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Romanticism and the Story of the American Old West

The influences of Romanticism on the chronicling and the mythologizing of the American Old West. In your own words, discuss the ways in which the stories and myths of American expansionism?captured in literature as well as in paintings, photographs, and films?illustrate the influences of "the Romantic spirit." What are so

Contemporary art is modeled.

Ideas are given for a paper on a work of contemporary art (20-21st century). The piece can be a painting, a piece of sculpture, a work of architecture, a piece of music, or a piece of literature. Research is also cited.

Three Pieces from Romanticism

"Apotheosis of Homer" by Ingres "Stormy Coast Scene after Shipwreck" by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet "The Raft of the Medusa" by Gericault These areas are explored: 1. An explanation of how the works fit into the context of the time period. 2. Compare the works mentioned in form, content, and subject matter. Using the te

Research cites a contemporary artist from the Art 21 PBS website.

This job offers research about a contemporary artist from the Art 21 PBS website to include the following: - Brief artist biography - Discussion of the artist's overall "theme" or interests. - Describe and evaluate one of the artist's works: title, material, size, year completed, subject matter, content, style. - Discus

Romanticism in art is examined.

Information about these artists and these works of art are included: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), "Saturn Devouring One of his Sons"; Theodore Gericault (1791-1824), "The Raft of the Medusa"; and Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), "The Nightmare."

Comparison of Cubism

Choose three works of art that are from the same time period or style and that have a similar theme. The works of art should be from your textbook or approved by the instructor. (Examples of styles are: Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, German Expressionist, Cubist, Abstract Expressionist, Pop Art, and Post Modern). **An expl

Jackson Pollack: Pollack's Style

Discuss a minimum of two reasons why Jackson Pollock's style of painting, as exemplified by Convergence, is considered an important, innovative development in the history of painting. To see this painting, locate it in the unit's Resource List. Imagine that you are a defense attorney for this work of art. Support your argumen

Nonconventional Works of Art

This posting discusses art that is not conventionally considered to be art. Works of art currently, or traditionally found in museums should be excluded from your examples. Choose two, specific works of art (not general forms of art) that will make for a captivating news article. Elaborate on the details in your own words. C

Various art movement resources are briefly expressed.

Using the library and/or Internet, research websites that offer information on various art movements. Find at least two websites for each of the following movements (for a total of 20 websites): realism, impressionism, cubism, fauvism, abstraction, Dada, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art, and environmental art (also re

This posting compares and contrasts musical artists.

Compare and contrast three musical artists from any of the following periods: Classical, Romantic, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and Contemporary. Specifically look for the vocals and instruments they used, as well as major stylistic influences. How did political, cultural or ethnic shifts influence their music?

Impressionist Painters' Philosophies and Trends

Specific works are: 1) Gustave Caillebotte's "Paris: A Rainy Day" 2) Edgar Degas's "The Absinthe Drinker" 3) Eduoard Manet's "Bar at the Folies-Bergeres" - A summary of the artists' personal philosophies of art (if they can be found in published sources), the prevailing trends and schools of thought in the art world at t

Art and Architectural History are explored about Rococo.

This posting briefly (approx. 250 words) describse the characteristics of the Rococo movement in 18th century France in terms of the architecture, art, and design that was created - include at least two specific examples of works. Where did the movement get its name? How does it compare to the movements immediately leading up to

Art history ideas are explored.

These areas are explored: Choose three works of art that are from the same time period or style and that have a similar theme. The works of art should be from your textbook or approved by the instructor. (Examples of styles are: Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, German Expressionist, Cubist, Abstract Expressio

Enlightenment drama and theater

Research the Enlightenment. Keeping the time frame of the Enlightenment in mind, write about theater. Answer the following questions: Who were some important figures in this genre during this time period? What important works were created? If applicable, who/what was the patron for these works of art? What, if any, was the r

15th Century art is briefly examined.

This posting picks at least three paintings. Each painting will represent a perspective (mathematical or atmospheric). Works created from 1420-1520. Include the following information: ?Summary of the perspective. Look on the Internet. What do other authors say about these perspectives? Find at least one outside source for ea

Jackson Pollock's Convergence is assessed.

This posting discusses a minimum of two reasons why Jackson Pollock's Convergence is a work of "fine art" as opposed to an arbitrary composition of paint. Imagine that you are a defense attorney for this work of art. Establish a very strong "argument" for this artwork by first establishing what defines "fine art." Support you

Notes about three works (paintings) are provided.

Help with notes for a critical essay about the three works is given. The goals of a critical essay are to evaluate and analyze the art works based on research, using the vocabulary and concepts you have learned. Your attitude should be detached. The "critical" aspect of the essay refers to this detached attitude, not whether you

Surrealist art pieces are interpreted.

This posting describes three Surrealist paintings and their explications. Discuss each painting. First, describe each painting in vivid detail: What are the major features of the painting? What sort of color is used? Are objects and/or people realistic in appearance? Then, offer your personal interpretation of each work: What

Information on Maria Anne Cupis de Camargo

I chose the brilliant ballerina Marie Anne Cupis de Camargo , I have way too much information and don't know how to shorten and put it all together. Can you help me out?