Aesthetic Features and Influence of the Figure Paintings by Chen Hongshou Cao Jing Xu Guangtong Abstract: Chen Hongshou was a comprehensive and proficient painter in late Ming and Qing Dynasty, who was creative and unique in his own style. He made attempts to get rid of the “fashion of resplendent” by “traditional style” and was refereed to as the representative of artists with unique style and an influential figure in the 17th century. Key words: figure painting; grotesque style; influence Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Zhanghou as his style name and “Old Lotus”as esteemed name, was a prominent painter, who inherited the tradition and created new style in painting. With the unique aesthetic values, his paintings,
This essay will focus on his Golden Phase and what has inspired him during that period. Gustav Klimt started by painting morals on walls with his brother and ceilings for mansions, theatres and universities. Later on, he focused mainly on painting on canvases. His style was a complex and contradictory mixture of Symbolism, Naturalism, expressionism and abstraction and as a result, it has
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. Nevertheless, Philip Pearlstein manages to create a notion of philosophy in each of his paintings. One of the paintings by Philip Pearlstein that I chose in the museum is the painting “Butterfly Kite” that was painted in 2006. The painting is a lithograph signed and drawn in pencil. The manner of drawing allowed the
Chinese painting has been the major art form within Chinese tradition throughout centuries. Their paintings distinguish themselves from other art forms from different countries by their use of ink to emphasize motion and bring liveliness into a two-dimensional piece. In order to understand the old and ancient practices of Chinese painting, one must look towards Xie He’s Six Laws (or Methods) of Painting. In a demonstration of He’s six methods, Han Gan’s Night Shining White (short handscroll, ink on paper, early 8th century) not only is able to capture the physical representation of his subject but also the spiritual energy as well. Most famous of the Tang dynasty for capturing the visualness and spirituality of horses was Han Gan (Hearn).
The model's form is gently fulfilled and surrounded by a ravenous arrangement of scratching lines and washes of color. The models face, and chest are carried out in the darkest values and with some of the hardest edges of the painting. Her position while reclining in her chair is suggested as the background turns into nothing more than abstract marks. The focal point of the painting is surrounded by abstract shapes and brush strokes that create emotion and emphasis throughout the entire piece. There are several reoccurring brush strokes and a limited amount of color which create a great mix of warm and cool tones.
This is yet another abstract nonrepresentational piece by Pollock where he used slashes of enamel paint that he slung on the paper. To me it looked as if Pollock was trying to express in his artwork a message, however that message was written in a language only he could denote. This made me think of how sometimes you feel a certain way but you are not able to express it through more traditional forms of media or art. Some of the visual elements used our contour lines used throughout the portrait, value contrasts between thick buldges of enamel paint to thin smears, and the color black which is the only color used adding to the mystery theme of the overall piece. Some principles of design I observed were balance and harmony.
After applying it would create an almond-shaped eye in which represented the eye of Horus. The eye of Horus was believed by the Egyptians to have magical and very defensive powers from a battle of Osiris and Horus. It was there said that Horus lost his left eye. The Ancient Egyptians believed that his eye was magically restored. Therefore, the Ancient Egyptians wore the black kohl and used green eye paints on their eyes to keep the presence of evil away from them.
The Mona Lisa was a portrait of a woman that developed a meaning, people said it’s a symbol of the Renaissance information which came from this quote. “The Mona Lisa was originally this type of portrait, but over time its meaning has shifted and it has become an icon of the Renaissance perhaps the most recognized painting in the world.” (Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa) What most people do not know about Leonardo was that paintings and art was not his main focus he was actually an anatomist and also an engineer which art helped him pursue. He used his art to draw out all the parts of machines and of the human body to understand more of how they worked and fit together. He would draw small gears and parts in a bigger scale to show detail which also helped to understand more which was
He looked at people, objects, nature and his composition with a sense of geometry in organization rather than focusing on their reality and translating that onto the canvas. This self-portrait is testimony to that process of simplification as he treats each part of the composition with broad brush strokes and fluid patterns and still brings out the purpose and mood with clarity. This portrait reveals Cézanne’s artistic personality reflected in his technique and treatment of space on the canvas. He painted the face with hues that illuminate a part of the face forming a strong sense of perspective. He uses a series of shades to contour the face instead of using contour lines.
Other reason for choosing this painting is because of the artist and his other influential artworks that made me want to know him more. Lastly because his painting worth more than US$70 million. Part 2: Biography (1841-1919) Renoir was one of the most famous French Impressionist artists. Renoir’s portraits epitomize the beauty and delight of life. His love and
Synchromy in Purple Minor in Blanton by Stanton Macdonald-Wright is an abstract painting with an intention of creating a new language of art to express the musical rhythms and depicting space and color through the uses of blocks of color rather than lines and modeling like that of the Renaissance and Baroque art. Stanton Macdonald-Wright applied thin layers of dry paint in wide strokes on the canvas to create flat surfaces of color. In some regions, the painter uses the technique of drybrush to create a scratchy texture that let the under layer of white paint to show through. This created the transition from dark and intense hues to lighter shades of that hue, giving the colors a transparent quality. Although chiaroscuro modeling is not used,
Peter Max is known as one of the most popular pop artists in today’s art circles. His work is easily recognized by bold and uncommon color and line choices, as well as the wide uneven brush stroke found in the majority of his work. “Vase of Flowers Series 60 Detail Ver. VI #40” is representative of Max’s work as a whole. It possesses the gradients, rustic brush strokes and the unusual color choices and gradients that have become characteristic of his style.
Lastly, the two paintings use perspective, color, and light very similarly. In Death of General Wolfe, the artist, West, clearly and realistically paints the figures in the foreground and in the background in uniforms that would have been common during that time. Similarly, Giotto paints his figures in robes which were common, and what painters usually depicted their figures wearing. They both have knowledge about what it is they are painting and are able to use color to accurately show what may have occurred. The use of light in both of these paintings is very similar.