Painting Papers

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

    1909 words, 8 pages

    Leonardo Da Vinci lived during the Renaissance in the 14th century. He was known as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His influences in the society and his inventions have become so significant that even in today’s world; we are still wondering about him and using the same technologies he had foreseen more than 500 years ago. A self-taught genius, who lived life through experiences, and experiences are the focal points of his entire life. With the help of two simple tools, a notebook and a pen, Leonardo was able to carry out the evolution of nature, art, technology, and

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    American Abstraction: Early 20th Century

    473 words, 2 pages

    Painters and sculptors do not always strive to depict persons and objects realistically. Rather than imitate their subject's natural appearance, some artists deliberately change it. They stretch or bend forms, break up shapes, and give objects unlikely textures or colors. Artists make these transformations in an effort to communicate something they cannot convey through realistic treatment. Works of art that reframe nature for expressive effect are called abstract. Art that derives from, but does not represent, a recognizable subject is called nonrepresentational or nonobjective abstraction.

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    Vincent Van Gogh - Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear

    1148 words, 5 pages

    Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent van Gogh 1889 Oil on Canvas a. Describe the subject matter of each of these two paintings [10] The subject matter of both paintings is self portrait, in which case would be Affandi and van Gogh respectively. In Affandi’s Self Portrait, the subject matter depicted is like the title aptly puts, himself, albeit in a more unconventional and abstracted manner. This is as opposed to the more realistic manner in which van Gogh has depicted himself in Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. In Self Portrait, Affandi has characterised himself as a semi-abstracte

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    The Rofl Emblem

    2148 words, 9 pages

    "We only see what we look at and to look is act of choice." ("Ways of Seeing" 8) "The photographer's way of seeing is reflected in his choice of subject, they are showing you what they want you to see." ("Ways of Seeing" 10) Photographs are taken for a reason; there are many other angles or other scenes a photographer can choose from and it is up to the photographer to decide which one the viewer sees. In essence, the viewer only sees one aspect of the image captured with the lens of the camera. For example, "when only the head of a figure is visible in a picture which appeals to visual thinki

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    Describe

    315 words, 2 pages

    Describe the subject matter of each of these two paintings [10] The subject matter of both paintings is self portrait, in which case would be Affandi and van Gogh respectively. In Affandi’s Self Portrait, the subject matter depicted is like the title aptly puts, himself, albeit in a more unconventional and abstracted manner. This is as opposed to the more realistic manner in which van Gogh has depicted himself in Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. In Self Portrait, Affandi has characterised himself as a semi-abstracted figure against a plain background, with the highly detailed face in stark co

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    The Anti-ism

    1856 words, 8 pages

    One of the less well known and appreciated genre’s of art was the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’s style. The first The Pre-Raphaelites, like the Romantics, were great lovers of nature. They believed in showing things as they truly were. Many Romantics, and especially those that belonged to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, did not agree with the classical beliefs being taught in art schools. These ideals required artists to beautify their subjects. For this reason many followers of this movement painted their landscapes outdoors and used real models4. They also composed their pictures with o

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