Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic shows a couple outside of their farm house posing for a painting. While the husband is staring back at you it is clear that the wife has other things on her mind. At first glance it looks as if she is giving her husband a scorned look, however after closer observations it appears as if she is looking at something off in the distance. When looking at the painting it is easy to see that the artist used geometric shapes as well as vertical lines to visual enhance the painting. The vertical lines are prominent in this painting as they are visible on all of the buildings structures and are prominent when looking at the pitchfork that the man is holding.
The art piece that really catches my attention in the Legion of Honor museum was the art piece done by the French artist Jean- Leon Gerome. The art piece is titled “The Bath”. The bath is beautifully painted on a canvas using oil paints. While looking at this painting, the first thing is notice is that the African American women is scrubbing the Caucasian women. In this tense it reminds me of the past when slavery was brought into our society.
Goya’s Time of old Women is a commentary function piece, oil painting on canvas (1810-12 181 x125 CM). This painting has hidden messages beginning with the words on the mirror held up to the old woman. The words “Que tal’ (‘How goes it?’) holds a sting of distain towards the pompous vanity of royalty. This painting is thought to depict the true nature of Queen Maria Luisa. The old woman in white has an arrow in her hair that is silver incrusted with diamonds and distinct piece of jewelry.
According to DeWitte “identifying and interrupting the symbolic meaning of the objects and elements in artwork often revels previously unsuspected insights into their content.” (182). Audrey Flack’s painting Marylin is a vivid, colorful still life that is filled with symbolism. The text in the book is from a biography of Marilyn and has references to her gaining recognition in a male-dominated industry. It contains the words, "paint yourself into an instrument of your will.” The picture of Marylin, along with the flowers and cosmetics surrounding her, convey the traditional view on the female lifestyle. Marilyn Monroe was a sex symbol and thought to be the quintessential representation of beauty, but Flack includes lipstick, a compact, perfume, and jewelry all to show that beauty is fleeting.
Among all the objects in Lee Teeter`s oil on canvas painting entitled Reflections (Fig. 1), the focal point is one long, dark wall, with names written or engraved across the whole canvas along with the engravings on the marble creating motivation for individuals viewing the
Jacob Jordaens’ painting, Pan Punished by the Nymphs (1640), the nymphs have surrounded Pan while Apollo looks on. Although the title, punished, the scene is fairly peaceful around Pan. There are a group of women in the center of the picture and more women on the cliff to the right. Apollo is standing, gesturing down towards the scene of Pan about to have his beard cut. There are two goats, framing the scene, a reference to the god.
For every positive female role model, two negative ones can be found” (Lavin 97). Women in comics portray a sexualized representation of the female body, with a strong focus on women as sexual objects rather than women. The trend of objecticifty women in comics has continued since the first superheroine Wonder Woman was first introduced in comics because it is profitable and it is
In the painting there is a great detail that is shown. The tassels on the bed and the way the curtain falls gives a textural component to the painting. The artist also chose to use vertical repetitive lines in the tiles, and the tassels are feminine. There is also a slight curve in her body shape and her backbone, and her voluptuous yet curvy silhouette that shows femininity. Her legs overlapping each other, turban on her head and having her
Elements of Art In a Roman Osteria is polychromatic in color considering it is multicolored and includes many colors. The only horizontal lines that seem to appear on the picture include the little outline of the table that you can see which appears to look like a sideways “L” and the white/light tan fabric on the woman’s head. The few examples of curved lines include the clothing that all three of them are wearing to show detail and the tan walls behind them. The line quality in the man’s shirt behind his left arm shows that he is bending his elbow holding something. Another example of line quality would include the woman’s right arm showing that she is bending her elbow as well.
This effect is achieved with the help of the repetition of the word “black”, with this colour making a contrast with “white shoulders” and other shadows of white (“eggshell”, “pale chinoiserie”). The contrast places emphasis on Susan’s outlook. The appropriate atmosphere is created also by the use of the words ”beauty”,
The painting that really caught my eyes while waking through Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory was Reading the Letter by a twentieth century artist named, Harry Roseland. During the twentieth century genre painting became a huge deal and artist starting showing more and more. This allowed the artist to tell a story Roseland was self- taught and really enjoyed depicting old and poor African Americans. The reason Roseland loved painting these Post Civil War African Americans was because it was a topic that was going unnoticed. The first thing that I notice in this painting is that the white woman is the brightest thing in the painting.