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Compare and Contrast: Asian Paintings


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Compare and Contrast: Asian Paintings The Fan Kuan’s “Travelers among the Mountains and Streams” and the Xia Gui’s “Detail of Twelve views from a thatched hut”, both of these paintings are related to nature. Both of them are made in the reign of the Song dynasty. Both of them are made of ink and silk….

Patrick Graham Ire/Land Iii




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Patrick Graham “Ire/land III” he painted in 1982 and was later bought by the Gallery that year; it is a oil on canvas (183x122cm). The painting it self is hung in the Irish political wing of the Hugh Lane Gallery. The painting is high in saturated colours, it is very vibrant and has very strong…

Correct Answers for Quiz on Art




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Vincent van Gogh committed suicide by bleeding to death after slicing off his left ear. Answer Selected Answer: True Correct Answer: False . Question 2 . 0 out of 1 points To keep Church officials happy, Veronese decided to repaint his entire artwork depicting Christ feasting with disciples and members of the Venetian elite. Answer…

John Singer Sargent



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Recognized as the leading portraitist in England and the United States at the turn of the century, John Singer Sargent was acclaimed for his elegant and very stylish depictions of high society. Known for his technical ability, he shunned traditional academic precepts in favor of a modern approach towards technique, color and form, thereby making…

Compare and Contrast: Neoclassicism, Impressionism, Expressionism




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Neoclassicism is the restoration of the classical style of art, and literature and architecture and so on. Classical influence spread across Europe around the 1850s. People began to enjoy the harmony, simplicity and proportion that art used to bring back in the old times again. This style represents the great achievements of artists like Raphael,…

The Raft of the Medusa



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The Raft of the Medusa             Theodore Gericault (1791-1824) was the painter behind the raft of Medusa, an 1818-1819 work of painting measuring 16 by 23 by 6 inches (716 by 491cm). The colossal scale adopted in the painting make numerous forms life-sized. Foreground figures are close to double life-size, are thrust near the image…

Greek Vases – Historial Art

Ancient Greece



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            During the 6th and 4th centuries B.C., pottery was the commonly used method to create functional and decorative pieces. One of the famous products of pottery that were produced during this era was the painted vase which was ornamented using “black and red figure techniques.” More so, in Athens, Greece, artisans used this to…

John Berger on Drawing




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This essay will turn to the topic of pulling. The chief starting point will be the thoughts of John Berger on Drawing. These thoughts can be summed up into three chief constructs: Drawing as observation, pulling as memory and drawing as showing thoughts. Although pulling from observation was of cardinal importance in the past today…

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (Painting) 1942


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Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (Painting) 1942 INTRODUCTION             The painting ‘Nighthawks’ painted by Edward Hopper in 1942 expresses / shows mood swings; solitude and unhappiness. These emotions are exhibited by any individual / non-communicating figures. Hopper said: `I didn’t see it as particularly lonely… Unconsciously, probably, I was painting the loneliness of a large city.’…

The Balloon Emmanuel Starks Julien Dupre



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The painting titled the Balloon was painted by Julien Dupre a French artist from Paris, France. Mr. Dupre painted The Balloon in 1886. The Balloon was painted with oil on canvas. Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other functions where sturdiness is required. It is also…

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