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Blog # 8 – Non Western Art

Frida Kahlo – Diego and I– (1949) I chose this painting by Frida Kahlo because she has always appealed to me as a Latin woman. I have seen pieces of the movie made about her and it always appealed to … Continue reading

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Blog # 7 – Non Western Art

I chose a work of art by Fernando Botero because I have actually had the privilege of seeing his art first hand. My mother is from Medellin, Colombia which is where Botero is from as well. All throughout Medellin you can see sculptures made by … Continue reading

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Blog 6 – Feminist Movement in Art

[T]o be a woman is to be an object of contempt, and the vagina, stamp of femaleness, is devalued. The woman artist, seeing herself as loathed, takes that very mark of her otherness and by asserting it as the hallmark … Continue reading

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Blog # 5 – Early Modern

  Surrealism is a type of art that delves into the psychological states of the world of dreams and fantasies. The word ‘surreal’ meaning ‘above reality’. The artists who depicted this movement were all influenced by the science of that … Continue reading

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Blog # 4 – Impressionism

Impressionism I feel was the start of something radical and remarkable. It’s so interesting to see the change between the previous periods and the Impressionist period. It was the beginning of freedom in the arts. The artists of the Impressionist … Continue reading

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Blog # 3 – Classical Era

During this era, the rise of the middle class mirrored the changes going on in the world. The revolutions during this time, the fierce opposition of aristocracy and this new period of Enlightenment gave way to a rise in the middle class. The middle … Continue reading

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Blog Assignment #2

This portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp is a great visual example of Holland’s firm Protestant stance. Although Rembrandt painted some biblical images in his lifetime, he was known for his portraits and his landscapes.During and after the … Continue reading

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