Iwt Task 1 Essays

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IWT Task 1
Western Governors University
Literature, Arts and the Humanities

IWT Task 1
Artwork is defined as: a painting, sculpture, photograph, etc., that is created to be beautiful or to express an important idea or feeling: an artistic work. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artwork) and dates back to the Old Stone Ages. Artists capture certain moments in time and express their inspiration in a vast array of styles, such as; social and political events, religious and mythological depictions, ornate and affluent periods, tangible subjects that portray life accurately and in-motion, cultural movements, abstract images, and pop culture.

The two movements that inclined the writing of this paper were;
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Mr. Leroy wrote a headline titled, “The Exhibition of the Impressionists", and was referring to artist Claude Monet’s art piece, Impression: Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). (Greatest Art Critics Series Louis Leroy, n.d., para. 2). Mr. Leroy critiqued an exhibition that was organized by a group of anonymous artists, called the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs ("Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers"), who consisted of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, among others and was held at photographer Nadar’s house in Paris, France. The artwork featured at this event, were submissions previously denied from the annual Salon; who held the official art exhibitions of the French Academy of Fine Arts (Académie des Beaux-Arts), and were known to host the most prestigious annual or biannual art event in the world for almost 150 years (c. 1740-1890). (Paris Salon, n.d., para. 1).
In 1863, the Salon rejected over 3,000 submitted paintings, an unusually high number- that French Emperor, Napoleon III, decided to intervene and evaluate the artwork accepted by the Salon, then compare it to the artwork that was denied. The Emperor couldn’t distinguish the difference in the styles, and declared that all submissions previously denied should have the opportunity to be displayed for everyone to see, and decreed to have a salon of the refused, and organized the

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