Paintings Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/paintings/ Second Vermont Republic Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:45:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Paintings Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/paintings/ 32 32 5 Famous American Artists and Their Paintings https://vermontrepublic.org/famous-american-artists-and-their-paintings/ Mon, 04 May 2020 11:34:34 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2763 Art exists in almost every part of the world. Art is what makes the world go round, and art changes as every year go by. Painters are people that gain a lot of amazing reputation and value in society. They are appreciated for their ability to make people feel good by looking at their aesthetic …

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Art exists in almost every part of the world. Art is what makes the world go round, and art changes as every year go by. Painters are people that gain a lot of amazing reputation and value in society. They are appreciated for their ability to make people feel good by looking at their aesthetic creations, and some of them are paid quite a lot, with certain artworks that cost millions even after so many years.

We’ve all heard about some famous painters, some of us even idolize them. Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo or Pablo Picasso, are all the masterminds of different periods, and people love their work.

Today, we are going to focus on American Artists and their famous paintings, so if you are eager to learn some more, feel free to stay with us until the end. Let’s take a look.

1. The Thanksgiving Picture (1943) – Norman Rockwell

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This picture is originally called “Freedom From Want”, but nowadays people refer to it as The Thanksgiving Picture, probably because it is easier to remember that name. As the title says, it has been painted by Norman Rockwell, and it features an entire family gathering up for thanksgiving dinner, while the grandmother is serving fresh turkey in a large plate.

The painting is incredibly well-detailed and it looks stunning. The people in this picture are not chosen randomly, they are the friends and family of the artist. People say that Norman believed that a family is the most precious thing a person can have, and he wanted to express this through art, so he created this wonderful artwork.

2. Number Five (1948) – Jackson Pollock

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If you are a lover of abstract art and paintings that have a different meaning for everyone, then you’ll like this one. Number Five is a painting made by Jackson Pollock and he managed to create it by using a very famous yet hard-to-master technique called drip painting.

Jackson is an artist that is considered to be the best abstract artist in the entire world, after the Russian mastermind Wassily Kandinsky. This masterpiece is made on a fiberboard that has the dimensions of eight by four feet, and it was recently sold for about one hundred and fifty million dollars.

We are not sure what the meaning of this piece is, because everyone says something different about it, but we guess that it’s up to the person viewing it to decide what they want to see in the thousands of lines and shapes being displayed on the fiberboard. Sometimes the beauty in art is the fact that it cannot be explained.

3. The Whistler’s Mother (1871) – James McNeill Whistler

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A painting that was made by a very influential artist, James McNeill Whistler, and this one isn’t as complicated as the previous example, but it still managed to become a very influential artwork in America’s motherhood. A very interesting fact is that back in 1934, the post office of the United States used this picture as a reference to make a stamp that said: “In Memory and Honor of the mother of America”. We can already tell that people fell in love with this artwork, and it is amazing. Did we mention that it features the mother of the artist? Yes, the lady in the picture is Anna McNeill Whistler. For more amazing artwork and interesting information, you can read more here.

4. The portrait of Madame X (1884) – John Singer Sargent

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John Singer Sargent spent a lot of time in Paris, and some of that time was when he was making this painting, but he is still considered as one of the most influential American artists despite his residue. In his mid-twenties, John was trying to make a name in the world of art, and this is what got him the most credit.

The picture features a lady that has been known in the French circles for her outstanding beauty, and at the time she was married to a banker who John knew. At first, it wasn’t easy at all to convince madam Gautreau to pose for this picture, but Sargent somehow managed to do it, so years after the marriage happened he finally completed the picture, and he named it The Portrait of Madame X.

Unfortunately, the critics made a lot of fun about the model and the painter, and there was a scandal that was way too much for the young artist to take at the time, so he had to leave Paris and move to London. Either way, it’s the artwork that got this young artist the most fame during that period, so it is safe to say that he achieved his goal, even though the critics were pretty bad.

5. Christina’s World (1948) – Andrew Wyeth

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In the middle of the twentieth century, Andrew Wyeth had a reputation as one of the best United States artists, and he was known for his realistic painting style. His paintings are somewhat abstract, but they have a very realistic touch that makes them very unique.

In Christina’s World, he features a young lady, Anna Christina Olson, and according to the analysts, she was a neighbor of Andrew, so he decided to take a picture for her. Rumors say that one day Wyeth was looking through his window, and he saw Christina crawling through a field, enjoy the beauty of nature and the grass beneath her, so he immediately got inspired and decided to start making this picture.

Later, the painter found out that the young lady was suffering from a condition called a degenerative muscular disorder, and that’s why she was crawling instead of walking normally. Andrew Wyeth decided to dedicate this masterpiece to her. Upon completing the painting, he didn’t get a lot of fame and positive feedback, but just a few years later, the world recognized his work and it soon became a much-appreciated piece of art that’s worth quite a lot.

When it comes to American realism, this picture is considered to be one of the most important ones and it is stored and protected in a special museum. Andrew probably didn’t expect such success with this one.

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The History of Writing since Ancient Times to the Modern Age https://vermontrepublic.org/the-history-of-writing-since-ancient-times-to-the-modern-age/ Tue, 14 May 2019 08:43:23 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=889 Let’s come back to the ancient times before the evolution of human beings known as Homo habilis who were primarily hunters and gathers. Their only source of food was hunting and gathering. Therefore, there were no pizza delivery guys or McDonald’s company with fast food. What to say? There was no elaborate system of written …

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Let’s come back to the ancient times before the evolution of human beings known as Homo habilis who were primarily hunters and gathers. Their only source of food was hunting and gathering. Therefore, there were no pizza delivery guys or McDonald’s company with fast food. What to say? There was no elaborate system of written spoken communication. Everything was all gestures or only we think so? Scientists state that written communication dates as early as 25,000-30,000 BP. So, how was it done given the fact that there was no elaborate language? How did that develop to the modern writing system we have today?

Ancient Forms of Writing

Paintings

The first form of written communication was in the form of paintings. To an untrained eye, these paintings look rather random but scientists have actually gone ahead to prove that the paintings tell a story. This was back in the 30,000 BP and as expected there was no ink and paper to paint on. The drawings were painted in caves using stones. That just shows how old drawing as art is.

Pictography

With evolution, the man shifted from hunting and gathering to farming. The history dating back to the agrarian revolution in Mesopotamia, these were the first farmers and acted as a landmark to the development for the first written symbols. In Mesopotamia, people practiced trade and this gave rise for the need for written communication to keep track of the financial transactions. If it was not for trade in Mesopotamia, most probably we would still be communicating through pictures. As a result, there was no assignment or homework for students. However, with trade expanding each and every day there raised the need for records to keep track of the quantity and price tag.

Pictography
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The first every symbol to represent objects were painted in tokens and wet clay soil. The symbols either represented an idea, concept or object. The origin of beer dates back this far, and as expected this was the fastest moving item of trade. Explaining why the first pictographs were about beer. Through written records, the leadership in Egypt was able to keep track of their harvests and beer.

Phonograms

The Sumerians are the masters behind the development of alphabets. Unlike the Egyptians who used symbols to represent objects, the Sumerians used symbols to represent sounds. The sounds of their own language, the Sumer! The writings were invented as a way of long-distance communication between the Sumerians so as to facilitate trade.  To them, the writings not only represented financial transactions but also communicated on the items of trade and quantity. The Sumerians invented the first consonant sound.

Epigraphs

Epigraphs
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The Sumerians influenced proto-Canaanite and the proto-Sinaitic to come up with the alphabet. What are epigraphs? These are writing that are preserved on hard and durable materials. The two scripts responsible for the invention of the first written language were the: Archaic Script and the Aramaic Script. The archaic script led to the development of the Greek alphabet, which was the first in the world closely followed by Arabic which resulted from the Aramaic script. The Greek alphabet gave paved way for the development of Latin and Cyrillic language. Greek was the first written language and most languages including English relied heavily on the Greek alphabet.

Modern Age Writing

There is no doubt that writing was one of the best things to ever happen to humankind. What started off as simply keeping track of financial proceeding is what we rely on to learn. The best and most effective way of learning something new is writing it down.

Human beings have embraced writing to a whole new level. This is the first thing children are taught in their first few years in school. It all starts with the alphabet just as mathematics is all about the multiplication table.

Writing has grown to such a big field such that we even have people who pursue it as a career. Working either as bloggers, authors or freelance ghostwriting! In school, our academic system expects us to express ourselves through writing; this explains the insanely many assignments and homework given to students each and every day.

Unlike in the ancient times where writings were preserved in the form of scripts, in today’s world accessing written materials is one of the easiest things you can do. You can either decide to do it online, buy a newspaper or visit a public library. In college, we have people who pursue education with full-time jobs or other commitments outside course work. As much as such people would want to write all the assignments themselves; sometimes, with the heavy workload, this can prove practically impossible. This was the reason behind the emergence of custom writing services. To provide professional help to students who need their assignment and homework done with precision. There are more than enough USA assignment help writers to make your student life easy, for example https://domyassignments.com

Writing has come a long way and it seems like with each invention it gets better. We are sure the way you are writing now can be improved shortly if you ask some of the experienced specialists, such as customessaymeister.com

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