Art during the Italian Renaissance separated itself from religion; this is known as secularism. A piece that well describes secularism is the Mona Lisa- created by Leonardo da Vinci using oil paint. He began the Mona Lisa in 1503 and competed the painting in 1517. There are no real explanations as to why da Vinci depicted the Mona Lisa, but this painting does portray secularism. Other artful Renaissance thinking the Mona Lisa portrays is a common person, realism, and perspective.
Ai Wei Wei and Xu Bing are well known artists that recontextualise their artwork. Having gone through restrictive and difficult times during the Cultural Revolution, these artists that finally have their ‘freedom’ are creating artwork that challenges their traditions and the audiences’ experience. Duchamp is a pivotal point of post modernism. Previously the art world mainly focused on aesthetic and photographic artworks. Recontextualising was a taboo before Duchamp stepped up and put a urinal on display at an exhibition claiming that it was art.
Artists are all about vision: the ability to see something that hasn't been created yet. Artist don't care about the process; the final art is all that matters. Sure, if artist see something really cool we might ask another artist how he got that effect, but artist don't spend much of our time blabbing about tools or techniques when we could be making more art, or exchanging ideas instead. Poke fun of our tools, and who cares? Artist take it as a compliment — and it marks you as an idiot.
Some of the various artists that it included were Michelangelo, Raphael, as well as Leonardo da Vinci. There was an intellectual sophistication found throughout the work and the details were slightly artificial in comparison to the clarity that was found in the earlier part of the Renaissance. There is a significant amount of debate regarding what is to be included within the Mannerist Movement, as some scholars have gone as far as including literature and music into the form and some Gothic painters have been said to be a part of the movement as well. For the most part, the Mannerist Movement took place solely in Italy and it was a way of having more compositional tension in comparison to what was being created through the majority of Renaissance art. As soon as the artists began to take an artificial approach to the scenes, this movement was born.
Although common, the view that the postmodern artist reinvents because he or she has nothing new to say is a mistaken one. Rather, the postmodern era has been characterised by some of the most creative and original ideas in the history of art. The rejection of universal, scientific truth and of the central force of reason, logic and time has meant that art in the postmodern world has come to have a very different form, function and significance. The essay will be addressing the many different ideas behind the Post Modern art movement including its early history, its influences and its transition into an internationally recognised art movement that we still live within today. The essay will then delve deeper into the postmodern movent assessing and overlooking some of the core styles and artists which have lived and still live within Post Modern age.
Reader-response theory is downplayed by the belief that if everyone is able to determine his own meaning, then no piece of art can ever be misunderstood. Formalism cannot stand alone, for it is faulty in that there are times when the artwork presented cannot be taken literally. Much of the art in this world is abstract and represents a greater idea that cannot be established by observing only what the piece is without regard to the artist’s meaning. By combining the theories of intentionalism, reader-response, and formalism, a better theory is created in which the meaning of
Have we been influenced by them to think and act differently? Our senses give us primary knowledge of the world as it really is. Physically, we all see and smell the same things, the only difference being the power of some people’s senses compared to others. This gives us factual knowledge about the state of the world: what it looks like, smells like, sounds like. Senses also trigger emotional responses within us that differ from person to person.
Although it is undeniably true that artists from two different periods were influenced by historical context and prevailing themes, they expressed their thoughts mainly based on their personal background and experiences. Some of the viewers criticized the specific artworks from their own perspectives while others were highly inspired by the meaning of the artworks. A famous artist from the Baroque period, Rubens Peter Paul, has created a major oil paint art piece called, Massacre of the Innocent which contains the story of mythology. An excerpt that is written by James Matheson Thompson, explained that historians and viewers tend to make the judgment of the artworks’ value by their own standards. They cannot judge or criticize because they do not have specific evidence that can tell the artists’ intention towards the artworks.
Generating fractals can be an artistic endeavor, a mathematical pursuit, or just a soothing diversion. However, FA is clearly distinguished from other digital activities by what it is, and by what it is not." Fractal art is expressive, creative and takes a lot of effort and intelligence. People think that the computer does all the work, but in reality it does do a great amount of it but the artist must choose the way the fractal will form itself. It’s an experimental form of art as well.
Leono Vinsati states how “Leonardo was a homosexual and the name of the Mona Lisa is a fraud, his true identity was Giangiacomo Caprotti” (4). Yes, I know what you are thinking, the Mona Lisa in fact may have been a male by the name of Giangiacomo Caprotti. “The Mona Lisa had similar features to his previous artworks such as the erotic nude man painted with the same face” (Vinsti 4). Shockingly, many of Leonardo’s male artworks resemble the Mona Lisa in various ways. In contrast, the Mona Lisa may have actually been a self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci himsef.