The middle ground is composed of a red curtain which creates the division between the background and the foreground. The foreground consists of a lute player, the goddess Venus, and a baby angel. The lute player is playing the lute while looking at Venus, as if trying to court her, while Venus, nude yet covered in jewelry and surrounded by elements that represent beauty (the violin to her right and the recorder in her left hand), is looking the opposite way and being crowned by the baby
Additionally, her hair is in a bun opposed to flowing down across her. These traits make the Venus appear more human and bring the transcending quality of the idealization of beauty back down to earth. During the Spanish baroque, female nude paintings were a rarity, so this depiction of the Venus is not
Giorgione was religious, so some of paintings, have religious subjects, like the "Adoration of the Shepherds" , painted during the 1505 to 1510 and “The Holy Family” , painted about in the year about 1504. Giorgione’s best known painting is “The Tempest” , that was painted in 1505, when Giorgione had the age of 28. As Biography.com states, “The Tempest” requires the viewer to determine La Tempesta, 1505, by Giorgione the symbolic meaning of thework—a meaning that stemmed from Giorgione’s own imagination, rather than traditional interpretations”. Giorgione died around the year 1510, but is not certain of the cause, but during that time in Venice there was the plague, so that’s most probably the reason why. Britannica.com states, “Correspondence dated October 25, 1510, between the celebrated Renaissance patron of the arts Isabella d’Este of Mantua and her agent Taddeo Albano at Venice mentions Giorgione’s death as having occurred recently” .
As I mentioned before about the middle ages and medieval times being dark, plain and in my opinion a tad bit boring. In the time of the Renaissance it was a new beginning to everyone. This meant things had to be colorful and full of life. They also rediscovered the beauty and art of the human body. Artist were painting portraits of people while they were nude in order to capture their physical beauty.
Impressionism is still being practiced by modern artists in this day and age. When you see a Monet’s masterpiece, like one of his famous The Water Lily Pond (Les Nymphếas) paintings, the vivid colour, and the unique brushstroke fixates you and speaks to you in the language that translation is not required. This is infinite. Shall we look at a different art form – opera? Does it really matter if we watch Madame Butterfly now or in the 19the Century right after Puccini finished composing?
For example, the sole female in the center has hands that are painted in different sizes. The hand that is supposed to be closer to the viewer is painted bigger than the other. Perspective is when the edges of all objects are angled towards a single point in the painting called the vanishing point. Because eyes perceived space in this way, the viewers are immediately drawn towards this vanishing point. The perspective creates a relationship between the viewer that does not exist in two-dimensional paintings.
His greatest contribution to art is the cultivation of the modern art concept, known as 'impressionism'(Claude Monet, 2004). It is an artistic philosophy which changed the then accepted perception of color and light.His artistic style is characterized by the use of feathery strokes of the paint brush to depict the play of light with respect to the time. He believed that depicting 'time' in a painting is more important than the 'plot', and was interested in using his painting to capture the feel of the moment. As per Monet "One does not paint countryside, a view, a figure. One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)."
La belle jardinière is known primarily for the harmonic and proportional balancing of the poses of the figures and for the high formal quality present in every element, particularly in the face of the Virgin, which served as a model of beauty for generations of artists.The young Jesus and John the Baptist have perfect little bodies, posed in graceful postures to interact with each other and the Virgin. How the light is contrasted with the dark along with the relaxed, informal pose of the Madonna are influenced by Leonardo Da Vinci’s technique, particularly The Virgin of the Rocks. But Raphael differentiates himself with a more gentle, rhythmic interaction, the carefully perceived landscape with bright light and natural beauty provide an appropriate setting for the figure group. The triangular composition is common in the Madonnas paintings of Raphael. This composition helps the figure interact with each other in a smooth
For this painting, the medium was oil, or oil pastel, but the point is that the colors has to blend in with the canvas which Van Gogh masters to create an impressive impasto painting. The last element that is important is texture which Van Gogh uses a canvas to create his illusion zing masterpiece of the sower and he uses great amount of time and focus when he creates the artwork by using oil pastels as his texture
Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch are among the most renowned Expressionist painters of the twentieth century today. Their oil on canvas artworks is colorful, sensitive and above all expressive. ("Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch – The Art of Expression,"2012). In the Starry Night by Van Gogh and The Scream by Edvard Munch artworks, the artists perfectly blended both abstraction with realism, which called "semi abstraction”. Realism is a style when the artists use visual language to describe his subject, whereas abstract is when the artists uses that visual language in conjunction with subject matter to express his feelings or ideas.