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    However, the value of art is decided by that of the history of the artwork itself. One could look to Vincent Van Gogh; whose works became no more extraordinary after his death, but his tragic story assisted in him to become a household name. The history of the artist surpassed that of his paintings, causing the painting to become famous in turn. This statement will be further argued and shown utilizing the works of Kazimir Malevich and Rembrandt Van Rijn. Each of these men…

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    The dispute between Poussinists and Rubenistes, was ultimately not only about the form and style of painting, but also about the philosophical or political connotations that had risen in light of the discourse regarding neoclassicism and romanticism, which is, if simply defined, the distinction between the prevalence of reason and that of emotion. Throughout this paper, I plan to inspect the idea of artistic competition in art history, using the example of one of the largest artistic…

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    expression and rebel against the overwhelming pressures to attune to a simplistic lifestyle in response to the government's fear of communism. One of the major movements of this decade was known as Abstract Expressionism. This art style was non-objective and represented no actual objects, rather the artist represents there thoughts through color and form. Abstract Expressionism was also known as Action Painting; the blobs, drips, and whorls that expressed their process of painting was what…

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    Meaning Of Art In America

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    Graceshous Shearon For me, when things stopped being considered as art, is pretty much sprinkled throughout most of America’s art history and it is sadly at the end of European’s art history. So, for both America and Europe there was not a long period where things did not seem like art. For America, it was more a sprinkling of finding a sort of identity through the wreckage and for Europe it was more for a rebellion and change of heart after the war. I do not think it ever stopped not being art…

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    Modern Art Analysis

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    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 modern art. They can be controversial…

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    of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s since 1922, portrays the new and dark city life of early twentieth century New York City. Unlike 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…

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    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 lived there were trained to think about fractions, space volumes, and commodities in…

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    Post Impressionism In Art

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    The earlier art period; Impressionism is a distinctive time in art history that took place from 1870-1890. Artists during this period focused on ordinary subjects and objects found in nature. They paid close attention to optical effects, and how the light reflected off their subjects during different times of the day. Painters during this period were known as “Impressionist’s”. Characteristics of Style An impressionist painting is identified by the characteristics of small, thin yet, visible…

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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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    Baroque Art Both Spain and Italy have a very interesting history of art. Each has their own time in which they start an art movement. Both countries had the Renaissance and both had the Baroque Art, but each country had a different time in which it happened. In Italy, there were different techniques used in art than in Spain. Both may have the same impact on people but there is always something distinct that catches the viewer’s eye. These two countries have interested me a lot when I was…

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