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Distinctions Between Art and Pornography

Critically examine whether it is possible to distinguish convincingly between art and pornography Introduction The distinctions between art and pornography is one that the law has...

Displaying the Human Experience Through Art

The Human Experience The Vladimir Madonna The Vladimir Madonna is a Russian icon painted during the 12th century. It is recognized by the arm of a...

Images of 1980s: An Analysis

Images of 1980s Speaking of 1980s often people think about Reagan, “Greed is good”, and funny hair styles. Of course the 80s were more than...

Motivating Students in Painting

SYNOPSIS FOR DISSERTATION Exploration of selected water colour techniques to motivate students in painting. An action Research at Form IV level. INTRODUCTION Learning is an...

An analysis of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

Introduction “Starry Night” is one of the most popular canvasesin modern-day philosophy along with being one of the most simulated and pursued after images. This...

Art in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries: The Decline

Does the notion of ‘decline’ have any relevance for our understanding of the art and literature of the fourth and fifth centuries? Since...

Mapplethorpe: Art or Pornography?

art: the expression of creative skill through a visual medium such as painting or sculpture. pornography: printed or visual material intended to stimulate sexual excitement. (1) The question...

History of Portraiture: Changes in Styles and Techniques

The immemorial fascination of man's own image and of those of his fellow human beings arose a desire in men to attempt and embellish...

Art in the Victorian Era

The Victorian era was an age of peace and prosperity in Great Britain. The Victorian style is developed mainly in Great Britain during the reign...

From Classical to Minimalism - History of Art

18th Century Neo - Classical Neo classical art was the name given to the art, architecture sculpture that began emerging in the mid eighteenth century...

Hung Liu - Biography of an Artist

"Biography" Hung Liu is one of the popular artists born in Changchun China in 1948. She studied Mural painting as a graduate student at the...

History of Art from Middle Ages to Modern Times

  Style: Early Renaissance Title: Madonna with Child Artist: Giovanni Bellini Date: 1450 - 1455 Material: oil on wood Location: Civico...

How did the Dada Artists Challenge the Contemporary Art?

This essay will dive into the world of dada by firstly exploring the movement with an in-depth look into the brief history of dada...

Barbara Kruger: An Art Analysis

Barbara Kruger, an American graphic designer who brings to light modern day problems of society using her art as a message conveyer of society...

How Does Art Impact Us?

...the philosophical encloses art in its circle but its discourse on art is at once, by the same token, caught in a circle....

FAlice in Wonderland Artwork by Sigmar Polke: Analysis

Sigmar Polke was creating a wide range of surfaces with various materials, as shown in his 1971 artwork of Alice in Wonderland (Figure 1),...

Formal Analysis: Jenny Holzer's Untitled

Fig. 1. Jenny Holzer, Untitled. 1989,"16 x 162' x 6" Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Untitled is a piece of art...

Funding for Arts Council in Ireland

" The hackers guide to Arts council funding" Abstract This research paper will provide a thorough account of the different financial components comprising of the arts...

Outline of Movements in Art

Introduction  Art has given generation's complex lessons in exquisiteness, horror, and respect. Art has inspired some to delve further into their minds than...

How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare: A Spiritual Analysis

When Joseph Beuys performed his piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (November 26, 1965 at Galerie Schmela in Düsseldorf, Germany), he...

Traditional Chinese Dance

Dance is one of the oldest art of humankind, and expresses the feelings and thought of art through rhythmic, refined and organized human movements....

Enlightenment and Modernism in Art

Some people would describe the period of Modernism the latest and absolutely new movement in art, which appeared in 1850s and lasted until the...

History and Origins of Spray Paint Art

Would you consider yourself artistic? You may think that you cannot draw anything, but being artistic does not mean that you have to be...

Using a Pencil for Drawing

  DESCRIPTION: A pencil is an instrument that you can use it for writing or drawing. People use pencils in the schools, offices, houses to write...

Do Arts Enhance Creativity?

  ABSTRACT It is often said that artists have got a considerable use of imagination and hence they are more creative than other people. However, several...

Roland Barthes' Concept of the Death of the Author

  In this essay I am going to write about Roland Barthes concept of the death of the author...

Richard Hamilton Artist Analysis

  Clipping images from American magazines, Richard Hamilton creates an image of a home that challenges viewers to acknowledge the materialistic thoughts that consumed their...

Artist Analysis: Gershom

  As a student of Crafton Hills College, I got the opportunity to view a collection of still life paintings and drawings by the Los...

Life and Work of Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy was born in 1933 to Irish immigrant parents in London, England.  His household was highly politicized because his father...

Sherman & Diop: Photographer Analysis and Comparison

Introduction The following study will analyse and compare the contemporary photographers- widely known for their conceptual portraits- American Cindy Sherman (b. 1954)...

Formal Analysis: To the Unknown Painter

To the Unknown Painter, a painting made of oil, acrylic, latex, emulsion, and shellac, was created by Anselm Kiefer in 1983 (Figure 1). A...

Formal Analysis: The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party is a mixed media feminist piece crafted by Judy Chicago and over four-hundred women consisting of ceramic plates, embroidered and woven...

Hopper & Eitel Artist Comparison

Introduction The following pages will analyse and compare American realist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) and German...

Reflections of Society in Periods of Art

Conventions in Art Throughout time, conventions of representation in portraiture dynamically transformed throughout history, considerably changing each artist's genre of work supporting personal conventions portrayed...

Humanism and the Baroque Periods of Art

Humanism, specifically during the Renaissance, was a huge movement towards the human mind as a whole and how individuality in expression of thoughts and...