How To Write an Art History Paper - Art History 101: Writing an Art History Paper You have been assigned an art history paper to write. You would like to finish your assignment on time with a minimum of stress, and your instructor fervently hopes to read an engaging, well-written paper. Here are some dos and don'ts to guide you, written by an art history professor who has graded thousands of these papers ranging from the superlative to the good, the bad and the phenomenally ugly. Preparation: 1. Look through an art history book, slowly and leisurely. 2. Remember: a car works on gas, a brain works on info. 3. Ask yourself questions while you read and look up what you can't find or don't understand on the page. Writing Your Essay: Introduction, Body and Conclusion 1. Compose a thesis statement. 2. If you are going to include the artist's/architect's biography, begin with a short summary. 3. Reiterate the thesis. Editing: Be sure to footnote/cite your sources in the body of the paper when you use information or an opinion from a book, article, website, etc. Above All:
Chris Burden Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story "I had an intuitive sense that being shot is as American as apple pie. We see people being shot on TV, we read about it in the newspaper. Everybody has wondered what it's like. So I did it." Synopsis Chris Burden has produced some of the most shocking works in the history of twentieth century American art, including spending five days and nights in the fetal position inside a locker, having a spectator push pins into his body, being "crucified" to a Volkswagen Beetle, being kicked down two flights of stairs, and even having himself shot. Key Ideas Chris Burden's seemingly outrageous performances were in fact authentically intentioned. The artist wanted to portray the reality of pain to the audience at a time when people had become desensitized to the plethora of television images of injured and dead American soldiers in Vietnam and the general dominance of violence in media imagery. Burden also questioned the role of art itself. Most Important Art Biography Childhood Early Training Late Period
Carolee Schneemann Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | The Art Story "I always thought, 'This is something they need. My culture is going to recognize it's missing something.'" Synopsis Throughout her career Carolee Schneemann has used her body to examine the role of female sensuality in connection to the possibilities of political and personal liberation from predominantly oppressive social and aesthetic conventions. Drawing on the expressive possibilities of film, performance, photography, and installation, among other media, she has explored themes of generation and goddess imagery, sexuality, and everyday erotics, as well as personal biography and loss. Key Ideas While still in college, Schneemann adopted a feminist perspective, citing the hierarchal ideals of the 1950s American gallery system, the negative attitudes of male teachers, and the erasure of women's art history as influences. Schneemann's explorations in the early 1960s opened performance art to include inquiries about sensuality and sexuality. Most Important Art Biography Childhood Legacy
Thoughts About Design And Art - Vanseo Design Design is not art. While they share some similarities the two are not the same. Designers solve problems and artists express themselves. Yet art and design are often linked, especially when it comes to the aesthetic layer of design. Note: This post includes an audio version. If you don’t see the audio above, Click here to listen. Every so often I see someone mention that design isn’t art, but there’s something more in the mention. I don’t agree with this attitude and think it equally wrong and quite honestly a bad message to be sending. Today I want to talk about design and art. Design is not Art Design and art have a different purpose. Designers can increase their value the more they know and understand art Art on the other hand is its own end. Design and art have a different process to creation. Art has no constraints initially and ultimately only those constraints imposed by the artist or the work itself. Both art and design are observed and judged differently. Design is Similar to Art
Modern Artists Full List Modern Artists Full List New Artists Driven by passion, liberty, and sexual experimentation, Fini was arguably the most rebellious, theatrical, and autonomous of the female Surrealists. X Andy Wyeth was a twentieth-century American artist known for his rural landscapes and figure studies. Artists by Movement Artists by COUNTRY Modern Artists Full List Below are biographies and analysis of the work of all the artists who were central to modern art. Total: 320 Artists Serbian-American Artist Movements and Styles: Performance Art, Feminist Art Born: November 30, 1946 - Belgrade, Yugoslavia Marina Abramović's is one of the key artist in the performance art movement. Swedish Painter Movements and Styles: Expressionism, Symbolism, Modernism and Modern Art, Abstract Art Born: October 26, 1862 - Solna, Sweden Died: October 21, 1944 - Sjursholm, Sweden Hilma af Klint created abstract art before the first canvases by Kandinsky, becoming a pioneer in devotional, and yet scientific interpretations of nature.