The Geniuses Artist Michelangelo
– … During the time of the 13th and early 14th century the Medici family held Florence in their hands by having the political and financial power due to their banking and trading system which started off the Renaissance. This not only gave Michelangelo full access to the most powerful and elite crowd in Florence but also out him underneath respected figures of the society and exposed him to poets, scholars, and humanist all around. While being there he also go permission from the Catholic Church to inspect cadavers which also gave him an insight into the medical field, this series of events is what would later influence his style of painting….
Francisco Goya : Father of Modern Art
– One of the greatest artists in the history of art, Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes had his own and very peculiar life story that affected the way in which he viewed society in the different stages of his life. He became the pioneer of many new artistic tendencies that came about in the 19th century and his work extended over a period of 60 years in which he was both very acclaimed, and badly criticized. Francisco Goya, artist whose different paintings, drawings, and engravings reflected contemporary historical upheavals, influenced many important painters in the centuries that have followed….
Frederic Edwin Church’s Contribution to Defining America
– FOREWORD Frederic Edwin Church was clearly an epic and defining figure among the Hudson River School painters, particularly in his collaborative efforts in developing a sense of national identity for America, but also in fostering tourism through landscape painting, political influence, and entrepreneurialism. By answering the national call for artists and writers to define American landscape, Church took the first steps towards becoming, not only one of America’s greatest painters, but also a successful entrepreneur when it came to selling his own work to make a living…. ;
The Renaissance Period in Europe
– … Wearing a fur-trimmed suit, Durer’s self portrait has less of an extravagant look to it, completed with a back background. Both men were powerful with either authority or talent, and they both wanted to flaunt the viewer with their own cockiness that couldn’t be ignored. The king’s body is wide with decorated cloth that is studded with gold and silk. He wears a smirk under his pearly hat that could be taken as smug while surrounded by riches (Pomarede). Durer, however does not have the cocky look, but instead has “Thus I, Albrecht Durer from Nuremburg, painted myself with indelible colors at the age of 28 years” written to his left at eye level, boasting about his talent to whomever sees…
Pat Lyon At The Forge
– Pat Lyon at The Forge John Neagle painted the portrait “Pat Lyon at the Forge” between 1826 and 1827. Just 50 years after the beginning of the American Revolution, this painting shows how much America had evolved. Neagle’s portrait is a powerful “celebration of productive labor” (p 281) and the, “entrepreneurial and commercial energies that ‘transformed’ the country” (p 8). It conveys the notion of ‘republican equality’ (p 241) that Wood discusses and how was important it was to the leaders of the Revolution….