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  • Painting By Manet
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    Clarity, Cond our, urbanity and virtuous ability to handle paint-such are the qualities which first strike us in Manet's art'. A quote by John Richardson still life grapes and figs 1864 Frank Jay Gould collection. Cannes- 'The dark rich tones of this painting carry in them the strong popular Spanish influence the light hitting the fruit from the left creates a startling and brilliant luminosity. ' Said also by John Richardson Before we attempt to the meaning of what's within Edouard Manet's work...
  • Caravaggio And Fra Filippo Lippi
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    Much of the art of the Renaissance was extremely religious in its nature. The paintings from this time are almost entirely scenes from the Bible including: the enunciation of the Virgin Mary, depictions of the infant Jesus Christ, the crucifixion of Christ, and numerous other examples of Christian iconography. One would imagine that virtuous, upstanding artists would have created such angelic works of art. The stunning displays of morality, as seen in the works of many Renaissance painters, are ...
  • Various Sides Of Life During The War
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    The Canvas of War exhibit exemplifies the various sides of life during the war. The layout of the works alone was very effective in the sense that one led into the next as you moved along looking at them. The styles implemented range from a stylistic approach, mainly surreal in nature, and many were highly detailed realistic paintings. The paintings themselves speak volumes for the hardships the soldiers faced as well as the hardships of life for those at home trying to make ends meet while thei...
  • Expansion Vs Preservation William Sonntag
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    Expansion vs. Preservation William Sonntag was acclaimed in the 1850's as a painter of the dramatic landscape. In his painting "Garden of the Gods", Sonntag portrays a family in the time of the westward expansion. The very subtle painting, expressed by its loose brushwork, captures the shifting atmospheric contrasts of light and dark. Apparent in the painting is a family struggling to survive in nature. In the bottom left corner of the painting is a weather beaten shack, the home of the struggli...
  • Change To Painting
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    Andrew Wythe Andrew Wythe was an amazing artist full of imagination, feelings, and compassion for his work. He has a great portfolio of work consisting of his two major styles of work, realistic and abstract. A lot of his personal life goes into each painting he creates. Each piece can usually be linked back to the life he lived and fond memories he wished to preserve. Andrew was born in Maine and has quite a history to be told from living there. He has been painting for fifty years and has chan...
  • Great Challenge For The Still Life Artist
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    In the 17th century tens of thousands of still lifes were produced - works on canvas, copper and panel - all lovingly painted and eagerly purchased. This summer the celebrated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will host a remarkable exhibition featuring the finest examples of Dutch still lifes from 1550 to 1720. Some 70 major paintings will travel to Amsterdam from such museums as Te Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Mus " ee du Louvre in Paris, the Gem " alde galerie in Berlin, the Nationalmus...
  • Oil On Canvas Painting
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    Efthimios Mariakakis Art History 0085/7/01 Dr. Cohen John Peto, Elihu Vedder, and William Harnett are three very important and unique artists. The three artists are American artists and there respective works can be found throughout the country in various museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. John Peto was a still- life painter who excelled in rack type paintings- a vertical panel with ribbons tightly stretched and tacked, into which are tucked various memorabilia such as news paper ...
  • Mounts Paintings
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    A narrative or genre tradition of depicting everyday experiences began in the Jacksonian era when artists like John Quid or matched imagery to Washington Irving's History of New York or when William Sidney Mount committed the rural life of Long Island to canvas or when Lilly Martin Spencer explored images of her own household. (Frisbee) An expanded audience for landscape, genre, and another relatively new Jacksonian subject, the still life, came with the mid-century explosion of magazines, newsp...
  • Paintings Of Paul Gauguin
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    The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin Art is said to be the expression of the soul; however, quite often, one is unable to truly know the artist by his or her works alone. So is the case of the post impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. while the paintings of Paul Gauguin do not reveal all of his life, the paintings are very much so a reflection of Gauguin's views on life. Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, France Compton's Encyclopedia 1). When Napoleon destroyed France's Sec...
  • Gauguin's Paintings
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    Paul Gauguin was a French painter born on June 7, 1848 in Paris. Earlier in his life while at Peru he lived a successful life as stockbroker with his wife and five children. After seeing his first impressionist exhibit in 1874 Gauguin started to collect and to paint and at the age of 35 Gauguin then leaves his family and children to devote this entire life to painting. Gauguin used oil to paint and his style of painting was impressionism. Impressionism is a technique that was developed in France...
  • Object Of Cezanne's Paintings
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    The Life of Paul Cezanne by Inna Sokolyanskaya Paul Cezanne was born on January 19, 1839, in the Aix-en-Province, located in the Southern part of France. Due to his father's job as a local banker, and before this a local import and exporter in the area, Cezanne's family was considered upper middle class. Their rich lifestyle made them unpopular with the local community, who thought of them as sly and selfish. For a short while, Cezanne was convinced by his father to pursue a career in law. Howev...
  • Still Life With A Peppermint Bottle
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    ANALYSIS OF CEZANNES STILL LIFE WITH A PEPPERMINT BOTTLE Paul Cezanne is considered one of the greatest and most memorable artists of the Post-Impressionist period. His techniques were admired and greatly influential in the development of Cubism and many other modern art movements. He employed several styles in his works, such as his still life productions. In 1894 he produced a brilliant piece of work entitled Still Life with a Peppermint Bottle. Through this work he used elaborate techniques t...
  • Light Of The Entire Painting
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    Allegory of Charles I of England and Henrietta of France in a Vanitas Oil on canvas painting as done by Frenchmen by the name of Simon Renard de Saint-Andre between the years of 1669 and 1677. The main purpose in evaluating this piece of work is to be aware and describe the physical features, content and symbolization of this painting. This will undoubtedly include the complexity of painting and historical content of the painting. Allegory of Charles I of England and Henrietta of France in Vanit...
  • Realistic Painting Of Los Piscadores
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    A true Veteran Artists The artist that I have chosen for this assignment is Jesse Trevi~no. He is a San Antonio based artists that is known for his photo-realistic paintings. He is also "internationally known for his realistic images of San Antonio landmarks and his family and friends from the Westside neighborhood" (EyeonArt 1). What influenced me to write about Jesse Trevi~no was that he draws about what goes on around him. His life for example plays a big role in impacting how his paintings e...
  • Still Life With Flowers
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    Clara Peeters was a famous female still-life painter. It is believed that she was born in the 1594 in Antwerp. Records show that she was baptized there in that year. She lived at least into her sixties. Her last known record was a painting in 1657, but it is now lost. Little is known about the family life and education of Clara Peeters. She was probably born into either a wealthy or artistic family, because otherwise she would not be able to get good artistic education. Her family supported her ...
  • Francisco Ribalta
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    Francisco Ribalta was a well-known artist of the 17th century in Valencia. According to Jusepe Martinez wrote about Ribalta, "He gave his soul to God and was venerated that he was held almost as a saint; he sought no advantages in this life but as always honourable in his dealings... ". His works, effort, skills and paintings had a great impact on the history of Spanish paintings. Ribalta was born in Solana, L'erida on June 2, 1562. Between the years 1571 and 1573, the Ribalta family left their ...
  • Frida Kahlo And Her Husband Diego Rivera
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    Frida Kahlo was an incredibly amazing woman. Her life was filled with physical as well as emotional pain. She endured more in her short life than most people will ever have to face. But she endured. She put her emotions into her painting, and as it were, she wore her heart on her canvas. Her work is a rare blend of true emotion, heartbreak, love, and life, as well as death. Most of her paintings were self-portraits. She said, "I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best. I paint m...
  • Frida's Mother
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    Born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo in 1907 and died 1954. To try and separate her life from her work would be extremely difficult. She lived with severe disabilities throughout her relatively short life and we can see her progression through her paintings, which were always direct and powerful. "I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality". During my readings about her life one never gets the sense that she felt bitter about the hand that was dealt her but rather that she accepted it and go...
  • Plant Life In The Painting
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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...
  • Black Man
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    Back when I was a boy, my father had a picture on the wall that absolutely captivated me. It was an oil painting. This was no ordinary two dollar, Kmart special, all your neighbors have it, in a cheap frame painting either. This was a painting that my brother, Rheem, had created. He'd resided in the Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet (Statesville) since as far back as I can remember being able to understand that he was. He sent my dad this painting on Father's Day. My father had a frame hand ...

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