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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...