Artist

Roy Lichtenstein – a true artist

Many people debate whether the art of Roy Lichtenstein can actually be considered art. A critic of the New York Times identified Roy Lichtenstein as “one of the worst artists in America. ” (Tomkins/Adelman) Others insist that he is not an artist at all, that his paintings of blown-up comic strips, cheap ads and reproductions […]

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Analysing CD covers – Mika, Aerosmith and my own CD cover

The two CD covers are very different when comparing and analysing the visual images and information available. Both the CD covers have many images, colour, including the artists name and the name of actual CD album. The ‘Mika’ cover is very colourful and has used lots of different animated cartoon images. In the middle of […]

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Jim Dine – College Essay

In this sculpture Dine takes normal everyday tools and adds a fun and colourful edge to them. Although ‘Five Feet of Colorful Tools’ is simple it does bring out the normal tools and gives them a vibrant look. It is very Pop-Art based, using a simple idea and lots of block simple colours. This would […]

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Artist research into Brendan Neiland

When I first look at Neiland’s works, I see a flurry of bold colours merging into each other, yet at closer inspection I realise they are abstract reflections in the windows of modern buildings and skyscrapers.These works make me think about what its like to drop an object in a puddle as there is a […]

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The work of artists

In this essay by examining the work of artists, Turner, Smart, Lorrain, and King-Smith, it can be demonstrated how artists over time and by using different techniques, media and styles have explored and responded to their environment. By using the device of the frames we can attempt to understand how artists approach their work.”The Burning […]

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Frank Auerbach

Frank Auerbach is an artist whose work is almost completely diminished when it’s reproduced in books or magazines (or websites for that matter). The images are as far removed from Auerbach’s actual work as a photograph of someone is from the real person. It’s all to do with the complexity of the surfaces that Aurbach […]

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Wifredo Lam

Cuban surrealist artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) was renowned for his unique style which combined his rich cultural heritage with the social issues that inspired him. Throughout his life he traveled many places and learned from some of the most famous artists to ever create art, namely, Pablo Picasso. Lam has become an international symbol for […]

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Saving Private Ryan – Historical Film by Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan was created in 1998 and won five Academy Awards including “Best Director” for Steven Spielberg. Saving Private Ryan is a WWII drama; it stars Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore to name but a few. Saving Private Ryan also won Golden Globes for “Best Picture” and “Best […]

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Raffaello Sanzio Da Urbino

Ever wondered who was behind the paintbrush for paintings like “Sistine Cherubs” or “The School of Athens”? Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino was this famous Italian artist. He was admired by how much clarity was in his paintings as well as visual achievement. Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he formed the traditional trinity of […]

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Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist. He was born in 1760 and died in 1849. Hokusai was a painter, drawer, engraver and woodblock printer. He was influenced by western art and incorporated the western style of landscape and traditional Japanese methods into his painting and printmaking. Many of his prints were appreciated by Europeans and […]

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My Le Thi – Artist

Recurrent Imagery provides an ongoing dialogue and connection with the audience and her art making practice Often uses symbolic representations within her work, predominantly of skeletons, skin colours, ladders, shoes, rice and masks In contrast to western vanitas, Thi uses the skull as a symbol of unity and as a common link between cultures and […]

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Eugene Delacroix and Pre Industrial Revolution

The French Romantic artist, Eugene Delacroix, is one of the best known artist of the period. In his magnificent pieces of work, he captured the essence of the movement. His themes are dark and create a sense of supernatural mood. He does not present life as delicate and pretty, but rather in a mysterious and […]

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David Hockney

Artist David Hockney’s arguably most famous works are those that portray the sunny environs of Califonia. But within his California paintings there is a large variety of tones and moods. In this essay I will compare and contrast “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio” painted in 1987, and “California” painted in 1987. Hockney is […]

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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Indefatigable Lighthouse of Civilization

Even as the current state of civilization boasts of its high levels of science and arts, it cannot deny the fact that a relentless endeavor of the humans through centuries to refine their thinking and ability has done all the spadework. This fact is corroborated by the evidences of numerous experiments in the fields of […]

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