Research Topic

April 21, 2010

How has the newly implemented FIG Score Code influenced scoring and start values of gymnastics routines?

How has affirmitive action influenced business during recessions?

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Interrupted Reading Pt. 2

April 7, 2010

Doing research on Interrupted Reading did not prove to be as difficult as was for the Girl With the Green Face.  With this assignment, I was able to simple use Google Scholars and Google Books to find text regarding the painting.  When I used quotation marks around the title of the painting, it helped narrow the search down to more specific connections to the painting, and articles that was written about it.  I also consulted the DePaul University Library Online Catalog, which listed several sources that had some information regarding the painting that I was researching.

     Although not much has been written too in depth about the painting, I was still able to grasp a sense of what it is about.  I believe that Corot was trying to show the simplistic beauty of his subject.  By using very natural colors and attention to details, he captured the essence of who this woman is.  Based on her posture and clothing, it appears that she is a woman of the upper class, who is probably more educated than other women during this time.  She appears to be in deep thought, seriously focusing on an important issue.  It also looks as if maybe the woman isn’t the most satisfied with her life, based on her facial expression.  She looks somewhat depressed and to be contemplating a way out.  The way the lighting is painted in this portrait is also of significance.  The background appears to be rather dim but as it gets closer to the woman, the light gets brighter, creating a sort of shadow.  I feel that there is a great contrast of light and dark areas in this painting, which helps create a mood seen in the portrait.

Interrupted Reading

April 7, 2010

Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille. (2008). In The Columbia Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy1.lib.depaul.edu/entry/columency/corot_jean_baptiste_camille

This short article suggests that Jean Baptiste was a reknowned artist who first began by painting portraits of landscapes with unique colors.  The writer discusses the ways in which Corot traveled in order to capture picturesque landscapes.  Because Corot was known as primarily painting landscapes, the writes also mentions the few portraits Corot did of people using delicate light.  Because of its detail to Corot’s early background, this article would be helpful to those who need information on Corot’s early career.

“Camille Corot.” NNDB tracking the entire world n. pag. Web. 4 Apr 2010. http://www.nndb.com/people/579/000086321/.

This article claims that Corot was a man of great honor, whose attention to the small details and precision was what helped make is pieces so influential.  The author first begins with Corot’s background information then focuses on the various aspects of his  career and how he developed his artwork.  Because Corot was highly praised for his attention to light, his pieces continue to influence the art world today, being an artist whose style is constantly being studied.  This article is intended for academic purposes as well as those needing to understand the type of artist Corot was.

Corot, Jean-Baptiste Camille (1796-1875). (2009). In The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather guide. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy1.lib.depaul.edu/entry/heliconhe/corot_jean_baptiste_camille_1796_1875

This article focuses on the styling and creative works of Corot and how he approached such works.  The author immediately begins describing they way in which Corot’s painting were viewed as unique because of his attention to lighting in landscape and how how he used colors to distinctively distinguish.  Because Corot was one of the first to use light as his defining point, his landscape and portraits clearly defined his career as a significant and talented artist, who was praised by his peers and collegues.  Those who are curious to the specifics of Corot’s different types of art and paintings would greatly benefit from this article.

Girl With Green Face

March 31, 2010

I found it a bit difficult finding information regarding the painting itself but was able to find information on the artist.  The painter was know for his use of bold colors and expression.  He was also acknowledge for primarily painting heads in various colors.  I believe the painting is to showcase the beauty in typically un-beautiful objects because of its bold colors and its unsual focus.  It shows how beauty can be accepted at different angles.

For the primary source I consulted the Art Institute. http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/79588#addtopc

For the secondary source I consulted the Amica Library. http://www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico549738-5445.html

For the tertiary source I consulted the Britannica Biography. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/301856/Alexey-von-Jawlensky

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