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Liberal Arts. L’Absinthe Painting by Edgar Degas

The word painting will also make us wonder whether the painting was done during the Renaissance period, the Middle Ages, or another period. Edgar Degas' was influenced by the painting of famous painters.
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Art in The Epoch of Renaissance

The Epoch of Renaissance emerged on the territory of Italy, becoming the true Rebirth of the national cultural life of the people throughout the whole world.
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Gallery of Joy: Chagall, Kandinsky, and Miro

They handled color quite differently, and their methods of creating shapes and shadows are unique to each artist to the point that each artist's work is easily identified from its unique treatment of the shape [...]
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The Agony in the Garden by El Greco

His important works include: The Disrobing of Christ; The Burial of Count Orgaz; The Agony in the Garden; View of Toledo and Laocoon.
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Foundations of Modern Art: Getty Musuem Report

Jacques-Louis David's excellent masterpiece of the young lovers Telemachus and Eucharis was created at the dawn of the artist's life when the defeat of Napoleon and the return of the monarchy in France forced him [...]
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Picasso: Surrealistic Master of the Monsters

Picasso is one of the most enigmatic artists of all time, not so much for what he produced but for the quantity and hard work he has churned out of his ripe old age, estimated [...]
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“The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso: Critique

Pablo Ruiz Picasso When the discussion comes up about the subject of the monochromatic color schemes, I usually think of Picasso and his famous "Blue Period", especially about "The Old Guitarist" painting."The Old Guitarist" painting [...]
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Jackson Pollock’s “Convergence” Painting

Jackson Pollock mastered this technique and while such paintings look like a mess of colors, careful inspection reveals that the paintings have very intricate patterns that put a living form for the painting.
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“Mass” Painting by Franz Wilhelm Seiwert

I wondered whether there was information on the history of the painting, if the painter had a hidden message in mind when drawing, what was the public perception when the picture was first released, and [...]
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Realism: Art Movement

This movement appeared in France in the 1840s as a reaction to changes in the government, military, and economic spheres.edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, Ilya Repin, Edward Hopper, and other representatives of early realism contributed significantly [...]
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Monet’s and van Gogh’s Paintings Comparison

Impressionists showed the development of the urban environment at the end of the 19th century. Monet was the representative of impressionism, whereas van Gogh represented post-impressionism.
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Gender Relations and Sexuality in Paintings

The contrast between the sensual artistic style of Rubens's Abduction of the Daughters of Leucippus and strict religious ideology of that time raises the question of gender relations and social attitudes towards women in society.
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Impressionist Artworks for the Next Salon de Refuses

Another work that I would recommend including is Paul Gauguin's masterpiece under the title of Where Do We Come From? Overall, the elements of a puzzle in this painting are truly encaptivating and another reason [...]
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Michelangelo and Da Vinci’s Art Appreciation

It symbolizes the incident of the last supper during the last days of Jesus when he declared that one of his disciples would inform him. The artist did the masterpiece in an attempt to produce [...]
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Jungle Fun by Sophie Harding

If the print seems like it is out of a colorful children's book, it is because the unique artist creates imagery that is commonly used in illustrations and decorations for that age group.
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The Art by Picasso

I was embarrassed and I said I was sorry, but what happened next, became a big surprise for me. I told him that I was a student of the University of Art & Design.
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Paintings: Emotional Intensity of Modern Art

Name: Hong Seung-Hye Title: "More Interesting than War" Year: 2008 Gallery: Kukje Hallery Exhibition: Debris Materials: Polyurethane on acrylic Method of construction and dimensions: 14 x 18 x 27 cm, 14 x 20 x [...]
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Impressionist Art for Company Offices

He managed to capture and convey the atmosphere that prevailed at that unique moment in the image of the Japanese bridge and the pond: a static picture seems alive and breathing, the foliage and water [...]
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Artwork Culture and Values

A representational artwork, in my understanding, is an artwork that aims to present an object, person, or event to a viewer with the preservation of its natural qualities.
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“American Progress” the Painting by John Gast

This painting by John Gast "might not convey the facts and aspects of the country's history". The "railroad lines and wagons presented in the painting say a lot about the country's economic position during the [...]
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Imaging the Present: Context, Content and Role

The works of these artists explain why transformation is a powerful concept in the world of art. I can now use the concept of transformation in order to produce powerful works of art.
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“Lori” Painting by Traci Morgan

Of course, different people may see various messages of the painting, however, due to the fact the people who live in the same country and have the same culture have a similar understanding of the [...]
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Oil Paintings by Renoir, Maler, de Corter

The painting shows a man who is leaning on the back of the chair with his hands. The angel on the right of Mary is female, has white wings, and is wearing a white robe.
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Reality in Paintings of 16th-21st Centuries

Raphael's Saint Michael Overwhelming the Demon is one of his works which is a part of the Louvre's collection. The work is a great representative of the art of the nineteenth century's realism.
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Zhuang Huan’s “Poppy Fields” in Modern Chinese Art

Zhang Huan disclosed the meaning of his art, and particularly, of this series in several interviews declaring that these "paintings represent the hallucination of happiness and the hallucination of fear and loneliness in this life [...]
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Analysis of Modernist Painting by Clement Greenberg

Analyzing Greenberg's work requires three components: reviewing his arguments, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the text, and showing examples of art that demonstrate the author's principal points.
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Modernity of Gustave Courbet and Eduardo Manet

Because of this, most of Gustave's paintings done in the 1860s, are known for ushering in the era of modernism. In the Origin of the World, there was an image of a nude female showing [...]
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Surfing in Raymond Pettibon’s Paintings

In this paper, two surf-centered works by Pettibon will be analyzed to clarify how the chosen artist sees life, discovers the processes that make people happy and satisfied, and discusses the issues that matter today."The [...]
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“The Son of Man” Painting by Rene Magritte

This picture made me interested in what was depicted in it from the first sight because its composition was attractive due to the wide range of shades and the scenery that can never be witnessed [...]
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“Into Bondage” a Picture by Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas was a bright representative of the Harlem Renaissance, a movement that appeared in the first half of the 20th century and was aimed at attracting public attention to problems of African American people [...]
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“Past and Present, No 1” by Augusts Leopold Egg

The artist: Augusts Leopold Egg Nationality: English Title: Past and Present, No 1 Date: 1858 Genre: Realistic Group figure Medium: Oil paint on canvas Dimensions: Support: 635 x 762 mm Frame: 801 x 925 [...]
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Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Last Judgment”

Hieronymus Bosch's The Last Judgment triptych uses the three panels of the painting to represent the three biblical events that predict the terrible end of humankind: the Fall, the Judgment Day, and the eternal Death [...]
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Frida Kahlo’s Paintings Analysis

Although the first painting is a symbolic self-portrait and the other one is a realistic portrait of a woman, both of these works strike the audience with the powerful depiction of the women's experience of [...]
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Renaissance Art Works’ Comparison

The chapel is located in the Vatican and is one of the most illustrious artworks in the western world. The entrance to the chapel is marked by two frescoes which symbolize the last episodes of [...]
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Modernist Painting: Critical Anthology

In his publication "Modernist Painting," Clement Greenberg proves that the deficiency of figurativeness inherent in the contemporary modernist painting is the result of the art self-development instead of impacts made by social and historic factors.
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Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Graphic Works

In fact, the point of my work is to show the development of shape in the Islamic art. The importance of Escher's works lies in their timelessness, and this is the characteristic I would like [...]
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Cultures in Van Gogh’s and Bichitr’s Paintings

According to Diamond, "the Mughals were the apogees of sophistication in the Islamic world, and they created an art that was utterly revolutionary and totally Indian and deeply connected to the broader world, including Europe,". [...]
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Psychology of Human Misportrayal in Paintings

A primary goal of the article Errors in the Making and Perception of Art Images of Human Gait: Psychological Explanations by Meltzoff is to determine the psychological cause of wrong human portrayal in the drawing [...]
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Nazi Ideology in German Paintings

Consequently, the primary goal of this paper is to depict the ways the ideology of Nazism affected the art and values of society.
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Pablo Picasso’s Art Modernism

It generally rejected the belief and the certainty in enlightenment thinking with a consequent rejection in the belief of the existence of a powerful and most compassionate creator-God. This led to the birth of a [...]
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The Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece by Di Arpo

After viewing the Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece: Saint Prosdochimus, I realized that the art of the Middle Ages, the era that is rightfully considered one of the darkest and the most complicated times that [...]
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting “Ginevra de’ Benci”

The essay explores the strengths, elements, and styles of the artwork. Leonardo da Vinci uses the best elements of art and principles of design to give the painting "Ginevra de' Benci" powerful themes such as [...]
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“American Progress” a Painting by John Gast

The establishment of America as the country and the formation of its people as a unified nation took quite some time, as the new comers setting down in various states of the newly discovered continent [...]
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Classicism, Realism and Contemporary Art Paintings

In my opinion, this difference is concerned with the fact that, whereas, many artistic works of the past can be enjoyed by just about anyone, this is far from being the case with the examples [...]
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John Constable and Caspar Friedrich: Romantic Painters

The Motherlands of both painters, England and Germany, were covered with a wave of industrialization and practical materialism that changed the typical lifestyle of European people, their ways of thinking, and their ideas of the [...]
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Abstract Painters: Transforming the Reality

4 Subjective response: Reminding of a waterfall, the artwork introduces the audience to a world of the surreal. The mixture of colours creates the environment for developing a synaesthesia and literally hearing the colours create [...]
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Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait and Journal

It seems to me that this portrait will be of great interest to people who will study my works in the future. This is one of the main goals that I will always try to [...]
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Paintings of Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin

The artists behind the new movement rejected the notions and styles embraced by their predecessors. Georges Seurat was the first artist to reinvent the use of pigment and color in different paintings.
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“Embrace” a Painting by Pablo Picasso

This particular painting stays true to Picasso's motif of incorporating sexuality into his works as it can be seen by the obvious representation of male and female genetalia in the work itself.
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Painting: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”

In the far distant center of the painting, is a mountain, still and motionless, in contrast to the dynamic furious sea wave. The shape and size of the wave create the imagery of force in [...]
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Plein-Air Painting: History and Factors

A number of researchers attribute Plein-Air painting to a number of inventions made in the 19th century. The French impressionists were a group of artists from the 19th century who studied the impact of light [...]
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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Paintings Style

In order to discuss the style of Ingres, one should look at the difference between his earlier and later works because this comparison can throw light on the evolution of his style.
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Pablo Picasso’s Painting Artworks

To understand the variety and importance of Pablo Picasso's contribution to the world art, it is necessary to focus on analyzing such artist's famous works as Boy with a Pipe, Guernica, and The Weeping Woman.
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