Essays Tagged: "paintings"

A comparison of two different still lifes, in two periods. "Handsome Drinks" By Marsden Hartley and "Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill" By Pieter Claesz

The paintings are at the Met, in NY. She loved it!ArtDecember 1, 1996A Comparison of Two Different Still ... hese because they caught my eye, and they had very intricate meanings that had to be found. The two paintings I am reporting about are Handsome Drinks, By Marsden Hartley (1916) and Still Life with a ... ieve that this painting has very deep meaning. The mandorla is a very popular shape in many Hartley paintings, and Jesus was often painted inside mandorla's.It is not painted realistically. It is simp ...

(3 pages) 86 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

Jackson Pollock - Did he put more into his paintings than most artists?

Jackson PollockDid he put more into his paintings than most artists?Jackson Pollock was a revolutionary painter and took his methods to new ... roblem, but he couldn't express himself well enough through words so he decided to draw a series of paintings in which he tried to convey his emotion Jackson Pollock used autobiographical drawings to ... he tried to convey his emotion Jackson Pollock used autobiographical drawings to create a series of paintings of distorted heads in which noses teeth, mouths and eyes became expressive rhythmic patter ...

(3 pages) 240 1 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


1883, Seurat began Une baignade, Asnieres or as its called now "The Bathers". Seurat did many study paintings for thepeace, including "the Riverbanks", "Rainbow", "The Black Horse", "Bathersin The Wat ... several weeks painting sea scapes along theChannel coast staying in Grandcamp. Seurat only made six paintings andonly considered one of them finished "boats corner of a harbor".In 1886 Seurat finished ...

(2 pages) 130 1 3.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Georges Seurat: The Neo-Impressionist

e began his career in 1880 when he was drawn to the impressionist's technique and began to do small paintings of peasants, stone breakers, and other people at work. Georges Seurat rebelled against the ... time of his formative years, Seurat was drawn to the works of the coloristic tradition. He studied paintings by Delacroix, Monet, Pissarro, Puvis, and Renoir looking particularly at their representat ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

Gerhard Richter's Abstract Painting

st have done considerable research!Gerhard Richter combines abstract and figurative elements in his paintings to express his own perception of reality. I. Michael Danoff, Director of the Museum of Con ... reality. I. Michael Danoff, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, says of Richter's paintings: 'Ways of seeing are more certain than what is being seen.'Richter organizes the formal el ...

(4 pages) 91 0 4.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

Jaques-Louis David. Mordern artist.

ainted such pieces as, The Oath of the Horatii that was aclaimed in Rome and aseries of sensational paintings. David painted figures are parallel to the picture-plane. Each stroke of his brush or penc ... ted the cource of European painting. David established himself as art dictator of France, where his paintings influenced everythging from philosophical morality to interior decoration. Davids painting ...

(2 pages) 103 0 3.4 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet"

ond these borders. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to th ...

(4 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


a wonderful poet with poems in hundreds of magazines, and she is also an extraordinary artist with paintings in museums that are selling for a thousand dollars. This girl is only 17. The one thing th ...

(5 pages) 305 1 4.5 Jan/1990

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Comparison Between The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, and metamorphosis, by Salvatore Dali

in detail. Dali rendered every detail of this landscape with precise accuracy, striving to make his paintings as realistic as possible.In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful young youth, who fe ...

(4 pages) 148 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What Makes Those X-Men So Darn Great? A personally opinionated paper

y most comic books in general, are a unique blend oftwo classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artistmust be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his ...

(10 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Use of colors to symbolize the many different intangible ideas in the book "The Great Gatsby" by F.Sott Fitzgerald

Colors can symbolize many different things. Artists use colors in their paintingswhen they want you to see what they are trying to express. Like if an artist is trying toex ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who is your favorite artist?A short summary of my favorite artist Leonardo DaVinchi.

d that is a main fact in deed. But if he were alive right now he would be very rich if he sells his paintings I would love to be him any time of the day. That is why I chose Leonardo DaVinchi and thos ...

(1 pages) 98 0 4.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

"Medieval Cathedrals"

Ages, religion was the main focus of life. Art and culture was mainly focused around religion. Many paintings depicted scenes from the Bible, or were religious oriented. Cathedrals are forms and displ ...

(3 pages) 96 2 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Comparing/contrasting 2 pieces of art from different periods

Period ComparisonThe two paintings I chose to compare are The Virgin and Child by Rogier van der Weyden (1406, Netherlandish; ... room 207) and The Crucifixion by Francisco de Zurbaran (1627, Spanish; gallery room 215). These two paintings focus on Jesus Christ, his humanity and his divinity. I chose them because they represent ... y. I chose them because they represent Jesus' fragile humanity through his infancy and death. These paintings struck me as different from the other religious art I had seen because it stresses humanit ...

(5 pages) 178 1 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Discussion and comparison of 2 works of Art from the MET. "Merry Company on a Terrace" by Jan Steen vs. "Modern Rome" by Giovanni Paolo Panini.

otion is an admiration or even repugnance. If it triggered any of those, the artist was successful. Paintings such as Merry Company on a Terrace by Jan Steen and Modern Rome by Giovanni Paolo Panini c ... ably be a young child in the lover left. It is certainly not a typical child that we usually see in paintings. The child is simply extremely ugly. This in a way gives us a hint to go back and look mor ...

(3 pages) 90 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Leonardo Da Vinci one of the greatest artists pertold in history. He created several tremendous and infamous art pieces including "The Mona Lisa." This was only one of his several extradinary works.

f his artistic creations unfinished. He stayed in Milan for seventeen years. There he completed six paintings: two portraits of the 'Last Supper', two versions of 'The Virgin of the Rocks', and a deco ... ns of 'The Virgin of the Rocks', and a decorative ceiling painting in the Castello Sforzesco. Other paintings were either unfinished or have disappeared. In the early 1500's, Leonardo returned to his ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Piero Della Francesca- this is about 360 words long and gives an overview of his career as an artist.

d by Domenico Veneziano. Piero Della Francesca applied adeep understanding of Florentine art to his paintings that is common to many ofVeneziano's great works. It is thought that Piero worked as an as ...

(1 pages) 71 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Art as a Mirror on the consciousness

emotions and, even the unknown of the consciences of society it depicts through metaphors. Art, but paintings mostly helps society listen to it carefully. Paintings are the mirror of a society while a ... a culture or society. This is not a modern thought, but can be seen in some of the oldest existing paintings known. As long ago as 30,000 years, humans created images of their surroundings. Although ...

(8 pages) 214 2 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

National identity in the book "The Englishman's Boy" by Guy Vanderhaeghe

t are caused with the creation of a national identity. Art can come in many forms; music, theatre, paintings, and also motion pictures. It is important to control the means in which an identity is c ...

(4 pages) 67 2 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Consider Purism, Dada and Constructivism as differing responses to the character of the modern world.

itically with contemporary life. All three groups included theorists, architects, and poets so that paintings and constructions were only part of the range of productions. While some artists in this i ... he engineer's daughter, that no human intervention is necessary. Many of Picabia's 'mechanomorphic' paintings implicate women in their titles, and so may have sexual connotations of production and rep ...

(9 pages) 102 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays