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  • Bacons Paintings
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    Francis Bacon (1909-92) Beginning on the early 1950's, despite the dominance of Abstract Expressionism in both the United States and Europe, there were recurring waves of insistence on a return to the figure, a new naturalism of naturalistic fantasy. Crucial to the new figuration were Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet. The only other figurative Expressionist powerful enough to be compared with Giacometti and Dubuffet were British. Chief among these was the Irish-born Francis Bacon, one of the...
  • Sherman's Untitled 225
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    Terror and mockery come together in the portraits of Cindy Sherman on display at the Crocker Art Museum. Walking into the large, dimly lit ballroom, one may begin to feel a slight sense of trepidation as the viewer looks around to find nine sets of beady eyes watching one's every move. Sherman produced her History Portraits during the late eighties and early nineties, nine of which are displayed at the museum. In her portraits she uses lush fabrics, lavish jewelry, and false body parts to decora...
  • The Painted Portrait Of Aristotle As Rembrandt
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    Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, Rembrandt (1653). View the work online Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is such a universal artist that we tend not to place him in a school or fashion, but the movement that makes most sense of his themes and radical innovations is the Baroque - the theatrical, emotive art and architecture that swept Europe in the 17th century. Rembrandt, born in Leiden but from 1632 onwards dominating the art world of Amsterdam, rejected the patient naturalism of Dutch art...
  • Chuck's Portraits
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    I don't really have a favorite artist, but the one artist that I have always had a little interest in is Chuck Close. He is truly a talented artist, whose remarkable career has extended beyond his completed works of art. Chuck Close started painting at the age of six and has never stopped. Growing up, Chuck had a learning disability, and in the 1940's, most educators didn't know about LD's or Dyslexia. Most student's who had Chuck's trouble reading, spelling, concentrating, or paying attention w...
  • Focus Of The Painting
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    "Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn " By Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1843 Franz Xaver Winterhalter was born of peasant stock, in Mensenschwad, a small village in Germany's Black Forest. His early training, as an apprentice in a studio in Freiburg, began when he was thirteen. He learned engraving and he supported himself as a lithographer, while he studied painting in Munich (nga, par. 1). Even though he is known to be an academic painter, this seems to be a contradiction, as Webster's Di...
  • Cezanne's Portrait The Color
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    What's in a Portrait? What's in a portrait? Is it simply just a photographic image of a person only done in oil paints, or is there much more to it? Is a portrait a way of peeling away the layers of a person and visually representing who they really are? Gericault's Monomania: Portrait of an Excessively Jealous Woman and Cezanne's Madame Cezanne in the Conservatory are both portraits of women. Even though these paintings are portraits of women they are completely different portraits. These are n...
  • 2002 Leonardo Da Vinci Da Vinci
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    Kim 1 Paul KimArtDr. RohrsApril 8, 2002 Leonardo da Vinci Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452, and died May 2, 1519. He would wear pink to make his complexion look fresher. Leonardo never attended public school. He was raised by his single father (web). In the mid-1460's the family settled in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence, the intellectual and artistic center of Italy, could offer. In Verrocchio's Baptism of Christ (web). Leonardo had no interest in women; he s...
  • Vel's Religious Paintings
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    Spanish painter, the country's greatest baroque artist, who, with Francisco de Goya and El Greco, forms the great triumvirate of Spanish painting. Vel' was born in Seville on June 6, 1599, the oldest of six children; both his parents were from the minor nobility. Between 1611 and 1617 the young Vel' worked as an apprentice to Francisco Pacheco, a Sevillian Mannerist painter who became Vel's father-in-law. During his student years Vel' absorbed the most popular contemporaneous styles of painting,...
  • Model In The Portrait
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    A Celebration of Healing is Atlanta artist Sal Brownfield's paintings of lives touched by breast cancer. The works are not portraits destined for hallways of ancestors or painted to match a green sofa. They are symbols of healing. They are symbols of survival. They are symbols of courage. Each painting is a bold collaboration in which the subject matter is reflected on the model in the portrait. The paintings also shows a transition from chaos to calmness and maybe even from illness to healing. ...
  • Dorian
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    Main characters: Dorian Gray- 20 years old at the beginning of the book and around 40 at the end. A very handsome young man. he stays young because he sold his soul to the devil. Lord Henry Wotton- An intelligent man who has a theory for every- thing. He has alot of influence on Dorian. Basil Hall ward- An artist, painter. He gets his inspiration from Dorian. He worships Dorian. He gets killed by Dorian later on. Theme- The moral corruption of a young man who enters into a pact with the devil in...
  • Van Eyck In The Painting
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    Jan van Eycks Arnolfini Portrait An essay written by a renowned art historian, Erwin Panofsky, discusses the controversy over a famous painting. The disputation was over the identification of the two people portrayed in the painting. The painting was a portrait thought to be Giovanni Arno fili and his wife, and the artist was Jan van Eyck. Panofsky wrote this essay to prove that this painting found in 1815, which he refers to as the London portrait, is identical to a picture which was once acqui...
  • Artists On Holbein's Work
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    Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543) During the end of the fifteenth century and at the beginning of the sixteenth century lived one of the greatest portrait artists of all time. His name is Hans Holbein and was part of what is called the Northern Renaissance. He was born into a family of artists with his father, uncle, and older brother all artists. Hans Holbein is referred to as the younger because his father's name is also Hans Holbein, and he is referred to as the elder. Holbein the young...
  • Muriel's Painting
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    The Best Things Recently, there has been a television commercial that has the saying "there are some things money can't buy". The story "The Practical Heart" by Allan Gurganus could be used for this ad. It is about a wealthy family who is forced into poverty when they visit America. Her family heritage, the way in which she gets the painting, and the painting itself are all factors in Muriel restoring her family dignity. Muriel's family heritage is a factor because without it dignity is not ther...
  • Objects In The Painting Vs Holbein
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    vs. Hans Holbein b. 1497-1543 vs. Born in Augsburg, Germany. Received his training from his father. vs. German painter and designer, one of the greatest portrait painters vs. 1514- moved to Basle, he was employed as a designer for printmakers. vs. 1514-1519- worked with his father designing a home. vs. He remained in Basle until 1526-during that time he became the leading painter in Basle. vs. Earned a major commission decorating the Town Hall with scenes from classical history. vs. 1523-1526- h...
  • Studied Self Portraits
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    Since the fifteenth century and the advent of the mirror artists have modeled for themselves in their own works of art. Whether it is an in-depth exploration of the artist's own psyche or simply because as a model, the artist is clearly the cheapest and most available. Whatever the reason, nearly every artist, in every medium from painters to sculptors have attempted this exploration of self. With this research, I'd like to explore the 3 different artists and their self-portraits in an attempt t...
  • Portrait Of Willie Gee
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    Robert Henri an American painter and art educator was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1865. He was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris. In 1891 he began to paint and teach in Philadelphia, where he met the painters John Sloan, William Glac kens and George Luke. He inspired them to paint American life with vigorous dramatic realism. The Group moved to New York City, they joined other painters to form the Eight or the so-cal...
  • Very Different Painting
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    Frieda Khalo was born in Mexico in 1910. She is known as one of the most important 20th Century painters, and in 1983 her work was declared the property of the Mexican State. Although born in Mexico, Khalo is of mixed race, as her father was a German photographer, and her mother was a Mexican but of Indian extraction. I find this intriguing as when I see her face it has an unusual combination of two different nationalities. There were two events in Frida Khalo's life that was of crucial importan...
  • Portrait Of A Young Man
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    A Portrait of a Young Man. 2 Portrait of a Young Man was painted by Angola Bronzino between the years of 1503-1572. The portrait is 37 5/8 by 29? inches and is an oil on wood (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999). I picked this painting because of the self assurance, at first glance, of the young man that is depicted. This appealed to me because it reflected my own attitude. After studying the portrait for a considerable amount of time I began to see possible sadness or self-doubt in the young mans...
  • Alice Neel's 1978 Margaret Evans Pregnant
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    An Alice Neel ALICE NEEL An exhibition of portraits of the family by Alice Neel, one of the finest painters of her generation, is at the Norton Museum of Art February 14 through March 29, 1998. Both critics and the subjects of her paintings have written of Neel's ability to portray the dynamics of relationships. Kinship's focuses on particular family relationships: siblings, domestic pairs, parents and children, and members of her own family. The exhibition was organized by the Tacoma Art Museum...
  • Portraits Of A Married Couple Van Eyck
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    Jan van Eyck was? one of the greatest and most influential Flemish painters of altarpieces and portraits of the 1400's? (Hayes). van Eyck's paintings often include objects with hidden symbolic meaning. There are several different interpretations of the symbolic meaning concerning his portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his second bride often referred to as? The Arnolfini Marriage? Marriage is a sacred union between man and woman. A wedding is one of the most important events in a woman's life. Of...

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