The end of the iconoclast controversy has come, and the beginning of the Macedonian dynasty and/or Second Golden Age has initiated. Therefore, the art of religious figures and holy images were making frequent reappearances. Most of these images were in mosaic form. Mosaics became a prime art form during the Byzantine times. They were made by implanting normal-sized, naturally colored stones, composed with opaque glass, into a soft cement or plaster. The material presented a great variety of diverse colors.
The main focus of the painting is the architectural aspect. The scene is dominated by the main building and the large arched bridge that juts out in front of it. It is proportionally placed within the canvas. The width of the central façade makes up the central portion of the painting with the doorway being centered within the entire composition. The perspective of the painting, although not on axis, has the illusion of being balanced due to the centralized doorway and the aspect of the bridge being almost
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.
Through formal analysis, the visual characteristics of the work present an interesting insight into the painting. The first emotion that I experienced with this work was claustrophobia and crowdedness. Part of the feeling spawned from the three-dimensionality of the painting. Egley was able to utilize depth in order to render a work that appeared smaller as the observer’s eye moved from the foreground to background. The lines in this painting point toward one single point system as Egley created a perspective work of art by scaling the figures. Even the colors help guides the eye
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.
The painting has asymmetrical because the weight on each side is uneven. Mary is much bigger than baby Jesus. The dominate design in the painting would be Mary’s face. Mary’s face is key focus; it draws your attention to see what is next. But, Mary’s hands also take domination because in early painting Mary is barely holding on to Jesus, he is just floating above her lap, but in this painting you can tell the grip Mary has on Jesus. Although Mary’s hand and body itself take up an odd amount of room they help objects such as baby Jesus stand in the painting as well. This painting has a certain movement it creates the gesture of a baby pulling his mother closer to him has he lays his cheek on his mother. The shape used is that of a circular motion. Dieric Bouts create a sense of harmony and wholeness using the same color, skin tone between Mary and Jesus create harmony. You can tell the contrast between the two people Mary symbolizes royalty being the mother of Jesus which, is why she wears blue. Blue symbolizes royalty. Jesus symbolizes purity, which is why he has white on. White is the color of purity. Against Mary and Jesus’ pale skin the makes the color of their clothes pops. Art work has many different moods. The mood of this painting is nurturing and humble. The painting is more life like the any other portrait of Mary and Jesus because Jesus does not have a halo on his head and his
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 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.
In this art called Girl with a Pearl Earring done by Johannes Vermeer, the viewer can see a oil painting that is more elemental, but still has a lot of intensity. At first glance of this art the viewer can notice a girl that is wearing a pearl earring. This girl attracts the viewer's attention by the viewer seeing her face pop out more with brighter color. With the way the artist created a single colored background the art gives a
This helps to create a close up look at the view outside the window suggesting the intimacy between the artist and the habitat outside. This is because the focus is almost wholly given to the view outside the window. The view, which is embellished by the presence of flowers sitting on the windowsill, and creepers climbing on the railing, is located in the center of the composition. Despite the lack of a line of symmetry and any logic or geometric order, Matisse has been able to draw the attention of the viewer’s eye through the use of bright colours, almost fluorescent, which were used to portray the calm sea with its floating blue boats, and the sky tinted with the colours of the sunset. The calm sea at the horizon is painted with unreal tones of pink, sky blue, and violet whereas the boat, painted with tones of indigo, orange and green, seem to move along with the light breeze. “The Open Window” is also a painting in a painting, as the sea and the creepers reflect on the shutters of the window creating different perspectives for the scene
The brilliant hues of greens, purples, reds, and yellows that are strategically brushstroke on the piece give of a sense of impressionism. The characteristics of this piece capture the modern them of leisure activity. Caillebotte’s young cousin Zoe and brother Martial are depicted in this piece through the two characters. Both characters are dressed relaxed and have middle to upper class attire. The painting contains element of modern style through the scenery and garden. The heavy brushstrokes seen in the red flower bushes represent a feeling of realism. It’s as if you could physical touch the flowers. His details are more precise than Berth Morisot’s The Basket Chair, and show how more open male artist could be with their artwork. The scene seems to be during summer with the sun radiating off the garden gravel. The light change in the artwork from dark to light, displays a feeling from relaxation to adventurous and excitement. The male figure I the piece has a calm mood to him and wears a straw hat while reading a newspaper that demonstrates a sense of modernism. According to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH) Web site, “Capturing the specific light effects of midday, Gustave Caillebotte contrasts the cool colors of shade with the dazzling, flattening effects of direct sunlight” (2014, para. 1) Caillebotte creates a diagonal line that moves from the lower left
4. How do the artist’s color and lighting choices impact the message the viewer takes away from the painting?
In this artwork, Van Gogh uses strong vertical lines to give the sense of unease. These lines are present in the floor boards, the chair and in the wall. The lines give an unnerving feel to the room as vertical lines suggest that the room was not a place of tranquility, or calmness, but a rather gives a sense of despair. Furthermore, In the room there is also horizontal lines to suggest peace, and calmness. This also found on some parts of the chair. Theses conflicting uses of lines give the audience a sense of chaos and confusion in the world around the man. Van Gogh, predominantly known for his color usage also
The painting itself only has a few objects where your eyes can go and three that it does have, two of them immediately catches your gaze due to the amount of space their difference in value take . The setting itself has only
He uses the dark tone of painting, so that characters from the shadow highlighted, breaking through the traditional paintings reveal the characteristics of the clear, indicating the arrival of the