History and art are aspects of life that will go hand in hand until time ceases. Humans obsess over the past, most likely in hopes of finding guidance from those that came before them. Every society has its fair share of artists who take inspiration from the events that define that specific era in history. In many instances, these works often help historians understand the events better than the history books themselves. An artist’s touch often makes the subject seem more personal or conveys the scene of it in a manner that is more relatable to the human spirit. Life through Dame Laura Knight’s eyes was filled with emotion and a form of romanticism. Regardless of subject matter, Knight creates her pieces in a manner that captivates the viewer, making them question the backstory and meaning behind them.
Laura was born a Johnson on August 4, 1877 in Nottingham, England. Her personality was very much that of a tomboy, based on her mindset and how different she was from her sisters. She played games that were more male dominated, was adventurous, enjoyed rustic crafts, and even created imaginary brothers to escape the reality of having all sisters (Morden Laura Knight: A Life). Despite her rowdy nature, Laura was always known to have a love for the arts, which can be credited to her mother. Since her mother was an artist, she was surrounded by creativity all of her life, often finding herself intrigued by her mother’s work (Morden Laura Knight: A Life). According to Laura’s
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In eight quasi-connected stories, Susan Vreeland delivers a fictional lesson on aesthetics. Set amidst human sorrow and historic chaos, the narrative follows an imagined Vermeer painting from the present day through 330 years of its provenance--beginning with its willful destruction in the 1990s and concluding with its inspired creation in the 1660s:
A review of the world’s great artists conjures familiar images: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel; Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night; Pablo Picasso’s The Tragedy. There are many more, of course: Monet, Moya, Warhol, Rembrandt, Kandinsky. What is immediately noticeable, however, upon any brief study of art, is the significant absence of women as heralded artists—not only in our ancient pasts, but even today, amongst valiant efforts for gender equality.
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 of victory, the sorrow of defeat, or to educate the public on the gory realities of war. Art about war can also show us a great amount of history of the kinds of weapons that were used at the time. It is necessary for artists to interpret, and criticize all aspects of life; even ones as tragic as war, It can make the public more aware of what goes on in times of war.
World War I was a war that shocked the world and brought about new emotions that created a large wave of “-isms” as well as the “lost generation” of writers. Modern art was catalyzed by World War I and without a thorough study of the various forms of art that resulted from it, modern art and the tremendous effect that World War I had on the people of the world cannot be fully understood. This historical investigation will cover a few aspects of the art that resulted from World War I so that a general idea of the emotions shared by the people of the world can be known. A few paintings that represent specific movements will be studied to understand the artistic movement. A number of museum exhibitions will be studied along with government websites, databases, and museum websites, especially from the Museum of Modern Art.
Historical Literature has always been a way for people to connect to the past. Students rely on the educational system in order to teach about historical events and present factual data. Ronald Takaki, author of A Different Mirror, triumphs over a history textbook`s narrative by adding the perspectives and personal information from minority groups to further educate his readers. While this text is pretty extensive with detail and memoirs of historical figures, Ireland`s Hunger Museum has reinforced Takaki`s historical details through artwork. As an active member in the community, my experience of the museum has given a personal and deeper connection to the past than the text. As a student of civics, I shared my responses to the artwork using
Romanticism and The post impressionism era are two major periods on the time line of art history. Different forms of art including paintings, music, and architecture showed tremendous growth, and ended up making history. This essay compares and contrasts pieces of work such as Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and Joseph Mallord William Turner’s The Slave Ship. These two pieces both represent their own individual time periods, yet have similar characteristics. Both of these paintings have a way of uncovering a story without using a single word.
Art by its nature is a subject of the philosophical, social, economic, political or religious context surrounding its creator. More often than not, a work of art addresses a specific topic or somewhat revolves around a particular person. Therefore, it is impossible to separate the context of a piece of painting, either historical or cultural, to its intrinsic value or the artwork's meaning. On the other hand, different cultures and time utilized specific conventions that govern the representation of objects of creativity. This essay highlights various pieces of art and their relationship to particular cultural, political, economic, or social settings. Moreover, it pinpoints how different times influence art presentation.
Art is one aspect of the past that has carried on for decades. Art in any form may it be poetry, novels, and playwright, sculpting as well as painting, has been an outlet for generations and continues to be an outlet and a means for expression. This paper will discuss “ The Mona Lisa” one of Da Vinci’s most famous paintings, as well as another great painting, Antonio Veneziano’s
The romantic era was a time in history that had altered how people viewed art, literature, and music, having its own significant style. Many people were known throughout the world for their contributions to the romantic era. Robert Scott Duncanson and Mary Edmonia Lewis were two important artists of the romantic era. The first American artist who will be spoken about is, Robert Scott Duncanson. Duncanson was a self-taught African American painter that was known mainly for his landscape paintings, but also for his portraits and murals. The following artist who will be spoken about Mary Edmonia Lewis. Lewis was known as the first “colored sculptor” in her time. In this paper, it will be discussed how these two artists overcame many obstacles
The secrets of the past have a way of shaping many lives. Griffin`s essay focuses on the idea of secrets by using various techniques to address this topic. Her essay uses an objective and indirect approach to guide the reader to translate the moments she records. Griffin does this by interviewing people to discover the past, providing descriptive reports of illustrations to promote a visual perspective, and ultimately the paintings are used to make the reader analyze their purpose. These methods are valuable because it promotes critical thinking and different points of views to tell the story.
The Appleton Museum of Art holds many exhibits showing how art changes between time eras and places. The artworks in these exhibits have a variety of perspectives, and art styles. Each piece holds their own story within the composition, style, and craftsmanship. I picked two different artworks the painting Tricoteuse (The Knitter) by the French painter William Adolphe Bouguereau, and the painting Daphnis and Chole by the American painter Elizabeth Jane Gardner.
Life when she was young. Laura was born on December 21 ,1829. In etna , new hampshire. Laura got sick with scarlet fever along with her two older sisters . she was so sick she was on her deathbed, she weirdly she recover . instead sadly her sisters died . her parents said That she was the brightest out of all their children . that is when she started to lose her sight and hearing .
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born February 7, 1867 in Pepin County, Wisconsin to pioneers Charles and Caroline Ingalls. She was the second of five children. She had three sisters, Mary, Grace, and Carrie, and a brother, Charles that died when he was 9 months old. As a child, she moved quite often as settlers did. The family lived in Wisconsin, Kansas, Walnut Grove, Minnesota, Burr Oak, Iowa, and De Smet, South Dakota. With moving so often, Laura rarely attended school, she learned from her sisters and by teaching herself. At 15, in an attempt to help earn money, she got her teaching certificate and went to teach at a school, Boochie School in South Dakota. Laura taught for 3 years before marrying Almonzo
Laura was born in 1867 to Charles and Caroline Ingalls. When she was young, her family often moved from place to place. They moved from Wisconsin to Kansas, Wisconsin to Walnut Grove, Minnesota, to Burr Oak Iowa, back to Walnut Grove, then settling in DeSmet, South Dakota. Since they did this, Laura and her sisters mainly taught themselves. Laura eventually decided to become a teacher, and passed a teaching test at the age of 15. She decided to teach in a small schoolhouse 12 miles from her parents’ home, so her parents had Almanzo Wilder pick Laura up every day. They soon fell in love. They got married on August 29, 1885. In 1886, Laura had a daughter named Rose. She had a son in 1889, who died at only nine months old. Her husband got diphtheria,
History has had an inarguable and behemoth impact on the trajectory of art and literature that it surrounds. Quite often, these mediums are a mere reflection of the artist's or author’s existence, and can be viewed as heavily autobiographical, regardless if the artist acknowledges this or not. In fact, many artists and authors will deny that their work is influenced by outside events, and wish to attest that their productions are sporadically born out of the creative abyss of their minds. However, this is absolutely false, since that mind is undoubtedly affected by external stimuli. Consequently, it is an undeniable premise that history changes the course of literature.