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.
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.
The three colors, red and orange and brown, complement each other. The rest of the colors within the piece are more cold; the whites, blues and greens. These tie in with the rest of the image, the muted tones of the trees and the
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
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.
The grass is drawn in different directions in each section to give off a sense that there are hills around the bridge. In the background there is also a very large tree with a brown trunk and green bushy leaves. In the top left corner is a stereotypical section of a bright yellow sun. In the sky, there are lightly drawn white clouds. This child shows that she is in the preadolescent stage with the characteristic of realistic choices in detail, use of space, and anatomy.
Untitled What type of artwork is this? What is it made out of? How long ago was this piece of art created? These are all questions one must ask themselves when analyzing a piece of art, especially when very little is known about the background of a particular piece of work.
Museum assignment For our museum paper assignment, I chose to do my writing on a piece of American art. It’s a painting by Charles Ethan Porter called Still Life, this painting is up for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The painting is oil on canvas with the dimensions of h. 13 in. (33.0 cm); w. 20 in.
If you look at the picture you can tell the rocks, water, and grass in the foreground of the picture seem to be darker, brighter and have more detail than the mountains and waterfall in the background of the picture. This allows the viewer to assume that the mountains and waterfall in the background of the picture are further away than the more colored and detailed part of the picture. Dickerson purposely achieved this idea using atmospheric perspective. When looking at Mountain waterfall the viewer can also assume that the mountains and beginning part of the waterfall are farther away because it looks higher up. Because the waterfall and mountains appear higher, the picture does not appear to be flat.
While in the Wheat Field with Cypress is the sky. Both of the paintings uses cropping, but the painting in my opinion