For The Love of Art

What is the overall point of a 9-5? I mean, of course the obvious….to pay the bills. But, what about the fact that you have to actually “prepare a legitimate “meal” because you’re going to be away for THAT long?”(words of truth from my boyfriend) Or the fact that you spend a majority of yourContinue reading “For The Love of Art”

The Exquisite Beauty of Painting

         Painting is an element of self-expression that forms a path for revealing the interior of one’s mind, body, and spirit. Bernard Berenson, an American art critic and writer stated, “Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.” (Mim, M.Y. “The Difference Between Great and AdequateContinue reading “The Exquisite Beauty of Painting”

Allan Ramsay, An Analysis

        Allan Ramsay, a Scottish portrait painter in the 18th century, had a unique style of painting. A majority of Ramsay’s work revealed many important elements, which reflected the royal society and beliefs of the 18th century. Most of which, was inspired by numerous Italian and French painters such as his goodContinue reading “Allan Ramsay, An Analysis”

My recent discovery of fluid painting

So, I’ve recently made a technical, yet highly addictive new discovery of fluid painting. By the sights of it, it seems as though this wonderful method of painting has been experimented with for quite a while now. However, it has become more and more popular. I have to say so myself…it is fun, but doesContinue reading “My recent discovery of fluid painting”

“The Photographic Message”

         Roland Barthes’ semiotic theory focuses on a structured system of signs, specifically photographs, as social phenomena. His theory emphasizes how these signs are codes of cultural knowledge and ideologies. In order to fully comprehend all of the implied meanings in an image, one must understand the cultural background that is revealed toContinue reading ““The Photographic Message””

Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers

Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers       Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis, two 20th century documentary photographers, captured photographs of the living conditions and everyday life struggles of immigrants and lower class families in New York City. Living in New York, they became fascinated with the everyday lifestyles of people around them, bothContinue reading “Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers”

Response on Truth and Photography

“…but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it.” – Jerry L. Thompson    In response to the article, “Truth and Photography”, I believeContinue reading “Response on Truth and Photography”

Formal Analysis: Queen Charlotte With Prince George and Prince Frederick

     Queen Charlotte With Prince George and Prince Frederick is an 18th century, 249×162 cm oil painting on canvas, that hangs on the wall of the Baltimore Museum of Art, in their European art collection. Mrs. P.B. Key Daingerfield gave the painting to the Baltimore Museum of Art, in memory of her parents GeneralContinue reading “Formal Analysis: Queen Charlotte With Prince George and Prince Frederick”

Human Connection with Nature

     For centuries, humans have dominated the earth, gradually altering the naturalistic aspect of nature, therefore forming a materialistic and artificialized society.    What is this thing we call a society? Is it made to change our perception of how we should truly live life freely as humans? The society that we have createdContinue reading “Human Connection with Nature”

Illustrating a Narrative: My Analysis

Luke 1:35 – And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.                      Continue reading “Illustrating a Narrative: My Analysis”