Reflective Essay On Art

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Throughout the being this class I have learned about many artists, their specific genres, and how they contributed to the art society as a whole. Some of the major artists that have made a space in my mind, that I had no knowledge of knowing before are Marcel Duchamp, Jason Pollack, Marina Abramović, and Julian Beveer. These artist are mentioned in the textbook relating them to the type of artwork they do. Nevertheless, I have pick chapters 4.5 Art and Illusion and 4.7 Art and War. Just with the title Art and Illusion made me excited to want to read and learn about the chapter. The combination of Art and Illusion I think do hand in hand perfectly. As well with chapter 4.7 Art and War with most of the artworks in that chapter showing great horrors …show more content…
The chapter focused on the terms and artwork made to fool the eyes of the people looking at them. One of the words used in the chapter is French word Trompe l’ oeil that means “fool the eye” taking two-dimensional artwork look three dimensional. Many Renaissance artworks have an Illusion trick to them like the ceiling painting by Andrea Mantegna called “Detail of central oculus” witch is a fresco. That ceiling painting was made to look like there was more to the top of the building then there was. The illusion of the blue sky shown in the picture is called to be an oculus. As well as the rails around the picture, and the little chubby babies hanging around the top of the rails are part the illusion created in the painting. Another painting in the chapter that completely spoke out as it to be an illusion was the painting called The Bar at the Folies-Bergere made my Edmond Manet. In the painting itself the man in the background is standing in the reflection facing us and the woman in the painting. The illusion that is being created in that part of painting is that the man is supposed to be standing toward the right of the lady facing us, so the reflection in the painting will match up. Another illusion in the painting is the woman body position, and language. The woman facing us is supposed to be leaning toward us, so it can yet match up with the reflection in the …show more content…
Pictures of historical events are sources of information and proof of what happened in the past. Because of those pictures they help explain the reasons for what is happening in the present. Artist and many more of them choose war as a theme for a variety of reasons first to educate us about the realities of conflict, two inspire us through the depiction of heroism, and three to shock us into opposing violence. But along with that being great reasons to have war as your theme, sometimes artist can be biased about it, therefore war and art should be treated with caution. The Night Attack on the Sanjo Palace is a great demonstration of Art and War. The scroll is bird eye’s view of the raid of the night the Minamoto and Fujiwara clan captured Emperor Nijo Japan’s emperor at the time. The huge fire and black showed the great destruction and horror the clan did to the palace and the people of that small town. Looking closer at the scroll, the viewer can see one warrior holding the emperor down, and another cutting of his

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