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  • Nash's Paintings
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    Paul Nash's paintings delt with the Battle of Britain. Mainly from the point of view of the brave R.A.F. pilots, and what they may have seen during thier one on one engagements with the Luftwaffe. Nash also did paintings of the areal battle's as someone on the ground. His hope was to make a painting from someone on the ground as what they may have seen. Unlike the other painters, Nash's paintings were used by R.A.F. officials to help inspire their pilots to fight harder and defeat the Luftwaffe ...
  • Oil Painting
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    African-American Art The exhibit of African-American art, entitled Interludes was a very diverse display of styles and emotions. Many different mediums were used: quilting, water colors, collages, marker, and oil were among the more popular ones seen. Some ofthe works were complete opposites; from the dark and dismal collages done by Benny Andrews to the colorful and vibrant watercolor paintings created by Richard Mayhew, this exhibit showed a wide range of feelings and ideas. When viewing the e...
  • 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...
  • Medieval And Renaissance Time Periods
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    A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras It is amazing how significantly various aspects of society can and will change over a prolonged period of time. Between the time periods of the Medieval era and the Renaissance, one can note numerous significant changes, mainly those pertaining to art and religion. In general, ideals and subjects during the Renaissance became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; Whereas during the R...
  • Importance Of Christ In The Painting
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    The Altarpiece of Saint Peter Modern History I Writing Assignment #1 Art is a window to the past and there is no place other than the many museums of the world where this is more strongly felt. More specifically, it is also seen through Martin de Soria's work, The Altarpiece of Saint Peter, which was completed around 1480. According to the panel near the altarpiece in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the piece is an enormous work of tempera on panel with parchment ground; it is a typical Spanish...
  • Painting Of The Great Flood
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    On the 10th of May 1508 I signed a contract to agree to fulfill Pope Julius " commission on painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I had bad feelings about the whole thing from the day Julius commissioned me to paint instead of sculpt. I am an architect and sculptor not a fresco painter. It is not that I doubt my ability's to complete such a task, but I believe that there are other artists that would be much better suited for the job than I. It is of course an honor to be chosen to paint su...
  • Painting Dali
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    Let us see how the Hallucinogenic Toreador came about. Dali had doubtless talent, which was drawn apo un systematic confusion. For many, trying to make sense of this painting was distinctly unhelpful. Dali made the dates and titles of his work as he had the tales he told about his life. Studies of this painting never came complete. The tones of light in the painting are perfectly placed on each object to show form and three dimensions of light, and contour. Females are lined up facing different ...
  • Cubist Theory Cubism
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    Cubist Theory Cubism began as an intellectual revolt against the artistic expression of previous eras. Among the specific elements abandoned by the cubists were the sensual appeal of paint texture and color, subject matter with emotional charge or mood, the play of light on form, movement, atmosphere, and the illusionism that proceeded from scientifically based perspective. To replace these they employed an analytic system in which the three-dimensional subject (usually still life) was fragmente...
  • People In The Renaissance Painting
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    Comparing Medieval and Rennaisance Paintings In the following essay I shall compare and contrast paintings from the medieval and renaissance period. Medieval paintings were very realistic and precise. The king in the painting is in the middle, and anything painted in the middle is the center of attraction or the important object in the painting. To prove this theory, I looked at the painting and the first thing that caught my eye is the king. The human body is not too detailed but the actions th...
  • Jean Desire Gustave Courbet
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    Gustave Courbet, the RealistLet's first begins with who Jean Desire Gustave Courbet was. Gustave Courbet was a famous French painter. Courbet was born in Ornans, France on June 10th of 1819. Ornans, France is a filled with forests and pasture's perfect for realist paintings. At the age of 14 Courbet was already in art training receiving lessons from Pere Baud a former student of a neo-classical painter named Baron Gros. Courbet's parents hoped he would go off and study law when he moved out in 1...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Water Lily Pond
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    Claude Monet always stood alone; his feet resounding heavily on the solid road that he was determined to follow until the very end. With tiny, dabbing brush strokes his paintings, more often than not exploded in the golden richness of the sun. With Monet a brush stroke, while imprecise, can suggest an infinity of objects that go beyond the instant and eternalize it. Born in Paris on the 14th November 1840, Claude Monet was one of the masters of the style of art known as Impressionism. The name I...
  • Painting As A Picture
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    The oil painting only adds to how the overall feeling of the picture will touch you. This child's stern expression sets the painting apart from other paintings I have seen of children in that era. The girls in 1886 paintings of children appear to be willing and happy in the way they looked in pictures. They smile and wear elaborate bonnets and frilly dresses to support this theory. In, Child in a Straw Hat, the little girl wears a plain, gray pinafore and a large, simple straw hat. Her wrinkly b...
  • Botticelli's Style Of Painting
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    Sandro Botticelli, (1445-1510) was a famous Renaissance ari t. His real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filip epi; his nickname came from Botticelli ("little barrel"), which was either the nickname of his older brother or the name of the goldsmith who first taught him. Botticelli was born in Florence to the tanner Marian no di Vann i and his wife in a small place called Smeralda which is now Borgo Ognissanti No. 28 in Florence. He was one of eight children born to his parents, Botticelli being th...
  • First Painting Velasquez
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    A master of technique, highly individual in style, Velasquez may have had a greater influence on European art than any other painter (Compton's 271-272). Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez painted the truth, with what he saw in reality and nature. Velasquez's life and painting were temedous inspiration for other artists. Velasquez was born and grow-up in Seville, Spain. In his early teens; his parent notice his extroadinary talent in art. Velasquez's parents weren't rich but they managed to ge...
  • Looks Like A Painting With Every Gesture
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    Essay #1 Gesture has played a very crucial role in the development of modern art. The gestures alone can tell us which time period a painting is from. In such paintings like, The Night Cafe and The Scream, gesture shows us what kind of message we should be getting when observing the paintings. The gesture shows us how we are supposed to be feeling, agitated and having a sense of isolation and fear. In many other works of art gesture has played a very important role. It tells us what the artist w...
  • 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...
  • Beauty In The Painting
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    The title of the painting I choose is Birth of Venus. The title helps explain what is going on in the painting. The person looking at the painting knows that the woman in the shell must be Venus. If you do not know the story about Venus then you will not understand the painting. I would not pick a different title for this painting. If I had to, I would title it "Love and Desire". I do not think my title would make a huge impact like "Birth of Venus". The subject matter in the painting is Venus b...
  • Jacques Louis David
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    David, Jacques Louis (1748-1825), was the leading French painter during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. He painted primarily in the neoclassical style, which emphasises solidly modelled forms, realistic details, and balanced composition. Neoclassicists often used subjects from ancient history to make observations about contemporary events. David's famous painting The Oath of the Horatii (1784) reflects neoclassical style and subject matter. David was an active participant in the Fr...

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