Similar to the way our society is today, the 20th century art culture had started to break away from the norm with abstractive works that caught the eye of many viewers. Known for their bizarre appearances and seemingly pointless marks of color, abstract art has transformed into an art that has hidden meanings and triggers several emotions. While they may seem to represent a certain object, the artist tends to have different intentions behind their brush strokes. With this in mind, art was transformed into a more expressive movement and has permanently changed to this day with some of the most outlandish pieces of art. Kasimir Malevich is known taking a leap of faith with his “Black Square” painting he completed in 1915. From a simple, straight-forward view this piece corresponds with its title as a perfectly squared geometric shape filled in with a deep black paint. However this art piece started a movement called Suprematism, implying the supremacy of this new art in relation to the past art. When painting this series of “non-objective” pieces, he saw it as purely for the pleasure of painting the free form of a shape without the pressure of any political and social meanings. Getting the reactions he knew he would from critics, he tried to spark some emotions with his art by using shapes as simple as a black square; he wanted people to take time to explore the square and their feelings. With this clever movement, the following years were filled with several similar pieces of art triggering a never ending change in the art world. The next prominent piece of abstract art that sparked lots of attention was Piet Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie-Woogie”. The painting is a mix of yellow, red, blue and gray squares on a white background, assorted in lines almost in a chaotic form; however, this was the intention of Mondrian. When he moved to New York, he created this piece inspired by the world around him simulating the city grids of Manhattan taxis and the “boogie woogie” music which he loved to dance to. When knowing his intentions, you can almost picture the colored squares moving around while swing music playing in the background. The vibrant colors could represent the loud noises of a trumpet or even the horns from traffic, the rest is left to viewer’s imagination. Abstract art was a whole new world where people could start to interact with the actual paintings even if…
* Elise winters is an American artist from New York. Winters specialises in creating contemporary jewellery and sculptures with polymer clay. Polymer clay is a very unique medium that feels like clay while sets to be like plastic or resin. Winters says that the reason she likes to work with this material so much is that it’s so malleable and she can easily create the organic shapes she wants by pulling, twisting and tangling the clay. Just like the ‘dinosaur designs’, Elise winters is greatly inspired…
A Contemporary Artist: Salvador Dali
For this assignment I chose to write about Salvador Dali’s “Persistence of Memory”. Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in Spain. Salvador studied in Madrid and then went to Paris in 1920 to interact with Miro, Picasso, and Magritte. Salvador is “best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work,” (Salvador Dali Paintings, 2013). The main style Salvador focused on for this painting was surrealism. “Surrealism is a period in art…
Running Head: RENOWNED ARTIST OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Renowned Artist of the 20th Century
Valerie A. Massey
HUM300 The Global Village
October 05, 2009
Renowned Artist of the 20th Century
The 20th Century bought about many changes in art, literature, music and other forms of art. During this century there were many additions made to the art concept. Art was driven by many variables such as transportation, technology and new inventions that were major…
abide by in the mind of an artist. The first time Ms. Zink taught her art class at Brooks DeBartolo was life changing. She inspired many of her students to bring their best effort to the drawing board. As she weaved information around their minds, her students grew fonder of the arts. Ms. Zink’s impressions on her students lead them to great success over a life time. Without her insight and structured rules, these artists wouldn’t exist. To become even more advance artist, they need a bit of art every…
Frida Kahlo Comes To Dinner
The fascinating character of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is brought out in the poem “Frida Kahlo Comes to Dinner” by Christina Strickland. In this poem a narrator describes Frida Kahlo’s behaviour and the atmosphere she creates when she comes to a dinner party. The character of Kahlo depicted in this poem brings out the themes of making the most of life; enjoying yourself; being an individual, and not caring for society’s moral code.
The use of Frida Kahlo’s fascinating…
giving up his family. The second reason is that he lost his health and his life. The third reason is that his behavior is contrary to morality and artists in the future might follow his destructive life-style, and therefore created many future victims.
No one on this earth should give up his/her family to pursuit success. French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin perpetually yearned for an exotic paradise, he abandoned his family and career to go to Tahiti. However, in the end, he lived a lonely…
vanguard emerged in the early 1940s, primarily in New York, where a small group of loosely affiliated artists created a stylistically diverse body of work that introduced radical new directions in art—and shifted the art world's focus. Never a formal association, the artists known as "Abstract Expressionists" or "The New York School" did, however, share some common assumptions. Among others, artists such as Jackson Pollock (1912–1956), Willem de Kooning (1904–1997), Franz Kline (1910–1962), Lee Krasner…
Personal Artist Statement
Something that inspires me to make art is how open it is, you can draw anything you want
to express. If you were only to draw certain things , I think it wouldn't be that fun and inspiring.
Sometimes I draw when I am bored and I also get inspired by music. Depending on the type
of music that I hear that's sometimes what I would interpret.Sometimes artist's artwork look so
amazing that it inspires me to try to do something like their artwork…
AP Lang & Comp
Wohlt Hour 8
Modern Artist and Ancient Philosopher
The two essays, “The Creative Process” by James Baldwin and “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato, highlight the importance of a two people whose roles in society are very alike. Baldwin, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s, writes about the artist in that time’s (still holding true for today) society, being the outcast and gateway for others. Plato writes an allegory shining light upon the duty…
Banksy: Artist or Lawbreaker?
Art is a persons’ opinion. The definition of art is the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. There is no real definition for what is beautiful or appealing to the human eye. Banksy is said to be an artist by some and a graffiti lawbreaker by others. Basically, it is up to the person to define Banksy as someone who is doing the right thing verses doing the…