¶ … Artwork Piece at a Museum
One of the most impressive pieces showed in the Denver Art Museum is a painting by Claude Monet entitled "Le Bassin des Nympheas," made in 1904. "Among the museum's regular holdings are John DeAndrea's sexy, soothing, life-size polyvinyl painting "Linda" (1983), Claude Monet's dreamy flowerscape "Le Bassin des Nympheas" (1904), and Charles Deas' red-cowboy-on-horseback "Long Jakes, The Rocky Mountain Man "(1844)." This inclusion among the top three most requested pieces of the museum testifies to its grace and technical beauty, things that make it such a memorable painting.
Monet was part of a group of painters who rejected the "approved" way of painting of the day in their search for something else. "The Impressionists found that they could capture the momentary and transient effects of sunlight by painting " en plein air." They used short, "broken" brush strokes of pure and unmixed colour, not smoothly blended as was the custom at the time. Painting realistic scenes of modern life, they emphasized vivid overall effects rather than details."
Monet was always more interested in the capture of light and atmosphere and how these afected the perception of the objects around. His choice of colours and brushwork emphasize this. "Monet soon began to concern himself with his lifelong objective: portraying the variations of light and atmosphere brought on by changes of hour and season. Rather than copy in the Louvre, the traditional practice of young artists, Monet learned from his friends, from the landscape itself, and from the works of his older contemporaries Manet, Corot, and Courbet. Monet's representation of light was based...
He often showed natural color by breaking it down into its different components as a prism does. Eliminating black and gray from his palette, Monet rejected entirely the academic approach to landscape.."
This painting might not be one of the most known of Monet's work, but it is totally in his style and way of thinking about art. It is also one of a series of paintings made in the later years of his career, paintings that depict the same subject, water lilies, so perhaps others are more startling and, thus, known. However, this one is also impressive, through its mood and atmosphere, through the tones and colors used, and through its "impressionistic" technique of brushwork. "In his later works Monet allowed his vision of light to dissolve the real structures of his subjects. To do this he chose simple matter, making several series of studies of the same object at different times of day or year: haystacks, morning views of the Seine, the Gare Saint-Lazare (1876-78), poplars (begun 1890), the Thames, the celebrated group of Rouen Cathedral (1892-94), and the last great lyrical series of water lilies (1899, and 1904-25), painted in his own garden at Giverny"
As the title suggests, the painting is a landscape whose main "character" are some water lilies of different colours, floating on the water that reflects the landscape around. The view is concentrated on the water surface, and the surrounding landscape can only be quested by its reflection, thus pointing out to the subject of the painting. The reflection in the water is hazy, so you can't really see what it is that is reflecting, so by…
Cultural Activity ReportI visited the Met Museumís virtual gallery for this cultural activity report and selected five works of art from ancient times up to pre-modern times (1600 AD). The Met Museum of art houses a wide range of cultural and artistic artifacts from all over the world from various epochs and so it was a good place to go for virtual engagement with art covering a range of millennia.
Museum Displays of "non-Western" art are qualitatively different from those displaying art that does not come from Europe or North America. Art from places deemed "exotic," or "primitive" tends to be displayed and perceived as anthropological items and indicators of culture. The conceptual arts and "art for art's sake" is frequently denied to non-Western societies. Moreover, the art of places like Oceania is sometimes referred to more as "artifact," versus "art."
The director stays with a friend for awhile and alerts the police and FBI, gives them the tape of threats. They agreed that a bodyguard and 24-hour watch over the house was in order. After a few days the police apprehend two teenagers who are "wanna-be" artists, skulking around the house with cans of gasoline and matches and find that they had also been making crank calls, capitalizing on
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Philadelphia Museum of Art is a spectacular place to view art through the ages with exhibitions changing ever couple of months. Whether in sculpture, photograph or painting, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has much to offer. The current exhibition holds art from various artists that show vibrant energy through fine depictions of people, landscapes, and abstract images. This essay is meant to show the quality of the pieces within
images from the university gallery museum. Those works were the Victim, Abolish the Death Penalty, George Jackson Lives, Ruth Snyder, and Lynching. All five works examine how violence has become an institutionalized part of modern American society, so much so that it seems almost commonplace. Taken as a whole, the pieces are powerful, because they serve as a reminder that when violence is institutionalized and permitted, it creates an