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Transcript of Virtual Museum
Invented in 1810
This drawing depicts Koenig's improved printing press. His press allowed printings to be produced at a much faster speed, allowing copies of paintings and text to be made available to more people.
This painting is a portrait of Louis Kenton. Since Kenton was a bookkeeper and clerk, he had much to think about, which is the reason for the way he's standing.
George Frederic Watts-1886
The lady, who is considered to be "hope", is sitting on a globe, because there is still a chance for people to be better.
"Lighthearted Paintings Inspired by Old Masters”
Tang tried to depict china before the fall of the Xinhai Revolution.
"Hotel de Ville"
This painting depicts the French Revolution.They are fighting in front of Hotel de Ville in France.
Joseph Mallord William Turner-1815
Joseph depicts the many items that start/cause a revolution to happen. He wanted to show how such few things can ruin a country.
Qi Baishi, a famous contemporary artists who died in 1957, was famous for his paintings of nature, especially shrimp and other sea creatures.
"Nail Figure, Kongo"
This nail figure is from the Shiloango River area, which is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is estimated to be made anywhere from 1875 to 1900, during New Imperialism in Africa
Joseph Mallord William Turner-1814
Turner represents loneliness in this picture,by creating a dark and eerie setting with no one in sight.
The Gardener Vallier
Cézanne illastrates his gardener, named Vallier. His goal was to depict the simple farmer as complex and individual.
Sir George Clausen-1891
Clausen Portrays a girl from the village Cookham, where he was also living.
"Dignity and Impudence"
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer-1839
Landseer wanted to compare the size of a bloodhound and a West Highland terrier owned by Jacob Bell.
The Movement Room
“Women with a Coffee Pot” Jean Metzinger-1919
Metzinger was thought of as the abstract and mathematical mind of cubism. He tried to depict a french actor of a very popular show at the time.
Juan wanted to create blinds that let the sun seep through and light up the most prominent parts of his paintings, including a newspaper of “Le Socialiste” which was a fishing town he stayed at right before he painted this picture.
“Fernande”, also known as “Head of a Women” is a sculpture of Pablo’s companion Fernande Olivier. 16 of these bronze heads were casted from the 2 plaster head casts that Pablo made.
Georges’ love of instruments is shown through this cubist painting as he drew a mandora, which is a small lute.
Congo River Room
“love and life”
George Frederic Watts-1884
George thought that life can not reach such heights unless love is guiding her to the top.
This painting illustrates a lonely women waiting for love. It actually shows Wallis' exact life, he lived in an attic alone for many years, until he poisened himself with arsenic at the age of 17.
"Youth on the Prow And Pleasure at the Helm"
Etty was well known for his nudist art. Especially ones relating too romantic ideas.
"Woman Seated on a Bench"
Monet portays the woman in a seated position with the lighting of her dress, hat, and umbrella standing out from the other objects.
"The Little Country Maid"
Pissarro cut off objects in the picture in order to show the main focus of the painting, the maid.
"Making Comments on a Literary Work"
Le Van Mien - 1905
A famous painter, Le Van Mien, depicts young scholars analyzing literary works with their professor.
Virtual Museum Project
Andrew Youssef, Tyler Rutt, and Romario Benitez
Jacques wanted to create a greater depiction with this 3 dimensional sculpture aside from the many cubism paintings he has done.
"Little Dancer aged 14"
This sculpture, which was original made in wax, created a realist view of a ballet student from an opera in Paris. This opera house inspired many of Degas' artworks.
"Head of a Slave Camille" Claudel - 1887
Cast in bronze, this statue of a head was made by famous artist Camille Claudel, a French sculptor and graphic artist.
Sir John Everett-1851
This painting depicts "Ophelia" who is a character from Hamlet. Sir John tried to depict the women floating through the dark colored river.
"Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose"
John Singer Sargent-1885
This painting idea came to Sargent as he took a boating trip and came across chinese lanterns hanging from trees and lilies.
Phillip Wilson Steer-1888
Steer tried to capture the warmth of summer afternoon sunlight. He also shows the girls holding hands in their shadows, but not in their actual figures.
"Macbeth Seizing the Daggers"
This picture portrays the scene from Macbeth when Macbeth Kills someone and is scared. But, Lady Macbeth reassures him that he did the right thing.
"Disaster at Sea"
J. M. W. Turner-1835
Although this oil painting is not finished, it is considered to be Turners most powerful statements on the romantic theme of "at sea" catastrophe.
John wanted to capture the long traditions of country house portraits that trace back from the 1700s. He wanted to show how his country evolved throughout the many years
"Portrait of Felix Pissarro"
This is a Portrait of Pissarro's third son Felix who he portrays very simply.
Sir William Orpen-1918
Orpen illistrates the barren land after a horrid battle. He later blamed politicians for the loss of those men lives and said that they forced them into doing this.
"Meeting of Scottish Jacobites"
In this Painting, the Jacobites talk about whether they should reinstall James II and his descendants to the thrown.
Bust of a Woman
Picasso used cubism to paint a woman. The small brushstrokes allowed him to create very subtle details on the woman, including her eye socket.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti-1863
Rossetti had many paintings like this one, depicting a young beautiful women lost in her thoughts.
"Woman with a Bag"
Rottluff painted this woman with dark color to show the misery of wartime. Her face was painted to resemble west african masks with the long and protruding mouth and cheeks.
"Dancer Looking at the Sole of Her Right Shoe"
This sculpture had no name given to it by Degas, yet since he depicted many dancers in his sculptures, the name was then given to it.
"Idgah at Amroha"
This picture portrays a large Indian building on the east of the Delhi. It shows the power and wealth that India had at the time.
The Imperial age was a time in history when advanced nations where taking over less advanced colonies by influence or force.
A revolution is a violent overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. This brutal time influenced many artist with their work.
Many artists' love lives and families impacted their artistic careers and styles
Art defined as realism included many portraits and other painting that included all flaws in the subject it was portraying.
Impressionistic paintings used the affects of light and colors to create a visual affect of the feelings at the moment.
Cubism is an artistic style in painting where an artist uses shapes to create a more complex object. Dadaism is an artistic style that portrays nonsense and corruption
Many artists of the time had different perspectives. Some artists went the way of creating a realistic view on nature, while other wanted the viewer to think in detail about the artwork itself.