Museum assignment For our museum paper assignment, I chose to do my writing on a piece of American art. It’s a painting by Charles Ethan Porter called Still Life, this painting is up for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The painting is oil on canvas with the dimensions of h. 13 in. (33.0 cm); w. 20 in. (50.8 cm) “Charles Ethan Porter was an American still life painter and among relatively few African Americans of the nineteenth and early 20th century to work as a professional artist.
Albert Bierstadt’s The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak (1863) is a oil on panel that means it has been created on wood, and the oil in the painting allows easy manipulation for the choice of color in the panting. However, David P. Bradley’s Indian Country Today (1997) is an acrylic on canvas that means it allows for multiple possibilities for color and technique. Bierstadt and Bradley paintings both have similar forms and choices of hue. In Bierstadt painting the use of form allows the viewer to distinguish between the mountains, trees, and the grass within the painting. In addition, the hue in Bierstadt’s painting also allows the viewer to perceive the difference between the grey color of the mountains to the hunter green of the trees and grass.
William H. Johnson was a famous African American painter who career started in the early 1900s but documentation of his most famous painting wasn’t until 1927.johnson was born march 18, 1901 in Florence, South Carolina his parents did not have a lot of money, but so he found a love for art. He gave his devotion to art and it shows when looking at the paintings in the exhibit at the university of Maryland eastern shore. From Johnson’s first painting is more oils pastels and multiple colors. Throughout his career the paintings became more simple and solid, also seeing the depiction of African Americans and is time over in Europe shows through his artistic eye. The work that occurred from 1927-1938 was created while he was in Europe and his work from 1938-1944 was
The painter has a right to receive the remaining payment for the work done, which is $ 1200 (1500 – 300). 5. To conclude, Painter can claim under the “Actual or Compensatory damage clause in the Damages in Contract Law” theory. Which shows that if the painter has not painted the house fully, he is supposed to pay the actual damages to the home owner, which are only $ 300 because only one portion worth $ 300 has not been painted. The homeowner is not being justifiable as he is refusing to pay a major portion of the painter’s payment, which is unfair.
The girl stands, smiling softly while clutching her doll, they both wear dresses, the girl's being a cream-tan color and the dolls being a white color with small flower like orange patterns throughout. Such detail is used to add recollection into the painting by adding these flowers onto the dress, that you can tell this memory was etched into the mind of Mary Whyte.
Similar to Hunt’s earlier paintings, Fairlight is also extremely small, only about 12 by 12 inches, but again, the amount of detail Hunt embodied within the painting is numerous and great. While others consider Hunt’s Our English Coasts his greatest masterpiece, I think that this painting is one of Hunt’s best piece as not only did it take about 6 years, it also represents how Hunt changed over the years. Since this painting was not completed in a year and the Pre-Raphaelite principle is to embody nature into the painting, Hunt had to find a way to incorporate the changes in the landscape those 6 years into the painting without removing earlier elements. This painting tests Hunt’s skill in drawing evolving landscapes and reviving his earlier work on the painting. As with Hunt’s other paintings, the detail to the environment is exceptionally detailed and individualize; thus instead of explaining the detail quality of the painting, I feel that this painting has something else worthier talking about then repeating compliments about Hunt’s delicate
The Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC was dedicated on November 13, 1982-Veterans Day- this was seven years after the official end of the world. Speaking of the artwork’s date of origination, one can easily say Teter`s Reflections was painted during a time when Vietnam was still a sore subject; the picture is commended as a healing work by some. The painting was an answe r to the question of “could the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial serve a healing purpose to finally close that conflict of twenty years ago?” (Krohn 165). Teter tries to capture the reality of the effects of the veterans on the gently flexed pair of black polished walls, through “The reflections in it of the servicemen…the Memorial… also reflects us, the visitors” (Danto 152). When approaching the memorial, it first appears as a chevron, which is a symbol that many men in the war were drafted and died as privates, because the chevron is the insignia of a private (Fig.
In as much as the clothing of the subjects of the painting in both cases demonstrates affluence and association with the middle class of the renaissance society, both Bronzino and Rubens chose to give their characters clothing of relatively darker colors. These colors are perfectly amalgamated within the context of soft lines bringing a visual appeal. In as much as Rubens uses maroon in the painting of the lower part of her wife’s dress, this color is not as bright as others like red would have been, and is equally dominates by the black and dark green color used to paint the major part of the attire and the vegetation in the background respectively. In the same manner, Bronzino draped both Eleanor and her son in darker clothing and golden laces and jewelry. Both artists use a significant style of the renaissance period where the chosen colors help in moderating the hues of the surrounding (Sayre, 2012).
http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/paintings-analysis/burial-at-ornans.htm Impressionism: Claude Monet, Impression Sunrise, 1872, https://www.artble.com/artists/claude_monet/paintings/impression_sunrise Conclusion If I had to sum up Impressionism it would have to be these three things. First a desire to show the here and now to not be recorded by those who come after to paint what you are feeling so that the rest of the world knows. Second landscapes without this style we would not have some of the best paintings of the 21st century. Lastly the lack of religious symbolism I do not mind if their are religious painting I just do not want it to be the only thing that their is. God is big part of some of our lives but it is not the only thing their is and I like to see more of the world than religion.
The portrait is an oil painting on a white Lombardy poplar panel. The woman in the portrait is sat upright in an armchair, with her arms folded. This painting was one of the first portraits that depicted the sitter in front of an imaginary landscape. The portrait represents the beauty of the time period. It holds simplistic colors with detailed shading.