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An Evaluation of the Presentation of Self in the Paintings Self Portrait by Judith Leyster and The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo
Presentation of Self/Female Self-Portraiture I have chosen the theme "Presentation of Self/Female Self-Portraiture"(Which I'll call the "Selfie" theme), and will do my best to evaluate two relevant artworks in the forthcoming essay. To be precise, I will be honing in on two portraits of what we might relate to as "Selfies"...
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An Analysis of the Work and Career of Spanish Artist Julio Gonzales and His Contribution to the Development of Modern Art
THESIS STATEMENT Julio Gonzales was a renowned artist who pioneered the use of
constructed metal structure and his work has greatly impacted on the works
of artists today despite the modern advancements in technological art. INTRODUCTION This paper examines the work and career of Spanish artist Julio
Gonzales a...
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Unveiling the Secretive Personality behind Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa is a mystery among many, from her smile to her pregnancy theory, but the major mystery itself is who was Mona Lisa. The poser is believed to be da Vinci’s mother, Caterina; Princess Isabella of Naples; a Spanish noble woman named Costanza d’ Avalos; an unnamed courtesan; a younger version of Leonardo da Vinci hims...
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An Analysis of the Islamic Art in the Different Paintings
The Funerary Stele of Amenemhat from Assasif in 2000 BCE was painted on limestone measuring around 30cm by 50cm, which is now held in an Egyptian art museum in Cairo. This family in the painting, happens to be in the middle kingdom funeral stele which represents unity, since they are all together holding hands. They present...
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A Personal Analysis of the Painting Water Lilies by Claude Monet
In Monet’s Water Lilies, the most abundant color is a deep blue. This forms the background of the piece. Since the painting is of lilies on a pond viewed from the side, one would expect there to be a line separating the water from the sky, but there is not. In fact, the are no straight lines anywhere in the painting. It...
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An Analysis of Venus and Adonis, a Painting by Tiziano Vecellio Titian Inspired by Mythology
Venus and Adonis To celebrate the wedding of Nicol Aurelio and Laura Bagarotto,
Tiziano Vecellio Titian painted Sacred and Profane Love. This painting
motivated him to begin a period where he depicted many scenes and figures
from religion and classical mythology. Amongst his mythological works are
the seven that he pa...
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Experiencing an Artwork:Tan Tan Boo by Takashi Murakami
The piece I am writing on is Tan Tan Bo, created by Takashi Murakami in 2001. This piece caught my eye because of its use of color, scale, and style. First, the colors incorporated in this piece caught my eye. For instance, the background is a hazy sky blue whereas the contrasting faces in the foreground are mostly white....
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Racism and Counter Racism in the Images by Phillis Wheatley and Johann Closterman
Colonial images of American people were in most instances colored by
a racist bent which is evident in the paintings of the time. The white
painters held a certain perspective and attitude towards African-Americans,
and this was reflected in their paintings. The African-American painters,
on the other hand, sought to counte...
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An Analysis of the Paintings of the Progress of Love Series
The Frick Collection Assignment The Progress of Love series includes four large compositions: The Pursuit, The Meeting, The Lover Crowned, and The Love Letters. All four paintings portray iconography that is sexual in nature. When walking into the Fragonard Room, I was overwhelmed by the scale of the canvases. It imme...
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Beauty of DaVinci's The Last Supper Comes from God
Beauty is one of the most important human experiences because it is something that we all experience daily in our life. Beauty is assembled in the qualities of a person or a thing that gives pleasure to the senses or the mind of a human. Beauty originates from God because He is the creator of all. This is true because huma...
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