From the above analysis we can see that the grotesque figures in Chen Hongshou’s paintings reflect his mentality and wild emotion. There is a unique beauty in the characters of his paintings and this style is the formed with the change and maturity of the painter. The unique features of Chen Hongshou’s paintings developed from free style in his early years, tough and elegant in his middle age and simple and startling in his late years. According to what Zhou Gongliang wrote, “When Zhang Hou started learning painting at young age, he did not care about the similarity in appearance. He would change the way of painting when he was copying.
The artistic style that I decided to write about was Impressionism. Impressionism is a 19th century art movement and a type of style in a painting that was originated in France in the 1860´s, it is characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the movement, mostly in terms of the shifting effect of light and color. It seeks to catch a feeling rather than achieving accurate depiction. This style is significant and I chose this style because it changed the nature of the way people think about art this present day. If the people known as impressionists did not believed in themselves and wouldn´t have kept on following their dreams, we would not have a fine art called impressionism.
The Mona Lisa was a portrait of a woman that developed a meaning, people said it’s a symbol of the Renaissance information which came from this quote. “The Mona Lisa was originally this type of portrait, but over time its meaning has shifted and it has become an icon of the Renaissance perhaps the most recognized painting in the world.” (Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa) What most people do not know about Leonardo was that paintings and art was not his main focus he was actually an anatomist and also an engineer which art helped him pursue. He used his art to draw out all the parts of machines and of the human body to understand more of how they worked and fit together. He would draw small gears and parts in a bigger scale to show detail which also helped to understand more which was
In The Birth of Venus, Botticelli placed Venus slightly to the right of the centre line, and she is also isolated against the background so no other figures overlap her. At a glance, Venus seems so beautiful that we fail to notice the imperfections in the painting, such as the unnatural length of her neck, the steep fall of her shoulders and the unusual way her left arm seems elongated. The painter also painted a dark line around the contours of her body which highlight her figure and her beauty. In doing this, the audience notices Venus first, which is exactly what the artist wants. Moreover, Botticelli also emphasizes the color of Venus’ milky skin through this technique, which makes her body look almost like a marble sculpture.
Over decades of analyzing, many theories have evolved. One of the most verified is that the painting is the realm of Venus. Venus, the Roman goddess of love is shown in the centre with her presence showing the humanist interest in the classical world that was popular in florence at that time. She is portrayed as the goodness (Humanitas) who protects the men here, distinguishing her materialistic values on the right from the spiritual values towards the right. The Humanitas encourages the ideal of a positive man who is confident in his abilities and is sensitive to the needs of others.
This might be why so many drifted towards Realism and Impressionism. They would paint genre scenes, portraits, and still lives. They used their husbands, children, and maids (if they had them) for models. Most female artist that had recognition were somewhat related to or associated with a successful male artist. Morisot, for example, was accepted into the Avant-grade circle because of her close relationship with Manet.
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
A Worthy Nurse Romeo and Juliet, a classical piece of literature, written by William Shakespeare, conveys the importance of a maternal figure in a developing teen. Juliet, a young woman of the house Capulets, falls in love with Romeo, of the house of Montague, and marries him with the aid of her Nurse and the priest Friar Laurence. Through much complications, such as Juliet faking her own death, so that she can later be with Romeo. Eventually, both Romeo and Juliet can’t think of living without the other, resulting in both of their deaths. Their deaths weren’t random though as influences from other characters that were close to them played a big role in the actions of the characters.
She then says all of this reminds her of this girl Anactoria and how she wishes she could see her and states the most beautiful thing is what you love and in that case, it is Anactoria (Sappho 245). Supplementarily, Aphrodite appeared to be the subject of several of Sappho's poems as well. For instance, Sappho wrote a hymn to Aphrodite asking for aid in her love life. Aphrodite being the god of love, fertility, and beauty, Sappho is asking her to help this man fall in love with her because she wishes the man would fall in love with her as well. Sappho is confident since Aphrodite made Helen of Troy fall in love with Paris, Aphrodite could do the same generous wish for her.
In the third scene Lily remembers a conversation she had with William Bankes about her painting of Mrs. Ramsay and Mrs. Ramsay’s son, James, “But William, she remembered, had listened to her with his wise child’s eyes when she explained how […] a light […] needed a shadow […] and so on […] Thanks to his scientific mind he understood – a proof of disinterested intelligence which had pleased her and comforted her enormously” (Woolf 145). Lily Briscoe can discuss her painting with William Bankes at ease; even the detailed portions of her art, including color and