Academic Papers of Curtis M. Kularski

Roman Architectural Influences


Art History 1 ART 114
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2011

Abstract

             Roman influences on modern architecture can be found in numerous places in the United States and around the world. Romans are also responsible for many of the simple engineering concepts that are relied on for the construction of buildings. The Roman invention of concrete and eventually the fired brick allow for the construction of strong buildings at significantly less cost than using other substances such as stone. Roman engineering is also responsible for the marvel that is the load-bearing arch structure. Roman architecture is distinguished by its use of concrete, fired bricks, arches, vaults and domes. The most widely used of these in modern architecture is concrete and fired brick.

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Development of Nude Form in Greek Art


Art History 1 ART 114
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2011

Abstract

             Greeks art is highly influenced by the human form. The most vivid illustration of this influence is the evolution of Greek sculpture. The appreciation for the nude form is evident in sculpture, painting (most notably on ceramics) and even in Greek philosophy. The standing male nude and the draped female form are some of the most iconic of styles emerging from the Greek obsession with the human form. The nude male form appears more prevalently in Greek art than the draped female form. It is apparent from the frequency of the occurrence and the level of development that the human form was the most important aesthetic inspiration for ancient Greek art. The gender roles of ancient Greece are obvious in the presentation of the two different forms. The draped figures of the females are all very modest, and conservatively draped, whereas the male figures are completely exposed and sculpted to show the strength and masculinity of the male form.

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Pointillism


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Abstract

             Pointillism is a time consuming and labor intensive method for painting, applying texture or shading (in illustration). It is most commonly seen in painting, which is its most elaborate form. Tiny dots of primary colors are used to create an image. The style was originally created by Georges-Pierre Seurat.

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Hamada Shoji


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Description

             A biography of Hamada Shoji and description of his work.

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Raphael


Art History 2 ART 115
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2008

Description

             Brief biography and description of work for Raffaello Sanzio da Urbin

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Carl Warner Foodscapes


Digitial Photography ART 390
Associate in Fine Arts Summer 2008

Description

             An extra credit assignment discussing Carl Warner's Foodscapes.

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The Gaze


Digitial Photography ART 390
Associate in Fine Arts Summer 2008

Description

             In photography there is nothing so frightening as the portrait. Mention you have a camera and it seems like anyone who knows you wants to hide in the darkest space around. I can't say I blame my potential subjects for their need to hide. Staged portraits are horrible things to do with people. As discovered in the "difficult lighting situations" assignment, some people are very hard to create portraits of. My subjects become very stiff and the portrait becomes of a depressed statue

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Daniel Johnston: Lidded Lotus Vessel


Ceramics Wheel 2 ARTC 3172
Associate in Fine Arts Spring 2007

No abstract available.
            

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Mary Roehm: Bowl


Ceramics Wheel 1 ARTC 2172
Associate in Fine Arts Fall 2006

No abstract available.
            

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