The Life and Photography of Eli Reed

Chronicling the human experience has been a driving force for photography as long as the medium has existed. For Eli Reed, the task goes much further than just the experience, but into the inner lives of the people in front of the lense. Born in New Jersey, Eli Reed began his artistic journey at the … Read more

A Critique Of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Paintings

Jean Michel Basquiat had a consistent methodology when creating his artwork. No matter what his art consist of, each piece seemed to have the same technique. When he painted human faces, the majorities have the same skeleton representational face. His work looks like detailed and colorful graffiti that is sold for millions. Some believe he … Read more

Critique Over An Art Gallery

The art gallery I chose is called the Silo gallery, it is the largest purpose built in central Texas. It features 3D sculptures and different art forms by a dozen of brilliant artists. The Silo gallery was built by Ralph and Jean Petley in 1985. Chester John and Elissa Beach then bought the Silo in … Read more

Joe Testa-Secca’s creation offers criticism on the Fingerprint Scan

Joe Testa-Secca’s 1983 piece,Fingerprint Scan is the artwork chosen for my visual analysis report.This serigraph is edition 37 out of a 175 collection and the medium used is colour screen-printing on paper. In this piece, Testa-Secca explores the theme of identity and character. The elements and principles of art have been successfully used in his … Read more

My Lessons From Art 1000 Class

Final Paper Section 1 Like any other online course, I did not know what to except when enrolling in Art 1000. I set pretty low expectations and thought it would be a breeze. Not even a day into the class did I find out that it would be the complete opposite. The course being only … Read more

Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Legacy

Jean Jacques Rousseau Although most famously known for his work in philosophy, Jean Jacques Rousseau contributed to many other areas during his lifetime. He not only built upon contemporary moral, political, and educational thought, but also developed the subjects of musical composition and writing. His ideas and accomplishments preceded many historical and modern thinkers, who … Read more

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

A Detailed Examination Of Pablo Picasso’s Painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” is a large oil painting created by Cubist artist Pablo Picasso in 1907. Picasso influence by Cezanne’s painting, Africa sculpture and traditional cultures for co-founding the cubist movement, Cubist artists use broken forms and re-combine them to created a two-dimensional space painting. And then, in Cubism art work used traditional elements, because … Read more

Greek Theatre Architecture

The early Theaters have been designed by greeks by which the folks would possibly see the performances of humor, disaster, and satyr performs. The concept was showcased by them throughout the Aegean that theaters grew to turn into a top quality of the panorama of each cities. Even the Romans enlarged across the concept and … Read more

Bauhaus Style’s Impact on Typography

The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 by an architect named Walter Gropius. Gropius came from the Werkbund movement, which sought to integrate art and economics, and to add an element of engineering to art. The Werkbund movement was unable to achieve this integration, but the founding of the Bauhaus saw the solution that had previously … 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

Kara Walker biography

Kara Walker was born in 1969 in Stockton, California. She was raised by her father who was also an artist so by the age of three she knew she wanted to be just like him. In her early life, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her family. She later ended up at the Atlanta College … Read more

Golden Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol: Analyzing the tribute and Pop Art Piece

Radical, mass production, pop-culture, new theories: These phrases have one thing in common. These ideas, beliefs, and ways of life were all trending and thriving during the sixties. It was time of original ideas, contemporary art forms, as well as developing ways of consuming and producing. Warhol, one of the most popular artists during this … Read more

About Alebrijes Art Form

If you are into art, especially the Mexican forms, you might have heard about Alebrijes. It is said that all the brightly colored folk art sculptures or wood carvings from Oaxaca State in Mexico which depicts fantastical creatures are known as Alebrijes. These works of art have become extremely popular and the term has even … Read more

The Pieta by Michelangelo

The Pieta by Michelangelo Michelangelo was an Italian architect, engineer, poet, sculptor and a great Italian renaissance man who had specialized in the design of sculptures on religious subjects. He was born to a government agent in Italy on March 6, 1475 and passed on February 18, 1564. By the age of thirteen, Michelangelo had … Read more

Poetics of Postmodernism in Kurt Vonnegut

Literature Review Postmodernism is dominant philosophical approach that questions and rejects the fundamental totality of human thought and homogeneous way of perceiving the outer reality of the world. , which is the main focus of present study with reference and application to Kurt Vonnegut’s The Slaughterhouse Five. Like literature itself, postmodernism is difficult to be … 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

Magical Realism in The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” Gabriel Marquez uses magic realism in the most effective way. Magic realism is the literary technique that applies fantasy to ordinary events. Marquez incorporates magical realism into “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” to show themes such as isolation, culture, and transformation. This story used magical … Read more

The Impact of Technology and Commercialism on People’s Imagination and Creativity in Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods

In Richard Louv’s social commentary “Last Child in the Woods,” he develops the idea that technology and commercialism block people from the imagination and creativity that nature provides. Louv’s anecdotes and expressive imagery, comparing nature to a film, emphasizes the concept of human dependence on technology that blinds people from nature. Technology has reached every … Read more

Claude Garamond’s Influence on the Creation of Typography

Claude Garamond was a publisher who made the way for many things in the world of typography. Sadly, in his lifetime, he was pretty much poor and was not as recognized as he is today (Garamond – Garamont’s will. (n.d.).). When someone mentions the name Garamond, the font immediately comes to mind. While it is … Read more

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Biography And Works

FORMAL ANALYSIS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Jean-Michel Basquiat crossed over from his downtown origins to the international art gallery circuit. Basquiat rose to become a celebrated, and probably the most commercially exploited American painter, in the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement. His work is an example of how the American artists could once more introduce the … 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

In What Ways Art and Religion Are Connected

Art and Religious Expression The various groups of people that have existed throughout history (both groups that no longer exist, and groups that are still in existence today) have a number of things in common, as well as a multitude of differences. Two important aspects of the cultures of the ancient and currently existing cultures … Read more