I believe art is a way to express a feeling, or an inclination and to create an alternate perspective of the world. Beauty alone is not art, but art can be made of about, for magnificent things. This painting fits under art and beauty because I believe this portrait is very detailed it shows her beauty through art. I compare this portrait to “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo Da Vinci because, they are both portraits of women who were considered to be beautiful and role models for young girls back in their times. Mona Lisa painting have more vibrant details.
Vermeer's ability to paint two beautiful young woman in such a creative manner that looks as if the light was shining in at the perfect moment showcases his genius. The colors used within his paintings and the mystery that Vermeer leaves the viewers with, shows his genius. Johannes Vermeer's genius is found in his bold genre paintings, the vagueness within the subjects and the ability to add immense amount of detail into such simple paintings. And in creating such timeless paintings, Vermeer is viewed as an artistic genius from the 17th century. Just in creating two simple paintings of everyday youthful women, Vermeer manages to inspire artists to achieve natural beauty and effortlessness within their works as well.
Indeed it first switches between the bouquet on the museum bench and the identical flower piece in the painting, and then it switches between Madeleine’s curl of hair and the identical curl of hair on the painted portrait. Madeleine turns out to be like an artistic creation herself as is the portrait of Carlotta Valdes. This technique makes it look like the painting is leaking on her, transforming her into Carlotta. Scottie can be associated with the painter of the portrait as he transforms Judy into a kind of Madeleine who answers his fantasy: the image of Carlotta because Scottie is more mesmerised by the painting than he is by Madeleine.
Berth Morisot was a French paintmaker and painter, who was associated with impressionism. Born into a family of a government official who was supportive of the arts she was able to openly practice her passion to paint. Through her painting The Basket Chair, she demonstrates her remarkable style of rough to light brush strokes that create a sense of realism in this piece. She was one of the few female painters of her time. The subject matter of her piece is not as interesting as that of Gustave Caillebotte’s The Orange Trees, due to the gender inequality and male superiorism.
Orazio Gentileschi, who was one of the Italian Baroque painters working in Rome at the time, was heavily influenced by Caravaggio in the 1600s. Gentileschi used “dramatic, unconventional gesture and monumental composition” (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) in his paintings and his strong chiaroscuro shows off his abilities to create naturalistic figures in a dark space much like Caravaggio. The story of Judith is an example of a gruesome story painted with the intense detail and unsettling naturalism some artists at the time were practicing with. Gentileschi started Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes in 1621 and by the time he finished four years later, his style had softened and returned to a more Mannerist style. This is highlighted in his most famous painting The Annunciation in 1623.
I was seeing painting after painting in the museum and they all looked the same to me. As it came to the end of the tour I was worried I wouldn’t have an image I actually wanted to talk about, then something about the way this was painted made me fall in love with the painting. I'm not usually the person that falls in love with a painting and imagines all the things it could mean but when I saw the clarity of Roman Courtship and the colors I knew that this was the painting I wanted to talk about. Another work I saw in the Ringling that caught my eye was Circe Entertaining Odysseus at a Banquet by Italian artist Giovanni Paolo Panini. This painting is an Oil on Canvas made in about 1718-19.
They fall in love with the idea of royalty. The first thing the Disney Fairytale culture teaches young girls is not that they have to be strong, talented, creative, or smart, but that they must be the fairest of them all (Orenstein). The Disney princess culture teaches girls that their worth is more about beauty and appearance rather than intelligence (Sternberg). Young girls also get it engrained in their head that they should meet their one true love, marry them, and live happily ever after forever. The first released animated Disney princess film was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
“Leonardo and others worked out the laws of perspective, a new discovery.” (Cooper 22). In many paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci, perspective and a style called sfumato, or when it seems likes the figures in the illustration are in a three dimensional landscape, are displayed. In the painting, Mona Lisa “The woman looked as if she could come right out of the painting” The Mona Lisa is also remarkable because the half smile on her face puzzles viewers. Is she happy or mischievous? Amused or trying to be serious?
Fascist rhetoric was a great piece that represents renaissance, part of Italy’s rebirth. This popularity of renaissance art was exploited to advertise the Fascist to be presented (Bedarida 2012). Aristotle claimed that human nature in action is the focus that a painter and poet imitate to represent a true Italian painter of Renaissance painting that has the quality of being ancient and having an essential plot of tragedy in content. He said that it is not enough for a painting to have a beautiful smeared of colors, this not enough to please viewers to their likings without any outline behind it (Bedarida 2012). Renaissance was all about humanistic in nature, relating it to paintings and poetry that imitates perfectly nature around us (Shannon
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Artemisia Gentileschi is the most well known Baroque female artist during her era. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, is also a well know artist and because her father is an artist she is able to have access to early training. Through her father, she is able to meet numerous artists that will help inspire her art works. Caravaggio is one of the artist who mostly inspires her painting techniques the most. Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting of Judith and Holofernes is a reflection of her life.
The painting that really caught my eyes while waking through Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory was Reading the Letter by a twentieth century artist named, Harry Roseland. During the twentieth century genre painting became a huge deal and artist starting showing more and more. This allowed the artist to tell a story Roseland was self- taught and really enjoyed depicting old and poor African Americans. The reason Roseland loved painting these Post Civil War African Americans was because it was a topic that was going unnoticed. The first thing that I notice in this painting is that the white woman is the brightest thing in the painting.