In A Roman Osteria Analysis

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In a Roman Osteria Carl Bloch, In a Roman Osteria, 1866, Oil on Canvas, 177.5 (w) x 148.5 (h)cm (without frame), Rome.

Introduction Carl Bloch’s In a Roman Osteria was completed in 1866 with Oil on Canvas. It is currently found in Rome. I decided to write about this artwork considering it is a little comical to me and very interesting considering there are a couple things that can be going on.

Elements of Art In a Roman Osteria is polychromatic in color considering it is multicolored and includes many colors. The only horizontal lines that seem to appear on the picture include the little outline of the table that you can see which appears to look like a sideways “L” and the white/light tan fabric on the woman’s head. The few examples of curved lines include the clothing that all three of them are wearing to show detail and the tan walls behind them. The line quality in the man’s shirt behind his left arm shows that he is bending his elbow holding something. Another example of line quality would include the woman’s right arm showing that she is bending her elbow as well. Carl Bloch uses value in the painting considering he darkens the outside of the picture and the individuals behind them to show some emphasis on the three individuals sitting at the table. The shapes included in this picture would consist of the “normal” shape of a human and the shape of the cat behind the woman at the table; although, it does
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The Focal Point of the painting would be the three people at the table but mainly the woman and man sitting across from each other. There is no unity or variety that appears in the artwork. The artwork is in proportion. There is no movement in the picture considering the people are sitting down at the table. There is no rhythm or pattern in the artwork that is involved.

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