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2014 Arts and Humanities Artists and Their Works

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The Burghers of Calais
Rodin. Late 19th Century Sculpture. Bronze
Perseus With the Head of Medusa
Bronze sculpture by Cellini
L'Absinthe
Degas 1876
Bronze
What material did Benvenuto Cellini and Auguste Rodin use in their respective sculptures Perseus With the Head of Medusa and The Burghers of Calais?
L'Absinthe
A café interior showing a disheveled man and a central melancholy female sitting behind a glass of green liquor.
Edgar Degas
Artist who painted the Dance Class who was known for his depictions of ballerinas, horse races, cafes
Edouard Manet
1832-1883, Pre-impressionist, did not try to make much social commentary through his works (although he did a little with commentary on the upper classes), liked japanese art, used real people in his paintings, used lots of simple colors and eliminated middle tones
Claude Monet
19th - French painter, founder of Impressionist school, great landscapes, Water Lily paintings
Claude Monet
1840-1926; French. Impressionism. Used light, shadow, and colors effectively. Regattas at Argenteuil.
Edgar Degas
A nineteenth-century French painter and sculptor. Among his preferred subjects were ballet dancers and scenes of cafe life.
Berthe Morisot
(January 14, 1841 - March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters.
Berthe Morisot
First female impressionist painter
Andy Warhol
An American commercial illustrator and artist famous for his Campbell's soup painting. He was the founder of the pop-art movement, which like all other art movements in history reflected something back on the present society.
Andy Warhol
1928-1987) US painter, graphic artist, and filmmaker; A major exponent of pop art, he achieved fame for a series of silkscreen prints and acrylic paintings of familiar objects (such as Campbell's soup cans) and famous people (such as Marilyn Monroe), that are treated with objectivity and precision.
Roy Lichtenstein
He exhibited his painting entitled 'Blam!' base on a comic book cartoon in 1962.
Roy Lichtenstein
Pop artist who took comic book imagery and recreated them on such a large scale that the pattern of dots used to print them was made massive
Jasper Johns
Artist who created a series of works featuring common items like flags, numbers, maps, letters
Jasper Johns
American Flag pop art
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
was a Flemish painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. Genre Art
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Flemish painter who was skilled in painting village squares, landscapes, skating scenes, and peasants at work, had an expert eye for detail.
Peter Paul Rubens
- Paintings characterized by nude and "ample" women
Peter Paul Rubens
1. This artist depicted a salamander beside the decapitated head of Medusa in one painting. His self-portraits include one in which he is holding hands with his first wife in a honeysuckle bower, and another in which he is dancing with his second wife at their wedding. Men on horses attack the titular creature while a dog grapples with a crocodile in one of his paintings. This artist of The (*) Garden of Love included a huge mass of people on the left and figures struggling with a horse on the right in another work. This artist of Hippopotamus Hunt and Rape of the Sabine Women showed the title figure being born and disembarking a ship at Marseille with her husband Henry IV in two paintings of his cycle depicting Marie de' Medici. name this Flemish Baroque painter known for his voluptuous nudes
Rembrandt
This man was a great Dutch artist of the 1600's. He painted portraits of middle class citizens. he used sharp contrast of light and dark to draw attention to his focus. he is the most well known artist of the 1600's.
Rembrandt
The Night Watch
Jan Vermeer
Artist fascinated with the effects of light and dark. Chose domestic indoor settings for his portraits. Chose women doing familiar activities as pouring milk or reading a letter.
Jan Vermeer
Attentive to the effect of natural light on color and to the geometric qualities of objects in the Dutch home, this artist also used these objects as symbols to articulate the scenes pictured in his paintings; often featured women, usually in the midst of some sort of cultured activity
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Painted six sightless figures walking into a ditch in The Blind Leading the Blind
Piet Mondrian
Dutch painter whose work (intersecting lines at right angles and planes in primary colors) influenced the development of abstract art (1872-1944)
Piet Mondrian
A Dutch-born twentieth-century artist known for his geometric paintings characterized by perpendicular lines and planes of pure primary colors. Influenced by cubism, he created a style called
Jackson Pollock
A twentieth-century American painter, famous for creating abstract paintings by dripping or pouring paint on a canvas in complex swirls and spatters.
Jackson Pollock
(1912-1956) Leading Abstract Expressionist artists; works exemplify gestural abstraction; best known action paintings include Lavender Mist and Autumn Rhythm Number 30
Willem de Kooning
Early in his career and too poor to buy artists' pigments, he used black and white predominately in such works as (*) Black Friday, Light in August, and Excavation
Willem de Kooning
a gestural abstractionist used slashing brush strokes and agitated application of pigment. Often he would scrape off the pigment and begin again. Known for Pink Lady and Woman series
Albrecht Durer
Famous Northern Renaissance artist, he often used woodcutting along with Italian Renaissance techniques like proportion, perspective and modeling. (Knight Death, and Devil; Four Apostles)
Albrecht Durer
In one engraving by this artist, a skull sits beside a sign bearing the date 1513 and the artist's initials. In that same engraving, two of the title figures ride on horseback, one carrying an hourglass and the other a spear, while the third title figure follows on foot and has the head of a goat. Name this German Renaissance master who created Knight, Death, and the Devil, whose other engravings include St. Jerome in Study and Melancolia .
The Night Cafe
1888, Van Gogh, perspective deliberately tilted and extreme for a sense of claustrophobia, reds and greens to symbolize a place of emptiness and desperation
The Night Cafe
A clock in the background of this painting indicates it is 10 to 15 minutes past midnight. Four hanging lamps illuminate the scene, in which five customers at green tables pushed up against the side walls frame a central billiards table. Name this painting depicting a low-class dining establishment in late evening, a work by Vincent van Gogh
Painted The Night Cafe
van Gogh
Rauschenberg
Which artist was known for combines such as Black Market 1961 which incorporated painting, photography, and sculpture?
Rauschenberg
This artist's time at Black Mountain College led to him working as a set designer for productions of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. This man used solvent to transfer photos from newspaper to canvas; earlier works simply and directly integrated found objects. name this artist known for creating "combine" paintings.
The Night Watch
A drummer peers in from the right edge of this painting, while on the left a man dressed in red stands in front of a crouching, brightly-illuminated woman, who has a dead chicken hanging from her belt. The mostly-black attire of its central figure is accented by a white neck ruff and a brilliant red sash, and he stands next to a man in yellow. Name this large painting of a military company preparing to move out, a work by Rembrandt.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian painter, engineer, musician, and scientist. The most versatile genius of the Renaissance, he filled notebooks with engineering and scientific observations that were in some cases centuries ahead of their time. As a painter he is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503).
Leonardo Da Vinci
This artist's pupil Salai [suh-LYE] may have inspired a painting in which a seductively smiling man with a tilted head points upwards with his right hand. That portrait ostensibly depicts John the Baptist, who is also depicted in a painting which derives its name from its unusual craggy background. Name this artist of the Virgin of the Rocks, who may also have used sfumato to create an enigmatic smile in his Mona Lisa.
Jackson Pollock
An American Saga, this man's biography, earned Steven Naifeh [NAY-fee] and Gregory White Smith a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. A Cody, Wyoming, native, he popularized abstract expressionism with action painting technique. Which artist painted Blue Poles and Lavender Mist?
Edgar Degas
This painter's interest in horse racing led to works such as Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen Jockey and Before the Race. That interest in bodies in motion is also reflected in his best-known subjects, a fourteen-year old one of which he sculpted. He painted, almost entirely in shades of grey, a certain "rehearsal." Name this French Impressionist known for his numerous paintings of ballet dancers.
Rubens
Another feat depicted by this artist involves turban-wearing men on horseback attacking the title creature, which itself straddles a crocodile and crushes a man lying beneath it. This artist depicted three goddesses with their arms around each other in one work, and in a similar pair of works, he painted a man holding a golden apple out in front of three voluptuous women. Name this painter of The Hippopotamus Hunt, The Three Graces, and The Judgment of Paris, a Flemish master of the Baroque.
Mondrian
He's not Picasso or Braque, but this artist's Still Life with Gingerpot represents an experiment with cubism. This painter of Composition 2, in Red, Blue, and Yellow co-founded the art journal De Stijl [day STYLE]. Name this artist whose "neo-plastic works such as Broadway Boogie-Woogie consist of straight black lines that demarcate rectangles of primary colors.
Bruegel the Elder
This artist used a tavern and a church as metaphors for secular and religious life in his The Fight Between Carnival and Lent. That painting, like his Peasant Wedding and Peasant Dance, is a depiction of contemporary rural life. Name this Dutch Renaissance artist who portrayed numerous common folk sayings in his Netherlandish Proverbs.