Ashley Cobuzzi Professor Dr. Brown Intro. To Humanities December 16, 2012 A Look Into The Arts Ashley Cobuzzi Professor Dr. Brown Intro. To Humanities December 16, 2012 A Look Into The Arts 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
In Fred Kleiner’s Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, he has listed some of the oldest and most ancient works of art discovered from different archeological site, which were later transferred to various museums. As we delve deeper into the chapters, we discover how art forms evolve across different time lines – from the art of the Paleolithic period to the arts of the near-East and Egypt. The works of art across the different timelines also indicate the kind of culture people have, because such culture can be seen in how they present their arts. Therefore, there is a clear development that is happening back then, because of the evolution of the arts and the presentation of the artists based on their culture. Taking everything into consideration, this project aims to discuss how arts develop throughout the different timelines – the Paleolithic period and the Ancient near-East and Egypt – and how such art forms present the cultural context of the artists.
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 history: a useless pondering over sketches that have little significance to life, at least this is the notion held by many. Delving into art history is a slippery slope that requires more than any one person knows. James F. Cooper and Alan Wallach explore the considerations art historians go through to decipher the relevancy of artworks. However, James F. Cooper’s arguments retro and one-track minded, while Alan Wallach’s arguments on which artworks to pick apart, the methods to attack them, and the reasons people spend so long analyzing a piece of paper are far more relevant to today’s emerging standards.
The aim of this paper is to examine two different pieces of art. In one corner we have Rogier van der Weyden, Deposition and in the other corner we have Pietro Perugino, Delivery of the Keys to Saint Peter. Both paintings are innovative with respect to the period that it was done in. As I move along in this paper, I am going to examine an art piece and compare it to the other.
Throughout the art history, women have been involved in making art, whether as creators and innovators of new forms of artistic expression, patrons, collectors, sources of inspiration, or significant contributors as art historians and critics. Women have been and continue to be integral to the institution of art, but despite
This review will cover two artists work. Two pictures will be included in the paper and I will talk about what I like or dislike about the painting. The two artists that will be mentioned in this review are Llmari Aalto, the second artist is Gustave Courbet.
Between 1877 where William Morris wrote “The Lesser Art”, till 1919 when Walter Gropius came up with his program for artists in training, the world has witnessed not only waves of art movements. But also, one of the most devastating events in the modern history, WWI. However, for one to look at what Arts and Crafts movement have brought to the world of art, and compare it to Bauhaus, would not believe how similar the ideas of both men were. As a result of the industrial revolution, Morris wrote about unifying artists and producers, in hope to fight what he described as “vulgarity” (Gorman, 37). On the other hand, Gropius talked about the need for unifying artists with industry, in order to bring back art which became isolated in the “salons”
Throughout the reading, Bagley makes readers rethink about the meaning of art history and the reason of art assignments through his analysis on other experts’ faiths. I agree with Bagley’s arguments on art history teaching and support his practical solutions for beginners to make comparisons. The author seems to emphasizing that comparisons help beginners hypothesize the artist’s intention and further understand the properties of the object from contrasting Ernst Kitzinger’s and Taylor’s writings. Kitzinger compares and contrasts the style of arch in different time periods which make his writing convincible and factual; on the other hand, Taylor compares artworks with his own drawing and unrelated ones which is nonsense to me. After reading
Ultimately, I want to work towards extending the definition of “art history canon” and promote further understanding of other cultures. Matriculating into the Art History graduate program at Williams will allow me to assess the intersectionalities that stem from culture, identity, and artistic creation - using contemporary art and non-Western art as my initial reference points. The knowledge I obtain, and contribute, during the program will provide me with a solid base on which I can continue my academic pursuits at the doctorate level and eventually apply this knowledge in a curatorial or professorial capacity. I wholeheartedly believe that attending the Williams College Art History graduate program will equip me with the academic and professional skills I need to succeed and create a lasting impact in the art history realm.
Since the beginning of time, Art Historians and Anthropologist have had the task of endlessly solving a holistic puzzle with missing pieces to a timeline. It is not only a remainder of the past, as a modern civilization it is now that we learn from events and the mistakes of great empires and stories that now still exist in
After taking AP Art History and attending a few art history club meetings, I realized there was a demand for a more diverse scope of art. Our focus in class was incredibly Eurocentric, spending only a month on all of Non-Western art. I brought this concern to my teacher
Jenessa Asch Professor Caratzola Art History 202 Term Paper Draft Art History is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts. The history of art, we feel, can sometimes be confused with art criticism. However, Art History is concerned with finding the value of the artistic piece in respect with others in the same category of art or movement, and art criticism is more of an evaluation of art. The art examined best represents the culture during the time period, visions the artist imagined, and history behind an event. It also represents society in a specific area, beliefs the people may have, writing that tells a story, the natural world and environment, conflict between people and areas, and the human body. With these representations, artwork overall represents the life in which we live (d). Each piece has its own genre, design, format and style to it. This makes each piece extremely different, yet pleasing to the eye. They also vary between paintings, sculptures and architecture. These different types also make a variety of artwork to be seen by all people. The art pieces that I chose, Jar, Bottle and Glass by Juan Gris, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, and Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, seemed interesting to me and I believe to best represent the context in which they were created, along with the major artistic movements of the time. I went on to research them more thoroughly to better understand the history behind them,
So, we witness the tendency of turning art towards intellectual bias on the one hand, and to sensual dimentions. So, from an epistemological perspective we should not consider any more a serious limitation between the artistic knowledge and the philosophical one.
Literature Review Libraries have a long history towards the ancient world as places used to keep important records such as clay tablets, transcripts and many texts. Many records were destroyed in the course of wars or purposely by some rulers with the changes in government. As a result, writing of literature