Of course, the Hudson River region during the eighteenth century was not all about Ferries, Canals, Railroads, and commerce. Even more, the unique beauty of the Hudson River Scenery and its mountainous is considered to be a manifestation of god. The transcendental nature of the Hudson River attracted many landscaping artists who were captive of its beauty. For instance, the Hudson River Art School did not had a physical location but it was a group of artists driven by their passion, to walk on foot along the Hudson River to appreciate nature and to be inspired by its beauty. Thomas Cole was the principal founder of the Hudson River Art School. When he first came to American as a youth in 1825, he visit Catskill and soon was impressed by the Hudson River scenery that he decided to settled there. Thus, areas like the Catskill Creek, the Kaaterskill Clove, and the Great Wall of Manitou where the most attractive places for
Why do we all have different interpretations of art? Because we all are different in some way, our identity defines us and how we look at the world while our actions shape us and world around us. The works of Wenda Gu and Gordon Bennett both reflect aspects of their identity, whether that be personal, spiritual, cultural or psychological. Both artist are similar in many ways, notably for their reflection on personal experiences as cultural minorities.
Noah’s Ark is an oil on masonite painting done by Aaron Douglas in 1927. The 48 by 36 inches painting is currently on display at The Carl Van Techten Gallery of Fine Arts at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The representational portrait painting shows an outdoors scene. There is a source of light coming from the top right corner. Following down the painting, there is a man at the front of a large boat, pointing to the left. Behind him, another man is holding some instruments. In the background, there are waves of blue. At the left side of the painting, there are lightening bolts. At the bottom left of the painting, there is a board connecting the ground to the boats, allowing some animals to enter. Behind that, there is a person on a ladder, carrying an item on their back.
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life. The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face. Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
The portrait was 2D with 3D texture including the lines, and the color scheme use were majority dark colors. Harmony was use in this painting, combining the elements in this painting made the painting flow smoovely. The work of art that Mackalene created means that “Black is Beautiful,” from past to present notions of the black culture in America. The artistic choices made by the Mackalene in this portrait shows me, in my eyes that the women is doing what she wants, getting what she wants while also getting what she
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding. In the 1850s the ditches grew up to 5 feet. This park can grab tourist's attention and bring visitors into our state. It has 43 colors of sand that can be a beautiful site to see. It has a camping spot where you can camp and see how beautiful it looks at night. Providence Canyon is located on Georgia, Alabama, line. The canyon has colors from the Alabama clay. The rocks are
The painting is very smooth with no really significant textures and it uses almost the whole canvas with the exception of the white background which I think makes the black figures, shapes, and lines stand out more that way you won’t miss the focal point. The way the animal and man is placed you can almost picture what’s going to happen next because the animal looks like it’s about to jump and attack the man that’s on his knees in the
The 1920s and 1930s was a time when everyone was inspired by jazz and urban, black expression. It was a moment when modern African American culture took people's imagination. Archibald Motley, an visual artist, born in 1891 in New Orleans, LA and raised in Chicago, IL was one of the most widely recognized African American artists in the 20th century. And one of the most important 20th century artist in Chicago. He contributed to artistry of black culture and history in many different ways. Not to mention, Motley was a great importance during the Harlem Renaissance time period, known as a symbolic painter. Greatly known for his paintings of jazz culture in passionate city scenes and black social life. Motley made many contributions to life in
There are thousand of houses in the painting just like their town, with it all lit up, but although there is light the skies represent a bad element the town has. This is represented by the woman and the four men because it shows that a party is going on, which is fun and games, but the way the woman lies on the stretcher represents the bad. The fact that they don’t care to know her name also shows how caught up the people of west egg are with their money and their personal selves. There is no heart to the place which Nick is relating to the situations that have happened. Nick is tying in all the events and their horrible outcomes with this one painting, and how similar they
Wanda Koop’s Sleeping Giant (2014) is a gray scaled ink and acrylic canvas painting. The contrasted head seems asleep; the eyes, nose and lip shapes are represented by laid down figures, painted in such way the figures appear floating on water rather than sleeping, and all together creating a depressing, cool and somber.
The White bridge is an exquisitely beautiful oil painting created by “John Henry Twachtman”. This piece of art dimension is 30.32 inches wide * 30.32 inches high. Although the title of the painting is white bridge, the painting holds in it many of variety colors, that shows the spring in 1896, with the gradients of a green color, and tendency of rich and light brown color. During the late of the 18th century, John Twachtman purchased a farm near Greenwich, Connecticut. Then he began painting his piece of art, while his journey through his Connecticut property, and the white bridge is representation of Horseneck Brook.
Ruins with Sybil is a stunning oil on canvas painting painted by Giovanni Paolo Paganini in 1731. It features six figures of mixed gender, five men and one woman, and a dog. It appears that the men in the photo are all looking up to the one woman in a ruined place of worship. The woman is well lit and it looks as if a ray of sunlight is shining solely on her. Moreover, there is a large statue of a woman in the foreground of this painting and although it is shadowed it still constitutes a large part of the details. Additionally, everyone is assigned stereotypical gender colors; the men are in blues while the woman is in a pale pink gown. One of the most striking aspects; however, is the perspective at which this painting is portrayed. It is
Sorrow is an inevitable feeling that we all experience at least once in our lives. There is no certain way to grieve, but there are many ways to process it. Some people tend to preoccupy themselves, some just try to persevere through day by day, while others feel it is more helpful to talk through it and embrace their stories.
This essay will be analyzing the paintings Mending Socks and Barbecue by Archibald Motley. Mainly focusing on the painting to recognize and understand the visual choices that were made when creating the artwork. As well as being able to state specific elements in the painting.
From his first visit to Greenland in 1934 to his last visit to Antarctica in 1987, he wrote more than 30 books. He also wrote a series of memoirs another aspect about Bourduas was that he often showed sighs of the native people of North America in his portraits in Québec.” Borduas identification with the First Nations believed that the Tahitian shows freedom of dream, love, community, oneself and etc. the figure of les habitant show the relationship between the subject and it’s surrounding. Paul Travel to Tahitian in the 40s and he felt that the Tahitian had no morals and they were sexual animal. A perfect example of his ideology would be the “La fustigée” (Fig.3). “La fustigée” in English is to castigate which means to criticize harshly; censure forcefully, to punish or rebuke. In