Compare And Contrast American And European Art

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Some art goes slightly glanced at, seen at the surface level as just art rather than what it is and why it’s like that. Most art even finds itself largely taken for granted, being a large part of our lives. We live in a world made up of and by art, for instance, all around us we see paintings, architecture, sculpture, fashion, and even technology. However what is art really? How did it become such a big part of our lives? And what would our lives be without it? This research is to find out not only the answers to those questions, but to also dive deeper into art and its history. To find out about the history of art in the United States and Europe how they correlate and how they have impacted the society we live in today. There are …show more content…
Europe is known to focus more on its historical background, whereas the United States in art focuses more on expressing their imaginations and overlooking the use of beliefs in their artwork._______. Along with that European and American art tend to get separated by social economics of their societies (CFP: European Art versus American Art ), which is still evident in the modern era. For awhile European artists rejected décor in architecture and kept to very simple designs. The United States on the other hand used creativity and geometry to create unique architecture (Stokstad and Cothern). However although European and American art are different in these ideas their art over most of history looks very similar, this is because they follow the same art movement and close styles that came with different movement. Of art created by these two different places the only true difference that stays throughout all of art history is, that Europe uses art to as symbolism while American art is just seen as creativity there is little symbolism involved …show more content…
In 1637 Europe moved from the Renaissance to the age of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment had the same ideas and excitement as the Renaissance however it focused more with science rather than painting and sculpting. The Enlightenment brought people to start to focus more on how to solve the problems they faced and how to make peace with the faults of life. After the invention of the printing press at the beginning of the Renaissance by Johannes Gutenberg, people were able to spread information further. Although the Bible was the first to be printed by the printing press, the enlightenment saw the creation of the first encyclopedia invented in

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