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,
Vicent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Like most of Gogh’s paintings, Bonaventura Berlinghieri painted what he was passion about. Berlinghieri was “…know for his poignant and detailed scene from the life of the Saint Francis on the predella (based of the altarpiece) of the Church of San Francesco at Pescia” (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica). The Saint Francis Altarpiece is a five feet panel, created in 1235 as a depiction of Saint Francis and the church. The portrait was painted on wood panel and in gothic like form. Nonetheless, this masterpiece is representation of time, the complexity of the painting and the
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.
Known for his defining role in the Mexican Mural Movement, Diego Rivera sought to create paintings that depicted the Mexican renaissance and socialist ideas of Mexican politics. After some time studying in Europe, Rivera was influenced by Italian renaissance artist Giotto to paint using fresco techniques (famsf.org). “Two Women and a Child” serves as an example of the theme he portrays in many of his paintings. While the fresco technique was predominantly used during the Italian renaissance, Rivera revitalized this ideal by including it in his painting of “Two Women and a Child”. Rivera’s use of techniques in Two Woman and a Child provide viewers with an understanding of the strength, pride, and perseverance Mexico had during the Mexican Renaissance.
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,
For instance, the item at top left shows the anatomy and the complexity of being pregnant (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana, Frida). The baby boy in the middle of the painting symbolizes the baby Deigo she thought she would never have (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana, Frida). The snail shows how slow and agonizing the miscarriage was (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana, Frida). The machine in the bottom left was used to symbolize the cold machines they used on her at the hospital (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana, Frida). The flower demonstrates the sexuality between her and Diego (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana, Frida). The last item you see is the pelvic bone, which represents her broken pelvic bone and the reason she couldn’t conceive a child successfully (Self Portrait as a Tehuana, Autorretrato como Tenhuana,
1.The name for the Egyptian art piece is named Menkaure and a Queen and is measured at 4 feet 8 inches high and located at Museum of Fine Arts,Boston. Its medium is Greywacke previously supplemented with some red/black paint.
Tlaloc was one of the most important gods in Mesoamerica and has maintained an air of significance for archeologist and artist studying Pre- Colombian history. Tlaloc’s importance comes from him being revered as the god of rain, water and fertility for multiple Pre-Colombian communities. For example, the rain god was worshiped atop of Templo Mayor, which was one of the main temples located in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. The rain god is commonly depicted wearing large circular goggles over his eyes and with fangs protruding from his mouth. The Head of the Rain God Tlaloc is a Pre-Colombian statue that appears to be massive and could possibly weigh almost a thousand pounds due to its size and material composition. The statue appears to be made up of ceramic and stucco that was once beautifully painted with vibrant colors.
The painting Angel with Arquebus, Asiel Timor Dei was created in 17th century C.E. by Master of Calamarca from Bolivia. He painted this piece using oil on canvas, and it currently hangs in Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia. The painting is 160 centimeters tall by 110 centimeters wide. A man wearing an extravagant outfit is shown holding a gun. The outfit consists of long, heavy sleeves and a flared shirt bottom, with long boots as well as a hat with feathers. It is also predominantly a dark brown with designs of a gold border and a gold square pattern. The large gun the man holds points to the top right hand side of the painting. Shades of dark brown, orange, and gold are repeated frequently in the work. The texture of fabric is created
Political figures in art has always been an important part of our history, culture and artistic representation, Roman and Byzantine art is a classic case of these representations. The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius and Justinian as World Conqueror are two examples that demonstrate the power and prestige of these political authorities. First, Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius from the Roman, Italy (173-176 CE) measures 11’6” high, cast in bronze. Secondly, Justinian as World conqueror from Byzantium period measures 13” x 11” entire panel, center panel 7” x 5” and 1” deep. The creator of the equestrian statue is unknown, however, the creator of Justinian’s ivory relief was probably made by the imperial work of Constantinople. The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius and Justinian as World Conqueror both depict the power, prestige and clemency of a political figures. Yet, both are distinct in their artistic representation which I’ll discuss below.
The Vietnam War Memorial has been called a "feminist memorial". What do you think that means?
In general, the thick curved lines are used to carve the figures of putti, the head of the man and Medusa. However, thin straight lines are used for details on the carvings. Most of the shapes on the Garland Sarcophagus are round and curved, besides the tomb itself is a rectangular shape. As for colour of the marble sculpture, the artist did not use any form of colour, only the natural marble colour. The Garland Sarcophagus is a coffin, the maker uses depth to create a space where the body would be placed. Furthermore, the artist also used depth to make the carvings three-dimensional. The Garland Sarcophagus is a three-dimensional artwork, the coffin itself consists a large amount of mass. As well as, volume can be found inside of the rectangular sarcophagus. The details of the carvings on the marble sculpture are used to convey its meaning, the carvings on the artwork are used to represent certain objects that all symbolizes different purposes. The marble sculpture, Garland Sarcophagus is a coffin, that means that the purpose of the carvings are too somehow benefit the person being laid into the
This treasured gemstone highlights the outstanding features that can uniquely identify this sculpture as Iranian art. The unibrow is a single curved arch above the animal’s forehead and is a common telling of Iranian art. It is actually one of the two human features the ram is given. Another, perhaps even easier to recognize for being out of place is the added beard. This is an iconic symbol of Iraq style often protruded on animals. This blue beard similar to the Bull-headed lyre is placed distinctively behind the mouth, allowing it in full extent and view. The ram’s eyes are wide and big just as people were seen in the statures arguably the last and most subtitle human features given to this animal. Lapis Lazuli surrounds this gapping spaced out eyes as an Egyptian style
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.
Relative to its offering a departure from the hyper-commercialized, ready-made dolls of the modern world, DIY (Do-it-yourself) doll-making influence is beneficial on what it means to be a creative and imaginative. The commercial doll has existed alongside its counterpart, the homemade doll, since the beginning of industrialization. Keri MINIKA creates and produces a decorative nine to eleven inches sock dolls, body patterns with accessory tags. Keri MINIKA can impress potential buyers for its unique, various appeals and styles with its colorful sock designs that are perfect for personal gifts, decorations and event materials in different occasions. Keri MINIKA is made of cotton socks that unlike plastic it is easy to repair when damaged. The dolls are made of cotton stuffing which is a natural fiber. It is soft and fluffy. The stuffing are little denser than normal polyester toy stuffing. This can be stuffed firmly or loosely and gives a more traditional feel to dolls.