David, Oath of the Horatti and the Death of Socrates. How do David’s paintings reflect the Neoclassical interest in Greek aesthetics, culture, and values? Neoclassical painting typically involved an emphasis on austere linear design in the depiction of classical events, characters and themes, using historically correct settings and costumes. Its emergence was greatly stimulated by the new scientific interest in classical antiquity that arose during the course of the 18th century. In David compositions, it is evident that the costumes, the events, the characters, the themes and the settings fit uncontestably in an historical contest, with all it beauty.
We chose to use a very Chinese colour scheme, yellow, red, brown, black and blue. All these colours are used in Chinese art, fabrics etc. so we knew for certain that this colour scheme would work well. We definitely selected from our ideas, such as what 'medicine' to include in our box and our decisions were mainly influenced by, once again, the Ming dynasty and what we thought would be from that dynasty and whether they were cohesive as a whole. We also chose them through their aesthetic value, discarding modern medicine and using tea and chinese pills simply because they looked more authentic.
And then, I will further my research by examining how the masterpiece has been reproduced under different contexts. Fig 1. Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (1503) The meanings are produced through a complex social relationship that involves at least two elements besides the image itself and its producer: (1) how viewers interpret or experience the image and (2) the context in which an image is seen. (Sturken & Cartwright, 2001, p45) According to Diane Shipley DeCillis, the owner of Southfield gallery, Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the history of art and continues to inspire reproduction, parody, scientific theory, and more. Thus, I think Mona Lisa is the most suitable artwork for me to mediate different meanings produced since the Renaissance until the postmodern world.
3. The speaker does establish credibility. As being defined in The American Heritage, Dictionary of the English Language (2010), credibility means the quality, capability or power to elicit belief. In the speech, the speaker manages to influence the audience. The first painting mentioned, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, the speaker made a research on the painting.
The Dove’s adverts communicated the product’s unique selling proposition by focusing on the moisturizing cream that is added in the soap to prevent dry skin. They use a blend of marketing communication tools such as TV, billboards and print media. They message that they used in the advertising campaign in 1957 is: “Dove soap doesn’t dry out your skin because it is one-quarter cleansing cream”. The advertising has attracted many people follow because of its honesty and authenticity. In stead of using fashion models, it used natural looking women to convey the benefits of the product.
The first inkling of Modernism came after the French Academy refused 5000 works. Outraged by this censorship a Salon for the Refused artworks was created by Emperor Napoleon to exhibit the rejected art. Modernism can be considered as a Golden Age for art as well as a time of radical revolution against tradition. Impressionism began in Paris, France the art capital of the world in the late 1860’s. It was initiated by a group of artists (Claude Manet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Alfred Sisley and Edouard Manet) who were tired of following the traditional style of art and so decided to rid themselves of these ‘outdated’ shackles and began to paint unconventional subjects and outdoor landscapes.
Beauty in adversity Thesis: Bigaku, the Japanese sense of beauty, is an evanescent concept that exemplifies beauty expressed through one's feelings rather than ideals passed down through society, allowing the Japanese to see beauty in things other cultures might have more difficulty understanding. 1. Hogaku music is a beautiful example of the Japanese people expressing themselves through their emotions, but is sadly fading away with the older generations’ passing. 2. Japanese literature such as the haiku and short stories also reflect bigaku by being vague in order to allow individual interpretations through emotions.
The Mona Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most well-known painters and most talented geniuses the world has witnessed, in addition he was one of the biggest Italian masters in painting, sculpture and architecture. (Earls, 2004, p.103) The incredible and famous painting “Mona Lisa” for the painter Leonardo Da Vinci which is 77 cm in high and 53 cm long (31 in × 21 in) (Sassoon, 2001, p.2) was believed that it was painted between c. 1503 to 1506 (Stokatad. Cateforis. Addiss, 2002, p.690), other say that it was painted between c. 1500 to 1504 (Earls, 2004, p.103), but unfortunately he did not finish it. It was done in the renaissance period as it represents the Italian civilization.
Monet and Van Gogh chose the subject of sunflowers for two of their most famous still life paintings and even though both depict the same type of flower, their painting styles are completely different. Van Gogh was considered to be more post-impressionist than Monet. Van Gogh was also considered to be an expressionist. Van Gogh moved to France and rented a house and began panting seaside landscapes, portraits and the Sunflower series. His paintings reveal his emotions and sensations and are expressionist in nature.
Beginning with the Baroque era artists received private commissions from a more educated and prosperous middle class. Finally in the west the idea of "art for art's sake" began to find expression in the work of the Romantic painters like Francisco de Goya, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner. During the 19th century the rise of the commercial art gallery provided patronage in the 20th century 20th-century Western painting begins with the heritage of painters like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec all of whom were essential for the development of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century Henri Matisse and several other young artists including the pre-cubist Georges Braque, André