Art Essay Looking at Virginie Bocaert’s canvases is like breathlessly diving into figures that emerge from forms and moods. In the end, these constructed, destroyed and reconstructed figures are all about emotion. The 36-year-old painter was born in France and has worked in Montreal since 2002. She became interested in oil painting at the age of 10, coming from a family of great art lovers. Her parents helped to instigate her cultural awareness by bringing her to visit artist’s studios, museums and art galleries. In 1997, she graduated with honours from the École supérieure de mode in Paris, and began a career as a fashion designer. She later returned to painting after taking a few workshops with artists like Anne Van Mierlo, Jennifer Hornyak and Marilyn Rubenstein, and decided to get a studio and work on her style. Evidently, Virginie Bocaert’s stint in the fashion industry was very trying for her. In many of her works, she utilizes elements and materials from the fashion industry to communicate her own sensations, memories, and emotions. For example, in Bocaert’s Si tu savais (If you knew), we see a woman with her upper body slightly bent over. Several grey threads burst forth from her eyes and evoke tears. We also notice that the edge of the fabric at the bottom of the clothing worn by the figure is frayed, giving the impression of a gradual coming apart at the seams. This type of emotive imagery is the artist’s way of expressing her anguish around the stereotypes imposed by her profession. In a world where things go so fast, we have to be strong to
make our own place in society. Bocaert also uses her artwork to express the extent to which models are treated like…
Why the Arts are so Important
Before we can talk about why they are important, I think that we must also talk about what exactly are the “arts”. Arts can be described as dance, music, painting, ceramics, photography, theater etc. It is not just the traditional art that most people think of, such as painting, ceramics and drawing.
According to the article “Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who’s Doing it Best”, art education is important because it reaches us on so many levels. The article mentions…
Ancient - Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Renaissance - Mona Lisa
Modern - The Scream
Ancient - Statue of Zeus (Phidias)
The Statue of Zeus, is a giant sculpted figure created by a man by the name of Phidias. It is located in a sanctuary in Greece and was known to be created approximately 435 BC. The artwork in itself depicts the king of the Greek god’s named ‘Zeus’ and the overall reasoning behind Phidias’ creation was to honour him and portray his significance to their society. The…
What is the definition of art? Did you know there are eight different types of art? I will
give two definitions of art and go over the eight different types there are.
Definition of Art:
1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power (oxford…
T.O.K Commentary: The Arts
November, 24th 2013
“God is really only another artist. He invented the Giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things” Pablo Picasso
The way that god or a greater power was able to construct a human body, so detailed which is still in discovery, can be considered artistic as art is an idea which when constructed is an inspiration. The example of the body shows the essence of art in the world, it is a talent…
In visual arts we use three main content areas. We use these areas in both practical studies and the critical and historical studies it is very important to become familiar with the language used in visual arts.
The language can be broken down into three main areas:
Art working/ practice
The frames are like the lenses in glasses. We use them to give different interpretive understandings to our investigations in visual arts, and both critical…
KinardJennifer E. TelleriART-101-B03N
05 Oct 2014
An Amazing Art
"A picture can paint a thousand words." I found one picture that to my mind does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the Chapman Center; the art center is part of South Carolina Upstate College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting that I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in…
in Guangzhou China. I am majoring Art in my college, and I am here to write this letter for pursuing advanced art studies in the University of California. I believe those studies are indispensable for my future career development and will benefit me for my art studies.
I chose art as my intended major because I love art and beauty. Art is everywhere in my life. I studied art in my country. Art already became my favorite course and enjoyed spending time in the art studio and drawing was always the…
Purpose: to persuade the audience to openly express themselves through visual art, poetry, and music.
Thesis Statement: today we will persuade you to express yourself through a form of art such as: Visual art, Poetry, or Music.
I. Attention Getter: open with musical play, a poem, visual art
II. Relevancy Statement: people may think that they already express themselves through art by writing and visual art, but expressing it openly and frequently, may help you in a way
A. Describe the four areas of emphasis in art education: dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Dance is a physical form of art that can be taught to students. There are several advantages to learning dance: flexibility, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and even creative thinking. The center for Educator Development in Fine Arts states,” Dance involves a way of knowing that is intellectual and physical, intuitive and rational. When people create, perform or respond to dance, they engage…