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  • Romantic Painting From Neoclassicism
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    1. Define the thematic and stylistic principles of Neoclassicism. How did Enlightenment thinking affect these principles Cite specific examples by discussing the works of at least three Neoclassical painters, and one Neoclassical architect. Neoclassicism was born into the Age of Reason, where rationality and virtue were venerated over emotion and tradition. This style of art meant a return to the ancients, a revival of classical antiquity (p. 412). Because of this reasoning behind the art of thi...
  • Previous Paintings By Renoir Of The Time
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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 to Marguerite Merle t and L'eon ard Renoir. In 1844 his family moved to Paris and by 1854, at the young age of thirteen, began painting flowers on porcelain cups and saucers. Through his parents, he began as a painter for the porcelain industry; his parents felt this was the perfect start for the beginnings of an artist. He came from the town of Limoges, where porcelain became almost a symbol of status and wealth. By 1860 he had left the porcelain factory i...
  • Three Components Of Traditional Islamic Art
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    There exist three basic components of traditional Islamic art: calligraphy, geometric patterns, and floral and vegetal motifs. These three stylistic tools are beautifully rendered and masterfully integrated into complex works of art, but there is no question that artistic expression is severely limited under these categorizations. However, this limitation stems from Islamic theology and concept of art. The main reason for the limitation imposed on visual art is the Islamic theological prohibitio...
  • Bacons Paintings
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    Francis Bacon (1909-92) Beginning on the early 1950's, despite the dominance of Abstract Expressionism in both the United States and Europe, there were recurring waves of insistence on a return to the figure, a new naturalism of naturalistic fantasy. Crucial to the new figuration were Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet. The only other figurative Expressionist powerful enough to be compared with Giacometti and Dubuffet were British. Chief among these was the Irish-born Francis Bacon, one of the...
  • First Period Of Greek Vase Painting
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    Greek Vase Painting Greek vase painting is a very important part of Greek history. Greek vases provide us with important stories and information about ancient Greek life and mythology. This is ac heaved through painted scenes on fired clay. These vases give us an idea of what life might have been like for ancient Greeks. This is why we study the different styles and periods of Greek ceramics. The evolution of Greek vase painting includes four main development periods. These periods are the, geom...
  • Five Paintings
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    . You are capturing your impressions of a scene before you. In art, you are able to make something beautiful out of the ordinary. There is a relationship between artists and the world around them. The world is constantly changing but art will forever remain the same. The works in progress Les Demoiselles d' Avignon means "the young ladies of Avignon". It was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1907. The early sketch reveals that it originally had seven figures, five prostitutes, a sailor, and a medical ...
  • Perugino's Approach To The Figures
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    The artists of the Baroque had a remarkably different style than artists of the Renaissance due to their different approach to form, space, and composition. This extreme differentiation in style resulted in a very different treatment of narrative. Perhaps this drastic stylistic difference between the Renaissance and Baroque in their treatment of form, space, and composition and how these characteristics effect the narrative of a painting cannot be seen more than in comparing Perugino's Christ De...
  • Rafael's Madonna And Child Enthroned With Saints
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    In this paper, I will discuss Rafael's Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and also compare it to other paintings of the Madonna and Child by different artists. I will try to prove how the paintings differ according to their stylistic period in which they were painted by focusing on how each varies. Along with the differences is a lot of similarity in the themes of this particular work of art. For instance, the way the Madonna and Child are centered and raised above the other figures, and so...
  • La Tour's Early Genre Paintings
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    The term genre first appeared in French criticism as a means of classifying a type of picture. For instance, critics named De Piles and Fen elon once described landscape as a genre of painting (Wind 14). It wasn t until the middle of the 18th-century that the term gained the meaning that we know today. Encarta Encyclopedia now defines genre painting as a type of painting depicting realistic, detailed scenes from everyday life (Genre Painting). In these works, the traditionally idealized subject ...
  • Goya's Painting
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    GOYA: Truth and War On May 2nd 1808 the people of Madrid revolted against the French troops occupying their city. The following day the French retaliated. In the remembrance of this event Francisco de Goya painted The Third of May. The horrific scene takes place at night on a deserted hillside. The feeling of horror is conveyed by the use of lighting. Painted with intense emotional expression the Spaniards stand before there deaths. The soldiers before them lined up with guns in hand and ready t...
  • Turner And Martin's Work
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    Describe the term Sublime, Illustrating your definition through reference to the work of Two of these artists; Turner, Martin, de Loutherbourg, Danby, Ward. The Sublime is a term that has had several meanings over a period of time. The earlier usage would have been to describe very emotional scenes, depicting romance, love and glory. Later Sublime was used to mean deep thought provoking paintings of power, mans subordination to the powers of nature and dark emotions. This later meaning of the wo...
  • Virgin Mary Paintings
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    The Assumption of the Virgins I walked through the halls of the Art institute, I saw many paintings and sculptures. One painting that stood out the most was called, "The Assumption of the Virgin", by El Greco. As I stood in front this huge painting I was trying to figure out what was going on in the painting. Right away I could tell that oil was used to paint this portrait because there was a shine on the painting. I refused to read the description of the painting until I came to a conclusion. I...
  • Madonna Enthroned By Giotto
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    A Comparison of Two Paintings from the Renaissance Period Introduction This paper will compare the themes found in the paintings "Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist and an Angel" by Domenico di Bartolomeo Ubaldini (Puligo) and "Madonna Enthroned" by Giotto. Both paintings deal with fables from the Christian faith but were executed during different periods in art. The Giotto painting was created around 1310 and the Puglia painting was executed between 1518-1520. Here, these two paintings...
  • Painting Of Joan Of Arc
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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...
  • Zurbaran's Use Of Focal Point And Emphasis
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    The Annunciation: A Painting by Francisco de Zurbaran Works of art can best be appreciated when the elements of design, the principles of design, and the iconography of the work are observed and understood. The Annunciation, a painting by the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbaran, is a work of art that incorporates both the elements and principles of design. The iconography of the painting is of great importance as well as its aesthetic quality. The ability to create a picture of The Annunciation...
  • Renoir's Color Range On The Painting
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    Pierre Auguste Renoir was a late nineteen- century French impressionist painter whose works were often ridiculed throughout his life, because of his sensuous celebration of women and nature. He was considered to be one of the most famous artists of his generation, due to his representation sensuality and pleasure in his paintings. When his paintings were first exhibited, they were considered to be shocking and culturally taboo, however after time society became more accepting of Renoir's style a...
  • Greatest Living Artist After The Sistine Chapel
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    The Italian painter, sculptor and architect Michaelangelo was brought to Florence right after birth and grew up in the care of a stonecutter's wife. With 13 he became an apprentice to the Ghirlandajor and later was taken into the Medici household. In 1501, he returned to Florence from Rome and received a lot of recognition. During this time he completed "David", a monumental, classicizing, heroic nude in which the body's magnificent structure of bone and muscle is combined with alert, resolute e...
  • Ideal Feminine Figure
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    Botticelli is one of the most famous artists during the Italian Renaissance. He was very well know for the portrayal of the female figure and his ability to incorporate femininity as a symbol of life itself and / or nature illustrated by the changes of seasons. Botticelli most famous figure was that of Venus, the goddess of love. She was incorporated into two of his most famous works, The Birth of Venus and Primavera. Most of Botticelli's women had that typical hourglass figure to them. During t...
  • Uniform Colors Of The Figures
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    The subject chosen for analysis is the Masaccio's Trinity with the virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Donors, in the Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, circa 1425 (? ). It is perhaps what led to or is part of the artist's most celebrated work, the Trinity cycle of frescos in the Branca cci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine, though the dates of the paintings cannot be exactly determined. The most striking visual element of this painting is its symmetry, as denoted by the placement of th...
  • Color Of A High Renaissance Painting
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe how Leonardo Da Vinci's painting, "The Last Supper", pertains to a High Renaissance style painting. There are many different ways to look at a painting with High Renaissance characteristics. The first thing one must do is to look at the narrative of the painting followed by the content and space. Second, figures, proportions, and colors are very important descriptive elements. Thirdly, the perspective, space, and even composition of a painting can be very...

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