By analyzing John White 's watercolor replicas of engravings by Theodore De Bry we can tell how John White 's journey to establish a colony in Raleigh 's charter territory, Virginia, in 1587 affected his few of the Native Americans. Even though this journey ended in bad blood between the two very different people, a look into their life gave John White greater respect for their passion for family, friends, and religion. We see this in the way John White 's images gave us more of a warm view of their family, housing, and religious practices rather than focusing on them being blood thirsty killers preparing for war.
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.
There are four prominent art and design elements that were utilized in this painting: lines, shapes, light and value, and color. The first element is directional lines. Directional lines are used to guide the viewers eye to the main piece of the painting. In this case, the lines starting from the top right of the painting are directional. They lead your eyes to the large boat, onward to the bottom, where there are animals boarding it. The lines are also very sharp. They outline the shapes in the painting, giving the shapes a clear border. The next element is shape. The shapes are at very sharp angles. The animals tail is not curvy, but a sequence of hard lines, making the illusion of a curve. The eyes of the men are sharp lines. This painting, by definition, uses geometric shapes. Geometric shapes are lines connecting the points in a closed chain. There are no variance of shapes. All the figures can be split into differing
The colors that Mr. West used in the painting are dimmed and dull with the exception of a white gown worn by a woman in the center of the painting (I will elaborate on that later). The color palette that he choose I believe was to show that atmosphere of doom and gloom for the passing apocalyptic flood that just cleansed the land of sin. The brush strokes that make up the human figures are thin and almost invisible to the naked eye. The painting has a light and smooth finish to finish to it, and at the same time the bold outlines of the male figures appear like a sketching. Little detail compared to the woman in the center of the canvas. The clouds are dark and made with
Vicent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Like most of Gogh’s paintings, Bonaventura Berlinghieri painted what he was passion about. Berlinghieri was “…know for his poignant and detailed scene from the life of the Saint Francis on the predella (based of the altarpiece) of the Church of San Francesco at Pescia” (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica). The Saint Francis Altarpiece is a five feet panel, created in 1235 as a depiction of Saint Francis and the church. The portrait was painted on wood panel and in gothic like form. Nonetheless, this masterpiece is representation of time, the complexity of the painting and the
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
Pop art era originated in New York during the mid-1950s and ended in the early 1970s. It focused on familiar places in citizen’s day to day life, creating commercial images and during this time Pop art boomed because of the media World War II was receiving. Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “WHAAM!” would mostly fall under the category of the Pop art era for the reasons being that it is based on an image from a DC comic “All American Man of War” which was published by DC comics in 1962. Lichtenstein presented a powerfully charged scene in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher the meaning for themselves. The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up.
Throughout this semester as a class we have gone over many different terminology, seen many artists from all different countries and time periods. We have also learned about different kinds of art and media that the Artist work with. Over the entire semester I have gained a greater appreciation and understanding for art. Taking all of the new information that I learned this semester I choose three pieces of artwork from the St. Louis Art Museum. Two are similar to each other and the other is very different. The three pieces that I choose to critique are called Keith, Betty and Loch Lomond.
Between the years 1932 through 1933 Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera created what is said to be his most successful work ever. This particular mural is called “Detroit Industry”. The name was quite literal because the mural depicted just that, the Detroit industry. It is a fresco painting which means it is painted on fresh wet plaster. The fresco painting consist of twenty-seven panels on four different walls North ,South, East, and West. The two main panels on the North and South walls depict laborers working at Ford Motor Company's River Rouge Plant. In May of 2014 the mural reached national landmark status.
Alice Dinneen was born in New York,New York in 1908. I chose this painting because black panthers are endangered. Also the exotic colors caught my eye. This painting was done with oil on canvas. The colors were meant to catch your attention. The flowers are very dull though. Alice Dineen could have put a lot more bright colors in this painting.The black panther is blended in with the ground. In this painting there is mostly natural colors as in brown,green,yellow and orange. These are colors you mainly see in nature. There is very little amount of bright colors as in red, white, and a little bit of silver.The artist made it look like this is a real animal by putting the shadow of the black panther.
This essay will be analyzing the paintings Mending Socks and Barbecue by Archibald Motley. Mainly focusing on the painting to recognize and understand the visual choices that were made when creating the artwork. As well as being able to state specific elements in the painting.
It is well known that Johns and Rauschenburg were lovers for around six years. Both artists in different ways took ordinary elements from popular culture and turned it into art. The artists together are credited with leading the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art.3 Johns played a major role in paving the way for art that was not abstract expressionism. Johns lived in New York and was also largely influenced by the works of John Cage and Marcel Duchamp. These influences can be seen in Target as both these artists challenged what art was. Cage was well known for his 4’33” concert which is four minutes and thirty-three seconds of only the sounds in the environment. Cage does not touch the piano throughout this piece, so it challenges the very definition of what music is. On the other hand, Duchamp used ready-mades such as his famous “Fountain” and would put them on display as art. The idea that the art piece was just an ordinary object not even created by the artist was a direct challenge to the art world at the time. Similarly, Johns pushed the envelope by having common symbols, in this case a target, become pieces of
Did you know that Marc Chagall, just like Pablo Picasso, was a master at many different medias? Marc Chagall is a Belorussian born artist that spent most of his time working in France. He was a part of many great movements including Surrealism and Cubism. Chagall showed that no artist has to be a part of strictly one movement or style.
The Louvre is the world’s largest museum with an extremely impressive art collection. It is located along the Seine River in Paris, France. The louvre was originally built as a fortress, then reconstructed to a royal palace. When Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, the Louvre became an art museum. The Louvre includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, Greek and Roman Sculptures, as well as other French noble artifacts. It houses more than 35,000 works of art at any time. Most of the artwork spans from 6th century B.C. to 19th century A.D. The museums most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. The Code of Hammurabi, the Greek sculpture “Nike of Samothrace” and “Venus de Milo” are also notable masterpieces.
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