This paintings powerful message can clearly be seen to the viewer, especially culturally when we see the torn up Constitution of the United States in the background, representing a “free-for-all” on this day as our American beliefs did not matter to the terrorists. We also see the diversity between the three suffering women in handcuffs, showing that this tragedy hit everyone, but we were all bound together as Americans. The visual claims that this event truly was horrific and shows the absolute loss of innocence throughout our nation on this one day. The hands of the men especially show the suffering and anguish our nation felt, as they are deformed, projecting their pain onto the viewer. This work specifically reflects a historical moment in American history in that it depicts the events of September 11th. However, it also shows the future that is to come with the old man who survived passing the information of these events onto the young innocently blindfolded girl on the bottom right. Clearly, this piece is superficial in the sense where it comments on one event, but it also goes deeper, showing the aftermath and actions to come for the American
An artist's job is to interpret, and express the aspects of life in a creative fashion. War has played a big part in shaping our human history, and many artists have portrayed their feelings about art through paintings, and even monuments. Whether it be to show; the joy
In this dissertation, I will write about how the artist response to war by talking about the century of war, the art movements that came about, how the artist made work around that and the ongoing war in Syria. (expanding on it)
However, all art changes after the war. Artists were trying to make sense of the horrible world around them and became abstract artists that they believed they could leave the world and become abstract. They thought that they could heal themselves by going into their dreams and escape the world. At the same time, the constructivists were looking at modern technology with hopes to heal the world with new things and technology. Dada reacted to WWI and made anti-arts against the romantic idealism of war. For example, Dada made Mona Lisa has whiskers because Mona Lisa symbolized old world art. In Russia, they have social realism which depicts strength and progress and this is another reaction to World War I. People were making art with the belief of communism. They believed that communism could heal the world and that people could unite and become strong to make Russia a healthy country, which didn’t work. Both WWI & WWII were very influential with art history, but WWII is more devastating with 70 million people died. Almost everyone was affected by this war. Europe is devastated, so the art world shifts to America and abstract expressionist artists appear- Freud’s student Carl Jung, is an expressionist artist who believed in the importance of spiritual world and not
Contextual theory considers art “as a product of a culture and value system” (88). Contextual theory refers to the environmental influences on a work of art that is as, the economic system, cultural values, and politics. I believe the contextual theory best fit The Death of General Wolfe, because this painting
The effect of the French Revolution on painting has been a great work in the Revolutionary age which most of the artwork has shown over the years one of them is the painting of Jacques-Louis David and the other foremost painters Oath of the Horatio which has clearly shown
Both Neoclassic and Romantic artists expressed their views of the French revolution on their works, and I am observing how one work of each style focused on that.
The nature and impact of the Great War on individuals and society The poetry, artwork and story by people who witnessed the Great War depict chaos, destruction and death. To the world and future generations it is a stark reminder of this horror and atrocities of war and that human beings
For my writing assignment, I chose to discuss “The Third of May,” by Francisco Goya. On May 2, 1808, hundreds of Goya’s countrymen rebelled against the French. On May 3, these Spanish freedom fighters were rounded up and put to death by the French. Francisco Goya was in a tough position because he had supported the French Revolution, but the slaughter of his countrymen and the horrors of war made him change his tune and had a profound effect on the artist. This painting is acclaimed as one the great paintings of all time and has even been called the world’s first modern painting.
The effect of the French Revolution on the artistic foundation of French people, and eventually the world at large, it’s incalculable. Two styles of the styles that permeated the developments of the French Revolution were the Neoclassical and the Romantic style, which mixed Baroque and Rococo elements. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). The major artistic style in France, however, at about that time, was the Neoclassical. Elements such as scientific advancements and excavations of ancient sites, yielded historical and cultural discoveries that allowed for the expansion of artistic examples, which were available to artists, around the world.
I thing both “The Death of Sardanapalus” and “The Massacre at Chios” are very realistic in way they show death, both of those paintings send very strong message. Those paintings are very expressional and dramatic. “Liberty Leading the People” has also very strong political message, it is dramatic in composition
In Liberty: Leading the People, Delacroix uses a triangle to compose the piece (Fig 2), with Liberty at the peak of the pyramid and the people at the bottom in order to balance out the composition, compared to The Death of Sardanapalus, “ Delacroix’s painting offers no clear recession into depth. There is no logical sense of scale or perspective.” (Walsh) The Death of Sardanapalus is just clustered and a mess with no real balance or logic. Romantic art is characterized as straying away from traditional art forms, thus this piece is a piece reminiscent to the art style known as Romanticism.
Romanticism was an artist, literary, musical, and architectural movement that began near the end of the 18th century. It emphasized expression of intense emotion, such as apprehension, terror and awe; and individuality. In architecture it borrowed styles from previous eras while experimenting with new materials. It strived to be an
The aspect of emotional unity, within nationalism and romanticism, was An example of nationalists having remembrance of history could include how British nationalists named the Battle of Peterloo in reference to the Battle of Waterloo. This reference is ironic because it compares a battle won by the French and a battle lost by the English. However, even though the romantics often chose to visually remember landscapes in which they believed would go down in modern-history, such as the unspoiled nature of Lake District of northern England and northern Africa, many romantics also cherished the Middle Ages in other ways, such as poetry or music. An example of the romanticists having remembrance of history could include Eugène Delacroix’s most famous painting Liberty Leading the People, which glorified the French Revolution of 1830.
The French Revolution began in the year of 1789. Starting with the raid of the Paris Bastille prison, then the French regime was overthrown within a few years and the lower classes leaders were trying to take the local control with violence. Many of the aristocracies and nobles were executed and tortured at home during the Reign of Terror. In such circumstances, the French painting abounded its moral and political purpose and embraced the style known as neoclassicism and romanticism. This essay will first go through the compare and contrast both of the style with Jacques-Louis David’s The Loves of Paris and Helen, representing the neoclassical style of art, and the painting significant with its romanticism style Liberty Leading the People, painted by Eugène Delacroix. After the reviewing each expression of both of the art, a conclusion will be taken from their variation.