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

Symbolic Aspects Depicted by John Steinbeck

In John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums,” nature represents Elisa Allen’s confinement, the chrysanthemums symbolizes Elisa herself, and the tinker embodies Elisa’s wants. The narrator compares the Salinas Valley to “a closed pot” because “[a] high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the [valley] from the sky and from all the rest of the world… [and] it … 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

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

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

Comparative Artwork Visual Analysis: My World And Yours By Irving Norman And The Garden Of Earthly Delights By Hieronymous Bosch

Large pieces of artwork are difficult to create. They can take years to make and properly assemble a meaning within. One of these large works My World and Yours (1954), by Irving Norman is an oil on canvas which represents a utopian view on the creation of the human race. It was made soon after … Read more

Women Issues in Media in Miss Representation, a Documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Miss Representation Reflection Paper The Miss Representation documentary taught me more about the issues on women in media as well as the challenges they face within themselves and from males. As a student trying to get into the PR/entertainment industry I felt like this film helped provide an understanding to how women are viewed and … Read more

Atr And Biography Of Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera is one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. He was born in 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico and died in 1957 in Mexico City at the age of 71 years. He started his drawing career at the age of three years. He started by painting on the walls, which prompted his … 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 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

A Critique of Peter Max’s Versions of The Mona Lisa

The second piece of artwork chosen is by the artist Peter Max and he displays his version of the iconic Mona Lisa. Peter Max’s versions are titled Mona Lisa, Version I #4 and Mona Lisa, Version I #5, respectively. The Mona Lisa is one of the most iconic and the most recognized portrait around the … Read more

Modernism and Futurism: An Essay

Modernism is the deliberate departures of traditional with the use of innovative formation of expressing distinguish in many styles in literature on 20th century. In arts, the radical break of the past and concurrent searches for new forms in expression (Rancheti, 16). Modernism has fostered period of the experimentation in arts. It is also defined … Read more

Nick Woodman’s biography

Woodman is the son of Concepcion (nee Socarras) and Dean Woodman. His father was born into a Quaker family and co-founded the investment bank Robertson Stephens; and his mother is of Hispanic descent and re-married Irwin Federman, General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners in 1992.[4] Woodman grew up in Menlo Park, California[9] and Atherton, California,[10]attending … Read more

Portrayals Of Lamentation

Throughout history, we have seen the way art around the world has changed. From cave paintings during the Paleolithic period, to the stained glasses in some of the greatest churches of Gothic Europe, to the Statue of Liberty in New York. In some ways the artwork and architecture are similar to the work we saw … Read more

The Power Of Art In Speaking To The Community And The Media: “Tree Of Hope” By Frida Kahlo And “Campbell’s Soup Can” By Andy Warhol

The paintings I have chosen for my essay are Tree of Hope by Frida Kahlo and Campbell’s Soup Can by Andy Warhol. These are the paintings that really drew my interest as both artists seemed to be speaking to me with their works. These paintings have helped me understand the power of art in speaking … Read more

Is It Possible To Make A Neutral Question

It is extremely difficult to believe that a neutral question exists. Neutral is synonymous with objective, and being neutral means asking questions without being influenced by personal opinion or emotion. Just asking a question involves bias, which is favor for certain ideas over others, because everyone has different interpretations of knowledge. This makes most questions … Read more

The Meaning Behind the Double Portrait

Frida Kahlo is a feminist icon from Mexico City, Mexico. She serves as one of Mexico’s greatest artists. She was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City. She was active in politics and married a communist Diego Rivera in 1929. She began painting after being in a bus accident. Kahlo has painted many portraits … Read more

Introduction to Visual Communication

In every walks of life, we see visual communication. But knowingly or unknowingly it is taken for granted. For understanding what visual communication is, one need not to visit art galleries or read books pertaining to it. We need only to observe the things existing around us and in the world for that matter. There … Read more

History of Graphic Design

Graphic design is such an omnipresent component of today’s world to an extent that it is truly a struggle to visualise one without it. The origins of visual communication dates back to a time of primitive rock tools and scratches on caves. The course that graphic design has taken through mankind’s history is that of … Read more

The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Annotations/Journal – Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Introduction: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell explains with the cultural and social forces that give rise to opportunistic individuals. Through a series of investigations, Gladwell insists that successful people are not self-made but; instead, defines them as an outlier as a person, … Read more

Review on Art: The Calling of Saint Matthew

The Calling of Saint Matthew (1599–1600) Caravaggio’s technique was one that highlighted realism through which he remained faithful to truthful details and never beyond that normally seen. He created a type of realism that gripped the spectator’s attention to the symbolic meaning of the detailed content of the composition. His figures thus now became the … Read more

Art Analysis: Intro To African Art

Epa Helmet Mask: Osanyin Art can be characterized as the articulation or use of human inventive aptitude and creative energy, commonly in a visual shape, for example, painting or model, delivering attempts to be acknowledged principally for their magnificence or passionate power. The value and beauty can differ amongst viewers, browsing through the Heartman collection … Read more