Historical and Critical Practices

Historical and critical practices are shaped as much by culture as by artists and artworks.

Art criticism is concerned with the expression of evaluative judgements about artworks and the critical exploration of issues in the art world. It allows for an opportunity to interpret and evaluate works by expressing responses, systematic analysis and value judgments on works. Through the essay you will be able to view both historical references and critical points on the following artists and artworks:
Leonardo Da Vinci with his works, The Mona Lisa, the last super and embryo of the womb. Pablo Picasso with his works, Guernica, Les demoiselles and the Blue nude. Andy Warhol and his works, Marilyn Monroe prints, Campbell’s soup cans and his self portrait.

Leonardo’s contribution to humanity appears even today so profound and real that it is as tough this extraordinary artist and mind must have foreseen the spiritual needs, the aspirations and the technical achievements of modern times, his greatness was recognized even while he lived and without him the renaissance as a whole would have fallen short of those spiritual conquests that brought light to all of European civilisation.
The Mona Lisa is widely considered the greatest portrait of all time. It appears in countless advertisements, it has inspired poetry, sculpture, forgeries, and theft. The painting is small being only 30 x 21 inches.   The color is somber and the background is barren and uninteresting. the Mona Lisa been singled out for such acclaim and mystic status throughout the world even though there are   hundreds of similar paintings and subjects belonging to the same period. Today Mona Lisa’s relaxed pose seems common, however it was revolutionary in the early 16th century. Prior portraits were mainly stiff and consisted of profiles. Her pose established a new style of portrait painting that remains the same today over 500 years later which had reshaped the world of art.
Modern interpreters have...