Visual Arts & Film Studies Essays and Research Papers
Oliver Stones 1991 film JFK
Despite his insistence that he was not trying to portray a historically factual documentary regarding the assassination, Stone utilizes several real-life players in depicting his version of events. Key among these is President Kennedy himself. By refusing to recast the president, Stone not only proves his talent as a director working with limited available footage, he provides a sense of reality into the story. When he uses the Zapruder film, Stone is able to inject a somber mood of…Read Text
Winslow Homer and his Eight bells
He is not primarily a pinter of the figure, as Millet was”, writes critic William Coffinin The Century Magazine.2 Later Coffin adds, “Homer has not made much of the figure part of his compositions, except in a few cases, but in so far as he painted figures he has treated them synthetically, as Millet did. But he has much less grasp of form. His best works are pictures of the sea”.3
He later took to oil painting much later. But his best works were almost exclusively in watercolor. As…Read Text
Salvador Dalis Surrealist Concept of Paranoia
According to Dali, “People only see stereotyped images of things, pure shadows empty of any expression, pure phantoms, and they find vulgar and normal everything they are used to seeing often, however marvelous and miraculous it may be” (1). Hence, it is apparent that Dali’s objective is to revive reality as awe-inspiring, and this implies portrayal in a paramount vividly naturalistic manner he could master: commonplace, usually identifiable items, in plain radiance, casting brilliant…Read Text
Anne Vallayer-Coster - An Artistic Trailblazer
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In the midst of seemingly endless and constant political, social, and economic revolutions, the art community and its contributions to providing glimpses of decades-past have remained a staple for expression and reflection. No matter how a society’s structure may be altered, expression of the very soul of the people can always be found in art works of the period. Anne…Read Text
This trend has been noticed on the big screen before in the movies of directors like Robert Altman, John Sales, Spike Lee, Lawrence Kesdan (in his film “Grand Canyon”). Don Cheadle plays Graham, the police detective who becomes involved in the car accident at the beginning of the film. Jennifer Esposito portrays Ria, his girlfriend. Chris Bridges acts as Anthony and Larenz Tate pays Peter, the two black youths who receive inhospitable treatment at the restaurant and carjack the white…Read Text
I am going to conclude with some reflections on cross-cultural “othering” and the prevalence of stereotyping.
In analyzing my selected Chinese-American works, I draw from Benzi Zhang (4), who wrote as follows:
..cross-cultural readings are fraught with dangers. One of these dangers is our habit of reading the third world in terms of what, from our point of view, it does not have but wants to have" (83). Moreover, there seems to be a "tension between the raw material of the filmic text and…Read Text
The expansion of the Roman Empire took mosaics further afield, although the level of skill and artistry was diluted. When you compare Britain with Italian pieces, there is a clear distinction shown by the British examples being simpler in design and less accomplished in nature. Typically, Roman subjects were scenes celebrating their gods, domestic themes and geometric designs (Bowersock 25).
Egyptians were the first to discover fused glass. They created a flourishing industry and began…Read Text
Analyzing the movie Avatar
The movie has presented an anti-war concept portraying the soldiers as cruel and brutal people who only aim to chase the company dollar. All soldiers are males except for a female pilot, who rejects the violent actions against the native population of the Na’vi.
Many critiques have not mentioned the topic of gender in the movie but it is worth mentioning. Jake Sully is the main character of the movie who is a Marine. Because of his protagonist status, and that of his avatar, he is shown to…Read Text
Surrealism in Art and Society
This was through experiments in writing using unconventional methods and skills that were known to the world at the time of its invention, this period was during and after the First World War. He was a French writer who founded the entire concept of surrealism following the coining of the word surreal by prior artists of his time.
The writing of the manifesto of surrealism in 1924 followed his experimental works, which carried the definition of the term surreal and the concept behind it. In…Read Text
Theoretical analysis of contemporary design
In view of this, design may contradict the principles of efficiency and utility as well as taste and profit. In regards to architecture, it is from the viewpoint of humanities and sciences that we can position the concepts of aesthetic and social theories; but there is also the legal norm and client relations, which can be positioned in the viewpoint of profession. In the field of architecture, these issues are highly debatable in the present-day world.
The theory that supports architecture…Read Text
Procces to practice
Artist own body, for instance, Ana Mendita used her body together with an element material such as water. Through subsequent artist have used everyday materials for a different reason every day, ‘real life ‘objects have a history, whether personal, political or social, which can be appropriated to imbue an artwork with a specific meaning, for example, place it in a creation context or evoke particularly associations.
The following slides exhibit the use of materials, and other elements…Read Text
Select 2 or 3 even 4 movies to conduct a comparison
Produced by Ng See-yuen, Megan Ellison and Wong Kar-wai, the film begins with a scene where Ip Man reflects on martial arts followed by a rain fight with a dozen of combatants whom he defeats. Ip Man then takes us on a series of flashbacks of his childhood, training and marriage life. The film makes my cut because of the attention that it has garnered across the globe, especially last year when it became the talk on everyone’s lips and the movie not to miss. It offers us a small glimpse on…Read Text
Cultural Advertising (how culture influences advertising)
The essay is expected to contribute in providing some new and useful information as it aims to represent the relevance of values and characteristics reflected in the advertisements.
Consumer behaviors and Cultures
The process involved in consumer behavior is defined by De Mooij as “the study of process involved when people use, purchase and dispose services, products, ideas and experiences so as to satisfy needs and desires” (DeMooij, 2010, P . 93). Everyone in society holds…Read Text
Gender and Surrealism
The feminists have been dismissing such claims as depictions of sexist norms and stereotypes.
The Freudian perspective
Freud’s critic was not based on gender, but concentrated on the psychoanalytical aspects of surrealism. He insisted that the movement was fully a conscious one, contrary to the opinion that it was unconscious. He insisted that it was very wrong to assume that surrealism was an automation mistake, yet all the works (literature and art) done by them had been propagated and…Read Text
Video, the visual poem
Such an assessment would also be sufficient to the extent that it demonstrates the specifics of video art as a visual poem. To begin with, it is observable that video as a form of the revolutionary medium, keeps changing the process of human perception in both the inner and external world. It has revolutionized the media industry with innovations that have proved to be immensely valuable. For example, the low-cost, portative and technical simplicity video technology translates the world into a…Read Text
Analyse Documentary Fahrenheit911in TESTIMONY, WITNESSING AND ETHICS
Introduction In the summer of 2004, just before the elections in the USA, filmmaker Michael Moore created and released a documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11. Fahrenheit 9/11 presents his personal view of how terrorist attacks in the US were used by the president George Bush to justify illegal was in Iraq and Afghanistan. This film is a very famous performativity documentary. It received widespread acclaim and its box office sales were the highest for any documentary ever in excess of 200 million…Read Text
The Landscape Masters of the Baroque
In short, Kitson (p. 35) contends that the purpose for Poussin’s art was to elevate the human mind to its most moral and highest state.
Diogène jetant son écuelle by Poussin Ulysse remet Chriséis à son père by Lorrain
According to Sachs (p. 29), both Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain transport their audiences to exotic locales. This is through making their audiences travel in time and end up in a place, which is; from a long time ago or far away, as well…Read Text
Chinese and Japanese films
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Chinese and Japanese Films
The animation industry in China has grown rapidly, as 435 pieces for television were produced in 2011, with a total of 4,353 hours and 44 minutes.  The total was the longest in the world for the year, much longer than…Read Text
Rhetorical Critique of Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI
Skywalker and Han Solo obey the rebel leaders’ authority to crush the evil government forces. The three episodes show the importance of force to ensure everyone obeys the rules, policies, and provisions of the established government’s political leaders (Brode, 2012).
The rhetoric is good. The three episodes show the importance of the force of good. The slogan of the movie evolves on letting the force of good be with the rebel group. The story shows that everyone, even the evil Darth Vader,…Read Text
Exploring a work of art
The toilet paper is not sensitive compared to other fine art categories like fine art pictures that require much attention when holding (Lecture notes, Design: Judging Design ).
The image style that is significant to my experience with the object is representational art. Representational art is where an object is clearly recognizable for what it is. The object indicates the relationships of a person to nature. Trees are used in the manufacture of the toilet paper through paper…Read Text