The Successes and Failures of “Couple in a Cage”

Coco Fusco and Guillermo G?mez-Pe?a’s Two Undiscovered Amerindians is a bold experiment of a performance whose successes and failures stem from the same aspect of the show: its tendency to blur the lines between the audience and the performers. When Two Undiscovered Amerindians succeeds, its presentation of an ethnographic display makes its audience question their … Read more

Why All Things Golden Exude Luxury 

Crazy Rich Asians is a ground-breaking film which centres on highly elegant and extravagant Chinese and Singaporean lifestyles. Aside from showcasing close family ties, the film digs deeper into the core of these relationships. Primarily moved by the desire to secure a comfortable life for everyone in the family, all members of the clan wish … Read more

Proportion in architecture

Proportions are understood as a cooperation of different parts in a whole. It is a commonly known term called proportion. But trying to understand the proportion in architecture turns out to be more complex due to massive amount of hidden information and theories, but those things let us understand the true meaning of proportion and … Read more

The painting Starry Night by Vincent van Gough

The painting Starry Night is one of the most recognizable paintings. It is everywhere, it can be seen on towels, coffee mugs, shirts, etc. It is a sumptuous piece of work. Vincent van Gough painted Starry Night in 1889 while he was a patient at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, in the prior year he was recognized for cutting … Read more

Characteristics of Modernism

Introduction The following research paper will critically engage with the architectural movement known as Modernism. This will be done by engaging in its formal, spatial, tectonic, philosophical and the broad contextual characteristics, to establish a theoretical framework. This frame work will then be applied in evaluating four architectural projects, to establish how successful the buildings … Read more

The Origins of Fauvism in Collioure, a Commune in France

Jean Leymarie said that “Collioure was the birth of Fauvism”. How far do you agree with this statement? Fauvism, the first twentieth-century movement in modern art, was a very short lived movement between 1905-1907 that was the product of a rapidly and radically changing culture. Innovation and experimentation were becoming fundamentals in the art world … Read more

Two Ballet Stories: Ballet De La Nuit versus La Sylphide

Both Ballet de la Nuit and La Sylphide are beautiful productions. Each graceful in their own right. However in comparison they show grace in separate ways. Le Ballet de la Nuit, choreographed in 1653 by Jean-Baptiste Lully was strong and grand. Where La Sylphide was powerful in its extreme delicacy, choreographed by Filippo Taglioni in … Read more

Art As A Subject Of The Elite

Art is a subject of the Elite—not in the sense that the artist necessarily belongs to or enjoys the privileges of those whom they serve—what makes art elitist is its, inevitable, destiny to suit and please the particular taste of the upper-class, and to obtain the approval and exclusivity of that elite and its institutions.American … Read more

Sweet Charity: How Pro-Feminist Concepts Are Captured In This Musical Comedy 

A musical comedy, “Sweet Charity,” based on [,featured] book by Neil Simon, earned nine Tony awards since its premiere on Broadway over 50 years ago. Originally choreographed and directed by the world-famous Bob Fosse, the musical is centric in the experiences of Charity Hope Valentine—a hostess at a dance club stuck in the innards of … Read more

A movement in the decorative arts: Art Deco

Art Deco (1920-1940) also known as style moderne, was a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Its name is short for Arts Decoratifs, where it was officially introduced for the first time in … Read more

A Visual Analysis of the Graffiti Artwork Done by Banksy

Visual Analysis: Bansky2 Graffiti artwork has always been something people disregard. People pass it by on the walls of alleyways, on bridges, on train cars, and never pay much attention. The world looks at graffiti as something rebellious teens do to get an adrenaline rush, or break the rules. The artist Banksy, shows that graffiti … Read more

Representational Abstract art

Representational artist draw what they see. Representational Abstract art is the more basic out of the three; nonrepresentational, representational and abstract. It’s also the most essential point of styles, perhaps, is type or category, whether a work. Google states that “representational art references objects or events in the real world.” Romanticism, impressionism, and expressionism contributed … Read more

Analysis Of Mount Williamson By Ansel Adams

The major foundation of all civilizations, cultures and religions is the concept of community. A family, a town, a nation, a world, united in the search for a utopian society, has been the dreams of philosophers since the dawning of civilization. A united based people can create a sense of bliss, compassion, and love; concepts … Read more

The influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists

This essay will examine the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists. More specifically, this paper will focus on the influence that ukiyo-e woodblock prints had on 3 artists, Belgian cartoonist Herge, Canadian aboriginal Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Van Gogh. These artists were chosen because they … Read more

Benefits of Origami Instructions to the Learner

Benefits of Origami Instructions to the Learner You should not get worried when the term origami is mentioned since it is simply the Japanese art of folding paper to come up with different shapes. Origami is one of the arts that has been introduced in schools in the western countries due to the educational benefits … Read more

An Admission Essay To The School Of Visual Arts

I’ve always had a big imagination as a child, with ideas raging in my head, but they were usually just random things mostly cartoons I saw on television. Drawing provided me a great outlet where I can release those ideas onto a piece of paper. I didn’t really have a clear motivation to draw, but … Read more

A Study Of The Life And Times Of Martha Graham

Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920’s. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, … Read more

Modern Mexican artists: Daniel Guzman

Daniel Guzman is an artist working primarily in drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation. His drawings have various influences, including popular culture, serial killers, sexualized women, literature, and music. Guzman began drawing at the age of eight during a time in which his family was frequently moved house; he credits his art practice with easing the … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein's Painting “Ohhh… Alright…”

In November 2010, 1964 Lichtenstein painting “Ohhh Alright” was sold for $42.6 million dollars, at christies New York. Lichtenstein would himself have found this chocking as he used to say who pays so much for what he called “used Canvas”. “Ohhh…Alright…” is derived from the June 1963 edition of Secret Hearts #88 by Arleigh Publishing … Read more

Frida Kahlo Biography

Frida Kahlo, the most famous female artist to date. Frida was a confident and brave woman, especially for her time. She didn’t let anyone tell her what she could and could not accomplish. Even through her personal troubles, she was able to live an inspirational life and create beautiful art pieces that are still treasured … Read more

Andy Warhol’s Life And Career In Art Work

Andy Warhol Popularly known as Andy Warhol, Andrew Warhola was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andy was the youngest of three children. Both of his parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. As a child, Andy was very artistic and creative which was encouraged greatly by his mother (TheArtStory.org). He had social issues which kept Andy at home … Read more

Dance inspiration: Misty Copeland

Every dance season has a fresh start, with that come new opportunities to set new goals, push yourself, but most importantly to be inspired by others. Recently I moved studios, and have been pushed places I never knew I could reach. This year I have been surrounded with new faces and new limits. New challenges … Read more

Postmodernism and the Matrix

This paper is about the postmodern IR theory with the ideas of Michael Foucault and the movie The Matrix (1999). In first place postmodernism explained as a critical IR theory and its assumptions discussed. Secondly The Matrix (1999) will be summarized. After that the movie will be analyzed with a postmodern perspective. And finally there … Read more

Deconstructing Master-Narrative: the Postmodern View of History in Volkswagen Blues and Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry Murals

History is written by the victorious, the dominating nation, the ruling class, and subaltern voices are overpowered and unheard. Jean-Francois Lyotard, in his The Postmodern Condition, critiques the historical master-narrative, the vision of history as a totalizing narrative schema that reflects a singular perspective: “I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives… The narrative function is … Read more

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Art lost in time

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon evoke a romantic picture of lush greenery and colorful flowers cascading from the sky. The grandeur of their sight must have been awe-inspiring, the magnificence, what a sight to behold. Oh! If only it lived down to our time. Little wonder the ancient World would have considered them one of … Read more

How to draw a person of a full growth

To draw a person of a full growth we can use different ways. Now let’s find out the basic steps to drawing a human figure. The most common mistake in drawing a human being is to distort the proportions, as in make the hands short relative to the rest of the body, make the head … Read more

Reasons Why Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial Won The Competition By The Monument Committee

The competition by the Monument Committee that Maya Lin had won with her Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial design had consisted of 1,400 anonymous entries. After Maya Lin’s 21-year old Asian identity had been revealed, her design had received a lot of backlash and discrimination. Nevertheless, Maya Lin was able to win the heart of the judges … Read more

A Study Of The Origin Of Judo And Jujutsu, A Japanese Art

Judo had its origin in the ancient Japanese art of jujutsu, a system of hand-to-hand combat. The bushi of feudal Japan (samurai) are usually credited for developing jujutsu (at their time the art was known as Yoroi kumi-uchi, a grappling method for fighters fully clad in Japanese armor). However, the Nihon Shoki (the Chronicle of … Read more

Rembrandt and Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro, a valuing technique that employs the bold use of lightness and darkness of tones and colors, is a powerful modus operandi to convey a sense of drama and intrigue in a work of art. When utilized in an effective manner, the disparity between the highlights and shadows in any piece of art is one … Read more