The painting that I chose to analyze was William Maw Egley’s Omnibus Life in London (1859). Painted on an oil medium, it depicts a scene of an omnibus, a horse-drawn carriage that acted as public transportation, pulled over at a certain stop along a particular route (Tate). In the painting, it features a crowded bus as more people attempt to board it. There are various people from every type of social class, which will be examined during the contextual analysis section to interpret the meaning historically. Also, this paper will analyze the formal structure of the painting through color, lines, space and mass, and composition.
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.
All of these items in the painting, represent Mexico. Now let’s look at the right side of the portrait. The cigarette in her right hand representing big tobacco companies, the factories creating pollution to fill the air, skyscrapers, the FORD written small in the background on the buildings, the U.S. flag,
The painting called the “Miraculous Draft of Fishes” painted by Konrad Witz is quite remarkable and beautiful. He firstly creates an artwork that has a narrative attached to it. Secondly, the painting describes the biblical references, themes, and symbolism through dissecting the piece as a whole as well in small sections for the viewer to see. Thirdly, this painting shows the similarities and differences in the composition in regards to the type of painting and parts of the painting. Fourthly, the artist demonstrates many techniques to portray that the painting has a style of realism.
Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic shows a couple outside of their farm house posing for a painting. While the husband is staring back at you it is clear that the wife has other things on her mind. At first glance it looks as if she is giving her husband a scorned look, however after closer observations it appears as if she is looking at something off in the distance. When looking at the painting it is easy to see that the artist used geometric shapes as well as vertical lines to visual enhance the painting. The vertical lines are prominent in this painting as they are visible on all of the buildings structures and are prominent when looking at the pitchfork that the man is holding.
In his painting, Lake Superior Landscape, George Morrison uses a combination of the visual elements line, texture, and color with the principles of design of repetition and visual unity to create an intriguing, abstract take on the traditional landscape painting. Morrison depicts the horizon at the top of the painting in purple, with the lake directly underneath it in blue. The bottom half of the painting is a representation of the cliffs that border much of Lake Superior. Morrison uses a combination of horizontal and vertical lines to create context in his rendition of Lake Superior. Horizontal lines seem placid and stabilizing, and Morrison uses unbroken horizontal lines to differentiate the water of the lake from the cliffs.
In fact, in a picture of rain, there are ripples surrounding the raindrop’s hitting the water. The ripples in the water and the distance naturally created is portrayed in the pictures. Accordingly, the illustrator uses techniques to create distance between objects. For instance, when two girls and a dog are enjoying the rain the reader is able to see the scenery from a distance. These elements help to enhance the experience that a reader feels towards the book’s message; to enjoy the weather and
The painting is a great example of how Gainsborough integrated landscape painting with portraiture to tell a story not only of the people but also of their surroundings. The oil on canvas painting measures 70 cm by 120 cm. The overall lighting is bright, making a cheerful feeling. The colors realistically reflect nature by using various shades of green, blue and brown. It gives a warm feeling, suggesting that it could have been painted in the summer.
The colors, dissolved in powdered casein and ammonia, give the illustrations an abstract feel as it depicts different season and weather patterns across the islands. This type of painting is beneficial for creating oil-like pieces, without blending the colors, allowing the creative liberty of the painter to show through. The broad landscapes allow the reader to experience the entirety of a scene, which emphasizes the stories unique second-person point of view and makes the reader truly feel like they are there “falling asleep in the bright moonlight” and truly are sad to be leaving as the book suggests. Perrault, Charles. (1954).
He often used swirling, and exaggeratedly executed brushstrokes to convey his inner emotions rather than a depicting object at the outdoor. Same subject matter to draw two female figures, yet they revealed opposite characteristics and techniques on their canvas, and the paintings contrast in these ways such as color, brushwork, and space.