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    around him. Robert Hannaford is one of Australia’s most renowned and influential portrait artists. The Art Gallery of South Australia has curated an exhibit of the artist’s portraiture and drawing works. Robert Hannaford’s impact upon Australian Art can hardly be overlooked. A regular Archibald Prize finalist since 1994, he has painted the likes of former Prime Minister Paul Keating, Chancellors and Ministers within Parliament,…

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    Known by many different names, including Arnolfini Double Portrait and The Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted…

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    In my assignment of photo self-portrait I will be discussing the artist and the masterwork that I have chosen, also the movement in which the artist practiced. My masterwork that I have chosen to work on is belongs to Robert Mapplethorpe and it is his self portrait of 1980. In his artwork he portrays himself as the archetypal bad boy, with black leather jacket, dark shirt, cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouth, the coolly appraising gaze and the carefully coiffed 50s style hair.…

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    The Arnolfini Double Portrait an original oil painting by Jan van Eyck, have many titles but mostly knowing as Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride or The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait can be considered as a good example of how historian look at works of art it's also filled with symbols linked to fertility, faith Christianity, loyalty, and love. One of the most significant is the fruit first the oranges placed on the table behind the man which symbolize fertility especially in the first day of…

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    certain criterion - a personal taste. In discussing this topic, I would raise the issue of the diverseness of human taste and its indifference to the specific art school or epoch. And to the contrary – will prove the dependence of the art from the subjective point of view. At first, let it be presumed that the chosen sixteen arts are the only arts remaining from the past. According to them the presumable picture of the art history would be built. The presumable way of making the history of art…

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    Rembrandt van Rijin’s Portrait of a Man With Arms Akimbo reflects his personal technique as well as the Dutch Baroque style, which lasted throughout the 17th Century. This piece features an unidentified man depicted in a position of strength and superiority. This is established through Rembrandt’s use of composition and light, using effects common to the Baroque era such as tenebrism. To better understand the identity of the man pictured, physical qualities such as style of dress can be used to…

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    “Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror” by John Ashbery is a work of convoluted reflections engaging Renaissance painter Parmigiano, his painting “Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror”, Ashbery himself, and the soul. The poem’s source of inspiration is a physical piece of art, suggesting the poem belongs in the ekphrasis tradition. Immediate tension arises as the painting and the poem belong to vastly different traditions. The technique of ekphrasis in a postmodern tradition has challenged scholars as it…

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    The double portrait of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, titled after its subjects, is a work of art created by the renowned portraitist John Singer Sargent. Both in its composition and artistic elements, it is, truly, an exceedingly good example of a work of art by its artist, for it depicts many of the stylistic characteristics that Sargent used so frequently that these elements became a part of his distinctive style. This double portrait portrays, as noted in the title, a husband and wife.…

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    he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently resides at the National Gallery in London. Haber states that The Wedding Portrait, “confront us with a reconstruction…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting Surrounded by portraits of and by male artists, Artemisia Gentileschi’s (1593-1652) oil on canvas Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) 1638-39 stands out in the midst of Vancouver Art Gallery’s “The Royal Collections: Portrait of the Artist” exhibition. As one of the only woman artist portraits, it pronounces itself in entirety to symbolise the prominence she has given females in history as she paints herself as…

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