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Listening to Susan Robeson's speech about her grandfather, the legendary artist and activist Paul Robeson, in extremely interesting on different levels. To begin with, the first thing I personally notice is that she does not have the speaking power of her grandfather. This is important. Her message itself is strong...

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Introduction Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun was born in 1755 is the daughter to a Jeanne maissin, a hairdresser and Louis Vigee, a pastelist and member of the artist guild. Upon completion of her early learning, her father took up the task of nurturing her artistic talent by taking her in...

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Explain in detail how the work of art reflects the person who created it and how it exemplifies the specific era in which it was created. Be explicit. Then give a brief biography on the artist. German born and schooled Albert Bierstadt is one of the most well-known landscape painters...

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Despite, the shared theme of horses, the three works in question all represent different approaches to the painting of a singular theme. The first image, Rosa Bonheur"s The Horse Fair (1853) is realist in style, Franz Marc"s The Large Blue Horses (1911) is expressionist, whereas the unknown author(s) of the...

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Introduction 19th century master Edouard Manet occupies a unique place in art. He is very much “transitional,” in that his work expresses both Realism and Impressionism while never fully committing to either. Moreover, Manet's paintings – and particularly his work with female nudes – defy classic tradition even as they...

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Introduction Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling was authored by Ross King and published in 2003. The author’s purpose in this book is to inform the readers of the challenges that Michelangelo had to endure to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The medium of painting was demanding and the artist’s client...

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La Grenouillère was placed on Seine. It was a boating and bathing place. The location of this spot was favorable for showing the beauty of suburbs of Paris. In the 1860s, Impressionism gained its depth and dominance. The reason why Renoir and Monet chose this place and position for depicting...

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Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in his work The Rise of Cubism discusses the steps that Picasso and Braque made in order to establish cubism as an art movement. According to the author, initially Picasso tried to address all of the problems of painting at once, which is the representation of three dimensions...

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The Medicis and other families maintained power of specific regions of Italy through the use of money and influence. They used their money to purchase influence from others in their regions. The Medicis were a banking family; other families were merchants. However, all of the families were wealthy. The families...

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Henry Matisse and Pablo Picasso achieved a great deal of prominence during their time. Henri Matisse (December 1861 – November 1954) was a French artist. He is mainly remembered for the manner in which he used color in his art pieces including prints, paintings and sculptures. Pablo Picasso (25 October...

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Water Lilies was one of a series of 250 paintings by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. The paintings were executed during the last thirty years of Monet’s life, and because of them, a new period of art was initiated.1 Monet had the idea that nature should be painted, the way...

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Born in Paris, France, in 1840, Claude Monet became one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement, securing his position in art history (“Claude Monet Autobiography”). Moving to the Normandy region at the age of 5, Monet developed an interest in art beginning in early childhood as he began to...

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Born in 1832, Edouard Mamet is a significant figure in the world of painting and particularly for his contemporary transition through paintings such as ‘the Old Musician.” Unlike other artists, Manet projected modernity through his painting. In fact, in the painting; the Old Musician, Manet used interesting aspects which remain...

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Edouard Manet and Claude Monet, the renowned French artists of the 19th century, both had paintings that focused on Argenteuil, a small French town on the bank of the river Seine. In Manet’s Boating (1874), the artist portrayed two boaters in Argenteuil, a young man and a woman, supposedly Manet’s...

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Cezanne's The Card Players is a study in concentration, social class. It bears a strong resemblance to still life, for which Cezanne was also famous. In the picture, Cezanne makes form and content work together in order to produce the effect of intense concentration and of a stillness in time...

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Primitivism is defined as the fascination adopted by early modern artists in Europe to describe a belief system of unsophisticated life that is not affected by objectivism. Pablo Picasso is one of the most critical figures of the twentieth century focusing on arts. Throughout his profession, he created more than...

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Renaissance artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, is without question one of the most famous and recognized works of art. She was thought to have been painted in the early 1500’s and her trajectory to fame skyrocketed upon being acquired by the King of France in the 1530’s....

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The Mona Lisa is an oil portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, painted in the first decade of the 16th century. General opinion holds that the image is of a Lisa Gherardini, a young Venetian woman and wife. The sitter is presented against an imaginary landscape and is painted in a...

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The Rococo style is a decorative one, one that was popularized by the French royal court in the eighteenth century. Deriving from the French word rocaille and the Italian word for “baroque,” barocco, the style reflected the works of painter Michelangelo and the general Baroque style that heavily influenced Europe’s...

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A. This famous painting was influenced by the Spanish Civil War. German and Italian war planes bombed and devastated the village of Guernica and Picasso, Spanish himself, used the tragedy to make a powerful statement about the nature of war. The impact of the bombing inspired Picasso to create both...

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Art tends to reflect more than the individual feelings, thoughts, and even inspirations of the artists. Art is always to some extent a product of its time and place, just as is the artist, so cultural and social influences must play a role in the creative process. This is evident...

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Painting has been a prestigious and popular medium, and form of expression, for many thousands of years. This popularity has undergone challenges; in ancient Greece, for example, verbal or literary expression was at times seen as a more enduring medium than painting (White 86). Nonetheless, and certainly since the Renaissance...

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Still life paintings offer a unique look into the past if one is willing to do a little digging. Unassuming images of florals, banquets, and simple food staples are merely the surface of iconographic masterpieces which reveal an artist's cultural, social, political, and religious contexts. One such example is Clara...

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Kazimir Malevich's 'Aeroplane Flying' is an example of the first extremity of abstract art in Europe. Malevich and his contemporary Russian cohort, Wassily Kandinsky, is largely derived from the idea that Cubo-Futurism can be taken one step further, devolving everything down to its most basic geometric origins, and yet still...

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Vincent Van Gogh (30 March, 1853 ' 29 July, 1890) and his painting Starry Night represent the modern conception of the artist, tormented, but brilliant, who is able to transcend the everyday view of the world, so as to present a view of reality which is somehow truer than our...

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