The portrait is 80.7cm x 53.3cm in dimensions (Polyxeni 1335), a famous painting that has been greatly analyzed by other people. The portrait was painted in 1888 in Arles, France. He did this painting during his stay in France, and forms the first painting he did using a nocturnal background. Just like the potato eaters painting, this painting was also done on canvas by use of oil. The painting shows the outside and a terrace of a famous café at night.
Pollock was trained in drawing, painting, exposed to European Modern Art, and the Theosophical Society. (par. 2) Two years later, he made the decision to move in with his brother Charles whom had lived in New York for the past 8 years and proceeded to attend his brother’s art school until 1933. When becoming extremely poor and moving around (par. 3), Pollock obtained a job at the WPA Federal Art Project.
He often used swirling, and exaggeratedly executed brushstrokes to convey his inner emotions rather than a depicting object at the outdoor. Same subject matter to draw two female figures, yet they revealed opposite characteristics and techniques on their canvas, and the paintings contrast in these ways such as color, brushwork, and space.
He painted only the things that appeal to him in a scene overlooking the less attractive details. Impressionist artists often are realistic concerned in what is truly there, particularly in positions of light. People claimed that Renoir gives something that is not really there and he paints what he wants to see. But, the most fascinating thing about his style is that you can feel an emotion, a movement of a scene and sense the atmosphere. During his life and his studies of art in Paris, he made some artist friends like Monet, Sisley and Bazille.
Impressionism had a distinct style that was once frowned upon by society but eventually became accepted. The art style is created by doing quick brush strokes of unmixed color on canvas. The brush strokes are not blended, and it would still display depth based on dark and light hues. The founding fathers of Cubism were Braque and Picasso, who invented Analytic Cubism. Analytic Cubism is identified by the usage of strong geometrical shapes that forces the viewer to guess the portrait’s intention by breaking organic shapes to sharp geometrical
The result of focusing on colour analysis with a conscientious system of painting helps Seurat achieved into a new form of pictorial order. Seurat began his first masterpiece was Une Baignade and completed in year 1884. He planned the composition of the landscape before he made dozen of small oil sketches and figure drawings in the studio. Comparing with ancient artists painted timeless images of nudes bath in water, Une Baignade showed the modern Parisian people of working class at a specific place just outside Paris and the industrial modern bridge and background. The outstanding young man who sitting on the grass on the spot seems to exemplify the air of calm and balanced the whole image with calmness.
He was born in 31, December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in Northern France. He was a painter, sculptor, drafts man, and printmaker. His mother was an amateur painter and his father was a corn merchant. He studied law from 1887 to 1891 and then decided to go to Paris, to become a painter. He drew some amazing paintings and all of them had a story behind it.
In late 19th century Paris, ‘Impressionism’ shone out as a completely different style of art all about showing motion and capturing sun light in paintings. Up to the birth of Impressionism, painting was taken very seriously with regards to the content of religion, history and portraits. Painters used to paint indoors whereas impressionist painters preferred and encouraged painting outdoors to closely feel the real landscape. And also, they never bothered with all the detail instead quickly captured what they were impressed by essence of a particular moment of impression. The impressionist painters were Manet, Monet and Renoir.
The sky has been painted in a soft, pale blue which gives the effect of a nice day, from this it means the men are not raining from the sky like droplets but they are floating still in the air in a specific order; they are all evenly aligned but although he has painted the men the same the faces are all different. In both Criste and Magritte’s images they have used realistic colours and objects but placed them in unfamiliar ways to trick the mind and make us question. ‘Golconda 1953’ In the painting ‘The face of Mae West Salvador’, Dali demonstrates the technique of illusion to create a face. The idea of what is suppose to be room with curtains; steps; a chair; a table and pictures hung on the wall are giving the vision of a human face because of the way it is laid across the canvas. ‘The face of Mae West Salvador 1935’ Perpetuance of Vice by Criste is another masterpiece of illusion, the way he has painted the smoke in addition the repetition and placement of the other cigarettes create an image of a ladies profile smoking a cigarette.
The actual emotional effect of a specific colour in an artwork depends partly on its surrounding and partly on the ideas expressed by the work as the whole. Artists use colour to express an emotional rather than a visual truth. Art is not necessarily a joyful activity. A painting or a poem is not great because it is full of happiness; nor is it bad because it happens to convey a feeling of tragedy. This is the same as with theatrical productions; we have tragedies as well as comedies.