What a wonderful experience I had with my family at the Dallas Museum of Art. We explored the many timeless exhibits and just hearing my children ask question after question and seeing their engagement was an experience that I am hoping to have visiting other art exhibits sooner than later. At first glance of Max Liebermann “At the Swimming Hole (Im Schwimmbad)” I was drawn into the painting by its concept of it being a look into the everyday life of a young boy in the 1870’s. Yet, having to explain to my children what exactly was going on in this picture, that in today’s age would be deemed inappropriate. The conversation with my children and this formal and stylistic analysis at that point went hand-in-hand.
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life.
This essay provides an analysis of Edmund Alleyn’s portrait created in 1975 called Iceberg Blues (fig. 1.) on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in the Expanding Fields Exhibition. It also includes comparisons to other works by Jean Paul Lemieux and Jean Phillippe Dallaire that are images of city people. I will be comparing some of the same techniques that are being used among these talented Quebec artists. Edmund Alleyn was a very popular Quebec artist who was inspired by his life in Montreal and this definitely shows in his artwork. The Iceberg Blues (fig 1.) portrait that is on display at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a very engaging painting of people who are depicted as having just spent the day at the popular amusement
There is an ancient concept in art that “every painter paints himself” and that is exactly the thought that echoes when walking through the “Portrait of the Artist” exhibition at the Vancouver Art gallery. On the walls are a variety of self-portraits created for various purposes. Some were made for introspection, never meant to be seen by a wide audience, others were made to create an image of accomplishment and assert the artist’s status. One self-portrait that captures the attention is A self-portrait as an ox by Thomas Patch because this one involves an artist creating an image of himself that seems humbling, though is, in reality utilizing false-modesty. The sight of this portrait in an exhibition on artist’s self-portraits creates a bigger picture of
When going through the website I looked for similar pictures to compare. These two pictures stood out to me because they both had a single tree in them and they both also have one single building structure in the image. It interested me that these kids also chose similar colors and similar media in their drawings. But with all the similarities there are still may differences. I chose these pictures because even though they are at different developmental stages they have both, common traits and different traits in each of the pictures.
I was going to choose this piece as well, I think the artist did an amazing job with it. I agree that this painting shows how difficult life can be and all you can do at times is turn to prayer. This work relates to the down fall of men and the tragedy of possible life defeat. Also, I agree with you statement on how the painting had balance and how everything around the man in the painting helps keep the focus on him.
The Third of May, 1808 was an oil painting painted in 1814 by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. The scene depicted was commemorating the Spanish resistance to the invasion of Napoleon’s troops, which was part of the Peninsular war, one of the many Napoleonic wars occurred in Europe during the early 19th century. The slaughter of Goya’s countrymen and the horrors of war made a profound impression on him and acted as an essential element that caused Goya to start this artwork, which is acclaimed as one of the great art of all time and has even been called the world’s first modern painting. Goya being a Spanish himself, a bias somewhat exists in this painting that obviously the Spanish are the innocent victim and the French are the brutal aggressors.
Clearing after snow in a wintry grove of trees (1531) 115x36.2 cm (fig.1). The painting Clearing after snow in a wintry grove of trees is a masterpiece of the Ming dynasty painter Wen Zhengming(1470-1559). This short essay aims at demonstrating its philosophical and pictorial meaning by exploring the inscription and imagery.
Spanish Dancer at the Moulin Rouge, categorized as Impressionism was painted in 1905. The portrait is an oil on canvas and measures at 40.16 by 49.21 inches. The portrait is not located in any museum or on display, a private collector owns it. The Day After, categorized as Expressionism was painted between 1894 and 1895. A genre painting on oil and canvas the painting measures at 115 x 152 cm and is located at The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
“For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.” -Georges Rouault (Historyofpainters.com, 2014) I started to like this painting a long time before I knew the background and the artist. Now that I started to learn the elements and principles of design, I find out so many elements and principles hidden in this painting.
Wanda Koop’s Sleeping Giant (2014) is a gray scaled ink and acrylic canvas painting. The contrasted head seems asleep; the eyes, nose and lip shapes are represented by laid down figures, painted in such way the figures appear floating on water rather than sleeping, and all together creating a depressing, cool and somber. The Sleeping Giant painting is made by Wanda Koop is a Canadian artist, who often represents nature scenes in her artwork. This particular art piece was made in 2014 and it is often exhibited with similar themed paintings of Koop’s. This painting is a grey toned canvas painting with a head like shape which appears to be asleep.