The artist used the green color extensively throughout the painting which gives the sensation of calmness, harmony and nature. There is also a sense of harmony and sincerity in this painting. The other color that was used extensively is the color blue which also gives the feeling of balance, order and peace. Brown, and beige which are neutral colors, were also used in the painting and it balances and unifies the
Van Gogh's unique life has inspired millions to become active in art. In fact, what many people today consider to be the archetypical "artist persona" is largely a result of his influence. Perhaps the most impressive aspect is that artists perpetuate to mimic the style that Vincent van Gogh engendered over one hundred years ago. I am genuinely astonished with his piece, Starry Night, and I
This painting incorporates light colors, emphasizing white hues. It has a contrast of colors that should be dark, like browns, that seem faded and makes the painting appear aged. Now when I looked at this painting I thought it was nice and warm, I did not know previously that it was a van Gogh painting. When I found out I immediately thought that this painting must be of high value because it was painted by him. This immediate response demonstrates that because this painting is by a prestigious painter, it immediately makes it more valuable.
Van Gogh expressed his feelings in the letters he sent to his younger brother Theo. Theo helped his brother by sending money and encouraging him to paint more. Van Gogh’s parents arranged for him to work at an art gallery with his uncle, so his interest in artwork grew. He did well at first and enjoyed being around painting and sculptures. “He also loved to collect flowers and insects, observing the colors of sunset or watching leaves moving in the wind” (Ergas 144).
In this art called American Gothic done by Grant Wood, the viewer can see how the artist creates a dull, but impressive painting. At first look at this artwork, the the viewer’s attention is directed towards the man wearing the dark coat. The viewer also sees a women which could be seen as the man’s wife, daughter, or friend. As the viewer looks at the background of the painting they can see that these people are probably living on a farm. With this painting having many differents forms, the viewer gets to see a piece of art that seems convincingly real.
I later found out that Bierstadt loved to paint paintings that had dramatic weather, saturated light, colors that verged on expressionistic, rocky mountains, Oregon trails, virgin landscapes, scenes of native Americans, and a bit more. This painting may symbolize dramatic weather because of the setting and all of the details that’s in it. Bierstadt had gathered the materials he needed to paint a painting of a place that he could identify as Puget Sound. Bierstadt’s artwork “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” was successful. It was a great painting of a storm approaching some working people on land.
There is a wide and diverse range of art forms which include painting, song writing, dancing, and sculpting. In this paper, I will analyze one of Vincent van Gogh’s most prominent paintings, Starry Night. The well-known painting will be analyzed based on the visual elements and principles of design which can be seen from the painting. The cultural practices and personal experiences which may have influenced the artist in making the painting will also be explored and discussed in this paper. Vincent van Gogh is one of the most influential painters of the 19th century and is one of the most famous painters today.
For someone like Wilde, who as we have seen longed for the acceptance of his contemporise and superiors chose writing as his only true from of expression, a which through which he could fully be himself without the watchful eye of bourgeois Victorian society. Writing surely provided a means of escapism for this sense of loss, and for Wilde throughout his career aestheticism provided the perfect method of expression. So why for The Picture of Dorian Gray did Wilde turn towards the Gothic? Ultimately in The Picture of Dorian and Gray Wilde is writing against the ‘Paterian’ aesthetic of the day (Scheible 2014, 132) because he is using the Gothic tropes of doubling taken from Poe. Wilde’s aestheticism is foundationally different because he is Irish, thus it allows him to disconnect himself from the framework of British aestheticism, which the likes of Pater followed so rigorously.
Another famous painting which put William Hogarth on everyone radar was A Rake’s Progress. This tells the story of the fictional Tom Rakewell in a series of eight paintings. Tom Ingrates a fortune from his father but then follows down a path only to lead himself to destruction. Another famous series painting go his was Marriage-a-la-mode, another painting dedicated to the downfall of a wealthy family. These series of
This essay will focus on his Golden Phase and what has inspired him during that period. Gustav Klimt started by painting morals on walls with his brother and ceilings for mansions, theatres and universities. Later on, he focused mainly on painting on canvases. His style was a complex and contradictory mixture of Symbolism, Naturalism, expressionism and abstraction and as a result, it has