The image shows Manifest Destiny through use of saturation of colours, light and dark, detail, and symbolism. The painting was called American progress to show how the Americans had a god forsaken right to the land. This painting is displaying how the people are pushing with this idea of holiness, but are in the process moving the darkness, or the native people and creatures, out of their homes. The light seems to be spreading forward, and the darkness receding farther and farther away to demonstrate the “cleansing” of the land. The use of shading of the painting, along with sa was quite interesting because the half with the settlers was vibrant and colourful, and as it moved towards the right, the painting becomes darker, with less intensity. It’s most likely supposed to display good and evil, the light, happiness, and the dark, cold, depression. The native Americans are displayed as vile and dark, something that needs to be moved. We already knew that during the 1800s, the Native Americans were being moved to reservations. This painting shows them being moved farther and farther west, away from the settlements, in what was called the “Trail of Tears”. However, the painting seems to be creating an implication that the Natives simply disappeared, and that their action was justified and necessary to create a land of flawless perfection. It is likely that John
On closer inspection you see the heavy handed brush strokes on the rock in which your eyes are drawn there first and there appear to be seals and perhaps the artists name or the name of the painting written in the bottom right corner. Your eyes then travel up the deer’s legs in which some parts of the legs are not seen because of the thickness of the mist. On the right side of the deer there are sprigs of grass and pieces of rock projecting out of the ground. Your eyes are then drawn to the delicately brushed ink that makes the fur on the deer appear soft, and the outline of the antler that is closer to the viewer is darker than the one on the right also the ear is place in front of the antler for yet another natural touch. The spatial relation of the deer is superb with the rock placed in the foreground, the deer is in the middle ground and although very small compared to the rest of the composition the patch of rocks and sprigs of grass are there for the background it all brings a sense of depth to art
Successful artists have the ability to invoke thought and emotions through their work. A picture possesses the ability to express a complete story without the use of a single word. These narratives may induce despondency, pleasure, hope, or several other emotions in an individual. However, this is only the case if the viewer takes note and pays attention. If they are successful in doing so, they will be aware of, or feel, what the artist is trying to convey. Jervis McEntee was able to achieve this effect through his work. More specifically, I felt similar emotions while looking upon the painting, Evening Landscape.
Lee Teter created his painting Reflections in 1988 using oils on canvas. Just as the title suggests, the painting’s subject is reflections on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The painting belongs to a private collection owned by Teter himself. In Reflections, Teter depicts a man leaning on the Vietnam Memorial Wall as soldiers reflect back on him, captures on canvas these reflections using muted hues, and immortalizes the loss and struggle of those affected by the Vietnam War.
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.
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life. The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face. Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
In his painting, Lake Superior Landscape, George Morrison uses a combination of the visual elements line, texture, and color with the principles of design of repetition and visual unity to create an intriguing, abstract take on the traditional landscape painting.
Of course, the Hudson River region during the eighteenth century was not all about Ferries, Canals, Railroads, and commerce. Even more, the unique beauty of the Hudson River Scenery and its mountainous is considered to be a manifestation of god. The transcendental nature of the Hudson River attracted many landscaping artists who were captive of its beauty. For instance, the Hudson River Art School did not had a physical location but it was a group of artists driven by their passion, to walk on foot along the Hudson River to appreciate nature and to be inspired by its beauty. Thomas Cole was the principal founder of the Hudson River Art School. When he first came to American as a youth in 1825, he visit Catskill and soon was impressed by the Hudson River scenery that he decided to settled there. Thus, areas like the Catskill Creek, the Kaaterskill Clove, and the Great Wall of Manitou where the most attractive places for
Innocence. This is something that many people tend to lose over time. In the book “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio Marez y Luna, is said to have lost his innocence as he grows up. I have recreated the scene where Antonio is believed to first lose part of his innocence in a form of visual art. The art is based on my interpretation of the scene.
The painting I chose was Scene on the Catskill Creek painted by Frederic Edwin Church in 1847. Church was born in Hartford, Connecticut to a wealthy family. Also a student of Thomas Cole. Church settled in Hudson, New York with his family, which is what inspired him to paint many of the landscape paintings. Church took wilderness itself as his subject. The painting is quite fascinating because it pulls the viewer into the painting from my perspective. When I walked around in the museum, I almost gave up looking at all the paintings, sculptures and found Church’s painting at the last minute. Church dramatizes the beauty of the American landscape.
If I were a soldier back in the 1700 and had duties in Valley Forge, I would quit and leave. Valley Forge was a winter camp that soldiers had to stay in. I have many evidences that I would quit Valley Forge. One evidence that I would quit is from Document A. It is an estimate of illness and death at Valley Forge. It shows half of the soldiers in February 1778 were unable to report for duty due to illness. During encampment there were about 2,500 dead soldiers. So I would have left because that many people died or got ill. Another evidence is Document B. It is a painting by William Henry Powell. It was about the Committee of Congress at Valley Forge. The painting shows how sick and poor
This painting captures the detail of a man with an intense look upon his face. Chuck Close uses extreme details to make the painting seem as if it were a photograph taken by a camera. The painting is done in black white and gray. For this painting, Close used acrylic on a canvas. Close takes a photograph and creates a grid on both the
This painting identifies as historical painting. The medium is oil on canvas. The colors are mostly shades of brown, red, and white. Trumbull captures the tragedy of Joseph Warren’s death, who is dressed in white, as he bleeds to death. Above him stands a British major, John Small in red holding a sword, preventing another British soldier from staking Warren. This represents the collided piteousness of two men that had fought on the same side before. Around him, hysteria is shown by death and destruction. Warren’s heroism dawned upon America and the art world. So much so that about 10 years after
This painting is an oil painting on canvas by Albert Bierstadt. (1863). It is called “The Rocky Mountain, Lander’s Peak.” Looking at just the composition Bierstadt uses dramatic lighting and atmospheric perspective to draw your eyes to the waterfall and then up to the mountains from a far distance. The detail and colors used show that the artist spent a lot of time one this piece. The diagonal lines of the mountains are separating the sky from the horizontal lines of the land and trees. The cool, slightly monochromatic, blue color of the sky and mountains also creates a clear separation from more upfront darker greenery. The vivid colors in front gradually fade to the softened colors in the back showing that they are farther away. The uneven
In this art called American Gothic done by Grant Wood, the viewer can see how the artist creates a dull, but impressive painting. At first look at this artwork, the the viewer’s attention is directed towards the man wearing the dark coat. The viewer also sees a women which could be seen as the man’s wife, daughter, or friend. As the viewer looks at the background of the painting they can see that these people are probably living on a farm. With this painting having many differents forms, the viewer gets to see a piece of art that seems convincingly real. The viewer can also see different shades of color which give the painting more depth. This painting is impressive, due to the different details added to give it more of a authentic feel.