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  • Art And Feminist Art History

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    Art history is the study of all forms of art throughout history and the ways in which it has evolved. Art historians specialize in a variety of different eras, methods, contents, and styles. Most art historians analyze, dissect, and attempt to learn more about art, artists, and the subjects and trends that have occurred in art since its conception. Analyzing art can be done in a number of ways, from how it was created, to when it was produced, down to the subject matter of the art. An assortment

  • The History of Art Essay

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    The History of Art Art was the first written language and to study the history of art is to study the history of civilizations and humankind. The Paleolithic cave paintings in France, when viewed in the modern western perspective can only be speculated at as to the intent and/or purpose of the original artisans. Perhaps the paintings of animals were the focal point of a religious ceremony or ritual, surveyed before the hunt, to bring success or perhaps part of a celebration or documentation

  • Essay on Art Criticism and Art History

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    Art criticism and Art History Case Study: The use of assemblage and the found object in historical and contemporary art practice. The origins of the practice of assemblage can be traced back to its early twentieth century roots based on ideas presented by Dadaists. The Dada movement was a literary and artistic movement during the First World War and further developed as a non-art movement. The main idea of Dada was to not follow a uniform rule of what an artwork entails in order to be valued

  • Art History Essay

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    ART __-history, __-theory, __-world (Accounting for modern art with Dickie, Danto, and Weitz)      Up until the twentieth century art theorists had consistently sought for a definition of art—a definition that would determine a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for something to be called art. But artists in the 20th century did not want to be defined, and they deliberately tried to create artworks that would not fit under some theorist’s umbrella. We saw the Beatniks

  • History Of Pop Art

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    transformation to “popular” of the world, the new art movement had occurred, Pop Art. Pop artists began to look for inspiration in the world around them, representing—and, at times, making art directly from—everyday items, consumer goods, and mass media. When it emerged in the 1960s, Pop art was not just about bold colors and celebrity culture; it brought the popular world—from cartoons and advertising to apples and bananas—into the realm of high art, turning taste on its head in the process. It was

  • Survey of Art History

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    Survey of Art History II Man Ray like many other artists did not care to have his personal life shown in his art. He wanted to be viewed and recognized for his work which included sculptures, paintings, and photography. Man Ray was mostly influenced by Stieglitz's photographs. Man Ray used a similar style to Stieglitz. He captured images that created an unvarnished look at the photos' subject. Man Ray discovered a new way to create his photos; by accident in his work room he discovered how to

  • The History Of Art And Its Impact On Modern Art

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    what happens when you splash the stuff down. “- Francis Bacon. However when I learnt more about history of art and the way each movement and happenings in the world inspired artist to make new works, I was able to see much more than just a canvas with random paints and sketches. The interesting part about this concept is that each piece of art could be interpreted in many different ways. In contemporary art there isn’t right and wrong, each of us view and find different meanings and connections with

  • The Female Gaze Of Art History

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    M.A. adjunct ARTH 316 W1 December 10, 2016 The Female Gaze in Art History Thesis: Women have come a long way alongside men in presenting art in various forms, but while artistic expression has been based from the male perspective and sexuality, female artists are becoming more outspoken in their art forms challenging viewers to look beyond the physical form and go deeper into its meaning. Down through the historical years of art the human body has been the subject of intrigue and delight. While

  • Pop Art History

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    “Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn't look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.”, Roy Lichtenstein. This quote genuinely shows the essence of Pop Art and how Pop Art became a whole different breed of art. Pop Art came like a thunderstorm taking over the globe in the late 50’s and the early 60’s and has continued to be a staple in the world of art. Pop Art has played a massive part in art history and in history in general. The aim for this paper is to inform audiences

  • Art And Literature : The History Of Art Vs. Literature

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    Though it's all around us, sometimes it's easy to forget that art and literature does so much for society. They are, as some would argue, the things that make humans, well, human. Both art and literature have an ability to capture the imagination in ways that are mystifying. They preserve the past, shape the present, and predict the future. They affect the mind in amazing ways. Art makes it easy to realize that, though the world we have lived in has changed and is very much different from what it

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