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Cultures of Collecting: Pros and Cons

Why do people collect? What are the oppressive and the more therapeutic aspects of the ‘cultures of collecting’? The phenomenon of collecting is a universal feature...

Blue Monday Strip by Rebecca Horn: Themes and Techniques

Artist: Rebecca Horn. Title/Date: Blue Monday Strip, 1993. Materials: Typewriters, ink, metal, and motors. Dimensions: 192 1/8 x 137 inches. Site: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Provenance: Gift of...

Giotto Di Bondone's Style and Technique

Briefly outline the characteristics of Giotto’s style and analyse the impact of his works on fourteenth-century Italian Art Giotto was a Florentine painter and architect who...

Art Forms in Advertising: The Beijing Olympics

While advertising has mass appeal, we may argue that with the proliferation of new media, art is now more recycled than ever and not the...

Watteau's Fêtes Galantes: Style and Meaning

Discuss the content and the possible meanings of Watteau's Fêtes Galantes The Fêtes Galantes is derived from a genre of paintings produced in the eighteenth century,...

Chateau De Fontainebleau: Decorative Themes

Sixteenth Century Decoration at the Chateau de Fontainebleau The decoration at Fontainebleau, the royal hunting lodge of Francois I, was led by Rosso Fiorentino in 1530....

Analysing Public Art and Geography

How can public art challenge the gendered nature of space? The world is getting more and more visual, and increasingly meanings are communicated through visuals (...

Sudha Chandran: Biography and Profile

Sudha Chandran On January 28th, 1984, Sudha Chandran stood behind the curtain, staring at the crowd nervously and waiting for the crowd to settle down. It...

Depictions of Paranoia in Art Exhibitions

An essay relating a text from Art in Theory (ed. Harrison and Wood) to a current exhibition or work of art located in United Kingdom In...

Influences of Egyptian Art on Art Deco

A dissertation on Art Deco & how it was influenced by the discovery of Egyptian art, more specifically the findings at Tutankhamen's tomb. Explore how the...

Edgar Degas: Six Friends at Dieppe | An Analysis

This paper discusses Degas’ representation of his circle of friends in reference to heroes and hero worship. For the purposes of the paper, ‘hero’ will...

Religious Influences on Stanley Spencer's Art

What influence did religion have on the work of Stanley Spencer and did this contribute the reference as a 'village innocent' or avant garde genius? It...

Giorgio Vasari on Lorenzo Ghiberti

This text contains a mixture of bibliographical and historical information regarding Ghiberti’s life and the circumstances in which he received the commission for the doors...

Impacts of Public Art on Society

Introduction Art is wholly subjective. Ten people may have ten different interpretations of one single work of art. On the most basic of levels they could...

Black Representation in Postbellum Era Art

Heroes in art and imagery in post-bellum 19th century America Following the abolition of slavery in 1865, it took a substantial amount of time for the...

Christoph Büchel's Simply Botiful: Overview and Analysis

Christoph Büchel. SIMPLY BOTIFUL 11.10.2006 – 18.03.2007 Hauser and Wirth Cheshire Street London Above the entrance to Christoph Büchel’s ‘Simply Botiful’ there is a ‘Hotel’ sign. Entry to the new...

Effects of Art Censorship on Society

The manner in which art provides an opening of the paths of human views and development through art libraries, and the limiting effects of censorship - Contents...

Literature as a Form of Art and Expression

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is to examine literary creativity within the context that views all sides of the coin. This being said general and...

Post War Developments of Pop Art and Consumerism

What were the most significant changes in consumer behaviour in America after 1945? In what ways did these changes have an impact on the production...

Reception of Video Art in Galleries

Critically examine the notion that the reception of video art is strongly affected by being seen in an art gallery situation Introduction Video art began as an...

The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck | Analysis

Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait. Jan van Eyck The Portrait of Giovanni (?) Arnolfini and his Wife Giovanna Cenami (?) (The Arnolfini Marriage). 1434. Oil in oak. 81.8...

Debates on Modernist Art Installations

Standing within the entranceway, the atrium rises above, skylights permeating the inky and surreal display area, each installation glinting beneath the early morning sunlight. Nearby...

Movement from Byzantine Period to Early Renaissance Style

The transition from the Byzantine period to the early Renaissance as seen through the works of Duccio Contents (Jump to) Abstract Introduction Literature Review Chapter One:  ...

Wittgenstein's Picture Theory in the Tractatus

AN EVALUATION OF WITTGENSTEIN’S PICTURE THEORY IN THE TRACTATUS Wittgenstein created the picture theory of meaning in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus as a way to look at...

Are Artists Heroes? Artists that Defy Convention

The Idea of Artist as Hero They do not fight wars, end famine or rescue small children from burning buildings. Yet, at least according to some...

Andy Goldsworthy: Concepts of the Landscape

Title: ‘Travel constructs a fictional relationship between gaze and landscape’ (M. Auge, “Non-Places,” 1995; p86). Does this statement seem to you to express a central...

Matthew Barney: Artist Biography

The mythological world of Matthew Barney Matthew Barney was born on 25th March 1967, in San Francisco, California. He attended school in Boise, Idaho from 1973...

Impact of World War 1 on Modernism

How would you describe the impact of the First World War on Modernist visual practices? The aesthetic phenomenon of Modernism, wide-reaching as that term is,...

Marcel Duchamp's Influences on Modern Art

Marcel Duchamp's Influence on 20th/21st Century Art 1: Introduction The influence of Duchamp’s notion of readymade art has had widespread and profound connotations for the development of...

Trees in Celtic Culture and Art: An Analysis

The use of yew, rowan, birch and Scots pine trees in Scottish Celtic mythology, legend, symbolism, religion and literature Preface Celtic society was dominated by its links...

A History of Dance Through the Ages

Dance and communications How dancers have related and communicated with their environment throughout time. Please write about the change of dance and communications using examples of primitive and...

Swiss Style Typography History

What is it a good graphic design? Good graphic design or typography is like a taste. Hallmark of the taste rests in sensitivity, from feelings....

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