Johannes Vermeer’s genius is credited to his artistic abilities, dating far beyond the 17th century. Vermeer is able to create beautiful paintings with extensive detail and simplicity, while breaking the boundaries of the normal 17th century modes. The majority of paintings that originated in the 17th century were historical paintings, based on biblical texts and greek mythology. Vermeer focused on the genre paintings while using women in the paintings to showcase modern housework and housewife responsibilities in a eye opening light to those in the 21st century. Jonathan Jason wrote in Vermeer's subject matter “their costuming- it's colouring, shapes and associations contributes so much to bodily construction and expression that he absence
Turners love of the arts was early noted on a series of simple colorings of engraved plates from Henry Boswell’s Picturesque view of antiques of England and Wales. The painting is based on poem about a slave ship, and a true story of a slave ship captain that threw his slaves overboard to collect insurance money. Timed to coincide with an anti-slavery league meeting, the painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1840. The Crown Prince Albert was a speaker at that meeting and it was Turner’s wish to influence the popular anti-slavery movement of the
In the 18th century, the rights to trade at Canton had granted the company with direct imports of Chinese goods, such as tea, silk and porcelain. This increasing availability of tea from China had made the price of tea fall and made it more accessible to general public in England. The growing popularity of tea had transformed the item from luxury good into commercial commodity. This condition had encouraged the company to import more tea and thus made tea the mainstay of imports from China displacing silk by 1718. The company’s monopoly on imports from China was sustained through the exchange of British silver for Chinese tea.
Artists Research Task Jan Jansen Artists: Canaletto, JMW Turner and Ando Hiroshige JMW Turner analysis of his paintings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._W._Turner How has each artist used the art elements of line, tone, colour to describe the texture of land, water or sky in the two illustrations that you have chosen for each artist? 2. How has each artist used the art elements of line, tone, colour to give the feeling of depth in the two illustrations that you have chosen for each artist? The creator of this painting is called Joseph Millard William Turner (J.M.W. Turner).
In the Ming empire, the changes that they went through economically and socially were very dependent on the silver trade. As silver became a global staple for trade, the want and feeling of luxury that silver brought enabled everyone to be included in the trade(Doc 1). In China, people could use silver extravagantly or in common expenses. This increased the economic base
Hence, colourful and utopian representations of China became prevalent in medieval Europe. This was a distinct contrast to Europe at the time, which , due to its economic, trade and population growth, was struggling with overcrowded cities that lacked sewerage and were rampant with disease. Despite the questionable validity of Polo's journeys, his memire, The Travels of Marco Polo, was widely popular in Europe and helped shape European perceptions of China at the time. Polo's was one of the first textual engagements with Asia and without evidence to the contrary, many Westerners based their perceptions of China on this text alone. Thus, Polo's travel book and its popularity provide a relatively accurate insight into Western thinking in relation to China and the extent to which the awe of the exotic "other" was widespread.
His paintings, etchings and prints include elegant female portraits, based on High Renaissance prototypes, with which he challenged the 16th century masters of the Venetian school; painting of horses which recall his love for the peasant life of the Bosnian countryside; paraphrases of Velazquez, which express his profound admiration for the great Spanish master. Throughout his career, he made cycles of painting which chronicle homages, events and dedications. His works are characterized by the intermingling of ancient motifs with a modern and contemporary commentary. He employed a very wide variety of artistic techniques, from the most traditional to the most contemporary. For instance, he made a couple of small animated films, and was fascinated by the possibilities offered by new techniques of digital printing, sometimes producing prints of enormous
When the viewer observes the great detail and realistic colors entwined in the painting, it is seen as a work of art. The work obviously has so much input and time involved, along with the devotion Tim had to the project, it is a wonderful piece. The photographic resemblance leave people in awe. Vermeer was even considered one the the greatest painters because of this. When the idea that tools were used to create this effect, the majestic wonder is almost striped from the oil painting.
Paul Cezanne decided to base his artworks on a more analytical perspective, whereby he used analytical discipline to paint what he knows instead of what he sees. In his paintings, Cezanne used distinct and methodical brushstrokes to create an image, and this was done through ‘constructing’ the artwork instead of ‘painting’ the
The city was becoming more technologically advanced and people were finding new ways of constructing and using things. Leger decided to make a change in his work to go along with the changes that were happening in the city. He took the opportunity to use his paintings as a way to reflect what people are witnessing outside. There were more automobiles being purchased due to the advances in producing them and radios and telephones were now becoming a household device as people were becoming more interested in having what is new. There were many more buildings and structures being built in the city at the time so Leger was able to use the geometric structures to put in his paintings.