The brilliant hues of greens, purples, reds, and yellows that are strategically brushstroke on the piece give of a sense of impressionism. The characteristics of this piece capture the modern them of leisure activity. Caillebotte’s young cousin Zoe and brother Martial are depicted in this piece through the two characters. Both characters are dressed relaxed and have middle to upper class attire. The painting contains element of modern style through the scenery and garden.
It’s Not So Hot in Paradise As an American from the Midwest, the image that comes to mind of life on a Caribbean island is paradise which evokes a feeling of peace and tranquility. A place where one can escape the snow and freezing temperatures during the long winter months. A place one could enjoy beautiful beaches, tropical trees and green foliage year round. Everyone has their own perspective of things whether they have experienced it first hand or through second hand information. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s poem, “On the Island I Have Seen” she gives a glimpse of what life in Puerto Rico is like from a unique perspective.
Through Another’s Eyes As an American from the Midwest, the image that comes to mind of life on a Caribbean island is of paradise and tranquility. It’s a place to escape and not have to deal with long winter months of snow and freezing temperatures. A place one could enjoy beautiful beaches, tropical trees and foliage year round. Everyone has their own perspective of things whether they’ve experienced it first hand or formed an opinion based on things they’ve formed based on resources or second hand information. In Judith Ortiz Cofer’s poem, “On the Island I Have Seen” she provides a glimpse of what life in Puerto Rico is like from a unique perspective.
The neo-impressionistic technique makes the color of the painting reveals a real sense of Parisian 's outside on a sunny day and a real strong sense of sunlight streaming through the trees. The viewers can quickly feel the warmth and temperature when they look at the vibrantly portrayed artwork. Pointillism makes the picture”alive” as well as it provides a three-dimensional feel to the viewers.
More predominant elements are the use of color and value in the painting. Because Jan Van Eyck uses oil paint in the portrait, he is able to get subtle shading that creates the sense of form. One area of the portrait that really shows the incredible use of color and value would be the folds of the clothing, letting the viewer see just how heavy the fabric is as it drapes over the forms of Arnolfini and his wife. Every proportion in the painting makes sense, with body parts being the correct size when compared to one another. The way the figures are placed also gives the piece a sense of balance, having both figures evenly off
Most of the paintings centered or contained a water source of some sort, and some even contained a waterfall which fed the river or lake within the painting. The natural surroundings of the water source are edged in trees and rocks. Some of the paintings containe animals such as deer, although some of the paintings contain people. Bierstadt’s paintings have similar settings with a water source in the middle, mountains or tree lines to the sides and a dusky sun near the center of the painting. “Sunset” is a great depiction of Bierstadt’s dramatic landscape paintings and bright lighting.
Along with the colors used, Titian uses these people as a way of also evoking emotions within the observers. Within the background, in the center of the painting is a musician leaning on the trunk of a tree while playing an instrument similar looking to the lute. To the right of this musician there is a group of people to the who seem to be dancing together in a circle. These people expressed in the piece are most likely enjoying themselves and having a good time, in which this act alone would tie back into the emotions by being a means to evoke the emotions alongside the colors used by Titian. The lute player along with Venus may also tie into the emotions.
With the advent of oil paintings during the Northern and Florentine Renaissance and an adherence to religious beliefs, Jan van Eyck began to include religious subjects in his work. Numerous religious symbols can be seen in his work, whether they are depictions of Mary, or tiny, miniscule symbols of Christ. In his most notable piece, the Ghent Altarpiece, van Eyck disguises religious symbols, most notably Christ as the Lamb of God. The Ghent Altarpiece features twelve panels, each showing one aspect of the Christian faith. Christian scripture influenced Jan van Eyck to depict Christ as a symbol of purity, sacrifice and propitiation.
The author skillfully constructs this poem by using numerous techniques to create vivid visuals of the subject, evoke a wide range of emotions, and to relay a thought-provoking message of triumph through trials. The weary appearance and nature of the fish is made clear to readers through phrases such as “he didn’t fight”, “brown skin hung”, “infested with”, “frightening gills” and “grim, wet and weaponlike”. The extensive use of similes to creates phrases, some of which are “brown skin hung in strips like ancient wallpaper” and “coarse white flesh packed in like feathers”, creates stunning imagery. The amplification of details of the fish’s appearance creates a compelling visual that plays on the emotions of the reader. Details such as
They are an exceptional feat as a group of four which has been referred to as quadtych and the best way to appreciate them is from left to right. Each painting tells a narrative about the traditional healing practices from pre-colonial period to what Francisco thinks is modern during 1953. The painting, being full of colors, are saturated with shades of red, yellow, blue, and green which immediately catches the attention of the viewer. The first painting shows the healing practitioners such as the babaylan of pre-Spanish Philippines who are performing an invocation with her hands against a great spirit figure or an anito. This situation may be found unusual in the modern world where a female is a highly respected figure who is able to take the lead of performing the rite.