Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration
After my trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I chose the Virgin and Child in a Landscape (paintings | oil on panel, 41 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (104.78 x 87 cm) (panel) 53 1/2 x 34 3/16 in. (135.89 x 86.84 cm) (outer frame), Europe, Netherlands 15th-16th century, c. 1492-1498). This framed piece was located in the European Art from early 1500-1600s section. Also the piece was marked with the other Early Netherlandish works of art.…
May 2nd, 2013
Final Research Paper
Equestrian Monument of Erasmo da Narni (Gattamelata)
The Italian Renaissance was a defining time period in what today is a stable and healthy modern Europe. Between the 14th and 16th century, Europe experienced war, societal, political and cultural change, and technological achievements; all of which signified the transition from “Medieval” Europe, to early modern Europe. Another significant transition made was through sculpting and art.…
Early Byzantine Art: contemporary decoration influenced by interaction between christianity and asian/
Historians refer to that Eastern Christian Roman Empire as Byzantium (employing Constantinople’s
original name) and use the term Byzantine to identify whatever pertains to Byzantium—its
territory, its history, and its culture. The Byzantine emperors, however, did not use these terms to define
themselves:they called their empire Rome and themselves Romans.…
- Created in 1905
- Use bright and vivid colors in unusual combinations
- Artists were
- They refused to imitate nature
- Influenced by the discovery of non-Eurpean art like African art
- Liberated color from its traditional role it express feelings rather than describing an
- Vigorous brush strokes, linear patterns, and intense clashing colors.…
Art 201 Professor Wilson May 6th 2012
Final Paper- Comparison between two works of art
Pompeo Girolamo Batoni Diana and Cupid 1761 and Corrado Giaquinto The Lamentation 1740’s
Neoclassical Art was an art form that followed the Baroque and Rococo art periods.…
Albrecht Dürer - Four Apostles, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany, ca. 1526
Alexandros of Antioch-on-the-Meander - Venus de Milo, Melos, Greece,ca. 150 BC
Andrea Mantegna - Dead Christ, Milan, Italy, 1501
Andrea Palladio - Villa Rotonda, Vicenza, Italy, 1570
Andrea Pozzo - Glorification of Saint Ignatius, ceiling fresco, Sant'Ignazio, Rome, 1691-1694
Angelica Kauffmann - Cornelia Presenting Her Children as Her Treasures
Annibale Carracci - Loves of the Gods, Ceiling frescoes, Palazzo…
There are 34 different art pieces to choose from for this exhibit, 5 sculptures and 29 paintings. In this report we will provide 4 alternatives to achieve the goals posed by Ann and the Museum.
The first alternative was to find the mix that displayed the most art pieces, making up the most even mixture of art forms on display, and that is within the $4 million dollar budget. We determined that 15 pieces would be displayed, 13 paintings and 2 sculptures.…
The Final Exam will be due the Sunday of the 10th week.
For every three absences (missed postings), the instructor reserves the right to lower your overall course grade by one letter grade.
2. Completion of weekly readings and assignments.
3. Completion of Midterm Essay.
4. Completion of the Semester Project.
5. Completion of Final.…
Written assignments 20%
-- 4 short articles (2% each), 2 gallery write-ups (2% each), Toledo assignment (2%), John Calvin (6%)
Art and the Bible paper 20%
Course Requirements in Brief (see the appendix of this syllabus for all of these in detail):
There will be four news articles or TED talks you will respond to,…
• What roles do reason, the emotions, and pleasure play in the appreciation of the arts?
Through course readings, discussions, lectures, examination of select art objects, class presentations, field trips and writing assignments, we will seek to develop a better sense of the meaning and philosophy of aesthetics and the arts’ places in our lives.
Tara Giannini, B.F.A., M.F.A.…