Painter Essay Topics

Peter Paul Rubens

There is not much argument about the time Peter Paul Rubens made the Altarpiece of St. Ildefonso after 1639. Majority of the resources point out that it was created 1630-1632 and was commissioned by a patron of Peter Paul Rubens, which was the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, Regent of the Netherlands. The Ildefonso Altarpiece is… View Article

Frida Kahlo de Rivera

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national… View Article

The Influence and Artistic Intent of Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, an Italian painter, known to be one of the most influential painters of the Baroque period. Known for his realistic portrayal of the human state, along with the use of dramatic lighting and intense use of tenebrism. While Caravaggio’s dramatic lighting is very iconic, he was most notorious for his naturalistic… View Article

Francisco Jose de Goya

Francisco Jose de Goya (1746-1828) Yard with Lunatics, 1794 Oil on canvas Goya started discovering art at a young age. He was born to Jose Benito de Goya y Franque, a gilder, and Gracia de Lucientes y Salvador. Francisco spent his childhood in Fuendetodos, Spain then later moved to Zaragoza. He often moved, mastering art… View Article

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

There is a lot going on in The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569). It is large, horizontal oil on wood, with two elements that particularly stand out: contrast and a sense of activity. Overall it seems like it’s a cloudy afternoon at the end of summer. There is no sun showing in the… View Article

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum is considered to be one of the avant-garde artists of the modern art. She was able to showcase to the world her strong perceptions about humanity, vivid emotions brought by human relations and intense experiences throughout her lifetime that were all displayed in all of her artworks. During the onset of Hatoum’s career,… View Article

Bert Painter

Computers, computerized information system, and communication networks have a profound impact on work. They eliminate some jobs and create others. They free us from the repetitious, boring aspect of jobs so that we can spend more time being creative and doing the tasks for which human intelligence and problem solving are necessary. The theme of… View Article