Misery: Real Mona Lisa Essay

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Art Appreciation

DB 1 - Understanding and Evaluating the Arts

The first type of artwork I found was Graffiti. Graffiti art started 60's, and it has been increasing since that time. However, as I stated earlier, it is not considered as art, as those artworks you might find in a museum or and art gallery. Some say graffiti has a lack of usage, meaning it serves no purpose (Stowers, 1997). Many oppose graffiti art because of its location and its audacious, unforeseen, and eccentric exhibition. The exhibition is usually illegally located and does not certainly eliminate it as art. There are many different forms of graffiti. One of the most modest forms is the discrete patterns such as mottos, insults, or civil statements. This type of graffiti normally found in restrooms or on outdoor surfaces, and it is typically handwritten. Tagging is another type of graffiti. This is written word scribbling, usually the artist’s name or nickname.
Nature is Beautiful in Every Season!

The graffiti piece in the link below is Mother Nature-esque Madonna or a today’s account of "Our Lady of Grace." It is two dimensional, because it is on a flat surface. It represents the artists’ take on “La Notre-Dame-de-Grâce” or "Our Lady of Grace. Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha inspired it; the group produced this gorgeous five-story mural using about 500 cans of spray paint in over 50 diverse colors. The colors used are fall and winter colors, but it has flowers that represent spring, and red robins that represent summer. This Representational Art depicts Mother Nature because it represents all four seasons, the colors, the birds, the vegetables, and the flowers (A'shop, 2011). It gives the feel and sense of calm and peace. Follow this link to see the mural. http://api.ning.com/files/sCW-f0DLKzAJtJuJGYKpKAQbMKGMSlyMP2tumVNXaajsnXgu5Zt1zOH8gBoWSTK2fa8xzedkDgwKuIdQdbhbod0KO6Kn60wd/notredamedegrace00.jpg.
The second piece art I found that most do not call art are pictures using dominoes. Back in 2007, The Mona Lisa was formed using 4519 dominoes of all colors. While watching the video during one of the setups, there were several mini mishaps. The mishaps and the setup procedure are in fast motion and built by a man who calls his self Flippy Cat. This is the link to the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z6mLPURj3_k The Mona Lisa in dominoes, I guess would tell the same story as the real Mona Lisa, but in my opinion again, only for the author. The one good thing about the work is that it does indeed depict The Mona Lisa and only represents that fact to me. The creator used multi colors of dominoes. Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is one of the most famed artworks of all time, it was painted in the 16th century, between 1503 and 1505. The skill of the painting is in its delicate features, like the faint