His dramatic use of light is a technique that stands out very quickly in his art during this phase of Rubens career, and can be seen in Judith and Holofernes. His figures are barely illuminated by a candle in the older woman’s hand, which gives a nocturnal feeling and adds to the dramatic concept that Rubens was going for. Rubens successfully creates this lighting scene with polished brown and flesh colors of each of the three figures, along with the use of shadows. He also strengthened the light on Judith 's face, arm, and left hand and the folds of her dress with thick white body color. The warm tone and iridescent light effects give way to a cooler treatment of color.
This painting takes place on an unprimed canvas. The overall composition is a combination of calming colors. The gestures however seem to tell a different story. There is a contrast of colors and shapes. It can be argued that the colors are feminine while the gestures are masculine.
Separate forms of art, yet if you look closely enough, you can see similarities as well. Edgar Degas’ The Singer in Green, and Jan Vermeer’s the Milkmaid were created out of two different mediums, but also feature active women. The Singer in Green is a beautiful drawing done on light blue laid paper, with pastels. Even with a use of pale colors, Degas was able to make a vibrate image.
As I look at the painting I see three compositional components that are in this portrait, which are unity, focus, and movement. All of them help in a way, especially the focus component. When you look at the portrait you immediately focus on the breast then the movement of her body structure, then the background which all comes together as unity. The media used would be drawing and painting while using the technique of the mosaic of pasting colored glass on the portrait in certain areas. I believe this approach was used because this could be Mackalene’s signature use or wanted to try a different approach and do something most artist don’t do.
There is a broad range of color intensity and hue. Turner is interested in focusing on control of color saturation to create an emphasis on the fire, while also using the lack of saturation to create the illusion of depth. The artist also shows his skill by managing the high contrast between complementary orange, reds, and blues to draw the eye. This shows his understanding of the effects of light and color. Giovanni Antonio Canal an 18th century Italian artist better known as Canaletto gives us the other cityscape.
Overall, the unity of the painting comes primarily from the visual elements. On the sliding scale from blandness to chaos, this piece falls in the center of the spectrum. The quadrilaterals and the swath of green keep the painting interesting, and the soothing colors and horizontal lines make sure it doesn’t become too chaotic. The quadrilaterals, horizontal and vertical lines, and the analogous color scheme are the primary visual elements that come together to give this piece a feeling of visual
However, Guernica is one of the most famous paintings by Picasso. It is by pushing our artistic sensibilities and by pushing our comfort levels of what is known that Picasso is able to create an artistic piece that talks to the human heart instead of its knowledge. On the other hand, artists like Andy Warhol create magnificent pieces of art by appealing to what is known and what can be easily comprehended. However, while it is true that Andy Warhol 's pieces are easy to understand there is a subtle hidden meaning to his paintings that it is sometimes hard to get. This characteristic is what makes Warhol 's paintings so attractive to the public.
He also uses color in his painting. He uses mostly blue, which gives it a very cool vibe to it. But he uses yellow to highlight some of the areas in the sky. Not only did he color, space, but also line! Van Gogh uses line to make the swirls up in the sky, with different blues, yellows, and white in it.
Those feelings are further evoked by the woman’s extremely fair skin and composition of the artwork. There is asymmetrical balance because the foreground has more elements in view and therefore looks more weighted compared to the emptiness of the background. There is also a vertical balance because there is much activity going on in the foreground while the background looks almost blank. There is a contrast in colour mostly around the woman, as her coat is green and the bowl of fruits directly behind her a combination of reds and yellows. Because of that, it is evident that the focal point of this artwork is the woman.