Throughout this semester as a class we have gone over many different terminology, seen many artists from all different countries and time periods. We have also learned about different kinds of art and media that the Artist work with. Over the entire semester I have gained a greater appreciation and understanding for art. Taking all of the new information that I learned this semester I choose three pieces of artwork from the St. Louis Art Museum. Two are similar to each other and the other is very different. The three pieces that I choose to critique are called Keith, Betty and Loch Lomond.
Located in hallway nestled between the Art of Europe and Art of Ancient Worlds wings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is the Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206). Here, Donatello’s Madonna of the Clouds and Luca della Robbia’s Virgin and child with lilies face one another, competing for museum-goers’ attention from alternate sides of the narrow gallery. Both pieces indulge ingenious techniques, original at the time of conception, to create a completely new visual experience of a very traditional biblical scene, the Madonna with her child, Jesus Christ. This paper will employ close visual analysis of two 15th-century Renaissance reliefs from Florence depicting the Virgin Mary and Jesus Chris in order to show how these artists used innovative
The similarity within these paintings it that the meaning is essentially the same. Death cannot be outran and it can only be lived. Some similar objects within these two paintings. The clock in Vanitas and the hourglass in the Wheel of Fortune painting both show that time continues on in the same way that both paintings have skulls to shows that death is always possible. They are also similar in the same way that there are multiple objects all over the paintings.
Botticelli's The Birth of Venus was created in 1482-1486. It is a tempera on canvas. Tempera on canvas is a type of painting which is painted on oil painitng cloth. Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is a horizontal painting, which scaled 5'8" x 9'1. Raphael's Galatea, on the other hand, was created in 1513. It is a vertical painting, which scaled 9'8" x 7'5". Raphael's Galatea is a Fresco, which was painted on walls or ceiliings. Artists usually added water to those plaster, dry color powder, to make watercolor. Then by using water color on walls or ceilings, it would be stayed on
There are many differences in the works of those from the Northern Early Renaissance to those of the Early Italian Renaissance. However, there are also many similarities. The Style of art from the Northern Early Renaissance can be seen as truly remarkable. This is where realism starts to really take off. Perspective is used more appropriately and oil paints are introduced into the mix as a new medium. Giving artists something else try and master. All of this leading up to some of the greatest pieces of their respective era, including, but not limited to, Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece, Rogier Van Der Weyden’s Last Judgement, and Konrad Witz’ Miraculous Draught of Fish.
Throughout mankind, the concept of art has developed and changed. We have observed a variety of artistic forms and styles through paintings and sculptures. Numerous amount of cultures and time periods we 're established in history from art. Some include the Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque time periods of art. During each of those time periods, new artistic styles were created and transformed. Thousands of paintings and sculptures were made in these periods of time. In this essay, I will imagine myself being a curator of an art gallery that has a Greek room, a Roman room, an Early Christian room, a Gothic room, a Renaissance room, and a Baroque room. I will select two pieces for each room and discuss why I would put those paintings and sculptures in each room at the gallery.
A few similarities arise after reading both sources. Both contain small sections on the inspiration of Magritte. Both sources stated that De Chirico inspired Magritte to create his first paintings, but only the secondary source tells that Magritte was additionally inspired by Romanticism and its relationship with the unconscious. Also, both sources emphasized Magritte’s infatuation with Freud and his theories. With the knowledge of two sources, we can learn of Magritte’s thoughts, his intentions and inspirations of his works, and his work’s context in it’s time
In Titian’s Venus her mythological nature is replaced by an erotic allegory. Venus the goodness of love is staring at the viewer, the brightness of her nudity in contrast with the darkness of the background evokes her beauty and eroticism. The reclining female body, the indoor setting and her coquettish glance overstresses her sensuality, but details such as the dog symbol of fertility, or the poses of roses she holds in her right hand, recall the intimacy between man and woman, the significance of sexuality within the dynamic of a couple. Manet’s Olympia resembles Titian’s Venus but Manet produced a new painting moving into Impressionism. The orchid in her hair, her bracelet, the black ribbon around her neck, the pearl earrings, the dog replaced by a black cat, all elements that indicate Olympia as a courtesan but by giving a face to a courtesan Manet humanizes prostitution. While Venus’s right hand would rest on her genitals, Olympia’s gesture seems blocking the view which has been interpreted as symbolic of her independence from men. The black maiden on the back labels the bloody experience of French colonialism and a clear artistic condemn. All considered there are elements, prostitution, feminism, colonialism that
The two pieces of art I will discuss is Edouard Manet’s ‘Olympia’ and Mary Cassatt 's ‘Woman in Black at the Opera’. Manet’s Olympia was not critically accepted, the reaction to his painting was negative, only four critics out of sixty were favorably disposed to Olympia. Olympia was a derivative of Titian 's Venus. In 1863 the critics and the viewers didn’t know how to take Olympia, “they were unable to cope with so many novel factors and so they were unable to categorize the picture and so were unable to analyze it or understand it in any context” (Laurence, 2012). Nowadays we are more open minded and are able to see the painting in a different light. Olympia was created in 1863, it is believed to be a painting of a prostitute. Manet created Olympia during the Victorian era of the nineteenth century, “sexuality didn’t have a public place any longer, in other word it was a repressed period for sexuality”(Nikpour, 2013). Nude paintings in Manet’s time, were known for being represented in a soft subtle style. Manet replaced the stereotypical painting that showed women as perfection rather than what real women are… real. He moved from the light, hairless women and painted them with flat colours,hard dark edges and signs of hair under the armpits, legs and stomach. Manet replaces the dog in Titian 's Venus and replaces it with a cat, this could represent the fact that she is free in her choices. The most interesting point of this painting is the fact that she is looking straight
The Dark Ages. The Golden Ages. They seem to be polar opposites, and in some ways, they are. However, they do have things in common. The Middle Ages (or the dark ages) was followed by the Italian Renaissance (the golden ages). As they say: like father like son. Right now, the Middle Ages is the father of the Italian Renaissance, and I am going to show you their likenesses.
The works of art I chose to compare and contrast are Memento Mori, "To This Favour", 1879 by William Michael Harnett, and Bull Skull, Fruit, Pitcher, 1939 by Pablo Picasso. The symbolism behind these two paintings are very similar. There are also some similarities in the composition of these two paintings, but there are many differences in the composition of these two paintings.
Panama City, Panama is a country of the arts, from the formal monuments to the informal graffiti found on the walls of the street. While visiting the city, one will find a multitude of the different mediums of art. As we viewed the different art found in the city, the main work of art that came to mind was the Maesta painting by Duccio.
In the following paper, I will be discussing the similarities and differences between two paintings. These two paintings are Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Bashi-Bazouk and Lucas Cranach’s Saint Maurice. The Gerome dates to 1868-1869 and was created with oil paints on canvas. The Cranach dates 1520-1525 and was created with oil paints on linen. The Gerome is 31 ¾ inches long and 26 inches wide, while the Cranach is 54 inches long and 15 ½ inches wide. The height of the Cranach makes the painting more lifelike, because it is almost as if the painting is drawn to scale. Both works portray soldiers. Through an analysis of elements and principles of art in both paintings, I will conduct a comparative analysis to show the similarities and differences in the way the soldiers are portrayed.
For my first web search essay I chose to write about the Venus of Willendorf. The reasoning behind why I chose to write about this topic is because I feel like it is a sculpture that speaks volumes to the culture and time and what was thought of women in the Paleolithic time. I used to the website www.khanacademy.org to help guide me in writing this essay. This website gives great insight and information about this famous piece of art.
Most of the pieces of art done on this topic usually have Mary and Jesus either surrounded by angels or saints who pay respect to them. It is an important figure in Catholicism as it reminds the believers about their faith. Both the two artworks were done during the Renaissance period with Madonna and child with the two angels being done around 1465 while Madonna and child with the saints being done around 1505. In making my comparison, I seek to compare the two pieces of work based on symbolism, the distinguishing features as well as the target audience.