3 Artists Research

1.Thomas Edison

Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He is credited with developing many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world.

I am interested to him becuase he is a great inventor in the world, and his invent- electric light bulb changes the way of life and work. I really want to know his story and dicover how did he get inspired and create these important products at that time.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

https://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349

2.Alberto Giacometti

Giacometti is aSwiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. He was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions about the human condition, as well as existential and phenomenological debates played a significant role in his work. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealistic influences in order to pursue a more deepened analysis of figurative compositions.

Last week  I went to Guggenheim Museum to appreciate the Exhibition form Giacometti. The sculpture and painting really impressed me. He was playing around the distance and perspective in his artworks, making these pieces so charming. These art works bring me  different feelings when I appreciate them in different angels or different distances. I am moved by the deep meaning and soul underneath his art works.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Giacometti

https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/giacometti

3. Pablo Picasso

Image result for Pablo PicassoPicasso  was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.Pablo Picasso, 1910, Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)

Picasso’s work is often categorized into periods: Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso’s work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles.

I most like his painting Las Meninas (Velazquez). It is a recreation of the painting Las Meninas painted by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, but Picasso painted it in really different way, and I really love it.

1280px-Las_Meninas,_by_Diego_Velázquez,_from_Prado_in_Google_Earth.jpgLas Meninas (Velazquez), Picasso, 1957MPB-70.462.jpgLas Meninas, Diego Velazquez, 1956

Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Meninas

https://www.pablopicasso.org/las-meninas.jsp

 

 

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