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…
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…
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…
Compare and Contrast Art Essay
In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting two different artworks, both artworks are wooden sculpture sets. The first one is “Ideas about Fashion: Disguise or Reality” made by Rod Dudley and the second is “Ship of Lost Souls” by Liz William. Dudley’s sculpture is nine freestanding carved pieces depicting the ladies with wide, bright colours. While William’s work shows eleven figures in various stances on a boat. Each piece uses similar mediums, and they both…
Georges Seurat & Andre Derain
The French artist George Seurat was born on the 2nd o December 1859 and died 29th of March 1891, This was 59 years after Andre Derain (also a French artist) was born on the 10th of June 1880 and died in September 1954. They both are well known artist of their time, the difference is Seurat is a post-impressionist artist and Andrea Derain was an artist of the Fauvism time period.
Seurat was born into a wealthy family and attended the École des Beaux-Arts…
13 September 2010
Fakes and Forgeries
Lessing v. Dutton
The two essays, “What is Wrong with a Forgery,” by Alfred Lessing and “Artistic Crimes,” by Denis Dutton, explore the different reasons that they give negative connotation to the concept of an artistic forgery. Each author concludes that a forgery is indeed wrongful, however their reasons for this conclusion differ in several distinct ways. This essay will summarize both authors’ main points and compare and contrast the fundamental…
Art 21000 PAPER # 3: Argumentative Essay
Due: WED Mar. 25 (Stapled hardcopy & Upload to Safe Assign)
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Read Laurie Schneider Adams’s chapter “What Is Art?” in The Methodologies of Art: An Introduction, 2nd ed. (Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 2010), pp. 3-19, Ch. 1.
The question “what is art?” is a broad and sometimes contentious topic, and Adams makes many general claims, using examples to substantiate her points. It is easy to agree or disagree with her on several…
What is art?
One of the big questions in the world, one that will keep you wondering and thinking the question some may ask is what is Art? There’s No true answer to what art is, it’s more of an opinion and is different in everyone’s perspective. Art is a way of skill, anything that comes through somebody’s mind. Art makes this world what it is to this day, and because of it the world also thinks much differently. It’s not just a way to communicate, although it’s that too. Art helps the mind…
Entertainment a form of ART
There is no one definition to define Art. Everyone looks at the Art in different perspective. Art is everything in this earth, it does not take a connoisseur to judge, what is Art? Everything has meaning behind it. There is nothing that is not art. Everything around us express a feeling, give off a distinctive emotional atmosphere. The famous philosopher had developed a “Theory of Form” based on the idea of appearance (James McNeill Whistler). Based on my interviewer…
Art criticism as a genre of writing, obtained its modern form in the 18th century.
The earliest use of the term art criticism was by the English painter Jonathan Richardson in his 1719 publication An Essay on the Whole Art of Criticism. In this work, he attempted to create an objective system for the ranking of works of art. Seven categories, including drawing, composition, invention and colouring, were given a score from 0 to 18, which were combined to give a final score. The term he introduced…
legal studies" ranking lower.
In today’s fast evolving world, leaders across the spectrum of vocations and professions need a broad imaginative and critical capacity, not a prematurely narrow point of view. In terms of the actual world, a solid liberal arts and sciences education will generally prove the most practical preparation for many demanding, high-level careers, or for the several careers that an increasing number of adults will eventually pursue. No particular concentration or area of study is…