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  • Tattoo History Essay

    Even though tattoos have a long history in many countries and races of people, they have not always been accepted in America. Most people associated early tattoos with freak shows, sailors, prisoners, biker gangs or outsiders that didn’t care about fitting in with mainstream society. Today, it’s common to see people of all races, gender and ages wearing one or more tattoos. There are many types and each type represents something unique about the individual or why they chose it. Tattoos are a wearable form of art and expression. They can cost several hundred dollars depending on the size, type or tattoo artist who designs and applies them. In most cases the tattoo is permanent, so a serious buyer puts a lot of thought into the type they buy and place on their human canvas. There are also many types. Some of the common types you may see are: Tribal, Asian, Traditional, Pin-Up, Portrait, Photo Realism, Biomechanical and New Age. Each one says something unique about the buyer’s personality. Ancient, Tribal and Asian tattoos are based on cultural history. Cultures such as African, Egyptian, Polynesian Celtic and Incan fall under the Ancient or Tribal style. Japanese and Chinese cultures fall under the Asian style. These types of tattoos were meant to represent a family’s lineage, rank in their culture, such as a leader or priest and even meant to symbolize health and spiritual protection. Today’s ancient, tribal or Asian tattoo wearer purchases these styles for the…

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  • Analysis: A Closer Look Into Chuck Close

    Quadriplegic life affected his life greatly, but he never let it stop him from doing what he loves. It actually pushed him to try new things and advance his art style. III. Close’s “Self-Portrait” was made after his accident (Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress, 1998). It was far more abstract than the previous self-portrait he had made before. Before the event, he used a specific airbrush technique, but after, he focused more on square mixing and how the eye mixes colors from far away. His…

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  • Comparing Crime And Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    about normal people and gifted people, who are above the law. The main character thinks he is above the law and he has the right to commit immoral acts because he is pursuing greatness, and that could be another parallel to the tsar because of his leadership position and his comfort with breaching moral code (when he was about to execute innocent philosophers and intellectuals, and when he stifled harmless literature study). Because of Dostoyevsky's arrest and time spent in labor camp, this…

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  • Graffiti Is Art Essay

    Banksy is a well-known graffiti artist who has his own museum with all his works of art. If graffiti wasn’t art then why would there be a museum dedicated to it? Art is a form of emotion and graffiti artist do that with every piece; they put their heart and soul into their art. Another reason is, “currently graffiti artist are very high in demand and the rates are not much different from traditional mural art.” (World Best Graffiti Companies) Again, it is more modern and it is meant for our…

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  • Meaning Of Art In America

    To me art is a thing that must be able to move me, not just visually but also mentally and emotionally. With art, I should be able to feel that I could conquer the world, cry to my mother, or slap a total stranger in the face. I want to be able to convey emotions that I did not know I had. I also, feel like that art should show a certain talent that most people do not possess, like Chuck Close and his photorealism, that there takes some real talent. Another thing art must do is have meaning. Art…

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  • Antony Gormley Analysis

    1958 who later moved to the UK. He originally started as a puppet maker and later created photo realistic props for the advertising industry, only transitioning to fine arts in 1996. His figurative sculptures capture the details of the human body and his works play with scale to produce eerie and jarring visual images. Many of his pieces are based on family and friends however instead of directly creating casts of his subjects, he uses fiberglass and silicone based off clay maquettes. One…

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  • Dichotomy In Malcolm Gladwell's 'Physiognomy'

    and audience. The artist can make a statement, but we must take into account the instinctual reactions of an audience when considering a work's impact. When the two parties meet, faceless feelings and emotions are turned into something relatable. We don't always understand these instinctual responses, they are both subjective and (sometimes) subconscious, but art's role is to explore the responses which language alone cannot illuminate. I intend to explore the myriad subconscious and subjective…

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  • Dan's Pizzeria Analysis

    further exaggerating how Italian they are and falling into many stereotypes adds a bit more fantasy into the mix for the sake of humor. While the overall place of Dan’s Pizzeria is quite lifelike, the action of Vinny brushing his teeth with pesto toothpaste bring the film back down the scale to being in between absolutely real and fantasy. Also, the gruesome exaggerated action of the father’s death strays from realism to arouse joy in being so bizarre and unrealistic. In conclusion, Dan’s…

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  • Chuck Close Analysis

    artist” (Chuck). After studying Jackson Pollock’s work he enrolled at the University of Washington, graduated, and went to Yale to study for a Masters of Fine Arts from Yale’s Art and Architectural school. In 1988, Close underwent a life changing drastic change after he suffered from a spinal artery collapse and later was diagnosed as quadriplegic. Close however did not treat his paralysis as a defeat, instead he took initiative and took something that was completely negative and changed it to…

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  • Robert Hannaford's Portraits

    are remarkable for the ‘universal’ humanity they relate." This statement captures the magic behind Hannaford’s portraits. Through his care and his respect for his craft and the subjects of the portrait, as well as his genuine interest in their lives and who they are, Hannaford is able to connect the viewer with the people who he paints, connecting them with the dialogue and understanding that he has of that person. As Hannaford says: “I search for the inner life of my subject matter through…

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