A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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  • Dorian Gray Portrait

    Within the delicate brushstrokes of the artist lies an image of vitality and beauty, comprising the portrait of one young and misguided individual. Driven by his desire to fulfill his lustful temptations, he evolves, the man in the frame, into an individual so vile one cannot stand near without inhaling his moral corruption. Physically, the man of the portrait, Dorian Gray, as having sold his soul to retain his current health and beauty, remains ageless and pristine as he continues in the…

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  • Marcel Proust Narrative

    able to reach a deeper level of understanding of the views, ideals, and thoughts they espoused. Three works that exemplify the exploratory form are In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, and The Waves by Virginia Woolf. In charting the formation of an artist, each novel functions as a Künstlerroman, moving through a lifetime using memory. The different type of narrative form in each novel changes the way memory is perceived and understood…

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  • Reflective Essay On The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    In the book Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, an artist by the name of Basil Hallward becomes obsessed with a man named Dorian Gray, whom he meets at a party they both attend. Basil intrigued with Dorian and his looks, decides to paint a portrait of the charming, wealthy, young man. Dorian ends up loving the portrait painted of him, and starts to in-vision himself as the man Basil has depicted of him in the picture. A picture that at the time promises eternal youth and beauty. A friend of…

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  • Essay On Alphonse Promayet

    This paper will discuss the formal aspects, contextual analysis and the museum presentation of the following two paintings. Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan by Rembrandt Van Rijn and Alphonse Promayet by Gustave Courbet. The painting of Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan is created in Dutch in 1633 and it exhibits in gallery 637. The Alphonse Promayet is created in French in 1861 and it exhibits in gallery 809. Both galleries are on the second floor of the metropolitan museum of art. Each…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci: The Most Influential Figure In The Italian Renaissance

    There is only man of his time who was the most influential figure in Italian renaissance. Given the title “Renaissance man” he was the greatest artist in history, a magnificent philosopher, scientist, sculpture, mathematician and engineer. He was widely known as a polymath. This man was born in the Tuscan Hill town of Vinci in the territory known as Florence Italy on April 15th 1452. Leonardo Da Vinci was “born as a illegitamite son of Messer Piero Fruosno di Antonio da Vinci, a Florintine…

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  • Frida Kahlo Essay

    July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico and passed away on July 13 1954 in Coyoacán, Mexico (“Kahlo Bibliography” 1). Frida Kahlo is mostly known today for her outstanding self-portraits. The majority of Frida Kahlo’s best works were self-portraits (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1). Frida Kahlo suffered much pain throughout her lifetime. At a young age she was struck with Polio and then years later she suffers from major injuries from a bus accident (“Kahlo Surrealism” 1). Frida Kahlo started painting during…

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  • Self Loathing In Egon Schiele's Work

    Egon Schiele was 20th century Austrian painter, known mostly for his erotic portraits of women and his tortured self-portraits, but he also did landscape painting and photography. It would be easy to assume that Egon Schiele was conceited and arrogant by looking at his self-portraits, because he would paint himself as a haloed visionary sent on earth to reveal the truth about sexuality (Izenberg 475) or draw erotic portraits of himself. It is, however, the opposite. Above all, Schiele 's work is…

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  • Wyeth's Transcendental Theory

    paintings expresses this theory, but also his thinking. Andrew Wyeth is a best known as a realistic artist of the middle twenteth century. His painting is primarily of the American regionalist style. Andrew Wyeth became a symbol of an era more than just a painter, which caught the true expression of that generation of Americans. He was so popular at that time, even becoming a sold-out exhibition artist because he expressed something that most Americans wanted to do. Very naturally, he became…

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  • Mental Illness In Art Analysis

    contemporary theory for its cause and its place among society. As man progressed from the superstitious dogma on mental illness surrounding the Medieval period, theories and cures towards mental illness increased in their analytic methods, though it certainly took centuries to overcome the stigma surrounding it. Albrecht Dürer’s Melancholia I (Figure 1), William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress: The Madhouse (Figure 2), and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe (Figure 3)…

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  • Individualism And Art: Leonardo Da Vinci And The High Renaissance

    established as the bloom of philosophy, literature, and most importantly art. The renaissance was a movement that originated in Italy in the late 13th and early 14th centuries known and as the “Early Renaissance.” During this time Italian scholars and artists were seen as rebirthing the ethics and success of classical Roman culture; while others sought to restore the languages, values and traditions of Ancient Greece and Rome. During the advancement of the 15th and 16th centuries known as…

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