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art notes 2 - EvaluatingArtandStyle SelfPortraitinaStrawHat

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Evaluating Art and Style 10/13/08-10/15/08 Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun o Court painter for the Queen of France (Mary Antoinette)  o Successful portrait painter o Traveled to eastern Europe  F.130 1782 Chiaroscuro in face Captured likeness of herself Holding art brushes in hand Shy Glance Dawn Marie Jigagian F.129 1976 In the Museum of Bad Art in Boston Other than the eye, not a good skillful representation of a human face Formal art criticism      Looking back to early styles to see what they improved  Stuff covered in chapters 3 and 4 Social cultural theories    
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Can influence the subject matter Can involve the gender and mental state of artist Titian     Pietá ( Italian for pity) o 1576 o F.131  o Religious painting Portrait of a Gentleman Umar Slays a Dragon Attributed to Dasavanta and Tara Art made for social cultural reasons Six Gentleman  (six trees) Ni Zan Example of political work 1345 Isolation of an artist who refused to work for foreign masters Impressionism      Momentary quality : not a clear focus, not sharp lines Individual brush strokes Main subject matter: middle-class in their leisure time  People like it because it looks like its easy to do and they are pleasant to look  at
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Light in tone and color, rarely see black  Claude Monet (1840-1926) Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) Edgar Degas  (1834-1917) Claude Monet     French Invented impressionism and practiced this style all of his life Theme Monet always returned to: water with reflections Didn’t like painting people so started painting landscapes without people Can see the brush strokes On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt o 1868 o F.510 Impression: Sunrise o 1872 o Clearly visible brush strokes o Where the name impressionism came from o F.511 Regatta at Argenteuil o 1872
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Haystacks o 1890s o Part of series o Painted a different painting every hour because of the change of light o Wanted to capture pure perception Water Lilies o Series  o Water with reflections Renoir     Realistic representational style Adapted Monet’s style with his own twist Loved painting people Pleasant charming subject matter Bright colors, nothing gloomy The Luncheon of the Boating Party o 1876 o F.513 o Impressionist subject matter Middle class leisure time The Girl  paintings Seated Bather
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o 1910 o Love of the human figure o Nude with little drapery Mary Cassatt     Born in Pittsburg to a middle class family Traveled to Europe in the 1960’s
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course ART 1001 taught by Professor Zucker during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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