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Artist for Paper

  1. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    I'm taking an art class, and I'm trying to decide what artist is the best one to write a paper on. I have to write some background and history of the artist, as well as how that incorporates into any themes in his/her artwork.

    Have any ideas? I'm free to any suggestions. I'd like someone who's not a an obvious choice, like Picasso or Andy Warhol, but not someone that is buried deep in history that would be hard to research.

    I believe Western artists are preferred, but non-Western artists can be approved by the professor if he chooses.

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      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Norman Rockwell
      Alberto Vargas

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Claude Monet..? maybe

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    How about American Homer Winslow? Can't go wrong  with him dear.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    Try Wassily Kandinsky - a founder of the Bauhaus in the 20's in Germany.

    1. sunforged profile image66
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      my favorite painter

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile

    2. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was going to say the same! smile

      http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/

  4. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Some of the really fun artists to read and write about are:

      Any of The Futurists, The futurist manifesto is ripe for review
      (and my favorite art movement)

       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurism

      Paul Gauguin is a good story, everyone knows van gogh but interactions between gauguin and van gogh are not so well known, but are surprisingly well documented through their letters

      http://www.vangoghletters.org/vg/quickg … l?redirect


    For an easy write on working life into art: georgia O'keefe, but maybe a little on the popular side, but i dont think her background/life story is to "obvious'..at least it wasnt to me, before art history classes

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_O%27Keeffe

  5. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    William Blake is extremely interesting, and there is a lot of information available - He was a very complicated man. smile

    If you want something from leftfield, my sister completed a dissertation on the wall murals painted in Northern Ireland during the troubles. Not sure if that fits your description - it is hard to track down specific artists wink

  6. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I'll throw mine in - he's surealist but I love his work, even though it's strange and often visually disturbing. He's also not just a painter. Anyway - H.R. Giger

    He's certainly interesting.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I love Giger big_smile

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We have a few things in common sufi *nods*

        We're weirdies big_smile

        1. Sufidreamer profile image80
          Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          'Tis true, but then I am your sockpuppet, after all.

          I don't know if you heard of the Giger 'Penis Landscape' case - The Dead Kennedys were taken for court for including a copy with their album. big_smile

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Kenne … rosecution

          1. frogdropping profile image84
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh Gods - go on, start another quiet mumbling about 'who is' the frog. I have so many me's I forget who I am, what day of the week we're on and whether I'm male or female. A puzzle in the morning when sometimes Im running my hands through my tangled mop (woman thing) or should be running my hand through my tangled mop (man thing) and have a good scratch at the same time wink

            Thanks for the link BTW.

            I hope one of us has helped anyway. Meaning Whitney smile

  7. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Guys you've definitely given me a place to start.

    It looks like most of the artists have been non-Westerners. Some are in the book, but not in the university edition (meaning the special university edition that I had to buy is missing half of the original book). I have to ask about those.

    I'm sort of leaning towards Wassily Kandinsky, Umberto Boccioni, and William Blake. Blake isn't in the index, but the other two are, meaning Kandinsky and Boccioni were both in the original version of the book.

 
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