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  • 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...
  • Lady Meux And Gainsborough's Frances Duncombe
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    Title of Paper: fricke collection Grade Received on Report: B The Fricke Collection Lady Meux vs. Frances Duncombe Donated by the Fricke family is a collection housed on fifth avenue, ranging from sculptures and paintings, to furniture of renowned artists. Paintings in particular, such as, Whistler's, Lady Meux and Gainsborough's, Frances Duncombe, are classic examples of subtle yet provocative feminist portrayals. The initial impact of these illustrations is a combination of the surface imagery...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Romantic Aristocrat From Indonesia Raden Saleh
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    Art: Raden Saleh: the romantic aristocrat from Indonesia Raden Saleh, born into a noble Javanese family in 1807, became a pioneer of modern Indonesian art. Although he was the first Indonesian artist to paint in the Western style, the fact that he expressed individuality and creativity in his work (as opposed to the traditional approach which stressed the reproduction of established forms and styles) showed the way for future Indonesian artists to express their own ideas more freely. The young R...
  • 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...
  • Self Portrait Durer
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    Artist and Humanist, Albrecht Durer is one of the most significant figures in the history f European art outside Italy during the Renaissance (Gowing 195). Portraying the questioning spirit of the Renaissance, Durer's conviction that he must examine and explore his own situation through capturing the very essence of his role as artist and creator, is reflected in the Self-portrait in a Fur Collared Robe (Strieder 10). With the portrait, Durer's highly self-conscious approach to his status as an ...
  • Big Majority Of The Mentioned Artists Paintings
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    Artwork during that Americans did were brought on by the European style of artwork. America eventually warped that style into their own personal style concerning the type of people from different cultures who had settled in America. Spanish and Indian cultures were where folk art came from. They were mainly of church and other religious focused artwork. The painting style from the English was also a hand in the definition of the nation's artwork. Also before cameras were invented an artist would...

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