Francisco Jose de Goya was born on March 30, 1746. He was born in a small town called Fuendetodos that is located in Aragon, Spain. His family later moved to Saragossa, Spain and by the age of 14, he became a student to Jose Luzan, who was a local painter. He found inspiration in the arts of many famous artists and copied their style for many years. While in his teen years, he traveled to Rome and Italy to advance as an artist. In the 1770s, his life changed when he started working for the Spanish royal court. He created portraits of the superiority, and he created art that criticized the public and radical problems of his era.
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 This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated.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.
Titian was an Italian Renaissance painter. He used oil-based paint for his artwork. The Assumption and Consecration of the Virgin is kept in Venice on a high altar in the Basilica de Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. This painting stand twenty-two feet high and is arched at the top. Three sections are shown in this piece of artwork. The clouds separate the realms of earth and Heaven. This representational painting shows the unity of Heaven and mortals on earth. It also expresses the need for God the Father. At the bottom, you have the apostles. Most of them have longer hair and beards. They are looking up towards the virgin, Mary. Mary mothered Jesus and is ascending up towards Heaven. Some of the apostles are kneeling on the ground; others are reaching out towards Mary.
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
an everyday normal occurrence (going to a pool house) that most people will pass off is captured in a light that puts a new perception on the normal. I’d say that this is to me the most “artistic” piece because it seems so real, and so gritty and stripped back. It seems like someone who had professional training for painting decided to break every rule that he needed to just to make something he saw with his artistic eye the way we saw it.
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.
Giovanni Battista Gaulli, also known as Il Baciccio was a famous painter in the Baroque and Catholic Counter-Reformation period. His work of art “Triumph of the Name of Jesus” deals with classical and tenebrism themes, using light and dark contrasts with illusionistic perspective painting. “The nave fresco, with its contrast of light and dark, spills dramatically over its frame, then turns into sculptured figures, combining painting, sculpture, and architecture” (Janson, p.673). The illusion of clouds and angels floating down through an opening in the church's vault shows the technique called trompe-l'oiel.
A new divide in art and religion occurred during the 17th century. The Reformation occurred and caused a major divide between Protestants and Catholics. In northern Europe, Protestantism took root, especially in the city of Amsterdam. In southern Europe, Catholicism stood fast, especially in Rome. In this paper I will argue that Amsterdam and Rome developed unique political and religious environments that created two different painting styles within the Baroque period. These different environments led to two very different subject materials: secular in Amsterdam and non-secular in Rome. Despite some similarities, these differences distinctly separate Protestant Baroque in the north of Europe and Counter-Reformation Baroque in the south of Europe and two paintings can accurately portray these differences and similarities: “The Calling of Saint Matthew” by Caravaggio and “The Art of Painting” by Vermeer.
The artist Dieric Bouts painting is called Virgin and Child. This painting dates back to 1455-1460 and is drawn with oil on a wood panel 81/2 x 61/2 . The time period is Netherlands, Haarlem. The Virgin and child are paint about the Virgin Mary and her love for her son.
Bazin argues "only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled- up preconceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, are able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of photography, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can know, nature at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the
Bosch’s "Triptych of The Temptation of St. Anthony" and Boccaccio 's "Tenth Day: Tenth Story" both show the portrayal of human emotion in response to suffering. Both of these works of art use emotional realism. Emotional realism is a term used to describe the work of artists and writers who attempt to depict human emotion in a truthful, or realistic, manner.
The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment by Jan van Eyck, was painted around 1435-1440. Jan van Eyck was one of the most celebrated painter of the 15th century in Europe. Jan van Eyck was a Netherlandish painter. Van Eyck was a significant artist during the Northern Renaissance of the fifteenth century. This diptych like most diptych is not large, each panel stands 22 ¼ by 7 ⅔ inches. Jan van Eyck painted Christ’s sacrifice for the salvation of mankind and the Last Judgment.
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.
The Last Supper is one of the famous art piece that done by many artists such as Dirk Bout, Andrea Del Castagno and Leonardo Da Vinci, but the most famous piece is from Leonardo Da Vinci. In this essay will be talking about an art piece from Dirk Bouts and Andrea Del Castagno.