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  • The Dreamer Painting Analysis

    Spanning the years 1765 to 1769, the French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze painted The Dreamer in oil on canvas. His painting, The Dreamer is a beautiful example of Greuze’s talent in portraying emotion by successfully combining the elements of art which enhance the mood of the image. Greuze creates a well constructed composition through the use of line, color and light to convey the state of being at rest and nearing a peaceful slumber. His use of smooth, flowing lines which curve with the…

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  • Compare And Contrast Starry Night And Vincent Van Gogh

    Deciding which famous artist to write about is a lot like choosing which kid is your favorite, for this assignment, I have chosen Vincent Van Gogh. The paintings I will write about are his “Starry Night” which may be his most well-known and possibly his last painting “Wheatfield with Crows.” I have chosen these paintings because of the importance they represent and the story behind them. In this essay, I will breakdown the paintings, compare and contrast them and give a brief background of the…

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  • The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere Analysis

    “Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere...” (Longfellow par. 1). These words by Longfellow seem to spring into the mind when looking at The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood. Grant Wood’s painting presents an idealized portrayal of a well-known event in American history in a time when when America had lost its luster. Upon first looking at the painting, the eye is drawn immediately to the church that stands in the foreground. The white church…

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  • The American Disconnect: Achieving The American Dream

    The American Disconnect My Great Grandfather, at the age of 15, hopped on a boat from Poland and sailed to New York to escape the Nazi reign. In New York, he swept floors at a barber shop until he made enough money to invest in stocks. He became very wealthy after much hard work, achieving the American Dream, and becoming the epitome of the rags to riches stories that are so inspiring among Americans. Achieving the American Dream is a quintessential desire to native born Americans and…

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  • Eugéne Delacroix Analysis

    Eugéne Delacroix was born on April 26 in Charenton, France in the year of 1798. He lived for 65 years before he died on August 13, 1863. He didn’t grow up with a lot of money and his painting career never paid him a well enough. He also tended to try and push the boundaries in some of his paintings, more so in his religious pieces. He was a romanticism artist. The romanticism style was an emphasis on emotion and drama of the subject that was depicted in the painting. He didn’t start out in the…

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  • The Starry Night Visual Analysis

    The use of line is used widely through one of his most famous pieces, The Starry Night. Referred to as “the visible path of a moving point (Understanding Visual Artforms in Our World, Anderson and Carson, 2014, pg.30)”, line defines every visible object in the night depicted in the painting. In deep examination, I notice that the sky is completely composed of wavy lines. As said in the text, lines are sometimes used to bring out a certain emotion. The swirls and waves of the light around the…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night

    In 1886, Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh moved to Paris, France and was inspired by Japanese artist and other Impressionists whom were also studying Japanese art work. He admired the elegance, bold colors, and striking designs that characterized ukiyo-e prints. van Gogh adopted Japanese influence into his work (known as Japonisme) and it is evident in his most famous work, Starry Night. (http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/508/Starry-Night.html) Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night,…

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  • Who Is Vincent Van Gogh's Japonism Influence Japanese Art?

    of Japanese art and aesthetics on the Western culture. Japonisme is specifically used when referring to the Japanese influence on European art. Japanese art influenced many European artists, including, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Ranson. Ukiyo-e prints reached Europe in the 1800s. In Europe they became a source of inspiration for many impressionist painters. During the 1800s in France, there were exhibitions of Ukiyo-e art and it resulted in the growing popularity of Japanese style art all…

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  • Emily Carr's Big Raven

    In Emily Carr’s oil on canvas painting, Big Raven, the painter designs a breathtaking image of a raven sitting on a hill. Although it is wrong to compare this piece to an Italian or Northern Renaissance painting as they have completely different styles, the lighting and composition used in Big Raven resemble the artwork of that period in respect to having a sense of three-dimensionality and realism. To accomplish such rendering, the use of a consistent light source in the scene is crucial to…

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  • Starry Night And Jackson Pollock's Number One

    Starry Night and Number One Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Jackson Pollock's Number One are two very well known paintings in the art world. Both of these pieces were painted by iconic artists who have impacted the arts, and essentially made it into what society knows it as today. Both Van Gogh and Pollock are admirable artists, especially for breaking the norms of their times with their abstract techniques. Both Starry Night and Number One were created in the 1800-1900’s time frame,…

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