Metropolitan Museum of Art Assignment The Painting of “Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois- Guilbert” Written by Mohammed Khan Art 10000 SEK Professor Sierra Rooney The Painting of “Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois- Guilbert” This painting, Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois- Guilbert was painted in the France by Leo Cogniet around the years 1794-1880. The style of painting was portrayed with oil on canvas. Oil painting on the canvas brings out the realty of the painting due to the thin brush stroke techniques used in the process. If not mistaken, the Mona Lisa was also painted with oil by Leonardo da Vinci. Now going back to Cognates’ painting; just as the definition of oil painting characterizes the reality of it, the images that are displayed in this portrait are showing a significant amount of life.
This suggests that the defence of South Korea from communism was even more crucial that it had originally been, since Korea and Japan are separated by less than 160 kilometres of sea. However, in 1949 China had fallen to Communism. Thus the USA had to find an alternative market for Japanese goods or risk Japan descending into Communism and the defence of South Korea would provide Japan with an economic partner with which to trade products and ensure economic stability. Cold War/ideology: The US has become increasingly involved in the Korean War during the years 1950-53 due to its involvement in the Cold War. The US felt that their ideology was continually threatened and thus they sought to
After he dies from the fall Icarus’ body is pulled onto a large rock by three water nymphs. One line that catches the eye almost immediately and is the entry point to the painting is the bright diagonal of the nymph closest to the viewer. Her body makes a line that points directly to Icarus guiding the eye to him. This movement of the eyes is picked up by Icarus’ vertical forearm then to his horizontal upper arm. There are many diagonal lines made by the feathers in his wings leading to Icarus, putting emphasis on his dead body.
The paintings of Frida Kahlo belonged to the “surrealism”. In 1938 André Breton, who was primary initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb". Frida Kahlo became politically active and she married an artist Diego Rivera who was a communist in 1929. Her paintings were exhibited in Mexico and Paris before her death in 1958. Childhood of Frida Kahlo.
The night sky depicted by van Gogh in the Starry Night painting is brimming with whirling clouds, shining stars, and a bright crescent moon. The setting is one that viewers can relate to and van Gogh´s swirling sky directs the viewer´s eye around the painting, with spacing between the stars and the curving contours creating a dot-to-dot effect. These internal elements ensure fluidity and such contours were important for the artist even though they were becoming less significant for other Impressionists. Thus Starry Night´s composition was distinct from the Impressionist technique of the 19th century. The artist was aware that his Starry Night composition was somewhat surreal and stylized and in a letter to his brother he even referred to "exaggerations in terms of composition. "
Plaza agreement of 1985 was an agreement that signed by the G-5 nations, which are United States, Japan, France, West Germany and United Kingdom at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to cooperate to weaken the exchange rate of US dollars. From 1970’s to early 1980’s, Japan got its economics gradually play a more and more important role on the world’s economics stage. “Made in Japan” was almost everywhere during that time. Japan also imported a lot of raw materials while exported largely. The imbalance of trading caused deficits and upset the foreign exchange market, especially against America.
In 1950 President Truman used the Korean War as a way to sell the NSC 68 program which stated that the States needed to increase their army to put it on par with the Soviet Union. Another reason the USA became involved in Korea was due to domestic pressure from the Republican Party. The Democrats were being accused of being too soft on communism and two major Cold War events gave the Republicans a strong argument. In 1949, the Soviets successfully tested their first atomic bomb which Americans hadn’t predicted would happen until sometime in the 1950’s. Later that year, Mao Zedong’s communists were victorious in the Chinese Civil War and this was seen by many as the fall of China that the Democrats failed to be tough on.
However, whether or not China’s industry experienced a process of profound and radical change between 1949 and 1962 is a debatable topic, which can be argued either way. Firstly, it can be argued that the growth of manufactured goods transformed Chinese industry during the 1950s. The main aim of The First Five-Year Plan, which occurred between 1952-1956, was to industrialize china and concentrated on developing the growth of heavy industries such as coal, steel and iron. These materials were vital to build roads and other means of transportation. To a certain extent, the industry of China had been transformed within this period, particularly due to the advancement of these heavy industries.
The change in Chinese policy was to shatter the perception of a bipolar world that existed since the beginning of the cold war. Superpower relations were now best described as a triangular process involving china, the USSR and the USA. Therefore, the deterioration in Sino-soviet relations in the years 1958-69 was due to a change in China’s foreign policy to protect Chinese national security, rather than simply being put down to personal rivalries. The communist takeover of China in 1949 was viewed by the US government as another victory for the forces of world communism. Mao was seen as an instrument of the Soviet Union’s bid to spread worldwide revolution.
Sepias, browns, whites and blacks were the colors used to paint the entire mural, almost as if Picasso was trying to match the colors of a pencil drawing. The time as in a reference for when this painting represent, but the implied time is during the actual bombing of Guernica. It’s hard to place an emphasis on one part. The white horse is in the middle but it’s also mixed up with various other images that overlap. The Bull stands out by itself although the majority of it is covered in black or shadowed by the light.