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  • Similarities Between Art Nouveau And Popular Art

    method of using dots to add colour or shade to a picture and was developed in 1879. These became a trademark of the famous American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997) drew great inspiration for his paintings from comic books and began to mimic this style in his paintings. One of his most famous pieces ‘Whaam!’ (1963) uses this style. Lichtenstein also used…

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  • Pierre Auguste Renoir Impressionism

    Impressionists, which developed in the 1960s in Paris. It is a style of painting mainly with French artist. Impressionist painting seeks to recreate the artist’s or viewer’s observation of a scene. It characterized by outlines from small brushstrokes of different colors. In impressionist paintings, pastel colors are frequently used. One of a popular impressionist painter is Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who is best known for his paintings of bustling Parisian modernity and leisure. Pierre-Auguste…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh Art Style

    where paint, usually oil paint is laid on thickly and sometimes in layers so that the paint strokes are visible to the viewer. However, throughout his lifetime, Van Gogh experimented with many different styles and techniques. Some of those being oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sketches. But even within these different styles, one could look at them and immediately tell they were produced by Van Gogh because his style is so unique, his use of vibrant colors and seemingly blurred lines…

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  • Henri Matisse Oil Painting Analysis

    reality. An example of how modernism in the visual art world contrasts from the traditional chiaroscuro and realistic scenes, can be found in the 8 ½ by 13 ft oil painting by Henri Matisse, The Dance, 1909-10. Looking closely at Matisse’ oil painting, a few important components make this work stand out against the traditional ways of painting. As explained by Greenberg, the use of color and line are just two factors of many that create this effect. Matisse’ color choices…

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  • Persistence Of Memory Analysis

    The Persistence of Memory (1931) was made in 1931 by Salvador Dali, the artwork is 24 x 33 cm, oil on canvas painting, and now the artwork is in The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The style of the artwork is surrealistic. The subject matter is a barren landscape with melting clocks draped over unrelated objects, caricature of Dali’s face on the ground, plus a rocky headland with the sea in the background. The focal point of the artwork is the strange caricature of Dali’s profile, complete with…

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  • Beatrix Potter Research Paper

    Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866 in London, England. Her parents, Rupert and Helen Potter both possessed some artistic interest. Her father devoted himself to photography and art even though he was educated to be a lawyer. Her mother was very accomplished in water colors and embroidery. Her family was wealthy and famous artists and writers came to the house to visit. Beatrix was able to meet many of them. Six years later, Beatrix’s brother, Bertram was born. Every summer the…

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  • Five Dancing Women By Edgar Degas Analysis

    Five Dancing Women is a 19th century painting, stolen by the Nazis in World War 2. It portrays five dancers, or ballerinas. Edgar Degas was born in Paris, France, to Celestine and Augustin De Gas. Preferring a not so elegant title, the young artist shortened his last name to Degas. His father was a banker, so the family of five children was fairly wealthy. At age eleven, Degas began school and graduated in 1853 with a bachelor’s degree in literature. Upon turning eighteen he had a room dedicated…

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  • Van Gogh And Gauguin: The Search For A Sacred Art Analysis

    due to the mysteriousness of the overall composition. The image is a depiction of what appears to be a paradise-like setting. Primitive-looking men and women are placed across the long painting accompanied by a horse and a dog. Reds, yellows, greens, and browns are recognizable throughout the entire painting. These colors often are related to warm colors. This is suitable due to the climate that this setting is located in. The reds are soothing, especially on the woman’s skirt. Flowers…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh's Art Analysis

    Vincent van Gogh, who is amongst the most famous Post-Impressionist artists, who paintings are exceptionally unique. One characteristic that made Van Gogh’s art unique was his dramatic, yet expressive personal style he added on to his work. Van Gogh was an art dealer, teacher, and evangelist before he decided to pursue being an artist. When Van Gogh moved to Paris, it led to him gaining exposure to the Parisian avant-garde. From there, Van Gogh tailored Seurat’s pointillism, by applying…

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  • Analysis Of Las Meninas: World's Best Painting

    As Michael Atlee puts it in his writing, “Las Meninas: The World’s Best Painting,” the work is like a puzzle. He believes that the King and Queen in the square box in the background is actually a mirror and when the viewer stands in that place of where the mirror would reflect, the viewer then becomes royal-like. Kenneth Clark…

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