The end of the iconoclast controversy has come, and the beginning of the Macedonian dynasty and/or Second Golden Age has initiated. Therefore, the art of religious figures and holy images were making frequent reappearances. Most of these images were in mosaic form. Mosaics became a prime art form during the Byzantine times. They were made by implanting normal-sized, naturally colored stones, composed with opaque glass, into a soft cement or plaster. The material presented a great variety of diverse colors.
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
The Breakaway was painted by Thomas William Roberts, an Australian artist known for his national narratives. This is demonstrated through, The Breakaway, as it tells the story of a drover trying to prevent a mob of sheep from running away from the pack. During the 1890’s there was a drought which is depicted in the painting, with dust being kicked up and dry, arid landscape. In 1891 a shearers strike began leading to the formation of the Australian Labor Party which suggests the lack of assistance that the drover is in need of.
The art work that is analyzed below is the “Noah Sacrificing Deluge” by Benjamin West. This particular painting was painted in the 1800s and the artist used an Oil Paint on a canvas. This art was 1 out of 36 in a series for the Windsor Castle in England. Mr. West lived to be 82 years old and was the first Americans to become a success on the foreign market. He would become a historical painter for King George III and president of the Royal Academy of Arts. He completed 18 painting before the king’s mental state of mind and suspicion questioned West’s political loyalties which ended the project.
Vicent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Like most of Gogh’s paintings, Bonaventura Berlinghieri painted what he was passion about. Berlinghieri was “…know for his poignant and detailed scene from the life of the Saint Francis on the predella (based of the altarpiece) of the Church of San Francesco at Pescia” (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica). The Saint Francis Altarpiece is a five feet panel, created in 1235 as a depiction of Saint Francis and the church. The portrait was painted on wood panel and in gothic like form. Nonetheless, this masterpiece is representation of time, the complexity of the painting and the
In the Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated. This painting is obviously a representational artwork, because it clearly depicts an event that could have actually occurred. There is no odd parts or unusual events occurring in the painting that could make it an abstract piece of art.
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life. The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face. Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
This image is a representation of the individual as it is of two people, however this painting could be a precursor of the enlightenment
The style of this painting is very unique. Frida laid down each stroke very firmly to build a simple, clear and crisp image. There are no virtuoso flourishes of the brush and the colours are as neatly contained within contours. (Anon., 2011)
This painting captures the detail of a man with an intense look upon his face. Chuck Close uses extreme details to make the painting seem as if it were a photograph taken by a camera. The painting is done in black white and gray. For this painting, Close used acrylic on a canvas. Close takes a photograph and creates a grid on both the
I decided to do my African American Art project on Aaron Douglas. Aaron was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899. As he grew older Aaron got his degrees from Univ. of Nebraska and Univ. of Kansas he moved to Harlem where he studied with Winold Reiss then later became very popular during the Harlem Renaissance and was known for a signature style that forged elements of African Art with a modern European aesthetic. The painting I chose to recreate was “Emperor Jones” which was a series of four paintings (Bravado, Defiance, Flight, and Surrender).
Although the art piece is not extremely detailed, the details that are accented are of importance. The art piece itself is not very detailed with the sky and water parts. However the building figures are much more detailed as opposed to the boat figures. With the building figures, the onlooker can identify other boat figures set close to the buildings. Unlike on the boat figures, the people figures are not as detailed. On the building figures, Moran seems to focus more on smaller aspects such as the doors, windows and what seems to depict small docks. However, Thomas Moran does not include as much detail to the buildings found in the background. The buildings in the background are hardly detailed at all. While the buildings found in the foreground are detailed enough to distinguish the windows and doors, the buildings in the background are mainly only one color. These buildings are not detailed, instead they are one solid color that depicts the shadow of that building. As stated previously, Moran does not focus on the details of the boat figures. Instead he uses darker colors on the boat figures, which would make it harder for him to add details. Even the figures on the boats are painted with darker colors. Although Moran mostly includes more details to the figures closer to the foreground, he adds one detail closer to the background. The painting itself seems to depict the Grand Canal in Venice, however Moran does not really make the river break off to any other canal. Except he does include a bridge in the painting. The bridge is found on the right side of the painting. Slightly tucked behind the three boat figures on the right side. It is the only bridge he includes in the painting. Although it is the only bridge, it is quite small and somewhat
This essay will be analyzing the paintings Mending Socks and Barbecue by Archibald Motley. Mainly focusing on the painting to recognize and understand the visual choices that were made when creating the artwork. As well as being able to state specific elements in the painting.
Did you know that Marc Chagall, just like Pablo Picasso, was a master at many different medias? Marc Chagall is a Belorussian born artist that spent most of his time working in France. He was a part of many great movements including Surrealism and Cubism. Chagall showed that no artist has to be a part of strictly one movement or style.
The Louvre is the world’s largest museum with an extremely impressive art collection. It is located along the Seine River in Paris, France. The louvre was originally built as a fortress, then reconstructed to a royal palace. When Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, the Louvre became an art museum. The Louvre includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, Greek and Roman Sculptures, as well as other French noble artifacts. It houses more than 35,000 works of art at any time. Most of the artwork spans from 6th century B.C. to 19th century A.D. The museums most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. The Code of Hammurabi, the Greek sculpture “Nike of Samothrace” and “Venus de Milo” are also notable masterpieces.