There DeCarava pursued painting using his brushes to make signs for the Works Progress Administration. After a period in the Army during World War II, he returned to New York and left painting alone for printmaking. He got a job in commercial illustration. DeCarava would become “one of the most important photographers of his generation by chronicling the lives of its ordinary people and its jazz giants.” (Kenndy) Roy DeCarava spent the better half of a century photographing life in Harlem. His rich deeply reminiscent images of life on its streets of struggling families inside well-tended homes of legendary jazz musicians of a bygone era endure as a document of urban life in twentieth century America.
You need to have read each chapter at least once, and it’s a good idea to flip through each chapter as the test approaches and take another look at the images. 1: Art in the world. Beauty, location, religion, fantasy, emotion, memory, cultural context, social consciousness, popular culture. 2: Elements of art. The basic toolkit for making art, including line, shape, texture, volume, mass, light, contrast, color, perspective, and motion.
Expression and how it is defined conforms to many different contexts. Expression when it is applied to animate objects, such as people, to describe or show emotions through words, lyrics, brush strokes on a painting, etc. Expression can also have a more literal meaning, as when describing inanimate objects, such as, for example, fear was his facial expression. (Davis 279) For this paper the argument is focusing around people (animate) and how one expresses their emotions through feelings and behavior to have an aesthetic experience. Now that expression has been clarified to
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh The first time I saw “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, I must have been about thirteen or fourteen years old and although I can’t remember exactly where it was that I saw it, I remember that my favorite colors immediately changed from pink and purple to the cerulean hues used in his masterpiece. Although I have been to the Modern Museum of Art before, my first time seeing it in person was when I had to go for this project. Wandering about I wondered where I would find the “The Starry Night” painting. A crowd of people surrounding a lone wall in one of the galleries gave me my answer. I was completely mesmerized.
Caitlyn Chandler Music Appreciation Period 3 12.9.11 Ol’ Blue Eyes “Sinatra knew how to make sophisticated craft sound as natural as an intimate conversation or personal confession” – Gene Lees Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12th, 1915 in Hoboken New Jersey. He was the son of Martin, a Captain at the Hoboken Fire Department, and Dolly Sinatra. He attended Demarest High School in Hoboken. He was never really serious about school and ended up leaving before he graduated. In fact, he got expelled after only 47 days because of his “rowdy behavior” Frank took a job as a delivery boy for the Jersey Observer Newspaper, and later as a riveter at the Tietjan and Lang shipyard.
Written in 2006, it is an post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months. They cross a landscape blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and almost all life on earth. The inspiration for the road came to him when he and his eight year old son John went to El Paso, Texas they stayed at an old hotel. Around two or three in the morning John was asleep in the hotel, Cormac wasn’t sleeping so he stood and stared out the window at this town. “Nothing was moving but I could hear the trains going through and that very lonesome sound.” “I just had this image of what the town might look like in fifty or a hundred years...
S. Thomas to publish the forty page collection that did not include Poe's name. It was released in July 1827, the distribution of the book was limited to 50 copies and it had no critical attention of any source. It is also said that the majority of the poems were written between 1820 and 1821 when he was very young and this is why Poe published a better revised second version of the book in 1829 .A lot of the poems were inspired by Lord Byron, including the poem called Tamerlane that talks about an historical conqueror who mourns the loss of his first romance. “One noon of a bright summer’s day I pass’d from out the matted bow’r, where in a deep, still slumber lay. My Ada, in that peaceful hour, A silent gaze was my farewell” (Poe “Tamerline and other poems”).
Alexander McQueen — An Essay on a Man by Nick Romano on May 24, 2011 Today is the day I realized that Lee Alexander McQueen is truly gone. I fooled myself into thinking otherwise because I still see collections under his name walking the runways at fashion week and imagined him as a phantom of sorts turning the spinning wheel and sewing together clothing from an otherworldly location. Then I saw the images of his exhibit at the Met and the truth was forced upon me. I’m not entirely sure why I feel so affected because I never knew Alexander McQueen, the same way I don’t know and have utterly no contact with any high-end designer, but I feel more drawn to him than other celebrities. As the son of an English cab driver in Lewishman and the youngest of six, McQueen was always a dreamer.
Renoir’s first exhibition was in 1864, when he was accepted to display his painting “La Esmeralda” at the Paris Salon exhibit. Several other works were produced prior to 1867, including “Diana” and “Lise.” He was forced to take a break from his art though in 1870 when he was recruited to the French Army where he participated in the Franco-Prussian War. Soon after his return to Paris, Renoir and his friends Monet, Cézanne and Edgar Degas displayed several of their works in Paris in 1874, in what is now considered as the first Impressionist exhibition. This first exhibition was not a great success though, as much of the public did not appreciate the works, known as ‘impressions’, which were not traditionally completed painting. Instead, Renoir and the other impressionists
Starry Night Painted by Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889, about one year before he killed himself for “The greater good.” Starry night is one of those paintings that everyone knows. It is an oil painting on canvas. Gogh painted Starry Night while he was in an insane asylum. While in the asylum he made about one to two paintings a day. During his lifetime Vincent Van Gogh only considered very unsuccessful as an artist.