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  • Cole's First Major Painting
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    Thomas Cole David Jackson 8/2/04 Art AppreciationMaxwellPainting landscapes was very important during the 19th century. Thomas Cole was one of the most important figures in landscape painting in the United States. He went to many places searching for nature, which he painted to show the unmatchable beauty nature creates. His works of art helped people see and take pride in their great land, which was called America. Cole's works were often made people feel like they needed to go out in nature an...
  • Paintings Like Bierstadts
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    Analysis Of Albert Bierdstat's "Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains In California" Albert Bierstadts Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this piece is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras...
  • Blue And Green Landscape The Landscapes Painting
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    Chinese Painting Genres Painting Featuring Taoist, Monk and Supernatural This kind of painting described the figure of Taoist, Buddist, ghost or supernatural in legend. Painting Featuring Aquatic Animals This kind of painting described the figure of aquatic animals, such as dragon or insect, etc. Male This kind of painting described the figure of man. It was corresponded with Painting Court Lady. Painting Featuring Birds and Animals This kind of painting described the figure of bird. Court Lady ...
  • Landscape Paintings Of The Area
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    Paul Czanne, who was the son of a wealthy banker, became a painter in the 1860's in Paris when he quit his studies of Law. By 1874 he was painting landscapes in the Impressionist manner and had some of his work included in their first exhibition held during that very same year. He painted in the Impressionistic manner, but sheared off in a different direction to the main body of Impressionist painters. The main body of Impressionist painters were concerned with the 'fleeting effects of light and...
  • Painting Of La Grande Jatte
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    Georges Seurat used the pointillism approach and the use of color to make his painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, be as lifelike as possible. Seurat worked two years on this painting, preparing it with at least twenty drawings and forty color sketched. In these preliminary drawings he analyzed, in detail every color relationship and every aspect of pictorial space. La Grande Jatte was like an experiment that involved perspective depth, the broad landscape planes of col...
  • Symbolic Landscape By Diego Rivera
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    Symbolic Landscape By Diego Rivera The grand work of art looms before me and I am taken aback by its unusual form, yet struck by its very expressive nature. "Symbolic Landscape" by Diego Rivera definitely makes its powerful presence in the room just as the artist forever made a mark in time as a man who pushed the political and social limits of his time through his art work and murals. Although the painting described in this paper is powerful and makes a bold statement, as many of his works do, ...
  • 17th Century Dutch Landscapes
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    Ruisdael and Monet When one arrives in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he or she may be surprised, as I was, by its grand entrance. Upon entering this large pillared building, one is almost overwhelmed by the immense collection. Although very extensive, the museum undoubtedly concentrates on the grouping and placement of paintings and sculptures within the building. Through chronological and thematic paths, the museum takes the viewer through the major contributors to the advancement of...
  • Consistent With The Ink Paintings
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    The Muromachi style of Zen Buddhism has influence art and design ever since it's beginning in the 14th century. Although it was influenced by the Chinese styles at a parallel time, they both are still influential and noticed in today's world. For years Japanese Ink Painting continued to be consistent with a basis on nature, and simplicity. Was the beginning of Minimalism in Japan? Was it intentional? The open composition of space and content on paper is a key of today's design. The simplicity of...
  • Thomas Moran Yellowstone
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    One of the most well known parks in the United State is Yellowstone. One of the most well-known landscape artists is Thomas Moran. What does this place and person have in common? Well, if it weren't for Thomas Moran Yellowstone would not be a National Park. Thomas Moran's art was greatly influenced by the nature of the west in the early romantic era. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1837, Thomas was taken to the United States at the age of 7. (Ency. Bio. Vol. 11). He was educated in Philad...
  • Only Glimpse Of The River The Viewer
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    In the American wing of the Allentown art museum is a small painting that hits really close to home. It is called the View on the Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk. This is a genre scene that shows a small homestead in the foreground of a landscape of the Lehigh River. It was painted in 1862. View on the Lehigh River shows what life may have been like living along the Lehigh during that time. Critics have said his work "looks as European as it does American" (Gustavus 1). Down the hall in the Europ...
  • Known As Pieter Bruegel The Elder
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    Peter Bruegel Pieter Bruegel, usually known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder to distinguish him from his elder son, was the first in a family of Flemish painters. He spelled his name Brueghel until 1559, and his sons retained the "h" in the spelling of their names. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, is by far the most important member of the family. He was probably born 1529, in Breda in the Duchy of Brabant, now in The Netherlands. He was...
  • Form Of Meditation On A Ravaged Landscape
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    Shai lesh Patel Cancer Alley "The poisoning of the American south by Richard Misrach" " Since the late '70's, Richard Misrach has been known for his large format, eight by ten inch color photographs of the Nevada desert. His epic series of 18 Cantos or groups, of photographs range from lyrical to political. The west was a vision or absolute purity, Misrach tries to temper that reverence with the truth about mom's occupation of the land. In 1999, Misrach accepted a commission from Atlanta's High ...
  • McCubbin's Methods Of Painting
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    VCE Studio Arts Unit 3 ARTIST ANALYSIS: Frederick McCubbin "Discuss the importance of McCubbin's work to the tradition of landscape painting in Australia" As a renowned, Australian-born landscape artist, Frederick McCubbin's work is of great importance to the tradition of landscape painting in Australia as he draws his ideas from the hard working Australians from which our culture has derived. Seen as a painter of heroic figure compositions set in nationalist landscapes, McCubbin studied at the ...
  • Contrast Between Monet's Work And Chinese Paintings
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    Contextual Study Essay: Chinese Landscape My study had been based on Chinese landscape. I chose to research on this particular subject because I have an interest in it as it reflected who I am and my culture. I already know some things about Chinese painting but I had more to explore and discover underneath my knowledge. I looked at Chinese landscape painting in general, exploring the different styles that have been used in traditional and modern paintings. I also explored landscape painting by ...
  • Collins Painting
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    Patrick Collins' landscapes directly connect to his childhood, in that he often spent his early days venturing into the Irish countryside. Such adventures allowed his affinity for nature and keen observational sense to thrive. Throughout his painting career, Collins pulled many of his subjects from boyhood memory. Rather than relying directly on the land itself, he focused on his remembrances of the land, enabling each painting to stand independent, with an internal logic and unique meaning (Rua...
  • Hudson River School Style Paintings
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    Picture- The Beeches by Asher B. Durand This work shows impeccably drawn beech and basswood trees. It was painted for a New York collector by the name of Abraham M. Cozens who was then a member of the executive committee of the American Art-Union. The painting shows a new trend in the work of the Hudson River School. It depicts a scene showing a tranquil mood. Durand was influenced by the work of the English landscape painter John Constable, whose vertical formats and truth to nature he absorbed...

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