This piece of art was painted by Andrea Mantegna close to 1450. There are multiple elements and analysis to be made about this painting such as: visual elements, materials, techniques, how this piece was influential, and subjects of matter (people, objects, landscapes,etc.). It will all be divided into three analysis: Formal analysis, Technical Analysis, and Contextual Analysis. There are many visual elements that the artist uses in this piece, but something to be acknowledged about this painting is that it is very well balanced, giving the viewer a nice sense of equilibrium. The first thing that catches the eye on the painting is the Virgin right in the center, with her child laying in front of her, accompanied by a querubim.
Albert Bierstadt’s The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak (1863) is a oil on panel that means it has been created on wood, and the oil in the painting allows easy manipulation for the choice of color in the panting. However, David P. Bradley’s Indian Country Today (1997) is an acrylic on canvas that means it allows for multiple possibilities for color and technique. Bierstadt and Bradley paintings both have similar forms and choices of hue. In Bierstadt painting the use of form allows the viewer to distinguish between the mountains, trees, and the grass within the painting. In addition, the hue in Bierstadt’s painting also allows the viewer to perceive the difference between the grey color of the mountains to the hunter green of the trees and grass.
Leonardo da Vinci is quoted wiexplained how he created compound colors by painting a transparent colour over th saying that “when a transparent color lies over another color differing from it. This technique created what he described as a , a compound color that is composed of, but which differs from, each of the simple colors.”One of his most well-known paintings, the Mona Lisa, displays some of the techniques used by da Vinci in its grandeur. For instance, the use of sfumato gave the painting an illusion of somberness and mystery, while his choice of color palette reflects why her lips and eyes are so pale.In The Last Supper, da Vinci used tempera over an underpainting made from ground pigments called gesso, which caused the painting to become almost unrecognizable 100 years later. He also painted directly on the stone wall surface rather than painting on wet plaster, as was the norm, which means it is not a true fresco
The Meeting of Joachim and Anna vs. The Annunciation While studying Renaissance art, particularly Italian art spanning from the 14th century through the 16th century, many similarities can be noted throughout paintings by various artists, yet major differences and variances can also be detected when it comes to the style that each artist chose to pursue. Each painting holds its own importance and displays its own outstanding aspects that make it great regardless of style. In Giotto di Bondone’s painting of The Meeting of Joachim and Anna from the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, the technique known as fresco was used. This type of painting technique uses colors that are applied to fresh plaster.
It then showed that still life pieces don’t have to have smooth surfaces and perfect/equally distributed amount of paint. Since the more important part of this kind of technique was the quality and the humblesness. Reflecting on the inspirations Giogio Morandi got by Cubism and Futurism, he created his own style of still life which is counted
Orazio Gentileschi, who was one of the Italian Baroque painters working in Rome at the time, was heavily influenced by Caravaggio in the 1600s. Gentileschi used “dramatic, unconventional gesture and monumental composition” (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) in his paintings and his strong chiaroscuro shows off his abilities to create naturalistic figures in a dark space much like Caravaggio. The story of Judith is an example of a gruesome story painted with the intense detail and unsettling naturalism some artists at the time were practicing with. Gentileschi started Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes in 1621 and by the time he finished four years later, his style had softened and returned to a more Mannerist style. This is highlighted in his most famous painting The Annunciation in 1623.
He often used swirling, and exaggeratedly executed brushstrokes to convey his inner emotions rather than a depicting object at the outdoor. Same subject matter to draw two female figures, yet they revealed opposite characteristics and techniques on their canvas, and the paintings contrast in these ways such as color, brushwork, and space.
Director Christopher Bayes adapted the original work with modern comedy all-the-while keeping true to Goldoni's wishes to make Truffaldino a 'defender' of the middle-class, stating that Commedia is "a theater of status but we root for the little guy. We don't root for the old rich bastard" (McCoy 18). All-the-while, actor Steven Epp (Truffaldino) explains the production's wishes to avoid the view that "Commedia is just artifice", but rather seeks to express "a certain integrity and honesty behind it" (McCoy 16). To emphasize the plight of the middle-class while also catering to the 'SNL'-style comedic desires of a modern-day audience, Epp also explains the blend of improvisation and adapted script from Gondoni's original work as "a virtuosic act" which pushes actors "into the truth of every moment in a grand theatrical way", staying true to the beautiful threading of grand comedy and truthful storytelling achieved through Goldoni's writing (McCoy 14). In adding modern references such as random exclamations of pop songs and Trump mockeries through improvisation while keeping true to the plight faced by Truffaldino with much of the original text, costuming, and physicality, the production is filled with "surprises of integrity" (McCoy 15).
Right dress makes us look appealing. Appropriate dress also can make a person look youthful and reflect how to dress well and proper. How to dress often associated with personal values and honesty. Dress code is a standard of dress establish for a given environment, as in the military, in a school or business, or in a cultural group. It is also one of the symbols of formality.