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
The most fascinating art is often the most perplexing. In the case of Giorgio de Chirico, his repressed consciousness manifests itself in the surreal concoction of oil paint on canvas known as The Transformed Dream. At first glance, the viewer might simply see an odd collection of objects composed into an oblong still life. The subject matter in their particular setting are, in this case, bewildering and unsettling. Read from left to right in the western tradition, de Chirico paints a marble sculpture of a man’s face, two pineapples, and two piles of bananas. These objects are placed on a platform in a shadowy plaza,
All of her paintings show the power of audism and oralism, but this painting, in particular, shows unity through all. Each hand is a different color and each on represents a different race. The black hand represents African American, white represents Europeans, the yellow hands represent Asians, and the red hands represent Indians or Native Americans. One can tell that the hands represent a different race because of Earth is the background in the painting. The Earth and the different colors of the hands are different ways for the painter to show unity across all nations.
I entered Andrew Bae gallery and ascended up the stairs to the second floor, it was dimly lit, yet inviting, the kind of lighting that is kind to all. It had warm mahogany floors that perfectly added to the subdued ambiance of the space. Initially my eyes moved in a sporadic manner, shifting from piece to piece, searching for something to draw them to a settle. Each one as beguiling as the next, splendid choice after splendid choice, left me feeling rather overwhelmed. Finally my eyes settled on a piece that was exquisite and yet so simply alluring. This painting “Defying Ignorance” by Young June Lew, was provocative but yet innocent in its display. My eyes were first drawn to the silhouette of an elegant woman 's profile, showcasing her naked refinement and femininity. Painted in a lustrous gold hue, she reaches high for what seems to be a pomegranate. After a moment I realized she is not the sole figure in the painting, there are others in the near background. These figures are less precisely detailed, and the essence of their gender is nonexistent. The painting was illustrated will thick acrylic almost making it feel as if you 're part of the painting itself.
This conceptual artist has taken basic elements of art such as lines and color and has created this amazing two dimensional artwork, Vertigo. In this artwork the artist uses regular lines, a rhythm of diagonal lines, and a slight tint of an orange in the background of the actual lines. The different directions, overlapping, and crossing of the lines, help imply the chaos and disorder the artist is trying to reveal through this painting.
Peter Max is known as one of the most popular pop artists in today’s art circles. His work is easily recognized by bold and uncommon color and line choices, as well as the wide uneven brush stroke found in the majority of his work. “Vase of Flowers Series 60 Detail Ver. VI #40” is representative of Max’s work as a whole. It possesses the gradients, rustic brush strokes and the unusual color choices and gradients that have become characteristic of his style. This painting is able to redefine the “still life” painting; Max’s piece is abounding with movement and energy seen most easily in the choice of color as well as brush stokes.
The art work that is analyzed below is the “Noah Sacrificing Deluge” by Benjamin West. This particular painting was painted in the 1800s and the artist used an Oil Paint on a canvas. This art was 1 out of 36 in a series for the Windsor Castle in England. Mr. West lived to be 82 years old and was the first Americans to become a success on the foreign market. He would become a historical painter for King George III and president of the Royal Academy of Arts. He completed 18 painting before the king’s mental state of mind and suspicion questioned West’s political loyalties which ended the project.
The Breakaway was painted by Thomas William Roberts, an Australian artist known for his national narratives. This is demonstrated through, The Breakaway, as it tells the story of a drover trying to prevent a mob of sheep from running away from the pack. During the 1890’s there was a drought which is depicted in the painting, with dust being kicked up and dry, arid landscape. In 1891 a shearers strike began leading to the formation of the Australian Labor Party which suggests the lack of assistance that the drover is in need of.
Archibald John Motley Jr.’s painting, “Mending Socks”, illustrates an elderly woman sitting in a rocking chair. She has a scarlet blanket loosely hung around her shoulders and is wearing a lace-bordered white apron. Above her on the wall is a wooden cross. In the painting she is repairing socks, hence the piece’s name. On the periwinkle table to her left is a small pile of olive green socks. The painting is oil on canvas and contains an extensive amount of contrast. For example, the bright vermillion blanket against the dull eggshell colored door. The disparity between the colors used is prominent. Additionally, the fusion of ornate patterns and simplistic solids is evident. The tablecloth is a geometric mixture of cream and periwinkle. However,
Art has been around for centuries, expressed in various ways through different mediums; painting, drawing, photography, music, and so many more. Each having smaller categories within them. One can create a portrait with different types of paint, chalk, pens and pencils, the lens of a camera. A musician can convey a feeling within lyrics, or notes of a song. 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.
I decided to choose Sandy Skoglund’s “Fox Games” for my critique paper. It is a photograph of artist’s installation, Fox Games by Sandy Skoglund. Skoglund is a contemporary artist who most famous in her photographs and sculptures. “Fox Games was originally exhibited in 1989 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of a photography exhibition titled, “150 Years: The Invention of an Art.” (Macmillian, 2009). Sandy Skoglund was born on September 11, 1946, in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She studied both art history and studio art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and received her BA degree in Studio Art in 1968. Then she went to the University of Iowa for a Master of Fine Arts Degree. She was interested in a variety of artistic disciplines
The brilliant hues of greens, purples, reds, and yellows that are strategically brushstroke on the piece give of a sense of impressionism. The characteristics of this piece capture the modern them of leisure activity. Caillebotte’s young cousin Zoe and brother Martial are depicted in this piece through the two characters. Both characters are dressed relaxed and have middle to upper class attire. The painting contains element of modern style through the scenery and garden. The heavy brushstrokes seen in the red flower bushes represent a feeling of realism. It’s as if you could physical touch the flowers. His details are more precise than Berth Morisot’s The Basket Chair, and show how more open male artist could be with their artwork. The scene seems to be during summer with the sun radiating off the garden gravel. The light change in the artwork from dark to light, displays a feeling from relaxation to adventurous and excitement. The male figure I the piece has a calm mood to him and wears a straw hat while reading a newspaper that demonstrates a sense of modernism. According to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH) Web site, “Capturing the specific light effects of midday, Gustave Caillebotte contrasts the cool colors of shade with the dazzling, flattening effects of direct sunlight” (2014, para. 1) Caillebotte creates a diagonal line that moves from the lower left
The negative space is a representation of something missing in her life. The foot warmer and the cupid and traveler figures on the horizontal line are strategically placed in the negative space to represent the man and sex that is currently missing from her life. The cool shades of blue flowing across the image gives lonely, sad tones with the depressed lighting. She expresses her availability by showing skin on her arms as she slightly smiles leaning toward the viewer. She has a soft and supple body which is sexually desirable by a male from her time. Jan Vermeer’s painting expressed the woman’s romantic wishes very well in all aspects of the elements she
In this artwork, Van Gogh uses strong vertical lines to give the sense of unease. These lines are present in the floor boards, the chair and in the wall. The lines give an unnerving feel to the room as vertical lines suggest that the room was not a place of tranquility, or calmness, but a rather gives a sense of despair. Furthermore, In the room there is also horizontal lines to suggest peace, and calmness. This also found on some parts of the chair. Theses conflicting uses of lines give the audience a sense of chaos and confusion in the world around the man. Van Gogh, predominantly known for his color usage also
He uses the dark tone of painting, so that characters from the shadow highlighted, breaking through the traditional paintings reveal the characteristics of the clear, indicating the arrival of the