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Paul Klee Versus Cy Twombly. “Around the fish (1926)” and “Tiznit (1953)”

Introduction “Around the fish (1926)” and “Tiznit (1953)” could not be more distinct from each other. Each work of art epitomizes what its creation is about. One painting is geometric, another is haphazard; one is rhythmic, while the other seems to be free from such coordination. However, these diverge differences do not mask the similarities […]

Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Joseph Roulin and Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe. Comparison

Introduction Typically, painted images are full of clues regarding the historical and cultural context. They also carry the message regarding the interest and abilities of the artist. In fact, they always depict the person in the image. Visual analysis of works of art involves keen observation of the details painted by an artist from formal […]

Femme Fatale Concept

Introduction The concept of femme fatale refers to a woman who is dangerous because of her alluring tendencies. Artists have strived and depicted such tendencies of women in their artworks. The duality of femme fatale and Primitivism presents different meanings based on the work of art. The essay focuses on the three paintings by Matisse, […]

How Three-Dimensionality Conveys a Precise Relationship Between the Viewer and the Divine

Admittedly, Renaissance art is often regarded as a great stride forward. The artists started creating three-dimensional paintings which ‘involved’ the viewer into the world of the painting. The use of linear perspective made it possible to make certain stresses and to highlight particular ideas. Masaccio’s Holy Trinity (1427) is one of the most illustrative examples […]

Trodden Weed

Introduction The art piece Trodden Weed is a painting depicting a man’s boots walking on a patch bearing what appear to be weeds. It was created in 1951 by the artist Andrew Wyeth, who later came out to explain that it was self-portrait. According to Wyeth, he had undergone an eight-hour surgical operation on his […]

Costume of the Portrait of Charles Le Coeur

Introduction Assigned image: Bustle Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Title: Portrait of Charles Le Coeur Date: 1874 Material: oil on canvas Measurements: 42 x 30 cm Description: Inscription: signed on the lower left: A. Renoir; inscribed on the upper right: ô GalantJard Repository: Musée d’Orsay Collection: Art, Archaeology and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) […]

Art in Modern Times

The first article is authored by Michael Fried and it explores the form of the photograph. The article begins by discussing the nature of still-life paintings. The paper also looks into the views of some art critics concerning still-life art pieces. According to the author, visual art gives several but particular impressions to the viewer. […]

Artworks by Jeff Koons

New Hoover Convertibles Jeff Koon was one of the most controversial artists of the post war time, his works were designed to provoke, shock, astonish, but at the same time, to inform, point out and communicate.1 His work called “New Hoover Convertibles” was created in 1981. The visually distinctive factors of this work are the […]

Kandinsky’s Improvisation 28: What Lurks Beyond the Abstract

Abstract art has definitely shaken the world, reinventing people’s perception of what reality is (Walther, 2000); and, talking about abstract art, Kandinsky and his daring experiments should be mentioned first. By far the most famous, the most frequently researched and the most often misinterpreted, his Improvisation 28 deserves a close attention. Despite the fact that […]

2-D artwork appreciation: Analysis of painting “The kindred spirits” by Asher Brown Durand

Step 1: Identification The painting “Kindred Spirits” is one of Asher Brown Durand’s most attractive pieces of art. The 1849 painting was made with “oil on canvas”. It belongs to the era of modernity (Frank 21). It depicts Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant (renowned poets). It is an appreciation of the two American poets, […]

Watching the World Fall Apart: A Post-WWI Vision of the World in the Works of Otto Dix, Max Beckmann and George Grosz

War is one of the most hideous concepts that the humankind has ever come up with. While it is quite understandable that at the current stage of the development of humankind, some conflicts still have to be resolved with the use of coercive methods, war as a massive homicide still remains a truly revolting idea; […]

Joan Miro’s Self Portrait I

Introduction A self portrait encompasses an artist’s representation of himself. This paper’s major subject encompasses a 1917 self portrait by Joan Miro1. This portrait encompasses one of his earlier works that were produced before his first exhibition in 1918. The identification of themes is essential before the painting of a self portrait. The painting’s major […]

The Weeders By Breton And Women Picking Olives By Van Gogh

The two paintings under consideration, Van Gogh’s Women Picking Olives, and Breton’s The Weeders, have much in common, despite choosing dramatically different techniques, reflecting a change of approach, but achieving equally lovingly appreciative results. These works, roughly 20 years apart in time of creation, are similar in that they portray women engaged in agricultural labor, […]

Chinese Landscape Painting

Ebrey, Patricia Buckley. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cambridge UP, 2010. This provides an illustrated history of China. The book provides traditional myths about the Chinese. The book demarcates several periods in the history of China using dynasties. The author uses illustrations throughout the book to show various activities that took place in various […]

Comparing and Contrasting Duccio’s and Raphael’s ‘Adoration of the Magi’

Introduction Each of the two painters, Duccio and Raphael, did an individual piece of Adoration of the Magi during two different generations- about two centuries apart. These times were characterized by different theories of art. It is therefore natural that these works, albeit of the same subject matter and content, would be different. Yet, despite […]

Analysis of The Necklace and The Prodigal Son

Introduction ‘The Necklace’ and ‘The Prodigal Son’ are both depictions of how materialism can lead to one’s demise. The narratives indicate that covetousness leads to deceit, strained relationships, and misery. Analysis In ‘The Necklace’, the author starts by describing Mathilde Loisel’s social standing. She seems disempowered by the social structures around her. The author notes […]

“Christ before Pilate” by Luca Giordano

Introduction During the Renaissance period, scholars and theologians used various strategies to emphasize the importance of Christ’s life. Most of the artists at the time presented different paintings and images aimed at encouraging people to appreciate Christ’s existence on earth. The painting “Christ before Pilate” by Luca Giordano is one of these works of art. […]

Claude Monet and Impressionism

Born in Paris, France, in 1840, Claude Monet is considered to be the founder of impressionist style and philosophy in painting. Throughout his career, Monet portrayed consistence and prolific application of impressionism philosophy in his paintings, which emphasized on his perceptions of nature “as it is”. In fact, one of his early paintings, “the Impression […]

Early Netherlandish Painting: Triptych of Madonna and Child with Angels; Donor and His Patron Saint Peter Martyr; and Saint Jerome and His Lion by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy

Early Netherlandish Painting: Triptych of Madonna and Child with Angels; Donor and His Patron Saint Peter Martyr; and Saint Jerome and His Lion by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy Introduction The period of 1420-1550 in the European art is characterized by the development of the early Netherlandish painting. In their works, the […]

Overview: “Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with a Dead Bittern”

Introduction The painting, Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with a Dead Bittern (see fig. 1) of Rembrandt van Rijn during the 17th century presents the modern or hybrid painting of the traditional paintings. Most of Rembrandt’s paintings show the idea of the modern romantic artworks. Rembrandt captured his brilliance as an artist using three aspects of creativity, which […]

Various Types of Ancient Chinese Paintings in Different Dynasties

Introduction It is a fact that art existed even before the beginning of civilization. Civilization led to the development of various tools that helped in improving art. Anthropologists use paintings to get insights into the activities of various ancient cultures. Various ancient cultures had different styles of paintings. Scholars have undertaken extensive studies on ancient […]

Explorations of Iconography

Those who observe the depictions of Venus and Madonna in Renaissance paintings, immediately notice that there is a common motif to the artistic representations of these two mythological female figures. This motif is being concerned with the celebration of one of the foremost feminine virtues – fertility. In its turn, this can be explained by […]

The James River Exhibitions

Both James River exhibitions: ‘The James in the Civil War’ and ‘The James in the period 1880-1920’, are quite different, however have much in common. Two pictures: ‘View of the Port of Richmond Virginia’ in the Civil War and the ‘Evacuation of Richmond’ in the period 1880-1920, have been analyzed. The first image is in […]

Paintings by El Greco

Introduction Work of art refers to an artistic creation, which can take a form of fine art like painting, photograph, fine work of architecture, design, or an interactive game. In the foregoing description, formal analysis is used to analyze an artwork by El Greco which is a painting done in between 1575-76. It presents a […]

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is a renaissance era painter. He learnt the art of painting from Verrocchio of Florentine. The portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci depicts the head of a very old man painted with a red color. The old man has long hair while his big beard extends from his wide shoulders up to his […]

Criticism of Pablo Picasso’s painting entitled “Guernica”

Introduction Over the years, art has been viewed as a form of expression by scholars, enthusiasts and critiques. Art comes in different forms including paintings, architecture, poetry, and literature among others. Each style of art has its significance depending on the artist and the audience. In particular, paintings have been used to tell stories, express […]