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
Reflections, shadows, and earthly objects can be portrayed in this painting as well. Although they are both telling stories about
Melvin Williams Arth 1381 Professor Zalman 13 November 2014 Visual Analysis The painting, The Basket Chair c.1885 by Berth Morisot, and the painting The Orange Trees c. 1878 by Gustave Caillebotte, are both magnificent and interesting pieces that I got the opportunity to see. The paintings are both wonderful pieces and their composition overall is very impressive. Both paintings have different aspects in the way the artist displayed modernism, formal characteristics, class and gender, and the subject matter of the painting itself.
The Erie Canal played an enormous part in the economic growth in the United States. The Canal helped to cause an increase in industry along the Hudson River. Now, commercial vessels could travel all the way from the Hudson River to Lake Erie (Doc. 1A). This meant that they could bring goods to the people that couldn’t normally get them, because they were too expensive, or they had no way to get to them. Thousands of settlers began to utilize the Erie Canal to move west (OI).
Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
Behind him, another man is holding some instruments. In the background, there are waves of blue. At the left side of the painting, there are lightening bolts. At the bottom left of the painting, there is a board connecting the ground to the boats, allowing some animals to enter. Behind that, there is a person on a ladder, carrying an item on their back.
There was a focus point which is Saint Francis. Although the painting mainly consist of black and tan colors, the slight bright colors to balance of the black. This help bring out the details, such as the blessing on hands and the kneeling of people. Yet, the details were not too big that it would be too much to handle. This helps get the message across to the audience, like myself.
The smaller boat shows the British reaching towards the Aboriginals. The tone of the painting gives no meaning or emotion, and there are no artistic or expressive techniques used in the work to convey meaning. The painting encourages us to see things from the perspective of the British. Despite being severely outnumbered they seem to remain in the position of power. They are displayed in a manner of prominence in comparison to the Aboriginals, depicted with more depth and detail.
When I analyze this painting, my eyes are drawn to the building in the bottom left which seems to resemble a church. It has a white steeple and roof line along with light red brick for the walls. The color, style, size, and position of this particular building sets it apart from the rest of the buildings which all seem to blend together along the composition. The building’s edge meets right with the fence line along the field in the bottom left corner of the piece. It prompts viewers to begin their focus on the left of the painting instead of drawing our eyes directly to the center.
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.
This makes us instantly look at them. The wide space between the man and woman has no major distractions within in, the artist could have filled that space with some interesting art, but chose not to because it would have drawn the viewers’ attention away from the woman and man. The authors choice of color is quite plain, but the bright colors that follow the sides of the viewing box help guide the viewers eyes to the man in the background, assisting the implied created by the railings. The author used value in the artwork to show what is important. The woman’s body is heavily shaded and doesn’t catch the viewer’s eye.
This painting shows George Washington, then a general in the American Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware River with his troops on the night of Dec. 25, 1776. The crossing immediately advanced Washington 's surprise attack on the Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton. Although the painting portrays a historic part of the American Revolution, it was spuriously painted by Emanuel Leutze, an artist born in Germany. Moreover, where the original was actually painted.
Viewing the painting, brightens the light in the artwork. There is a sense of reality as the light seems to move through the clouds. The faces of the characters are shown by light and there is an effect of light moving by walking in front of the scene. Emotions are evoked when one looks at this scene. There is a state of protection and safety.
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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.