Melvin Williams Arth 1381 Professor Zalman 13 November 2014 Visual Analysis The painting, The Basket Chair c.1885 by Berth Morisot, and the painting The Orange Trees c. 1878 by Gustave Caillebotte, are both magnificent and interesting pieces that I got the opportunity to see. The paintings are both wonderful pieces and their composition overall is very impressive. Both paintings have different aspects in the way the artist displayed modernism, formal characteristics, class and gender, and the subject matter of the painting itself. These are great distinctions between Berth Morisot’s The Basket Chair, and Gustave Caillebotte’s The Orange Trees, but both paintings have their own distinctive style and sense of modernism that inspired the painters’
Thus, light imagery is effectively used to establish the romantic atmosphere of Romeo and Juliet’s first encounter, whereas dark imagery is used to foreshadow the dreadful events of the play’s conclusion, therefore creating a suspenseful atmosphere. Moreover, characters in the play use light imagery as they experience the elation of love, yet also dark imagery as they feel the heartbreak of rejection. Thus, as shown in Romeo and Juliet, the balance between light and darkness, happiness and sadness is a natural occurrence, which one cannot prevent nor
I chose to write about Jim Germaux’s Parallel Play because it evokes beauty in a unique way using pattern, line, and color Germaux’s Parallel Play exemplifies beauty through eye-catching pattern. Each piece of this collection uses an arrangement of circles in a manner that is organized and yet spontaneous. The location of each circle is unpredictable, but the way the Germaux arranges the circles in his painting, side-by-side in no particular order, creates a sense of movement and playfulness that is attractive to the viewer’s eye. The viewer is drawn in by the mass quantity of these circles and is then challenged to look upon the spontaneity of the arrangement, and to try to find familiar patterns within. Germaux is making the viewer move his or her eyes over the circle pattern in several directions creating a commotion that pulls the viewer into the composition in such an effective way that is beautiful.
The painting of a goldfinch held high regard along with possessive feelings for Theo. The artwork itself was one of his mother’s favorites, similar to her two toned shoes black and white shoes J that she always wore. He had stood attentively as his mother explained the simplistic beauty of it: “This is the one I was talking about. Isn’t it amazing? This one little painting … that clear pure daylight, you can see where Vermeer got his quality of light from” (Tartt 26-27) After the explosion, Theo stumbles upon a dying man while trying to
Why does Alison choose to cheat with Nicholas instead of Absolon? The two young men are fairly similar. They are both good-looking, slightly effeminate, educated, young men, but Nicholas wins the heart of the girl and Absolon gets a fart in the face when he quite literally kisses Alison’s “ers”. Nicholas is a young man with admirable knowledge about the world and love. He furnished his room with astrology books for telling the
The dish is red because it is a symbol of marriage and marriage is held together by love and that is what the red represents. The color red is important to the story because it shows emotion and especially love. Edith Wharton used several symbol to add to the story. In Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, the author uses symbolism to add depth and importance to the story. The Cat reflects and fills zeena personality when she is not present.
The artist did a great job portraying the contradicting feelings of the woman through the use of the elements of art, like color and the principles of with variety and emphasis. The first thing you notice when approaching the painting is the variety of colors that significantly distribute to the meaning of the painting. The woman has a bright and colorful background with light blue, red, and yellow, which influences the happiness of the holiday. However, the second thing you notice is her body position and facial expression that provides a conflicting impression. Her face is covered in paint, like
Indeed it first switches between the bouquet on the museum bench and the identical flower piece in the painting, and then it switches between Madeleine’s curl of hair and the identical curl of hair on the painted portrait. Madeleine turns out to be like an artistic creation herself as is the portrait of Carlotta Valdes. This technique makes it look like the painting is leaking on her, transforming her into Carlotta. Scottie can be associated with the painter of the portrait as he transforms Judy into a kind of Madeleine who answers his fantasy: the image of Carlotta because Scottie is more mesmerised by the painting than he is by Madeleine.
I was going to choose this piece as well, I think the artist did an amazing job with it. I agree that this painting shows how difficult life can be and all you can do at times is turn to prayer. This work relates to the down fall of men and the tragedy of possible life defeat. Also, I agree with you statement on how the painting had balance and how everything around the man in the painting helps keep the focus on him. Looking at Realist work I thought the painting The Shoemaker (1878) by Ferdinand Hodler, was a work that relates to The Voyage of life.
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. The first thing that I notice in this painting is that the white woman is the brightest thing in the painting.