Paleolithic/Neolithic, Ancient Near East, Egypt Eras

This solution offers some brief notes on the topic of Art of the Paleolithic/Neolithic, Ancient Near East and Egypt, specifically the animal icon in art. What does it symbolize? How do each of these cultures use animal imagery in a similar and different fashion? What are the stylistic similarities a...

Photography in the 1800's

I am preparing an essay (will be 6 pages) and need some assistance developing an outline and selecting 3-4 works art / photography to use for the essay. I may need additional feedback and tutoring as I write the essay itself, but I will post that as a different question for more credits if anyo...

Comparing Classical and Renaissance Art Periods

This solution is a detailed description of both the Classical and the Renaissance art periods, and their similarities and differences. It also covers typical themes of the art as well as techniques common to the era. It describes the characteristics of each period.

Art History: Guernica

Visit : 1) How does the depth of information provided impact your ideas about this work? 2) Do you think that this painting belongs in the company in which PBS places it in for this series? Why or why not?

Ai Wei Wei Sunflower Seed

I have been researching Ai Wei Wei's Sunflower Seed art piece recently and found the background of the piece to be very interesting. Being an artist and activist, Ai Wei Wei suffered a lot of harassment and hardships from the government that carried over to his work. However, I am unsure how the Sun...

Comments on the Vatican's Contributions to the World of Art

A visit to the Vatican Museums provides access to the Vatican's extensive art collections. Follow the "Vatican Museums Online" link to view representative works of art and read information about them. Then follow the "Online Tours" link to gain access to several sections of the museums, including th...

Art Appreciation and Political Cartoons

Do political cartoons from our day and age convey a political message relevant to our society? Why are prints and modern cartoons an excellent vehicle for political messages? Also, I need you to help me Cite examples of contemporary political cartoons from online sources, magazines or newspapers.

Art as consciousness raising

From various sources discuss some possible uses of art as consciousness raising, self expression, liberation, exploration of the medium, etc. Illustrate your answer with two specific writers or artists as well as references.

Arthur C. Danto's Assertions in After the End of Art

Arthur C. Danto, After the End of Art: Has the notion that painting has "died through its own historical self-fulfillment" true or false? Where can Art go from here? Are we losing something or gaining by the notion that now "everything is permitted"?

Art Appreciation Project

Hi, I need help getting started on this assignment. I think I might do it on sports, how can I approach this? I am really stuck on how to begin. A) Create a collage in the manner of Romare Bearden. You will need scissors, glue or glue stick, old magazines, newspapers and a sheet of typing paper....

Twentieth Century Art Movements and Ideologies

Could you please help me with this project: In the twentieth century, there were several art movements and ideologies. Describe the major characteristics of postmodernism highlighting these aspects: - artists popular in the movement - works of art - cultural, political, and/or social events t...

Easter Island Statues

Investigate the theories about the creation of the figures on Easter Island and write an explanation that tells how, why, and when they were carved. Also read about the theories regarding how the figures were moved. Offer information about the theory you feel is most logical and explain why. ...

Bayeux Tapestry: Overview

View the entire Bayeux Tapestry. As you move through the images, think about a medieval viewer who might be looking at the original. What characteristics of narrative or figure type would hold the viewer's attention throughout the entire 231 feet of images?

The Roman Migration

After the Fall of the Roman Empire, Europe experienced a period called the Dark Ages. The outset of this period is often called the Migration. Why? Briefly describe the pockets of power that took the place of the crumbling Roman Empire at the outset of the Middle Ages. Introduce an uncommonly di...

House of Flying Daggers What time period does it take place in? What artistic sources do the filmmakers seem to have used in costume or scene creation? If applicable you may discuss another film you've seen which takes place in a relevant time perio...

Artisans: furniture, quilts, and other crafts as art

If you were to take a trip down the length of the state of Illinois and into Paducah, Kentucky, you would see signs announcing, in Southern Illinois, the presence of an Illinois Artisans Gallery and in Paducah, the National Quilt Museum. Should you decide to stop in Illinois and visit the Illinois A...

Andy Warhol's art philosophy

Andy Warhol, an artist who gained fame through his efforts in Pop art, is quoted as having said, "Art is whatever you can get away with." Discuss what this quote means and explain how the art he and other Pop artists created was viewed as representing the truth in his statement.

Debate on Madness of Genius

Explore the concepts of genius versus madness. How do creative people go beyond their world and create a new reality?

Art of the 19th century

Art of the 19th century: 2 pieces For each piece, offer a name, artist, date, location of the piece, and citation. The specific description of the piece must include a brief analysis of the work relative to appropriate use of some of the following terms: line, color, value, texture, shape, form...

Mock exposition symbols

Assume that you could make arrangements to hold such an exposition in a city near you. Name that city and give a date for when the exposition will be held. Then offer your suggestions - either drawn out by hand or just described in words - for the symbol you feel should be used for the exposition. G...

Rococo and Romantic Art

Compare and contrast the Rococo and Romantic styles. Be sure to point out: When they were popular Where they were popular Why they died out Which specific artistic attributes were part of the style A short answer in 200 words.

Perspectives on Art: Kinkaku

Please provide: A description of the structure - making sure to point out distinctive features such as intricate carvings, ornate facades, etc. An explanation of why the specific locations and purposes of the buildings would have caused them to be built in this way.

The Great Wall of China

Please provide: Description of the structure - making sure to point out distinctive features such as intricate carvings, ornate facades, etc. An explanation of why the specific locations and purposes of the buildings would have caused them to be built in this way.

Art and Invasion, Occupation, and Colonization

There are a number of examples of invasion and/or occupation, and/or colonizing. Choosing two where this is true (China 13th Century, Japan 14th Century, India 13th Century, Americans 14th Century or Pacific Cultures) point out how this reality affected the existing art and the art that was created ...

Notes about the Taj Mahal:

One of the most celebrated buildings in the world is the Taj Mahal, built in the seventeenth century by Shah Jahan. What causes this building to be so admired? How is this structure like - and yet different - from other Indian artistic endeavors? Provide examples to support your response.

African Art: Overview

Imagine that to enhance the decor of your home, you wish to purchase two masks, a small statue, and a piece of African pottery. You know you cannot afford museum quality authentic pieces, but you would like to have objects that are well made and as realistic as possible. Go online to one of the ...