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  • Maxfield Parrishs Surreal Illustrations
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    Maxfield Parrish, born Frederick Parrish, was one of the greatest illustrators of his time, ranking among top artists Van Gogh and Paul C zanne. From his day of birth July 25th 1870 in Philadelphia, to the day he died in 1966 at the age of 95 in Cornish, Parrish lived a full wealthy life without many disappointments or sorrows in what was called the Golden Age of Illustration. Parrishs works will be forever remembered as enchanting realistic paintings of fantasy and romance that hung in the home...
  • Images In His Paintings
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    Wassily Kandinsky expressed his inner feelings when painting "Composition IV". " I see his painting, and I react as such. There is a clear blue middle that he seems to draw attention to. This is his focus of the painting. The focus can be defined as the main point of a painting, the area that draws the strongest contrast. When I see his painting, I see someone that is trying to express himself through his mediums. He used oil on canvas for his medium in this painting. There are many other emotio...
  • 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...
  • Rossetti And Ms Siddal
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    Elizabeth Siddal, Pre-Raphaelite model and wife to Gabriel Rossetti, is the source of intrigue for many Victorian researchers. Her mystery began from her vague background as a milliner's assistant. From the start, many stories were told of her discovery and yet few stories were told of her past before that point. A frail young woman, she was addicted to narcotics and suffered from a variety of ailments, from the physical to the mental. Her turbulent relationship with Rossetti was plagued with up...
  • Intellectus Through Realization Of Time Of Time
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    The Great Divorce: The Realization of Leisure The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis suggests that choices made on earth have a consequential effect towards our acceptance into heaven or our plummet into hell. In this book pride manifests itself in a hundred subtle ways as souls whine about perceived injustices or irrational motives. Thankfully, a few tourists do humble themselves, become transformed into marvelously real beings, and remain in heaven. But most don't, about which the great Scottish auth...
  • Turner's Steam Locomotive As An Industrial Image
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    Turner has out-prodi ged almost all former prodigies. He has made a picture with real rain, behind which is real sunshine, and you expect a rainbow every minute. Meanwhile, there comes a train down upon you, really moving at the rate of fifty miles a hour, and which the reader had best make haste to see, lest it should dash out of the picture... as for the manner in which 'Speed' is done, of that the less is said the better, -only it is a positive fact that there is a steam coach going fifty mil...
  • Particular Painting
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    Death of the Virgin Michelangelo Meri si was born in Caravaggio, Italy in 1573. He grew up to be known by the name of his birthplace, Caravaggio, and as an artist. He was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, breaking the rules of previous artists. Carvaggio had spent his childhood in the presence of art, living with a painter for four years before moving to Rome to work as an assistant to other painters. In about 1595, he began to sell his paintings through a dealer, who brought h...
  • Michelangelo's Lack Of Experience With Painting Figures
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    Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel During the Renaissance period, there were many great artistic achievements that were incredible. Michelangelo Buonarroti was one of the most famous personalities from this era. He was an accomplished artist, sculptor, architect, and poet who created many astounding works. Some of his great accomplishments were his sculptures of David and the Pieta. He is probably most remembered for painting the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel in Rome. It has been called the most incr...
  • Only Glimpse Of The River The Viewer
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    In the American wing of the Allentown art museum is a small painting that hits really close to home. It is called the View on the Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk. This is a genre scene that shows a small homestead in the foreground of a landscape of the Lehigh River. It was painted in 1862. View on the Lehigh River shows what life may have been like living along the Lehigh during that time. Critics have said his work "looks as European as it does American" (Gustavus 1). Down the hall in the Europ...
  • Small Town Of Caravaggio
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    There are many Renaissance artists who had a large impact on what was then the future of art. Each of these artists had some-what interesting lives. Although many artists of the Renaissance time had interesting lives, Michelangelo Merisi, who was called Caravaggio, had the most interesting and turbulent life. Caravaggio, was born in Milan in during the late summer or early autumn of 1571. His parents, Fermo Merisi, and Lucia Aratori, had been married on January 14 of that same year. He was the f...
  • Case Of The Madonna Of The Candelabra
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    Raphael: The Madonna of the Candelabra During the Italian Renaissance Raphael was one of the most influential artists. He painted many brilliant pieces, mastering the use of depth, perspective, and the use of shadow and light. Throughout his life, Raphael used the Madonna as a reoccurring subject in his work. One example of this subject is the Madonna of the Candelabra. This dark shadowy portrayal exemplifies the pure and humanistic ideals of the Madonna that made Raphael's versions so well know...
  • Holland During The Seventeenth Century
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    The Baroque is a style of art that embraces both formal and theatrical themes. It is a style that attempts to capture strong emotions from the viewer. Whether it is the striking contrast of light and dark, the strong diagonals used, or the story being told, Baroque has a way with the viewer where every emotion is heightened and pulled to the fullest. However, although the concept of Baroque pieces are generally similar, in Holland and Italy there are striking dissimilarities due to economical, p...
  • Later Poussins Painting
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    Nicolas Poussin 1594-1665 Pictori philosopho (Blunt, 3), Painter-philosopher was a name given to Nicolas Poussin by Serous d Agincourt in 1782. Agincourt later found out that the name Pictori philosopho had already been given to the German artist Anton Raphael Meng as. Nicolas Poussin was born in 1594 in the town of Les Andelys on the Seine. He came from a nobel family that was ruined by religious wars according to Giovanni Pietro Bellori. No actual proof of this has been established his father ...
  • Great Philosophers In The Fresco
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    School of Athens Raffaello Santi Raphael's school of Athens is located in the Vatican, Rome. This fresco was painted along with three other fresco in the papal apartments. When Raphael went to Rome in 1508 he was commissioned to work for Pope Julius II. He was to paint the four branches of knowledge: Religion (the Dispute), Philosophy (the School of Athens), Poetry (Parnassus, home of the Muses), and Law (the Cardinal Virtues under Justice). His most outstanding work in the papal apartments was ...
  • Georgia O'keeffe
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    "Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers... Well, I made you ...
  • Plant Life In The Painting
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    There is a series of interesting paintings called "The Voyage of Life" by Thomas Cole at Munson Williams Proctor Institute. These paintings contain a great deal of symbolism and, in my opinion, are a perfect example of the communication theory of semiotics. Semiotics is best described as "anything that can stand for something else" (A First Look at Communication Theory by Em Griffin, page 355). In other words, an object or image can be one thing, but it can also stand for something else. For exa...
  • Pieces At The Other Museums
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    On April 7, 2002, I visited the Menil Collection, the Cy Twombly Gallery, and Richmond Hall. I arrived at the Menil Collection at around 2: 00 pm and stayed until approximately 4: 45 pm visiting the three collections. As I drove to the museums, I was challenged with normal Houston traffic clutters, but nothing out of the ordinary. The weather was musty, full of humidity in the air with light sprinkling rain, and it seemed that it was about to start pouring outside but never did during my visit t...

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