Academic Papers on Famous Works Of Art

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Art / 1300-1700

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page research paper on the development of artistic techniques between 1300 and 1700 in The Netherlands, Flanders, Rome, Spain, Italy and France. Various artists' works are discussed in terms of evolving techniques, including Da Vinci, Van Eyck, Michelangelo, La Tour, Velazquez, and the Boucicaut Master. Other influences are also presented. Bibliography lists 6 ...

A 7 page research paper on the innovations of van Eyck. The writer looks at the incorporation of realism and religious/ethereal symbolism within everyday settings, describing the symbolism in the Ghent alterpieces and the Arnolfini Wedding. Also explored are his techniques in light, illumination, oil and color. A discussion of Panofsky's theory on not reviewing ...

4 pages in length. An analytical discussion of how paintings from different eras are indeed, representative of entirely different genres. The writer describes Francois Boucher's "The Toilet of Venus" as being exemplary of the Sensibilite Movement while Greuz's "Broken Eggs" is more clearly a work from the Rococo Period. The key features that separate these ...

A 3 page analysis that compares Michelangelo's masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's masterful fresco 'School of Athens,' while demonstrating the tremendous influence of classical Greek philosophy on these works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Rococo Style

  • 13 page paper

The Rococo period of the early eighteenth century is generally associated with opulence and frivolity. It is often passed over as 'the period between the baroque and the Modern'. It is seldom given it's rightful place in history as a productive era of great masters in all of the arts. It was the ...

A 10 page paper highlighting the work of Marcel Duchamp, Ulrich Ruckriem and Donald Judd. Of these three artists, it would appear that only Ruckriem is in danger of taking too seriously both his work and minimalist art in general. Duchamp made fun of the entire area of modern art and encouraged others to ...

A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam ...

A 5 page paper which discusses the architecture of Scottish architect Charles Renny Mackintosh. In discussing the architecture of Mackintosh we examine three of his most famous buildings which are the Glasgow School of Art, Hill House, and the Willow Tea Rooms. Mackintosh was essentially an artist who did not fit into a specific genre, ...

This 4 page report discusses both the text itself and the work of two different 'modern' artists - Jasper Johns and Diego Rivera -- from the book 'Art Past, Art Present.' By examining the work of artists within a specific timeframe, the authors also present a larger view of human history and culture. Bibliography lists ...

This 8 page report discusses cinema as a form of 20th century art. Numerous examples are noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper that discusses the contribution that Meyer Shapiro made to Romanesque Art. It discusses how Shapiro relates the aesthetics of Romanesque Art to the social desire of the period to create beauty as well as speak to the religious themes, and that aesthetic renderings of religious themes was the main intent of ...

Cubism in Modern Art

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper that argues that Cubism, and particularly artists Picasso and Braque, was the forerunner to the 'science as art' movement that continues today. The paper defines Cubism and its originators, and looks at some of the works of the cubists and how it affected a modern application of science in the arts. ...

Cubism vs. Futurism

  • 3 page paper

3 page essay comparing cubism and futurism (abstract art) with mention of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Marinetti, DuChamp etc; No Bibliography.

A 4 page paper comparing these two art forms. The writer describes how each is different from the other, as well as comparing one of Monet's paintings [Water Lillies] with one of Picasso's [Ma Jolie]. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

Impressionism. Monet was a master of setting to canvas the images he saw in a manner the evokes an emotional response. Most of his more famous works are landscapes done on site, known as plein air painting. This 8 page paper provides an overview of Monet, Impressionism and then guides a beginning painter through the ...

A 20 page paper describing the view of human nature on renaissance art. The writer describes the Renaissance belief in humanism and its effects on the view of human nature and how this is portrayed in art of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 6 page research paper that critically analyzess the life and selected works of the Italian artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo's contributions and influence on Italy and the Renaissance period are discussed, with particular reference to his sculpture, ‘David', and his painting in the Sistine Chapel. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page paper provides a look at two Italian Renaissance artists and delves into both their psyches and works. Many aspects of the artists lives and work are examined including their relationships, sexuality, and unusual work habits. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page research paper that compares two Renaissance works ñ the painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and 'School of Athens' by Raphael. The writer argues that both of these works display the Renaissance fascination with ancient Greek philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources. 99mic&ra.wps

Romanesque Art

  • 8 page paper

The contributions of Marilyn Stokstad are noted in this 8 page paper that focuses on the Romanesque style. The only source for this analysis is her 1988 book Medieval Art in which she focuses on history in interpreting the evolution of various art periods. The roots of Romanesque art are discussed, which include such influences ...

Pop Art

  • 6 page paper

The sixties art movement is discussed in a 6 page overview. Definitions of the movement are in depth. Specific works are analyzed along with the movement itself. Social and political meanings of the art are explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

3 pages in length. The social, political and economical impact of eighteenth century art was vast and encompassing. The world, at that time, was changing in leaps and bounds, and those of the artistic circles were not to be left behind. The writer discusses the particular influence to this change of two extraordinary and celebrated ...

A 4 page paper on the use of art to express the African American struggles (everyday and over the centuries), successes, and the search for identity and empowerment. Two artists highlighted are: Jason Miccolo Johnson and John Biggers, noting their past and contributing contributions to the culture of African American expression. The paper also relies ...

A comprehensive, 60 page thesis paper on the transition between what has come to be called in the art field the Romanesque & Gothic periods. The writer asserts, first, that a similar distinction is also present in the literature, and that the Gothic spirit is actually a rediscovery of the physical which had been lost ...

A 12 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the significant features of the art and music of San Marco, Venice during the Renaissance era and considers the relationship between the art and the ideal of humanism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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