Artist Essay Topics

Artist: Andy Warhol

Perhaps no artist in American history has embraced ambiguity more willingly than Andy Warhol. To this day, scholarly interpretations of his multi-faceted creative output struggle to define Warhol’s essential aesthetic, and also to resolve the central debate relative to his artistic career, which centers around crucial definitions of “pop art” and “avant garde” expression. Warhol,… View Article

The Portrait of Sammy as an Artist

In Toni Saldivar’s review, entitled “The Art of John Updike’s A&P”, Saldivar states that “experiencing the dramatic irony of Sammy’s narrative by enjoying Updike’s allusions to Botticelli’s art and to Pater’s aestheticism enables the reader to see a romantic sensibility becoming modern by arriving at a certain form of consciousness” (Saldivar par. 20). This kind… View Article

The Spanish Artist

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) was born in Aragonese in a small town of Fuendetodos on March 30, 1746. The first period of Goya’s painting career may have started in1763. He was then an aspiring young painter and most of his paintings depict the everyday life of ordinary people, such as in “The… View Article

A Contemporary Artist

Laurie Anderson was born in Chicago in 1947. She is a conglomerate of talents – music, writing, fiction, philosophy, sculpture and film – in one human form. The Bernard College in New York and the Columbia University share the fame of being Laurie Anderson’s alma mater. Her piece of work has an artistic flavour and… View Article

Jeff Koons and Unknown Artist

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons and Painted Sarcophagus Hanunia Tlesnasa by an unknown artist both have subjects that are reclining in similar positions. Michael Jackson and his chimpanzee, Bubbles are dressed in suits that are similar to the Sergeant Pepper uniforms of the Beatles. Jackson is in a combination of sitting/reclining position leaning… View Article

Hung Liu: The Chinese-American Artist

“The mind changes, the word changes, time doesn’t stay still, history is a verb, it is ongoing, there is no past tense, future tense, history is constant” Hung Liu told interviewer Rachelle Riechart (Riechart). Hung Liu is a Chinese woman who was born in Changchun, China in 1948. She was born during the age which… View Article

The Akita Ranga artist

“Dutch Learning” results to the proliferation of the Akita Ranga art school in Japan (Johnson 2005). The artists of the Akita Ranga tradition are influenced by the illustrations found in western books. The prevalence of Western books happened during the Tokugawa period wherein Japan undergone a national isolation. Nevertheless, trade with the Dutch are permitted…. View Article

The significance of the Community in the Eyes of an Artist

The characterization of Esperanza Cordero, a young Mexican-American girl in her early teens who lives in the Mango Street and who is also the main protagonist in the novel, and what the house symbolizes helps one to acquire the themes and messages of this particular literature. Esperanza, whose name means hope, is confronted with her… View Article

Effects of Industrialization on Artist

The countries of the world have largely embraced the goal of industrialization which explains the reason why there is the label of developing and developed countries. The implications of the 19TH century has put the developed western world as the model of industrialization on the planet (Masten, 2008). The face of industrialization affected a number… View Article

Identity of the Artist: Bob Dylan’s Chronicles

Early on in his rambling memoir, Chronicles (2004), Bob Dylan expresses a surprising affiliation. I’d read that stuff. Voltaire, Rousseau, John Locke, Montesquieu, MartinLuther—visionaries, revolutionaries…it was like I knew those guys, like they’d been living in my backyard. (p. 30) This “backyard” of the songwriter, identified through much of his career with subversion and rebellion,… View Article