• Bedroom At Arles Van Gogh
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    When I first looked at this painting, I thought to myself, 'It's boring. It's boring to look at. Why paint a picture of an empty bedroom?' However, once I started looking at all the elements, my mind changed. Van Gogh's use of line really gives depth and character to the piece. The first line that caught my eye was the line outlining the bottom of the bed. The strong stroke really gives you a sense of distance between the bottom of the frame and the floor. Had it been a thin line like those to ...
  • Art Analysis The Scream
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    The Scream Edvard Munchs The Scream was painted in the end of the 19 th century, and is possibly the first Expressionist painting. The Scream was very different from the art of the time, when many artists tried to depict objective reality. Munch was a tortured soul, and it certainly showed in this painting. Most of his family had died, and he was often plagued by sickness. The Scream was not a reflection of what was going on at the time, but rather, Munchs own "inner hell." It visualizes a despe...
  • A Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    A Picture of Dorian Gray Basil's Changes As Related To Wilde's Opinion On Art Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates his own downfall, not Dorian. Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to...
  • Graphics Software Drawing Program
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    GRAPHICS SOFTWARE Graphics are pictures, still and moving, such as illustrations, photographs, animations, and films. In 1963, Ivan Sutherland, a graduate student at MIT, created the first graphics program for small computers. Sutherland's Sketchpad, which ran on a minicomputer and used a light pen to draw lines on a screen, was the first of a long line of graphics software programs that have revolutionized commercial and, to some extent, noncommercial illustration and design. Early Painting and...
  • Claude Monet Hayes Tucker
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    Claude Monet: Grainstack (Sunset) Claude Monet's Grainstack (Sunset) is the painting I chose from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Monet was an impressionist painter in France, and did most of his work at his home at Giverny. Impressionism got is name from a painting that Monet painted, Impression Sunrise. Impressionist paintings are put into a category based on characteristics such as light that draws attention to objects, rough textures, and visual pleasure that the viewer receives upon looking...
  • Painting Was Done One Work Art
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    The Last Supper has been and will be one of the most talked about works of Leonardo Da Vinci's work of art. The work of art was started in 1495 and was completed in 1498; it contained the event depicted in the bible as the final days when Jesus announced that he would be betrayed by one of his twelve disciples." Leonardo had chosen to depict the moment when Jesus says, "One of you will betray me." 1 The painting is located in the dining hall of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan Italy. The painti...
  • Sarah Mceneaney Egg Tempera
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    After several frustrating attempts to visit a local art gallery, I was glad I finally had the chance to see the work of artist Sarah McEneaney. The gallery was very unique and unlike any other galleries I have visited. Her work is being showcased at The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. The artist currently lives in Chinatown and has a studio there. Most artists have something that makes their work distinct. Ms. McEneaney uses egg tempera and gouache instead of th...
  • Artworks Chritus Jesus Painting Christus
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    Visual Arts Essay Compare the artworks "Chritus Triumphans" and "Chritus Patiens." What are the variations and why is there differences between the way Jesus has been portrayed. The two artworks Chritus Triumphus and Christus Patiens are two very interesting artworks as they are both representing Jesus, the Messiah in a totally different way. Throughout my essay I will compare the way each artist has tried to portray Jesus and I will also refer to why there is such a difference in their artwork....
  • Claude Monet Water Lily Pond
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    Claude Monet always stood alone; his feet resounding heavily on the solid road that he was determined to follow until the very end. With tiny, dabbing brush strokes his paintings, more often than not exploded in the golden richness of the sun. With Monet a brush stroke, while imprecise, can suggest an infinity of objects that go beyond the instant and eternalize it. Born in Paris on the 14 th November 1840, Claude Monet was one of the masters of the style of art known as Impressionism. The name ...
  • The Swing Pierre Renoir
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    The Swing by Pierre Renoir The impressionist movement started when Claude Monet and other artists held an exhibition in Paris in 1874. People like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Renoir, Camille Pissaro created their most important work between 1870 to around 1910. The critics gave the exhibition the worst reviews possible. "The critics considered Impressionist paintings an insult to viewers because they were expected to accept apparently unfinished art as a 'real' painting." The name was take...
  • Bastien Lepage Painting Joan Painted
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    Joan of Arc, was painted by the French realist artist Jules Bastien-Lepage in 1879. After the province of Lorraine was lost to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War in 1821, The Frenchmen saw in Joan of Arc a new and powerful symbol. In 1875, Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine began to make studies for a picture of her. In the present painting, exhibited in the Salon of 1880, Joan is shown receiving her revelation in her parents garden. Behind her are Saints Michael, Margaret, and Catherin...
  • Dolci And Stomer Shows An Influence
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    Over the centuries, picturing religious events in the form of artwork was still very popular and important. However, the way or style in which the events were pictured changed. The cultural production of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries is often described as the baroque period. Among the most noted Italian Baroque painters were Caravaggio and Carracci, whose different styles were both in line with the period. Through copies of their paintings and styles being taught in art schools,...
  • Velasquez Painting Painted King
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    A master of technique, highly individual in style, Velasquez may have had a greater influence on European art than any other painter (Compton's 271-272). Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez painted the truth, with what he saw in reality and nature. Velasquez's life and painting were temedous inspiration for other artists. Velasquez was born and grow-up in Seville, Spain. In his early teens; his parent notice his extroadinary talent in art. Velasquez's parents weren't rich but they managed to ge...
  • Gainsborough December 1999
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    Gainsborough, A Story of a Painter and an Era To be able to appraise the originality of eighteenth century English art, one must recognize its importance in history. A great painter to research is Thomas Gainsborough. His artwork was an important aspect of the art community of the middle seventeen hundreds. His paintings seem to bring brightness and color to a period in art that needed his creative boost. His combination of portrait paintings along with beautiful landscapes was not recognized in...
  • Time Period Painting Venus Adonis
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    During the tour, the leader lectured on particular paintings. She told the know history behind each shown painting. She also gave the history of the period in which the painting was painted. The lecturer also helped everyone to understand what the colors in the paintings brought to each painting. While viewing the many paintings, the first one that caught my eye was Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife by Jacques-Louis David. This portrait was painted when David was at the peak of his powers a...
  • Abstract Or Not Van Gogh
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    The painting I have picked is Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night, which was done on oil canvas, in 1889. I'm not really familiar with Van Gogh's work, but this is one piece of work of his that stands out to me. Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night is an excellent painting in which Van Gogh paints a picture that is colorful and descriptive. This painting can be described as puzzling and fascinating. It can signify a variety of moods, objects, and atmosphere. Artwork can be, and was, found around the...
  • Amide Ozenfant Large Jug And Architecture
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    Specific colors were used in this painting, which are desaturized. There were no varieties of colors and the whole image carried a simple tone of environment. Boldness and smooth colors expressed an image of vague and abstract form. The shape of the jugs are mostly symetrical except for the large dark one in the center. The mouth area of the large jug seems to be attached to the pole of the wall. The sharp but bold curve at the tip of the mouth piece of the jug illustrates an image of a wave. T...
  • Hopper's Painting Light Paintings Art
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    Edward Hopper was born in the small Hudson River town of Nyack, in New York, on 22 July 1882. He lived in a middle-class family who owned a dry goods shop where he worked when he was a boy. By the time he was 17 he had decided to be an Artist, but his parents persuaded him to begin by studying commercial illustration, which they thought was a more secure career path to take. He began studying at the New York School of Illustrating, but a year later transferred to the New York School of Art where...
  • Story Telling And Painting
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    Story Telling & Painting Story telling has been around for ages. At one time or another everyone has listened to a story or read a story to someone else. Story telling is something that instructs and entertains. For many people it is a simple way of passing time, but this is not the only art form that is used to instruct, entertain, or just pass time. There are many others like painting, basket making, music, drama, and so forth that also instruct. Painting is an art form that can be just as in...
  • Guardian Angel Painting Life Man
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    There is a series of interesting paintings called "The Voyage of Life" by Thomas Cole at Munson Williams Proctor Institute. These paintings contain a great deal of symbolism and, in my opinion, are a perfect example of the communication theory of semiotics. Semiotics is best described as "anything that can stand for something else" (A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin, page 355). In other words, an object or image can be one thing, but it can also stand for something else. For exa...