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Fine Arts essays / The Shephard
The Shepard’s Keeper Throughout time there has been at least one constant that I am aware of. That constant is art. One particular piece of art stands out and catches the eye. That piece of art is The Shepherdess and Her Flock constructed and perfected by Jean Francois Millet. When one makes a certain judgment on a piece of art, one must be precise and certain about that judgment...
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Fine Arts essays / Compare Two Paintings
Hunting Dogs by Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet is the first painting I looked at and I was created in 1867. The painting is oil on canvas and the size of it is 361/2 x 58 ½ inch. Courbet paints two dogs and a dead hare in the woods. The woods are becoming dark and the sun is setting. The painting is dark and gloomy except for the quarreling dogs that the sun is directly setting on. Wi...
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Fine Arts essays / Timken Museum Of Art
TIMKEN MUSUEM OF ART The Timken Museum of Art has its roots in the coincidental San Diego Relationship between two sisters, the Misses Anne R. and Amy Putnam, members of the Timken family of the Timken roller bearing treasure, and a local attorney, Walter Ames. The affluent Putnam sisters arrived in San Diego in the early 1900s from Vermont, accompanied by their elderly parents and preceded by ...
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Fine Arts essays / Coolidge V. New Hapmshire
(1913-1980), American painter. Guston had three distinct phases or styles during his artistic career, all of them remarkably successful. After first working as a muralist in a relatively realistic style, he became prominent in the late 1940s and early 1950s as part of the abstract expressionism movement. Beginning in the late 1960s, his late period of clunky, expressive paintings of the...
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Fine Arts essays / Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali, was born Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech on Monday, 11 May 1904, in the small Spanish town of Figueres, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, approximately sixteen miles from the French border in a region known as Catalonia. His parents supported his talent and built him his first studio while he was still a child in their summer home at Cadaques. Dali went on to attend...
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Fine Arts essays / Salvador Dali 2
" I do not take drugs...I am drugs. This statement was made by the great Spanish painter and member of the surrealist movement Salvador Dali. Dali referred to his works as "hand-painted dream photographs," and claimed that his imagery often came directly from his own dreams. Although there is no documented evidence that he did experiment with hallucinogenic drugs, his paintings reflect a sor...
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-Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) -Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? -1897 -Oil on Canvas, 5 feet by 12 feet -Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, is the self-acclaimed masterpiece of Paul Gauguins’ career. It represents the culmination of his ideas and beliefs that he acquired throughout his life as a painter. Many ...
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Fine Arts essays / Raphael
Thesis Statement In my research, I have seen how Raphael individually personifies what the High Renaissance encircles. RAPHAEL OUTLINE I. Early Life A. Childhood B. Family C. Father as court painter D. Study in Perugia. II. Florentine Period A. Study under Leonardo da Vinci B. Works that he did while in Florence. C. Interaction with Michelangelo and other artists. III. Roman Pe...
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Henri Rousseau, the Dounier, as many people called him lived in a world of his own. It was a world filled with ghosts and goblins, eternal Sunday paintings, and simple worries. This world, I believe, I also share with Henri Rousseau. We are alike in many aspects of personality, talent, and friends. Not many people remind me of myself, but Rousseau is the only person to have done this. W...
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Fine Arts essays / Ideal Nude
How does the Photographers attitude of an ideal nude compare with those before the industrial revolution?, (has the perception of the nude changed since the invention of the camera). Pablo Picasso was born in spain, however he lived most of his life in france. Picasso was a Genius, he was a master of almost any median. He ventured in many styles and with fellow Artist, Georges Braque, created ...
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Fine Arts essays / Art History Museum Paper
As a student of art history, going to a museum is the only way to fully experience a work of art. By only looking at a painting or sculpture in a book or on a slide, you cannot fully experience the work of art. By going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was able to look at paintings that dated from centuries old, to recent times. Bruges, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godelieve, 15t...
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Fine Arts essays / Titian
Titian No one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Girgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellio’s work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of ...
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The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high ranking official in the Pharaoh's service. "The Lord was with Joseph," and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar and before long Joseph was given the highest position in the househ...
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Fine Arts essays / Scientific Perspective
Perspective Use of perspective in art finds its root in one man, Filippo Brunelleschi. Although we don’t know for sure, it is likely that Brunelleschi also invented linear, or scientific perspective. Donatello’s “The Feast of Herod” is the earliest surviving example of scientific perspective, which is established through the use of a “vanishing point”, an imaginary single p...
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The subject matter of Maddona and Child was a very popular one for artists of the sixteenth century. Rapahel, and Giovanni Bellini both painted numerous versions of the Maddona and Child. While both of the artists viewed the subject as a religious and highly emotional expression, their portrayal of many other aspects differed greatly. While Raphael portrayed what seems to be a lov...
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Fine Arts essays / John Singer Sargent
Recognized as the leading portraitist in England and the United States at the turn of the century, John Singer Sargent was acclaimed for his elegant and very stylish depictions of high society. Known for his technical ability, he shunned traditional academic precepts in favor of a modern approach towards technique, color and form, thereby making his own special contribution to the history...
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Fine Arts essays / Crucible
Life is dictated by an inborn hunger or purpose, and people, in general, will act on this hunger for their own personal gain in their individual ways. This hunger, be it for wealth, land, love, power, revenge, or pride, can, and will be the undoing or failing of all mankind as Arthur Miller so clearly points out in his play “The Crucible”. Reverend Parris is the character that init...
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Fine Arts essays / Diego Rivera An Artist
DIEGO RIVERA BY ANGEL MENDOZA My artist name is Diego Rivera he is a Mexican painter who produced murals on social themes and who ranks one of my countries greatest artists. He was born in Guanajuato and educated at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts , in Mexico City. he studied painting in Europe between 1907 and 1921, becoming familiar with the innovative cubist forms of the Fr...
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Fine Arts essays / Visit To Art Museum
Looking at Pictures (Berger) Final Draft Upon receiving the assignment to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and pick a painting that “seems silent and still yet invites conversation” I was originally frustrated and wanted to just get it over with and pick out the first painting I saw. However, once I entered the museum my stress and frustration decreased and I wanted to take the time...
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Fine Arts essays / Vincent Van Gogh
Perhaps the only way to disentangle, for yourself, the real Vincent Van Gogh from the creation of so many others, is to study the great mass of work he has left behind. Locally, his art is on display at museums including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and New York's, Metropolitan Museum, and Museum of Modern Art. In addition to his art, some 600 of Van Gogh's letters survive, all trans...
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Fine Arts essays / The Louvre
The Louvre The Louvre, for hundreds of years, it has been a part of French culture. As a medieval fortress in the beginning, the palace for the King of France, and a museum for the last two centuries, this place has been a milestone for the FreNch. The Louvre has been a piece of history for over 800 years. Its architecture was very advanced for its time, and is still considered advanced for th...
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Fine Arts essays / Italian Women Artists
Prior to the fifteenth century, very few works of art were signed and virtually no information on their artists, male or female, was recorded. However, beginning in the early Renaissance, the identities of artists and their stories begin to be preserved. Any study of the art of this period will undoubtedly include the study of the lives and works of the great masters such as Raphael, Donatello, ...
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Fine Arts essays / Claude Monet
Claude Monet: Grainstack (Sunset) Claude Monet’s Grainstack (Sunset) is the painting I chose from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Monet was an impressionist painter in France, and did most of his work at his home at Giverny. Impressionism got is name from a painting that Monet painted, Impression Sunrise. Impressionist paintings are put into a category based on characteristics such...
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Fine Arts essays / Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was born on November 12th 1840 in Paris, France. Very few would dispute the statement that Rodin was the greatest genius in the world of sculpture in the late 19th century. There were very few artists who faced the criticism; slander and personal insults during their lifetimes as was given to Rodin likewise there are few artists who have known such personal glory duri...
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Fine Arts essays / Museum Of Fine Arts
Maria Luisa Garza-ValdezArt History IISpring’ 98Museum ProjectMan of Sorrows In my last visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, I really enjoyed the marvelous feeling of being surrounded by great art work. I focused on The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain exhibition. This exhibition has been on display since December 21, 1997, and will end April 12, 1998. This exhibit...
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Fine Arts essays / Vincent Vangogh
Vincent Van Gogh The people back in the 19th century really didn’t accept Van Gaogh’s truthful and emotionally morbid way of expressing the way of art is to himself. It finally was seen as art through the people’s eyes. This set a stage of art that is now known as Expressionism. It is best characterized by the use of symbols and a style that expresses the artist’s inner feelings ...
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Fine Arts essays / Musee Des Beaux Arts
"The Old Master's; how well they understood it's human position". In Musee des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden, the "Old Master's" understood that people often turned a blind eye to one another's suffering. It uses an analysis of one art form (paintings) by another (poetry) to make the statement about people's lack of interest in the suffering of others. The poem explores the depth of humanities ind...
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Fine Arts essays / Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence is among the most distinguished and accomplished artists of the twentieth-century. His artwork is in every major public collection of twentieth century American art and has been the subject of three nationally touring retrospectives, organized by the American Federation of Arts (1960), Whitney Museum of American Art (1974), and Seattle Art Museum (1986). During his six...
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Fine Arts essays / Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence is among the most distinguished and accomplished artists of the twentieth-century. His artwork is in every major public collection of twentieth century American art and has been the subject of three nationally touring retrospectives, organized by the American Federation of Arts (1960), Whitney Museum of American Art (1974), and Seattle Art Museum (1986). During his sixty-...
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Fine Arts essays / Richard Meier Archt.
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University. His practice has included housing and private residences, museums, high-tech and medical facilities, commercial buildings, and such major civic commissions as courthouses and city halls in the United States, Europe and Asia. His most renowned projects include: the High Museum in Atlanta; the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative...
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Fine Arts essays / Dance
The reasons I want to attend Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute are the fact of dancing for two weeks straight. The chance to be able to express myself in my dancing compels me to audition for this institute. My three favorite artists, Maria Tallchief, Anna Pavlova, and Leonide Massine inspire me to dance as best that I can to hopefully end up like they did. Maria Tallchief made her debut in 1...
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Fine Arts essays / Body Modification
INTRODUCTION There is a growing trend among today s youth that is vastly misunderstood and mischaracterized. This trend is body piercing. Many people do not understand piercing and have a biased negative view; they tend to believe that piercing is for delinquents and is an unsafe practice. The presence of bias can be reduced by educating the public on the reasons for which people get pie...
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Fine Arts essays / Vittore Carpaccio
Vittore Carpaccio Vittore Carpaccio was born around the year 1460 near Venice, Italy. They didn’t keep birth records then, so this date is an estimate. Vittore knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a painter when he was older. He couldn’t pay attention in school because he was always drawing or sketching on his papers. As a young man, Carpaccio was greatly influenced by t...
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study guide for European History or Global Studies 1. Petrarch.- Called the "Father of all Humanism." Revered Roman Cicero above all others. Followed Cicero's example of elequence and put emphasis upon language such as Latin and Greek. 2. Medici.- Wealthy banking family controlling Florence. Had much influence in government and influenced The Signoria, the ruling council in Flore...
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Fine Arts essays / Dolls House Theme
Ibsen:Historical Analysis of A Doll's House To view a work of art separately from it’s environment, ignoring the context, will often undermine important aspects of the work. However, embracing the context will allow one to appreciate the full scope and depth of the piece. In order to fully absorb and understand it, one must consider factors in the artist’s life and surroundings, ...
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To view a work of art separately from it’s environment, ignoring the context, will often undermine important aspects of the work. However, embracing the context will allow one to appreciate the full scope and depth of the piece. In order to fully absorb and understand it, one must consider factors in the artist’s life and surroundings, i.e. the context. Henrik Ibsen created A Doll’s...
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The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance and the Lost Generation diverged from the mainstream to begin separate cultures. Harlem was an area in New York with an extensive African American population. During the 20s poets, writers and musicians like Langston Hughes, Claude Mckay and Zora Neale Hurston made the Harlem area the center of black art and culture. The lost generation was based mai...
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Fine Arts essays / Heroism
Heroism is a legendary and supernatural quality. The term was first applied to tales concerned with knights, chivalry, and courtly love. Several romances deal with Alexander the Great, King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and Emperor Charlemagne. The Arthurian romances fall into three broad groups. Some, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, are tales that involve the testing of...
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+McKay's "Outsider" Theme Claude McKay was an important figure during the 1920's in the Harlem Rennaisance. Primarily a poet, McKay used the point of view of the outsider as a prevalent theme in his works. This is best observed in such poems as "Outcast," "America," and "The White House." In these poems, McKay portrays the African-American as the outsiderof western society and its politi...
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Fine Arts essays / Rennaisance Art
Renaissance Art The term renaissance, describing the period of European history from the early 14th to the late 16th century, is derived from the French word rebirth . This period is described as the revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and an intensified concern with the secular life--interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the...
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Fine Arts essays / Mckay's "Outsider" Theme
+ Claude McKay was an important figure during the 1920's in the Harlem Rennaisance. Primarily a poet, McKay used the point of view of the outsider as a prevalent theme in his works. This is best observed in such poems as "Outcast," "America," and "The White House." In these poems, McKay portrays the African-American as the outsiderof western society and its politics and laws and at time...
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The Rennaissance was an incredibly important turning point in Western Intellectual and Cultural tradition. All of these changes centered around the idea of Humanism-in which, people became les "God Centered" and more "Human Centered." These changes can be narrowed down into three major categories;Political, Educational, and the Arts. The Major political changes of the renaissance were from teh...
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Fine Arts essays / Rennaisance Vs. Rap
Renaissance vs. Rap Everything is relative. In the latter part of the 15th century, there began a cultural revolution known as the Renaissance. This artistic rebirth changed the way people lived and thought for the next century and a half. In the last decades of the 20th century, a new voice in music has arisen. This voice called Rap represents the cries that emanate from the urban areas ...
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Fine Arts essays / Carolyngian Rennaisance
Carolingian Renaissance Charles the Great s rule made a lasting impression on Europe. His rule began in 768A.D. As he defeated many enemies, he compelled them to accept the Church of Rome. In 800A.D., Pope Leo III crowned him Holy Roman Emperor. During his reign Charlemagne dedicated himself to strengthening the church and bringing learning to his empire. Across The Centuries page 259. ...
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In the following essay I shall compare and contrast paintings from the medieval and renaissance period. Medieval paintings were very realistic and precise. The king in the painting is in the middle, and anything painted in the middle is the center of attraction or the important object in the painting. To prove this theory, I looked at the painting and the first thing that caught my eye i...
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Fine Arts essays / Rennaisance
The Rennaisance The fluorishing of arts and sciences literally "rebirth," the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic syst...
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Comparing Medieval and Rennaisance Paintings In the following essay I shall compare and contrast paintings from the medieval and renaissance period. Medieval paintings were very realistic and precise. The king in the painting is in the middle, and anything painted in the middle is the center of attraction or the important object in the painting. To prove this theory, I looked at t...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo: Renaissance Man
The great turning point of Western civilization called the Renaissance, the rebirth of literature, art, architecture, and philosophy in Europe, marked the emergence of the modern world from the dark ages (Aston 11). The Renaissance caused educated Europeans to develop new attitudes about themselves and the world around them. This intellectual cultural awaking influenced European thinkin...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci and His Famous Artwork Ryan Beck April 10, 2000 Early Modern World Mr. Daur “Sometimes the heavens endow a single individual with such beauty, grace and abilities that, whatever he does, he leaves all other men far behind, thus demonstrating that his genius is a gift of god and not an acquirement of human art.” (1) Giorgio Vasari. On April 15, 1452, Le...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born in the year 1452 in the small hill town of Vinci. His father was a successful notary and his mother a peasant woman. The little town of Vinci has changed very little in 544 years since then. Stone houses are clustered together around the protective battlements of a castle. The tall church bell tower is still an important landmark which can be seen for miles. Vinci ...
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Fine Arts essays / Humanities Is:
Webster s Dictionary defines humanities as the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations. Products of human invention and genius that express human emotions are shown through literature, visual arts, and performing arts. Studying humanities has a value, it is a necessity of life, and it serves mankind. Literature has allowed writers to achieve realism in which they would...
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Fine Arts essays / Italian Renaissance
Throughout history many art movements have emerged that artists and styles are classified under. One large contributing movement over the time period from about 1450 to about 1600 was known as the Italian Renaissance. However, what a large portion of people do not realize is that the Italian Renaissance was actually two main movements during that period of time. Each movement had key arti...
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Fine Arts essays / Male Beauty
Early civilizations considered strength the most important characteristic in a man. It was he, who outstood among every other male, being the most powerful and the one able to defeat anyone in a physical fight. This person would be treated like a king, being the leader of the clan, having sexual relations with, perhaps, every woman there. It was a challenge for survival, and the most apt ...
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Fine Arts essays / The Golden Ratio
The Golden Ratio and Our World Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was born in Pisa, Italy, about 1175 AD. He was known as the greatest mathematician of the middle ages. Completed in 1202, Fibonacci wrote a book titled Liber abaci on how to do arithmetic in the decimal system. Although it was Fibonacci himself that discovered the sequence of numbers, it was French mathematician,...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinnci
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452 in the town of Vinci near Florence Italy. He kept the name of his town for his last name. He lived during the fifteenth century, a period when the people of Europe were becoming interested in art. This period of time was known as the Renaissance period. Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous becau...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo DA Vinci (1452-1519), Florentine artist, one of the great masters of high Renaissance, celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His profound love of knowledge and research was the keynote of both his scientific and artistic endeavors. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo DA Vinci (1452-1519), Florentine artist, one of the great masters of high Renaissance, celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His profound love of knowledge and research was the keynote of both his scientific and artistic endeavors. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and h...
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LEONARDO DA VINCI AND ARISTOTLE I believe that Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci led similar lives. They both sought for knowledge and studied similar topics. I think that both were “renaissance men”, as it would be described in Leonardo’s day. This refers to the fact that both men studied a variety of subjects. I believe both men were ahead of their time, and I think both men made...
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Fine Arts essays / Italian Renaissance
Throughout history many art movements have emerged that artists and styles are classified under. One large contributing movement over the time period from about 1450 to about 1600 was known as the Italian Renaissance. However, what a large portion of people do not realize is that the Italian Renaissance was actually two main movements during that period of time. Each movement had key artists...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo
Geniuses come few and far between in history. Hippocrates came in the late BC period. Einstein came in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Leonardo came in between the two of them, but is not recognized as well as they are. He was a brilliant human being. He was a master in the fields of painting, designing, engineering, and science. Most people know him merely as an artist, and some know him a...
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Golden Rectangles And Golden Ratios Before doing this research paper on the golden triangles and golden ratios many of us probably thought that this was a waste of time. That this had no nothing to do with us and our environment. Well we were wrong. Golden rectangles and golden ratios are everywhere, in paintings, in nature, ect. A rectangle is a Golden Rectangle when the ratio of the length to...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci 2
Leonardo da Vinci It started long ago as a little boy. I discovered I had many unique talents. I was born in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany, near Florence of Italy in the year 1452. I was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. When we moved to Florence, in the mid-1460s, I was given a wonderful education. I was a fine musician and improviser. But in 1466, I began...
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Fine Arts essays / School Of Athens
School of Athens Raffaello Santi Raphael s school of Athens is located in the Vatican, Rome. This fresco was painted along with three other frescos in the papal apartments. When Raphael went to Rome in 1508 he was commissioned to work for Pope Julius II. He was to paint the four branches of knowledge: Religion (the Disputa), Philosophy (the School of Athens), Poetry (Parnassus, home of the ...
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Fine Arts essays / Flight
History of Flight The history of flying dates back as early as the fifteenth century. A Renaissance man named Leonardo da Vinci introduced a flying machine known as the ornithopter. Da Vinci proposed the idea of a machine that had bird like flying capabilities. Today no ornithopters exist due to the restrictions of humans, and that the ornithopters just aren t practical. During the eighteenth ce...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Fibonacci
Leonardo Fibonacci Leonardo Fibonacci was born in Pisa, Italy around 1175 to Guilielmo Bonacci. Leonardo’s father was the secretary of the Republic of Pisa and directed the Pisan trading colony. His father intended on Leonardo becoming a merchant. His father enlisted him in the Pisan Republic, sending him to various countries. As Leonardo continued to travel with his father, he acq...
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Fine Arts essays / Life And Works
Who is Leonardo Da Vinci? Leonardo had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons. He was one of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, yet he left only a handful of com...
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Fine Arts essays / Art Of High Renaissance
Renaissance is a rebirth , a French word, that first occurred in the Italian city of Florence. It came from those who thought of the Middle Ages as a dark time from which the human spirit had to be awakened. Its origin of this revolutionary view of history can be traced back to the 1330s in the writing of Francesco Petrarca, an early Renaissance humanist who lived in Florence and became the f...
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Fine Arts essays / Renaissance
Essay written by Stephen Sanchagrin The Renaissance was “A revival or rebirth of cultural awareness and learning that took place during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, particularly in Italy,” according to Art In Focus. It followed the Middle Ages, and was basically a time of the revival of learning after the Middle Ages, or Dark Ages, a time with little increase of id...
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Fine Arts essays / Portrait
Asking for someone to draw, paint or sculpt you is not as easy as it seems to be. Because there should be “trust “ between you and the artist because when you look in a portrait it must clearly show significance of the art to the real person. That is the very essence of portraits, it must communicate with the viewer what kind of a person you are. And I think that is why artist...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Davinci
Throughout history there have been many people who have affected the way we live today. Some of these people have devised laws, created machines, or sculpted artwork. Leonardo DaVinci is one of these people. He was a painter, sculptor, inventor, musician, architect, scientist, and military engineer. Leonardo DaVinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci. At the age of ninete...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci, in Tuscany. He was the son of a wealthy Florentine notary and a peasant woman. In the mid-1460s the family settled in Florence. In 1466 Leonardo was apprenticed as a garzone to Andrea del Verrocchio, the leading Florentine painter and sculptor of his day. In Verrocchio's workshop Leonardo was introduced to many activities, fro...
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Fine Arts essays / King Lear
Love in Blood Wedding The Blood Wedding, is a play written by Fedrico Garcia Lorca set in the 1930’s. The play is a story about a wedding that ends in tragedy. Two men, the Bridegroom and Leonarardo, murdered one another over the love they had for one women. Love should have kept Leonardo and the bride together, Instead, the brides love for Leonardo destroyes any happiness that the c...
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Fine Arts essays / Leo
Leonardo’s began when his father moved to Florence as the procurator of the Convent of St. Martire in 1469. There, Leonardo worked in the legendary “workshop” of Andrea del Verrocchio. He worked together with Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandalo, and Lorenzo di Credi. Leonardo worked with other people on the painting Baptism of Christ. He regestered in the Guild of Florentine Pai...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in the village of Anchiano, close to the town of Vinci. His illegitimately father was Ser Piero, a notary a lawyer and Leonardo's mother was Caterina, a peasant girl (Costantino 9). Born during a time when it was possible to believe that man can do all things, and Leonardo proved the Renaissance correct. Around 1466 he occupied himself to the le...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15,1452 in the village of Anchiano, close to the town of Vinci. His illegitimately father was Ser Piero, a notary a lawyer and Leonardo's mother was Caterina, a peasant girl (Costantino 9). Born during a time when it was possible to believe that man can do all things, and Leonardo proved the Renaissance correct. Around 1466 he occup...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
``The first object of the painter is to make a flat plane appear as a body in relief and projecting from that plane.'' -- Leonardo da Vinci Since Renaissance means ``new birth'', it is obvious that it cannot stand still. Once something is born, it begins to grow. But never has there been growth as lovely as that of painting as it matured into the High Renaissance. The High Renaissance dea...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452 on his father’s estate in Vinci, Italy. He received his education on the estate until the age of fifteen. Which is when his father had noticed Leonardo’s potential and had decided to send him to be an apprentice to the artist Andrea del Verrocchio in Florence. There he studied sculpture and the mechanical arts. This was also when he first developed...
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Fine Arts essays / Da Vince
The story behind the painting of the Last Supper is extremely interesting and instructive. Two incidents connected with this painting afford a most convincing lesson on the effects of thought in the life of a boy or girl, or of a man or woman. The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, a noted Italian artist. The time engaged for its completion was seven years. The figures representing t...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci 3
On April 15, 1452 Ser Piero and Catarina (her first name is all that we know today) gave birth to arguably the most important man in history, Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was born in a farmhouse in Anchiano, which is 3 km away from Vinci. Leonardo s family had lived in this area since the 13th century. Ser Piero, Leonardo s father, was a 25-year-old lawyer when Leonardo was born. As the story g...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Dustin Jackson November 17, 1999 Mr. Teal Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famous complex artist of the Renaissance and perhaps all time. But what many people don’t know is that he wasn’t just a genius in art he also excelled in sculpting, architecture and he was also an inventor. Leonardo was born in a small stone house on April 15, 1452. Leonardo st...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Davinci
The Renaissance Man Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most talented and respected artists of all time. Leonardo, the illigitamate son of Ser Piero da Vinci and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born on April 15,1452 in a lion colored home at the bottom of the Tuscan Hills, in the village of Vinci, wich is what his name comes from meaning from Vinci(Summers,p.1). Da Vinci was sai...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
The life long work of the great Italian Renaissance artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci has proved most fascinating for so many generations. What impresses people most today is perhaps, the diversity and numbers of his achievements. In the past, however, he was admired and most recognized for his achievements in art, and art theory. Leonardo's equally impressive contribution to science...
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Fine Arts essays / The Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa The most famous painting in the world is undoubtedly Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, also known as "La Gioconda." The picture was purchased by French King Francis I and was placed in the Louvre museum in Paris. Now it is behind thick glass to protect it from vandalism. Applying paint in thin layers that almost make the painting glow, Leonardo somehow captured the character ...
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Fine Arts essays / Renassiance Art
During the Renaissance, artist were no longer regarded as mere artisans, as they has been in the medieval past, but for the first time emerged as independent personalities, comparable poets and writers. They began to express their ideas even though the art still remained religious in nature but add their own individual style and emotions. However art also went through many drastic changes and wa...
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Fine Arts essays / River
I liked reading this book. It was about Leonardo Da Vinci and his relationship with Niccolo Machiavelli. I didn t know that Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli had a relationship, and I only knew about Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo was a famous artist and sculptor, and I found out that Machiavelli was an ambassador in Florence. Leonardo and Machiavelli both lived in Florence, Italy in th...
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Fine Arts essays / Da Vinci
I chose Leonardo Da Vinci as the greatest renissance personality. I chose Da Vinci because he made many contributions to the time period. Da Vinci was an artist, a scientist, and a philosopher. A lot of the famous artists and thinkers of the time weren’t recognized as being great for many years after their death. The kings and other important people of the time recognized Da Vinci as a gre...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci. His artistic talent revealed itself early, for he was apprenticed in 1469 to a leading Renaissance master. In the Florence workshop, where he remained until 1476, Leonardo acquired a variety of skills. He entered the painters guild in 1472, and his earliest works date from this time. Works such as the Madonn...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest inventor-scientist of recorded history. His genius was unbounded by time and technology, and was driven by his insatiable curiosity, and his intuitive sense of the laws of nature. Da Vinci was dedicated to discovery of truth and the mysteries of nature, and his insightful contributions to science and technology were legendary. As the arch...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da vinci This essay is on the work of Leonard DA Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. Leonardo was born in the town of Vinci, this was not far from florentine . His fathers name was Piero Da Vinci and his moms name was catrine. Now a days he is known for being a great artist and scientist. People srarted to hear about his talent in 1469. He meet a women that h...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo D'vinci
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on the fifteenth of April, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence. He was the son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young woman named Caterina. Leonardo spent most of his life in Florence and Milan. In 1469 he was apprenticed to Andrea Verrocchio, a leading Renaissance master. Leonardo acquired a variety of skills wh...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 a period during the renaissance. Anchiano, which is 3 km away from Vinci, is where the family of Leonardo lived in this area since the 13th century. The father of Leonardo da Vinci, Ser Piero, was a 25 years old public notary when Leonardo was born. In the same year when Leonardo was born Ser Piero married his first wife. He didn't marry the mo...
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Fine Arts essays / Leonardo Di Vinci
Other than the well-known artists Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titan, Leonardo Da Vinci was probably the most famous and influential Florentine artist of the High Renaissance period. Not only did Leonardo Da Vinci create magnificent paintings and sculptures still celebrated today as astonishing and masterful works of art, but he also produced noteworthy innovations in the fields of architecture, ...
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Fine Arts essays / Tobias Smollett Biography
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771), Scottish novelist, was born in Dalquhurn, Dumbarton County Scotland. Smollett was born beneath a plane tree at Dalquharn House on the family estate of Bon hill in the Vale of Leven, near the village of Renton, Dumbartonshire. At fourteen Smollett was apprenticed to a Glasgow doctor. He studied medicine at Glasgow Univers...
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After watching the disney movie, Pocahontas, many people have found a large amount of historical inaccuracies in both the setting, and the characters portrayed. An example is: the topographic features of Virginia aren't at all like the waterfalls and mountains shown in the movie. Other examples include the fact that Pocahontas and John Smith never actually fell in love, that Powhatan n...
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Fine Arts essays / The Shining
Have you ever been so frightened of someone or something that it controls your thoughts and actions? When I was a small child, this "something" was the movie "The Shining". With the director's used of good actors and actresses, a vivid story line, and terrifying special effects, this movie frightens children, as well as adults alike. As the story unfolds, the main characters ...
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Only every once in a while does a band come out with music that truly inspires people. Some good examples of such bands are The Who and Rush, with recent additions such as Weezer and Oasis. In an industry filled with people who have lost all sense of what good music is and whose only goals are to make money and become popular, it has become hard for bands such as those mentioned abo...
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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the west coast dedicated to 20th century art. It first opened in 1935 but underwent a major renovation and opened a new museum facility designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta in January of 1995. Botta used a lot of historical influences, but the most prevalent is definitely the influence of Roman architecture. ...
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Fine Arts essays / The Life Of Andy Warhol
Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbell's Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. I'm sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who ...
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Hearing Blossom Dearie sing is a surreal experience. She is a vocalist who has a uniqueness, charm, and range unlike any other. A natural cabaret singer best suited to comedic songs and other"light"repertoire, Blossom can just as quickly turn around and draw you into the most aching, beautiful love song possible. She is the girl you fall in love with because her lyrics leave you ...
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Fine Arts essays / The Holy Trinity By Masaccio
The Holy Trinity by Masaccio was done approximately 1428. It is a superb example of Masaccio's use of space and perspective. It consists of two levels of unequal height. Christ is represented on the top half, in a coffered, barrel-vaulted chapel. On one side of him is the Virgin Mary, and on the other, St. John. Christ himself is supported by God the Father, and the Dove...

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