Vermeer's ability to paint two beautiful young woman in such a creative manner that looks as if the light was shining in at the perfect moment showcases his genius. The colors used within his paintings and the mystery that Vermeer leaves the viewers with, shows his genius. Johannes Vermeer's genius is found in his bold genre paintings, the vagueness within the subjects and the ability to add immense amount of detail into such simple paintings. And in creating such timeless paintings, Vermeer is viewed as an artistic genius from the 17th century. Just in creating two simple paintings of everyday youthful women, Vermeer manages to inspire artists to achieve natural beauty and effortlessness within their works as well.
William Ernest Reynolds-Stephens balances the painting with the positions of the people in the painting. The are all closely connected and that brings them all together cohesively. This painting shows asymmetrical balance achieved by the lack of symmetry but the entire image holds the same visual weight. For example, the cheetah skin at the bottom left of the image helps to even out the image. When I imagine the picture without the cheetah skin I can see how it would be a little less visually pleasing to look
Berth Morisot was a French paintmaker and painter, who was associated with impressionism. Born into a family of a government official who was supportive of the arts she was able to openly practice her passion to paint. Through her painting The Basket Chair, she demonstrates her remarkable style of rough to light brush strokes that create a sense of realism in this piece. She was one of the few female painters of her time. The subject matter of her piece is not as interesting as that of Gustave Caillebotte’s The Orange Trees, due to the gender inequality and male superiorism.
White is the color of purity. Against Mary and Jesus’ pale skin the makes the color of their clothes pops. Art work has many different moods. The mood of this painting is nurturing and humble. The painting is more life like the any other portrait of Mary and Jesus because Jesus does not have a halo on his head and his
The materials he used in his paintings is called tempera which is a paint with mixtures of water and egg. Finally, his work is significant to the Harlem Renaissance because his series of paintings is a legacy that tell a story and experiences of the great movement of African-Americans from the South to the North during that period. 2. What challenges did Augusta Savage overcome to become a sculptor? How did she give back to the Harlem community?
Therefore, the whole man exhibits a coarse texture, aside from the camouflaged brown robe. Whereas the woman has a delicate texture: with blended hair, face, robe, and hands, thus forming a smooth finish. However, Preti shifts to quick strokes that blur the transition from the woman’s left arm to her robe, and the area around her lips. There is even obscurity within the baby’s facial features as Preti emphasizes the intense red in the blanket. Overall, the artist connects an array of brushstrokes to emphasize certain characteristics of the
I. Introduction- Thesis Artemisia Gentileschi creative talent has led her to place the events of her lifetime on canvas, as she stood on the border between two worlds, that of an artist and woman. A. Subtopic #1 Artemisia’s life had many challenges not just because she was a women but she was also a painter and this was rare in her time period. B. Subtopic #2 She painted the Greek myth of a girl named Danaë and she too had a grim life. C. Subtopic #3 Gentileschi was raped by a family friend and this experience inspired her to create an exquisite painting of Danaë. D. Subtopic #4 Throughout the painting we can see various symbols that represent many diverse ideas.
The artist capture everything to make this picture even more beautiful. I assume that Sir Frederick Leighton was very precise about the colors that he used to create her clothing to give it texture. La Nanna looks like she was a smart, confident strong women and a role mole for young girls in her times. She also looks like she was very cocky and successful. The way her eyes look in the portrait she looks like she was evil and the way her face looks she look like she was strict and took everything seriously when it came down to work.
“Leonardo and others worked out the laws of perspective, a new discovery.” (Cooper 22). In many paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci, perspective and a style called sfumato, or when it seems likes the figures in the illustration are in a three dimensional landscape, are displayed. In the painting, Mona Lisa “The woman looked as if she could come right out of the painting” The Mona Lisa is also remarkable because the half smile on her face puzzles viewers. Is she happy or mischievous? Amused or trying to be serious?
With this painting having many differents forms, the viewer gets to see a piece of art that seems convincingly real. The viewer can also see different shades of color which give the painting more depth. This painting is impressive, due to the different details added to give it more of a authentic feel. In this art called Girl with a Pearl Earring done by Johannes Vermeer, the viewer can see a oil painting that is more elemental, but still has a lot of intensity. At first glance of this art the viewer can notice a girl that is wearing a pearl earring.