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Annunciation in Northern Renaissance Art

Of all religious subjects, that of the Annunciation is closest to the artist as a Christian. The subject is described only by Luke, patron...

Greek and Roman Art

Art has changed a great deal since it began many centuries ago. Centuries, however, are not necessary to notice the small changes that are...

Vincent Van Gogh

Perhaps the only way to disentangle, for yourself, the real Vincent Van Gogh from the creation of so many others, is to study the...

Todd Gray: Iconographic Photography

The subjective nature presented in Todd Grays photographs appears to reflect the upbringings of the artist himself. In his photograph entitled Anti-Euro, Gray studied...

The Art Of Body Piercing

There are multiple body art forms in the world today. The art of body piercing has "a colorful history that spans many centuries. "...

A Look At Picasso

Picassos Guernica is unique and unlike any other photograph or painting of a historical war scene. Historical photographs show scenes and capture moments in...

Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age

Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war...

Winslow Homers “Breezing Up”

The 1873 masterpiece "Breezing Up", by Winslow Homer located in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is an oil on canvas painting...

Christian And Byzantine Art

Early Christian and Byzantine art started after Jesus death in the first century ranging and ending to the fourth century AD. The art produced...

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens is considered one of the most important Flemish painters of the 17th century. His style became an international definition of the...

Compare Leonardos Last Supper with that of Tintoretto

The Last Supper by Leonardo is very different to Tintorettos representation of the same incident. The last supper is one of the most important...

The Work of Pierre August Cot and Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The nineteenth century produced a great number of art works from such artists as Pierre August Cot and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Two major themes in...

Flamenco Baile: A Living History

Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities...

Botticelli’s Spring Essay

The renaissance was a time of wonderful art, though one artist in particular stood out, that was Sandro Botticelli. This man created some of...

The Censorship of Art

Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation...

Abstract Expressionism Essay

"What about the reality of the everyday world and the reality of painting? They are not the same realities. What is this creative thing...

The Baroque in Italy and Spain

The period called “Baroque” cannot easily be classified. The work that distinguishes this period is stylistically complex and even contradictory. While Baroque was born...

Greek and Roman Art

Art has changed a great deal since it began many centuries ago. Centuries, however, are not necessary to notice the small changes that are...

Velazquez and Bronzino comparison

When studying Art history we come across many beautiful styles. Mannerism and the Baroque style are two that are filled with incredibly strong use...

The Arts play a large role in my life

The Arts play a large role in the expression of inner thoughts and beauty in my life. From dance and music to abstract art...

Byatt’s Elementals Essay

Byatt's message is that art, curiosity and stories save us. This is at least one of her messages, possibly the overriding one in this...

Arts and African-Americans

When I look at the early identification of African-Americans involved in the Visual Arts, I see a small cadre of artists closely aligned to...

Art – Music, singing, dancing, poetry, and sketching

The Arts play a large role in the expression of inner thoughts and beauty in my life. From dance and music to abstract art...

A Period Of Time Greek Art

Over a period of time Greek art of the past has changed and evolved into what we value in todayis society as true art...

The movement of Impressionism

The movement of Impressionism (1867-1886) changed conventional academic artistic practices and transitioned the world into an era of Modern Art. Born from the vision...

The Pre-Raphaelites

In 1849, Dante Gabriel Rossetti showed his very first oil painting during the first exhibition season after the formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, alongside...

The End of Art

In the second chapter of Donald Kuspit's latest publication, 'The End of Art', Professor Kuspit claims (Marcel) Duchamp and (Barnett) Newman "in their different...

Coolidge vs new hapmshire

(1913-1980), American painter. Guston had three distinct phases or styles during his artistic career, all of them remarkably successful. After first working as a...

Whose Art Is It?

Whose Art Is It? , an essay by Jane Kramer, talked about John Ahearn, an artist living in the South Bronx. Kramer describes John...

Art During the Late Byzantium Period

During the Late Byzantium Period a new burst of creative energy grasped the Russian artists. More artists emerged as Russians became increasingly interested in...

P.G. Wodehouse

Does an artist create a masterpiece without a source of inspiration? Does an architect construct a building without first looking at a blueprint? As...

The fundamental goal of art

From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making...

Artists as Gentrifiers: A Process of Urban Renewal

From TriBeCa to SoHo to Dumbo, artists tend to agglomerate in well-publicized art centers rich in loft space. However, the paradox of artistic agglomeration...

How did Pop Art challenge beliefs about consumerism?

In order to discuss pop art I have chosen to examine the work and to some extent lives of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol...

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Stephen Dedalus

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is above all a portrait of Stephen Dedalus. It is through Stephen that we see...

Art History Museum

As a student of art history, going to a museum is the only way to fully experience a work of art. By only looking...

Basils Changes As Related To Wildes Opinion On Art

Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's life change drastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and...

Analyzing Curse of the Starving Class

In class we learned about a man named Goethe. He developed a way to critique any category of art, whether it be a poem,...

Literary Devices Used in Eleven

Eleven by Sandra Cisneros, uses many literary devices to characterize a complex eleven-year-old. Rachel, the ingenuous 1st person narrator, relates the details of her...

The Merchant Of Venice

Act 1 In the fist act, Antonio is introduced as the Merchant of Venice.  A friend of him, Bassanio, desperately needs money because all of...

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