Lee Teter created his painting Reflections in 1988 using oils on canvas. Just as the title suggests, the painting’s subject is reflections on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The painting belongs to a private collection owned by Teter himself. In Reflections, Teter depicts a man leaning on the Vietnam Memorial Wall as soldiers reflect back on him, captures on canvas these reflections using muted hues, and immortalizes the loss and struggle of those affected by the Vietnam War.
These two artist have taken the basic elements of art such as lines and color and has created this amazing three dimensional artwork, In the Blue (Crest). In this work the artists have made their rectangular shapes emphasize lines that represents ripples in the water. The different shades of blue represented with the negative space creates an illusion of water surrounding the viewer. The different shades of blue also illustrates the depth of the water, as the blue gets darker it represents the bottom, and as it gets lighter the representation of being closer to the surface is presented. The overall composition of
The Architectural Fantasy by Hubert Robert is an oil painting created in 1802. For an architectural painting, is displays much emotion through the use of color, line, and light. The painting does not utilize a multitude of colors but still is able to provide an exciting scene. Although it does not appear to be that large in the gallery, the work would actually be prominent if it were a standalone piece. The artist’s use of perspective, light, and color give the overall composition a balanced look.
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
Even the woman’s frame and posture seem to follow the lines created by the railings of the viewing box. The railings are also implied lines, the first thing our eyes go to is the woman, and then we follow the railings to the man who has his gaze set on the woman. The man’s gaze gives us implied lines that lead us back to the main focus of the painting, the woman. The artist also uses light and dark to guide our eyes to the important parts of the artwork. Most of the artwork is dark, while the woman and the man looking at her are in the light. This makes us instantly look at them. The wide space between the man and woman has no major distractions within in, the artist could have filled that space with some interesting art, but chose not to because it would have drawn the viewers’ attention away from the woman and man. The authors choice of color is quite plain, but the bright colors that follow the sides of the viewing box help guide the viewers eyes to the man in the background, assisting the implied created by the railings. The author used value in the artwork to show what is important. The woman’s body is heavily shaded and doesn’t catch the viewer’s eye. Her head and hand suddenly come into the bright light helping to show that her gaze is clearly on the show; the man in the background is also barely shaded helping to show that his gaze towards her is just as strong as her gaze is towards the
Carl Bloch, In a Roman Osteria, 1866, Oil on Canvas, 177.5 (w) x 148.5 (h)cm (without frame), Rome.
Kahlo used very thin lines to define both the Fridas and aortic valve. This paing had a strong use of implied lines, Frida used implied lines to define the movement and blood flow between the two hearts. She also used them to put influence on the clothing to give them a realistic feel. I didn't see as many shapes as I did line composition. The few shapes I came across throughout the image was an oval and rectangle. The oval is seen as the face of both the Frida and the locket that the modern Frida (left) holds. The rectangle is seen at the bottom of the traditional Fridas (right) dress. I feel like the shape difference is symbolic of the contrast between traditional Frida and modern day Frida. The rectangles represent the stern, strict and precise rules of tradition. There are many components that add to the depth and concept of this picture, for example the color and lighting. The back grounds has a dark greyish manner that adds to the despair of the image. The painting has a mixture of both cool and warm colors.The clouds in the image are an example of negative space contrasting a positive space of both the fridas. The Frida in the right seems to be using more warm colors and cool colors than the one in the left, also it seems to be holding an locket with a picture of young Diego. The harmony is seen in the art work through the flow of the veins of the heart and the embracement of
I think this is the viewpoint of Daedalus after he landed on ground. He’s looking down at his dead son. This interests me because once I figured it out, it gave the rest of the painting a whole new meaning, and I understood why the colour was being drained where Icarus was.
On the 12th of September, I went to the De Young Museum where they had a showcase of a wide range of art pieces, such as paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts ranging from many the different time periods and cultures from around the world. However, the one particular artwork that caught my eye would have to be the 12x18” painting called the Migration. It was a painting about the movement of nearly two million African Americans out of the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West by an artist named Jacob Lawrence in the year 1947, which is located on the first floor of the museum.
Pinelli’s uses lines to direct the viewers eyes around the artwork. The lines at the bottom left corner of the painting are making there way up to the shepards and the lion. The line is wrapping around the lion’s tail making a swirl to make the tail darker. The line outlines the rocks on the side of the painting. Every line in the painting goes in different direction to make a new object in the artwork and draws the viewers attention to the piece.
This painting was commissioned by the Congress in 1836 and installed in Rotunda in 1847. In this painting John Vandelyn was trying to show one of the accomplishments of Christopher Columbus have done. In the painting you can clearly see Columbus claiming the land that him and his sailors landed on. In spite of the natives that is there observing fearfully in the background. With the support of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella their banner waved with gratitude. However, it was not where he expected. Columbus was headed for the West Indies but ended up in the Bahamas. During this time sailing and discovering new land was prevalent. Trading was a way of life, and finding new land where you can trade was a major accomplishment. The contexts of
At Eternity’s Gate is an Oil Painting created by Van Gogh in a time of deprived health for the artist. This work was created only 2 months before his death. The man, sitting uneasily with his hands on his head clenched, wears only a blue overall. The condition of the work, as most art, has slightly faded, and is no longer densely colored, but mostly faded or worn out.
Former East African correspondent for “The Economist,” Graham Hancock, published a book in 1992 entitled The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, in which he argued that the ark had been stowed away in Saint Mary of Zion's Church in Aksum, an ancient city of Ethiopia.
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.
Did you know that Marc Chagall, just like Pablo Picasso, was a master at many different medias? Marc Chagall is a Belorussian born artist that spent most of his time working in France. He was a part of many great movements including Surrealism and Cubism. Chagall showed that no artist has to be a part of strictly one movement or style.