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  • No. 5, 1948 is a painting by Jackson Pollock,  161m
  • The Card Players is a series of oil paintings by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Cézanne.  267m
  • The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik) is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings andpastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910 121m
  • Eight Elvises is a 1963 silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol of Elvis Presley.[1] 100m
  • Fountain is a 1917 work widely attributed to Marcel Duchamp. The scandalous work was a porcelain urinal, which was signed "R.Mutt" and titled Fountain. Submitted for the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in 1917, Fountain was rejected by the committee, even though the rules stated that all works would be accepted from artists who paid the fee. Fountain was displayed and photographed atAlfred Stieglitz’s studio, and the photo published in The Blind Man, but the original has been lost. The work is regarded by some art historians and theorists of the avant-garde, such as Peter Bürger, as a major landmark in 20th century art. Replicas commissioned by Duchamp in the 1960s are now on display in a number of different museums.
  • A consummate storyteller, Tracey Eminengages the viewer with her candid exploration of universal emotions. Well-known for her confessional art, Tracey Emin reveals intimate details from her life to engage the viewer with her expressions of universal emotions. Her ability to integrate her work and personal life enables Emin to establish an intimacy with the viewer.Tracey shows us her own bed, in all its embarrassing glory. Empty booze bottles, fag butts, stained sheets, worn panties: the bloody aftermath of a nervous breakdown. By presenting her bed as art, Tracey Emin shares her most personal space, revealing she’s as insecure and imperfect as the rest of the world.
  • Damien Steven Hirst[1] (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent[2] member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s.[3] He is internationally renowned,[4] and is reportedly Britain's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List.[5][6] During the 1990s his career was closely linked with the collector Charles Saatchi, but increasing frictions came to a head in 2003 and the relationship ended.[7]
  • Born June 1957 in Birmingham, Willard Wigan began his artistic life at a tender age, creating art of such minute proportions that it virtually could not be seen with the naked eye.“It began when I was five years old,” says Willard. “I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”
  • Unit 2 2009
  • Famous artists

    1. 1. Do the arts challenge or reflect society?What you need to know:• Key terms and expressions associated with thearts,• What artistic styles are and how they candevelop,• The nature of creativity and innovation,• How art can challenge society.
    2. 2. “…imaginative, creative, and non scientificbranches of knowledge considered collectively,esp. As studied academically.”“Art is created when an artist creates a beautifulobject, or produces a stimulating experience thatis considered by his audience to have artisticmerit.”
    3. 3. In the written exam it is importantthat you choose two or more artisticstyles to study and write about. Thiscan be in any discipline but you musthave knowledge and understanding ofdifferent works and different artists.
    4. 4. • Discipline – a defined body of knowledge• Style – the way in which a work of art is ‘done’: how it ismade or performed; a way to classify art• Creativity – the application of imagination and skill to bringinto existence something which did not previously exist• Artist – can refer to a painter but it is also a general wordapplied to anyone who practises or performs in any of theartistic forms• Form – the visible shape of a work as distinct from thecontent• Innovation – a change in something already existing or theintroduction of something new. In the arts it refers to thedevelopment of new methods, techniques, materials orideas. The essential feature of innovation is that artists dosomething never done previously.• Genre – a term used for a style, type or category of art orliterature