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The Life, Works Impact, and Success of Leonardo da Vinci
Artist Research               Leonardo Da Vinci was an inspirational and impactful artist that is still affecting modern art to this day. One has to wonder, where did this genius come from? Da Vinci was a very ambitious and an almost too curious man. A wide variety of his works were even illegal and he did them just for t...
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The Idea of the Ride in The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, a Painting by Grant Wood
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Grant Wood was inspired by by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride. The painting has a
clay animation quality that portrays the mythical nature of the Revere's
midnight ride. The contrast between the light and dark of the town
symbolizes Revere's message and unity among th...
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An Analysis of the Dara's Dance, a Painting by Beverly McIver
Dora’s Dance The piece of art that caught my attention at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC was Dora’s Dance. This is an oil on canvas painting done by artist Beverly McIver. It was painted in 2002 and has been on display at the Mint Museum since 2012. This painting drew my attention from the bright focal point of...
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An Experience Report on My Visit at the Hallie Ford Art Museum
On Saturday, November 19th, XXXX and I visited the Hallie Ford Art Museum here in Salem. I chose this for my Experience because I am a huge fan of visual arts, as I, myself, enjoy painting and photography. There were many great pieces on display. I visited the Pacific Northwest artist, Middle East/Ancient lands, Western Eur...
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Three Important Post-Impressionism Works: Van Gogh's Starry Night, Cezanne's The Bathers, and Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
The Post Impressionism Movement occurred in the 1880’s until around 1914. Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and George Seurat are three of the most well known men from this time period. Symbolic and highly personal meanings were particularly important to Post-Impressionists such as Vincent van Gogh. Rejecting interest in depi...
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An Analysis of the Painting Hard Times by Nikolai Prisekin
The painting I will be discussing is named Hard Times. This painting
was done in 1941 by Nikolai Prisekin. The painting is an oil on canvas
painted during World War II. The painting is 135cm x 175cm (53in x 69in). I was not able to find much on Nikolai Prisekin. He was married to
another Russian artist (Ly...
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The Importance of Picking the Right Brush in Painting
“The Perfect Paintbrush” When painting, picking the right brush is much more important than choosing the right colors. The first question a painter will ask themselves is what kind of emotion do they want to display on the canvas? Do they want to show control through straight lines? Do they want to express chaos by splatte...
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The Sacred and the Profane in Paolo Veronese's Version of the Wedding at Cana
The Wedding at Cana Religious or atheist everyone has heard about Jesus first miracle story. The event when he turned water into wine. This miraculous event took place in Cana, Galilee. This wedding narrative was in the book of John and it symbolizes the physical nation of Israel, sacrificing the Messiah, and the body...
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A Biography of Rene Magritte the Surrealist Painter
The surrealist painter René Magritte was born in 1898. After attending the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, René worked in the commercial advertising industry to support himself while he painted. His surrealist style emerged largely in the mid 1920s and he quickly became known for his art. He was recognized for his use of...
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The Transition in Societal Power During the Early 19th Century Portrayed in the Paintings, Virginian Luxuries and Amalgamation Waltz
During the 19th century, the United States was going through a
transition of change concerning politics and society. It was a newly
developing country that was trying to establish itself internally, through
systematic laws and policies, and externally, among other great powers of
the time. In particular, the country was try...
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