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"No One Style Is Better Than Any Other", Assess This Statement With Examples From At Least Two Different Types Of Art.

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"No One Style Is Better Than Any Other", Assess This Statement With Examples From At Least Two Different Types Of Art. The definition "Art", taken from Encarta Dictionary, is: 1 a human creative skill or its application. b work exhibiting this. 2 a (in pl.; prec. by the) the various branches of creative activity concerned with the production of imaginative designs, sounds, or ideas, e.g. painting, music, writing, considered collectively. b any one of these branches. 3 creative activity, esp. painting and drawing, resulting in visual representation (interested in music but not art). 4 human skill or workmanship as opposed to the work of nature (art and nature had combined to make her a great beauty). 5 (often foll. by of) a skill, aptitude, or knack (the art of writing clearly; keeping people happy is quite an art). This states how art is the creativity of the artist himself. It can be used as a way of expressing their thoughts and emotions, or as a way to show the world as beautiful as they see it. One artist who used art to express his feelings was Salvador Dal�. Dal� referred to his work as "hand-painted dream photographs" and claiming that the majority of his imagery came directly from his own dreams. This proves he just painted his feelings and dreams, not trying to show the actual world in any way. ...read more.

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It can be argued that although Constable's picture is painted with much more attention to detail and is a much more attractive picture, Dal�'s picture took thought and shows imagination and creativity, whereas Constables does not. Another of Constables most famous paintings was Flatford Mill on the River Stour, shown on the next page: This painting shows life - Constable was also fascinated with reflections on water, so rivers, ponds and lakes frequently feature in his paintings. He found these landscapes beautiful and spent many days painting them. Constable took great care in his paintings, he wanted the viewer to see not only the beauty but the life of the picture. Dali's paintings more explore the connection between fantasy and reality - he allows the viewer to make their own assumptions and just paints from his heart - which in some ways could be better than Constable just painting what he sees. Constable usually spent the summer and early autumn in East Anglia (where he grew up), making oil sketches and drawings in the open air, and the rest of the year in London, developing his sketches into finished paintings. In his paintings he attempted to keep the freshness of his feelings in front of nature, to convey a sense of "light, dews, breezes, bloom" (as he wrote in a letter to his friend and biographer C. ...read more.

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pictures are not as good, but they have a wonderful amount of detail, and sum up life as it was in the days of these paintings (1960's). The type of paint the artists used also affects the overall appearance of the paintings. Warhol usually used silk-screened enamel for his paintings and prints, as using this allowed endless repetition of the paintings. Dali and constable, however, used Oils as they gave the depth and mood that they wanted their paintings to show. Overall I think that no one style is better than any other, as everyone's style is unique, they do not always fit into a set style. Artists usually paint for themselves - they do not paint to approve to the public, therefore in a way we do not have the right to judge them - they are only trying to appeal to themselves, therefore us judging them would be inaccurate - they would need to judge themselves, which is inappropriate and then there would be biased opinions. Also, they have very different techniques, and very different aims. This makes it hard to judge whether one painting is better than another, as they have different aims to start with, for example if they were both aimed to show a specific countryside scene as realistically as possible, it could be judged to see who's was better, but as they are aimed to show different things in different ways it makes his more difficult. ...read more.

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