1. In 250 words, what were the central values of the academies of art established in the 17th and 18th centuries? Discuss how these are apparent in a painting of your choice. 1,035 more words
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A self-portrait of left hand sketched by right hand, of my own.
Hand always leaves me with an overwhelming sense of desire, as most of time in our life we pull out our hands craving for food to survive, longing for love against loneliness, praying for utmost ease and comfort standing by our side, raging wars relentlessly against others with all kinds of ideological or religious purposes. 122 more words
“The artist must be a philosopher…
Socrates the skilled sculptor, Jean-Jacques the good musician, and the immortal Poussin, tracing on the canvas the sublime lessons of philosophy, are so many proofs that an artistic genius should have no other guide except the torch of reason.”
— Jacques-Louis David, French, painter