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Asked in History, Politics & Society, Art History
Why did realism begin?
Like all artistic movements, Realism began as a reaction to the world the artists were living in. A lot of changes were occurring in nineteenth century Paris (where the movement began), such as the French Revolution and rise of Napoleon and the invention of photography. Realism rejected lofty, dramatic, academic ideals in favor of works depicting the everyday lives of the working class.
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Art History, Andy Warhol
What celebrities has been done in pop art?
When people think of pop art they usually think of Andy Warhol. However, he was not the only on doing "pop art" during his time. He did how every, essentially invent the genre. Many celebrities have been seen in pop art throughout the years, however Warhol used a limited amount of celebrities before his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol I know that he has done Marilynn Manroe, Jackie Onassis, and elvis
What is the difference between 2D and 3D?
2D and 3D refer to the actual dimensions in a computer's workspace. 2D is 'flat', using the X & Y (horizontal and vertical) axis', the image has only two dimensions and if turned to the side becomes a line. 3D adds the 'Z' dimension. This third dimension allows for rotation and depth. It's essentially the difference between a painting and a sculpture.
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Art History
What is the purpose of modern art?
In the space of about 100 years, so called 'modern' art has gone from outcast to mainstream. There are many purposes for the arts in our society. One prominent example today is the use of 'modern' artistic innovations in the fields of advertising and business promotion. At the political level, the arts inspire new ideas and discussion. Modern art also serves to promote social interaction. In short, it is very beneficial
What is chiaroscuro and how do artist use it?
Asked in Music Genres, Art History
What came after the baroque art period?
Neoclassicism After the Baroque period came the Classical period, which included Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, who became a bridge to the Romantic period. In the beginning of the 20th century some composers consciously adopted styles and techniques from the Classical period. This looking-back was called neoclassicism, or new classicism.
What is fluxus art?
The Fluxus Movement began in the 1960's as an international movement. Two prominent artists are George Brecht and George Maciunas. The movement continues today, and the main aim of Fluxus Artists is to upset the bourgeois routines of art and life, by using a variety of new and engaging methods such as street spectacles, outrageous exhibitions and staged performances. Music plays a big part in Fluxus, Yuko Ono was an early contributor to the movement and continues in this tradition. As Fluxus Artist George Brecht described Fluxus as "people with something unnameable in common". For more on Fluxus look to Tate Modern London.
Asked in Art History, Decade - 1990s
What was the artist's name who made those folders of dolphins and whales in the 1990s that WASNT Lisa Frank?
What group of people invented the portrait sculpture style known as verism?
Verism was often used by the Romans in marble sculptures of heads. Verism, often described as "warts and all", shows the imperfections of the subject, such as warts, wrinkles and furrows. It zeroes in on the minuscule details of the human head. Although the marble heads themselves came from the Greeks, this style is extremely different from Greek head sculptures because the Greek would idealize the subject, and liken the subject to a god. The Veristic style was favored in the late Republican period. It has been noted that veristic Roman sculptures were generally credited to a Greek or someone of Eastern background, and argued that this suggests the veristic style is of Greek origin.
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Art History
How was pop art founded?
There was no one founder. A group of collectors, curators and artists are required for all art movements. A British critic coined the term "Pop Art" (popular art) in the mid fifties. The movement took off in New York in the sixties. The movement arose out of a sense of frustration with Abstract Expressionism, a severe school of painting that permitted no reference to the outside world and hoped to achieve direct emotional contact between artist and viewer, leading the viewer inward to the deepest and most sublime feelings of the soul.
Asked in Entertainment & Arts, Renaissance, Art History
How was renaissance art differ from medieval art?
Asked in Art History, Ancient Greek Art
What does the warka vase depict?
The vase has three registers - or tiers - of carving. The bottom register depicts the vegetation in the Tigris and Euphrates delta, such as the natural reeds and cultivated grain. Above this vegetation is a procession of animals, such as oxen and sheep presented in a strict profile view. The procession continues in the second register with nude males carrying bowls and jars of sacrificial elements, such as fruit and grain. The top register is a full scene, rather than a continuous pattern. In this register, the procession ends at the temple area. Inanna, one of the chief goddesses of Mesopotamia and later known as Ishtar in the Akkadian pantheon, stands, signified by two bundles of reeds behind her. She is being offered a bowl of fruit and grain by a nude figure. A figure in ceremonial clothing - presumably a chieftain/priest - stands nearby with the procession approaching him from behind.