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Abstract Painting Essay Examples

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An Introduction to the Development of Roman Historical Painting
In 211 BC the great general M. Claudius Marcellus returned to Rome after his decisive defeat of Syracuse. With him came a vast booty of Hellenistic artifacts. Remaining outside the sacred precincts of Rome, he supplicated the Senate for the purification and glory of a triumphal procession, realizing that they would both mak...
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A Comparison of the Works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Maya Angelou
Artists evolve as they learn the rules of their trade. But they also mature when they learn more about themselves and become more sincere in their works. Georgia OKeeffe and Maya Angelou both show this type of growth. As a young woman, Georgia OKeeffe painted a variety of different subjects, most of which had to do with...
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An Overview of the Abstract Expressionism as an American Post-World War Two Art Movement
Abstract expressionism is an American post-World War II art movement. It put New York City as the centre of the western art word for a while. The term was first used by Robert Coates, a German critic, but it had been in use in Germany since 1919 in a magazine known as Der Sturm on the topic of German Expressionism (Gallery...
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Describing the Popular Artist Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh was and still is, a well know artist, but did people really know him? Did they have any idea what was going on in his brain? From the looks of his final self-portrait, I think not. This painting was completed just months before his suicide, while he was living in Auvers, a hospital which treated paitents, l...
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An Analysis of the Painting Abstract Painting 1960-65 by Ad Reinhardt
Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting1960-65 Ad Reinhardt's painting, Abstract Painting 1960-65, is at first glance' a black square canvas. The subject matter seems to be just what it is, a black painting. There are no people. No event or action is taken except for the fact that Reinhardt has made the painting. The title only pr...
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The History of Painting Movements Since World War II
Abstract Expressionism Since the World War II the paintings' movement had gathered considerable momentum. The political realities of the time- from 1943 to early 1950s- the War, the Holocaust in Europe, the apparent threat of the world destruction by atomic bomb, the conservative reaction of McCarthyism in United States an...
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A Review of Joe Scott Thomas Benton's Painting Iron Mill
Attacking Art by Joe Scott Thomas Benton's Iron Mill: Thomas Benton's famous painting Iron Mill is what I think to be a mix between abstract movements and realistic concepts. The abstract movements come from the way that the men are working. All of the men have what seems to be normal movements, all except for the African-A...
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The Meaning behind a Painting by Diego Rivera, a Mexican Artist
This work contains a great amount of symbolism and and meaning, because it is a reflection of the feelings of the author and a cause he cannot put into words. The figures represented in this painting are that of a woman, sitting in the center ; 3 men standing on the right ; 3 other men on the left ; and a woman in the cloud...
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A Comparison of Computer Science and Painting
When I finished grad school in computer science I went to art school to study painting. A lot of people seemed surprised that someone interested in computers would also be interested in painting. They seemed to think that hacking and painting were very different kinds of work-- that hacking was cold, precise, and methodical...
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The Tempera Painting: The Oldest Method of Painting
Hind site is always 20/20. Looking back on history, especially the history of painting, one can decipher a great deal about the time it was painted in and the changes in those times. One can understand the value systems, the ethics, government, morality, economics and personal lives of the times reflected in paintings. Peri...
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An Analysis of the Inspirational Painting, The Death of Socrates
In contemporary with the Age of Enlightenment, also called the Age of Reason in France, neoclassical painters used famous works of literature as a source of inspiration for their paintings. The Death Of Socrates (1787; Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 196.2 cm or 51 x 77 1/4 in) by Jacques Louis David, is a perfect example of a neoc...
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A Comparison of Romantic Painting and Realism Paintings in Terms of Composition and Balance
Survey Of Romantic Versus Realism Paintings
A Survey of Romantic and Realistic Paintings
Fantasy and reality occupy our worlds everyday. One sees this world around himself and he retreats to what he wishes it was. Why shouldn't he paint about it? The portrayal of fantastic and realistic notions occupied the activity of pain...
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The Evolution of Painting in the 19th Century
The 19th century saw an evolution of the way paintings were done which tended to reflect the different perceptions, stereotypes and attitudes among the different people of the United States. One of the most poignant attitudes was with regard to people of Asian origin most of who were of Chinese descent. The imagery in this...
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A Study of Light Painting
Light painting has also been called by other names such as light graffiti or light drawing. It is a photographic technique which is achieved through exposure that is mostly done in a dark place and it is done by moving a camera or by use of a light source that is held by the hand. In most cases the source of light is not pa...
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An Analysis of the Woman in the Red Nude Painting by Marcel Duchamp
The piece that I chose as my subject for this essay is titled Red Nude. This painting was done in oil on canvas. The name of the artist who painted this piece is Marcel Duchamp. In the next few paragraphs I will be doing the following: giving a description of the painting and doing an aesthetic analysis which includes inter...
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A Review of Hubert Damisch's "The Underneaths of Painting"
Allison Boon Art History 10F Elizabeth Towers 12/07/99 Third Essay: Topic #1 The depiction of the nude female model by a male artist in oil painting has played a significant role in the western tradition over the last 500 years. The oil painting of the female nude is subject to the artist’s interpretation of her form....
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An Introduction to the Steps of the Acrylic Style of Painting
Successful Painting: Acrylics Ching Hao once said, "There are six essentials in painting. The first is called spirit; the second , rhythm; the third, thought; the fourth, scenery; the fifth, the brush; and the last is the ink." This brings us to the three main steps to a successful acrylic painting: planning, pr...
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An Introduction to the Different Ways of Art Analysis
Art is something which can be analyzed to give deeper insight as to the common values and beliefs shared by the members of a certain society. Regardless of the place of origin or the time period of a form of art, it will always be a reflection of the social structure in which it's creator/s lived. However, the way the artis...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Monet's Painting Techniques
Monet's use of color along with use of intricate brush strokes and composition is outstanding. The vast variations of brush strokes and color placement techniques are what make his work so unique and individual. Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 is a prime example of Monet's talents in these areas. The structure of the painting is...
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Nature as a Painting and God as an Artist
         When thinking about nature and all of my surroundings, I believe that they are, in a sense, like a painting. When you admire it from afar, it is very aesthetically pleasing. You take notice of its basic outlines, its basic colors, and its basic idea. But it is not until you begin to approach a painting that you are...
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An Analysis of the Impressionist Style of Painting in the Monet's Impression the Sunrise
Sandra Weathers 17 April 2000 The comments about Monet’s painting, Impression: Sunrise, gives an insight to the artistic vision in Waugh’s Vile Bodies and Greene’s Brighton Rock. Monet’s Impression: Sunrise is a famous and prime example of Impressionism. The impressionist style of painting is characterized by “concentrati...
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An Analysis of Surrealistic Painting Time by Rene Margritte
RENE MARGRITTE, TIME TRANSFIXED, 1938 Time transfixed by Rene Margritte is a surrealistic painting. By watching the painting We see a very sharp and clear painting with dark colors close to the red. The painting look so real that fools the eye and the observer has the impression that it is a computer graphic and not a re...
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A History of Genre in Painting
The term genre first appeared in French criticism as a means of classifying a type of picture. For instance, critics named De Piles and Fenelon once described landscape as a genre of painting (Wind 14). It wasn t until the middle of the 18th-century that the term gained the meaning that we know today. Encarta Encyclopedia n...
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The History of Art
The history of art is comprised of multiple styles. Eras like Baroque from the 17th and Renaissance from the 16th century formed by artists liking a particular aesthetic technique. Factor’s like boredom and the urge to stay creative can easily sway and re-stylize a painting. But what happens when the idea comes first and st...
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Pollock and Easton: Emotions and Their Transformation to Works of Art
In response to the question "How do you know when you're finished?", Pollock replied "How do you know when you're finished making love?" How did abstract expressionism embody individual freedom and emotion? Discuss in relation to the work of two artists. "How do you know when you're finished making love?”...
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