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Russia In the 20th century there have been many artistic movements that define the way we view art. In 1961 there was not a defining movement, but a transition to a contemporary style that would set the pace for the rest of the century. Many painters wanted to follow the form of avant-garde that took place nearly thirty years earlier. At this time Khrushchev did not approve of this form. He was a strong believer of socialist realism and actually wanted to discipline artist that betrayed i

The arts of the past, present and future When asked, what is art? many people will respond simply by referring to art as paintings. Art involves so much more than paintings. Almost anything in today s world if done in the correct fashion can be categorized as some form of art. Art includes but is not limited to paintings. It also includes music, sculptures, theater, literature and many others. In this paper I would like to touch on a few forms of art that I enjoy. The first form I would li

Clarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He lived on a plantation near New Iberia. He attended high school for one year in 1918 due to the death of his father. He then worked at many jobs from 1924 to 1935. Laughlin s interests were with the writings of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and the French Symbolists. They inspired him to write poems and stories. In 1934 he began to take photographs. His first one-man show was held, in 1936, at the Isaac Delgado Museum, New Orl

Maurits Cornelis Escher Maurits cornelis Escher was born in the Dutch province of Friesland on the seventeenth day of June in 1898. He Lived with his parents, George Arnold Escher and Sarah Gleichman Escher, and three older brothers. His father, George was Chief Engineer for a government bureau. They moved to Arnhem and then in 1917 moved to Oosterbeek, Holland. He started taking private lessons for architecture at the Higher Technology School in Delft. Pursuing a career in architecture,

In c.1500 Italian influence flow toward the north and the artists of the north began to look at Italy for their inspiration. Although Late Gothic art still remained alive, it was greatly affected by the Reformation. The first stylistic developments in the first half of the century took place in Germany, the home of the Reformation. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), a famous German painter and printmaker, was elevated the status of art in the North and gain international fame by his painting. He

What is Art? What a question! This very same topic has been on the minds of many great people for many years. Just what exactly is art? Art is a form of expression. It is beautiful, ugly, tasteful, distasteful, impressionistic, get the point. Art is everywhere. It lives in the soul, mind, and even the heart. Art is an outlet for people to express themselves. Art is a way for the human mind to express itself. Even a loud, outgoing person has feelings that they do not fe

The Aesthetics of Korean Art First and foremost, I think Korean art is realized by its love for naturalness. In everything from architecture to everyday furniture and ornaments to paintings, this aspect of Korean aesthetism is shown. If you look at the furniture pieces made of wood from the Koryo and Chosun period, you can see that most of the furniture, except for some of the luxurious ones used in court, have their natural wooden texture to it, unlike the furniture or ornaments of

In 1872 a man named Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He grew up interested in painting and the surrounding environment. Following the standard painting style of the time, which was impressionism Mondrian, began painting. He studies at The Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts. He started off painting calm landscapes painted in grays, pinks, and dark greens. Soon Mondrian became influenced by a style known as cubism. Soon after that he started his own style. This style had a geomet

The turmoil and changes that the world has faced over the last one hundred years has brought about some of the most interesting and intricate art styles ever. Some of the most influential artists have also arisen amongst these styles. Artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollack are the leaders in their arts. Art movements and styles such as abstract expressionism, surrealism, the Cubist Movement, pop art, and international styles in architecture have been influenced

The ancestors of man were experimenting with art over 12 thousand years ago, paintings as far back as 15,000 to 10,000 BC have been found in caves. Our history of painting was slow to mature into the art we know and appreciate today. The most prolific period was the Renaissance period, with some of the best known masters being represented by this period. The Italian Renaissance was as the name implies the rebirth of painting. This does not imply that all the advances of painting c