A Biography of Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was a famous Spanish painter, who worked mainly in the surrealistic genre. Eccentric art preferences reflected in the author’s everyday life. Dali is often recognized by The Persistence of Memory, a painting with melted clocks, created in 1931. But his exposure to art started much earlier. Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, a town located in Spanish region Catalonia.
Pablo Picasso was the most influential artist in the early 20th century. He was born on October 25, 1881. His real name is actually Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad. He passed on April 8, 1973. He was born in Malaga, Spain and died in Mougins, France.
Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Someone whose work was eminent for its comeliness, emotion and colour, Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter who highly influenced 20th century art. Vincent van Gogh has passed for more than 115 years ago, and yet his artwork is still altering the way mankind views comeliness, persona, individuality, and style in art. His thousands of paintings and drawings have sundry characteristics that have been facsimiled by thousands and duplicated by none. Van Gogh's unique life has inspired millions to become active in art.
In this painting, his intention was to flatter Baron and his mistress, giving them a carefree and trivial painting that provides a sense of intimacy in the moment of their relationship. As the Rococo style seems to lean more towards the sensual side instead of its psychological side, Fragonard’s selection of palette colors in this painting are made up of pastoral colors. This is such that he is able to match the dreamlike atmosphere of the painting. Not forgetting the components of tones and lightings in the painting, the artist himself put into thought of how the colors would bring out the desired
Over the years glitter has become a worldwide phenomenon. From the gay underground scene of New York City to the catwalks of London Fashion Week, it’s uses, colour and shape have varied throughout the years. Glitter which is translated to ‘glitra’ meaning literally ‘to shine’ can be traced back to our ancestors.They would use innovative substances such as insects, stones or glass but today glitter is mainly produced from plastic and comes in a range of shapes and sizes making it all the more difficult to decide amongst them. Due to accidental discovery in 1934, an American machinist Henry Ruschmann stumbled across a way to grind-up plastic into tiny particles and thus, industrial glitter was born. He later founded Meadowbrook Inventions where they maintain the production of glitter today.
The taste and smell of cigarettes are an acquired taste, like cheese or coffee or wine. Like coffee, the initial bitterness assaults you triggering your gag reflex. But eventually you appreciate the flavors that hide behind the bitterness. It 's the same way with cigarettes. The taste of a cigarette can be delicious on the tongue and the smoke can heat the lungs such as a dragon breathing fire.
His unique ideas and techniques have influenced numerous Surrealist artists, both past and present. (SUCH AS?) Dali was chosen to design the opening image of the second ‘Surrealist Manifesto’, published in 1930 and around this time, Dali was developing his own idea about Surrealism. Hi ideas were expressed through his book called ‘The Visible Woman’ (1930). Within this book, he wrote that he felt Surrealist artists should “depict a kind of madness or fever in which a thing could look like one thing one moment and like another the next.” To achieve this, several Dali paintings used these ‘double’ images to confuse and disturb people looking at them.
Pop art was exposed among those artists who called themselves the Independent Group (IG) in the mid-1950s and became famous in the 1960s in America and Britain. The main characteristics of art are paintings of celebrities, pictures from comic books and newspaper photographs. In Pop art usually artists use bright colors. Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, one of the artists, who is always in the history of art. He has done many successful paintings, which are still remaining today.
The Art Deco movement had its beginnings in Paris, at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs which was a showcase for new inspiration and was initially meant to advertise the authority of the French in the creation and manufacturing of luxury goods. With a small, yet faithful following from the early 20th century, Art Deco evolved from nationalism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Futurism, Neo Classism and modernism, and flourished after World War 1, achieving global popularity between the two world wars, primarily in the jazz age of the roaring 20’s and 30’s. As a result of a civilization ravaged by war and the deprivation and poverty that follows war, intertwined with the hopefulness of the machine age and the new women’s liberation
In addition to appropriating the subject matter of mass culture, pop art appropriated the techniques of mass production as well. Rauschenberg and Johns had already abandoned individual, titled paintings in favor of large series of works, all depicting the same objects. In the early 1960s the American Andy Warhol carried the idea a step further by adopting the mass-production technique of silk-screening, turning out hundreds of identical prints of Coca-Cola bottles, Campbell’s soup cans, and other familiar subjects. One of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century, pop art not only influenced the work of subsequent artists but also had an impact on the 'real world ' like commercial, graphic, and fashion design. Pop reflects the real world and interprets it.