Aside from surrealism, automatism has involved in another movement including dada, which is the gestural style of Action Painting. Gestural painting, in another word known as gesturalism. It is a method of fine art painting symbolized by energetic, expressive brushstrokes emphasizing the brush of the painter’s arm movement. The gesture when the artist is painting shows the artist’s everyday gesture and emotions.
The human figure on the foreground leaves one wondering if it is a man or a woman. Each painting have a fluid brush stroke style which gives that distorted look to it and motion seems to be prevalent in each piece. Though the scream was supposed to show the sun setting, still, it’s ushering in to the dark. Both paintings are also inspired by true personal experiences by the artists. The paintings tell a story of the artist behind them, and this makes them feel so real.
Post-Impressionism, for example, without any delay calls to mind favorites of mine, such as Van Gogh 's beloved "Starry Night" (1889) and "The Bedroom" (1889). One can see the effect of Impressionism in the brush strokes, yet Post-Impressionism took its own direction, with its artists rather using beautiful, very bright and strong color in their paintings and permeating them with the emotions with the artist. Post-Impressionist is a considered most likely movement of mine, as it is
The topic I would like to introduce is Surrealism/ Surrealistic/ Surreal imagery and the significance of its movement and how it influenced many artist all over the globe in the past and still is today. My understanding of this style of art is basically having something out of this world but juxtaposed. Fantasy like objects, effects, perhaps hallucinatory quality of a dream or simply just something unreal.
In the introduction Blanning argues that, besides the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic Revolution was as, if not more, important, and just as radical and extensive. He then sets out to prove his point in a very rational setting. In his introduction, Blanning writes that the only way one can hope to understand Romanticism is ‘to enter the world of the romantics by the routes they chose themselves.’ His argument is that in order to fully appreciate Romanticism, one must know, or at least experience, its many appearances in literature, art and music. The book is filled with references to the iconic paintings, operas and novels that were born during the Romantic era.
Is love always a positive influence? The poems “A Love Song” by William Williams and “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Shelley both discuss love. “A Love Song” is full of negative imagery, and suggests that love changes how one sees the world for the worse. In contrast the poem “Love’s Philosophy” uses positive diction and beautiful imagery to convey the idea that love is something to be desired by all. Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone.
This painting from, Jacques-Louis David who expressed passion and a very personal connection to his subject in Neoclassical paintings like Oath of the Horatii and Death of Marat but this painting emerged as a work in the romanticism age. David’s work showed early style of French romanticism. Later on other painters would later develop this style as what it became.
(Wilde 23). This conversation leads Dorian to wish that he will only age in the painting, and not in reality. Wilde creates a theme of superficiality as he shows through motifs and symbols how Dorian’s sinful and horrific inner beauty becomes excused as the characters of the novel primarily superficially values Dorian’s outer beauty. A main motif that helps Wilde illustrate the theme of superficiality is the colour white.
The Duchess had “a spot of joy” on her cheek, while Frà Pandolf painted and the Dukes explains this occurrence by an outside influence. He assumes, that the painter said something to make the Duchess blush, maybe even on purpose to make the Duchess to look a certain way. (“… Sir, ‘twas not /Her husband’s presence only, called that spot / Of joy into the Duchess’ cheek: perhaps/ Frà Pandolf changed to say “Her mantle laps/ Over my lady’s wrist too much””: 13-17) The economically thinking Duke surely envisions that the value increases by painting the model in the preferred style at that time.
She also realises that her husband has carefully planned their honeymoon night to resemble one of these art works. This depicts the traditional controlling nature associated with male gender stereotypes, in an exaggerated way. Notwithstanding the adaption, Carter keeps the aspect of female curiosity. The triumphant conclusion to “The Bloody Chamber” deconstructs the patriarchal roles by acknowledging female curiosity, despite previous warnings. Carter also introduces the strong female heroine, the bride’s mother, who saves the bride, instead of the traditional male brothers in “Blue Beard”.