Nazi Art

Many people know that Adolph Hitler was an artist in his youth as an Austrian, but just how much art played a role in the National Socialist Germany seems to get underrated in the history books. Just as a racial war was waged against the Jewish population and the military fought the French and the … Read more

Humanities Through the Arts

I found the Giotta, Madonna Enthroned painting to be the most interesting because the power and love the painting displays. The personal values in this particular painting, such as the colors caught my eye because; the colors in this painting are almost bronzed. To me bronzed shows heroism. A very rich colored painting with the … Read more

Cindy Sherman

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 … Read more

Could I be an artist

I always thought I had some flare for the arts. I’ve always been considered a creative person. I decided to put my creativity to a different use, however. I opted for a career in helping others get the most out of their careers. Tonight will be my testimony to helping the real artists get recognized. … Read more

Vanitas – style of painting

Vanitas, found in many recent pieces, is a style of painting begun in the 17th Century by Dutch artists. Artists involved in this movement include Pieter Claesz, Domenico Fetti and Bernardo Strozzi . Using still-life as their milieu, those artists and others like them provide the viewer with ideas regarding the brevity of life. The … Read more

Art History and Appreciation

Art criticism should be studied, to better your conversation aswell as your understanding of art. Not, to make yourself seem smarter, but to enable yourself to broaden your horizons. When criticizing artwork there are four basic steps to follow. Description, explain what you see, for example a 4by12 piece using oils of a woman dancing … Read more

How Raphael Personifies The Renaissance

While we may term other works paintings. Those of Raphael are living things; the flesh palpitates, the breath comes and goes, every organ lives, life pulses everywhere (Vasari, Web Museum 1) On April 6, 1483, in Urbino, Italy, a man of a new age came into the world, Raphael Sanzio. Starting in his most formable … Read more

Picasso’s art

Picasso was recognized as an artistic prodigy at an early age. These works illustrate his technical capability at that stage of his career. However, he was not satisfied with the limited possibilities in such a traditional mode of representation. His constant, incessant striving for new means of expression is the primary lesson of Picasso’s art. … Read more

Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin

Someone has crafted a dense, human-size spider web in a 17th-century baroque chapel. At the center of the swarming thread, a longhaired woman lies in a hospital bed, sheet to her chin. Silence, light filtering from stained glass, and her stillness trapped in the maze reminds the viewer of some old dada wisdom — any … Read more

The Pre-Raphaelites

In 1849, Dante Gabriel Rossetti showed his very first oil painting during the first exhibition season after the formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, alongside Millais’ Isabella and William Holman Hunt’s Rienzi Vowing to Obtain Justice for the Death of His Young Brother. While the group was short lived and never formed an official mission statement, … Read more

Art History Paper

Examine the effects of formal elements throughout Madame Racier and Pauline Brothers as Venus. Throughout this essay I will discuss the different use of media, color and form at different levels of comparison and effect of their formal elements. The two artworks I shall use are Madame Racier (1800) by Jacques-Louis David and Pauline Brothers … Read more

History of Western Art Ii

History of Art Final Paper I think the most important part of art Is understanding how styles developed over the years and what Influenced those developments. Some art movements develop based on political context, while others are created as a contrast to the current popular art movement. From a historical standpoint, I feel that portraiture … Read more

Art History

How does Ernst Cambric define style and how might we understand the relationship between an object’s style and the time and place in which it was created? Ernst Cambric defines style as “any distinctive, and therefore recognizable, way in which an act is performed or an artifact made or ought to be performed and made. … Read more

Art History Final Term Notes

W. Said, post-colonial studies / Odalisque: exotic, erotic subjects like the harem girl(Turkish word); reddening or recumbent,female nude; recurrent figure throughout Western Art/ Die Burke-The Bridge: 1905-Ernst coding kerchief (dissolved in 1913); earliest German group to seize the avian-garden spirit; means “bridge”-members believed their work would be a bridge to the future; artists lived and … Read more

Art history reading response

This is an essay that introduces a new perspective to us to decode ancient visual arts. The author reminds us that there are other ways of decoding visual figures alongside the “Bagley method” so we need to undermine stereotypes in our minds in appreciating ancient Greek vases. Let’s first talk about “Beagle’s method”. The basic … Read more

Art History Analysis

The angels in heaven are also looking to God to honor this great and historic event. The heavens seem to open up for everyone to view this symbol of man’s connection to God. The dove and the pouring of water over Chrism’s head serve as a focal area in the artwork. El Grocer’s art displays … Read more

Art History: Mask of Agamemnon

Trail are two archeologist who challenge the authenticity of the mask. They have come up with arguments that try to prove the mask is a forgery. Some scholars claim that their arguments are not valid and lack scholarly reasoning to support their arguments. Some scholars believe that the mask is a mixture of different styles … Read more

Art History Final

They have manipulated our opinion, reactions, and even likeness of art. They defined who the great artists are and through their judgments they have even cited the value of art. But unfortunately for them, post-modern art has dethroned critics with the use of humor, wit, and scale of impact in their art. Post-modern art rejects … Read more

Art History

My first assumption was that he was robbery some kooky old fart that was way out there if he was making contemporary art at eighty-one years old. Considering myself a neophyte in the world or art, I did not recognize many of Balderdash’s pieces to be interesting or even eye catching save for a few … Read more

Art history

Jackson Pollock was the leader of the New York School or the Abstract Expressionists in the sass’s through the sass’s. His art, and other art of the New York School, continued the natural evolution of art that began with the Surrealists, opening a new era in American art. Impotent was the first know architect that … Read more

Art History key terms

Symbolic object or objects that identify a particular deity, saint, or personification in art Ceramics- Wares made of baked clay Corbel vault- Dolmen- Prehistoric sculpture made up of or more large stones supporting a large, flat, horizontal slabs Capstones- The final topmost stone in corbel arch or vault which joins the sides and completes the … Read more

Contemporary Art History Notes

What part is new? Found object A “street” and “store front” in a new venue He is not creating, these are things are found and are to be viewed as art because of how they are paired. Cardboard burnt and disheveled. Demonstrating a store front, view from street. No single focus. Similar to happening dada … Read more

Intro to Art History Final

The two paintings capture a fleeting moment over a landscape, but one is realistic while the other contains a dreamy quality. Turners painting exhibits a group of boats in the center with buildings on both sides while Signal’s painting displays groups of boats on the sides with the Notre Dame-De-la-Garden in the center background. Although … Read more

Art History: Mona Lisa

Analysis The Mona Lisa is a portrait of a woman sitting with hands crossed and staring at the viewer with slight smile. The relaxed, three-quarter pose is different from the stiff, profile portraits that were the normal at this time. The woman sits very upright with her arms folded, which is also a sign of … Read more