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This sculpture, Enthroned Woman with Infants, includes a mother in a sedentary position cradling four infants in her arms. The mother's body , like the "Baby" Figure, is unproportional. Her arms are too short to hold the babies comfortably.
This sculpture, titled Mantikloes "Apollo", was made in around 700 - 675 BC. During this time, it was conventional to sculpt figures with symmetrical forms. In Mantiklos "Apollo", the form is very symmetrical and also geometric.
In Ancient Greek, people had an obsession over their afterlife. Many people would commission sculptures to sculpt a portrait of themselves or a deceased family member. These sculptures were known as Kouros (male youth) which are believed to serve as grave markers. Kouros sculptures are one of the earliest freestanding statues made in history. They would usually stand rigidly upright as it takes one step forward. The forms are usually very geometric and symmetrical. If someone were to cut this Kouros statue in half, both pieces would look almost exactly the same.
During the Republic of Rome, elderly men were seen as wise, intellectual leaders. In fact, only elderly men were allowed to dictate the city. These old leaders would often be as old as 60. Because age played such a huge role in politics, many people would request sculptors to make them appear older than they actually were. These sculptural bust would usually be embellished with wrinkled skin, worry lines, and even warts. These imperfections served as a mark of intelligence and civil virtue.
The Lansdowne Herakles was made in about 125 BC. This sculptor shows a break in symmetrically rigid conventional forms. The sculptor displays an interest in contrapposto. The figure is very idealized and follows a strict canon of proportions.
In old western pictorial tradition, religious sculptures and paintings were very common. This Bust of the Virgin, made in around 1390 to 1395, glorifies Mother Mary. Depicted as a queen, this bust idealized the Virgin by giving her a long, thin nose and small lips.
Albrecht Durer was a very popular artist during the High Renaissance. In fact, he was considered the best Northern Renaissance painter. In this print, Durer depicts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Both of these figures have idealized forms.
This painting, Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi) was made during the Mannerism Movement. Figures during the Mannerism Movement often were depicted with elongated forms. Mannerist painters also painted their figures in awkwardly elegant poses.
The Venus of Urbino is a very famous painting done by Tiziano Vecellio, Made in 1538. this painting depicts a **** woman in a domestic interior. This woman lays down casually as she waits for her servants to deliver her clothes from a chest across the room. She has a very idealized body (long torso and legs with small hands and ****).
Much like the Venus of Urbino, this sculpture of Venus and Cupid, represents a **** woman with idealized features. The sculptors, Circle of Jacopo Sansovino, created a beautiful woman with a long torso and small hands and ****.
This bronze sculpture depicts a **** male during a crucial moment in his performance. By viewing this sculpture from the front, one can see the man holding two plates on either hand. His idealized body has contrapposto.
In this painting, Luis Tristan depicts Christ's suffering on the cross. Luis Tristan was a popular student of El Greco. He was apprentice to El Greco from 1603 to 1607. In this particular painting, Tristan paints an agonized Christ suffering on the cross. His body id distorted to emphasis his suffering.
In this painting , Moses and the Messengers from Canaan, Giovanni Lanfranco depicts a biblical scene. Moses is seen at the left in a bright orange robe. At his left, three spies present Moses with grapes and other fruits that they had found in the city of Canaan.
This portrait painting was made in 1626 by Frans Hals. Hals was a famous portrait painter during his time. The prosperous middle class spent most of their extra money on portrait paintings. Because Hals was known for his portrait paintings, he was often busy with a portrait. Hals would always paint his portraits as realistically as possible. His portrait paintings were known to highly individualize the clients.
In this portrait painting, Head of a Woman, Michael Sweerts paints a smiling middle aged woman. The woman is probably from a lower social status judging by her plain clothes. The woman also has wrinkles on her face and seems to have no teeth.
Vermeer is a well known Dutch genre painter. His compositions were oftern very similar to the next: plain white background with a window and table at the left. This painting is no exception. In this painting, Vermeer paints a milkmaid pouring milk into a bowl.
This is a painting, Anthony Van Dyck paints a portrait painting of a princess. The princess, daughter of Charles I, wears a elegant blue dress as she poses for the painter. The painter gave this princess a idealized body by playing with oil textures. He gave Princess Mary a plush body with soft pink lips/blush.
In this portrait painting of Ann Ford, Thomas Gainsborough depicts Mrs. Philip Thicknesse in a casual sedentary pose. Thicknesse looks away from the viewer as she glances at something of the canvas. She has an elegant, elongated body. She also has the characteristics of an ideal body: small hands and **** with a long torso.
This painting depicts Mrs. Daniel Sargent (also known as Mary Turner) in a outside scene. She stands casually beside a fountain with a large wall as a backdrop. She has the well known features of an idealized body: small hands with a long torso.
This sketch of a male **** was made by Nicholas-Bernard Lepicie in the 18th century. The male **** stands at the centure o
This is a famous portrait of the French King, Louis XIV. In this painting, Hyacinthe Rigaud places the king in an elegant interior. The  king stands  confidently in an akimbo position. He places one hand on a sword with another on his hip. The painter gave his body a very idealized form.
This portrait of Han Dawkes Robinson was made by George Romney in 1778. Much like the Portrait of Louis XIV, this portrait emphasizes Robinson's high social status.
The Fountain of Love, made by Jean-Honore Fragonard in 1785, was made during the Romanticism Movement. The movement began in at the end of the 18th century and ends shortly in around 1850. In this painting, the artist depicts a semi **** couple in front of a fountain. Both of this figures have idealized forms. While the male displays his muscular body, the woman flaunts her long torso and small hands and ****.
The artist, Charles Wilson Peale, captures the sitter's prominent features in this portrait. The sitter. Francis Bailey, wears appropriate attire with a powdered wig on his head. Bailey has deep, sucked-in cheek bones that are emphasized due to the direction of the light.
This sculpture of Bacchant and Bacchante with a Cupid was made by Clodion in 1799. The artist displayed these figures is an idealistic way. The **** figures, seemingly unaware of the audience's eyes, appear to be flaunting their beauty.
In this oil painting of Caius Marius Amid the Ruins of Carthage, Vanderlyn depicts the scene in which Marius sits alone in exile. He had fled to Carthage when he became a fugitive. When he was forbidden to land, he convinced a messenger to inform the governor that he had seen him sitting along in the ruins of Carthage. While the messenger left to deliver the message, he settling in the island of Cercina.
The Archangel Raphael with Adam and Eve is a watercolor painting made by William Blake in 1808. It is a Christian illustration of Raphael with Adam and Eve.
This painting was made by Gilbert Stuart in 1826. It is a portrait of John Adams, the second president of the United States. This portrait captures Adam's prominent features such as his large nose or balding head.
In this painting of Marquis de Pastoret, Hippolyte Delaroche directed the male to sit on an elegant,  red velvet chair.  The male rests his wrinkled head on one of  his hands as he stares off at something outside of the painting. He is dressed in a large  satin robe to represent his high social status.
Man with a Hoe was made between 1860 and 1862. This painting was made during the Realism Movement. The painter, Jean-Francois Millet, gave the male a thin body. The male wears cheap clothing which helps the viewer to identify him as a pheasant or a poor laborer. He is seen painstakingly working on a field.
This painting, Bertel Thorvaldsen, was made in 1838 by C.W. Eckersberg. In the painting, Bertel Thorvaldsen sits with his hands on his lap as he stares off into space. Like many portraits at that time, he does not look directly at the viewer. He is dressed in formal clothing and has long wispy hair.
In this painting, Henry Inman paints a specific woman, Angelica Singleton Van Buren. Like many portrait of people of high status, this woman is represented in a very idealistic manner. The painter placed obvious emphasis on her wealth and beauty.
Similar to the portrait of Angelica Singleton Van Buren, this portrait of the Three Robinson Sisters is highly idealized. The woman are placed in front of a minimal background to direct the viewer's attention to the three women. The women are dressed in lavish attire. The artist doesn't seem to concern over the women's individual characteristics. Instead, the artist focuses on representing these women through a universal form of beauty.
Man with a Hoe was made between 1860 and 1862. This painting was made during the Realism Movement. The painter, Jean-Francois Millet, gave the male a thin body. The male wears cheap clothing which helps the viewer to identify him as a pheasant or a poor laborer. He is seen painstakingly working on a field.
This is a famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is the 16th president of the United States. Although he was well liked by the people, he was often ridiculed because of his face. To compromise, George P.A. Healy  directed Lincoln to pose with his face in a semi-profile pose. By doing so, the painter was able to soften the president's harsh and rigid face.
In this  painting, Henri Regnault  paints a biblical figure.   The painter depicts Salome, stepdaughter of the governor of Judaea, in a lavish interior with golden background. Salome sits with a sword  and platter on her lap- a reference to the biblical scene when she was rewarded with the head of  John the Baptist after she had danced for her stepfather,  Herod Antipas. The painter gave Salome traditional features of beauty.
In this painting of Louis-Antoinette Feuardent, Jean-Frencois Millet paints a young girl  in front of a plain monotone background. The girl poses with her arms crossed in  front of her chest. She glances at the direction of the viewer. The painter, Jean-Francois Millet, gave the girl an  slightly elongated body
This sculpture was made by Laurent Marqueste between 1976 and 1903. The sculpture shows reference to Classical art. Both Perseus and Medusa have idealized bodies and forms. Marqueste gave Perseus a lean, muscular body. He also gave Medusa a proportionally perfect figure. The sculptor created a kinetically exciting piece of work by sculpting the figures in twisting poses. These figures look as if they are moving.
This bronze sculpture was made between 1878 and 1881 by Edgar Degas. Degas was known for fusing Impressionist art with traditional art. He would sculpt female dancers in unusual angles and positions. This is clearly seen in Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. This girl was given the petite, lean body of a dancer. The model for this sculpture, Marie Van Goethem,  was a student at Ecole de Danse, a dance school in Paris. Degas captured Goethem’s pose through his pastel and charcoal sketches.
The Ironworkers’ Noontime depicts a large mass of factory workers loitering outside an industrial building during their break. The men, ranging from young to old, seem to pay no attention to the viewer. The artist of this painting, Thomas Pollack Anshutz, made this painting in 1880 during the Realist Period. Realist artists rejected the conventions of Romanticism by painting mundane scenes of everyday life. Here, Anshutz paints the ironworkers with bodies that are toned from strenuous labor.
In this painting, William Adolphe Bouguereau creates a mythology inspired scene. A nude woman smiles as she half heartedly pushes away Cupid, god of love. Bouguereau made this painting in 1880. He made this during the Romanticism Period. During this period, artist would create ‘romanticized’ scenes  with beautiful, aesthetic people. Here, Bouguereau gives the young girl a lean body. He also paints Cupid with a soft, pink texture.
This painting was made in 1880 by Gustave Caillebotte. In the painting, a nude woman is seen reclining on a couch. She covers half of her face with her arm as she dozes off. The artist, Caillebotte placed her in a domestic interior scene. He also gave her an lean, idealized figure. The woman does not seem to have any blemishes on her body.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir made this painting in 1993. Renoir is a famous Impressionist painter who is mostly known for his painting Bal du moulin de la Galette (Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette). In this painting, Children on the Seashore, Guernsey, Renoir paints four children dressed in casual attire with the beach as their backdrop. The figures in this painting does not seem to emphasize idealized proportions. Renoir placed emphasis on the movement of these figures with long, thin brushstrokes
This drawing, After the bath, woman drying herself, is an unfinished sketch by Edgar Degas. Degas was known for including women in his artworks. In this pastel sketch, Degas uses chiaroscuro to capture the woman’s rounded form. Degas obviously idealized the woman’s body. There are no harsh lines or blemishes.
This painting was made in 1888 by William Merritt Chase. The woman in this painting sits nude with her back facing the viewer. Chase placed her compositionally at the center of the canvas surrounded by floral blankets in a domestic interior. Chase was an Impressionist painter who was highly influenced by Japanese prints. He incorporated many characteristics of these prints in his paintings. In this painting, the oriental blankets show obvious Japanese influence.
In The Sonata, Irving Ramsay Wiles painted two young women performing a sonata, a piece that is played. Both women are dressed in elegant gowns and have idealized bodies. These women have lean figures, slender arms, and thin waists. Wiles used oil paint textures to make their bodies appear soft.
In this painting, made in 1890, Frank W. Benson paints a beautiful woman on breezy, spring day. The woman, flanked by two thin trees, wears a white dress that billows in the wind. Benson gave this woman an idealized body. She has defined collarbones and a thin waist. Her arms are long and lean.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his painting, At the Moulin Rouge. In At the Cafe La Mie, made in 1891, Toulouse-Lautrec uses a similar technique to create the crude faces of the figures seen. Much like the figures in At the Moulin Rouge, the figures in At the Cafe La Mie are discolored and unidealized. The woman, painted in blueish-purple hues, wears a lumpy dress that completely hides her figure. The man smirks as he raises an eyebrow at something out of the canvas.
By looking at this painting, one can correctly assume that it was made during the Impressionist period. This painting seems to be influenced by Japanese prints. The Japanese influences can be seen by looking at the attire of these two woman and also observing this domestic setting. The setting looks like it was directly influenced by a specific print.
This painting was made in 1895 by the artist John William Godward. This painting is called Mischief and Repose. In Godward's painting, two women are seen in a lavish domestic interior while dressed in sheer robes. Their robes seem to emphasize their idealized forms.
This work, similar to previous paintings, display Japanese influence. The cherry blossoms in her hand allows the painting to become an exotic piece of work.
Grace Jeol, a well-known New Zealand painter, made this painting, Girl with Scarf, in 1896. She painted this portrait with oil-based paints- a popular painting medium introduced in the 14th century. The girl in this painting has idealized features. These features include her rosy cheeks and large, doe-like eyes.
This painting looks like it was made during the Post-Impressionist movement. The artist, Everett Shinn, uses unnaturally vivid colors to create a different method of representation. The woman's face is very similar to the green-faced woman in Henri de Toulouse's painting of the Moulin Rouge.
This painting made by Frank Weston Benson is called Sunlight. In this painting, a woman shades her eyes as she stands over a cliff.
Frederick Carl Frieseke made this painting in 1909. In this painting, a woman sits in front of a mirror as she fixes her hair.Frieseke gave her a long torso and small hands/feet.
This painting was obviously influenced by Japanese prints. It was made during the Impressionist/Post-Impressionist time period. The woman in this painting placed in a domestic setting in front of a Japanese screen.
In Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf, a woman in a black dress looks directly at the viewer. The painter, Robert Henri, gave her a slender elongated body.
White Sunshade #2 was made by a Canadian artist, Helen Galloway McNicoll. This female painter began developing her skills as an artist when began displaying symptoms of Scarlet fever. She became devoted to painting after she became deaf due to her childhood disease.
This is a photograph of a popular actress, Marion Davies. Davies was also a comedienne, philanthropist, producer, and screenwriter. This photograph strives to capture Davies' playful character as an actress.
This painting, made in 1917, depicts a group of women in a meadow. One woman  dances as three others follow suit. Their bodies are soft and round. The artist shows Japanese influence by painting the women in dresses inspired by kimikos.
Augustus Edwin John painted The Marchesa Casati in 1919. It is a portrait of Luisa Casati, an Italian patroness. In this painting, Augustus Edwin John captures her eccentric personality by giving her startling orange hair and dark eyes. This portrait was painted before Casati fled to London to avoid her personal dept.
Seated Girl was made by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in 1910. The model, Franzi Fehrmann, sits on a bed dressing in a red and green dress. Kirchner was a Fauvism painter. In this painting, he abandons all established conventions by getting rid of persective and depth. The overall painting looks flat because no colors were mixed to create shade or form.
This is a portrait photograph of Constance Talmadge done in 1920. Constance Talmadge was a famous silent film movie star. In this photograph, Talmadge is captured in a glamorous pose. She is dressed in a flashy, textured cape and a white dress. She also wears a short bob-a popular hairstyle during the 1920’s.
Norma Talmadge was a silent film actress. In this photograph the photographer captures her confidence by making her pose in a black shower robe with her hands on her hips. She seems to stare directly at the viewer.
This photograph was captured in 1921 by Lewis W. Hine. It depicts a man posing in front of an industrial machine while holding a wrench. His arms are toned and muscular because of continuous manual labor.
Strong Woman and Child was made in 1925 by Yasuo Kuniyoshi. This painting depicts a mother and her child holding hands. The woman was given a large curvy body. The young boy wears skin tight leggings.
This Roy de Maistre painting was done in 1931. The figures in this painting show a startling break from convention. Maistre completely abandons conventional form and proportions in his artwork. The figures are no longer realistic. Instead, Maistre paints his forms in geometric representations.
This Roy de Maistre painting was done in 1931. The figures in this painting show a startling break from convention. Maistre completely abandons conventional form and proportions in his artwork. The figures are no longer realistic. Instead, Maistre paints his forms in geometric representations.
Much like the previous painting of African Americans, Sunlight and Shadow plays around with the figures' forms. This artist. Allan Rohan Crite, crowds his painting with about 13 figures. All of the figures do not display any interest in idealized forms. The artist focused on portraying the figures as realistically as possible.
This painting was made in 1945 during the Fauvism Movement. It is executed with minimal details. The forms of the figures seem to reject the previous conventions of idealized forms. Instead, the forms become almost like stick figures with its 'straight to the point' features.
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