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American Gothic
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In 1930 Grant Wood painted his enduring artwork, American Gothic. This painting, according to art historians and critics, has come to symbolize American 20th century art. … American Gothic is a highly expressive painting which captures the spirit of an age. Depicting a Midwestern farmer and his daughter, the dour expressions of the faces of both father and…
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Grant Woods American Gothic, 1930
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An “American couple” is very beautifully portrayed in the painting. The background of their home is a very striking factor in the painting. The man is holding a pitchfork with a stern look on his face.… She is disgusted with the very fact that she is being dominated and has no freedom whatsoever. The characters in the painting according to me are husband and…
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Compare and Contrast: The Kiss and American Gothic
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This essay describes compare and contrast two paintings twentieth-century arts include The Kiss by Gustav Klimt and American Gothic by Grant Wood. While The Kiss is rich with flamboyance, American Gothic is filled with simplicity in line sketches.… Concurrently, America is also showing persistence of portraiture paintings with depicting social messages in the…
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ART RESEARCH PAPER
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Grant Wood, the painter, came up with this artwork as part of an art competition in the Art Institute of Chicago (Evans 4). At first, the painting was not… The Institute bought the painting, and it is displayed till today. As a result of the competition, the painting started receiving its fair share of publicity by being featured in Chicago dailies. Its fame…
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Gothic Era and Neo-Gothic Exhibit
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othic Art is one of the most important developments in arts and architecture. This exhibit aims to open the doors to the medieval period which was hesitantly accepted by the Americans when Gothic movement was brought to the country by the immigrants.… The display will be divided into two. The first is composed of the works of Gothic Art in Europe and the…
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The Gothic Imagination
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Gothic imagination has an incredible generative power which catches the attention of numerous readers. … Gothic literature was named for the apparent influence of the dark gothic architecture of the period on the genre. Also, many of these Gothic tales took places in such "gothic" surroundings, sometimes a dark and stormy castle as shown in Mary Wollstoncraft…
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The Image of the Rural Pride as it Relates to the American Identity
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Running Head: ART HISTORY The Image 1 The Image of the Rural Pride as it Relates to the American Identity Name University Class The image of the rural pride as it relates to the American identity Introduction The most iconic imagery that has been repeated throughout the generations that concerns an image that reflects the American idealism that exists within the artistic work that has been done by American artists is that of the rural scene.…
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Grant Wood, How Painting Influenced his Life
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The essay analyzes Grant Wood's art. Grant Wood was a dynamic artist in the 20th century, best known for his masterpiece entitled ‘American Gothic.’ His paintings were not restricted to the use of watercolors and he often made use of ink, charcoal, lithography, metal, wood and other.… The essay "Grant Wood, How Painting Influenced his Life" discovers the art…
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Elements of gothic literature
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In the paper “Elements of Gothic literature” the author analyzes different elements of Gothic literature. Gothic literature is motivated by terror.  One of the basic elements of gothic literature is the setting. The literature is set on large old houses most of which are family estates.… The wild hunt is an old tale across northern,…
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Brooklyn Bridge, Joseph Stella, 1920
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The study analyzes Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella. The bridge was reproduced unfaithfully by the painter but she managed to produce a deft composition containing the most striking elements. Stella’s hellish-red at the bottom of the painting is juxtaposition against the heavenly blue.… Marin is famous for painting landscapes scenes in New England. In this…
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Comparing/ananlysis
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Now I perceive the picture more as being a complex of meaningful details, each playing its specific role for maintaining the message of the picture as a… Subsequently, it becomes clear that the painting is an incarnation of the American style of life. In my opinion, regardless of whether the picture was intended as a satire on the rural life, its rigidity, or…
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Final Compare-and-Contrast Research Paper (20th Century Art History)
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The works American Gothic, 1930, by Grant Wood, and Number 1 (Lavender Mist), 1950, by Jackson Pollock were painted only twenty years apart, yet they seem to be artworks created in different eras on different planets. Their initial difference is obvious, but because of their… Pollock’s dentist and his daughter posed for the literal portrait. It won a…
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Art
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The background of their home is a very striking factor in the painting. The man is holding a pitchfork with a stern look on his face. The woman in the painting is very reluctant to make any eye contact… The characters in the painting according to me are husband and wife but the painter confirmed that the painting is about a father and his daughter. (Guardian…
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GOTHIC AND TABOO
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Gothic pertains the use of architecture that is by using pointed arch and the ribbed vault. Stonework and excellent woodwork are by a progressive lightening of structure and ornamental gables. Histologists term it as… In England, it was marked by the vertical lines and a four-centered arch with fan vaulting and was between the 14th and the 15th centuries.…
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Essay
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in their book “The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching, Brief,” uses the line to depict the theme of dishonesty that is evident in the entire text. The boy who calls himself Pointer reveals that he never give his real identity in… Mrs. Hutchinson screams when men subject her into abusive harassment. She claims that there is no…
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A brave, new world what would it be; how would it look / Response paper
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The painting was on her sister and his dentist. Although the two models posed in different place they have been painted standing in front of an old house built in the American Gothic style. The painting depicts… The man and the woman in the painting appear unsatisfied with their roles. During that period, women were supposed to do domestic work while the men…
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3. How does Poe use setting as a Gothic element in The Fall of the House of Usher, William Wilson, and The Tell Tale Heart
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The American writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) has been celebrated as one of the important and innovative re-interpreters of the Gothic fiction and he makes use of setting as a central Gothic element in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “William Wilson,” and “The Tell… Thus, references to ‘a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year’, ‘clouds…
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Twentieth century art - artists/groups universal & national utopic points of view
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It is not a simple or straightforward conclusion. Art critics, students and casual observers often hit upon a meaning different to commonly held suppositions and theories. When a particular artist is… lance, American Gothic, by Grant Wood (1930), Fish Magic by Paul Klee (1925), The Human Condition by Rene Magritte (1934) and The Creation by Diego Rivera (1923)…
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Reviewing the Themes of Edgar Allan Poe through his Utilization of Language and Gothic Archetypes
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Edgar Allan Poe has been credited for creating the modern Gothic genre, which is clearly illustrated in his works, the poem “The Raven,” and his short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” … With that said, a close look will be taken into his works to define his development of Gothic archetypes, including the theme of madness and the irrationality of despair, through…
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Describe in writing the principle characteristics of temples of the ancient period (Greek or Roman) and cathedrals of the Gothic period in England or France (30
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It not only reflects the prevalent art form of the time but also presents a glimpse of the social, political and religious life. Of all the ancient civilisations of the world the Greek civilisation is known for its rich culture… From the early Greek temples to the Gothic cathedrals is a long and interesting journey for any art lover. It also unfolds the story…
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The Adventure of the German Student
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The Adventure of the German Student was written by Irving Washington (1783 - 1859). It is an example of early American Gothic Enlightenment. This short story is about Wolfgang, a German student's encounter with the woman in his dream. He unknowingly makes love to the ghost and seems to have committed necrophilia.… Wolfgang was so upset that he became insane…
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Applying for MA in English Literature
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Applying for MA in English Literature I am making an application regarding MA in English Literature because I do enjoy reading and I wish to widen my knowledge and my interpretations of a broad variety of texts. I am particularly attracted to the subject because of the way thoughts and truths are communicated in an artistic and applicable manner.…
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America became a culturally distinct place from England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Using information about decorative arts, architecture,
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Unlike Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, Americans do not have a trace of an English accent. Americans did not copy England in clothing, language, architecture,… One of the cultural differences that emerged between England and America was in speech. Americans no longer carry even a hint of a British accent. The Americans created a new unique form of…
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Gothic Cathedral
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The Gothic form of architecture spanned the period from the mid twelfth century to the sixteenth century. It originated in France, with the ambulatory of the abbey of St. Denis in Paris, built by Abbot Suger in… The characteristic architectural elements of the Gothic Cathedral are the rib vault, pointed arch, flying buttress, and large windows and decorative…
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Property & Possession
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Analysis of “The Fall of the House of Usher” is inspired by the historical accounts of concepts while putting Edgar Allan Poe resolutely within the disposition of time and place. This elucidation relies on an understanding of the trend of receptivity and emotional response… he House of Usher, there is an alteration on the expression of highly-sentimental…
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