in this time period he created the painting “Composition 2 in Red Blue and Yellow”. Mondrian is also very known and related with modernism he has used this kind of art in many of his paintings and
Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World delivers an interesting view of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s paintings and how they open a door into the world during the seventeenth century. Painted to convey the everyday lives of his subjects, Vermeer’s canvases reveal merchant families in their homes engaging in very average actions like reading letters or talking to one another. Adversely, the author Timothy Brook uses the art Vermeer created to portray the beginning of trade around the world during the seventeenth century. In these paintings are objects that Brook depicts with social economic features such as carpets, porcelain, silver coins, and maps which he elaborates on their origins and how these simple objects were useful during the era illustrated. These objects, according to Brook, played a key role in the growing exchange of commerce between Europeans and
In 1771, after moving to Holland, Johann started to work as a portrait painter (Murray 525). Tischbein started his career by painting portaits at the Prussian court in Berlin (“Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein” npag). After 1777, Tischbein became very successful working there. Eventually, he became bored with painting portraits and “went to Munich, where he studied Dürer and the early German painters” (Murray 525). Following Johann’s move to Italy in 1779, he was named director of the art academy in Naples in 1789 (“Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein” npag).
Persistence of Memory It is probably Dali’s most famous painting and a perfect example of artist’s creative direction. Salvador Dali said once that his works are “hand painted dream photographs”Salvador Dali is the iconic Surrealist painter who became known worldwide both because his art and his eccentric and narcissistic personality. The man with a moustache, also photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, had a deep impact
One of the greatest artists, sculptors, architects and poets in the western region was Michelangelo. Michelangelo was born in March 6, 1475. He had great influence in the Florentine Renaissance. His career was fully documented more than any artist because they considered him as the greatest living artist in his lifetime period. His first known sculptor was 'Pietà '.
A philosopher widely known as the “inventor” of the “structuralist” brand of Marxism Louis Althusser was born in French Algeria 1918. In 1960s he became one of the most important representatives of Marxism, was commonly referred to as a structural Marxist. Althusser studied in “École Normale Supérieure” (ENS ~ The High Normal School), where he eventually became Professor and spent thirty-five years teaching in the ENS. He impacted a generation of French philosophers — among his students, there were Derrida, Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault and Michel Serres. He also believed that art can be a part of the dominant ideology and a thing which exposes it.