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  • Painting By Leonardo
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    Leonardo Da Vinci Dustin Jackson November 17, 1999 Mr. Teal Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famous complex artist of the Renaissance and perhaps all time. But what many people dont know is that he wasnt just a genius in art he also excelled in sculpting, architecture and he was also an inventor. Leonardo was born in a small stone house on April 15, 1452. Leonardo started off interesting from the way he was conceived to what happened to his grave after he died. He was born an illegitimate ...
  • Milan And Florence
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    Leonardo da Vinci It started long ago as a little boy. I discovered I had many unique talents. I was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence of Italy in the year 1452. I was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. When we moved to Florence, in the mid-1460's, I was given a wonderful education. I was a fine musician and improviser. But in 1466, I began painting. Painting became one of my beloved hobbies and it started to become my life. Andrea del Verrocchio...
  • Leonardo's First Milanese Painting
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    Painter, sculptor, inventor. Born April 15, 1452 near the village of Vinci, Italy. He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero da Vinci, a prominent notary of Florence, who had no other children until much later. Ser Piero raised his son himself, a common practice at the time, arranging for Leonardo's mother to marry a villager. When Leonardo was 15, his father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading artist of Florence and a characteristic talent of the early Renaissance. A sculptor, ...
  • Time Courbet's Painting Style
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    Gustave Courbet was born in 1819 to a farming family in Organs, France. He was on his way in 1841 to Paris to study law. He than changed his mind and began studying art and painting. He learned to paint by copying pieces of master artists. Courbet started and dominated the French movement toward realism. This was a different type of art to many. The viewers were used to seeing pretty pictures that made life look better than it was. Courbet on the other hand portrayed real life, ordinary people a...
  • Simple Painting And Drawing Programs
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    GRAPHICS SOFTWARE Graphics are pictures, still and moving, such as illustrations, photographs, animations, and films. In 1963, Ivan Sutherland, a graduate student at MIT, created the first graphics program for small computers. Sutherland's Sketchpad, which ran on a minicomputer and used a light pen to draw lines on a screen, was the first of a long line of graphics software programs that have revolutionized commercial and, to some extent, noncommercial illustration and design. Early Painting and...
  • Seurat's Final Painting
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    Georges Seurat Georges Seurat was born on December 2, 1859, in Paris, France. He loved to draw as a young child while his mother, Ernestine Faire, raise him and his siblings. They lived in Paris and his father, Antoine-Chrisostome, spent most of his time in a cottage in Le Rainy. In 1875, when Seurat was only sixteen he began taking a course with a sculptor, Justin Le quien. Several years later, Seurat studied with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts. During the next two years, he came upo...
  • 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...
  • Jackson Pollock
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    Jackson Pollack was a complex man who brought many things into the forefront of impressionism. Although he led a very short life of 44 years he was known as one of the pioneers of abstract impressionism. His abstract painting techniques and unhealthy psychological being made him very sought after, studied and critiqued. Within his complexity came out a brilliant artist that was widely considered the most influential painter of the 20th century. Pollacks first documented adventure into the art wo...
  • Menzels Realism Fried
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    Even that stupendous mass of material (how were the drawings displayed?) might not have satisfied Michael Frieds appetite for Menzel. Fried has written a mettlesome book that ranges all over the oeuvre. After Realism, Writing, Disfiguration: On Thomas Eakins and Stephen Crane (1987) and Courbet's Realism (1990), Fried completes a trilogy on his three great realists, by which he means that all three were intensely bodily painters. Menzel in particular created highly convincing fictions of embodim...
  • Paintings Of One's Own Time
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    Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 to a tailor and dressmaker. He attended a Christian Brother's School where he was taught the rudiments of drawing. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to a firm of porcelain painters, Levy Frees et Compagnie, whose workshops were near the Louvre. At the same time, he took drawing lessons from the sculptor Callouette. After serving his apprenticeship as a porcelain painter, he worked for a M. Gilbert, a manufacturer of blinds. In 1860 he became a student of ...
  • Fascination Of Movements And Gestures
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    Style is a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or form of construction or execution in any art or work. The style utilize by an artist can be seen through his or her art piece. By studying and copying the works of old masters of the Renaissance, Edgar Degas believes that it is beneficial in striving to become a perfectionist. He had a unique style that would cause him to stand out from the other impressionists. The fascination of movements and gestures, the influenced by Japanese pri...
  • Leonardo's Legacy Paintings And Sculptures
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    The term Renaissance man was coined to describe the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. He was a man of so many accomplishments in so many areas of human endeavor that his like has rarely been seen in human history. Casual patrons of the arts know him as the painter of 'La Gioconda', more commonly called the 'Mona Lisa', and of the exquisite 'Last Supper', painted on the wall of the dining hall in the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. These paintings alone would have assured him en...

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