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History After WWI Through WWII Term Paper

… History after WWI through WWII

In general, world history can be considered a succession of experiments, just as modern science. On the other hand, both modern science and history are studied by gathering facts and figures and by putting together the information this obtained.

Surrealism, Dadaism, Fauvism, Cubism are some of the genres of 20th century art. They reflect, first of all, a quest for individual independence, for breaking rules in terms of the creation process, and an attempt to find new ways of expression rather than the classical ones. They also reflect a continuous experimentation in terms of form, shape and colouring.

Impossible for me to answer, since I don't have the book and don't know what the Shanfei story is.

The Indian National…. [read more]

Dadaism in the Modern World Term Paper

… In their encounters with these iconic identities, the duo undertakes efforts to erase the distinction between the depersonalized production and the personalized promotion of industrial food. (PICA TBA 2011)

This work is an open air performance that is dependent on pictorial still shots to reflect the event. This work is a production that exemplifies the influence of Dadaism in the present, but it also represents accepted "high art" as it has evolved over the years. The festival also of course represents gallery art emphasizing photography, found art and installation works, also demonstrative of Dadaism. TBA is a modern manifestation of an acceptable area of artistic expression and there are TBA festivals all over the world that represent this type of influence.

In the spirit of…. [read more]

Art History War Imagery Term Paper

… War imagery has been around ever since armed struggle became a large part of Western civilization. Archaeologists have discovered images of the Battle of Kadesh, from 1275 B.C., on papyrus scrolls and wall reliefs; the Trojan War is central to the art of the Greek vase. However, art history's view of war is that of the rulers and the victors, as few artists in ancient years were visibly anti-war.

A modern perspective of artist as anti-war iconoclast comes from Francisco de Goya and his cycle of 80 prints, The Disasters of War, five of which are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum (Pollack, 2003). Created from 1810 to 1814 during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain, de Goya's work depicts both the invasion and the resistance, with…. [read more]

Avant-Garde Concept in Modern Art Term Paper

… ¶ … avant-garde concept in modern art, and how various artists and movements attempted to achieve social and artistic changes.

Avant-garde in art refers to a small group of painters who formed their own "Salon" after being refused acceptance by the official Paris Salon that exhibited the works of established and up-and-coming painters of the 1860s. The "refues" created the Salon des Refuses that exhibited their artworks that had been rejected by the Salon. Some of the artists who exhibited at the Salon des Refuses included Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, edouard Manet, and James McNeill Whistler, who would all go on to have successful careers as Impressionist, modernist, naturalist and other types of artists. Avant-garde came to mean breakthrough or progress and reform, and each…. [read more]

There Is a Long List Research Paper

… A work of art is never beautiful by decree, objectively and for all" (Tzara 249).


Despite the fact that almost everyone who created and participated in the Movement were really serious, Dada art is completely ridiculous, irrational and senseless to the point of fancy. Dada Art was not founded on any predominant medium. The Dadaists used everything ranging from algebraic textiles, glass, plaster and wooden ornaments. The noticeable fact is that Dadaist Art paved way for the use of "assemblage, collage, photomontage and the use of ready made objects" (Essak). Dada certainly created a lot of subdivisions in everything that had no sensible meaning. Not only did it spawn a number of literary journals, Dada influenced many contemporaneous and coexisting trends in the visual…. [read more]

Dada or Dadism Research Paper

… Surrealism is very interesting due to the images that are presented in the works. They also share some qualities similar to conventional art, many times surrealist works are aesthetically pleasing and their composition is attractive, other times they appear disorganized and abstract. For me the appealing factor of Surrealist art lies within the unconventional combination of elements that sometimes make sense and sometimes do not. That however is not very important, what is important in these is analyzing and appreciating them taking into consideration the foundations for their inception into the art world in the early 21st century. In order to appreciate them fully we must understand that this works were created and fueled with the inspiration of dreams and the sub-conscious. Imagery in these…. [read more]

Abstract Artists and Show Essay

… ¶ … abstract artists and show how the aims in their work differ from those of earlier generations of abstract painters.

Abstract art is commonly defined as, "... art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. (NationMaster Encyclopedia: Abstract art). This definition does not deal with all the issues surrounding the meaning and understanding of abstract art and there is a great deal of dissension and argument among critics and art theorists about the nature and meaning of the term 'abstract'. However, the general view is that abstract art is essentially non-representational and non-objective. It is also seen from an artistic viewpoint as an attempt to provide an understanding of the world and…. [read more]

Cubism Cubist Sculpture Term Paper

… Cubism

Cubist sculpture

Cubist sculpture and its significance in the development of art

Cubism as an art movement is considered one of the most revolutionary in art history. It was part of the modernist art movement during the Twentieth Century which altered the principles of art that had been dominant for centuries. Art previous to the cubism movement was traditional with a simple distinction between solid forms and negative space. Cubism altered this by making it purposely difficult to distinguish a difference between these two aspects. Furthermore, Cubism developed a form of art and sculpture with undefined and mutilated planes. This type of art was in many ways opposite to art that had previously been created by artists and accepted as the norm.

A central…. [read more]

Shaping of New Visions Exhibition at MOMA Essay

… MoMA

The Shaping of New Visions Exhibition

For the first several decades of its existence, photography was largely seen as science and driven by the technological advances made by its inventors and innovators. Therefore, photography would rightly be seen as a tool for historical documentation capable of conveying that which could not be conveyed through the written medium. But by the early 20th century, photography was evolving into a form capable of previously unseen artistic ingenuity as well. This is the outlet for photography which is featured in the Museum of Modern Art's "The Shaping of New Visions" exhibition. The collected photographic images simultaneously expand the way that the camera can be used and the way that artistic statements may be defined.


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Compare and Contrast Two Art Periods Essay

… Art History/Impressionism

Paintings of the French Impressionists have long enjoyed tremendous popularity among museum-goers in the United States. "The Impressionist galleries at the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston serve as the crowning spaces in their larger installations of European easel painting, and most of these Impressionist galleries have the highest attendance of any permanent collection spaces in the museums" (Brettell, 1995). The purpose of this paper is to compare impressionism and post impressionism in terms of their characteristics of style and historical origins and significance. Impressionism was all about the changing light in natural settings. Post impressionist artists took these notions about light and the natural…. [read more]

Impressionism and Surrealism Essay

… 6). Many Surrealists even used hypnotism and drugs to achieve this state of dream-like unconsciousness before diving into their work. Rather than the movement that can be defined by the physical use of mediums and styles, Surrealism and its noted artists like Picasso, Dali, and Miro encompassed not just a physical style of painting but a more-encompassing mindset and belief system of the painters who became rooted in the movement.


Impressionism and Surrealism can be most closely linked not through style or technique, but through the revolutionary aspects of each movement in terms of what each brought to the art world. Without the early radicals of Impressionism, the even more widely considered radical movement of Surrealism would lack a basis for inception. In viewing…. [read more]

Impressionism vs. Post Essay

… Examples of post-impressionist works include Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and Monet's works including Waterlillies (Sweeny, 1996). Many post-impressionists concerned themselves with adding their personal experiences into the painting, versus being loyal to the object they were painting. This was much different from impressionism, where the painter felt an obligation to the object or subject of the painting, to whom they were loyal. Post-impressionism was concerned more with "sensation" and much less close to "realism." While impressionists could hardly be defined as realists, their paintings did have some quality of naturalism to them, even though the painter separated themselves from reality when painting.

Some distinct characteristics of Impressionist paintings include small yet visible brush strokes and the crucial element of perception and experience (Tinterow…. [read more]

Impact to Society Caused the Technology of Photography During the Period 1910-2010 Term Paper

… Photography 1910-2010

We know what a photograph is…We have almost certainly taken a photograph, just as we have equally probably been part of one. A photograph is

(simply) an equation of light, time, and space. -- Peter Turner

Photography was first presented to the world on August 19, 1839, at a meeting of the Academy of Science and the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. While Louise-Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787-1851) was the originator of photography, on the day of the presentation, claiming a sore throat, he left the presentation up to Francois Arago (1786-1853) who later initiated the consensus that Daguerre was, in fact, the originator of photography (Marien 2010). Daguerre was given a lifelong pension from the French government, but only upon the agreement…. [read more]

Joyce Carol Oates Term Paper

… This suggests a theme about the power of a close relationship. However, these themes can only be established based on hints within the story. There is nothing within the story clear enough to determine exactly what the message is. In the end, the reader is left to consider what the story means to them. In this way, the story is an open story with alternate meanings, meeting this trait of the mid twentieth-century writer. The trait of avoiding creating any sense of completeness or any central reference point also applies to the story. The lack of completeness occurs because Oates leaves gaps in the story, including the absence of the conclusion that would tie everything together. The central reference point of the story is the…. [read more]

Marcel Duchamp Took a Urinal Term Paper

… Because the aesthetics of the two movements are so very different on the surface, Dadaism and the Arts and Crafts Movement that was on the wane during the brief florescence of Dadaism are not usually compared to each other, but such a comparison is actually quite useful, for the members of both movements understood the real and awful perils that machines and technologies posed to all of humanity.

Each movement sought to force people to rethink their relationship with technology and their dependence on machines so as to create a more humane world.

It is perhaps instructive to look briefly at the Arts and Crafts Movement to see how its strategy toward the same goal differed from that of the Dadaists. When most of us…. [read more]

Salvador Dali Was Born on May 11 Term Paper

… Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in the small Catalan town of Figueras, Northern Spain (Great Masters 1999). His father was a well-known notary but respected his artistic talent, which surfaced at an early age. Dali received his first drawing lessons at 10 years old from art teachers, Spanish impressionist painter, Ramon Pichot, and an art professor at the Municipal Drawing School (Artelino 2007). He studied art at the Royal Academy of Art in Madrid where he was expelled two times and refused to take the final examinations because he believed he was more qualified than those who wanted to test him (Artelino). Having been permanently expelled, he never received formal art training. His supportive father allowed him to stay with the Pichot…. [read more]

Improvisation No. 28, Painted Essay

… This piece is colorful, bold, and though controlled, a bit manic, making "Improvisation No. 28" a good example of German Expressionism.

The subject of the second essay is "Fountain," created by Marcel Duchamp in 1917 as an example of Dadaism. Marcel Duchamp was a French sculptor and installation artist. This piece is a urinal with a signature on the side, "R. Mutt 1917." Duchamp was an active member of the Dadaist movement, which was also collaborative and influenced by Surrealism and Situationalists. Many art historians and critics consider Duchamp's works as precursors to modern and pop art. Duchamp was a Frenchman, who created this piece during the Great War, World War I. The war influenced many artists and thinkers across discourses, expressions, and schools of…. [read more]

Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility Term Paper

… ¶ … Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility

Walter Benjamin was a critic of the arts; he made some proofs on the transformation of fine arts to modernized interpretation of art. There are five main ideas to his analysis of "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility," based on Benjamin (1937):

To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility.

The film responds to the shriveling of the aura with an artificial build-up of the "personality" outside the studio.

The equipment-free aspect of reality here has become the height of artifice; the sight of immediate reality has become an orchid in the land of technology.

Magician and surgeon compare to…. [read more]

Postmodern the Term 'Post Modernism Term Paper

… Barbara Kruger has exhibited some of her famous works throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, and Japan, and she is an artist who is excellent at writing, at photography, and also at teaching, in addition to creating art works. (Barbara Kruger: Whitney Museum of American Art)


Laylah Ali is another contemporary postmodern artist. She was born in Buffalo in New York in the year 1968, and she works in Massachusetts. She is a precision work artist, which means that there is a lot of precision and care displayed in her works of art. For example, Laylah Ali takes so much of care to finish her figurative gouache paintings that it takes her more than a few months to completely finish one single…. [read more]

Authors Brief Biography and Short Story of Theatre Research Paper

… ¶ … Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914. He was already publishing poems in his teens, including many for which he would become famous. After Swansea was bombed during World War Two, he relocated to London and worked as a screenwriter. He returned to Wales before the end of the war and then after the war worked for the BBC. He was established as a poet at this time, but needed these other jobs to earn a living. He died in New York while on a tour of America, as touring to read poems was one of his main sources of income. He was 39 when he died.

Arthur Miller was born in 1915 in Harlem. He worked producing plays and in…. [read more]

20th Century Genius Term Paper

… Perhaps his most famous work is "The Guernica," initially a mural painted for the Spanish Republican Building at the Paris World's Fair of 1937, but later a painting that contained some of his best work, both artistically and politically.

Guernica was a Northern Spanish town in the Basque region that was bombed by the Nazis on April 28, 1937. Initial reports said the town was destroyed and the Nazis made their bombing run at the request of Spanish dictator General Franco. Politically, Picasso was a supporter of the Spanish Republic, who hoped to gain the country's freedom from Franco's dictatorship and violent rule. Picasso had been commissioned to create the mural in Paris, but he did not begin it until two days after the Guernica…. [read more]

Bauhaus Movement Refers to the Design Term Paper

… Bauhaus movement refers to the design movement that began in Weimer, Germany in 1991 as the result of amalgamation of Academy of Fine Art with Van de Velde's old School of Applied Arts. German architect Walter Gropius initiated it. He believed in applying classical architectural techniques to design thereby introducing completely new set of design principles in art and crafts. Gropius essentially believed that art and craft couldn't be separated. 'Architects, sculptors, painters, we must all turn to the crafts. Art is not a "profession." There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman.' (Naylor: 50)

Some people believe that the real roots of Bauhaus can be traced back to 1902 when Belgian artist Henry van de Velde established a new art school…. [read more]

Dali Salvador Term Paper

… ¶ … Salvador Dali [...] artist's life and work, and his influence in the art world. Salvador Dali was one of the most important artists in the 20th century. His work was highly influenced by the Surrealist and Dada movements, and his spectacular appearance, with a large waxed moustache and big eyes helped him become even more memorable to the world. Dali passed away in 1989, but his work continues to be influential today, and many people around the world still collect it. His theories on art and science changed the way many people viewed art and artistic pursuit, and his work continues today in the Foundation he created in Spain before he died.

Salvador Dali was born in Figueres, Spain, located in the Catalonia…. [read more]

Experimental Narrative the Lyrical Film as Pointed Essay

… Experimental Narrative

The Lyrical Film

As pointed out in Chapter 21, "Documentary and Experimental Cinema in the Post War Era: 1945 -- Mid -- 1960's," at the end of World War II in 1945, documentary and avant-garde filmmaking "underwent enormous changes around the world" (477), due in part to the rise of new technologies related to more sophisticated and easier to handle cameras and the creation of institutions dedicated to the creation of experimental film techniques. Overall, filmmakers were seeking new and innovative ways to express not only themselves but also how they viewed the world and its various cultural systems following the horrors and genocide of World War II at the hands of Nazi Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union. This new trend toward personal…. [read more]

Counter Culture 1955-1975 Pamphleteering Term Paper

… Counter-Culture (1955-1975) Pamphleteering

Between the mid 50s and mid 70s the western world went through a series of radical changes, which had their epicenter in America. As an answer to the conventional traditions of the late 19th and early 20th century, and all the political and social containment that developed until the decade of the 50s, U.S. went through a social revolution. This resulted from the Cold War conservative repression and other stirring events like the participation of the government in the Vietnam conflict.

The Vietnam War was the root of many protests during the sixties primarily because the information from the war zone was highly accessible to the public. The media would divulge the horrors of the fighting practically on a daily basis, thus…. [read more]

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