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  1. page Building Steven's Universe edited ... The artistic medium of animation and cartoons is one that is often neglected and even shunned …
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    The artistic medium of animation and cartoons is one that is often neglected and even shunned in the mind of the general public as childish drivel. Many seem to think this because cartoons are unlike fine art in their form and don't deserve the same scrutiny that other mediums receive. This is a cultural disappointment, as there are trained artists who come together to build entire animated worlds and fill them with wholesome, multi-faceted characters that deal with very real situations and themes that are relevant to most people, especially children and those that are coming of age. Countless animated films--often those produced by big studios like Disney and Pixar--have been created in the past that can be described similarly, as well as several TV show series like Recess from the late 1990s and Avatar the Last Airbender from the 2000s. All of these animated works can be analyzed and observed as to what made them so popular and enjoyable, which is proof in itself that animation--particularly cartoon TV series--can be considered as art! One particular Cartoon Network series that has been on the rise for the past three years is up to par with the quality cartoons of the past, but also has something new to offer in the world of animated media.
    {http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/CARTOON/site/Images/i75/steven_560x230.png}
    Steven Universe (SU) centers around
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    seems to sound, Steven Universecome across as, SU contains less
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    it. And Steven UniverseSU does seem
    her brother, who conveniently works on the show with her as a background designer!
    {http://65.media.tumblr.com/3c86979a133951a7e975324069f1f506/tumblr_n2t83hMGjC1smn4pqo5_1280.jpg} Episode: Onion Trade
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    All lot of time and care is put into creating these digitally painted landscapes and interiors, and it shows! Background artists create the spaces that the characters will exist and move around on and (in my opinion) make some of the best artwork on the show. The gentle but clean line art works beautifully with soft, watercolor-like hues in friendly palettes to create a positive and pleasant effect on the viewer. Large areas of the drawings, like the sky, are rendered in soft, rounded streaks and shapes that give the illusion of glowy clouds. These are some desktop worthy backgrounds here, folks.
    {http://67.media.tumblr.com/444cb53d6754f608523b31f21eb83497/tumblr_mvt4dfUVx71smn4pqo9_1280.jpg} Episode: Gem Glow
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    world of Steven UniverseSU is brought
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    these give Steven UniverseSU its "musical
    So if Steven the character was inspired by Sugar's real life younger brother, where was the inspiration drawn for the three remaining Crystal Gems? Not surprisingly, from Sugar's own ways that she is (or aspires to be) in her brother's life. Reckless but lovable Amethyst represents how she feels totally comfortable around him, enough to be messy and make silly jokes. Pearl is the animated embodiment of Sugar's tendency to be overprotective of her younger brother, while the "strong and silent" archetype gem, Garnet, is what
    Sugar wishes she could be for him.
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    {http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/a/a3/Watsonandtheshark-original.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/605?cb=20141031060444}
    Additionally, the Golden Ratio of composition was found in a shot from the April Fool's episode "Say Uncle". Although it is not a specific art history reference, it is a composition used by classical painters and still used today throughout various visual media.However, Liu, who storyboarded the episode, stated that it was only by coincidence that the Golden Ratio appears in this shot. {http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/942/636/91c.png}
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    well rounded and function wellwonderfully off one
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    episode that the show's team knows are relevant
    {http://66.media.tumblr.com/aff5a3497998dfe5f9388b0b377407a8/tumblr_mvk2gqpcwj1r9626to1_500h.jpg} Sky Pan- Layout by Steven Sugar
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  2. page Building Steven's Universe edited ... All lot of time and care is put into creating these digitally painted landscapes and interiors…
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    All lot of time and care is put into creating these digitally painted landscapes and interiors, and it shows! Background artists create the spaces that the characters will exist and move around on and (in my opinion) make some of the best artwork on the show. The gentle but clean line art works beautifully with soft, watercolor-like hues in friendly palettes to create a positive and pleasant effect on the viewer. Large areas of the drawings, like the sky, are rendered in soft, rounded streaks and shapes that give the illusion of glowy clouds. These are some desktop worthy backgrounds here, folks.
    {http://67.media.tumblr.com/444cb53d6754f608523b31f21eb83497/tumblr_mvt4dfUVx71smn4pqo9_1280.jpg} Episode: Gem Glow
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    in a somewhat "8-bit" video game/fantasy hybridgame soundtrack.
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    the way characteran interaction between a few characters could have
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    Universe its musical theater"musical theater" element.
    So if Steven the character was inspired by Sugar's real life younger brother, where was the inspiration drawn for the three remaining Crystal Gems? Not surprisingly, from Sugar's own ways that she is (or aspires to be) in her brother's life. Reckless but lovable Amethyst represents how she feels totally comfortable around him, enough to be messy and make silly jokes. Pearl is the animated embodiment of Sugar's tendency to be overprotective of her younger brother, while the "strong and silent" archetype gem, Garnet, is what
    Sugar wishes she could be for him.
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    {http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/a/a3/Watsonandtheshark-original.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/605?cb=20141031060444}
    Additionally, the Golden Ratio of composition was found in a shot from the April Fool's episode "Say Uncle". Although it is not a specific art history reference, it is a composition used by classical painters and still used today throughout various visual media.However, Liu, who storyboarded the episode, stated that it was only by coincidence that the Golden Ratio appears in this shot. {http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/942/636/91c.png}
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    to spoil andany major plot
    {http://66.media.tumblr.com/aff5a3497998dfe5f9388b0b377407a8/tumblr_mvk2gqpcwj1r9626to1_500h.jpg} Sky Pan- Layout by Steven Sugar
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Wednesday, June 15

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Monday, June 13

  1. page Muses of Leonardo Da Vinci edited Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man ... a “Renaissance man" (1). man". Gifted of …

    Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man
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    Throughout the history, artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, have been inspired by the presence of certain other people in their lives that motivated them to do their masterpieces, these are called muses. They are the source of style and image, who has the power to captivate and influence the artist. They aid the artists in their creation of masterpieces and artists harness energy from them that ultimately results into a magnum opus. {http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/images/vitruvian.jpg}
    Da Vinci has mastered in painting beautiful ladies as his muses, and for some, they are deemed to be very mysterious till to this day. Each of them have different stories, yet they possessed the characteristics of da Vinci's proficient techniques in art. With the help of perspective and other realistic elements, Leonardo da Vinci tried to recreate true presentations of life. He desired to paint realistically, a bold and fresh notion, especially in a culture previously surrounded by highly figurative religious paintings.
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    According to Louvre Curator Jean Pierre Cuzin, "Art critics call attention to the painting's mystery and harmony,""But the first art historians to describe it emphasized its striking realism, pointing out 'the lips that smile' and 'the eyes that shine.'" Giorgio Vasari, for example, wrote in his early biography of da Vinci, Lives of the Painters: "As art may imitate nature, she does not appear to be painted, but truly of flesh and blood. On looking closely at the pit of her throat, one could swear that the pulses were beating."
    Lady with Ermine
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    Duke of Milan).Milan. Renaissance women
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    Beatrice d'Este.
    The
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    later addition.
    Speculation also exists over whether this painting is partially or entirely by Leonardo, or possibly by Ambrogio da Predis or Boltraffio.
    Lady with The Ermine has been heavily over painted. The entire background was darkened, her dress below the ermine was retouched and a transparent veil being worn by the woman was repainted to match the color of her hair. The result of this last retouching has been to give the appearance that her hair reaches down and underneath her chin. Yet another change was the addition of dark shadows between the fingers of her right hand, a close look at the bottom two fingers shows they are quite inferior to the others after an unknown restorer repainted them. An x-ray of this painting revealed the presence of a door in the original background.
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    {http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/ermine.jpg} "Lady of Ermine" Czartoryski Museum, Cracow

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    to enhance,as needed—aneeded, a woman’s attractiveness
    Why was this young woman’s likeness painted? One possibility is that the commission was occasioned by her betrothal. Ginevra married Luigi Niccolini in 1474. Another likelihood reflects a cultural phenomenon of the Italian Renaissance period—platonic love affairs between well-mannered gentlemen and ladies. Such affairs, often conducted from afar, focused on effusive literary expressions that displayed the courtier’s and lady’s sophistication.
    Ginevra is known to have had several admirers who composed poetry in her honor and entreated her to share own verse with them. Among them was Lorenzo de’Medici, whose elite family was known for its art patronage. Even more significant to Ginevra was Bernardo Bembo, the Venetian ambassador to Florence. It may have been he who commissioned her portrait to celebrate, and substitute for, the object of his admiration and esteem. The painting’s reverse side, Wreath of Laurel, Palm, and Juniper with a Scroll inscribed Virtutem Forma Decorat, is an image of Ginevra’s emblem or impresa and offers another kind of “portrait.” The central juniper, ginepro in Italian, a cognate of Ginevra’s name and thus her symbol, also represents chastity. The palm (right) stands for moral virtue, while the laurel (left) indicated artistic or literary inclinations. Palm and laurel also appear in Bembo’s emblem, and infrared examination of the painting’s layers has also revealed Bembo’s motto, Virtus et honor (virtue and honor), painted beneath Ginevra’s scrolling motto which encircles all three elements and means “Beauty adorns virtue.”
    An early work, completed when Leonardo was 21, the painting shows an incipient genius and was revolutionary in the history of painting. One of Leonardo’s contemporaries wrote that he “painted Ginevra d’Amerigo Benci with such perfection that it seemed to be not a portrait but Ginevra herself.” Its lifelike and forthright portrayal broke with conventions of earlier Renaissance portraiture of women, including a preference for the more detached profile view. Ginevra de’ Benci is one of the first known three-quarter-view portraits in Italian art. She eyes the viewer directly. The planes of her face subtly modeled, she may have “come to life” before viewers in a fashion more vivid than any other painting they had seen before.
    {https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Leonardo_da_Vinci,_Ginevra_de'_Benci,_1474-78.png} "Ginevra de'Benci" {https://www.nga.gov/kids/ginevrafingerprintcompar800.jpg} Detail of "Ginevra de'Benci"
    Sources:
    1. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/230334
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  2. page Art in the sixties edited ... (1968) Donald Judd was also a minimalist painter. He did not experiment with three-dimensiona…
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    Donald Judd was also a minimalist painter. He did not experiment with three-dimensional media until later in his life. The same thoughts of form and space were questioned in his paintings and sculptures. This woodcut is one of his most famous and it shows his belief that printmaking is as serious as an art form as any other.
    Sources:
    http://www.artsconnected.org/collection/118487/art-in-the-1960s?print=true
    https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-iconic-artists-and-movements-of-the-1960s
    http://www.theartstory.org/movement-pop-art.htm
    http://www.biography.com/people/roy-lichtenstein-9381678
    http://www.biography.com/people/andy-warhol-9523875
    http://www.theartstory.org/movement-minimalism.htm
    Extra:

    "I've always thought of Fluxus as remarkable for its offering of collaboration with so-called ordinary people as well as Fluxus artists."
    -Alison Knowles
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  3. page Goya and political art edited ... This art work by Francisco de Goya is also one of the French Revolution, in the piece Goya sho…
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    This art work by Francisco de Goya is also one of the French Revolution, in the piece Goya shows French soldiers cutting a spaniard in half. He titled this piece What More Can Be Done, clearly intended for the viewers to show them what cruelty man was capable of. This piece shows how the hatred toward the spaniards from the french resulted in such abuse. People weren't aware of what was happening during the french revolution because they didn't care about the people who were getting persecuted. Goya used this painting to bring knowledge to those people and when he did this lots of them got involved and tried to help. Without Goya's artwork many more spaniards would have been persecuted without annoyed knowing or even caring about it. Goya made sure that people knew the cruelty and abuse that was happening during the French revolution, especially with this artwork. Notice that the French soldiers have no eyes almost like they're sole less, and they aren't human.
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  4. page Muses of Leonardo Da Vinci edited ... Speculation also exists over whether this painting is partially or entirely by Leonardo, or po…
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    Speculation also exists over whether this painting is partially or entirely by Leonardo, or possibly by Ambrogio da Predis or Boltraffio.
    Lady with The Ermine has been heavily over painted. The entire background was darkened, her dress below the ermine was retouched and a transparent veil being worn by the woman was repainted to match the color of her hair. The result of this last retouching has been to give the appearance that her hair reaches down and underneath her chin. Yet another change was the addition of dark shadows between the fingers of her right hand, a close look at the bottom two fingers shows they are quite inferior to the others after an unknown restorer repainted them. An x-ray of this painting revealed the presence of a door in the original background.
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    painting the woman'swomayn's face and
    {http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/ermine.jpg} "Lady of Ermine" Czartoryski Museum, Cracow
    Ginevra de' Benci
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    4.http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-2/essays/lovers-case-studies/
    5.http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/female.html

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  5. page Muses of Leonardo Da Vinci edited Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man ... a “Renaissance man." (1) man" (1). Gifted …

    Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man
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    a “Renaissance man." (1)man" (1). Gifted of
    Throughout the history, artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, have been inspired by the presence of certain other people in their lives that motivated them to do their masterpieces, these are called muses. They are the source of style and image, who has the power to captivate and influence the artist. They aid the artists in their creation of masterpieces and artists harness energy from them that ultimately results into a magnum opus. {http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/images/vitruvian.jpg}
    Da Vinci has mastered in painting beautiful ladies as his muses, and for some, they are deemed to be very mysterious till to this day. Each of them have different stories, yet they possessed the characteristics of da Vinci's proficient techniques in art. With the help of perspective and other realistic elements, Leonardo da Vinci tried to recreate true presentations of life. He desired to paint realistically, a bold and fresh notion, especially in a culture previously surrounded by highly figurative religious paintings.
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    {http://digitalphotoalchemy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Mona_Lisa_original.jpg} Arguably the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, is characterized by the enigmatic and timeless smile of the woman in the half-portrait.
    Who was Mona Lisa? A burning question that scholars have debated on.
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    Princess
    to identify who was really was or who posed for Mona Lisa.
    It has been speculated that Princess
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    the masterpiece. It has even beenScholars also speculated that
    If the Giocondo family did indeed commission the painting, they never received it. For da Vinci, the Mona Lisa was forever a work in progress, as it was his attempt at perfection. Leonardo never parted with the painting. Today, the Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, secured behind bulletproof glass and regarded as a priceless national treasure seen by millions of visitors each year.
    Mona Lisa contains transitions between light and shade and sometimes between colors. Da Vinci blended everything without borders, his brush stokes so subtle, it's invisble to the naked eye. Mona Lisa's veil, hair and her skin are created with layers of transparent color making the lady's face glow.
    According to Louvre Curator Jean Pierre Cuzin, "Art critics call attention to the painting's mystery and harmony,""But the first art historians to describe it emphasized its striking realism, pointing out 'the lips that smile' and 'the eyes that shine.'" Giorgio Vasari, for example, wrote in his early biography of da Vinci, Lives of the Painters: "As art may imitate nature, she does not appear to be painted, but truly of flesh and blood. On looking closely at the pit of her throat, one could swear that the pulses were beating."

    Lady with Ermine
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    Ludovico Sforza (the,the Duke of
    The third theory is that the subject may have been La Belle Ferronniere, a nickname given to the mistress of Francis I of France. Though some support for this idea came from an inscription in the upper left-hand corner which reads LA BELE FERONIERE LEONARD DA VINCI, most experts now consider this to be incorrect. The inscription is not original, but is a later addition.
    Speculation also exists over whether this painting is partially or entirely by Leonardo, or possibly by Ambrogio da Predis or Boltraffio.
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