Essays on Art Movements

The Origin and History of Impressionism
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Impressionism was a major movement in painting that developed during the late 19th and early 20th Century. Impressionism started as a rebellion of a few artists in Paris around 1863, against a strict art establishment. One day they took their easels, went to a nearby forest and started painting in open air. They painted with swift, rapid brush strokes trying to catch the impression of the moment. They showed the effects of light. One of the artists, Monet, tried to…...
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The Philosophy of Modernism in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises
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By the end of World War 1 the viewpoints of people in society had drastically changed. People were no longer living their lives with purpose due to the failure of previous beliefs. The people of the world once believe that God was on their side and that he would protect them, but after the first World War, people began to question this and so became the philosophy of "making everything new", the philosophy of Modernism. During this time period, artists…...
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The Portrayal of the Profound Stylistic Evolution and Modernism in Daria Bergs Writings
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Daria Berg's writings portray a profound stylistic evolution, ever progressing towards or descending into, depending on one's personal preferences Modernism. Her works grow in complexity and depth, transcending simple syntactic and rhetorical devices, to the point where she affects meaning through the very topography of the page in her final piece, narcissus, which is, for all intents-and-purposes, a post-modernist work, though that only proves my point; the works display a personal progression, not unlike the one seen in society many…...
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Modernism in the Novel The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
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"Ivan Ilych's life had been most simple and most ordinary and [therefore] most terrible" (Tolstoy ch. II). Artificiality and vain pursuits marked the life of the average middle class man in the modern era. Tolstoy recognized this approach to life and, as stated above, found it most terrible because of its dreadful simplicity and normality. In the story of Ivan Ilych, Tolstoy not only demonstrates the unfulfilling nature of modernism using the life of Ivan Ilych as an example, but…...
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The Concept of Modernism in Stephen Spender The Struggle of the Modern
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Originally understood as general sympathy for the modern condition, the 1920s saw the term "modernism" become directly associated with the artistic experimentation that was beginning to develop within Western culture (Faulkner, viii). With experimentation as such a central part of the imaginative framework during this time, it is no wonder that the creative efforts of modernists are characterized by unique and highly individualized creative visions. Indeed, the incredible variety of modernist works is what makes it so difficult to establish…...
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An Examination of the Influence of the Trauma of World War I on the Literature of Modernism
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The years that inspired and ultimately shaped modernism are ones characterized by brutality, death, and perhaps most hauntingly, silence. From 1914 until 1918, the European continent became a theater for a new type warfare that utilized the recent innovations of mechanics and technology to create massive and unprecedented numbers of casualties (Norris 34). Throughout Europe and even in the United States, where no battles had been fought, societies were confronted and ultimately preoccupied with the physical and psychological horrors of…...
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Soviet Art
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After existing as a monarchy for centuries, Russia had finally experienced a change in its government following the Bolshevik revolution in the early 1900`s (Wickham, 1992) , leading to the rise of the Soviet regime. Such a radical change in its government and economic system did not come without any drawbacks however, leading to a drastic rise in policing and censorship, which served the purpose of maintaining the Soviet regime`s grip over a new generation of people growing up in…...
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Art History
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This semester I learned quite a bit about art history, specifically The Renaissance, and learned about the many great knowns and not so much talked about artists that took a part in the era. Although many artists contributed to making art what it is today, both in the Italian and Northern Renaissance, I will be focusing on three specific artist and their contributions and influences. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Jan Van Eyck, and Michelangelo Merisi or also known as Caravaggio are…...
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Realistic Works of Art
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The minds of people, though complex and different from their fellow humans in many ways, often find beauty in the same places, attempting to reproduce it into a more portable form. Sometimes, it will happen that their methods of bringing about these imitations occur through similar thought processes. Such was the case in seventeenth-century Europe and Japan, both innovative with their different techniques for printing. In the archipelago of Japan, resources were constricted to little more than trees and ink.…...
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Development of Art During the Fifteenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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Art during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries changed and evolved into ideals and characteristics that are still used today. Many different art movements changed hands over the period of what is considered early modern Europe. In my paper, I am going to discuss the themes, iconography, and characteristics of art and several artists in these different movements. The early half, around the fifteenth to seventh centuries, of modern Europe, was dominated by Renaissance art, which spread to all corners of…...
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Italian Art Through History
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Italy played a massive role in artistic and architectural movements throughout history. Many talented Italian artists became famous thanks to their outstanding art pieces which influence the World today. The Italo country was the cradle of significant Art periods including the Renaissance (which occurred in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries) and the Baroque (17th and 18th centuries). Both artistic periods presented very specific features and had a huge influence on other European countries. Meaning “rebirth”, the Renaissance consisted of…...
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Ukiyo-e Prints Reflect the Popular Culture of Edo
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The minds of people, though complex and different from their fellow humans in many ways, often find beauty in the same places, attempting to reproduce it into a more portable form. Sometimes, it will happen that their methods of bringing about these imitations occur through similar thought processes. Such was the case in seventeenth-century Europe and Japan, both innovative with their different techniques for printing. In the archipelago of Japan, resources were constricted to little more than trees and ink.…...
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Iconography and Characteristics of Art In Different Trends
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Art during the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries changed and evolved into ideals and characteristics that are still used today. Many different art movements changed hands throughout what is considered early modern Europe. In my paper, I am going to discuss the themes, iconography, and characteristics of art and several artists in these different movements. The early half, around the fifteenth to seventh centuries, of modern Europe, was dominated by Renaissance art, which spread to all corners of the continent, though…...
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Mickey Mouse from Pop Art to Present
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Concept of Pop Art The concept of Pop Art has been very influential and inspiring to a variety of artists in this generation. Pop Art, which is short for “popular art”, is a type of art that can primarily feature artwork relating back to common household materials and materials we would see on TV, such as newspapers, magazines, comic books, movies, and advertisements, as well as also relating to the concept of consumer products such as Campbell Soup Cans. Within the years…...
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Pop Art Revolutionary Andy Warhol
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“Pop art is for everyone. I don’t think art should be only for the select few.” – Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol is known to many as the leader of the Pop Art Revolution. He paved a path for artists in the future to be able to create different styles in art. Andy believed that art was for everyone, and that’s what made him into the artist he was. The life he lived, the things that inspired him, and the art…...
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Symbolism Of The Repressive Nature of Society
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In the 19th Century, women were expected to be submissive and were strictly confined to rules set by societal expectations. They were seen as objects, and used for someone else’s personal benefit. The images, characters and setting of birds in the novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin, symbolize the repressive nature of society and how it inhibits Edna Pontellier from fulfilling her desire of achieving independence from the constraints of society. Characters throughout the novel hinder Edna’s longing for freedom…...
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The Birth of Impressionism And its Impact on Modern Art
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A vast library of exquisite and one of a kind pieces intrigues the viewers as they enter the grand entrance of the Detroit Institute of Art. After several effortless flights of veined marble stairs, the partons are greeted with high ceilings, possibly inspired by Italian renaissance architecture assuming from warm tones and luxurious decorations. Daylight dimly illuminates the grey, milky polished concrete structure, light source coming from high-hung arched windows. The South wing is where I begin my research as…...
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19th Century Artists and Movements 
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The Nineteenth-century began on January 1, 1801, and ended December 31, 1900, over the entirety of that century there were major social changes as well as advancements in technology and was also the beginning of the Industrial Revolution as well as other significant urbanization movements all over the world. These changes affected everyone the poor, middle class and the rich as well. An age of change that gave way to the new modern world. All of these developments affected all…...
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Biased Media Modern People
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Today’s  live in a world where information can be received with a simple press of a button. People can see and learn about issues around the world within a snap of finger. Media outlets such as podcasts, newspapers, television stations, apps, radio channels, and the internet, all contribute to how people gain knowledge. This knowledge from media-based resources is expansive; it serves as a means of socialization. Further, media outlets have a crucial aspect in influencing media topics like politics…...
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Essay on The Topic Visiting The Shirokaya Museum
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My visit to “The Broad” museum was very fun and interesting. When I was at the museum, I felt more engaged with the real-life drawings and sculptures, rather than looking at them as a picture in a book. There were so many interesting paintings in the museum during my visit, and I really liked many of them. However, one particular painting that really caught my eye was the painting, “I…I’m Sorry!”, which was created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1965-1966. When…...
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Essay on The Topic Visiting The Shirokaya Museum
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My visit to “The Broad” museum was very fun and interesting. When I was at the museum, I felt more engaged with the real-life drawings and sculptures, rather than looking at them as a picture in a book. There were so many interesting paintings in the museum during my visit, and I really liked many of them. However, one particular painting that really caught my eye was the painting, “I…I’m Sorry!”, which was created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1965-1966. When…...
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Leader of The Pop Art Revolution
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“Pop art is for everyone. I don’t think art should be only for the select few.” – Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol is known to many as the leader of the Pop Art Revolution. He paved a path for artists in the future to be able to create different styles in art. Andy believed that art was for everyone, and that’s what made him into the artist he was. The life he lived, the things that inspired him, and the art…...
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Demonstration Of Popular Culture in Their Works
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Andy Warhol was a famous artist during the 1950s who explored and demonstrated popular culture through his artwork. His artistic turning point came when he published the iconic portrait of the actress, Elizabeth Taylor in 1963. Warhol deciding to choose Elizabeth Taylor as one of his portraits was so intriguing to the public because during these years she became the first woman to be paid $1 million to appear in the film “Cleopatra”, was the first celebrity to launch a…...
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Art In Renaissance Europe
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Art is one of the few mediums where mankind can discuss and explain one’s own memories, entire lifetimes, or incredible worlds with the option of not using any words at all. It is the free expression of the human mind and senses. It can take the form of film, music, theatre, pop culture, painting, and many other forms as well. Each of these aims to entertain, make people happy, and/or drive them to contemplate an idea or way of life.…...
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The Responsibility of The U.S. Government Rests With President Trump
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The government shutdown of 2018-2019 was the longest of its kind in United States history and the second federal shutdown involving the presidency of Donald Trump. Responsibility of the lengthy furlough of the United States government lies with President Trump who has demanded 5.7 billion dollars in taxpayer money to proceed with the construction of a border wall. The wall, which separates the U.S.-Mexico border, was a central promise of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and despite convincing the citizens of…...
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Short Stories are Significantly Shorter And Less Complex Than a Novel
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The first-person context gives the reader a unique insight into the main character’s own feelings and choices, as well as the reasons for the choices. The reader is allowed to closely observe Sammy’s observations and the first impressions of the three girls who come to the grocery store on a summer afternoon in the early 1960s. In order for the reader to understand this short story, one must recognize the era, the age of the main character, and the temptation…...
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Mental Illness and Its Effect on Art
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In recent studies, chronic illness has been profound to have a link with creativity. With the elegancy literacy styles of well-known artists, who have been mentally ill such as Vincent Van Gogh, Louis Wain, and Edward Munch. Today they’ve had a clear impact on modern-day art. Their styles, colors, and strokes affect the way arts are perceived in the 21st century. One thing that connects all these artists, is that they had some sort of mental illness for which their…...
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 The Predatory Nature of Human Existence  
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Written by John Steinbeck in the year 1937, Of Mice And Men illustrates the harrowing, heartfelt, and somewhat controversial tale of George Milton and Lennie Smalls, two migrant workers, as they attempt to navigate the complex societal struggles faced by ranch workers during the Great Depression. The novel has, since its time of publishment, become quite notorious for both positive and negative cognitions, but one point for which no argument can surround is that of Of Mice And Men’s memorability.…...
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A love for A Love: A Poetry Comparison of
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“They don’t make them like they used to” is a phrase commonly heard in today’s day and age. Quite frankly, it is very true. Nothing is made with the quality that it used to have. When we think of this phrase we think of common everyday items. Things like washers and dryers, the cars we drive, even the irons we use don’t last as long as they should. But this phrase is true in reference to people as well. People…...
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Literary Elements in The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Chris Marlowe 
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Different periods in history had their different authors, and their characters reflected, more often than not, what was happening in that society. Chris Marlowe lived from the middle of the middle age to the early years of the renaissance, where his work is based. Doctor Faustus, like many other works of art, has a hero, a proponent who carries the day throughout the plot. The work of art in question is an Elizabethan comedy, which ends tragically. Written in the…...
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There Are Many Different Types Of Writing in Modern Society.
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In society today, there are many different types of writing when it comes to storytelling. Storytelling is a very complex part of creating good short stories. Ernest Hemingway lived an eventful life which in return helped him be a successful writer. One reason Hemingway was such a good writer was that he had been around the world and seen many different aspects of life many people had not ever seen. Hemingway’s work tends to be very deep in meaning but…...
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Queen Elizabeth Is One Of The Most Powerful Rulers In The World
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From 1558 to 1603, the Virgin Queen successfully reigned England and Ireland and became one of the most influential people we know today. Queen Elizabeth, I was one of the world's most powerful rulers. Her politics and way of the ruling were greatly welcomed and respected by the people of England. She had hundreds of portraits painted of her throughout time. The portraits painted of her were filled with symbols and dress elements that portrayed her as a powerful, influential…...
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Abstract art
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Rochelle Feinstein is native to the Bronx and is a very diverse artist. Feinstein is an abstract artist who can use just about anything from newspapers to photos to make a beautiful piece of art. Her artwork has meaning behind it. Feinstein’s work has left both social and personal effects on the viewer. Her pieces have left an impact on abstract artwork. A lot of her artwork is based on current or major events. She has based art on the…...
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Symbolism in The Great Gatsby
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After World War I, America seemed to delve into a fantastical illusion to escape from the atrocities of the past and instead exist in an ignorant bliss. However, striving for the truth is complex and bound by consequence which in turn portrays the corrupted reality the characters live in. Symbolism in The Great Gatsby Whether this is done through false lies, symbolism, or Jay Gatsby who is the byproduct of this, the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great…...
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Symbols in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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A symbol in literature is a figure speech where an object, person or situation has another meaning apart from its literal meaning. Through the story you can find different kinds of symbols shown such as; Mist and the moonlight, the appearance of evil, letters and documents, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc. Two symbols I will be focusing on are the mist and the moonlight. The Mist and Moonlight creates an environment of mystery and of suspense. It makes the reader…...
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Artwork Analysis
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The word photography is made up of two Greek words which are ‘photo’ and ‘graphia’. ‘Photo’ has the meaning of light and ‘graphia’ has the meaning of drawing. And photography means an art of taking pictures/photographs. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce who is a French inventor, was first given credit for creating the first photograph in 1825. Louis Daguerre and Alfred Stieglitz are known as the Father of Photography. Louis Daguerre is famous for the invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.…...
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Sound And Fury Movie Summary
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This essay sample on Sound And Fury Movie Summary provides all necessary basic info on this matter, including the most common "for and against" arguments. Below are the introduction, body and conclusion parts of this essay.In The Sound and the Fury The Sound and the Fury has been seen as an “example par excellence of modernist American fiction” (Cohen). Its publication represented a watershed in American literature as it introduced several modernist techniques among which: the destruction of chronological order,…...
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Fragmentation In The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock
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The sample essay on Fragmentation In The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock deals with a framework of research-based facts, approaches and arguments concerning this theme. To see the essay's introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion, read on.TS Eliots poem ‘ The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock’ is a manifestation of early modernist writing. Written in 1915, TS Eliot helped mould the ideology of modernist writing, through his use of language, creation of new rhythms and techniques, and presentation of images.…...
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Ted Hughes Poems Analysis
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The folllowing sample essay on Ted Hughes Poems Analysis discusses it in detail, offering basic facts and pros and cons associated with it. To read the essay's introduction, body and conclusion, scroll down.Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America. Modernism is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional styles of poetry and verse. Modernists experimented with literary form and expression, adhering to Ezra Pound’s maxim…...
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Analytical Paper On Urban Landscape
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The following academic paper highlights the up-to-date issues and questions of Landscape Essay. This sample provides just some ideas on how this topic can be analyzed and discussed. The outgrowth of modern urban planning is as a consequence of attempts that are directed at turn toing and work outing the societal jobs that result due to the increased rural to urban migration. The figure of persons traveling into urban countries in hunt for better work chances keeps increasing quickly by…...
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