World Art Exam II
1. In this paper were going to look at four different cultures and two pieces of art work from each. These are cultures that we have discussed in class over this last semester and our found in the book Art a Brief History by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren . The four cultures of art that we are going to look at are Japanize, Chinese, Indian, and African.
The Japanese started out in the beginning borrowing the Chinese and Korean culture, and blending it into their own. It was not till the ninth Century when Japan started to break out and create their own artwork without taking aspects of Chinese and Korean art. This happens when Japan really started to pull away from China and developed their own …show more content…
Art historians labeled Romantism as artwork with loss features fluid brushwork and strong colors, dramatic contrast from light and drack contrast, complex composition and expressive posses meant to create dramatic paintings and sculptures. Romantism was a very imaginative and expressive approach to art. The piece I choose to display Romantism is Large ODALISQUE this oil on canvas painting was created by Jean-auguste-dominique ingref in Paris during 1814. In this painting we see a young woman naked facing away and looking back toward us. The cool blues of the bed and curtains make her skin pop off the painting really giving her larger then life appeal. Her body is not proportionate it but is still compelling to the audience. This painting shows Romantism because of the light and dark contrast, crisp lines and exotic larger then life appeal. This piece screams Romantisim from the look in her eyes, seducing you into imaging what life would be like lying next to her. Realism replaced and changed Romantism and provides a great contrast of change within a short time period. The piece I choose to compare to Odalisqu is Olympia by Edouard Manet, which is also oil on canvas created in pairs 49 years later in 1863. The Realism in this piece is easy to see after a few minutes of observations. This woman displays in this picture was not like the one before. She is a prostate and we can see this by the way she carries herself and the fact that she is naked but has high heels on just like modern day stripers. We can also tell from her necklace being tided in the front. Symbolizing easiness because she can put it on and off herself. One would only have to look at her facile expression to realize that she is not seducing you or trying to fantasize your imagination like to pervious painting. Her hand is also covering up gentles in a way that displays “pay me first”. That is the deference between Romantism