Perfective had been used since the Early Renaissance, was basically a geometric formula that solved the problem of how to draw three-dimensional objects in a two dimensional surface. Cezanne was not interested on creating depth in his paintings. He felt that the illusion of perspective denied the fact that a painting is a flat two-dimensional object. He preferred to flatten the space in his paintings to place more emphasis on their surface that way he could stress the difference between a painting and reality. He saw painting in a more abstract terms as the construction and arrangement of colors on a two dimensional surface.
From the above analysis we can see that the grotesque figures in Chen Hongshou’s paintings reflect his mentality and wild emotion. There is a unique beauty in the characters of his paintings and this style is the formed with the change and maturity of the painter. The unique features of Chen Hongshou’s paintings developed from free style in his early years, tough and elegant in his middle age and simple and startling in his late years. According to what Zhou Gongliang wrote, “When Zhang Hou started learning painting at young age, he did not care about the similarity in appearance. He would change the way of painting when he was copying.
This piece is a good representation of Irwin's work, largely because it showcases her talent in bringing forth an image or scene without directly painting it on the canvas. This painting, showing a cloudy day, could take place at any time, in any place. Irwin's work often uses similar colors and scenery, but each is distinct from the others. Despite the lack of apparent foreground or background, one can clearly tell where the ground ends and the sky begins. The subtle use of unusual colors, pink and purple and lavender, in the ground and even more so in the sky, fills the viewer with a sense of contentment and
Mentioned earlier Oxford Dictionary of Art (Chilvers, et al., 1998, 333), offers an additional segment of Minimalism’s definition: “Minimal art is associated particularly with the USA and its impersonality is seen as a reaction against the emotiveness of Abstract Expressionism”. By contrast, Abstract Expressionism does not appreciate the geometry values. The most distinctive creations rely on emotion and the power of the moment, lacking clear construction and pre-planned structure to it. Abstract Expressionism “is often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity” (Tate, undated). Random movements shaping up the final form contradict the harmony between shapes, colours and space, resulting in a portrait of emotions rather than calm simplicity.
Philip Pearlstein is considered one of the brightest treasures of the American contemporary art. Having revived the figure painting, Pearlstein established a unique even from the 20th century perspective for exploration of the human form. The main concern of his artworks is the realistic depiction of nude figures. His works can be characterized in terms of unexpected postures, complete informality, and unusual perspectives with often cropped figures and the lack of reliance on any mechanical aids. In doing so, the artist managed to combine the realism of the human body nudity with the abstract and often uncommon objects that seem to have no relation to the picture.
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
From all the evidence we have gathered on this artwork that contributed to a new art movement, we can see the meaning behind every small detail and how it can have such a great impact on what the artists wishes to accomplish. Manet was a revolutionary artist who contradicted society’s ways and gave birth to a new way of thinking in art. Not only did he resist the audiences’ wishes but also criticised them and opposed them. He made many people question traditional art and its purpose and this was what then caused conflict and drama around his
This period highlighted arguments against aristocratic, social, and political rules. During Romanticism, art pieces were characterized by the strong focus on emotion and harnessed the power of imagination and vision of escape. William Blake was an artist of this period, and expressed sexuality and spirituality in his works. Unlike the other artists of Romanticism, Blake combined concepts of sexuality and spirituality into his work; to make a deep statement about his version of good and evil, to highlight the
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.