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Cubism project evaluation

The parts of the project that I enjoyed the most were drawing the wine bottle with the shading. I liked drawing the shoe at the first lesson because I found it easier to draw with cubism texture. The shading and perspective describe the shape and position of which the object is in. it looks 3D and coming out of the page. The way I carried out my observational drawings was that I look at the key features. Then I detailed it more and more until it looked good like the object. I also used positive and negative shape which is drawing the shades on a white piece of paper and drawing the light areas on a black piece of paper. This...

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African art affected the style and subject matter of the Cubist art movement

The aim of this art history essay is to discuss the ways in which primitive, African art affected the style and subject matter of the cubist art movement. Cubism is considered as 'art of abstraction' which makes reference to the visible world but doesn't copy it. It depicts real forms in a simplified way - keeping only an allusion of the original natural subject. Cubism originated from Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in 1907. Their style was heavily influenced by post impressionist artist Paul Cezanne, who's later work starts to depict the multiple perspectives that defined the cubist period. The cubists felt that the traditions of western art in which subject-matter and style had been depicted had been unchanged since the...

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Effects of the Dada on Punk Rock

The movement spread in the confusion of a world that would bring about such tragedy as that of World War I and its trench warfare. According to Dadaist Hans Richtner, "the confusion was only a cover. The provocations, demonstrations and oppositions were only a means to provoke the bourgeois" rage and bring them to a rude awakening." This universal rejection of conventions in art and thought sought to shock society into self-awareness, most often through art forms such as mechanomorphic works, ready-mades, and photomontage pieces. This condemnation of society and reality, amongst other common characteristics, was also found later in the twentieth century with the development of the movement that came to be known as punk rock. Punk rock had much...

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Japanese Art of the 1990s: Influences from American Pop Art

Yasumasa Morimura Recreated Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, 1632 Morimura, Portrait (9 Faces) Peter Gertner, Crucificion Yen Mountain, 1991, assemblage Stacks money with his face on them Moneki Neko cat on top Poses as many different famous film actresses: Marilyn Monroe Audrey Hepburn Black Marilyn To My Little Sister/For Cindy Sherman Mona Lisa in Its Origins He procreates his work to be like others. The prep work he does for the work is a hidden performance art Influences from American Pop Art Claes Oldenburg 1960s- storefronts/soft sculptures/playing with scale Soft Toilet Installation 1962 UNLV’s Flashlight, 1981 Clothespin Andy Warhol 70s/80s- mixed commercial and fine art/appropriation Campbell’s Soup Cans Roy Lichtenstein- 60s-1997- comic book influence Sweet Dreams Baby Keith Haring 80s-90s- Pop...

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Art Deco Movement – What is Art Deco

Paul Iribe acknowledged artist, journalist, fashion illustrator and designer deemed as a pioneer of the Art Deco movement. It was through his originality he was able to gain an international reputation, which was through designing the layout Le Robes de Paul Poiret in 1908. Director and producer Cecil B. DeMille brought Iribe to Hollywood in 1920, where he was a well-recognised designer of fabrics, wallpaper, furniture and several costume designs of DeMille’s dramas. Iribe was recognized for his clean graphic line, jeweled-tone palette and his ability to produce exotic silhouettes through the main utilization of line, giving it a sense of naturalism. His designs portrayed naturalistic yet modernistic fashion illustration figures, which enjoyed life in relaxed arrangements. Thus represented elegance, functionality,...

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