Compare and contrast The Kiss by Gustave Klimt to WHAAM! By Roy Lichtenstein – An ‘Isms’ Overview

Gustave Klimt's "The Kiss" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Artwork: WHAAM!" are both celebrated paintings that have made significant contributions to the art world. While Klimt's work emerged during the height of the Viennese Secession movement, Lichtenstein's piece marked a pivotal moment in the Pop Art movement in America. Despite belonging to different periods and artistic movements, … Continue reading Compare and contrast The Kiss by Gustave Klimt to WHAAM! By Roy Lichtenstein – An ‘Isms’ Overview

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Inherited Halloweens – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Inheriting Halloween decorations, boxes of memories from Halloweens past, brimming with tales of terror and delight, echoing the screams of frightened children and the giggles of giddy trick-or-treaters. Each item a relic of cherished nights, ghosts and goblins frozen in time, capturing the skeletal visages that once prowled the streets on All Hallows' Eve. Their … Continue reading Inherited Halloweens – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Compare and contrast Untitled (mirrored cubes) by Robert Morris to Bauhaus Building by Walter Gropius – An ‘Isms’ Overview

The field of modernist architecture is characterized by innovation, abstraction, and an emphasis on functionality. Both Robert Morris' Untitled (Mirrored Cubes) and Walter Gropius' Bauhaus Building are exemplary manifestations of these principles. While one is a temporary installation and the other a permanent structure, they share fundamental elements that have had a lasting impact on … Continue reading Compare and contrast Untitled (mirrored cubes) by Robert Morris to Bauhaus Building by Walter Gropius – An ‘Isms’ Overview

Growing – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

In my dreams, I am trapped In a nightmare of decay Fungi slowly grow within me A creeping, crawling paralysis  It starts in my brain, a fuzzy haze As the spores take hold and multiply I feel them spreading, seeping down Into my joints, where they ache I can feel them multiplying Their growth is … Continue reading Growing – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Compare and contrast Die Fahne Hoch! By Frank Stella to K VII by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy – An ‘Isms’ Overview

The art world of the 20th century witnessed the emergence of various artistic movements that challenged traditional norms and conventions. Minimalism (a sub-ism of Abstract Expressionism) and Modernism (a similar ism to Constructivism) were two influential movements that sought to redefine the boundaries of artistic expression. Frank Stella's "Die Fahne Hoch!" and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's "K … Continue reading Compare and contrast Die Fahne Hoch! By Frank Stella to K VII by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy – An ‘Isms’ Overview

Greying Wisps – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

I stand rooted here, eye level with the firmament, a distant witness to the majesty above. The clouds, they drift and dance, fluffy and light, grey and white, a perfect contrast to the blue. I am far in the distance, but I see it all, as the world around me slows. The noise of life, … Continue reading Greying Wisps – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Compare and contrast Large Black Landscape by Jean Dubuffet to Radiant Baby by Keith Haring – An ‘Isms’ Overview

Jean Dubuffet and Keith Haring emerged as influential artists in the 20th century, challenging conventional notions of art and its relationship with society. Dubuffet's "Large Black Landscape" and Haring's "Radiant Baby" exemplify their distinct artistic visions and reflect their engagement with socio-political issues. Through an analysis of formal qualities, artistic techniques, and socio-political contexts, this … Continue reading Compare and contrast Large Black Landscape by Jean Dubuffet to Radiant Baby by Keith Haring – An ‘Isms’ Overview

Ghostly Stones – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Ancient stones of marble and granite, barely upright over the souls they've known, erected to remember, but more often forgotten, faded by sun, stained by pollution and rain. Their surfaces marred by time's non-judgemental hand, etched with memories, but barely still stand, bearing witness to the ghosts of old, anchored to bones six feet below. … Continue reading Ghostly Stones – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

Compare and contrast Monsieur Plume with Creases in his Trousers (Portrait of Henri Michaux) by Jean Dubuffet to Mental Asylum Band-Corpse (from the cradle to the grave, Book 4, p. 203) by Adolf Wolfli – An ‘Isms’ Overview

This paper aims to analyze and compare two distinct paintings, Jean Dubuffet's "Monsieur Plume with Creases in his Trousers (Portrait of Henri Michaux)" and Adolf W├Âlfli's "Art Artwork: Mental Asylum Band-Corpse (from the cradle to the grave, Book 4, p. 203)." Despite being created in different historical periods, these artworks share common themes related to … Continue reading Compare and contrast Monsieur Plume with Creases in his Trousers (Portrait of Henri Michaux) by Jean Dubuffet to Mental Asylum Band-Corpse (from the cradle to the grave, Book 4, p. 203) by Adolf Wolfli – An ‘Isms’ Overview

A Bit of Goldsworthy and Adams – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind

The sun bears down through thick leaves on this dry day, As I wander through a small suburban wood, Looking for the fallen and desiccated trees, That might emulate the land art of Goldsworthy. I seek the signature of creative chaos, The kind that only Mother Nature can deliver, And as I walk, I feel … Continue reading A Bit of Goldsworthy and Adams – Monochromes in a Colourful Mind