The speaker’s attitude changes from the freedom he expresses through painting to the actual struggles faced by painters, as well as his disdain towards righting gains more entertaining elements. The view on writing changes to show the speaker has gained some appreciation for the job, including using a word like “jiggling” (19) a pen, which is a different and more happy word choice than used earlier in the poem to describe his dislike. Nonetheless, painting is compared to “a man raising a hammer” (21), and grasping onto a window ledge to not fall onto the ground below. The speaker seems to realize that painting is not as freeing as he thought it to be, emphasizing the overall theme that not everything is as good as it
As a post World War II artist, Wormser’s de Kooning was impressed by innocence and ambiguities instead of “the callous maxims of realism” (204), his work contains endless movement as he “revels in metaphysics, but does not care about definitions. He cares about paint [… because …] paint cares for the world. Paint is practical” (202). From Wormser’s perspective, it is impractical for him to describe de Kooning’s works as they lack an overarching goal or particular purpose, yet the absence of an objective in de Kooning’s work is reassuring in that it allows subjectivity. Correspondingly, instead of providing an answer, de Kooning’s artworks pose a question and allow whoever their viewer is to relate to the artwork and find the answer they are looking for, and that answer may be different for everyone, because there is no absolute – right or wrong – in de Kooning’s work, only movement, line, and shape.
The small figurines of children on the ellipse shaped body are done as reliefs and look to be playing with each other. They are also well distinguished by being bright white on a pale blue background, giving it a cool and gentle feel. Their scale is done in a way that almost pushes on the borders and forces you pay attention and understand a sense of space. The work throughout is very detailed, showing a high level of craft and quality; but not complex enough to prevent it from being produced multiple times. This could be found as a decorative work, considering the fragility and impractical size, though it may have been for the use of painting on a smaller scale.
The Still Life could be interpreted as pure genius and an interesting and realistic view on life, or could be seen as boring and uncreative. Pieter Claesz was special, he added extra meaning to the paintings, not just leaving it as what you see is what you get, but making viewers use their brains to figure out what it’s supposed to mean, which is a great thing, as a common complaint of Still Life is that artists often don’t provide any sort of hidden meaning. If any sort of complaint were to be made of this painting, it would be that it’s perhaps a bit lacking, only one point of interest and that he’s used the same point of interest over and over again, it’s colors are uninteresting, which is different from his earlier work, and that a lot of the objects visible are unfamiliar to people of today’s age, although that is not the fault of the
This style of painting is often used for realistic paintings. Some of these paintings are marveled for how realistic they look. A Smoke Backstage is a good example of this art style and category as the artist William Harnett captures the correct size and lighting of the actual materials (Frank 9). Abstract art is a unique type of art as it uses the idea of objects, but paints them in a way that is overly simplified or changed drastically from the original object. It may be considered not natural at all or a distorted natural.
In his article, he talks about mistakes that Americans has done but he doesn’t say what those mistakes are. (para 5) He could improve his argument if he were to specify the mistakes that were done by the Americans. Also in one of his sentence he says, “knowing that these terrorist attacks are not about religion…,” he didn’t mention why the audience should believe that these attacks are not about religion. (para 6) If he were to point out the reasons why the attacks are not about religion his argument will then be more believable. An if the audience was to believe his argument maybe than he would catch their attention and
They were both very opposite of one another, Jackson Pollock thought very deeply about his works and tried to make then mirror his inner ego, whereas John Cage tried not to think to deeply about his paintings, but rather withdraw from them. Both of these artists wanted to be
John’s paintings of common symbols in culture led to him becoming well known as one of the first Pop Art artists. His work taking common symbols in popular culture and breaking them down to just the symbol itself with no added motive was very well
The two paintings are also painted in two different ways. The painting by Henri is more like a portrait and it has many bright and mixed colors which made up other color. The painting by Diego is more like random things being put together. Viewers can notice the creativity he put into this artwork and how there is not much white space and that most of the art covers most of the whole thing. Overall the two paintings are very noticeable.
McCandless is very opinionated, and doesn’t listen to other people’s ideas if it stood in the way of his own. When others would lecture him on never calling his parents he would brush it off like a speck of dust on his shoulder. In Krakauer’s book he writes, “But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to his dilemma: He simply got rid of the map. In his own mind, if nowhere else, the terra would thereby remain incognita” (Krakauer 174). McCandless believed that his mind was better than a map and that he could trust his instinct.
Yes, you could say that he was trying to become pure as he once was, but people change. Life changes us, and the idea that Dorian still thought he could change, and become a better person should have proved that his morals had nothing to do with the picture. It was the painting that changed him. It was not until Dorian looked at the picture that he realized the terrible things he was doing in his life, but he could have stopped. Leading me to my opinion that Dorian Gray should not have worried about his morals, but rather his actions.
If you haven’t figured it out from the title, this is a photograph of a butterfly that was later painted. The piece is very balanced and asymmetrical, causing it to be very simple looking at first. When you compare this artwork with the other displays, it actually really stands out. The reason as to why it stands out is because this is the brightest and most colorful piece in the art collection. The value of this piece consists of mostly dark colors with the use of light colors to create a darker, higher contrasted look.
It is important to remember that authorities have no power over outsider artists because 'true ' outsiders are detached from our shared reality. They live in their own world and their originality and value stems from their ability to depict their the world they experience in their art. Wölfli, without colored pencils and magazine, would still have lived in his world and, I would argue, have experienced that world similarly to how he depicted it with crayons and colored pencils. I will grant that it is possible that his art magnified specific aspects of the reality he experienced such that he might have seen more slugs or little birds the more he drew them or that his rate of interest might have grown faster the more he tallied his revenues and expense, but the laws his world obeyed would have basically remained the same with or without his records documenting his