American Art Vs European Art

Good Essays
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…
This success kept Florence the center of the Renaissance for a long period of time and also made them prideful and extremely competitive. The Medici’s’ inspired artists to express themselves and supported them in their work and in learning the classics, as well, many artists went to Florence to train in art and the classics. Niccolo Machiavelli was a Renaissance humanist who wrote The Prince, which Machiavelli wrote for the Medici’s on how they should rule Florence. Although the Medici’s did not pay much attention to him or his book, the book is still seen as an important part of history for its philosophical and political viewpoints that can be seen today in parts of governmental

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    This is a side of a surrealist artist, like Giuseppe, that most people do not see. Artists always have some form of basic, artistic training; Giuseppe’s fundamentals were learned during the Italian Renaissance. During this time, people admired the beauty of Grecian art. Most of the the artwork from the Italian Renaissance mirrored this affection. You would never guess that Giuseppe’s work originated from this era.…

    • 1605 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Leonardo quickly surpassed Andrea 's abilities and started creating his own artwork. In order to be considered the greatest artist, one must have developed and used techniques, and have had many pieces of art showcased for others to view. Leonardo meets these requirements through his many famous paintings and original ideas. Due to the large amount of artists during the renaissance, many people competed to be the best. Despite the praise that Michelangelo has received, Leonardo da Vinci is…

    • 1077 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Michelangelo Buonarroti, also known as "Father and Master of All the Arts", often comes to mind when the Renaissance is the topic of discussion. Michelangelo became wealthy and famous during his lifetime, from growing up with a family in the banking business, to becoming a famous figure in the Renaissance. He was a sculptor, architect, poet, and painter who always strived for perfection in all of his works. Michelangelo contributed to society by supporting the humanist movement during the Renaissance with his artwork. Michelangelo Buonarroti was important to the Renaissance and life would be completely changed if he were not a part of the movements that occurred.…

    • 1120 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Modern interpretations of the early Roman Empire have been heavily influenced by historians throughout the ages, including poets Virgil and Horace. They shaped current interpretations of Ancient Rome and inspired great writers such as Shakespeare to tell the tales of the early Roman Empire. The great poet Virgil (Plubius Vergilius Mano, 76-19 BC) was born in Mantua, northern Italy. His poems are some of the most acclaimed and studied texts from the early Roman Empire and portray many of the ideals and virtues which many people associate with the Roman Empire today. His masterpiece ‘The Aeneid’ lays the moral fabric of an ideal Rome, one which the Emperor Augustus was anxious to revive.…

    • 1164 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Pop Art Analysis

    • 770 Words
    • 4 Pages

    During this time, two prominent artists, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, stepped outside the dominant technique of abstract expressionism. Both of them drew inspiration from Marcel Duchamp who challenged the concept of art through his ready-mades, however, their individual approaches differed. Johns’ technique was to paint or sculpt trivial objects and to make them appear abstract (Osterwold, 85). In contrast to this,…

    • 770 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi , or more commonly known as Donatello(born around 1386 and died in 1466 in Florence), is considered to be one of the Renaissance’s most distinguished Italian artists and sculptors, with his advancements holding a great impact on the Renaissance and the development of art. Donatello’s works were mostly considered as breakthroughs or new discoveries. He was a humanist and a realist, he used more of a realistic approach instead of the gothic style other artists were using. Donatello experimented with medium and method, which led him to discovering new techniques. He also greatly influenced artists of his and modern times.…

    • 912 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Vasari Renaissance

    • 1422 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Though these men were incredible artists, we can’t lose sight of their humanity. Many of the great pieces of art we know today originated by the illustrious artists in Florence during the renaissance. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the statue of David by Michelangelo Buonarotti and the Santa Maria del Fiore designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, are all examples of truly masterful invention that occurred during the renaissance. Vasari, quite intelligently, writes on the artists in a developmental fashion. For the most part he does not follow a distinct chronology of the artist but rather describes how the artist contributed to the overall improvement of design.…

    • 1422 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    He was famous during his life because of all that he pushed himself to be and he only became more famous after death because of the impact that he had already made not only in the world of art but in the entire world where he was talked about. This is why till this day he known as the Renaissance man because he made a new high of classical arts and not to say anyone can do them but anyone can attempt to be as great. Everyone has their own unique skill that they are good at and in that were are geniuses in. Leonardo had many journals were he wrote about things that he thought of drawing or bring them to life by building them that were never published. Yet some of those things are materialized today because some other genius thought of it.…

    • 1374 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    He had a way to manipulate the language in an artistic way that captures the attention of the readers and other literary figures. Shakespeare gains his unique reputation from his fans and his critics over 400 years till now a day. These illustrate the huge effects of his work on new and historical English…

    • 1251 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    While he lived in Essex, he composed many masterpieces, and many say that his Latin Sacred music was unparalleled in quality. Further adding to my point, many say that his music was actually very close in style to Giovanni Luigi da Palestrina, another famous Italian Renaissance composer (“William”). As you may see, there is a similar trend here in the types of music. As the time period was quite religiously centered, especially after a horrid event such as the Plague, many wanted to know that God was with them through difficult times. So, the composers obliged, and created music that met the demand of the people during that time period.…

    • 811 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays