Comparing Two Works of Art I went to the Swope Art Museum for the second time as required in the class assignment, and I found it just as rewarding as the first time I visited. I made time to go in, find my piece, and quickly leave after I had taken a few pictures. Instead, I lost track of time and completely ignored my phone. The artwork was so captivating, and all the pieces took my attention. Most of the pieces were ones I had seen already, but I noticed things I hadn’t noticed in the first place. After taking my time to choose my first painting, I finally decided. I chose the painting called Daily News. When you first take a look at the artwork, you notice the naked woman leaning against the wall while sitting on a stool. Although it is clear the woman is upset, you cannot realize why until you really focus on the rest of the painting. A closer look will show you that on the newspaper that is laying on the floor, the front page has an article written about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The first painting, Daily News, is quite similar to the second painting I chose. This piece is called, Young Man Desires Position, and it also contains a person slouched over. This depicts a man who has graduated from art school, and he is trying to find a job unsuccessfully. You can tell this is what causes him to look so solemn because of the portfolio leaning against the wall contains artwork. Also, his position on the chair is slouched, and his facial expression shows gloom as well. This shows that he is still finding a job that suits his qualifications, but it has been a difficult process. Although the motivation behind each of these works are different, they are similar because of the inspiration that caused the artists to want to paint these. The inspiration came from their personal lives. In Daily News, Billy Marrow Jackson, the artist, was married to a black woman. Being a white man himself, the interracial marriage caused many attacks which included the defacement of their home. The emotions caused by how they were treated gave Jackson the inspiration to create this piece. The artist that painted Young Man Desires Position, Gordon Samstag, was having a very difficult time getting a job doing what he was qualified to do. Samstag was faced with many struggles which included making a living for himself. He had the opportunity to give up on his dream to pursue a different career, but instead he pushed himself through and eventually started making money by selling his artwork. The inspiration that caused both of the pieces to be created was from each of the artist’s personal life. In this way, the two paintings are similar. Although the paintings seem different, there are a few other ways in how they are similar. There are many principles of design that both pieces have in common. The first example would be unity. Both pieces have a person as their focal point, making them necessary to the composition of the piece as a whole. Both works of art also have horizontal balance. In Daily News, the use of the doors in the painting create horizontal balance. The doors on the left side and the window and doorframe on the right seem to even out in visual emphasis. Horizontal balance is also present in Young Man Desires Position, his coat on the wall opposite the man creates visual balance. Both of these two artists created people for their focal points. The woman is emphasized by being the middle, displaying the important meaning she plays in the piece. The point of this artwork is her distress over the article on the newspaper. The man is not centered, but he is painted as larger than the rest,
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…
Advanced Placement Art History Syllabus
Juan Carlos Gonzalez, PhD.
Grades 9-12 - 1 Year - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Recommendation/Special Permission
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to discover, appreciate, and acquire knowledge of art history through the ages, from the Paleolithic era to the present. The course involves critical thinking and students will learn to examine and analyze major…
Acupuncture history in Europe
The origins of Chinese medicine and acupuncture date back to the Yellow emperor Huang Ti between 2696 and 2598 BC. However the first exposure of westerners to acupuncture didn't occur until the 16th century.1 Western physicians were not the first to experience acupuncture, but it was actually Jesuit missionaries who had entered China. The first Western physician to write about acupuncture was Dr. Willen Ten Rhijne after he was exposed to the technique while working for…
Pottery encompasses a large part of the archaeological record of ancient Greek history. Due to history’s ability to protect many rediscovered examples of great Greek potters in tombs, attics and other scared places, historians, critics and viewers are now able to gain insight on not only the artistic styles of the time, but also to begin to understand the larger civilization as reflected in the vessels. By considering the backgrounds and comparing directly the Calyx-Krater (Figure 1) and the Woman…
component of this colonialism is the racial stereotyping of the Indigenous communities from the coloniser. This essay will explore the ways in which contemporary Indigenous artists utilise humour, focusing on Australian Indigenous artists. In turn, a comparison will be made with their Canadian counter-parts. I will show that there is indeed a similarity to the way artists from these communities respond to racial stereotypes and colonialism, and that the use of humour is paramount in unpacking these pre-existing…
History of Art Survey II
27 April 2014
Wӧlfflin’s Principles of Art History Paper
[The baroque,] in place of the perfect, the completed, gives the restless, the becoming, in
place of the
limited, the conceivable, gives the limitless, the colossal. The ideal of beautiful proportion vanishes,
interest concentrates not on being, but on happening. The masses, heavy and thickset, come into
movement” (Wölfflin 10).
In the reading, Principles of Art History, Heinric…
Aim: To study and compare the role of women in some of the women centric Hindi films released between 1980 to 1990 and 2000 and 2010.
Objective: To study the issues of gender, caste, development that were perceived in Indian cinema then and now in women centric films.
A comparative study about the representation of women in Indian cinema then and now in women centric films.
Scope: There are a numerous women centric films that are created in diverse languages around the world…
Theory directly correlates to
Adam’s Equity Theory and campaigns that a person
behave oneself homogeneously, yet individually in
contrasting ways to an apparent equity/inequity —since
there are three different classes of individual
preferences. This paper suggests that it is well possible
to relate psychological models to describe how a group of
people or an individual is driven to complete a task:
different academics have gathered very good examples
that have been verified empirically. However, in…
What are underling factors that contribute to the psychological profile of men and women serial killers? This paper examines scientific and meta-analysis studies of men and women serial killers in an attempt to identify some of these factors. By investigating psychological theories involving men and women serial killer's mental stability and violence motives, the findings from this paper suggest that more research needs to be done in order to address these societal issues and possibly prevent future…