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  • Roads And Highways
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    Because roads, streets, highways, boulevards, and freeways are an everyday part of our life, they understandably are part of our art. In the foreground or the background, they secure our art to reality, serve as symbols, or twist and turn in ways never dreamed by the imagination. Raymond Neher used roads and highways as his subject in many of his paintings. He began painting for his own benefit, because he "Enjoyed putting brush to canvas". Raymond George Neher was born in Orange, New Jersey on ...
  • Caravaggios Head
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    Stephanie Jacobs Art history 415 A Julie Plan 11/13/00 Rough Draft Caravaggio Michelangelo Mers i was born at Caravaggio in Lombardy on September 28, 1573. His childhood was lived in a quite atmosphere in the small town located between Brescia and Milan. Caravaggio became orphaned at a very young age, and coincidentally was sent to Milan to study painting. This is where his career started. During the Eighteen years between his arrival in Rome and his death, Caravaggio enjoyed the pleasures of be...
  • Close's Work
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    Chuck Close (born 1940) is an American photorealist specializing in close-up portraits and self-portraits. Close is one of the very few modern realists or photo realists who focus on the human face. In 1988, in mid-career, Close was paralyzed due to a blood clot in his spinal column. He regained partial use of his arms, and was able to return to painting after developing techniques which allowed him to work from a wheelchair. All of Closes works are based on photographs he takes himself. Close a...
  • Emphasis On The Body Saint John
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    I was orphaned at the age of 11 and subsequently spent four years as apprentice to Simone Peterzano in Milan before going to Rome in 1593, where I was employed my the Mannerist painter Giuseppe Cesar i, for whom I painted fruit and flower pieces. My years with Giuseppe allowed me to develop my style as a realist and, I attempted to paint what was actually there in front of me, not what someone thought should be there. Its like I've said before, "It takes as much hard work to do flowers as it doe...
  • Velazquez Painting
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    EXTERNAL HISTORY: . Considered along with LAS MENIN AS to be one of the most important masterpieces of DIEGO DE VELAZQUEZ, as if final peri do, this scene despite Minerra's dispute with Arachne over weaving abilities. Traditionally considered to represent women working at the tapestry workshop of Santa Is able but it now proved that it is mythological subject. It was probably painted around 1657. The title of 'THE SPINNERS', as it is popularly known, is a later invention and seems to have been i...
  • Human Essence And Emotions Of His Subjects
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    To The Age Its Art, 1870-1920 Dada is the artistic and literary movement reflecting a widespread nihilistic protest against all aspects of Western culture in the late 19th century. In their efforts to express the negation of all-current aesthetic and social values, the Dadaists frequently used artistic methods that were deliberately incomprehensible. Although the Dadaists employed revolutionary techniques, their revolt against standards was based values on a profound belief, stemming from the ro...
  • Representative Of Degas Tendency For Distortion
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    Degas: Double Images and Distortion Upon first impression one might see a nude as merely the representation of sexual desire. This is true in the instance of the Venus Anadyomne painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (plate 1), a typical representation of the nude in the mid-to-late 1800's. However, in the case of Edgar Degas, whose nudes are often sensually portrayed, the sexual nature of the nude is not the only message of the painting. Carol M. Armstrong said, the female nude has been linke...
  • Part Of Botticellis Classical And Religious Paintings
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    Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro Mariano Filip epi, was the son of a tanner. He was born in Florence around 1445 and showed a talent for painting at a very early age. Botticelli was first apprenticed under a goldsmith named Sandro, from whom it is believed he derived his nickname. At the age of sixteen, he served an apprenticeship with the painter Fra Filippo Lippi (Durant, 1953). From Lippi he learned to create the effect of transparency, to draw outlines, and to give his pictures fluidity an...
  • Leonardo To Verrocchio's Baptism Of Christ C
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    Leonardo Da Vinci The life and work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci have proved endlessly fascinating for later generations. What most impresses people today, perhaps, is the immense scope of his achievement. In the past, however, he was admired chiefly for his art and art theory. "Leonardo's equally impressive contribution to science is a modern rediscovery, having been preserved in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known only in the 20th centur...
  • Mounts Paintings
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    A narrative or genre tradition of depicting everyday experiences began in the Jacksonian era when artists like John Quid or matched imagery to Washington Irving's History of New York or when William Sidney Mount committed the rural life of Long Island to canvas or when Lilly Martin Spencer explored images of her own household. (Frisbee) An expanded audience for landscape, genre, and another relatively new Jacksonian subject, the still life, came with the mid-century explosion of magazines, newsp...
  • Good Example Of A Post Impressionist Painting
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    The age of Modernism is from 1863-1963. In modernism the artist rejected the traditional forms of expression and created a knew one. this meant that they were no longer looking and using the long standing European ways though. The new work produced in that era was modern. This new way of thought included streamlined, neat and forward looking design. Another aspect of the modern way was that some artist made emotional and very expressive paintings where the brushstrokes were visible and had the s...
  • Paintings And Plays
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    Literature is a wide area, in which great names are found. With these names come great stories, and with the stories come great characters, which make us reflect their actions, sometimes even over our lives. Authors might not have the intention to influence other artists at first, but art is universal, and even paintings and plays can be related. One of the greatest names of literature ever, Shakespeare, influenced artists of different areas, one of which is painting. Painters tried to immobiliz...
  • Urban Scene Paintings
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    Have you ever seen a painting of two fighters going at it hot and heavy on a stag night If you have, then chances are that you have just seen a painting of George Bellowss from Tom Sharkeys Athletic Club in New York City. Prizefights were among some of his favorite subjects, although he only did few paintings of them. George Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter in the 20th century. He was thought of as an artist of the Ashcan school, although he wasnt one of The Eight, which included G...
  • Degas's Subject Matter
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    Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born on July 19, 1834, at 8 rue Saint-George's in Paris. His father, Auguste, a banker, was French, and his mother, C le stine, an American from New Orleans. The family name "Degas" had been changed to "De Gas" by some family members in Naples and France in order to sound more aristocratic; the preposition indicated a name derived from land holdings. Degas went back to using the original spelling sometime after 1870, and that is how we spell his name today. He wa...
  • 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...
  • Turner's Imagination
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    Joseph Mallory William Turner was born in the area of Covent garden in 1775 and from an early age he exhibited incredible talent with the brush which spurred his parents to send him to study art at the Royal Academy. Here he was appraised by such luminaries as Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Hardwick with the latter encouraging him to take up paining instead of architecture. Joseph Turner is seen as one of the finest painters of his generation although at the time he was quite misunderstood. His work...
  • First Viewed Audrey Flack
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    Audrey Flack Audrey Flack, born in 1931 in New York City, grew up knowing as a child she wanted to be an artist. Although Flack's family did not share her enthusiasm for her dream, she attended the HighSchool of Music and Art in New York. Here her promising future a san artist was beginning to unfold, and she received the St. Gardens medal. Upon graduating from Cooper Union as the top student, Josef Albers lobbied and persuaded her to attend Yaleuniversity's fine arts program. In 1952 from Yale ...

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