Analysis Of The Film ' Figural '

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Figural Portray: American Art in Nineteen Centaury

The artwork is an aesthetic autonomous expression by someone on something. This means that artwork always has a life of its own that is very separate and different from other affairs of human beings. The artist making the art will always define the purposes and the functions of his/her arts. Sometimes it may be the public or the market of the arts that will define the functions of the arts. Expression by artists through artwork has always expressed, reflected, and influenced the cultures, places, and time from which the art itself always evolves. The art can also be used for social and media criticism and that means it helps in objecting to reality. Some people also use artwork as a tool for knowledge creation and research. It has also got some very important social benefits like bringing happiness to different people.
The two arts work displayed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art have been selected to demonstrate how figures of human beings are portrayed through artwork. Both artworks are analyzed to see that how far they are similar and different to each other but still hold true to their own philosophies, ethics and values to create a definite style. Thomas Eakins painting Wrestlers, 1899, oil on canvas, 122.9 × 152.4 cm and Mary Cassatt painting Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child, 1880, oil on canvas, 121.76 × 87.95 × 12.07 cm have been selected to represent a figural concept in American

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