Expressionism Essays

Analysis of _the Potato Eaters_ by Vincent Van Gogh

In 1883, after leaving his wife Sien and his children Vincent Van Gogh headed to Nuenen. Coming off a disturbing part of his life, which included the break up with his ex-wife with several issues and suffering from gonorrhea, he was having a considerably difficult time. In Nuenen, Van Gogh started to devote himself to drawing, and started to gain attachment and sympathy for the peasant way of living. This attachment brought him to study closer the works of Jean-François…

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Expressionism & Art

Expressionism is a complex and often contradictory movement. It encompasses the excavation of the psyche while liberating the body. Expressionism generally refers to anything that was not impressionism; it could even include anti-impressionistic work. Up to the outbreak of World War I, the term “expressionism” was used to describe any art work that was fauviste, futurist, modern, or cubist. Expressionism has qualities that are a more sensitive perception of the world. It attempts to portray the mind of the artist,…

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Allowance for Individual Expression

With a clear understanding of their responsibilities, the team of principal- leaders and teacher-leaders have to have a shared commitment to both their purpose and the values. (Crowther 2000) On the process, though there may be some deviations, misconceptions, misunderstandings, the team strength continuously align its directions. There must be an atmosphere of trust before any reform can be instituted. ManCom has to initiate the move to prove sincerity and transparency in the implementation of its decisions to assure the…

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_death of Constable Scanlon_ – Sidney Nolan

When Sidney Nolan painted the Ned Kelly series, he was interested in an ‘authentic national vision’. The first series was made up of 27 paintings from 1946-1947. The paintings all-together form a storyboard, telling the legend of Ned Kelly. One of them in particular is ‘Death of Constable Scanlon’. The series, including this one, were all painted with Ripolin enamel on hardboard. You can see the many brushstrokes but some objects are painted completely solid for example Ned Kelly himself…

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Expressionism in Death of Salesman

From the opening flute notes to their final reprise, Miller’s musical themes express the competing influences in Willy Loman’s mind. Once established, the themes need only be sounded to evoke certain time frames, emotions, and values. The first sounds of the drama, the flute notes “small and fine,” represent the grass, trees, and horizon – objects of Willy’s (and Biff’s) longing that are tellingly absent from the overshadowed home on which the curtain rises. This melody plays on as Willy…

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Comparative Analysis of Two Vincent Van Gogh’s Paintings

Vincent van Gogh made “The Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” just after he completed “The Potato Eaters.” “Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” and the “Potato Peeler” both represent women working in the Nuenen period, spring 1885. Even though one of the paintings is a self-portrait and the other one shows a peasant women cooking, both paintings show working humble women engrossed in their work. Both paintings show his fascination with the working class, portrayed here in a crude…

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Modern Expressionism

The visit to LACMA museum made it apparent that art has many characteristics, one of them being an irreplaceable social role in our lives. While many consider art to be only a form of entertainment, it is apparent that our social values are reflected through art in a much more comprehensive way then through any other form. According to Mao (as cited by Skybreak, 2001) Although man’s social life is the only source of literature and art and is incomparably…

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Compare Contrast Two Paintings

The First Steps by Marguerite Gerard & First Steps by Vincent van Gogh 3. Paris, A Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte & Rainy Day on Fifth Avenue 1893 by Childe Hassam. Describe the two paintings in detail so that your readers can easily visualize them without actually seeing them. Explain how the perspective, technique, and compositional features of each painting help create contrasting rhetorical effects. In your analysis, focus on two or three specific points of contrast. Support your analysis…

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