Essay on Fine art

Mark Doty: Life and Career

Doty was born in Maryville. Tennessee. earned his Bachelor of Humanistic disciplines from Drake University in Des Moines. Iowa. and received his Maestro of Fine Arts in originative authorship from Goddard College in Vermont. In 1989. his spouse Wally Roberts tested positive for HIV. [ 1 ] which drastically changed Doty’s composing. Roberts’s decease in […]

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The Fine Art of Seppuku

Seppuku is a Japanese suicide ritual. It is a “unique phenomenon only existing in Japan” (Li Jian-jun). “The word seppuku comes from the words setsu ‘to cut’ and fuku ‘abdomen’” (Kallie Szczepanski). This exquisite ritual was most common in the samurai, it gave the samurai an honorable death, and honor was the most important thing […]

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Defining the Visual Arts

Visual art encompasses everyday life. Many pieces of visual fine art are available for the average consumer to purchase through reproductions and local fine artists. Visiting local festivals, museums, and galleries provides fine art for viewing. Taking classes in the medium of choice allows for further development of a critical eye for fine visual art […]

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A formal analysis of Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt created her oil on canvas painting In the Loge in 1878. The two dimensional painting measures 81.28 x 66.04 cm / 32 x 26 inches and is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The painting’s subject is a young upper class woman at the opera in Paris. The sitter […]

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“What is Art?” by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy clearly stood out from other thinkers with his distinct definition of art.  Unlike the thinkers before him, as well as his contemporaries, Tolstoy did not define art based on the objective of pleasure; he created the meaning based on the objective of art in human life.

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