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,…
Art Historian Book
Art Historian Book
The first historical evidence of a culture can be found in the artifacts of the earliest homo sapiens from 35,000 years ago. Every time period in the history of the world has offered something special to the world of art. From the ancient Egyptians to the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to today. We can look about and marvel at the greatness of the artist from our past.
The ancient Egyptian civilization developed slowly…
and being skewered by a metal rod. With Frida’s accident she wasn’t able to maneuver she was to stay in bed. The recovery from her accident is what motivated her to work as an artist. She expressed herself through her art as her only escape from reality into her own. Many of her art works show the pain and the sexuality, or the bisexuality of her life. According to, Feminists Studies, “The idea that something about unwanted sexual experience is being hidden in Kahlo’s paintings is supported by observations…
Art work is known to be both inspiring and thought provoking. Ever since the beginning of time human beings have engaged in art in one form or another. Art work can come in various forms and holds many benefits for both the artist and its audience. One place that encases many of the great art forms from throughout history is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City. After visiting this site for a class trip I was intrigued by much of what I saw. All the artwork…
The Comparison OF Four Different Paintings
November 21, 2014
Ms. Tricia Cooper
The art piece by Joan Brown, 1962, The young girl, oil on enamel can only be described as a young female that got away from a near death experience. The reason I believe she had a near death experience was because in the paintings background their appears to be a fire and the sky is red and their appears to be smoke. The reason I believe she was near death…
Art: Artist File lawsuits, Seeking Royalties
In the 1973 Sotheby Parke Bernet auction in New York, Robert Scull sold some of his art collection. This helped inaugurate today’s money-soused contemporary-art market. Several artists watched the auction from a standing room only section in the back of the room. That is where the artist, Robert Rauschenberg saw his 1958 painting “Thaw” being sold for 85,000 dollars. His piece was originally sold to Scull for 900 dollars. At the end of the auction…
25 July 2014
Romans where famous for the development of forms, the concrete revolution, the imperial fora, the Pantheon, Hadrian’s Villa At Tivoli, the Ara Pacis Augustate Altar (Augustan Peace), the arch of Titus, and the Colum of Trajan. Roman art was art of the Republic and Empire. Their art started of in and as a small city and it grew to become a vast empire. (History of Art, Pg. 181) A useful way to see Roman art is by seeing it as art of syncretism. Syncretism…
Out of the many fiber mediums currently in the Wexner art exhibit one of my favorites was one of the fiber weaves with multiple squares weaved into the piece. This piece was my favorite because it reminded me of the weaves I used to do in art class when I was in elementary school. Also, the piece contained various colors from greens, to blues, to violets, and to yellows. The various colors throughout made this piece very catching even from across the room even though it…
Land art: Robert Smithson.
Step One: Smithson chooses the location on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel point in Utah. Smithson chose this location based on the blood red colour of the water and its connection with the primordial sea.
Step Two: Smithson didn’t know what he wanted to do in the space until he got there and was inspired by the red water and the lakes salt crystals, which grow in a spiralling, crystalline formation.
Step Three: Smithson then makes various…
Buddhism and Asian American Discrimination Comparison
Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper
University of Phoenix
January 25, 2015
Buddhism is often misunderstood in American culture. While it often doesn’t experience the scrutiny associated with other religions in today’s society, Buddhism has a long history that has included much prejudice and discrimination, in America and in other parts of the world. Many Americans may not have even a basic understanding of Buddhism…