Trinidad is often associated with ideals of beauty, nature, paradise, and tranquility. Painting is essential in capturing not only these depictions of beauty, but also the madness that was often concealed. Painting served as a form of reinventing and reimagining Trinidad as a tropical paradise, ready for consumption by tourists. However, painting also served as a form of expression that was also able to object these notions. Ironically, Edwin Ou Hingwan’s piece, Mouth of the River (Fig. 1), and Sybil Atteck’s Forest and Sunset (Fig. 2 ) were created during the year of 1975, but present highly contrasting images of Trinidad landscape. By comparing and contrasting Hingwan’s Mouth of the River 1975, and Atteck’s Forest and Sunset 1975, one can …show more content…
Additionally, Forest and Sunset is unique in that it is composed of polytec on board. Atteck utilizes an abstract, expressionistic style to portray Trinidad in a non-exotic light. Rather than capturing an impression of Trinidad landscape like Hingwan, Atteck stylistically choses to use emotional experience to interpret the way she sees Trinidad. Most notable are the bold shapes and lines Atteck uses in her work to provide a distorted view of Trinidad. Melancholy and decay are evidenced through the distortion of what is supposed to be a landscape.The painting itself is almost primitive in that it has a child-like nature, and looseness in brush stroke. The landscape seems to be in movement because of the swaying, and exaggerated brushstrokes Atteck uses. There is no central focus on the painting because of all the geometric figures, and movement depicted. Atteck uses a vibrant range of colors. Despite the turbulent and conflicted message she may be conveying, the colors are lively and almost carnival-like. One of the colors that stands out the most is the red, and although the painting is scarcely painted red, it may be …show more content…
Nature is one of the major subject matters explored by these Caribbean artists, especially Hingwan. One of the main elements representative of the picturesque are palms, which are emphasized all over Mouth of the River. Often, palms such as the royal palms were imported into these islands in order to attract tourists, and to add to the beautification of these islands. Although the hues are very vibrant and rich, the main colors seem to give off a cool toned appearance to the painting. Some of the cool-toned portions are almost transparent, so there is a misty/foggy-morning like aspect to the island. This is ironic because cool-toned colors are usually associated with scenes that depict melancholy such as Forest and Sunset, which uses more warm-toned colors despite the work’s message of disturbance. The vibrant and rich nature of the paint, though, may be indicative of the vibrant and rich culture and beauty of the island itself. The style of this painting is almost impressionistic in that it is able to capture a visual impression of a peaceful moment in Trinidad. Mouth of the River is very painterly in that the brushstrokes seem to be loose as well. The painting gives off a tranquil, and inviting image of Trinidad. The image itself is trying to convey a message of nature as a
The figure of the woman seems to be backed up by no background but a white void. This sense of emptiness distantly resemble oriental Chinese painting. The figure seems to dissolve into the void. The composition is integrated and the painting seems harmonious and dynamic due to the curvilinear lines formed by the edges of flat color blocks. There seems to be musical rhythm to the painting.
The light change in the artwork from dark to light, displays a feeling from relaxation to adventurous and excitement. The male figure I the piece has a calm mood to him and wears a straw hat while reading a newspaper that demonstrates a sense of modernism. According to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH) Web site, “Capturing the specific light effects of midday, Gustave Caillebotte contrasts the cool colors of shade with the dazzling, flattening effects of direct sunlight” (2014, para. 1) Caillebotte creates a diagonal line that moves from the lower left
Our attachment to nature is represented in significant interactions that occur through events and situations. An individual’s value of nature may be challenged through their experiences and the obstacles they have encountered throughout their lives. Alain De Botton’s philosophical text The Art of Travel explores our attraction to nature and how it affects our inner being. This is also highlighted in Albert Namatjira’s painting Ljalkaindirma which conveys the artist’s links between his Aboriginal heritage and its culture. Both these texts explore humanity’s connection to landscapes and our own lives through their personal and imaginary insights which reflect their unique methods of representation.
Emily Goyette 12/9/2016 Period 1 Chapter Twelve Outline The Romantic Impulse Nationalism and Romanticism in American Painting (pg 320) Painters in America began to paint nature which showed America’s how raw and wild the American soil was and that even though the Americans were domesticating the land they would never be able to get rid of the land’s wildness because now the painters have shown how amazing the soil really is.
The painting has a light and smooth finish to finish to it, and at the same time the bold outlines of the male figures appear like a sketching. Little detail compared to the woman in the center of the canvas. The clouds are dark and made with
Their are only a few instances where the clear form of an object is clearly shown in the background that being the trunks. The grass and leaves are naturally unkempt and don 't usually have a definitive shape. So here they are represent by lively or natural stokes with different colors so that it doesn 't seem flat. The grass naturally go up in direction and the leaves group together to give the woods a feeling of being alive and untouched by humans. On the other hand, the focal points have a different brushwork to create a separate figure.
The painting is oil on canvas and contains an extensive amount of contrast. For example, the bright vermillion blanket against the dull eggshell colored door. The disparity between the colors used is prominent. Additionally, the fusion of ornate patterns and simplistic solids is evident. The tablecloth is a geometric mixture of cream and periwinkle.
There was a focus point which is Saint Francis. Although the painting mainly consist of black and tan colors, the slight bright colors to balance of the black. This help bring out the details, such as the blessing on hands and the kneeling of people. Yet, the details were not too big that it would be too much to handle. This helps get the message across to the audience, like myself.
The Orlando Museum of Art, also known as OMA, is a hub of Central Florida when it comes to pulling in remarkable works of art for the public eye to pay patronage to. Today I visited such a place for the annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show, which took place between February 19th through the 21st. Included in the price of a ticket was also admission to The OMA’s current exhibitions, which included Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers and their other running exhibits, which contained an array of work, ranging from Pre-Columbian sculptures to more contemporary works of the 21st century. The specific exhibit which held my interest most was the Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican gallery titled “A Trek from North to South”, which was organized by geographic locations in Latin America. Since my girlfriend, Illiana, bought me tickets to the show for a
Professor Henry Gates visits the island divided in his very first episode of Black in Latin America. The island of Hispaniola hosts both the nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and have so for five centuries. The island was the first land in the Americas to import African slaves and from that point the two nations have shared the Massacre River, but nothing else. Haiti and Dominican Republic have two completely different cultural identities and this relates to the connections they have with their African ancestors. Professor Gates explores and compares both of these cultures and why they have so many differences, even though they are in very close proximity.
The main focus of the painting is the architectural aspect. The scene is dominated by the main building and the large arched bridge that juts out in front of it. It is proportionally placed within the canvas. The width of the central façade makes up the central portion of the painting with the doorway being centered within the entire composition.
The dust across the mid ground of the painting contrasts against the blue and green hues of the top third of the painting. The detail of the drover on his horse in the foreground of the painting shows how Roberts can have intricate details whilst maintaining a soft and smooth stroke line. This interprets the theme of ‘The Bush’ by comparing it to Australia’s inner core landscape. The green from the trees is perched above and away from the earthy tones below. The perfectly blue sky shows a hope in the distance indicating the help the drover needs in this story.
Most people would expect the artists painting to be monopolized by one perspective of nature. However, the artist incorporates both the violent and beautiful sides of nature. The artist explained how “the long-necked lily-flower which, deep in both worlds, can be still as as a painting” (Hughes 22-24). The artist proves how the even if beauty is surrounded by negativity, nature 's beauty will not be consumed by its violence. Most people would also expect the artist to put an emphasis on nature 's violence, especially after the repeated mention of the violent parts of nature.
This helps to create a close up look at the view outside the window suggesting the intimacy between the artist and the habitat outside. This is because the focus is almost wholly given to the view outside the window. The view, which is embellished by the presence of flowers sitting on the windowsill, and creepers climbing on the railing, is located in the center of the composition. Despite the lack of a line of symmetry and any logic or geometric order, Matisse has been able to draw the attention of the viewer’s eye through the use of bright colours, almost fluorescent, which were used to portray the calm sea with its floating blue boats, and the sky tinted with the colours of the sunset. The calm sea at the horizon is painted with unreal tones of pink, sky blue, and violet whereas the boat, painted with tones of indigo, orange and green, seem to move along with the light breeze.
The portrait represents the beauty of the time period. It holds simplistic colors with detailed shading. The artwork is very intriguing to me. I love the detail in the background, there are tiny brushstrokes that makes up the mountains and sky. Also, I find the shading of the mouth and eyes very interesting.