The title olympia means lower class prostitute and

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The title Olympia means lower class prostitute and suggests the shocking subject of manets painting It was revolved around his methods of painting with loose brush strokes and flat areas of color and his disrespect for proper subject matter One of his sources was titians venus of urbino A painting that help established the theme of reclining nude as a subject for art Manet painted a model – he changed titians sleep dog which is a symbol of fidelity into a lively black cat which is a symbol for lust The maid brings flowers which can be seen as a gift either from grateful or prospective client An author had pointed out that manets painting respond to life rather than academic traditions of art 11.62 Portrait of Dr. Samuel Gross
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Oil on canvas painting American Realism Realistic portrayal of surgery at Jefferson Reveals how medical practice has changed In his day surgeons operated in their street cloths He’s a heroic figure who taught student surgical procedures and human purpose of medical profession In this picture gross is performing a surgery that is a new life saving procedure for osteomyelitis – an infection of the bone At the same time he is teaching looking up from incision with expression of concentration - searching for words to convey to students of the ultimate significance of his life’s work The lady to the left is cringing at the sight of a bloody scalpel Most likely patients mother The light directs our attention to gross’s head Eakins emphasizes the light as it catches gross’s bushy hair and sideburns In contrast to the abstract treatment of gross’s head, his hand and scalpel jump out because they steal the focus This suggests that eakins is searching for a concrete metaphor for the intensity of gross’s thoughts Painting has an overall warm harmony The red underpainting unifies and heightens a palette limited to strong blacks, flesh tones, and areas of white This portrait was not commissioned Eakins intention to submit to the arts section at the sentenial exposition – held in philly – it was rejected because it was not considered appropriate 12.43 Bottle rack and fountain Duchamp was an artist of unsettling works Duchamp asserted that found objects could be works of art He referred to this found objects as ready-mades
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This bottle rack is a common object used at the time for drying bottles confer artistic dignity on a bottle rack by designating it a work of art There’s also an unpended porcelain urinal which is referred to as the fountain Absurd to the public Although they were massed produced objects intended for functional use he felt that they could be used as art Never official declared himself a dadaist but his ready-mades are akin to those produced by dada artists Dada is an artistic, literary and musical movement dada bread confusion on purpose According to the two dada founders it was simply a Slavonic word for yes 12.38 Suprematist Composition: white on white Oil and canvas Avante garde is art that is modern
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  • Fall '09
  • McAlister
  • ancient Greek sculpture, Life size, World Art Exam, Exemplifies Identity art

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