Modern Painters

Past and Present Meanings
Past and Present Meanings
Past and Present Meanings How could the painter Pieter Bruegel and writer Wislawa Szymborska have anything remotely in common, when the fact is that four hundred years separate their works? A painting by Pieter Bruegel connects these two artists over four hundred years of time. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born sometime between 1525 and 1530. Originally a student of Pieter Coecke van Alost, he was later accepted into the Antwerp painters' guild in 1551. In 1563 he married Coecke's daughter, and
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it's economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was t
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist’s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t
The Chain of Art
The Chain of Art
The Chain of Art Cubism was one of the strongest art movements in the 20th century that gave birth to many other movements such as futurism and suprematism. The Forefathers of this revolutionary way of painting were Pablo Picasso and George Braque. Although it may have seemed to be abstract and geometrical to an untrained eye, cubist art do depict real objects. The shapes are flattened onto canvas so that different sides of each shape can be shown simultaneously from many angles. This new style
Impact Of The Renaissance
Impact Of The Renaissance
Impact Of The Renaissance The impact of the Renaissance on Europe Jacob Burckhardt best describes the renaissance as the prototype of the modern world, for it was the period between the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Italy, when the base of modern civilisation was formed. It was mainly through the revival of ancient learning that new scientific values first began to overthrow traditional religious beliefs. People started to accept a new rational and objective approach to reality and most im
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
DesignersArtists of the Past
DesignersArtists of the Past
Designers/Artists of the Past Assignment Two QUESTION: THE DESIGNERS/ARTISTS OF THE PAST HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY TO US, AS PRACTISING DESINGERS, TODAY. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT? Art and design do coveys various types of communication, for informative purposes and for entertainment value. In order for a creator to produce something creative they must draw from their inner impulses, and the environmental and historical influences around them in order to communicate a language. Thro
Renaissance
Renaissance
Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it's economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was transformed in
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was born in December of 1869 in Le Chateau, France. He began painting in 1891and moved to Paris to study art. Matisse became an accomplished painter, sculptor and graphic designer, and one of the most influential artists of the 1900s. Matisse was known as a Fauvist, an artist whose style emphasized intense color and vigorous brushstrokes. As “King of the Fauves”, Matisse was the epitome of ideal Fauvism. He believed the arrangement of colors was as important as a pain
POVERTY A SUBJECT
POVERTY A SUBJECT
POVERTY A SUBJECT Nearly 60% poor live in our human world. For example, countries like India and other who has thick population and dominated by illiterates and semi- littermates (semi-literate means with less literacy level which deprives them from employment in high tech or medium industries). This category does not fit into high tech industries. For them agricultural, small and cottage industries are most suitable. http://members.tripod.com/~sadashivan_nair/quotpovertyquotasubject/index.html
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM Abstract Expressionism is a radical style of art with which artists outdistance their models, adding full, violent colour, and bold distortion. It was created by artists who felt uneasy expressing themselves with conventional styles of art that could not correctly convey their visions; artists like Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and Willem De Kooning, were all greatly involved in shaping Abstract Expressionism into what it is today. Like many other modern movements, Abstr
Culture and Arts of Argentina
Culture and Arts of Argentina
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nation’s history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Ame
In the poems The Harvest Bow and Aunt Jennifers Tigers the physical ar
In the poems The Harvest Bow and Aunt Jennifers Tigers the physical ar
In the poems “The Harvest Bow” and “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” , the physical artifacts represented in each poem is symbolic of each characters ideal world. The poets do not confine themselves with the restrictions imposed by poetry where ideas are conveyed solely through the utilization of words. The poems utilize a poetic technique, where the use of physical artifacts such as a painting or ornament are used as a means to convey the poets thoughts and opinions with the image provided by these art
Though Vincent van Goghs time on Earth was brief a mere 37 years Dawe
Though Vincent van Goghs time on Earth was brief a mere 37 years Dawe
Though Vincent van Gogh’s time on Earth was brief, a mere 37 years (Dawe 30), he began a new age of art, impressionism. His work has inspired people for more than a century now, but Van Gogh would have never guessed it would. For in his lifetime he sold only one painting, 1885’s The Potato Eaters (Dawe 5). Van Gogh was born into a lower-class family in Groot Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853 (Wallace 8). His birth occurred exactly one year after his brother, also named Vincent van Gogh, wa
POLLOCK PAINTS A PICTURE
POLLOCK PAINTS A PICTURE
POLLOCK PAINTS A PICTURE Far out on Long Island, in the tiny village of Springs, with the ocean as background and in close contact with open, tree-studded fields where cattle graze peacefully, Jackson Pollock lives and paints. With the help of his wife, Lee Krasner- -former Hofmann student and an established painter in her own right-he has remodeled a house purchased there to have chosen, and a short distance away is a barn which has been converted into a studio. It is here that Pollock is engr
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris France on June 7 1848 His
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris France on June 7 1848 His
Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris, France on June 7, 1848. His family were middle class people with a liberal outlook on life. His father, Clovis, was a rising journalist, and his own family were gardeners, and had been for generations. His mother's family was more interesting than his father's however. His mother's family were Peruvian aristocrats, and some of the were quite famous. Gauguin's grandmother was Flora Tristan, a feminist and friend of George Sand's (Goode 32). She as wel
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and its economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock
The Sound of Rock The first Marshall guitar amplifier Thoughts of music stir emotion from the depths of our being. The impact of music is both universal and omnipotent. There is not an era in the history of man where music is not present. Poets, painters, and even political theorists use musical terms such as harmony and rhythm to describe their world. This impact signifies music's importance to man. Each era of history, each stage of man, has its own musical ideas and methods. In modern ti
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on othe
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on othe
Germany had its own unique way of life and it had a big impact on other cultures. One influence Germany had on other cultures was its food. Sausage, baked goods, and beer seem to be the most indigenous food. Most of the sausages can be eaten hot or cold such as the frankfurter. A few of the sausages, such as Bratwurst, must be cooked and a few--Schlachtwurst and Touristenwurst--eaten only when cold. Bratwurst was a pork sausage, usually cooked over an open fire. Schlachtwurst literally means “s
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was called the beg
Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300’s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome in their own literary and philosophic works. The Italian Renaissance overlapped a period called the Middle or Dark Ages. This was a
1 Both Greek and Roman architecture differed in style Greek sculptures
1 Both Greek and Roman architecture differed in style Greek sculptures
1. Both Greek and Roman architecture differed in style. Greek sculptures were mainly statues that represented heroes of that era. They were used to portray the architect's views of the person or place being recreated. When reconstructing the Parthenon, three column styles were used: ionic, Corinthian, and Doric. Greeks also used paint to add a finishing touch to some sculptures. Although some Roman architecture was based on the same style as the Greek models, Romans strived to develop more elab
The impressionist movement which developed chiefly in France during
The impressionist movement which developed chiefly in France during
The impressionist movement, which developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is often considered to mark the beginning of the modern period in art. It began when a group of painters in search of new approaches met together informally in the outskirts of Paris. This group of men formed the basis of a movement which was destined to change the world of painting by the addition of never before seen ranges of color and light. Traditionally, the arts were sponsored and
WORLD HISTORY Change Gathers Steam 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY Change Gathers Steam 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798
Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne When most people think of Paul Cezanne, they think of two words genius and painting. For these two words he is consider by far to be the Father of modern painting. Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. He was to die in the same town in 1906. His life and art work was greatly influenced by this small town in France. He was the son of a shrewd business man, Louis-Auguste Cezanne. As a boy growing up in Aix, Cezanne loved to study Greek and Latin literature. At the age of thirte
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed The most successful or famous artists are not always as happy as successful people are portrayed- living a life of fame, fortune, and glamour. The following examples will show some of the problems that four different artists have suffered in the past century. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived from March 30, 1853 to July 29, 1890. He is now one of the most famous painters in modern art (World Book 306). He only sold one paint
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happened during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it's economy was agriculturally based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During th
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray and The Narcissus The myth of Narcissus is a good illustration of the damage that total self – love can do to a person. There is a misconception about narcissistic people. This confusion is the belief that narcissistic people are in love with themselves, but according to the DSM – lll criteria published in 1989, the narcissus is not in love with himself, but in fact in love with his reflection. This does not mean that a narcissus has no love for others, but
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. He was a leader in the new movement of art in the early 20th century called Surrealism. In 1921 Dali studied at the San Fernando Acadamy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Here he was able to associate and learn from such Spanish modernists as Fedrico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Bundel. He also was influenced by Italian futurists and the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. In his early works, however, Dali gave credit to his own Catalan sense of fa
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452 on his father’s estate in Vinci, Italy. He received his education on the estate until the age of fifteen. Which is when his father had noticed Leonardo’s potential and had decided to send him to be an apprentice to the artist Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. There he studied sculpture and the mechanical arts. This was also when he first developed an interest in anatomy. In 1472 Leonardo was accepted into the painters' guild at Florence, wher
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Michelangelo During the dates 1475-1564 there were many famous painters working all around the world. One of which was Michelangelo. He painted and sculpted many famous items that are still talked about today. Michelangelo led a very buisy life, as of which you will be reading about today. Michelangelo was born in 1475 in a small village of Caprese near Arezzo At the age of 13 michelangelo’s father Ludovico Buonarroti placed michelangelo in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio throug
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci: Leonardo Da Vinci was born was born in the town of Vinci, Italy, in 1452 on April 15, a natural child of ser Piero. Ser Piero was a successful government official, and his mother, Caterina, a peasant girl in service with the family. Leonardo spent his early years on his family’s farm. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Biographies [Paper Title]: Leonardo Da Vinci [Text]: Leonardo Da Vinci was born was born
Cubism
Cubism
Cubism Heather Gugin December 13,1999 Cubism Before the twentieth century, art was recognized as an imitation of nature. Paintings and portraits were made to look as realistic and three-dimensional as possible, as if seen through a window. Artists were painting in the flamboyant fauvism style. French postimpressionist Paul Cézannes flattened still lives, and African sculptures gained in popularity in Western Europe when artists went looking for a new way of showing their ideas and expressing the
Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Neoclassicism and Romanticism The Styles of Jacque-Louis David and Theodore Gericault Art History Project Semester 2 Francis Braun Kathlyn Stevens Due: March 19th/2003 Throughout the history of mankind, human expression has revealed itself in a variety of ways. Different eras have brought about changes in society as well as in art. Varying styles have given way to entire movements in art history. Each movement evolved as a reaction to the ideals of the movement before it. An example of two such
Julia Skyban Valuesdoc
Julia Skyban Valuesdoc
Julia Skyban Values.doc January 10, 2004 Microsoft Word 97 What are the values of the Revolution and how are they portrayed? War, whether it takes place in modern times, in ancient Greece or the eighteenth century, embodies specific values of the cultures that take part in them. The Revolutionary War was no different, and considering it's unique status as the struggle out of which this country was founded, in many ways it became the cornerstone of the values that would later pervade American cu
Romantic painter Francisco De Goya
Romantic painter Francisco De Goya
 The works of Romantic painter Francisco De Goya document not only the personal torment in the artist’s soul but also mirror the torment of his country. His paintings give expression to the two sides of the changes of his time. He depicted the idyll gardens of rococo in self-deceptive serenity as well as the enlightened critical vision in an age of political catastrophes. His aesthetic evolution shows the affect of these times of deep transformations in society. In order to understand the subje