A Study Of The Theme Of Race, Culture, And Gender In Hames Baldwin’s Notes Of A Native Son, John Berger’s Ways Of Seeing Gloria Anzaldua’s How To Tame A Wild Tongue And Richard E. Miller’s The Dark Night Of The Soul

James Baldwin in his essay “Notes of a Native Son” explains how his race and tensions between white and black people shaped his life. John Berger in his documentary “Ways of Seeing” shows how a different perspective can change how people view what they previously saw. In “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, Gloria Anzaldua … Read more

Theater of the Absurd: Stylistic Features

Samuel Beckett, in Waiting for Godot, and Ionesco, in The Bald Prima Donna, both embody the values associated with “Theatre of the Absurd”. This is achieved through their use of language, characterisation, and stage direction in order to portray the universe as being arbitrary and meaningless. By using techniques such as false syllogism, repetition and … Read more

The Role Of Photo Editing Nowadays

The first digital camera was made by Kodak somewhere in the late 70s. Ever since then there have been experiments on the way photography has evolved both as an art and as a hobby. The art of clicking photos is to realize and take note of the background, proper lighting and making them such beautifully … Read more

The Man with Guitar by Pablo Picasso

The piece of art that will be focused on is “The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso. It was created in 1904 in Barcelona, Spain. This is an oil painting on canvas, and the size is roughly 122.9 cm by 82.6 cm. It is currently on display in the Art Institute of Chicago as part of … Read more

“The Camera Degli Sposi” – an Artwort by Andrea Mantegna

The Camera degli Sposi (1465-1474) by Andrea Mantegna is a prime model of an artwork that attempts to defeat spatial constrictions through an illusion of depth. The work is an example of trompe-l’oeil painting, which employs realistic imagery to create optical illusions of continuing space on an architectural surface. Camera degli Sposi translates to the … Read more

5 Easy DIY Nail Art Designs

“ Nail art is an artistic and fun way to decorate nails. It’s an ultimate way to accessorize and beautify you. There are assorted techniques to jazz up your nails with exclusive nail art decor. Even a simple nail art, adds a touch of glamour and class to your casual looks. It has achieved hell … Read more

Renaissance man. What does it mean?

When you hear the word “Renaissance Man”, the first name that usually pops up in a person’s head is that of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal. He was not only an outstanding painter, but also an engineer, inventor, scientist, and philosopher. Leonardo was born the illegitimate son … 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

Looking At The Chinese Lifestyle And Norms

From the context above, I have decided to talk about china. China is the world most populated country with a number of cultures dating back to several years. China has got a number of cultures like for example they do pray for boy child, folk worship which they view as an important part pertained to … 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

Poetics of Blood In Caravaggio’s Paintings

The story of Caravaggio is a unique tale, but then again – what artists’ is not? As analyzed by David M. Stone, there is a little mystery in Caravaggio’s “story”, and blood plays a large role throughout. All things considered, I believe that Stone discusses too much about the blood, overanalyzing and exhausting the idea, … Read more

Social documentary photography

A social issue is a problem that influences a large number of the people within society. It is often a conflicting opinion on the grounds of what is perceived as a morally right. Social issues are affecting the world as we get on with our everyday lives. Photography is a key element within documenting these … 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

‘Black Iris’ Painting

‘Black Iris’, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 7/8 inches, 1926, The picture ‘Black Iris’ which can be called Black Iris III, is an oil painting in 1962 by artist Georgia O’Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico). The size dimensions of this picture is 36 x 29 7/8 in. (91.4 x … 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

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

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

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