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  • Characteristic Of The Visual Arts
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    19th Century Art The Romantic Movement (1800-1850) Art as Emotion The goal of self-determination that Napoleon imported to Holland, Italy, Germany and Austria affected not only nations but also individuals. England's metamorphosis during the Industrial Revolution was also reflected in the outlook of the individual, and therefore in the art produced during the first half of this century. Heightened sensibility and intensified feeling became characteristic of the visual arts as well as musical art...
  • Great Martial Art
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    Martial Arts When you think of martial arts, what comes to mind? The slow, calm movements of Tai-Chi Chuan or maybe the faster, hard movements of Karate or Tae Kwon Do. No matter what you think of it always contains practiced movements of the body and a lot of concentration. These two elements combined with spirit and patience is basically what martial arts consists of. Martial arts is so great because it strengthens each of these aspects of body and mind to make a beautiful display of movement....
  • Examples Of Fokine's Reforms
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    The Reforms of Michel Fokine Photography, painting, vs. ideography, and literature have all progressed over time. New technology, and new ways of thinking have brought these arts to new levels. There seems to be a broad misconception, though, that ballet is an art form that does not progress; does not change. Many people assume that ballet's set vocabulary of movement places limitations on how far the art can expand. Little do many people realize that this vocabulary is a mere foundation for the...
  • Picasso And Kandinsky
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    In this paper I will be comparing the expressionist art movement with the cubist art movement. I will discuss some of the artists that made these movements a stepping-stone for the other movement that followed. I will look at Picasso and Kandinsky to name a couple. Expressionism, which began in 1905, was the term used for early 20th century art that conveyed emotional and spiritual preoccupations of the artist, using a variety of styles and subject matter (Arnason 124). These expressionist artis...
  • Active In The Dada Movement Within Zurich
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of DADA! Although at first glance, Dada can appear to be a rather difficult and confusing movement to understand. If one takes the time look at it in some depth, Im sure that you will discover a movement of not only great significance in the context of Art history. But a movement whose theories and principles are still applicable in the world in which we live today. Having said this. It must be made clear that this website is by no means meant to be exhaustive, and...
  • Documentation Of The Dada Movement
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    In the second and third decades of this century, a new kind of artistic movement swept Europe and America. Its very name, "Dada"-two identical syllables without the obligatory "-ism"-distinguished it from the long line of avant-gardes which have determined the history of the arts in the last 200 years. Its proponents came from all parts of Europe and the United States at a time when their native countries were battling one another in the deadliest war ever known. They did not restrict themselves...
  • Print To Cassatts
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    She was a woman who soared to the stars across the firmament of the male-dominated international art world. She was the only American, male or female, to become a member of the French Impressionists. Most women of her time were confined to the circumscribed world of marriage, homemaking and motherhood, but not her. Who is she She is Mary Cassatt, certainly the greatest American female artist of her time, and arguably the greatest artist produced by any nation. Born in Pittsburgh on May 23, 1844,...
  • Duchamp's Art Unsworths Performance Art
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    Over the last 40 years artists have been persistently pushing the boundaries of art ideologies such as values, traditions and limitations. By interpreting the world around them in new ways visually artists could challenge established cultural traditions. With the use of new technology these artists are able to explore an idea which previously was thought of as un-artistic, making new dimensions in the art world possible. Many traditional artists claimed that these art catalysts were unskilled or...
  • Boccioni's Unique Forms Of Continuity In Space
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    Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (figure 1) was created in Italy at the height of Futurism. Futurism was the foundation for Boccioni and his counterparts to work; it was derived from Marinetti's manifesto. This manifesto of 1909 characterised Futurism's glorification of technology and the speed associated with it. Yet Marinetti's ideas were not invented without influence. The industrialisation of Europe, as well as French movements in art and literature stimulated Marinetti's ideas...
  • Literary And Art Movement
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    Abstract expressionism presented a broad range of stylistic diversity within its largely, though not exclusively, nonrepresentational framework. For example, the expressive violence and activity in paintings by de Koning or Pollock marked the opposite end of the pole from the simple, quiescent images of Mark Rothko. Basic to most abstract expressionist painting were the attention paid to surface qualities, i. e., qualities of brushstroke and texture; the use of huge canvases; the adoption of an ...
  • Piece Of Art During The Romantic Movement
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    Megan Ervin Art 201: Art History II Karen L. Churchill 28 July 2003 Francisco de Goya's "The Witches Sabbath", and the era of Romanticism Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the exhibition committee. My name is Megan Ervin. Today, I will be discussing Spanish artist Francisco de Goya's oil on canvas painting of "The Witches Sabbath". Goya produced this piece of art during the Romantic Movement, which will be the central focus of my discussion today. Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual ...
  • Construction Of Arts And Crafts Style Homes
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    The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth century was an attempt to improve society by creating objects and architecture of a more worthwhile nature. The movement began in England in the 1870's and soon spread to the United States where it was widely employed in the arts and in architecture. Advocates promoted its use among the middle class. Its continued endorsement among all social classes was seen as an empowerment to the poor who had suffered so much during the previous period of i...
  • American Impressionism
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    by American Impressionism American Impressionism by Chris Nicholson In the years following the Civil War, American art underwent a fundamental shift. The traditional Romantic style of painting, which focused on portraying majestic scenes in stark, vivid lines and shapes, gave way to a new concern for light and atmosphere. It was the age of Impressionism. Impressionism was not indigenous to America. In fact, its origins lay in France, which had long been at the fore of artistic innovation. The Fr...

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