Inception directed Christopher Nolan was released in theaters in 2010. It was praised for its originality, cast, and special effects. Grossing at over $800 million with only a $160 million budget, it is easy to call it a success. The film also received numerous awards, including four Oscars. The movie is about a man who […]Read more "Inception – Dream Within Your Dreams"
Too often it seems that students are limited to artwork that can only be seen in a textbook or through a web browser. There are many master pieces that can only be truly experienced in person, and that is the emphasis of this post. How can a person truly understand a building from a view […]Read more "Art That Can Only Appreciated In Person – Post Modern Emphasis"
After the stock market crash of 1929 the United States along with the rest of the developed world was thrown into severe economic turmoil. The value of currency dropped, unemployment was at an epic high, and families could not support themselves. This period would later be coined the Great Depression. Through history the events of […]Read more "The Great Depression and Photography"
Impressionism, not my cup of tea… Perhaps one of the best well known female Impressionist artist of the 19th century would have to be Mary Stevenson Cassatt. Learning more about her, it is interesting to see how she was unique for her time because she was both a woman and an American. The United States […]Read more "Impressionism and Realism"
A Time of Change at the Cost of Many The classical era covers the 1700’s and had many different influences, from people to events. During the 1700’s two of most distinguished conflicts were both the American and French Revolutions. The American Revolution was a inspiring in that before this time no single colony or group of […]Read more "Viva La Revolution!"
The Renaissance was a time where the Catholic Church was losing influence and more importantly power. During this time the Protestant Reformation was attracting many people to its new ideals that included more importance on humanity and the ability of reading the Bible and interpreting the words as one saw them. The Church needed a […]Read more "Religion and Baroque Art"
The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger is painting that displays two men standing beside a collection of items that hold many different meanings. The piece was completed in 1533 most likely in England and was rumored to have been commissioned by Anne Boleyn. During the time the painting was created Henry V was in the […]Read more "A Look Into Renaissance Art"