A majority of artist use the physical world and personal experiences as a canvas to create artworks that have impacted the way we look at the world. Focus artists in this essay include classical artists Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Post-Modern artist Tim Hawkinson. This essay will analyse an artwork by each artist and show that they are examples of many who draw inspiration from their surroundings, whether it came from history, personal backgrounds and experiences or simply physical features of the world around them. Pablo Picasso was born on October 25th, 1881, and grew up to be one of the most influential 20th century artists in symbolism, surrealism and Cubism. He was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer.
Conversation circulating among art students have always been about the movement throughout art history, the technique used, distinctive style and of course, artist’s notable masterpieces. The name that inevitably surfaced the most is none other than the iconic Vincent Van Gogh, also known as Vincent Willem Van Gogh. Possessing absolutely zero knowledge about this prominent figure in the art industry is ludicrous which personally am ashamed to be a part of it, hence the reason why he was chosen for this essay. Born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands on March 30th, 1853. Vincent Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work was noteworthy for its allure, emotions and indisputably, its colour.
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist well known for his contribution to founding Cubism along with Georges Braque. Born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain and died on April 8, 1973, in Mougins, France, he had created more than 20,000 works in his lifetime (pablopicasso.org). Not only he painted, but sculpted, printed, designed works that were considered radical in the period (McCully, Marilyn). Throughout his career, he created works in various distinct styles that made other artists to respect him greatly (pablopicasso.org). He was most influential in the 20th century and later significantly impacted the development of the modern art with his distinct style (biography.com).
Claude Monet (also known as Oscar-Claude Monet) was one of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was born November 14, 1840 in Paris and died December 5, 1926 at the age of 86. Claude Monet was the founder of French impressionist painting and was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy. In 1845 Monet’s family moved to Normandy and Monet’s father wanted him to follow his footsteps and take over the grocery store, but Monet wanted to be an artist. On April 1851 Monet entered the Le Havre secondary school of the arts.
The style is however, extremely significant to the hedonism of the group of upper class of the Europeans. Rococo is known for its mythical themes and unreciprocated love in the upper class. The Vivid and clever, the paintings are portrayed in such a way to reflect a mischievous and sensual dream. This particular art movement is characterized by their lightness, elegance and the overflowing use of curving, natural forms in embellishment. Jean-Honore Fragonard, was one of the most productive artist in his era, has produced an amount of more than 500 paintings during his line of work.
In this paper, I will analyze one of Vincent van Gogh’s most prominent paintings, Starry Night. The well-known painting will be analyzed based on the visual elements and principles of design which can be seen from the painting. The cultural practices and personal experiences which may have influenced the artist in making the painting will also be explored and discussed in this paper. Vincent van Gogh is one of the most influential painters of the 19th century and is one of the most famous painters today. When he was alive, he was much less celebrated and sold only a single painting.
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
Marc Chagall never aligning himself with any single movement, but his influence is as vast as the number of styles he assimilated to create his work. Many of his peers pursued ambitious experiments that led often to abstraction, but Chagall’s distinction lies in his steady faith in power in figurative art, one that he maintained despite absorbing ideas from many different avant-garde movements. He is a prime example of a modern artist who mastered multiple media including oil painting, gouache painting, murals, watercolors, etching, ceramics, theater, drawing, stained-glass work and costume design. Marc Chagall was born on July, 7, 1887 to Feige-Ite and Khatskl Shagal in Liozna, near Vitebsk, in Russian Empire, today Belarus.
Andy Warhol is one of the most leverage and influential figures of Pop Art and culture, in which proofs that more than twenty years after his death, he is still considered to be one of the minority of being fictitious and greatest of Pop Art Artists. Warhol’s journey and his work inspired and still inspire many creative artists and thinkers around the world. This is due his enduring imagery, along with his art cultivated celebrity, and the constant research of different scholars.
His technics are unsurpassable the light illuminates Mary in her contemplation is stunning. His paintings were so famous and wanted pushed French government to prohibiting his paintings to leave the country. The Magdalena with the smoking flame is art piece was the only art piece of Georges de La Tour work to leave France thanks to Simone Lahaye, a resistance fighter during World War
Spending the most time in the Baroque section, the highlight included a comparison of three portraits, each done by three different Baroque artist roughly around the same time. The two predominant artist that stood out of the three were Rembrandt and Velazquez, which meant that the paintings displayed were going to be nothing short of intriguing. To my surprise, it was as I expected but also there was hidden feeling that had yet to strike until after the tour was over. Just the sheer fact alone that these works have survived decades of exposure was astounding, but then the added fact that they have made their way to some city in Ohio blew my mind. One would think that paintings made by renowned artist would end up in more prestigious or more well established galleries/museums.
The world of memories, a world that I have been thrown in, arid, stale. Sick and twisted world set ablaze in the fire of silence. A single ray of hope draws in on me every night, coming only as glimpses and flashes, of a being, a person, never lasts much though. Mostly I end up burnt out, shivering at the lullaby of crashing waves, the only song in this world, the flickering of it 's darkness makes up most of my nights, I fear it, and at the same time I think of it as my only salvation, a requiem that keeps me from losing