I have chosen to compare and contrast the following two works of art: (1) Vincent Van Gogh, The Sower, 1888. Oil on canvas, 25 ft. ¼ in. x 31 ft. ¾ in., Netherlands, Europe, and (2) Winslow Homer, Veteran in a New Field, 1865. Oil on canvas, 2 ft. x 3 ft. 2 in., Prouts Neck, Maine. The painting The Sower is based on a sketch that Van Gogh did in a letter to his brother Theo.
The extremely low placement of background and middle-ground creates a sense of great spatial distance. The painting has an asymmetrical balance, with skull and branches at the top countered by the mountains at the bottom. Although bisected vertically by the tree, features vary slightly on right and left.
Title: Tanana River Artist: David Mollett Medium: Fast Dry Alkyd Oil on Canvas Dimensions: n/a Date: Description David Mollett creates a work of art directly influenced by nature in his painting the Tanana River. The Alaska Range can be seen in the background, jagged, majestic and aged, covered with termination dust. The warmer ground below the range shows the result of cooler air flowing off the mountains, forming ground fog at the base of the mountains. The painting continues to draw you away from the mountains tops, into the boreal forest, across the winding river with sandbars filed with driftwood and bleached logs. The viewer is guided toward the large piece of driftwood in the foreground.
In the introduction to Adams’ book: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski writes, “Adams’ pictures seem as dematerialized as the reflections on still water, or the shadows cast on morning mist.” (Adams, A., 1977. p. 8). This suggests that Adams images are sublime as his focus was more on the meaning of the landscape
Then he began painting his piece of art, while his journey through his Connecticut property, and the white bridge is representation of Horseneck Brook. John Henry Twachtman, born August 4, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.—died August 8, 1902, Gloucester, Massachusetts, painter and etcher, one of the first American Impressionists. Twachtman went to Munich, Germany, in 1875 to study painting and adopted the broad brushwork and warm, dark colouring art.Then he moved to paris and during that period, he started to become an impressionist artist. In addition, Twachtman was one of the gilded age painters that were famous of using the luminists style; Art historians also, considered Twachtman style of impressionism to be among the more personal and experimental of his generation.
My chosen artwork is titled: “Coronado’s Expedition Crossing the Llano Estacado,” a 35 ½” by 57 ½” painting by Tom Lovell. This Oil paint on canvas was taken from the Petroleum Museum in the Permian Basin, Midland, Texas. This painting is remarkable in that the artist makes use of several element and principles of art in this artwork to contextualize the painting. The artist uses diagonal line, vertical lines, and implied lines to draw our attention to Don Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his men and also to create a sense of movement and energy. The fold and fabric as well as the contour lines exhibit in the images of the horse clearly create a sense of movement to viewers.
Most of the time, the purpose of paintings is to either capture a specific moment in time, to express one’s emotion, or just for the joy of it. And in Lawrence’s case for the painting of Migration, I think that it was used to tell a story. It acts as if the painting is like binoculars through which we can clearly see the history of the events happening during the First and Second World Wars, even if one was not present at the time to witness what was happening. It gave us an impression of what had happened during this time through the lens of what Lawrence, himself, had seen and heard from his own family’s experience from the migration. From this painting, you can get a glimpse of the pain and hardship that the African Americans faced.
Vincent Van Gogh was known for experimenting with different types of nature - especially when it came to observing cypress trees, landscapes, and flowers during his lifetime in the Post Impressionism period. In this Post Impressionistic painting “Flowers in a Blue Vase,” the painting itself showed many features of color, pattern, and texture. With the colors of the flowers, all of the primary and secondary colors appear within the painting that includes a few tints of tertiary colors in the midst of some of the flowers and leaves that led to different variations of light and dark intensity colors that occurred more in the red and orange flowers. Plus there are some white flowers located on the upper left side of the piece with a few shades
Each stanza gives a mixture of dark/light tone, as well as color choices and facial expressions that Rembrandt was trying to accomplish. Fink gives a probable conclusion that Rembrandt is part of the painting. "Jesus on the Sea." Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul (1907): 1330. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center.