We always turn back and refer to history in hopes of avoiding past mistakes and learn new things. Same goes for art history. It provides us with a great number of exciting subjects and topics
You can write on any art movement, time period and school, and talk about their origin and uniqueness, etc.
Egyptians used the same art canon for 3000 years. Why?
The history and techniques used in printmaking.
What is the philosophy of art? Explain the relationship between art and philosophy.
African countries and the return of cultural property post World War II.
Edo time period in Japan: Kabuki theater and Triptych woodblock print.
Discuss primeval musical instruments.
Stained glass in Medieval France.
Venetian carnival masks and their history.
Human sacrifice in Mayan culture and its depiction in art.
How did the artists of different time periods portrayed the Apocalypse?
Types of Ancient Egyptian jewelry: most used metals and materials; significance of jewelry in the afterlife; protective and regenerated powers of amulets.
Origin of Chinese costumes and its significance in their culture.
Art and photography: when did photography become an art?
Elements used in making portraits of Egyptian royalties and aristocrats; lines and textures used, space, color and emotion.
Greek theatre and its origin.
Greek and Egyptians canon of proportion.
Early Indian art and its portrayal of Hinduism.
Egyptian pyramids vs. Mesoamerican pyramids.
Scythian gold adornments
Ancient Greek sculptures: what did they depict?
1.2 Essay Topics on Artist Bibliography
Artists’ bibliographies make up for interesting essay topics. You never know what you might find going deep into their personal and professional lives, struggles,childhood, and their thinking and ideas.
We have gathered a list of artists from the 18th, 19th and 20th century, respectively, for you to choose for your upcoming art essay.
● 18th century
J. M. W. Turner
John James Audubon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
● 19th century
Vincent Willem Van Gogh
Hilaire Germain Edgar
● 20th century
Henry Spencer Moore
Georgia Totto O’Keeffe
1.3 Essay Topics on Different Epochs
The 18th century was an era of lavish architecture and musicians.
Influence of industrial revolution of art development.
Late Baroque architecture.
Rococo interior design.
Importance of Denis Diderot’s critiques for the French art in the 18th century.
Neoclassicism sculpture: combination of new and old ideas.
Main authors of the literature of the Enlightenment.
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