In his painting, Lake Superior Landscape, George Morrison uses a combination of the visual elements line, texture, and color with the principles of design of repetition and visual unity to create an intriguing, abstract take on the traditional landscape painting.
Catching Daniel in the midst of a passionate exchange, and being meticulously followed by a short, hunchbacked sorcerer, are but a few of seemingly abnormal occurrences that Father Laforgue experienced on his Jesuit mission of converting the natives to Christianity. Of course, in agreeing to take up this mission, Laforgue and his deviant companion, Daniel, were well aware of the differences in culture they were about to encounter—although not entirely prepared for how unwilling the ‘savages’ would be in their attempts to baptize them. Who would have thought that a “harvest of souls” under the power of an omnibenevolent God would be so difficult? In the final scenes of Black Robe, Laforgue performs a mass baptism on the Huron people in their
Throughout this semester as a class we have gone over many different terminology, seen many artists from all different countries and time periods. We have also learned about different kinds of art and media that the Artist work with. Over the entire semester I have gained a greater appreciation and understanding for art. Taking all of the new information that I learned this semester I choose three pieces of artwork from the St. Louis Art Museum. Two are similar to each other and the other is very different. The three pieces that I choose to critique are called Keith, Betty and Loch Lomond.
All three artists uses the lines in weird directions such as crisscrossing and diagonal placements in both artworks. In the Blue (Crest), used different tints of blue and Vertigo, used different tints of orange giving two different views of the artwork. The blue used in In the Blue (Crest) helped with portraying the feel of water and the orange just seems as a color placed in the painting of Vertigo, even though with the lines it helps represents the chaos in the picture. They both were similar besides the dimensions, In the Blue (Crest) did give a different feel since it was three dimensional than the two dimensional
Noah’s Ark is an oil on masonite painting done by Aaron Douglas in 1927. The 48 by 36 inches painting is currently on display at The Carl Van Techten Gallery of Fine Arts at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The representational portrait painting shows an outdoors scene. There is a source of light coming from the top right corner. Following down the painting, there is a man at the front of a large boat, pointing to the left. Behind him, another man is holding some instruments. In the background, there are waves of blue. At the left side of the painting, there are lightening bolts. At the bottom left of the painting, there is a board connecting the ground to the boats, allowing some animals to enter. Behind that, there is a person on a ladder, carrying an item on their back.
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. In Bradley’s painting the form is similar to Bierstadt because it allows the viewer the ability to perceive images and details
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.
Frida Kahlo created many glorious pieces. One of her most intriguing pieces is The Two Fridas. The image is quite symbolic and meaningful. Kahlo was a Mexican artist greatly known for her self portraits and the pain, passion and feminism of her paintings. The name of the piece I choose to analysis is Las dos Fridas, also known as The Two Fridas. This painting was created in 1939 by Frida Kahlo. Kahlo created this painting shortly after her divorce with her then husband Diego Rivera. It is said that the painting is used to represent the different sole characteristics of Frida. One of the images represents the traditional Frida in Tehuana costume with a broken heart, the other is seen as an modern day independent Frida. The period of the artwork
A varied balance between the symbolic and realism has been struck world over by the painting. In the fifteenth century Western painting began to turn from its age- old concern with spiritual realities towards an effort to combine this spiritual expression with as complete an imitation as possible of the outside
I have chosen to compare and contrast the following two works of art: (1) Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, 1888. Oil on canvas, 25 ft. ¼ in. x 31 ft. ¾ in., Netherlands, Europe, and (2) Winslow Homer, Veteran in a New Field, 1865. Oil on canvas, 2 ft. x 3 ft. 2 in., Prouts Neck, Maine. The painting The Sower is based on a sketch that Van Gogh did in a letter to his brother Theo. This may be what he saw while writing the letter. Winslow Homer’s painting is supposed to show that many people before the Civil War were farmers. At the time of this painting many may have seen this as an emotional painting. Both of these paintings have things in common and other things that are different.
Walking through the Huntsville Art Museum really made the wheels in my head begin to turn. Looking at all the different art work I could not help but wonder what the meaning was to so many of these exhibits. There were multiple pieces that caught my eye, but one in particular was the “Providence Church, Perry County, Alabama”. This photograph was taken by William Chritenberry in 1977. Christenberry was born in Tuscaloosa, AL during 1936, and currently lives in Washington, DC.
Between the years 1932 through 1933 Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera created what is said to be his most successful work ever. This particular mural is called “Detroit Industry”. The name was quite literal because the mural depicted just that, the Detroit industry. It is a fresco painting which means it is painted on fresh wet plaster. The fresco painting consist of twenty-seven panels on four different walls North ,South, East, and West. The two main panels on the North and South walls depict laborers working at Ford Motor Company's River Rouge Plant. In May of 2014 the mural reached national landmark status.
Each sculpture shows the creativty between the two artist. The sculptures tells a story as well paints a picture. They both depicts the thrower about to release his discus. The torso shows the muscular description in motion from other sculptures. They show humanism which characteriz mankind of society. The thower is showing perfect form that allows the viewer to watch the throw be a success. The body and technique demonstrate perfection in its back and legs.
The use of line drastically changes the way Dai Jin of Sesshu portray their ideals and skill. In Dai Jin’s painting, his mastery of painting is clearly evident in his use of line quality. He uses jagged lines for the rocks, dotted lines for foliage, and shading, thick lines for darker areas, ink wash for the inside of the cave and other areas for shading, and dropped-in ink for the trees. He uses his skillful painting abilities to enhance the realism of the scene, to fully illustrate the realness of the story. Dai Jin isn’t just focused on the scene, however, and instead uses smooth, elegant, lines to outline Bodhidharma's body, and very curvy nervous lines for Huike’s body and clothes. This use of line demonstrates Dai Jin’s understanding
I always get a bit nervous on the drive to NYC, not only from the thought of driving in city traffic, but there’s always the small chance I’ll get arrested. New York body painter Andy Golub is a huge advocate for performance art and body acceptance, but I like body painting just for the thrill of it. It’s only legal through a tiny loophole in New York state law. There’s nothing more terrifying than stripping naked in the middle of Times Square. The empowerment of actually doing it however is absolutely intoxicating.