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  • Entries Of Ceramic Artists
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    The 3rd International Competition, one of the main events at the World Ceramic Biennale, aims not only to discover newly emerging artists with potential power but also to foster and support their creativity. Prestigious ceramic specialists from every continent have screened the entries of ceramic artists from more than 60 countries. The top-notch awarding prize is one of the outstanding points that have attracted world ceramists' attention. This year's theme was 'Ceramics: The Vehicle of Culture...
  • Artists Desire For His Model
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    Allison Boon Art History 10 F Elizabeth Towers 12/07/99 Third Essay: Topic #1 The depiction of the nude female model by a male artist in oil painting has played a significant role in the western tradition over the last 500 years. The oil painting of the female nude is subject to the artists interpretation of her form. She is affected by the artists desire for his model, as well as his art and she is torn between the artists inability to be both lover and painter. Hubert Damisch The Underneaths o...
  • Carpeaux's Work
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    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux 1827-1875 The son and grandson of stonemasons, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was born in 1827 in Valenciennes and moved to Paris at the age of eleven. Beginning in the early 1840's he studied at the Petite Ecole, the state school for training in the applied arts, formally called the Ecole Gratuite de Dessin, before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1844, where he changed masters repeatedly, oscillating between typical student ambition (optimal credentials for the Prix de Rome)...
  • Paintings Of Mark Messersmith
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    The paintings of Mark Messersmith are the most chaotic and confusing works of art I have ever laid eyes on. It is very hard to grasp the effects and themes the artist was trying to convey when painting these scenes. The scenes are very busy and tend to move your attention from one point to another which makes interpretation even harder. One particular painting, Wakulla, was especially odd. In this painting you are looking at the scene from the height of the surrounding trees, almost as if you ar...
  • Online Auctions O Shell Auctions
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    Art Scams: Online Auctions Sean Hendrix In this modern time we live in, everything is done over the computer, whether it is your banking, car shopping, or doing your taxes, it is all accessible from your home computer. Many artists out there including myself are selling artwork online. Many online auction sites like EBAY are making the selling part much easier. Online auctions are a great way for no name artist to get a worldwide market. With the simple clicks of a mouse, you can have numerous p...
  • Lorenzo Ghiberti's Greatest Piece Of Work
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    LORENZO GHIBERTI EDUCATION AND TRAINING Lorenzo Ghiberti was born as Lorenzo di Bartolo in 1378 in Florence, Italy. Hismother's second husband, Bartolo di Michele trained Lorenzo as a goldsmith. Ghiberti also received training as a painter. According to his autobiography, he left Florence in 1400 to work with a painter in the town of Pesaro for its ruler, Sigismond o Malate sta. His education as a goldsmith helped him create his greatest piece of work, "The Gates of Paradise". ACCOMPLISHMENTS AN...
  • Jane Alexander Jane Alexander
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    Jane Alexander Jane Alexander is a sculptor whose works comment on current political issues in South Africa. Winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist award for 1995, she is recognised for her creative commitment, individual vision and talent... In her sculptures and photomontages she emphasises her perceptions of the human condition, using her own experience as a base doing so, she had taken personal and social experiences and transformed the into art with imaginathing and technical skill. In he...
  • Scenes On The Side Of The Cradle
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    Gallery Write-up 1. There are a number of references to motherhood in Katrin Wiese's work. Although I never felt as though she was shunning motherhood, I do believe she is expressing how the task of being a mother completely engulfs a person. However this is but issue I found in her work that is relates to our class so far. Much of her is a representation of how females struggle with discrimination, racism, and sexism throughout every day life. Some of her work is so direct that even I could gra...
  • High Renaissance Style Paintings
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    The three pieces discussed in this essay are all closely related to popes of the Roman Catholic Church. Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, Raphael's School of Athens and Pietro da Cortona's Glorification of the Reign of Urban V not only have their relation to a particular pope in common, but also are very good reflections of the artistic movements and historical events of the time in which each work was done. Raphael's The School of Athens was a work done on one wall of the Stanza della Seg natur...
  • Ejti's Work
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    Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova Ejti Stih de Fernandez de Cordova, a Yugoslavian-born and educated painter, resides and works in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Over the course of her active studio and exhibition career, she has exhibited her paintings throughout South America and Spain. Ejti, whom is fluent in several languages including English, lectured at the University of Georgia on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. This lecture was held in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium in the Georgia Museum of Art. S...
  • Titians Style Of Work
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    Titian No one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Giorgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellio work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490. (Magill 2310) The place of his birth was Piece de C adore, in the Alps ...
  • Calder's Work
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    Alexander Stirling "Sandy" Calder was one of the most innovative and original American artists of the twentieth century. Calder was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Nanette Lederer, was a painter and his father, Alexander "Stirling" Calder, and grandfather, Alexander Milne Calder, were noted sculptors. Young Alexander seemed to break the family tradition of studying art by enrolling at the Stephens Institute of Technology in New Jersey to major in engineering. But after graduating...
  • Artistic Picture
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    david hockney artist or illustrator? David hockney is arguably the greatest living british artist for me. Hia art is by now so varied that it can hardly be summer ised. to begin the breakdown of this study i intend to initially look at his swimming pool series done mainly in the 1970's. Then his photomontages. Hockney was fascinated with the formal and technical problems associated with the representation of transparent surfaces, particularly water. the colour in the sky is represented as blue i...
  • Fryd's Essay On Edward
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    It can certainly be argued that most artists are trying to express something through their work, either to an audience or themselves. When a single theme continuously appears in one's catalog, it suggests that this subject is an important one to the artist. The most convincing pieces of evidence supporting the importance of women in Edward Hopper's paintings are, how frequently they appear, the way in which they are shown, or not shown and the dominant role they take in the painting. The fact th...
  • Display As Part Of The Work
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    Here is Stedelijk conservator Kees Herman Aben's description of what the Amsterdam museum must contend with each time it wants to exhibit the Mario Merz igloo Dal Miele Alle Ceneri (From Honey to Ashes, 1984) that is in its permanent collection: Dal Miele Alle Ceneri comes unassembled with a tubular aluminium frame and supporting iron bars, forty-seven tablets or panels of beeswax on gauze, six steel sheets, two fir-cones covered in wax, machine parts and the head of an antelope... It takes at l...
  • Francis Bacon And Damien Hirst
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    YOUNG BRITISH ARTISTS OF TWO ERA'S FRANCIS BACON & DAMIEN HIRST The themes of time, decay and flesh, coupled with death and destruction are subjects, which seem to hold a particular fascination for two artists of the twentieth century; Francis Bacon and Damien Hirst. There are some examples of artists in earlier periods dealing with these subjects such as Botticelli and his depictions of Dante's hell theme, but these are isolated examples. In general it seems that popular artists through the age...
  • Raphael's Work
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    The "rebirth" of art in Italy, otherwise known as the Renaissance, was connected with the rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature, and science and the development of methods in these fields using keen observation. Greater awareness of classical knowledge created a new way to learn by direct study of the natural world. Because of this, religious themes became increasingly important to artists, and with the large interest in the Middle Ages came a new idea for subjects drawn from Greek and R...
  • Contemporary Artist
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    P 2 P (peer to peer) Sharing -Crime or Artistic Justice The mark of artistic talents has traditionally not been something quantifiable measured in dollars and cents. Shakespeare was all but a pauper, Michelangelo rather middle class while Pablo Picasso died broke. However with the advent of new information technology, the gross commercialization of art has come to be an externality borne by all members of society. One can hardly turn on a computer without being told what products to put on one's...
  • Calder's Sculptures
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    Alexander Calder was one of the most innovative and original American artists of the twentieth century. In 1926, Calder arrived in Paris and devoted himself to a project called the Circus that occupied him for over five years. This contains characters and animals made out of wire, scraps of cloth, wood, cork, labels, bits of scrap metal and pieces of rubber. Calder transported his little theater in suitcases and performed it for his friends. During his performances, Calder invented ways to simul...
  • Disturbing For An Artist Like Gentileschi
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    Artemesia Gentileschi Artemesia Gentileschi Artemesia Gentileschi Essay, Research Paper Artemesia Gentileschi was very different from other artists of her time. Being a woman painter was all but unheard of during the High Renaissance. She had the style of Caravaggio, while at the same time bringing in women's characters who were in the position of power. Throughout art history, an idea that women are present solely for men to look at has been shown. This could be because men have generally been ...

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