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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 - Starry Night by Van Gogh, The Bathers by Cezanne, and A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat
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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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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An Overview of Glass and Its Use in Artistic Works
When looking through a window, what do you see? Perhaps a landscape sprawls in front of you, maybe a tree or a highway. But do you ever think about the glass that separates you from the scene? To properly contemplate glass, we must first understand what glass really is. Glass is a mixture of silica (usually sand) and other...
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An Analysis of The Servant Girl, an Oil Painting by Amedeo Modigliani
"La jeune bonne," known as "The Servant Girl," in English is an oil
painted created in 1918 by the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. The
painting depicts a woman standing in the corner of a room. On the right,
appears to be a wooden door behind the woman, while a wall lies on the
left. Both are painted a steel blue color....
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The Life and Works of William Adolphe Bouguereau, a French Painter
William Bouguereau: The Lost Classic One of the most talented and innovative artists of his time, William Bouguereau has been undercut and shut out of the history books in the twentieth century (Tango). How is this possible? Who is William Bouguereau and why is he not as a famous as say Picasso or Van Gogh whose works are...
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