The Minneapolis Instatute Of Arts Review

717 words - 3 pages

The first painting I chose was titled "I know a maiden fair to see, take care." Charles Edward Perugini painted it. This painting is oil on canvas. This painting spoke to me. It was painted in Italy in 1839-1918. The woman in this painting is leaning on what looks like a bed. There are pillows around her and she is holding a fan. She is wearing the clothes that look like they are from the time that this was painted. In the painting the woman looks like she is wearing rouge on her lips and blush. Her hair is crimped but pulled back. The lighting is beautiful, the woman is lit up and the background is darker. This is dramatized by the fact that everything in the light is detailed and brightly colored. In contrast everything in the dark is blurred and the lines are faded. This painting spoke to me because of the beauty of the woman. She is not the "normal" beautiful, she is "Overweight" by today's standards, but she is more beautiful than most models today. Her smile was one of the things that caught my attention. She kind of has a smile like the Mona Lisa, its provocative and mysterious.The second painting I chose that spoke to me aesthetically was called "Portrait of a Woman as Judith". Agostino Carracci, in Italy in 1557-1602, painted it. The painting is oil on canvas. In the painting the woman is holding a sword and a severed head. She looks wealthy, she has pearled necklace and expensive looking earrings. Her hair is pulled back and she looks very pale. She has a slight smile on her face, like she has just overcome something, she has the look like she is drained but she is proud of what she has done. The light is on her and the background is dark but detailed. The lighting and background makes you feel like war is going on somewhere. In the background there are people who look panicked and terrified. This painting stood out to me because it was so different than everything...

Find Another Essay On The minneapolis instatute of arts review

The Importance of Fine Arts in Education

1117 words - 4 pages they are the first to take the blow. The fine arts are considered one of the ten core school subjects; however, they are constantly treated as less valuable than other programs and classes. Although it is easy to dismiss the arts as merely the icing on the cake and not really necessary; it is a mistake to remove the icing because that is what makes the cake special. Students benefit from a well-rounded education that includes strong arts programs

The Importance of Arts and Humanities.

742 words - 3 pages "The arts and humanities are more essential than ever to the endurance of our democratic values of tolerance, pluralism and freedom. At a time when so much is happening to change the way we work and live, the way we relate to one another and the way we relate to the rest of the world, we cannot fully understand the past, nor envision the future we need to pursuer without the arts and humanities."- Excerpts from First Lady Hillary Rodham

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts College

1134 words - 5 pages out indicating that post-undergraduate students have been more “successful” coming from a liberal arts college than from a large research university. In fact, the idea that liberal arts colleges are the “hidden ivy league” is becoming more popular in society today. The assumption that many make is that attending a liberal arts college for a bachelor’s education costs a whole lot of money, with no return on the investment. Meaning that, a

The Importance of Arts in School

1170 words - 5 pages School is about getting an education and preparing students for the future. From the very beginning, it molds students into who they will grow up to be and what they will do. Children need to learn a little of everything in order to spark their interest. Not only should school make people well rounded in many topics but also helps them seek further knowledge in a subject whether that is in a core subject or the arts. It gets them ready for life

The Benefit of Liberal Arts Education

827 words - 3 pages As the world becomes more specialized it raises the question, should undergraduate institutions change their curriculum requirements to better equip students? The goal of a liberal arts education is to enlighten individuals and prepare them for the complex and diverse world by requiring the study of literature, philosophy, mathematics, and sciences. As professional careers evolve into more specialized fields the argument that a liberal

On Plato’s Critique of the Arts

912 words - 4 pages Catherine Dicus, On Plato's Critique of the Arts, Phil 270, Essay 3Plato calls for the expulsion of mimetic art in the Republic and the Apology. For example, in the Republic, Plato discredits "any kind of poetry that is imitative" (Book x) and in the Apology, he states, "The poets say many fine things, but know nothing of that of which they speak" (21d). Critiques of Plato's argument suggest that Plato's use of myths and images in his dialogues

The History Of Arts And Crafts

5456 words - 22 pages that involve making usable or decorative products by hand. Before the Industrial Revolution all such products were handmade, often in the home. The age of the machine nearly did away with the traditional crafts by fostering mass production. During the mid-19th century, however, a reaction against the machine took place in Great Britain. Called the Arts and Crafts Movement, it urged a new appreciation for decorative, handmade products. The movement

Being a Critic of the Arts

1792 words - 7 pages Being a Critic of the Arts Everyday, we act as critics, i.e., deciding which film to see or which channel to watch. Much of the time, experience guides us through the aesthetic judgments we make. Left on our own, however, we can go only so far. As Martin and Jacobus (1997) argue, in studying the essentials of criticism and in learning how to put them into practice, we develop our capacities as critics (p. 48). 1. introduction We all

all about the arts of usa

3326 words - 13 pages To Kill a Mockingbird, they begin each lesson with a vocabulary entry task based on the vocabulary from the structured notes homework. This lesson introduces one of several vocabulary activities students will work on throughout the unit to apply and review the academic vocabulary from the novel. Students learn the root word "sent." For more information on roots or etymology, visit http://www.myvocabulary.com/dir-root-root_master#J or the Online

The Negative Influence of Visual Arts in Time of War

1836 words - 7 pages Visual arts have been around for many centuries. In fact, theses arts have dated back to the very beginning of civilization. They go back to the Paleolithic Age, when artists used cave paintings to express the feelings and emotions of people of this time era. These eye-pleasing pieces of art have been used in different ways throughout history. Art has been used to portray and bring out negative feelings towards war and other forms of political

The Liberal Arts and the End of Education

3038 words - 12 pages The Liberal Arts and the End of Education ABSTRACT: An international conference that takes Philosophy Educating Humanity as its theme does well to revisit the liberal arts tradition. Although the liberal arts are most often assimilated to studies brought together as the Humanities, the old usage included the arts which employed artificial languages in mathematics, music, and astronomy, as well as the literature and letters of the various

Similar Essays

Before Our Eyes: The Collections Of The Minneapolis Institute Of Art

1034 words - 4 pages piece of art it makes a difference in what is learned, especially when we know about what is put right before our eyes. Works Cited Kleiner, Fred. Gardner's Art through the Ages Wadsworth: Cengage Learning, 2009 “Minneapolis Institute of Arts” www.artsmia.org October 28th, 2011 “The Amica Library” www.amica.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search? October 28th, 2011 “The Amica Library” www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico1280240-99030.html October 28th, 2011 “The Science Museum of Minnesota” http://www.smm.org/ October 28th, 2011

Censorship Of The Arts. Essay

942 words - 4 pages . (This comes from the book Censorship in America) I agree with defenders of government arts funding, that if the government wishes to fund a constitutionally protected activity such as artistic expression, it must do so as indiscriminately as possibly. Otherwise, it illegally relegates certain viewpoints to second-class status. This violates the First Amendment whose primary purpose is to protect unpopular or minority views from being silenced

The Importance Of The Liberal Arts

859 words - 3 pages During The Romantic Era (1825-1900), when the concept of a technology driven economy had not yet been introduced, society relied on the outburst of art, culture and literature that was sweeping across Europe. They thrived in hamlets filled with poetry and song, and although education of such was scarce, they lived in communities that lived for the liberal arts. William Shakespeare emerged as a genius of this domain, turning out infamous works

A Review Of Responses To The National Endowment For The Arts Report, “Reading At Risk: A Survey Of Literary Reading In America”

2290 words - 9 pages During the past twenty years there has been much debate over topics regarding literacy and literature in America. In June 2004, based on their comparison of literary reading surveys from 1982, 1992, and 2002, the National Endowment for the Arts released the following statement. The accelerating declines in literary reading among all demographic groups of American adults indicate an imminent cultural crisis. The trends among younger adults