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  • Vincent Van Gogh's Post-Impressionism In The Late 19th Century

    MacCarthy (1911, pp.8, 9) argued that the Post-Impressionists were far more expressive of emotions than the Impressionists. Post-Impressionism is the group of painters included Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh working in France in the 1880s. Post-Impressionists intended to express beyond the impression which is the main concern of the Impressionists, while subjects of the Impressionists' painting are mainly landscapes or scenes of modern suburban life. Indeed, in the Post-Impressionist paintings, the important thing is the expression of "emotional significance" (McCarthy, 1911, pp.8, 9). Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), one of the Post-Impressionists, is outstanding in terms of expressing his emotions and character in the painting. Especially, his self-portraits are a means of conveying his wild and unstable temperament. He painted over 30 self-portraits between 1886 and 1889 and, particularly, Self-Portrait (1889) was painted just a few months before his death. In Self-Portrait (1889), Van Gogh is wearing a mint green coloured suit instead of the pea jacket he usually wore. In the foreground, the attention is focused on the face. His turquoise eyes looking at a viewer directly, but it looks worried and anxious. Pale turquoise colour and green are dominant in the painting; the background, the clothes he's wearing and the eyes are painted with those colours. On the other hand, the hair and beard are coloured with fiery orange resembling a wheat field of autumn.…

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  • Early 20th Century Romanticism Essay

    The period of early 20th century was the time that the great musical changes were happened. At the end of the 19th century, enormous social and technological change prompted pessimism. By that time, there was a sense that progress could not continue forever. Old ideas and values no longer necessary and romanticism reached its limit in arts. Especially in music, Romanticism seems overextended which means music can no longer be longer, grander, more expressive. Because of this reason, the…

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  • Feminism In Henri Matisse's Bathers By A River

    canvas were damaged because they were missing extremely large patches of paint. However, it was found that these patches were places Matisse experimented with his palette. He dug into the canvas to expose reds and blues that were hidden from earlier pastoral versions under dark greens and blacks. The surface of the painting is scraped, scratched, and repainted.1 Before being examined, the painting was cleaned and curators removed its varnish; then, a microscopic cross section of the paint was…

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  • Woman In An Armchair Picasso Analysis

    The artwork I’ve chosen for this assignment is Pablo Picasso’s 1960 painting, Woman in an Armchair (Jacqueline Roque Picasso). The painting depicts Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Picasso, sitting in an armchair staring at the viewer. In this painting Picasso uses a darker, earthy palette consisting of olive greens, black, beige, white and grey. The painting is done in Picasso’s signature Analytical Cubist style. Picasso uses his unique style to turn a common portrait into something abstract…

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  • Example Of Impressionism In Art

    Outlines: • Impressionism definition • Impressionism abstract • Main points • Characteristic of impressionist painting • Starts • Best impressionist painters Impressionism definition: Impressionism is a style of painting started in the last third of the nineteenth century in France, painting have a tendency to have a little thin brush strokes with an accentuation on exactness over accuracy. It was not only a passing craze but rather has characterized an altogether present day…

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  • Neoclassical Style

    No Expression Vs Outwardly Expressed When you hear the words Baroque and Neoclassical, what comes to mind? If you thought of the words flamboyant vs. simplicity, then you are well on your way to understanding the two styles of art that will be discussed in this paper. Baroque style was known for the realness and emotional ties that go with every painting or sculpture that is made with that style. Meanwhile, Neoclassical style is more on historical viewpoint with a decorative way. The painting,…

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  • Joan Brown Girl Sitting Essay

    The Modern Way of Sitting Joan Brown’s piece titled Girl Sitting 1962 depicts a nude female body in a sitting pose. This colorful piece was made in 1962 and can be found in the Oakland Museum of California. Located on a white wall within a thin black frame that is five by four feet tall, the painting is composed of oil paints on a canvas. The subject is positioned toward the left; therefore, leaving a big empty space on the right. Overall, several factors contribute to deliver an effective…

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  • Sonia Delaunay's Orphism

    Sonia Delaunay and her husband Robert were at the forefront of style and artistic innovation. It was popular at the time, and continues to be to this day, to create art that does not depict the true nature of reality. As the trends of art were in full swing towards cubism, which tended to utilize a more muted color palette, the Delaunay’s wanted to bring back color in their works while still depicting geometric forms. The new movement used to describe the works of the Delaunay’s was called…

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  • Painting Analysis: Madame Charpentier And Her Children

    INTRODUCTION – thesis statement (1 paragraph) This is the Oil on canvas painting that called Madame Charpentier and Her Children in 1878 By Pierre Auguste Renoir. The size is 153.7 X 190.2cm and kept in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. How is ________ the pivotal point towards his successful career as an artist? BODY 1 - Describe piece (1 paragraph) In this painting, there are 3 main character. Which are Madame Charpentier and her daughters. There is a dog on the left bottom corner lying on…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh As A Role Model

    “I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” This is one of many quotes made by Vincent Van Gogh, a famous artist from the 1800’s. He loved to paint, he believed painting and being an artist was his destiny; his calling. But sadly, he developed many mental and a few physical problems while fulfilling his destiny, thus why he lost his mind. But, he was not completely alone when these disorders happened, he had his brother, Theo, to help him. Theo encouraged…

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