Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Senior Research Paper: Researching and Writing About Artists and Their Work

Overview and Steps 1-2

Overview: You will be choosing one artist, either from the following list or a contemporary artist (or 20th Century artist) of equal historic merit (he or she must have adequate primary and secondary source material from which to research). The research you gather will help you prove your thesis about specific pieces of art (1-5).

Choose an artist whose work you like, and even more importantly, who you think makes an interesting statement through his or her artwork that you think you can explain for about 10 pages.

Step 1: I have set up hyperlinks for about 40 artists. Spend the next 40 minutes or so choosing an artist that you would like to focus for the next few weeks. You will want to have a back-up choice or two for various reasons. I know a bit about each of these artists and have an idea of what you will face if you choose to research any of them. I’ll be around to answer questions. Enjoy.

For some of these artists, it is just as easy to do an image search.

Painters and Artists:

White Cube also has a good list of contemporary artists.

I chose these artists because they should be easy enough to find research on but have not been written on endlessly. If you have an artist in mind, I’d be happy to add it to the list.

Step 2: Post a Comment on which artist you want and why (brief). Check with me first. You can pick someone that is not on the list. I would also like you to hyperlink the title of an image that you like from the artist, so a quick minilesson:


Kevin Ta 5 said...Alright, here’s my quick mini lesson on how to hyperlink in comment boxes. Say you want to make a link like

this.

All you have to do is type the following into the comment box:

<"a href=http://www.google.com">"this"<"/a">

and get rid of the quotation marks. When you publish it, it will look like:

this

Replace the URL (making sure you have the http:// part) and the “this” and it’s as simple as that. Remember that the Preview button is your friend. Hope that helps.

68 comments:

Mr. G said...

testing with a Rothko

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DuyH7 said...

JerryUelsmann house

This picture draws my attention because I am a fan of pictures that lack color. Jerry Uelsmann creates an image that lacks color but tells a story. This house on the tree symbolizes a strong foundation and a strong root the meaning behind this image fascinates me.

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anthony_a7 said...

The artist I chose to do my research on is Francis Bacon. I chose Francis Bacon because his art work is dark and seems to be smudged. I like this picture because it doesn’t say that all art work has to be bright and happy. His paintings are like smudged and seem to fade and I though it was pretty interesting. Also his paintings seem there’s a lot going on.


Francis Bacon, Painting

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MeiC P7 said...

The artist that I have chosen is Gerhard Ritcher. I chose him because I love his photo paintings, which look like a "photo" but it is a painting with oil on canvas. The picture that I have chosen is Sleeper (Barbara), by looking at the texture and pattern I can't believe that it is not a photo but a painting. It is really amazing, and every single part is painted to be like a real photo, the hair, the ear and the earring, I can't find anything that can make me believe that it is not a photo.

Kristy said...

The artist that I have chosen is Larry Rivers one of Larry Rivers paintings that immediately caught my attention is Golden Oldies. I’m influenced by Larry Rivers because he doesn’t use plain original colors he wants this panting to pop and keep your eyes running threw the canvas. In this painting there is so much going on in this oil canvas. Just like most of Larry Rivers’s other paintings like Now and Then, The journey and Stones sketched for Us.

Larry River, The Golden Oldies

Gaby C 7 said...

The artist that I have chosen to research is Sandy Skoglund. I have chosen to research Skoglund’s artwork because she is very creative; she decides to use interesting pieces to make her painting unique. She has a unique way of using the objects that normally would not be used in a painting. And in most of her work she uses bright colors which draw in an audience.

Sandy Skoglund Babies at the Paradise Pond

jasmynj7 said...

maybe babies
accessories

I’d like Sandy Skoglund as my artist because I enjoy her weird yet interesting artwork. I like the colors she uses and that she uses multiples of her objects. Some of her artwork reminds me of music, mostly 80s and 70s, and I like how I get the thought of music from a painting.

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aquaV said...

untitled

I picked Wangechi Mutu painting because it different. I never saw any thing like her paintings. She’s a different type of artist. She takes images from magazines and makes a collage with is and makes her own image. I like the colors and the figure of the picture. I feel that I can write a lot about this picture.

jacobm7 said...

The artist is Willem de Kooning and the reason I chose him was, because he has this interesting painting that is broken up in 4 pieces and the fact that later in his career he made a complete shift to abstract painting. There are extreme differences between his normal paintings and the abstract paintings.


legendandfact

Edlin V 7 said...

The artist I have chosen is, Sandy Skoglund. She has a unique way of presenting her artwork, in a strange but eye-catching way. She uses different techniques to make her photographs one of a kind. I like these pictures because the titles describe the contents of the photograph.

Germs are E verywhere
The Cold War

Emma M per:7 said...

Jerry Uelsmann is the artist that I choose because he is really fantastic with everything he did. All his painted are really different them most artists, he has been a explorer of the boundaries of the photographic medium for over 25 years. Most of my favorite photo graphics are untitled. His pictures are influence by personal mythology: explains how we but are experiences into mental and emotional order. the reason I choose him is all here Jerry Uelsmann (untitled) just check this site of all his pictures are amazing and makes so much sense in everyone of them, is a mixture of sadness and hate and some other even show love and passion.

ilensj7 said...

I chose to do my research paper on the artist named Jerry N. Uelsmann. Uelsmann’s photographs are really eye popping because he puts weird combinations of Humans and nature together too give it an appealing look. Materialistic things or objects verses real life things or objects. It shows a great deal of imagery and really gets u thinking. I like him a lot because Uelsmann’s photographs have many stories to them.

Jerry N. Uelsmann-untitled



Jerry N. Uelsmann-Tree House

romulus said...

The artist that i have chosen is, Fernando Amorsolo, he is a filipino artist they called "The father of arts" he was on the time of world war II his arts shows some landscapes how beautiful it is. I chose him because I like his paintings it shows some images that reminds me of something and makes me want to be like him.

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KenneyD1 said...

I artist I have chosen to do my research paper on is Robert Rauschenberg. One of the main reasons I chose him was because he served in the military so I can picture an artist that has been there probally has some experiences or memories imprinted in his work. Also the unique mixing of pictures in Rauschenberg’s work really caught my eye

Conor R1 said...

The artist that I have picked is Marcel Duchamp and I have picked him because it is very weird and hard to figure out especially since he says what it is and then you try to see and compare the title to the picture and I like it because the paintings that I have chosen are very abstract so you have to look at them in different ways from a distance on the side and I like to try and find out what it is while looking for what he says it is.

marcelduchampnudedecendingastaircase

luisb1 said...

The artist that I’m choosing for this research paper is Max Ernst. I choose him because I liked his art work the most. I found them very interesting. I liked a lot of different painting of his but this one was the first painting that caught my eye. It’s the one that lead me to choose him for my research paper.

Max Ernst. L'Ange du foyer ou Le Triomphe du surréalisme

yan w p7 said...

The artist that I have chosen is Wangechi Mutu, I chose her because I love her painting and her style of creation is really different to other artists and special that really attack me. Most of the paintings are amazing (horrible) that might shows she's brave in the painting.barbaric centrefold In this painting The woman's body comprised of motorcycle parts and the using of the color shows her sexy.

Jeffreyp1 said...

The artist I have chosen to research on was Wangechi Mutu. The reason why I have chosen this artist was because her paintings are very interesting and different then any other painting I have seen before. She uses different parts of other images and mixes it together to make her own image. In my opinion Wangechi Mutu is trying to show something in her paintings and wants the viewers to understand what she is trying to say in her images.

Doug K, P1 said...

Jean-Michel Basquiat is the artist I’ve chosen to write about. I have chosen him because most of his work reflects on real life events. I can also relate to some of his images.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the history of black people

HauInS1 said...

The artist that I choose is Sandy Skoglund. I think that her artworks are very interesting and eye catching. Most of her artworks are like a real photograph with a special element all around the picture, for example babies, wild animals and leaves. Those special elements are always in sharp colors with a contrast with the background. I like her style of combination.

Picnic on Wine

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Johanna R1 said...

I (Johanna) chose the artist Sandy Skoglund because her photograph is so alive and it catches my attention as soon as I see it or glance at it. Sandy Skoglund eyes behind the lens have a special touch to it because of how she views things in a different way. Sandy Skoglund is a brilliant and creative photographer. Her works is different and use things you wouldn’t normally wouldn’t find. Also her work can be seen as a comparison to something else pictured and the photo. Photographs are different and out there, that catches anyone’s attention who views it.



Sandy Skoglund Dogs on the Beach

Ever P.1 said...

I feel that the painter Jean Michael Basquiat is a very odd type of painter because when looking at his paintings they give me a sense of humor because he is not creative his paintings are with no sense but that is what I feel that he wanted people to see in his paintings that he is not a good painter but he adds on style so people could see the how paintings can become a whole different type of story in identifying it.

the history of black people

charlieper1 said...

I choose to work on the artist Jerry Uelsmann and I choose this picture because I find it extremely interesting. When I look at it I see a women who is in the clouds, which I believe is heave, and she is standing in front of a big house which could be her child hood home in the country. To me, she is going back to when she was happiest, as a child at home.

Jerry Uelsmann

GeraldT1 said...

The artist I have chosen to do my research on is Roy Lichtenstein. The reason why is because I have seen a few of his artwork. After looking at a few artworks, I’ve become interested at looking at his artwork. I would like to learn more about Lichtenstein and do some research on his artwork. Lichtenstein’s artwork looks very creative and interesting. Some of the artwork that shows people in them looks like they’ve come from a comic strip which is why I find his artwork interesting.


Interior with Mobile

interiorwithmobile

Jess J2 said...

I decided to choose Trevor Winkfield’s art to do my research paper on. His art is out of the box and it makes you think that he is trying to tell two sides of a story. It’s very interesting to look at and he seems to put a lot of random things in his are. There is a lot of repetition in his art to.

Trevor Winkfield, The Gypsy

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Catherine B2 said...

I chose Jackson Pollock for my research artist because his at is very intriguing, his choice of colors and patterns catch the eye. More specifically I’ve chosen Jackson Pollock’s
Male and Female
The way the designs split down the middle into both male and female counterparts. Jackson Pollock’s life intrigues me as well.

Jameel T2 said...

The artist I have chosen to do my research on is named Jay Defeo. The reason I have chosen her is because of her work, she has some really interesting paintings and I’m sure they have some very interesting meanings as well. Here is an example of some of her work:

Jay Defeo

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Anh C2 said...

"Philip Guston"is my choice artist because going to his site, the self-portrait stands out. The fact that it is a self-portrait but instead of facing the audience, he faces away, leading me to think about the image.

ernesto.F2 said...

The artist I chose is Jim Dine because after I saw all his paintings I found interesting the simplicity of his art and almost of his art is in Lithograph and hand painting. His painting caught my attention and made me think about the meaning of each painting, I like the combination of colors and the significance of each frame.

jim dine

Dennis C2 said...

The artist I wanted to do is Max Ernst and his painting that I chose to do is The Fireside Angel, I picked him because his paintings are creative because it’s like a picture of a deformed beast. But it’s a bunch of different pieces of another painting an image of something else. I like it mostly because it’s like a imaginary thought that we would think of back when we were little.

Max Ernst, The Fireside Angel

Heather M Per.2 said...

The artist I have chosen is Alice Neel. I chose this artist because I like her paintings. Alice Neel paints portraits. I like her paintings because she leaves it to the imagination of us to fill in the story behind this person. She also distorts the persons face or body and lets us know that they are not perfect. In her paintings people are usually not smiling most seem upset and depressed with a story to tell. The Family Alice Neel

Charline C2 said...

The artist I chose is Norman Rockwell. I chose him because I really like his paintings, there is so much emotions in them and I think I will be able to write a lot about his art.

Norman Rockwell

kai.L2 said...

The artist I chose is Vik Muniz. I chose him because his style is very different; he used the different way to show his picture, his product. I had never seen a person used junk to make a picture, he did. I think his style is very cool. He used a lot of junk to finish his picture. He wasn’t waste anything to make his picture, he just used those people won’t use again, the junk to finish his picture, to show what he to show us. Also, the picture of pigment is also very cool. His picture of pigment let me think of comfortable, his color, his image are so match, so perfect. In those pictures, I like the one called “Montagne Saint-Victoire” this picture is the one of picture of pigment, it is seen from Montbriand, after Cezanne.

Vik Muniz

david b2 said...

The artist I have chose is Gerhard Richter. The reason why I chose Gerhard Richter is due to the wide range of paintings and drawings he has, and the quality of these paintings and drawings. Also Gerhard Richter has art work in so many different categories ranging from death, women, family, everyday life etc. I feel his work is better than any of the other artists given. Also he seems to have an interesting background and work I can relate to.

Gerhard Richter Hitler

Gerhard Richter Mr. Heyde

jameelah s2 said...

The artist I chose is Alice Neel because the faces of the people she has painted describe something that could be going on in their lives. They could also be reflecting her.

Stephanie_C7 said...

The artist that I chose to do my research on is David Hockney. I chose him because each of his paintings have a meaning to them. My personal favorites are The Railing and Garrowby Hill. But the one that I like the most is The Railing, because in different parts of the painting, there are these things that look like worms, and it looks like they are trying to break free from where they have been held prisoner for a long time.

MikeL P.2 said...

The artist that I have chosen to research on is Francesco Clemente. I chose him because I have gone through most of his paintings and I’m really interested in his way of painting. In most of his paintings I can see there’s a deeper meaning and that’s why I chose Francesco Clemente.

Samy F. per.1 said...

i chose the artist wangechi mutu as my artist to do my research paper. I chose mutu art work because it abnormal to other art work mutu uses cut outs of body parts and different color ink to create interesting pictures.

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will l1 said...

The artist I chose to do my research on is Jerry Uelsmann. I chose Uelsmann because his work is different from what people have done now. Most of his artwork is black and white and shades of grey.

Pollyanna S 1 said...

The artist that I have chosen to do my research is Gerhard Richter because one of his paintings that immediately caught my attention is the Mother and Child. I’m influenced by Gerhard Richter because when I first saw his painting about the mother and child I thought about my baby . All this art is amazing but the one that really touch me all and that I like the most was the mother and child painting because when I first saw that I though a bout my baby that is the most important person in my life .And all his painting are kind of real and I like real stuff , that why I pick Gerhard Richter to do my research.

http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/paintings/photo_paintings/category.php?catID=15

aline o.2 :) said...

The artist I have chosen to is Max Ernst. I found his work unique and creative. His style of painting is really cool. I also felt like there were many different themes of paintings to look through.


Max Ernst

brandie d 7 said...

Jerry Uelsmann

I chose Jerry Uelsmann as my artists. I like his art because his pictures show unrealistic circumstances. His artwork has many stories to tell in one, there’s not only one right answer. His photos make you pause and stare, there photos revel a theme without telling a story he leaves you up to telling what is going on.

Guy O2 said...

the artis that i have chosen is larry rivers because of his art work i took a look at his work they were so patriotic and creative there was so manny different thing to talk about so thats why i chose this artis

Linda e 7 said...

The artist I chose to do research on is Lee Krasner. I chose this artist because when I looked through the paintings they were very different from everything else that I saw. Others may think it is plain but I think that the paintings are colorful and are very unique. The more I browsed to see the work, the more I saw creativity and colors in each painting.

Lee Krasner

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Kristen S p7

For my artist I choose Sandy Skoglund. I choose her because i looked through all of the artist and there pictures and her photographs were the most appealing to me and I figured that I would be able to comment the most on them without losing interest. My favorite section of her work is "True fiction 2004" and my favorite photo is linked at the bottom.



http://www.sandyskoglund.com/pages/imagelist_fl/2004fl/index.htm

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Yan X.2 said...

The artist I chose is Vik Muniz. I chose him because his art works are not just using paint or pencils; he used many different materials to come up many nice pictures and feels naturally. I like his ideas and the way he used the colors from the materials makes the values of the picture looks realistic.

lidia s1 said...

Once I saw Jerry Uelsmann work I was amazed. He delivers so much mystery in his photos it’s breath taking. The viewer can see that he takes these pictures and gives a lot of effort to make his work look so good. I am mostly blown away by the themes he uses it makes me wonder what could possibly be going through his mind at the moment he creates his master piece. I've always loved art all my life but I never really got that feeling I get when I see a painting when I see a photo because to me pictures really never gave me that inspiration but once I saw Jerry's work I was truly and utterly astonished. his work really inspired me to view photographing in a different light.

mike said...

The painter i chose to research on is no other than Jim Dine. His first painting that caught my eye and go on further to analize this painter was "Hearts in Silver." It's simple but full of color and meaning to it, and when i tried to look over some of his other paintings it impressed me even more

Mary Kate W. P1 said...

The artist I have chosen to research is Roy Lichtenstein. I chose him because his art is very contemporary and I enjoy his interesting paintings, which seem almost to be computerized images. His brush stroke is perfect and he is very critical of hiding any noticeable strokes, almost as if he is trying to conceal the fact that it is actually a painting. Many of his paintings, if not all, are very similar to comic book strips. This intrigues me because there are not many artists that hold the creative imagination to paint “comic-like paintings.”


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Mary Kate W. P1 said...

The artist I have chosen to research is Roy Lichtenstein. I chose him because his art is very contemporary and I enjoy his interesting paintings, which seem almost to be computerized images. His brush stroke is perfect and he is very critical of hiding any noticeable strokes, almost as if he is trying to conceal the fact that it is actually a painting. Many of his paintings, if not all, are very similar to comic book strips. This intrigues me because there are not many artists that hold the creative imagination to paint “comic-like paintings.”



>Lichtenstein, Roy: The Kiss

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Vincent W said...

The artist I chose is David Hockney. I picked Hockney because of how different all his works are. Hockney’s style changed so much through the decades that it sometimes feels like he is a few different artist all wrapped up in one.

DAVIDHOCKNEY

HaopingW,p1 said...

the arties that i was picking was picasso. because i can't pick other and the style that in his painting were always changing and it ave a lot of art period in his life. it is life the way of life.