Essay on Art Detective

1163 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 5 Pages
Denise Weinman The arts of the Renaissance era were highly inspired from the new way people were thinking of themselves, their surroundings and their religion.“Renaissance,” defined as “rebirth,” represented European culture from about fourteen hundred to the mid sixteenth century. It is largely credited to the literature and philosophy of Ancient Greece and Rome that inspired new interest in art and sculpture with respect to the individual and with the natural world. Art took a complete shift away from religion as individuals were inspired to understand what it really meant and looked like to be human. Seventeenth century Baroque artwork came about largely from the effort of the papacy to evoke intense emotion in magnifying and …show more content…
This soon gave way to Impressionism, these same artists, amongst others, took to their real life views

2 Weinman of the world and made them into their own “impression” of the subject. Painting had become a majority of the artwork during these times and the artists experimented with colors and light in an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality for the human eye to see. Post- impressionism extended this concept but rejected the style as it was just too restrictive. The artists of realism, amongst others, began to form personal art which reflected the artists’ emotions about a subject. The twentieth century gave way to a variety of style. In the beginning, art focused on three main points with painting and sculpture. These were expressionism, or art that was emotional and concerned with human feelings, abstraction, which concentrated on structure and order, and fantasy, which was personal and concerned with the individual’s imagination. These three forms of art opened the door to a wide variety of types and styles, to a new level of artistic freedom with types including photorealism, op art, pop art, and postmodern art which focused on questioning tradition especially in relation to political, gender, and social issues. Paul Cezanne’s “The Card Players” was a series of five separate oil on canvas paintings, created over the years of 1890 to 1892. Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was born in the southern French town of

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