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The second half of the XIX century is known in the history of art as the time of modernism. With the emergence of its major movement in painting – Impressionism – the  meaning of art and ways of performance were reconsidered. The article entitled “Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity” by Griselda Pollock provides the […]

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For this assignment, the painting The Conquest of Naples by Master of Charles of Durazzo was chosen. Made in Florence, in the late 14th century, the artwork depicts Charles III and his forces taking Naples in 1381. In this battle, Charles III crushed the armies of Otto of Brunswick. This event was memorialized for future […]

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The end of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century was a period of unprecedented art diversity. New ideas and styles that appeared either co-existed peacefully or tried to overcome each other. One of the most significant and influential styles in the art of this epoch were neo-classicism, romanticism and realism. Neo-classical […]

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Statue of Yuny, painted limestone (33.2.1), Metropolitan Museum, first floor, Egyptian Gallery. The first sculpture to examine is known as the Statue of Yuny or Kneeling Statue of Yuny. It represents a sample of Egyptian art produced in times of Seti I. According to the information provided by the museum, the sculpture was probably created […]

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The painting titled A Bar at the Folies-Bergèrewas created by Édouard Manet in 1882. The painting represents Manet’s last major work that summarizes his artistic discoveries and achievements to a certain extent. In fact, this painting is known for quite mysterious distortions of the reality in the mirror reflection and the woman’s gaze that is […]

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Historical context plays a great role in the analysis of any work of art allowing better understanding of its meaning and thematic content. It helps to make judgments about elements of art and principles of design employed in a particular painting or sculpture since general artistic tendencies of the periods, prevailing social morale, and other […]

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