Portrait of an American Family

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  • Thomas Sully

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    painting portraits for American presidential elites in the 19th century. During early part of the 19th century, Sully was known as the premier portrait painter of John Quincy Adams and President Andrew Jackson as major works of his career. Sully had studied under the famous American portrait painter, Gilbert Stuart, which provided him the techniques and political access to paint presidents as part of a career in the arts. These works defined a high level of sophistication for an American painter,

  • Analysis Of ' House Of The Seven Gables ' Essay

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    Evil within the Portraits The traditional Gothic taste for “portraits” is frequent in many novels and short stories that follow the conventions of literary mode making it present in these both texts; House of the Seven Gables by Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Oval Portrait. Often the characters in such Gothic romances are haunted by the tyranny of the past, which make it inescapable. It often leads to the destruction of their loved ones. Others motive of escape is often pulled back by a curse

  • An Exhibition of Portraits by Alice Neel Essay example

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    An Exhibition of Portraits by Alice Neel An exhibition of portraits of the family by Alice Neel, one of the finest painters of her generation, is at the Norton Museum of Art February 14 through March 29, 1998. Both critics and the subjects of her paintings have written of Neel's ability to portray the dynamics of relationships. Kinships focuses on particular family relationships: siblings, domestic pairs, parents and children, and members of her own family. The exhibition was organized by the

  • Henrietta Johnston : An Amazing Painter

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    17th and 18th century American colonial life was not easy for women, they were overworked and underappreciated. Women were married young and quickly took on all the household responsibilities, including bearing children. Husbands, quite literally, owned their wives and because of this women had no control of their earnings, property, inheritance, or anything else (Portland State University, 2001). Though, despite all the hardships women had to go through, some overcame the challenges and still found

  • John Copley and Benjamin West

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    Copley’s and West’s Artwork Tiffin University Vanessa Bradley September 14, 2012 Melanie Trost ART310 American Art John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West were both painters and portraitures. John Copley and Benjamin West both had very distinct styles of artwork. There were also some comparisons between their artwork(s). I have decided to look further into Copley’s and West’s artwork(s) and this is what I have found. John Singleton Copley’s painting: Mars, Venus, and Vulcan: The Forge

  • The Washington Family Analysis

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    The Washington Family by Edward Savage, painted from 1789-1796, features American’s original “First Family.” (Fig. 1) George Washington sits around a table in his Mount Vernon home with his wife, Martha and her two grandchildren, whom the Washingtons adopted following the death of their parents. Behind them, a household slave stands ready to serve and a vast landscape sprawls outside the window. Though the painting appears to be a simple, family portrait, it actually contains deeper, political messages

  • The Adoration Of The Three Kings

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    The Adoration of the Three Kings The Walter’s Art Gallery exhibited numerous masterpieces of art and one of the works of art that really caught my eye, was a painting titled, “The Adoration of the Three Kings”. The painting was believed to have been commissioned and completed between 1525 and 1530. The “Adoration” was painted by Italian artist, Girolamo da Santacroce. In terms of who exactly commissioned this painting, I feel that it is very hard to say, due to the lack of a signature or any other

  • James Van Der Zee Essay

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    celebrity, then he or she must be able to remain focused in life by emulating James Van Der Zee. This is a man who defied all odds and today is renowned for his great performance in photographic art. His work revolved around the culture of the Africans Americans. This artist was popular because of the way he captured the lifestyles of the middle class blacks using his camera especially during the Harlem renaissance. One of the most appealing photographs is that of the proud black couple in raccoon coats

  • Dugan Aguilar's Life

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    Dugan Aguilar went on a photo journey around California, acquiring photographs of his community, his family. Agular hopes to bring to attention that, “Natives are alive and well” (Goudi’ni Gallery) in his exhibition, She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: The California Indian Photographs. Twenty-eight photographs hang on the walls inside the Goudi’ni Gallery located in the Behavioral Science building at Humboldt State University. The space between sections, the gallery provides, allows viewers time

  • An American Portrait Photographer, Philippe Halsman

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    An American portrait photographer, Philippe Halsman, in the mid 1900’s once said, “A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was.” He provides a good point, as he gives his opinion that portraits are a representation of an individual, to show the memory of their soul through artwork even if it’s photographs, paintings, drawings, or sculptures. Whether it is to remember the past or present, portraits tell their