The human figure on the foreground leaves one wondering if it is a man or a woman. Each painting have a fluid brush stroke style which gives that distorted look to it and motion seems to be prevalent in each piece. Though the scream was supposed to show the sun setting, still, it’s ushering in to the dark. Both paintings are also inspired by true personal experiences by the artists. The paintings tell a story of the artist behind them, and this makes them feel so real.
After graduating from Marietta College in 1882, he moved to New York to study at the Art Students League from 1884 to 1886. Later, he moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian, the Académie Colarossi, and the Académie de la Grande Chaumier. He then studied privately with Carolus Duran in 1888. That same year, Butler won an honorable mention at the Paris Salon for his painting "La Veuve" (the Widow). He also traveled to
Even without any facial features on the couple’s faces, they melted together and formed a new space. The brushstrokes are rough so as Munch expressed his feeling toward love and human. Munch once said:“No longer shall I interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.” He intended to paint want he felt and suffer.
The usage of curvilinear lines emphasizes the rounded shapes within the painting and the model’s moment of reflection. Fragonard uses curved lines to cause the viewer to lean in and look deeper to find the lines and shapes created by the subject, her dress, and her mirror. These flowing lines are seen in the background which gently fades from a deep blue sky to pale white clouds behind the allegorical Prudence. Rather than distinguishing fields or levels of sight, the lines
For example, the sole female in the center has hands that are painted in different sizes. The hand that is supposed to be closer to the viewer is painted bigger than the other. Perspective is when the edges of all objects are angled towards a single point in the painting called the vanishing point. Because eyes perceived space in this way, the viewers are immediately drawn towards this vanishing point. The perspective creates a relationship between the viewer that does not exist in two-dimensional paintings.
The last element that is important is texture which Van Gogh uses a canvas to create his illusion zing masterpiece of the sower and he uses great amount of time and focus when he creates the artwork by using oil pastels as his texture
Their paintings were also done with vivid colors and captured the details of the people in them. For example the masterpiece done by Leonardo Da Vinci capture the details and the beauty in each human being he painting with lots of attractive colors. He painted “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa”, both work of arts were created with such detail and focus on the face to show the people in it physical beauty. Another famous artist from the Renaissance was Michelangelo, he was the one who painted the ceiling in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and sculpted David who was part of the Bible.
In Beard’s painting the emphasis on the shadows helps create an even stronger sense of contrast. An intense degree of an organic feel has been incorporated into the piece from the dotted and blotchy paint stroke technique Beard has
Also a light layer to create a natural effect, such as wind and shed light on the work. There is another technique that uses Monet are "visual mixing" an example of this
The rest of the colors used in the painting are dark browns, greens, and grey hues. When you look real close at the painting you can see the details of each brushstroke which are short in length, messy, and almost blurry in some areas which allude to create differences in lighting effects which is representative of an Impressionistic painting. Because there is a distinctive outline of the woman’s form the painting would be representative of the Post-Impressionistic Era, yet the flowers and tree as well as the hem of her dress are more blurry which is consistent with the Impressionistic Era. Francis Davis Millet is classified as an American Academic Classicist. He has an advanced education and traveled much of his life.
As well as the details that are around her like the way the fabric is placed and the way she is positioned gives the audience a calm feeling. At the same time a sense of understanding how the woman carries herself. Also, Ingres uses direct light source to the whole painting and with it being an oil painting can give out a calm feeling to it. While both artworks feature women, each artist used very different methods to get their
Van Honthorst’s use of line within this work of art, makes the girl seem to fade into the dark background of the image. The texture in this painting are characteristic of seventeenth century northern European art. The texture within this work of art are realistic as though what is in the painting could be touched and feel like silk on the sleeves of the dress and the feathers look like they feel soft and fluffy. There is a great range of value within this piece, the background of the painting is very dark while the girl in the painting has very pale skin making her stand out from the dark background. This image is asymmetrical, the way that the girl is seated and holding the oval portrait make the painting unbalanced, the image would be symmetrical if the girl was facing forward rather than a three-fourths view of her.
Lastly, the two paintings use perspective, color, and light very similarly. In Death of General Wolfe, the artist, West, clearly and realistically paints the figures in the foreground and in the background in uniforms that would have been common during that time. Similarly, Giotto paints his figures in robes which were common, and what painters usually depicted their figures wearing. They both have knowledge about what it is they are painting and are able to use color to accurately show what may have occurred.
The painting that really caught my eyes while waking through Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory was Reading the Letter by a twentieth century artist named, Harry Roseland. During the twentieth century genre painting became a huge deal and artist starting showing more and more. This allowed the artist to tell a story Roseland was self- taught and really enjoyed depicting old and poor African Americans. The reason Roseland loved painting these Post Civil War African Americans was because it was a topic that was going unnoticed.