It is easily one of his most famous paintings. Klimt hoped his art would symbolize something beyond what shows on the canvas, and in this painting he wanted to symbolize love and not only the power of it, but also the way that it can go as far as consume the subjects identities under it’s hold. The exaggerated amount used of gold leaf is the most obvious aspect in the painting and it clearly shows the inspiration of ancient byzantine art and the golden mosaics. The subject of the painting is exactly what the title implies, a kiss between a male and a female. What’s most captivating in this painting is not all the gold but rather the subtle details Klimt has included with great attention to them.
Chinese painting has been the major art form within Chinese tradition throughout centuries. Their paintings distinguish themselves from other art forms from different countries by their use of ink to emphasize motion and bring liveliness into a two-dimensional piece. In order to understand the old and ancient practices of Chinese painting, one must look towards Xie He’s Six Laws (or Methods) of Painting. In a demonstration of He’s six methods, Han Gan’s Night Shining White (short handscroll, ink on paper, early 8th century) not only is able to capture the physical representation of his subject but also the spiritual energy as well. Most famous of the Tang dynasty for capturing the visualness and spirituality of horses was Han Gan (Hearn).
For example, in the painting Beautiful Lady Looking in the Mirror, he used an exaggerated method to show the exceptionally appealing manner and charm of the woman. Woodcut painting enjoyed its prosperity in Ming and early Qing Dynasties. In Quzi xing yin tu, he painted Qu Yuan ( a great patriotic poet in Zhan Guo Period) a thin and haggard but resolute character who would never give in. This has become the model for painting the image of Qu Yuan in later generations. In this painting the painter used neither extreme straight nor extreme curve lines.
One single painting can be looked at through a million different lenses. The art styles reveal the temper and culture of the time. The two most crucial styles, Rococo and Neoclassical were assorted in similarities and differences such as influences, style, and theme. Rococo and Neoclassical art both possess beauty through this revolution of art eras. The painting The Love Letter, by Jean Honore Fragonard and the painting Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes by Marie Denise Villers are similar yet distinct in their own ways.
Masaccio, who was also an acquaintance of Brunelleschi, picked up the technique from him. He reconstructed realistic figures and uses linear perspective in his painting and techniques of vanishing point in art. His masterpiece painting titled The Holy Trinity (1427-1428 CE) is one of the first painting that displays the accurate execution of perspective. Owing to the remarkable planning with linear perspective, he was able to compose the painting in a realistic manner. Based on the architecture of ancient rome, he portrays linear perspective based on contemporary architecture.
For example, Michelangelo used marble to create David Different type of art mediums as follows: Oil Pastels: Oil pastels are very different art medium. It is also called as wax oil crayon. They made in such way that they are soft, oily & designed to mix & spread together on the paper. Artist prefers oil pastels for these qualities. These are widely used because it is easy to handle.
Coloring in painting help draw audiences into the art work itself. The Virgin and Child coloring is mostly pale skin tone, with royal blues symbolizing royalty and, white symbolizing purity the black background helps make Mary and Jesus the focus point. Painters often add different technique to make their art work more realistic. One way of doing that is lining. The lining in the skin of Mary and Jesus builds a more realistic feel to the painting.
Marie Denise Villers painted the Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes. The glowing image of this beautiful young woman focuses all the attention. The colors used in this painting are darker, which cast on the more somber scenes, whereas the colors used in The Love Letter are pastels and golden which highlight the happiness and joyful scenes. The light source is barely noticeable in The Love Letter, but in Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes the light source is visible. The light source in Marie Josephine Charlotte du val d’Ognes comes through a cracked window and outside there is a man and women who seem to be in a relationship which directly contrasts The Love Letter.
Move the dots to a position where they are physically or psychologically touching and you would see a line. (Richard D Zakia (2002).Perception and Imaging: second edition.Focal Press.) In visual art term, value refer to the lightness or darkness. In painting, value can be seen through the gradient or hue of color that has been used to form an image. There is a technique which known as chiarascuro where painters in the ancient time explored ways of making their images more believable, they
Perspective is considered one of the most important aspects of Renaissance art. Artists such as Masaccio, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael made the use of this device in many of their work. Thanks to Filippo Brunelleschi, who ‘invented’ and developed this technique called one point linear perspective. The intention of perspective in Renaissance art is to depict reality, reality being the ‘truth’. By simulating the three dimensional space on a flat surface, we in fact incorporate this element of realism into it.
Lastly, the two paintings use perspective, color, and light very similarly. In Death of General Wolfe, the artist, West, clearly and realistically paints the figures in the foreground and in the background in uniforms that would have been common during that time. Similarly, Giotto paints his figures in robes which were common, and what painters usually depicted their figures wearing. They both have knowledge about what it is they are painting and are able to use color to accurately show what may have occurred. The use of light in both of these paintings is very similar.