The gradations of violet in the painting are separated by rays of light. How the light intersects with the objects in the painting is reminiscent of Cubism, the light rays don’t alter the perspective of the overall piece. The flat figures and objects in Noah’s Ark are a salute to Egyptian wall painting, however, they differ since Douglas overlaps them create spatial
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 painting that I chose to analyze was William Maw Egley’s Omnibus Life in London (1859). Painted on an oil medium, it depicts a scene of an omnibus, a horse-drawn carriage that acted as public transportation, pulled over at a certain stop along a particular route (Tate). In the painting, it features a crowded bus as more people attempt to board it. There are various people from every type of social class, which will be examined during the contextual analysis section to interpret the meaning historically. Also, this paper will analyze the formal structure of the painting through color, lines, space and mass, and composition. And furthermore, recognize the symbolism documented in the painting for iconographic analysis. In doing so, this will highlight and comment on important characteristics of Omnibus Life in London as it yields new information regarding the emerging shift in social inequality.
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 Loge, by Mary Cassatt is a very interesting piece of artwork. The artwork depicts what appears to be a woman, viewing a play or some kind of entertainment inside of a theater. The woman’s gaze is set on whatever the entertainment in front of her is. However, the man across the theater is looking directly at the woman, yet he appears to be attending the show with a woman himself. This painting appears to be set sometime in the past, the outfits the people are wearing appear to be very outdated. This painting is obviously a representational artwork, because it clearly depicts an event that could have actually occurred. There is no odd parts or unusual events occurring in the painting that could make it an abstract piece of art.
"They 're all desperadoes, these kids, all of them with any life in their veins, the girls as well as the boys; maybe more than the boys."- Flaming Youth (1920sfashion). People were rebellious and desperate for enjoyment; just as teenagers are. They never held back and lived in the moment. The various personalities were role models and advocates for the change. With the emergence of mass media, the attraction of the silver screen and books arose. For some achieving fame was a byproduct of living in the 1920s. Life in the 1920s was exuberant and full of entertainment, the change in culture and style introduced various stars such as: Katherine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Walt Disney, and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920sfashion).
In a Roman Osteria is polychromatic in color considering it is multicolored and includes many colors. The only horizontal lines that seem to appear on the picture include the little outline of the table that you can see which appears to look like a sideways “L” and the white/light tan fabric on the woman’s head. The few examples of curved lines include the clothing that all three of them are wearing to show detail and the tan walls behind them. The line quality in the man’s shirt behind his left arm shows that he is bending his elbow holding something. Another example of line quality would include the woman’s right arm showing that she is bending her elbow as well. Carl Bloch uses value in the painting considering he darkens the outside of the picture and the individuals behind them to show some emphasis on the three individuals sitting at the table. The shapes included in this picture would consist of the “normal” shape of a human and the shape of the cat behind the woman at the table; although, it does
Thomas Cole was originally born in Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 he and his parents moved to America. Cole’s father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, Cole self-thought himself in the art where he found his true passion on painting. Cole always found picturesque landscapes for which showed interest at an early age. Cole suddenly became a recognizable artist working in cities such as Ohio, Pittsburg and Philadelphia where he came to work with the Philadelphia academy.
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
Aaron douglas was an african american painter who played a leading role in the the Harlem Renaissance during the the nineteen thirties. Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas to Aaron and Elizabeth Douglas("Aaron Douglas." Biography.com). After graduating from Topeka High School in 1917, Douglas attended the the University of Nebraska, Lincoln("Aaron Douglas." Biography.com). Commenting on his days at the the University of Nebraska, where he won a prize for drawing, he recalled: "I was the the only black student there. Because I was sturdy and friendly, I became popular with both faculty and students."("Aaron Douglas." Wikipedia). He is sometimes referred to the father of “black american art” and contributed illustrations to newspapers as well as creating his own art("Aaron Douglas."
Wendell Castle was born and educated in Kansas but moved to New York in 1961 and is where he has done most of work so far. He was well known for being the father of the art furniture movement. He has taught at the school of American Craftsmen. He is a sculptor, designer, and an educator for more than four decades. Wendell Castle has been an inspiration and influenced many art designers. His work has led to the development of handcrafted and modern furniture that is well known under his name. I could not find much of a background on where and how he grew up into becoming the artist he is today. But through doing some research, could tell that he was inspired by nature and the art of furniture. He wanted to create furniture
In the beginning of the 20th century was the modernism era. It included amazing and famous painters, sculptors, draughtsmen, and printmakers. In this era an amazing artist was born called Henri Matisse. 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. He drew paintings to pass time. He painted his first masterpiece in 1897, it was called The Dinner Table.
This essay will be analyzing the paintings Mending Socks and Barbecue by Archibald Motley. Mainly focusing on the painting to recognize and understand the visual choices that were made when creating the artwork. As well as being able to state specific elements in the painting.
The Louvre is the world’s largest museum with an extremely impressive art collection. It is located along the Seine River in Paris, France. The louvre was originally built as a fortress, then reconstructed to a royal palace. When Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles, the Louvre became an art museum. The Louvre includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, Greek and Roman Sculptures, as well as other French noble artifacts. It houses more than 35,000 works of art at any time. Most of the artwork spans from 6th century B.C. to 19th century A.D. The museums most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. The Code of Hammurabi, the Greek sculpture “Nike of Samothrace” and “Venus de Milo” are also notable masterpieces.