The Meeting of Joachim and Anna vs. The Annunciation While studying Renaissance art, particularly Italian art spanning from the 14th century through the 16th century, many similarities can be noted throughout paintings by various artists, yet major differences and variances can also be detected when it comes to the style that each artist chose to pursue. Each painting holds its own importance and displays its own outstanding aspects that make it great regardless of style. In Giotto di Bondone’s painting of The Meeting of Joachim and Anna from the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy, the technique known as fresco was used. This type of painting technique uses colors that are applied to fresh plaster.
The painting is characterized by deep, hot colors that emphasize an element of other-wordliness in the scene, and a general composition that creates a sense of rising from below to face the action. The title of the piece dubs the victor an executioner, but little else about the story is overtly implied by the title.
Whilst Zeffirelli’s Renaissance setting uses torchlight and candlelight, Luhrmann’s light is refracted across many sources, including fireworks and neon lights. Whilst this serves the sense of chaotic excess through which Luhrmann aims to ‘disarm’ audiences, Zeffirelli’s use of light appears more to serve character and plot development. For example, when Lady Capulet introduces the notion of marriage to Juliet, she is backlit by stained glass windows. Ramona Wray suggests Zeffirelli backlighting the lovers creates ‘glow and intensity’ that ‘stress purity.’ This effect is deliberately limited in this scene, as light is filtered by the window. Thus Juliet’s ‘enlightening’ awakening to the prospect of marriage remains concealed, as not yet coloured to the emotions of courtship.
Throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451, the author Ray Bradbury conveys the symbolism of fire. The protagonist Guy Montag transforms his opinion of fire throughout the novel. His opinion changes from believing the blasting nature of fire to the more positive comforting symbol of fire. In the exposition of the novel, the symbol of fire is conveyed as very violent and damaging. For instance, Montag follows through with many destructive actions that he enjoys such as the burning of books.
The painting is housed in the Folk Art section at the San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas. This painting is representational and it is a realistic piece. The artist used a two-point linear perspective for this painting since there is more than one vanishing point. When we look at the painting we can see trees, mountains and houses before the vanishing points. The artist used lines in the painting to divide or connect things, to indicate the edges of shapes, and he also used contour lines.
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.
Albert Bierstadt’s The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak (1863) is a oil on panel that means it has been created on wood, and the oil in the painting allows easy manipulation for the choice of color in the panting. However, David P. Bradley’s Indian Country Today (1997) is an acrylic on canvas that means it allows for multiple possibilities for color and technique. Bierstadt and Bradley paintings both have similar forms and choices of hue. In Bierstadt painting the use of form allows the viewer to distinguish between the mountains, trees, and the grass within the painting. In addition, the hue in Bierstadt’s painting also allows the viewer to perceive the difference between the grey color of the mountains to the hunter green of the trees and grass.
What could’ve been done is it could’ve been painted on canvas or something other than a wall so the painting could still be fine today. Masaccio was an Italian born artist who was born on December 21, 1401. One of Masaccio’s most well-known paintings was Holy Trinity which was created between 1427-1428. This painting fits into the perspective genre because Masaccio was the first painter after Brunelleschi to use perspective to create artwork. Holy Trinity is a brightly coloured painting that shows god standing over Christ who is being crucified.
The way artists have used colour,style or reflection to express themselves in their work and the impact of this on my own work. Through a formal analysis and the investigation of style and symbolism in Van Gogh's “Wheatfield with Crows”(Image C) and “ The Old Tower in the Fields” (Image D) one will be able to see that his powerful use of the symbolism adds meaning to his emotive work and his expressive style creates unity throughout his work. Whereas Graciela Bombalova expresses herself through her perceptual style and extreme use of juxtaposed colour in her artwork, “Pastel Portrait of a Boy”(Image F) William Kentridge differs to Van Gogh's and Graciela, as he does not use a traditional medium, but rather interactives with the viewers through the unique use of reflection, as seen in his work, “Medusa”(Image E). Vincent van Gogh was seen as a failure throughout his lifetime. This caused many mental disorders and eventually lead to suicide, however today he is known as a prominent representative of Post Impressionist art.
The author references back to the storm Bibonot and Bibi spoke of while also conveying the storm between Calixta and Alce was dying down too. The famous Russian painter Salvador Dali is most famously known for his works where he blends in multiple focal points. One painting in particular that stands out is a picture where when focusing, the viewer, would see rows upon rows of sail boats but when the focus is slightly shifted it becomes apparent that there is a second, yet equally important topic in the painting; a beautiful bridge wound about the ocean. Author Kate Chopin employs similar tactics in her essay The Storm. She spins the tail of contrast between the different storms in the making.
Emphasizing the realities of war, suffering, and grief rather than fleeting victory. Instead of rationalizing the war, and showcasing the good spoils of the war, Turner creates a piece that allows the audience to wallow for a moment in the immense emotion associated with the event. William Blake, another central figure of the 19th century art scene, had his own Romantic visions, quite literally. In The Ghost of a Flea (fig 3), Blake paints a strange animal-human hybrid that is said to have come to the artist in a spiritual vision. This figure is meant as the soul being condemned to reside in the body of a flea.