Analysis Of Entrance Of The Grand Canal, Venice By Thomas Moran

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The artwork Entrance of the Grand Canal, Venice is an oil on canvas painting done by Thomas Moran in the year 1905. The artwork is of landscape orientation. It seems to depict a sunset from the view of the Grand Canal in Venice with notable buildings in the background. The painting of Entrance of the Grand Canal, Venice seems to depict a sunset against the canal. The art piece seems to depict onlookers on an undistinguishable number of what may possible be gondolas or small boats. In the art piece, the more notable figures in the foreground are the figures that look similar to boats. There are a total of six boat figures in the foreground. Three are closer to the left side of the painting, and are more detailed. The other three boat …show more content…

Although the art piece is not extremely detailed, the details that are accented are of importance. The art piece itself is not very detailed with the sky and water parts. However the building figures are much more detailed as opposed to the boat figures. With the building figures, the onlooker can identify other boat figures set close to the buildings. Unlike on the boat figures, the people figures are not as detailed. On the building figures, Moran seems to focus more on smaller aspects such as the doors, windows and what seems to depict small docks. However, Thomas Moran does not include as much detail to the buildings found in the background. The buildings in the background are hardly detailed at all. While the buildings found in the foreground are detailed enough to distinguish the windows and doors, the buildings in the background are mainly only one color. These buildings are not detailed, instead they are one solid color that depicts the shadow of that building. As stated previously, Moran does not focus on the details of the boat figures. Instead he uses darker colors on the boat figures, which would make it harder for him to add details. Even the figures on the boats are painted with darker colors. Although Moran mostly includes more details to the figures closer to the foreground, he adds one detail closer to the background. The painting itself seems to depict the Grand Canal in Venice, however Moran does not really make the river break off to any other canal. Except he does include a bridge in the painting. The bridge is found on the right side of the painting. Slightly tucked behind the three boat figures on the right side. It is the only bridge he includes in the painting. Although it is the only bridge, it is quite small and somewhat

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