Research Papers on Famous Works Of Art

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  • Legacy of Artist Pablo Picasso

    (5 pp) If there is any artist who epitomizes the genius of our century, it is Picasso. Long-lived, endlessly inventive, prolific in his production, wanton in his sexual appetites as well as his artistic creation, an alchemist who could transmute the handlebars of a bicycle into the horns of a bull with a single gesture - there seems to have been no limit to his talents. 4 specific works are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari Film and Expressionist Painting

    An 11 page paper which examines the focus on expressionist painting in the film “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari.” Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

  • Art of James Magee

    A 4 page research paper that summarizes and analyzes three works by James Magee, and their accompanying poems, which are currently on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Auden, Braque, and Picasso

    (6 pp) In this discussion we will be comparing and contrasting two paintings (Picasso and Braque) and one poem (W H Auden), with a quote, "art is a lie that tells the truth." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'Dance' and the Painting by Matisse and Poem by Natalie Safir

    A 7 page research paper that contrasts and compares Matisse's painting "Dance" with Natalie Safir's poem "Matisse's Dance." The writer argues that Safir attempts to capture the primitive exaltation of the nude dancers in Matisse's painting. An examination of Safir's verse and Matisse's painting demonstrates that Safir is highly successful in capturing the essence of Matisse's genius. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Life and Art of Jacob Lawrence

    A 6 page paper which provides a look at the life and works of the African American artist Jacob Lawrence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Frida: A Reaction Paper

    This 3 page paper focuses on the film and the life of this artist.The film is discussed in general. Some of the plot is conveyed. This film is a biography, or a portrait of this eccentric Mexican artist by the name of Frida Kahlo. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Graffiti's Development History

    This 5 page report discusses the existence of graffiti and the fact that graffiti is an expression of art, whether political, social, or aesthetic, it expresses something that its creator wants to express through the medium of paint and a bare surface that will be viewed by others. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Art History and Orientalism

    A 4 page research paper that examines the nineteenth century art trend of Orientalism, which the wrier defines and then discusses, referring to representative works of art. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century History, Europe, and the Norton Simon Museum

    A 5 page paper which examines art in the Norton Simon Museum and discusses it relevancy to 18th and 19th century history as it relates to Europe. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Bellini, Durer, and Ribera and an Art History Examination

    A 3 page paper which examines three artists (Jusepe de Ribera, Albrecht Durer, Giovanni Bellini) from three different time periods (Baroque, Early Renaissance, Classical Renaissance). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Henry James's 19th Century Critique of John S. Sargent's 'Lady with the Rose' Painting

    A 7 page paper which examines a chapter from American author and art critic Henry James’s 1893 volume, “Picture and Text,” in which he discusses the young Symbolist painter’s work and his critique of this early painting. Also considered is the context of this criticism to consider whether it was defending or attacking the object/artist and its intended audience in order to gain an art historical perspective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Short History of Franco-Flemish and Venetian Schools of Art and Music

    In five pages this paper examines these important Western schools of art and music, which flourished from approximately 1125 to 1575, and how the Franco-Flemish school influence the Venetian school. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Late Medieval Literature and Art and Human Body Rediscovery

    A comprehensive, 60 page thesis paper on the transition between what has come to be called in the art field the Romanesque & Gothic periods. The writer asserts, first, that a similar distinction is also present in the literature, and that the Gothic spirit is actually a rediscovery of the physical which had been lost due to the Christian Church's obsession with the spiritual alone. It is ultimately concluded that the transformation of vision that occurred in late medieval ages was the movement from a culture obsessed with becoming divine to a culture more at home in its own humanity. Bibliography lists more than 25 sources.

  • Humanities Makes Life Worth Living Through the Study of Literature, Art, and Music

    This 5 page paper considers the purpose of humanities and a key curriculum of literature, art and music to be studied which demonstrates the beauty of life. This paper also defines the humanities as a means of understanding cultural identity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An Aesthetician's Perspective on Art

    A 5 page paper presenting example of aesthetics represented in literature, art, and music. Aestheticians have broadened their collective perspectives over the past century and particularly in the space of the last several decades. Aesthetics seeks to examine art forms not only for beauty, but now also for cultural relevance. The paper discusses Yeats as an example of transition from romance to modernism in literature, Renoir’s origination of the impressionist style of art and why the aesthetician will more readily accept the beauty of Béla Bartók’s music over that of Eminem or Stevie Ray Vaughn. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of Six Museum Works of Art

    A paper which looks at six museum pieces, representing different branches of art, architecture and literature, and considers their importance both at the time of their creation and in relation to other cultures and time-periods. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Renaissance Culture: Donatello, Michelangelo and Shakesepare

    A 5 page paper which examines what art and literature tells us about Renaissance culture. The works examined are Donatello’s St. George and David, Michelangelo’s David, and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Creativity and its Demise

    This 3 page paper argues that creativity, particularly in art, has been truncated by society. In part, this is attributable to psychology and its attempt to make everyone the same. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Musical Party Painting by Mary Cassatt

    A 3 page paper which analyzes the painting “A Musical Party” by Mary Cassatt. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • San Marco, Venice's Artistic and Musical Humanism During the Renaissance

    A 12 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the significant features of the art and music of San Marco, Venice during the Renaissance era and considers the relationship between the art and the ideal of humanism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparing 3 paintings & painting/music

    A 6 page essay that discusses three paintings and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. “The Abduction of the Sabine Women” by Nicolas Poussin (1634), “The Death of General Wolfe” by Benjamin West (1770), and “The Raft of the Medusa” by Theodore Gericault” (1818) are each representative of a specific period in art history. Comparing the three works illustrates the way in which the Romantic era reconnected with the emotionality and vibrancy of the Baroque. However, it should be noted that Neoclassical works were not without emotion, as Beethoven’s striking Fifth Symphony exemplifies, rather it indicates that comparison between the periods illustrates that in the Neoclassical era, emotion was controlled within the confines of rationality. A bibliography is not offered.

  • Violence in Rap

    This 7 page paper contends that this musical genre promotes violence. All of society is affected but blacks, in particular, suffer as a result of rap music. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso

    A 4 page research paper that discusses Picasso's work Three Musicians. The writer places this work within the context of Picasso's overall career, as well as discussing the painting in detail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impressionism/Music & Art

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the relationship between impressionist music and painting. Art and music have always developed in parallel with one another throughout the course of history (Impressionism). The impressionism of the late nineteenth century, which originated in France, exemplifies this principle as impressionist music and art are closely related. This examination of impressionism in music demonstrates the close relationship that the development of this genre of music history had with painting of the same era. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Impressionism/Music & Art

    An 11 page research paper that is an expansion on a previous essay khimmuar.rtf. This essay discusses how impressionist painting is related to impressionist music in more detail and draws more heavily on the sources cited in the previous paper. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Reaction to the Works of Claude Debussy and Claude Monet

    A 5 page essay that records the writer's reactions to Claude Monet's painting "Garden at Sainte-Adresse" and Claude Debussy's music "Claire de Lune." The writer discusses how, in both cases, the construction of their work creates a specific "impression" in the mind of the viewer/listener, and the writer posits that this objective is obtained by subtly altering standards in their respective arts that previously had been considered immutable. No sources cited.

  • Venice, Italy

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the history of Venice, Italy, and also its architecture, painting and music, focusing particularly on the sixteenth century. Then, the writer discusses the current crisis of Venice sinking and what is being done to preserve the city. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Art History Questions

    A 4 page research paper in which the writer addresses four specific art topics, which includes ancient Egyptian art; Picasso's "Gernica"; the importance of music in the writer's life; and the writer's personal position on the importance and value of art. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

 

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