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    majority of his paintings hold a mystery that is not the easiest to solve but is pleasing to the human eye. A painting of his that I personally saw at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas was an oil on canvas painting called The Invisible World. The Invisible World was completed in 1954, thirteen years before Magritte died. The very first thing that anybody sees the moment they look at the painting is a massive gray boulder sitting strangely on a wooden floor. The remainder of the painting…

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    Modern Art Analysis

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    Merging the Traditional and the Modern Introduction Throughout the history of art, a variety of artists made contributions in expanding the definition of art. Some dedicated their energy in a restrained way as a personal practice, some devoted their energy into fiercely challenging the society’s current aesthetic conventions. The two artists I am going to discuss in this essay are Marcel Duchamp and Gerhard Richter. Even though they lived in different time periods, they are both influential to…

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    any other artwork at the time, this specific painting became known as a reputable piece because of the artist’s ability to capture a specific moment in time, lasting merely a second, and turn it into a magnificent work of art. Through the use of color, detailing, and viewpoint, Bellows was able to create a painting that depicts the unique, roaring atmosphere of a vigorous prize fighting match. The use of distinctive elements and details within the painting illustrates the emotion and tone the…

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    studies of anatomical dissections, was the means to recreate the 3-dimensional physical reality of the human form on two-dimensional surfaces”. Linear perspective first started with the human body and then shortly after was used to represent space in paintings that contained architecture. It was created in Florence, Italy in the 15th-century. Many historians believe it is due to the fact that Florence was a culture of trade where mathematics is kind of the base of the city's economy. Those that…

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    Picasso Vs Matisse

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    era, the realm of art was not left out of this. New artistic styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism, surrealism, and many other styles, introduced new ways of creating artwork for the modern period. This essay will discuss three paintings of this period, namely Henri Matisse’s Bonheur de Vivre (1906), Pablo Picasso’s…

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    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…

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    Art is a way people express how they feel about, what is going on in the world and how they show their emotion. Art can come in so many different type of ways. Seeing the Value in Art means so much more than looking at a painting or a sculpture. When a person looks at a painting they have to have an open mind and an open imagination. Having these things will get you to the purpose of what the artist is trying to say. Art is one power tool that everyone has, but we use are art in a different way…

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    change, in which certain imagery continues to be used across history, or is changed overtime. Art pieces from different time periods can be compared and contrasted with each other, taking into account symbols that have been transformed or are still present in both pieces. Two paintings that show a great amount of continuity and transformations are The Third of May by Francisco Goya, and The Oath of the Horatii. Goya and David’s paintings are have many similarities in imagery and symbols, but…

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    Painting and relevance: Jacques-Louis David’s “Oath of the Horatii” was painted in 1784 and it was commissioned by the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture on behalf of the Kind Louis XVI. The inspiration of the painting had to come by Corneille’s Play “Horace” which was being performed in Paris during that time. In 1785 the painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon. The painting shows a decisive moment of will as well as a great family tragedy resulting from political consequences. The…

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    The artwork is displayed pretty spread apart from each other. It’s very spacious and you never feel crowded. Paintings are placed along the walls while sculptures are placed sporadically throughout the rooms. Some areas of the museum had themes, where artwork of similar history were put on display. You are able to walk which ever direction you’d like; the path isn’t predetermined for you. After viewing all of the displayed artwork, two pieces…

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