Theo van Boven

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  • Essay on Ian Buruma's "Murder in Amsterdam"

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    reader to contemplate the motivation behind actions of each one. Buruma describes Theo Van Gogh, the assassinated, as a “ubiquitous figure” in Holland, but is quick to point put out he is better known for his provocative public statements than his films. Van Gogh’s family was made up of Calvinists, Socialists, and Humanists all of which had an influence Theo Van Gogh in one way or another. Buruma emphasizes Van Gogh’s “desire to shock, to stir things up”, a desire developed at a young age and

  • The Dutch Modern Art Movement

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    De Stijl, the Dutch modern art movement led by Theo van Doesburg, is not only a pioneering art movement but also a loose design team. On the one hand it gathers architecture Teachers, artists, painters, thinkers issued a journal; the other hand, there are many practical design work there. Style in 19 31 because Dossberg 's premature death and dissolution, but the style of the development of these principles in accordance with the principles of modern Western "fonts" have absolute impact, the other

  • Communism And Cubo-Futurism

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    CONSTRUCTIVISM Background, 1914-1917 The catastrophic violence and destruction of World War I tore Russia apart. And with the revolution and civil war that immediately followed, the country was in near-ruin. The revolution came largely due to the continuous strain of an unsuccessful war in which Russian losses were in the millions. Broken down by the demands of war and the overthrow of the Tsar, Russia was prepared to embrace the future. Communism was the new rule and it held a lot of promise for

  • Architectural Beliefs And Sensibilities : A New Frontier For Humanity

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    Words on paper can sometimes seem a long way off the tangibility of real world design, but every great building starts its life on paper. Architectural beliefs and sensibilities are established through a system of thought, a manifesto that dictates how and for what reasons design choices are made. The manifesto encompasses more than just architecture so it performs a grounding role, contextualising and justifying design in a paradigm of thought appropriate to the time and space from which it had

  • World War I ( 1914-1918 )

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    Introduction World War I (1914-1918), as one of the most destructive global conflicts that ever happened in human history, has not only left 17 million hot-blooded idealistic young men returning home in urns of cold cremation ashes, buried in tears of their heartbroken parents, but also has left the post-World War I society haunted by people’s profound doubt towards the past as a source of barbarous and inhuman atrocities. Therefore, instead of looking back to the past that was significantly wounded

  • The Theory Of The Work Of Art

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    Cubism was always an interpretation of objective reality, of a given motif. But Kandinsky was to initiate was by contrast essentially and deliberately non-objective. Kandinsky’s own experience was personal and even apocalyptic. 2 Kandinsky conclude non-objective painting must be expressive, emotion or spiritual experience. Non-objective painting could form and colour, free form all representational aim, be articulated into a language of symbolic discourse. 3.Art is a construction of concrete elements

  • The Long Term Influences Of De Stijl Architecture

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    The historical processes of any artistic movement are carried out under the certain community background, which is inseparable from the social political, economic and cultural environment impact. "De Stijl" is form by a Dutch genre painting, it had the huge impact on the design community. This movement in the design world is the beginning of the modernist art in Dutch, it is also an important part in the early modernist design movement. Design style definition of Stijl movement is showing material

  • Formal Analysis Of Piet Mondrian

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    one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual." Therefore, he again moved away from Cubism’s allusion of the three-dimensional nature, and focused on pure abstraction. In 1917, Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg, a Dutch artist and architect, founder the De Stijl (“The Style” in English) movement. They insisted that any references to the physical appearance of objects were simply distractions, and only the most fundamental elements, such as the

  • Paintings of the Old Masters

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    book Ways of seeing in which he argues how through reproduction the modern context of the Old Masters’ paintings severed them from what they meant in the time of their production. The painting that demanded my attention was Wheatfield with Crows by Van Gogh, something that may seem simple at first but is rich with emotion. Through such a work of art I’ve come to understand that paintings are a medium where an artist can illustrate his words/feelings and express

  • De Stijl: The Beginning And Key Characteristics Of Design Movements

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    characteristics. In this essay we will talk about origins of De Stijl, its key designers, designs and the impact it had on culture. De Stijl- The Beginning And Key Characteristics De Stijl was a Dutch movement that started in 1917 and was led by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. Because both of them were popular, other artists started to use similar style in their paintings and this is how it spread around quickly. “De Stijl artists applied their style to a host of media in the fine and applied