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  • Essay On Alphonse Promayet

    formal aspects, contextual analysis and the museum presentation of the following two paintings. Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan by Rembrandt Van Rijn and Alphonse Promayet by Gustave Courbet. The painting of Portrait of a Young woman with a Fan is created in Dutch in 1633 and it exhibits in gallery 637. The Alphonse Promayet is created in French in 1861 and it exhibits in gallery 809. Both galleries are on the second floor of the metropolitan museum of art. Each painting has its unique…

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  • Nocturne Essay

    century artist, James Abbott McNeil Whistler. At first glance, one notices the simple yet elegant nature of this painting. The focus in this piece is put on the Thames River and the Battersea Bridge since they are at the forefront of the painting. This art work encompasses the beauty of the Thames River during night time, hence the use of the word "nocturne" in the naming of this piece. However, it is worth mentioning that this specific work can almost appear monochromatic due to the…

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  • Waiting For The Verdict Analysis

    I visited the Getty museum in Los Angeles. My favorite piece at the Getty is actually a pair of oil paintings by Abraham Solomon (1857). Both Waiting for the Verdict and Not guilty capture the emotions before and after the announcement of a Victorian man’s verdict. In the first piece, Waiting for the Verdict, Solomon illustrates an array of emotions that reflect the moment. In the lower left of the painting, a remorseful man sits with his head in his hands while his body leans forward,…

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  • Visual Analysis Of Funny Boy

    [11:09 PM, 10/31/2017] Funny Boy: The scene demonstrates us figures in a rectangular room with coffers on the roof and woven artworks on either side of the room. The room ends at three windows on end of wall and through the windows we can see the scene setting. the scene out of sight ends in a sort of misty, grayish skyline. This painterly device, in which the color of the horizon of the sky turns out to be more dull and dry, is known as aerial perspective and was utilized by Renaissance…

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  • The Dreamer Painting Analysis

    Spanning the years 1765 to 1769, the French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze painted The Dreamer in oil on canvas. His painting, The Dreamer is a beautiful example of Greuze’s talent in portraying emotion by successfully combining the elements of art which enhance the mood of the image. Greuze creates a well constructed composition through the use of line, color and light to convey the state of being at rest and nearing a peaceful slumber. His use of smooth, flowing lines which curve with the…

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  • Van Gogh A Starry Night Symbolism

    A Very Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh created Starry Night in an asylum looking out his window. This is the way that Van Gogh depicted nature. The painting was the most famous of all the paintings he did. It was the only painting he sold. Van Gogh painted two pictures of Starry Night but they did not come out the way he wanted them to. The idea of Starry Night was over a “land scape and not a town.” (Soth) He wrote to his brother Theo about his vision of what he thought about what he saw outside…

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  • Compare And Contrast Starry Night And Vincent Van Gogh

    Deciding which famous artist to write about is a lot like choosing which kid is your favorite, for this assignment, I have chosen Vincent Van Gogh. The paintings I will write about are his “Starry Night” which may be his most well-known and possibly his last painting “Wheatfield with Crows.” I have chosen these paintings because of the importance they represent and the story behind them. In this essay, I will breakdown the paintings, compare and contrast them and give a brief background of the…

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  • Vincent Van Gogh's Midnight In Paris

    post-Impressionist painter and his art work is highly regarded. He died at the young age of 37 in 1890. There are two movies that feature the art work of Van Gogh “Lust for Life” and “Midnight in Paris”. These movies were Academy Award winners. As far as it is known, supposedly this artist sold only one painting in his lifetime. His most celebrated art work is “The Starry Night” and this painting became part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1941.…

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  • Henri Matisse's Les Demoiselles

    Art is based on influences and creative works, having the ability to visualize outside influences while manipulating them in the artist’s own imagination is truly stunning. Henri Matisse along with Pablo Picasso are few of many that could use that outside “influence” and depict it in a beautiful and subtle way. African sculptures and tribal masks caused a vast effect on both artists, and so each artist adopted the use of this non-Western art form in different ways. African art was introduced to…

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  • Pablo Picasso's Women Plaiting Her Hair In 1906

    Pablo Picasso created his painting Women Plaiting Her Hair in 1906 using oil paint on a canvas. Just as the title suggest, the painting shows a women unclothed (naked) braiding her hair. The painting is currently being exhibited/ belongs to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The painting is of medium size (50 x 35 ¾’’/ 127 x 90.8 cm). Just looking at the painting the viewer can get a sense of feel of the women painted of the canvas. With the minimum use of different colors Picasso has…

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