Research Paper On Artists
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Artists Egon Schiele and Edvard Munch on Sexuality
An 8 page research paper that contrasts and compares the work of expressionist artists Edvard Munch (1863-1944) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918). The writer argues that they exhibit very different styles, technique and imagery, yet also that these two artists are similar in that they were both psychologically extremely insecure men, who were fascinated by sexuality, yet also fearful of it. Also, examination of their work shows that both artists explored the psyche and sexuality through their art in ways that had previously never been expressed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Romantic Period Poets John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
6 pages in length. The poets of the Romantic Period often portrayed the artist as visionaries in their works. In addressing the approach to this concept, Samuel Coleridge's 'Frost at Midnight' and John Keats' 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' are compared so as to realize the legitimacy of this poetic tendency. The Romantic Period was rife with visionary artists who prevailed against the odds of a time gone by when artistic impression was not deemed as being an instrumental aspect of one's existence. Blooming forth to prove the truth is otherwise, the visionary element so prevalent in the poems of Coleridge and Keats brings to light the magically illusory component of artists. The writer discusses the portrayal of artists as visionaries in Coleridge and Keats' poems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Thought Experiment, Causality, and Logic
A 4 page research paper that concerns a scenario in which an artist creates a work that incorporates two feathered wings gleaned from road-kill. The wings are left to dry, tied to a rafter and when the artist returns finds that they were not as clean as they appeared to be and were, in fact, invested as a pile of dead maggots lies below them. In cleaning up the maggots, the artist inadvertently steps on several staining the tile floor. At least, the artist assumes that the brown stains that will not clean up resulted from the crushed maggots and concludes "maggot juice stains." However, can this be proven and explained logically? The writer discusses Hempel's deductive-nomological model of explanation and designs an experiment to test the "maggot juice stains" hypothesis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.