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  • Wilde's Novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    When an artist composes a great piece of work, he puts his heart into it. Part of that person is invested into its creation, which makes it more than just a statue in the park, or a picture on a wall. In Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, more than the artist's heart is put into his painting. Basil Hallward, an artist, paints an amazing lifelike portrait of a man named Dorian Gray. From the moment that these two men met, it was clear that Hallward was infatuated with Gray, and there...
  • Images In The Painting
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    The painting I chose to critique is Interior with a Book. This painting was instantly appealing to me. The painting focuses on an empty chair in a room next to a table. On top of the table there is a cup closest to the chair. Next to that there is an open book, and on the right edge of the painting there is an empty plate on the table. If you look out the window, you will see a big green field. The reason this painting was so appealing to was because this field looks like a golf course to me. I ...
  • Scream Edvard Munchs The Scream
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    The Scream Edvard Munchs The Scream was painted in the end of the 19th century, and is possibly the first Expressionist painting. The Scream was very different from the art of the time, when many artists tried to depict objective reality. Munch was a tortured soul, and it certainly showed in this painting. Most of his family had died, and he was often plagued by sickness. The Scream was not a reflection of what was going on at the time, but rather, Munchs own "inner hell". It visualizes a desper...
  • Dorian And Basil End
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    A Picture of Dorian Gray Basil's Changes As Related To Wilde's Opinion On Art Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates his own downfall, not Dorian. Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to...
  • Picture To Later Paint
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    The High Renaissance was the culmination of the artistic revolution of the Early Renaissance, and one of the great explosions of creative genius in history. (1). During the Renaissance there were many drastic changes in the style of art. Giotto was a very influential painter, during the start of the Renaissance. In Giotto's work he used three dimensional images; this was a drastic change from the classic art where depth was not used. His paintings were very realistic and life like, unlike the pr...
  • Images In His Paintings
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    Wassily Kandinsky expressed his inner feelings when painting "Composition IV". " I see his painting, and I react as such. There is a clear blue middle that he seems to draw attention to. This is his focus of the painting. The focus can be defined as the main point of a painting, the area that draws the strongest contrast. When I see his painting, I see someone that is trying to express himself through his mediums. He used oil on canvas for his medium in this painting. There are many other emotio...
  • Rockwell
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    Norman Rockwell who was best known for his magazine covers and illustrations on the Saturday Evening Post, the Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. Rockwell was born in New York City, and he trained there at the Art Students League. The cover of The Saturday Evening Post was his showcase for over forty years. His favorite subjects were everyday events that celebrated small-town life and patriotic themes. The scenes were often funny and detailed that his pictures looked like photos. He also designed m...
  • Lonny's Painting
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    Art and the Bronco summary. Henry's 'Art and the Bronco' tells the story of Lonny Briscoe, a cowboy who is also an aspiring artist. It follows his quest to sell his first painting to the state legislature; to have it hung in the capital building. Lonny sees the sale of the painting as validation of his talent and worth as a painter. What he ends up learning is that the actual value of the painting turns out to be secondary to what other feel they can gain from it. The story takes place in San Sa...
  • Berger's Description A Reader
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    Pictures Don't Always Paint a Thousand Words John Berger makes a bold statement in saying ' No other relic or text from the past can offer such a direct testimony about the world which surrounded other people at other times. In this respect images are more precise and richer than literature,' ; (Ways of Reading, 106). This statement is very untrue. Literature has been the focal point of all modern learning... Literature lets the reader feel what the author is thinking, not just see it as you wou...
  • Poem And The Painting
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    Throughout history art has presented itself in many different forms. Two forms of art are poetry and paintings. William C. Carlos' poem "The Dance" paints a picture while Pieter Brueghel's painting "Peasants' Dance" tell a story. The odd thing is that both the poem and the painting have many similarities as well as many notable differences. Tone, image, and imagination show the many similarities and differences between William C. Williams' poem "The Dance" and Pieter Brueghel's painting "Peasant...
  • Adams Painting
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    Art Exhibit The art exhibit was in the Gordon Hightower Library. The exhibit was on Thursday, April 10, 2002 and lasted all day long and is still going on. There were not many paintings, but the two main painters were Marlin Adams and R. Defamore. Adams painted portraits of fruit and people. Defamore painted a series of paintings that were all similar but very different and dark such as "The Victim- Talking Hand and Screaming Heads" and "The Hero-To Tell Or Not To Tell". Deafmore's paintings app...
  • Stain Glass Painting
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    Getty Museum report Getty Center is a place to experience and enjoy art in unique setting that features dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. The Getty Center is surrounded yet slightly removed from the city, evoking both urbanity and peaceful contemplation. It is located at the very high peak of the mountain, which is perfect view of the surrounding area. The Getty center is over two-hill top ridge; stand inside the museum Entrance Hall's cylindrical space-which recal...
  • Monet Painting The Picture
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    impressionism Impressionism originated in Paris, starting in 1870 going to 1890. When impressionism was introduced the artists where just coming from paintings and drawings of photo images and changing to subjects such as a Luncheon of the Boating Party or The Prima Ballerina. The subjects where no longer boring portraits of people but interesting daily objects. The aim of an impressionist was to capture the fleeting vision of joyful everyday scenes by using colour and light in which they create...
  • Stomer's Style Of Painting
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    Over the centuries, picturing religious events in the form of artwork was still very popular and important. However, the way or style in which the events were pictured changed. The cultural production of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries is often described as the baroque period. Among the most noted Italian Baroque painters were Caravaggio and Carracci, whose different styles were both in line with the period. Through copies of their paintings and styles being taught in art schools,...
  • Rosetti's Ecce Ancilla Domini And Lippi's Annunciation
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    Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosetti's Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippi's Annunciation. Both of the artists were influenced by their age. Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882. Lippi's background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent. In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the time led to an emerging new class: that of the banker princes. They lent money to almost a...
  • Rene Magritte Painting
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    MOMA I tossed and turned all night with a horrible cold. I awoke with a feeling of "This is just not going to be my day". I tortured myself with my eyes wide opened, unable to sleep, before I knew, it was time to wake up Majory and begin our journey to the Museum Of Modern Art. As soon as, I walked into the Museum I seem to feel miraculously better. The Museum is a well lit building full of beautiful and tasteful paintings, helicopter, and sculptors. Majory and I proceeded to the second floor, w...
  • Classical Style Picture
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    (1st Q) Poussin's "Holy Family on the Steps (1648) " and Rubens' "Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (c. 1620) ", these two contrasting styles picture influenced to art of the late 18th - early 19th each way. Poussin's "Holy Family on the Steps", this is a classical style picture. The beautiful architecture is placed in the background. The architectures and sculptures are from Roman style. The human figures wear classic clothes with natural color. Sculpture relief is inclined to be a same plane....
  • Real Life The Moon And Stars
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    The painting I have picked is Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night, which was done on oil canvas, in 1889. I'm not really familiar with Van Gogh's work, but this is one piece of work of his that stands out to me. Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night is an excellent painting in which Van Gogh paints a picture that is colorful and descriptive. This painting can be described as puzzling and fascinating. It can signify a variety of moods, objects, and atmosphere. Artwork can be, and was, found around the ...
  • Story Telling Painting Story
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    Story Telling & Painting Story telling has been around for ages. At one time or another everyone has listened to a story or read a story to someone else. Story telling is something that instructs and entertains. For many people it is a simple way of passing time, but this is not the only art form that is used to instruct, entertain, or just pass time. There are many others like painting, basket making, music, drama, and so forth that also instruct. Painting is an art form that can be just as ins...
  • Lappers Painting
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    Ivan Lapper is a world-leading historical reconstruction artist, who has worked with English Heritage as well as The Royal Armories. He drew an interpretation (painting) of the Great Hall, which was published in the Kenilworth Castle guidebook / advertisement booklets. Obviously then people are going to see this picture, and want to see something that will attract them to come to the castle. But where did he get his information? He could have based it on information from other sources or visit t...

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