This essay is on the painting “Girl Arranging Her Hair”, painted by Mary Cassat in 1886. The media is oil on canvas. This painting now hangs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Line is an important formal element of artwork because line is essential in a painting to depicting objects and symbols and to define shapes. The line in this piece of art draws your eyes to the top right side of the painting and gradually brings your eyes down the painting focusing attention on the girl. Forcing attention on the girl caught in the act of arranging her hair allows the person looking at the painting to become that girl and to imagine what she is thinking at that personal moment.
Rosalie Gascoigne’s ‘White City’ is made of cut up pieces including squares, rectangles and triangles, of crate boxes which she cut with a ban saw. She did this to create a city-like image from these shapes. Her ideas came from her other artworks. With her other pieces of art she would make something beautiful from things that others thought were junk. Gascoigne used traditional ideas and techniques like repetition, the grid and re-assemblage in her work.
She was not afraid to experiment with the patterns, sizes, design, and the intricacy to detail, which often took on the resemblance of the female form in many of her works. She took the discretion to make small parts large and vice-versa, she changed the colour balances, and created disharmony, which would force those who looked at these pieces of art, to see the images as something else. In her work, she also stretched the visual edges, to design features which had metaphysical implications in many of her pieces. Symbolism was something that she did not shy away from, and this showed in much of the work she did of this nature, and with many of the designs which she included flowers and landscape features. She was not afraid to experiment
Manet saw the canvas as brushstrokes and color and his persistence eventually made everyone else see it that way as well. Two of his more famous works are Olympia (1863) and The Luncheon on the Grass (1863). These two changed how everyone looked at art. Manet used classical Italian Renaissance poses for his subjects but at the same time used different media, lighting and shading to create a new effect. Manet's influence reached all levels of the art world including early female artist around the same time period.
Her initial influences were artists Arthur Wesley Dow, Alon Bennet, Auguste Rodin and Wassily Kandinsky, friends Charles Sheeter, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Arthur Dove, and was influenced by movements like precisionism, Asian art, Art Nouveau, and modernism. She influenced early American modernists and artists such as Judy Chicago, Miriam Shapiro, who saw feminine imagery in her flower paintings, and Andy Warhol, her friends and husband, and influenced movements like American Modernist Painting and Feminist Art. The Georgia O’Keeffe museum, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the first museum in the United States dedicated to a female artist. “Nothing is less real that realism. Details are confusing.
The Life and Times of Sara Baartman The Life and Times of Sara Baartman is a film about a Khoi Khoi woman who was taken to Europe in the early 1800s. She was exhibited as a freak show and was scientifically examined by three scientists. Sara Baartman was born in the Eastern Cape in 1790. Her village was attacked by Europeans and she was taken to Cape Town to work as a slave for a farmer named Peter Cezar. His brother, Henrik Cezar, was fascinated with the genitalia of Sara so he took Sara to London in 1810 where she was promised with wealth and fame.
Betye Irene Saar was born in Los Angeles, California and is an American Artist that was known for her assemblage work. She is also a painter, graphic artist, mixed media, and an educator. Betye Saar creates work typically consisting of found objects arranged within boxes or windows, with items drawing on various cultures reflecting her own mixed heritage. Her heritage consisted of an African, a Native American, an Irish and a Creole . She began to work on a representational work of art “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima” in the 1970’s and it is an amazing work of art, made up of a collage of Aunt Jemima in three different forms.
La Tour used a painting technique called, trompe l’oeil, French terminology for, “fool the eye.” La Tour obviously used this technique before William Harnett came along. This particular technique gives the painting a very unusual appearance where some of the objects look like they are glued onto the canvas. There are a lot of details and depth in this painting. The women’s hats with the feathers, the jewelry, the wine bottle, coins on the table, the cards behind the tricksters back just to name a few. La Tour carefully and artistically arranged the subjects in a way that the texture causes the viewer to develop an impulse to touch the piece.
Robin Holder: A Layered Perspective Robin Holder, a nationally known artist who works out of her studio in West Milford, New Jersey. Holder has been all around the world and has been an artist for several institutions. Holder uses art to tell her own story, most of which, she’s pointing out things that need to change. Most of her work she collage, she prefers a tiered approach, layering subtle, translucent colors, textures and vignettes, one over the other. Holder's work tends to be organic rather than angular; and she enlivens the two-dimensionality of her compositions with modeled elements.
"Cutting A Lacca up Povera Berchems, Watteaus, and Audrans": Secretary at The Metropolitan Art Museum DANIELLE 0. of KISLUK-GROSHEIDE Associate Curator,European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mademoiselle Charlotte Aisse (1693wrote from Paris to her friend and 1733) confidante, Madame Calandrini, in Geneva: "We are here at the height of a new passion for cutting up colored engravings.... Everyone, great and small, is snipping away.These cuttings are pasted on sheets of cardboard and then varnished. They are made into wall panels, screens, and fire boards. There are books and engravings costing up to 200 livres; women are mad enough to cut up engravings worth loo livres apiece. If this