Essay on compare and contrast

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Both extraordinary in there own elegant way, Maxfield Parish and Erte both Legendary Illustrators. Born in the same century but depicting individuality in there work. Parish works with miniatures to illustrate he’s own perfect reality, where as Erte is an artist and designer, creating an assortment of art from Faison to interior décor. These artists have there own beautiful way of looking at the world and the art they create, but never the less they are astonishing. Remain de Tirtoff was born in imperial St. Petersburg. At age 19, Erte left home and moved to Paris where he started working for coutur-ier Poiret. Shortly after, he began the 22-year pursuit creating cover art and illustrations for the magazine Harper's Bazaar. It was here that his distinctive Art Deco-style emerged. During his years at Harper's, Erte designed 250 covers and numerous drawings for its pages and diversified into a variety of other artistic activities. After a fling in Hollywood designing for extravagant silent films including Ben Hur, Erte left the magazine to create sets and costumes for theater and opera. For the next 40 years, he dressed many famous opera, stage and screen stars, including Mary Garden, Josephine Baker, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish. Mata Hari and Anna Pavlova. These achievements earned him the title "Father of Art Deco". Erte continued working throughout his life, designing revues, ballets, and operas. He had a major rejuvenation and much lauded interest in his career during the 1960s with the Art Deco revival. He branched out into the realm of limited edition prints, bronzes, and wearable art. His work may be found in the collections of several well-known museums, including the Albert museum and the metropolotain musem of art and a sizable collection of work by Erté can be found at Museum 1999 in Tokyo. At age 75, Erte began to create limited edition serigraphs based on his designs. This medium allowed a wider audience to enjoy his work and helped satisfy popular demand for these images. International success in this endeavor led him to expand his work to a variety of materials, most notably bronze.
Maxfield Parish born in 1877 in Philadelphia and lived there until age 28, at which time he purchased land opposite the valley from his parents' home in New Hampshire, where over a number of years he designed and built his own home and eventual studio, The Oaks. Frederick Maxfield Parrish was known for his dreamscapes combined antique forms, art nouveau designs, elegant figures, and radiant colors in mathematically calculated compositions. As a young boy Parish studied with his father and was educated in Paris. Later in life he graduated from Haverford College, where he studied architecture, while simultaneously studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He later took a few classes taught by Pyle at Drexel. Parish’s pictures are timeless and serene. In the 1920s, Parrish turned away from illustration and concentrated on painting for its own sake. Androgynous nudes in fantastic settings were a recurring theme. He continued in this vein for several years,…