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Art History in Tourism and Leisure - During the late nineteenth-century, Impressionism was influenced by the tourism industry and industry of leisure. The new en plein-air paintings were introduced to many artists earlier that period. This essay will discuss paintings from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, looking into some of their paintings and the affection from the uprising industries as mentioned. Social unrest in France was a part of history. Monet’s and Renoir’s paintings served as documentary of the emergence social history, depicting the lifestyle of late nineteenth-century France....   [tags: Art History]
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Art History Research Paper - Imagine pondering into a reconstruction of reality through only the visual sense. Without tasting, smelling, touching, or hearing, it may be hard to find oneself in an alternate universe through a piece of art work, which was the artist’s intended purpose. The eyes serve a much higher purpose than to view an object, the absorptions of electromagnetic waves allows for one to endeavor on a journey and enter a world of no limitation. During the 15th century, specifically the Early Renaissance, Flemish altarpieces swept Europe with their strong attention to details....   [tags: Art History]
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New Media Alights the Realm of Art History - What does the term New Media mean and how has it affected the study of Art History during its growth in the last six years. New Media means many things to many people but simply put, it’s an open to semi-open community for interactive dialog and relationships. “[New] media […] is increasingly more a site of coordination, because groups that see or hear or watch or listen to something [that “something” in particular to this essay, is Art History] can now gather.” (Shirky) The New Media has become a type of social communications tool, used in the ever-evolving world of the Internet....   [tags: Art History]
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It is The End of the History of Art? - In practice the “white cube” (the white-walled gallery display prevalent in galleries of modern art) renders viewer unaware of the influence that it inflicts upon his/hers perception of what consist a modern art. Under no circumstances one would look twice upon the same bed like My Bed by Emin, standing next to the garbage bin on one of the British streets or thought of Sherman’s work Untitled No.151 from Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition as nothing more but an interesting photograph taken probably before the Halloween party....   [tags: modern art, hans belting, art history]
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Art and History Displayed at the Pompeii Exhibition at LACMA - The Pompeii exhibition at LACMA was an astounding visualization of history. The exhibition provided all sorts of objects; from sculptures, glass figures, painted art, and more. These art pieces specify the kind of life that was taking place in the Bay of Naples during the second century. As we know the cities around the Bay of Naples, which include Pompeii and Herculaneum, became tourist attractions when the cities were excavated after they were buried from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius....   [tags: World History, Art] 829 words
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History of Japanese Art - Throughout many centuries, art has portrayed an exceedingly dominant role in Japanese culture. These forms of artwork varied from everything from pottery to clay figurines. Overall, the majority of Japanese art was and still is considered to be of high importance in Japanese history. However, the most intriguing and unique form of art was the Isho-ningyo and Iki-ningyo dolls, otherwise known as the "fashion doll" and the “living doll”. Both the Isho-ningyo and the Iki-ningyo were merely two of the plentiful assortment of dolls created by the famous Japanese artisan, Goyo Hirata, as items of “luxurious indulgence.” The Kintaro doll of Isho-ningyo type or Iko-ningyo type illustrates t...   [tags: Art History, Japan]
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Characteristics of Romanticism in the History of Art. - Characteristics of Romanticism in the History of Art. To characterise Romanticism within the fine arts one must consider the historical background from which this movement manifested, as it plays such an influential role in the Romantic artist's development of subject matter and style. The movement itself began around the beginning of the 19th century, and is often dated 1775 – 1830 it is important to note that this was a period of change and revolution in human rights, and the main countries this movement manifested in were Germany, Britain and in France during the French Revolution of 1789....   [tags: Arts Paintings Art History] 1403 words
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Changes in Art History with Emphasis on the Mid-Twentieth Century - Changes in Art History with Emphasis on the Mid-Twentieth Century Art during the mid-twentieth century contained some of the most important changes art history. These explosive times were counter-balanced with explosive popular culture. More historical events, abrupt changes, and turbulence occurred from the end of World War II until the height of the Vietnam War than in any time period. Before this time, styles of art had lasted generations. In the 1960’s numerous important art movements were happening at the same time....   [tags: Art History Artists American History Essays]
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The History of Korean Art - The History of Korean Art The arts of Korea, while largely influenced by Chinese, are characterized by simplicity, spontaneity and naturalism. A work of Korean art is not very meticulous in tiny details. It rather tends to embrace wholeness. This seemingly indifference lies in the flexible state of mind of early Korean artists who love nature as it is. Ko Yu-sop, a Korean art scholar, defines the characteristic aspects of Korean art as "technique without technique," "planning without planning," "asymmetry" and "nonchalance." During the Three Kingdoms period (BC-AD 668), the first major period of Korean Art during recorded history, the local powers of Koguryo in the north, Paekche in...   [tags: Korea Art History Artists Essays]
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Art History: Traditional and Contemporary - It all started when we were born and never really quite gave it a thought. We didn’t recognize the importance of our surroundings until someone pointed their significance and their influence on how we thought or act. We didn’t really understand, nor did we want to seek information about its existence, until an impulse or thought was introduced into our minds. Oh. the initial experience, the emotions that were awaken when our eyes were enlighten to our surroundings. When our keen senses, which had never been exercised until someone who became an influential motivator saw in us the potential for creating the medium called “Art”....   [tags: artist, art, paintings, artistic]
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Art History - In the early 1700s, the monarchies failures at finance, national debt, involvement in multiple wars with little care given to veterans and rising unemployment inflamed the people. When coupled with the monarchies lifestyles of lavish spending on countless mistresses, flouting morals, excessive parties at court, and political favors, the popularity of royalty was quickly disintegrating. The irresponsibility of the aristocracy was no longer ignored, and a movement was beginning. This set the stage for political change....   [tags: Art ] 502 words
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Post-Impressionism and Van Gogh: The Conduit in Art History. - Visual opulence, creativity, inimitable vision, and a style that is highly influential are the many characteristics of an admired movement in art history, that being of the Post-Impressionism movement (1875-1892). This movement, which was a by-product of the Impressionism movement, is the bridging gap between the two movements known as Realism and Expressionism. Post-Impressionism takes on some of the stylistic characteristics of these movements; however, it does not contain the all too glossy visuals of Realism or the heavily fantastic visuals of Expressionism, rather it is the intermediary of these two poles....   [tags: Art ]
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Feminist Art History - Feminist art history-A literature review This paper aims at exploring the works of some famous feminist art historians such as Linda Nochlin, Norma Broude, Griselda Pollock, and Rozsika Parker, who focused their literature on the issue of women and art history from the 19th century through the 20th century. Broude states that female feminist art history students are of the belief that they have to rewrite art (Broude & Garrard 1982, 183). However, Broude and Garrard challenges this assumption by inquiring the “what and how” female feminist art history students would go about achieving the task of rewriting art, and what led to this notion of rewriting the history of art and what they intend...   [tags: Literature Review, Art Analysis]
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Art History - Crooked Beak of Heaven Mask is a big bird-figure mask from late nineteenth century made by Kwakwaka’wakw tribe. Black is a broad color over the entire mask. Red and white are used partially around its eyes, mouth, nose, and beak. Its beak and mouth are made to be opened, and this leads us to the important fact in both formal analysis and historical or cultural understanding: Transformation theme. Keeping that in mind, I would like to state formal analysis that I concluded from the artwork itself without connecting to cultural background....   [tags: Culture, Society, Art] 1151 words
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Art History and Analysis - While Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne and Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill by Pieter Claesz vary in time period, and therefore style and composition, the message they portray is similar. Cezanne and Claesz differ greatly in technique, more specifically in perspective, brush stroke, composition and realism. Their separation in time does account for the discrepancies in technique but surprisingly does not affect the subject and message. The fact that Still life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses is a post-impressionistic piece effects its visual composition....   [tags: Paul Cezanne, Pieter Claesz, Art Pieces]
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History of American Art Education - Western culture had many important effects on the United States as a developing nation, and art education was no exception to this. In order to come to terms with the impact of Western culture on American art education, it is important to chronicle the progression of art education throughout Europe. Spanning centuries, the political, social, and economic development of European nations, each played an important role the philosophies of art education, which in the long run, affected American ideas concerning the subject....   [tags: Art Education ]
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The Importance of Art - Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,] 647 words
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Western Art History - December 7, 2013 Topics in Western Art History Mikash Exam Paper The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago is an icon of feminist art that represents one thousand and thirty eight women in history. Nine hundred and ninety nine names are inscribed in the Heritage Floor on which the table rests while the other thirty-nine women are represented by place settings. It is an epic piece of work comprised of a triangular table divided by three wings, each wing being forty-eight feet long. This piece of artwork explores numerous media, which includes Chinese painting, ceramics and an array of needle and fiber techniques....   [tags: Judy Chicago, Other, Homi Bhabha, colonialism]
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Indigenous Art History and the Education System - “His Buffalo and horses are always in motion--they're running for their lives. They can't be caught. That's real freedom”(Lee). In the American educational system the curriculum is supposedly designed to enrich the hearts and minds of all the students who wish to become enriched. Professional educators throughout western civilization compose their contributions as to what is considered to be in the best interests of the students. However, some oversights have been made apparent. The history of Indigenous American Art has been ignored, for too long, at the expense of the students who happen to be the descendants of the first peoples of this continent....   [tags: Indigenous Art Essays]
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The History of Art - The past history have a huge impact on the future. From the ancient art history until current years it is safe to say that the art changed drastically, it shows that people nowadays have different values, styles and priorities in life. The past teaches people about the future and helps to avoid mistakes. In the Paleolithic period, where folks were focusing on hunting and gathering, where everyday life was dynamic, meaning they were moving from one place to another in search of better resources (Upper Paleolithic, 28) to Mesopotamian period where things were more certain and people liked to stay in one place....   [tags: Neolothic, ziggurats, temple] 647 words
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The Truth in Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Work of Art - Throughout his argument against aesthetics, Heidegger strongly states he believes in the true “work of art” and believes that this aesthetic approach goes against this. One artist that Heidegger particularly discusses is Vincent Van Gogh. He uses works of art by Van Gogh in order to give more power to his argument. Through works of art such as Van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes, Heidegger makes his a distinction between artwork and things. In order to truly analyze the culture of another, he explains how it is essential for the viewer to question what is being depicted in the work and what the purpose may be....   [tags: heidegger, art history]
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19th Century Art - 19th Century Art During the 19th century, a great number of revolutionary changes altered forever the face of art and those that produced it. Compared to earlier artistic periods, the art produced in the 19th century was a mixture of restlessness, obsession with progress and novelty, and a ceaseless questioning, testing and challenging of all authority. Old certainties about art gave way to new ones and all traditional values, systems and institutions were subjected to relentless critical analysis....   [tags: Art History]
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The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, A Commemoration - The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize was first launched on 25th August 2002 to commemorate the curator of the museum Fredrick George Waterhouse. The art exhibition allows artists from across Australia and around the globe to capture and embrace the elaborate and complex bio diversity within in our beautiful planet. The atmosphere within the exhibition was quite relaxed and focused solely on the artworks. The lighting was very subtle and the walls were painted in a simple coat of white. All paintings were hung at eye – level so onlookers could really focus their attention on the artwork....   [tags: Art Exhibition Analysis] 758 words
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Impressionism In Art - Impressionism: “a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light.” (“Impressionism.“) During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s a revolution in art began in France. Impressionism was a drastic change from the artwork from the Renaissance and the period of Romanticism in art. It was also the beginning of modern art. Famous Impressionistic artists include – a man dubbed the leader of Impressionism – Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, and Auguste Renoir....   [tags: Art History]
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Art History - The exhibition Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique at the Tampa Museum of art consist of 47 pieces from the French impressionist’s Edgar Degas life. The exhibition focuses on Degas fascination with motion, and shape and his influences from Greek and Roman art. It consists of oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, and bronze replicas of his works. Most of the pieces are inspired by horses, ballerinas and everyday women. He traditionally used line, color and texture in his paintings to convey the poise and grace of the figures....   [tags: Edgar Degas, French Impressionist] 1206 words
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Van Gogh Art Case Study - Vincent Van Gogh was formed by his social, cultural and historical context. This is expressed clearly in the underlying stories of both paintings, Starry Night, 1889 and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889. Both of these paintings portray a narrative relating to Van Gogh significantly as he emotionally connects to the subject in each painting. Van Gogh’s aim of these subjective works was to express meaning through colour and express the painting to a more personal emotion for the viewer. Van Gogh belonged to a small style of Post Impressionism which was a reaction against Impressionism and their formality....   [tags: Art History]
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Art History of Central America - Art History of central America Chavin de Huantar was located in Peru and developed around 900 B.C. late in the Initial Period. At an elevation of 3,150 m., Chavin de Huantar was situated at the bottom of Cordillera Blanca’s eastern slopes, approximately halfway between tropical forests and coastal plains. At the intersection of major routes, Chavin de Huantar was in the position to control the routes, increase their exchange with others, and receive goods that were not natural to their area. Chavin de Huantar was an agricultural society, home to a fairly large population....   [tags: essays papers] 710 words
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Women in Art History - Women in Art History Gender credo has signified political and cultural values in Greek and Roman era. In particular women representation in artwork has pondered and reinforced the values of their times. In the articles, "Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze" by Joan B. Connelly and "The Muted Other" by Natalie Boyment Kampen, the Parthenon frieze, the Ara Pacis: Imperial Family frieze, and Cornelia: Mother of the Gracchi, are pieces depicted to characterize women in their implemented roles....   [tags: Papers] 655 words
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The Art of Painting: Watercolor Paints - The art of painting dates back to pre-historic times, the finger used as a paintbrush on the canvas of cave walls. When it comes to painting, artists have many mediums to choose from: acrylics, oils, gouache, fresco, and watercolors. Watercolors is one of the toughest mediums to achieve, its transparent streaks almost impossible to cover up and its various techniques prestigous and precise, but satisfying when accomplished. The incentive a watercolor artist has to get a taste of perfecting their talents is impecable; therefore, striving for perfection can only be accomplished with the understanding of the watercolor history, the use of the tools of the trade, the practice of techniques, and...   [tags: Art History, Painting, Technique]
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Rise of Photography in the World of Art - The rise of photography began in the early 1830’s in France, and wasn’t very popular as most artists preferred a paintbrush and canvas to a new contraption that wasn’t popular and wasn’t manufactured locally or globally yet and that was fairly expensive to try to produce, and since this time it has been debated if photography deserves its place in the art world. Through the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s it grew in popularity and throughout time photography went from being badly received to a new form of art though people around the world still debate if it is indeed “art”....   [tags: Art History, France, United States]
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Orientalist Art Masterpieces - Eugene Delacroix and John Frederick Lewis are regarded the orientalist painters of their time. The paintings, The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix and The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis are inspired by the art and culture of the Middle East. The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment) by Eugene Delacroix is oil on canvas and it can be found in the Louvre in Paris to this day. The Mid-Day Meal, Cairo by John Frederick Lewis is a pencil, watercolor, body color, and gum Arabic on woven paper and it owned by a private owner in London....   [tags: Art History]
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Art Throughout History - Introduction Any discussion of the role of texts and art works in changing the status of art and artists, wherever the location, has no option but to place art in an historical, sociopolitical and cultural context. Art cannot be taken as an entity in and of itself, or be placed outside of the above frameworks. The scope of this discussion cannot feasibly include a thorough history of European art from the decline of the Roman Empire to the rise of the artist in Renaissance Italy and beyond the Alps....   [tags: Medieval Ages, Rennaissance] 2120 words
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The Effects Of Art On The Brain - Art has been around ever since humans came to be on the earth. Some examples of the oldest recorded art in the world are prehistoric cave paintings, which were painted on cave walls thousands of years ago. These cave paintings were used to communicate and record the stories of the artists. The paintings themselves may have been extremely simple, but they still got the message across. Communication is just one of the many uses of art. Art can be used for virtually anything from therapy to entertainment, and that is because almost everybody enjoys some form of art....   [tags: Art History, Effects on the Brain]
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Art History - The Breakfast Scene is part of an episodic sequence of paintings, in order to display a satirical perspective of the aristocracy. The medium presented is oil on canvas , and was completed in 1745 and now resides within the National Gallery in London. The narrative presented reflects the frivolous spending of the nobility, in order to satisfy certain aspects of eroticism. Depicting a vice count returning from a night at the local brothel , only to find his beloved lounging area defiled by his parents banquet....   [tags: The Breakfast Scene] 725 words
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Art History - William Hogarth , an English painter whose use of satire ridiculed the traditions and daily lives of the aristocracy , creating his muse as a sequential artist through his beloved father Richard Hogarth whose occupation as a Latin school teacher, did not sustain much income, forced William Hogarth to take on an apprenticeship as an engraver under the guidance of Elis Gamble. Presenting whose potential through the crafting of trade cards(also referred to as visiting cards , usually used as business cards to promotes ones business , providing a simple and portable method of advertising)....   [tags: William Hogarth, Hogarthian Style] 1163 words
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Art History - ART __-history, __-theory, __-world (Accounting for modern art with Dickie, Danto, and Weitz) Up until the twentieth century art theorists had consistently sought for a definition of art—a definition that would determine a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for something to be called art. But artists in the 20th century did not want to be defined, and they deliberately tried to create artworks that would not fit under some theorist’s umbrella. We saw the Beatniks with their free verse; we saw the pop art of Andy Warhol; we saw the rise of abstractionist and surrealist painters; we saw “happenings”, and we saw “ready-made” art, all of which combined to make the finding of a defi...   [tags: essays research papers] 2645 words
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The Art of Taxidermy and Why it Should Be Considered an Art - The Art of Taxidermy and Why it Should Be Considered an Art “Let’s say you’re watching an old horror movie, one about a crazy madman who lives in a spooky house up on a hill. Local kids will become curious and decide to step foot into the house. The majority of the time the creepy man will have two things; paintings with the eyes cut out and a nice collection of mounted animals to give intruders a sense of fear. Then all of a sudden lightning flashes and a growling black bear is lit up, sending the kids screaming into the front yard” (Bryant)....   [tags: Taxidermy History, Art Fields]
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Baroque Art - Baroque art can be described as a “distinctive new style” in which artists embraced “dynamism, theatricality, and elaborate ornamentation, all used to spectacular effect, often on a grandiose scale”. Baroque art encompasses a vast range of art from the dramatic and theatrical Italian pieces, as the quote suggests, to the more simple and every-day life but still fabulous Dutch pieces. Baroque art can hardly be contained in one description because it describes so many types of art, in great part due to the religious, socio-economic, and political scenes of the time....   [tags: Art History] 1244 words
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The History of Art - The History of Art Art was the first written language and to study the history of art is to study the history of civilizations and humankind. The Paleolithic cave paintings in France, when viewed in the modern western perspective can only be speculated at as to the intent and/or purpose of the original artisans. Perhaps the paintings of animals were the focal point of a religious ceremony or ritual, surveyed before the hunt, to bring success or perhaps part of a celebration or documentation after the successful hunt....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Once Upon a Times: Art of the Himalayan Region - Art was largely used to express traditions in the Himalayan region. The use of paintings was vital in reflecting a great deal of narratives as indicated by exhibit ‘Once Upon Many Times’ literary works. Works of art, especially paintings, can also be used to analyze and comprehensively describe a picture of the lifestyle of a people from different times in history from their social organizations, economic life and religious views and practices. Thus, this analytical research paper attempts to compare two works of art of Shantarakshita and scenes of his life in Tibet on cloth from Rubin Museum and Drowa Sangmo picture of the elephant on the facets of color, shape, form, cultural, and historic...   [tags: Asian Art History] 1523 words
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The History of Art - The History of Art When we think of history we don’t often think of art. We don’t realize how the history of art can help us learn more about the people, the cultures, and the belief systems of those who lived hundreds and thousands of years before us. Art has developed, influenced, and contributed starting from the great Stone Age to the present day. Art gives an insight into the changes and evolution that man and culture have gone through to become what is today. Art is culture, art is the essence of the people who make it and the best way to appreciate art is to look at the history of it and it’s evolvement through time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1951 words
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History of Propaganda in Art - Throughout history, the purpose of art is dedicated to anything from decorative embellishments to religious tributes. However, art was also used by rulers and other powerful figures for propagandistic reasons as well. This can be seen through a survey of art pieces ranging from the Hellenistic period to the Ottonian period. At the beginning of the Hellenistic period Alexander the Great had just passed away, leaving his vast empire fragmented amongst many individual leaders. Many of the Greeks left the Balkan Peninsula to seek commission abroad, thus forsaking their identity and ties to the old Greek city states....   [tags: Hellenistic Period - Ottonian Period] 851 words
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Animal Influences in Paleolithic, Egyptian and Greek Art - Animal Influences in Paleolithic, Egyptian and Greek Art There are numerous ways in which animals have resonated within the human mind. Throughout history there have been representations ranging from the realistic, to myths, legends, symbols, and even horrific murderous beasts; at the same time providing fascinating perspectives of our own humanity. Various forms of art have conveyed ideas and concepts of animal’s intelligence, as well as behavior, from generation to generation. Animal art is used as a tool to make the connection between different cultures at different time periods and it relates historical and symbolic meanings....   [tags: Art History]
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greek and roman art history - Greek Empire (600 B.C 1 A.D) Doric Order- entasis- swelling of the columns -always used for largest temples -alternating triglyphs and metopes Ionic Order – scrolls -shafts are thinner - no triglyphs in frieze Corinthian Order –large temples -no triglyphs, just metopes. Archaic Period – 600-500 B.C - stiff and rigid pose - focused on anatomy - archaic smile - Kouros, Kore – male and female archaic sculptures. Classical Period - depict distinct motion (Apollo belvedere) 350 B.C roman copy - idealism, focusing on strength of Greece as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Art History: Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug - In the East Iranian World a piece titled Bronze ewer inlaid with silver (Inv. No. LNS 118M), also called Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug, was made in March – April 1205. As you look at the ewer, if you don’t know what an ewer is, you obliviously release it as just a jug like it says in the other title, Khorassan Silver Inlaid Bronze Jug. The ewer is about 9¼ in. (23.1cm.) high. Like the title says, the ewer is bronze and inlaid with silver. It looks very old because you can see that most of the bronze has turned green over the years, just like most bronze objects do if not well taken care of....   [tags: arabic language, iranian world]
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Art History - EXTERNAL HISTORY: .Considered along with LAS MENINAS to be one of the most important masterpieces of DIEGO DE VELAZQUUEZ , as if final perido,this metological scene despits Minerra´s dispute with Arachne over weaving abilities.Traditionally cosidered to represent women working at the tapestry workshop of Santa Isable but it now prored that it is mythological subject.It was probably painted around 1657.The title of "THE SPINNERS",as it ispopularly known,is a later invention and seems to have been inspired by the women who are spinning in the foreground they were workers in the Santa Isabel tapestry factory in Madrid.This Velazquez painting, considered for a long...   [tags: essays research papers] 530 words
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Women, Art and Gender: A History - Women, Art and Gender: A History An old New Yorker cartoon depicts a group of prehistoric women painting images on the wall of a cave. One of the women suddenly pauses in her work and asks: “Does it strike anyone as weird that none of the great painters have ever been men?” (Heller, 1987) This, of course is a parody of the long-held assumption that all prehistoric art was created by men. Why should we assume this, when we don’t even know why this art was created, much less by whom. It is because for many centuries, we have been taught that all great art was the product of men, and that art created by women was merely an attempt to copy the masters that came before....   [tags: Papers] 2496 words
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What is the Importance of Animals and Symbolism in Ancient Egyptian Art? - The ancient Egyptians are known for many of the incredible aspects of their culture and everything they have produced. Some of the well known ancient Egyptian relics are the ones like the ancient pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza, mummies, and their many forms of art. Ancient Egyptian art is one of the most recognized styles of art. The most commonly known types of ancient Egyptian art are types like paintings, ceramics, and sculptures. Not only is Egyptian art beautiful, but it carries a huge deal of value and significance with it....   [tags: symbology, world history, egypt, art history]
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Fra Angelico’s Coronation of the Virgin: Art Use during the Renaissance: - The Renaissance was a movement that began in Italy with the purpose of reviving classical sources and breathing new life into them. Art specifically, would forever change, setting the stage for distinct and innovative art styles and ideas. Fra Angelico’s Coronation of the Virgin (Figure 1) and other forms of religious artwork from Renaissance Europe, although sometimes varying in interpretation, were created in order to bring social divisions together under the protection of the ecclesiastical hierarchy....   [tags: Renaissance, Art History]
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The History of Modern Women and Body Art - The History of Modern Women and Body Art I chose to do this field report on body art because I, personally, find the topic very complex and interesting. It is for this reason that I decided to narrow the scope of my field research. I am focusing this report on the trends and evolution in body art as relating to modern women. When I say modern women I am referring to the women from about the 18th century to the current day. I chose to focus on women imparticular because of the strong societal pressure that is specifically place upon them to fulfill a certain role and aesthetically look a particular way....   [tags: Art Tattoos Arts Essays Females]
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The Unwritten History of Cave Paintings - Missing Works Cited The Painting of Our History Religious stories and scientific theories have tried for thousands of years to accurately date the formation of man. However, in the 1860s, a new art was discovered that changed the view of human creation forever. This new insight was cave painting. Cave painting is a form of prehistoric art that dates back hundreds of thousands of years. Analysts are unable to specify the reasoning behind these paintings of objects on cave walls, but many theories have been formulated to surmise the rational behind the art....   [tags: Art History] 1628 words
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Pop art was a direct response to the commercial and consumer society - Pop art was a direct response to the commercial and consumer society of modern time”. Explain why this might be true. Pop art was an art formed by artist expressing their views. “Pop art was a direct response to the commercial and consumer society of modern time”. Explain why this might be true. Pop art was an art formed by artist expressing their views on modern day society. Pop art originally emerged from England in the fifties; although it was not exploited in England, in fact during the fifties it wasn’t very well implemented....   [tags: Arts Paintings Art History] 757 words
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The Role of Vocabulary in Understanding Science, Mathematics, History and Art Concepts - When acquiring knowledge from the areas of science, mathematics, history and art, we use language as a tool to understand or communicate certain concepts. Language consists of vocabulary- a set of words that a person may use while communicating these concepts. If we consider living without any language, would we still know what we know. The answer is quite possibly, no. Naturally, as vocabulary is a part of a language, it too plays an essential role in the understanding and communication of these concepts....   [tags: Language ]
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The Attempts to Present English Art - The Attempts to Present English Art “Britain had one century of painting.” Elie Faure’s statement summarizes best what critics, art researchers and collectors haven’t had the space, the heart or the inspiration to say in their restless attempts to present English Art. WHY. To answer this question we must take into account more than history and documents, we must evaluate the essence, the soul of the creator, of the English man. Andrew Crawley describes in his book (“England”), the English people as being profoundly conservative.The English men feel, instinctively, that the present is not only the creation of the contemporaries,...   [tags: English Art Artists England History Essays]
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History of Brown vs. Board Through Art - History Through Art Brown vs. Board was a landmark case that changed America’s education forever. Some of these changes produced many opinions among the different states. One county even shut their public schools down for five years and posted signs blaming it on the Government. I am shocked that picture wasn’t in the exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum. Many of the featured artists have found their calling in capturing some aspects of the racial issue especially the equal education facet. The forms of painting and photography will remain in our world for many years and will help educate future generations on how those in our time coped with the feelings that racism brought to many of us....   [tags: Race Racial Segregation American History] 1264 words
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Renaissance Art - Renaissance Art It is agreed that the Renaissance was a period of great art and architectural feats and ingenuity, during which artists looked back to the classical art of Greece and Rome from which to draw inspiration. This influence can easily be seen in the many paintings and sculpture that came out of the Renaissance. However, the conservative nature of the period, the subject matter, and the restrictions imposed upon artists of that time kept the Renaissance from truly becoming a return to the classics of Greece and Rome....   [tags: Art History Papers] 542 words
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Comparing Cubism and Surrealism - I have chosen to research the relationship between Cubism and Surrealism and Surrealism and the world of art. Cubism originated in Paris in 1907 and continued to succeed in France until 1914. In about 1911 the rest of the world began to discover this movement and Cubism stuck around until 1919. During the late ninetieth century and early twentieth century the world was just discovering the art of Native Africans, due to the war between Africa and the British diversifying the population which also included natives of the United States, Mexico and Argentina resulting in a spread of culture....   [tags: Art History]
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Murillo's Representations of Seville - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter born in Seville in late December of 1617. While many of his contemporaries would leave their native lands to seek commissions elsewhere, Murillo stayed true to his roots and remained in Seville for most of his life, with the exception of two short stays in Madrid: one from 1642-1645 and the other for several months in 1658. While these excursions –particularly the first– played a noteworthy role in the development of his personal style, Murillo ultimately chose to found his Academy of Painting in his hometown....   [tags: Art History]
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The Shift Between The Middle Ages And Renaissance - The shift between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance was characterized by great socio-economic, political, and religious changes. Politically, the feudal system of the Middle Ages was exchanged for a more stable centralized republic/monarchy system that gave the people more freedom and input. Religiously, secularism became more important as stability gave people a chance to concern themselves with the “here and now” rather than simply the “hereafter.” Socially, there was a shift from dogma and unshakeable belief to humanism and the ability to interpret things for oneself....   [tags: art history] 1352 words
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The Second Set of Doors at the Baptistery - The maintenance and completion of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, one of the oldest and most significant buildings in Florence, was entrusted to the Arte del Calimala Guild. This wool merchants’ guild was the oldest of Florentine guilds and was extremely powerful and wealthy. This wealth and power was due in large part to the fact that Florence was the fabric capitol of Italy. The Baptistery was dedicated to Florence’s patron saint John the Baptist. Consequently, the first set of doors created by Andrea Pisano in 1336 depicted scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist and was installed on the east or main entrance side....   [tags: Art History]
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