"Italian Masterpieces" and Other Musings
with Guest Columnist Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus]

July 17, 2006 12:00 am








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Barbara Kruger: A Look at a Postmodern Artist
"Barbara Kruger was one of the leading artists in the feminist and social movements of the 80’s, and her work is as bold and jarring as one would expect from such an artist. Her work is typically on a large scale, and uses images from the media juxtaposed with text to explore the power of imagery."
Article by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 4 opinions posted
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Italian Masterpieces IV:
Entombment by Pontormo

After the peak of the High Renaissance art continued to flourish, but in a very different style. The artwork done in this time period is considered to be Mannerist: personal artistic reactions to the aesthetic ideal set in the High Renaissance. One of the famous pieces from this time is Pontormo’s "Entombment", which is considered by many to be his greatest surviving masterpiece.
Article by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 6 opinions posted
Italian Masterpieces III: The Last Supper
""The Last Supper", by Leonardo da Vinci, has recently found itself in the spotlight world-wide because of the controversy generated by Dan Brown’s novel "The Da Vinci Code" and the recently released movie based on the book."
Read on, as Jenna delves into the significance of this Italian Masterpiece.
article by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 20 opinions posted
Italian Masterpieces II: The Calumny of Apelles
"Sandro Botticelli is a name familiar to nearly anyone involved in any sort of art. His "Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" paintings are so widely famous that they have become symbols of the art and of the Renaissance in much the same way that Michaelangelo's David has."
article by Staff Columnist - Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - 6 opinions posted
Italian Masterpieces: Michelangelo’s David
A picture of Michelangelo’s David might be adequate to convey the impressiveness of this sculpture, but to see it in person is to understand instantly why this is one of the most famous works of art in the world.
(This article contains artistic nudity.)
by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 7 opinions posted
An Element of Unpredictability
What do Adobe Photoshop filters and etching have in common? Find out as Jenna shares her college art experiences; where she discovered that letting go of conventional thinking, resulted in creating images with unpredictable yet exceptional outcomes.
Article by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 10 opinions posted
Musings on Meaning
Art is beauty! Yet, beauty is in the eye-of-the-beholder. Jenna, muses on the meaning of beauty and art, as she explores the various sides of beauty as it pertains to art, and the inspiration behind the artists who create beautiful images.
Commentary by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] – Staff Columnist - 6 opinions posted
Photoshop Bytes II
Please join us in officially welcoming Renderosity Magazine staff columnist, Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] to the Renderosity Front Page News team. Just in time for Halloween — “Blue” continues to clue you in on her helpful Photoshop tips and tricks and treats!
Tips and Tricks by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Staff Columnist - 7 opinions posted
Photoshop Bytes!
We welcome back Renderosity Magazine contributing writer, Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus]. Blue, clues you in on her helpful Photoshop tips and tricks. It’s time to dust off your artistic tools ... A can't miss mini tutorial for all levels of Photoshop users.
Mini Tutorial by Jenna Hoffstein [bluevenus] - Contributing Writer - 3 opinions posted
Using the Pen Tool in Photoshop
If you are not using a graphic pen tool, you have been missing out on an essential tool for every aspect of post work, as well as computer graphic 2D drawing. Jenna shares her tips and tricks to help get the best out of your Pen Tool experience.
Article by Jenna Hoffsteinn [bluevenus] - staff columnist - 13 opinions posted