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Modernism and the Visual Arts

Originally titled as Le Bain, means the bath; Luncheon on the Grass was exhibited at the Salon de Refuses in 1863. It is painted with oil on a large canvas by Édouard Manet created in between 1862 and 1863. The painting represents the contrast between a female nude with fully clothed men in a rural…

Defining the Visual Arts

Visual art defined Visual arts can be defined in many ways. The textbook answer was unobtainable for this class. Visual literacy seems to be the focus of the textbook. Online research has yielded slightly better insight: “The visual arts are art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing,…

The Effect of WWII on the Visual Arts

The global trauma of World War II, particularly the events that took place at Auschwitz and Hiroshima, caused dramatic changes in the visual arts. New ideas and criticisms of culture and society had come about, and artists were responding–consciously and unconsciously–to the war. New ideas about the arts had emerged shortly after the war. The…



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Visual artist in our modern day society

Artists play several important roles in today’s society. An artist uses his tools, whether it is paints, pens, pencils or any other median they enjoy and find effective to comment on the trends society has formed, an important subject to the artists such as political stances and views and areas that the artist feel need…

Visual Art education and Graphic Design

Computer technology has added a new aspect to all people desiring to broaden their horizons by furthering their education. Over time the traditional methods of learning have evolved with the advancements in technology. In today’s society modern technology makes anything possible, even earning a degree online. This is especially popular for those considering a career…

Lucian freud and the visual arts

Lucian Freud was born in 1922, in Berlin Germany. He was a British Painter and a grandson to Sigmund Freud. He studied In London at the central school of art and also at Morris’s East Anglican school, where he studied painting and drawing. He later attended the University of London (Goldsmiths College), and later worked…

Analyzing, Interpreting, and Assessing Visual Art

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the most well-known Japanese woodblock art ever created in the history of Japan (Sayre, 2010). The masterpiece was created by Hokusai Katsushika, known to be the honorable Japanese printmakers of the 19th century. The Great Wave off Kanagawa set precedent for the first of 36 views of Mount Fuji,…

Visual Art in Greek Mythology

Visual art is one of the most important facets of ancient culture. Not only is visual art aesthetically pleasing to the senses, but it aids us in grasping the concepts of civilizations and stories that we could not fully understand in simple text. Greek mythology has bred some of the most beautiful works of art…

Current Issues in Visual Arts Education

Reading has always been a part of my life. So do playing. Play in the sense of enjoying our life. What I hate most is formality, a life exist without freedom. Then I combined these two interests into one, to study about something fun, and can benefit others too. The study of literature has consumed…

Icarus in Prose, Poetry and Visual Art

What does it take for one to achieve freedom? As a father, what sacrifices can you give to let your son live the life of a freeman? For an artist and creator, Daedalus, the best of his ability and skills are his weapons in order to give himself and his son, Icarus, the taste of…

The Lives and Works of Masters in Visual Arts

* Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) – an Italian master of the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a draftsman, an accomplished engineer, and a pioneer investigator, in the natural sciences. Life and works in painting * Born in 1452 in Vinci, Republic of Florence (now in Italy), Leonardo spent his youth in Tuscany and in…

Visual Arts – Wenda Gu and Shayne Higson

The influence of cultural experiences from different worlds has altered artists’ perceptions on their concept of depicting art, which is displayed in their series of artworks. Artists including Wenda Gu, Shayne Higson and William Kentridge demonstrate various aspects of the cultural world they live in such as their background, shown through their artist’s practice. Wenda…

Visual Art Perception

Two paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1633-1634, by Nicolas Poussin and A Hunting Scene, 1462-1522, by Piero Di Cosimo. Both are early European works, one from France and the other from Italy. These portraits have many related aspects, and similar subject matters. Although this…

Visual Art

The Renaissance time period started around the middle 1400s and ended in the early 1600s. This time period was traditionally viewed as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era. The Renaissance is best known for its artistic developments and the contributions from a polymathic person by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci….

Visual Arts And Literature

In visual arts and literature, the sacred and the secular, separate entities in themselves meld into one another, frequently producing a hybrid which gives rise to a new seculo-religious genre. Despite of the doctrine of separation of the church and state, most times it was the priests who were in charge of many other areas…

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