All of her paintings show the power of audism and oralism, but this painting, in particular, shows unity through all. Each hand is a different color and each on represents a different race. The black hand represents African American, white represents Europeans, the yellow hands represent Asians, and the red hands represent Indians or Native Americans. One can tell that the hands represent a different race because of Earth is the background in the painting. The Earth and the different colors of the hands are different ways for the painter to show unity across all nations.
The gestures of Virgin Mary and Saint John give them further purpose and reason to be portrayed in the image. In a way, the Justinian aspects highlight the interaction between all three figures and introduces a Classical-styled artistic theme of human interaction that can be felt by the viewers. Jesus’ head is bowed, body is slumped, and eyes are positioned downward. Initially, I thought he was just looking down at the skull but then I thought maybe Jesus is looking towards Virgin Mary and Saint John. As the son of Virgin Mary, who would care for her when He was gone? Hence, Jesus is putting trust in Saint John to care for His mother after He is crucified. The combination of the Classical human reaction, Justinian’s supple gestures, and reverse perspective conveys an emotion in the mosaic that differ from the actual biblical event. This unique interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ portrays Him as vulnerable, helpless, and concerned, instead of the original characteristics of strong-willed, powerful, wise, and willing the
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
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life. The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face. Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
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.
There is a lot of space and viewpoints that go around all areas of the painting. Another artist that recreated the painting was Cimabue. He recreated Virgin and Child Enthroned in 1305 through 1310, we see that there are many illusions and multiple viewpoints in the picture. Giotto painting of the Virgin and Child Enthroned was a very exaggerated when it comes to size. Mary is very massive and big, Mary's hips were very wide and Madonna looks very realistic compared to Cimabue painting. The prophets in the painting of Giotto all the prophets were positioned different and all the angels and prophets are looking at Mary and Jesus and the prophets are all behind the angels. The angles and the prophets were facing towards Mary and Jesus that represents humbleness and respect to Mary because both Mary and Jesus are holy. Madonna has Jesus sitting down on her lap and it looks very natural the way Jesus is positioned. Cimabue painting of Jesus sitting down in Mary's lap he looks very stiff and is positioned straight. Both paintings are so wonderful and unique they are quite similar to each other but have a different tradition and culture value behind it and both having a different way of recreating the painting of the Virgin and Child
Even the woman’s frame and posture seem to follow the lines created by the railings of the viewing box. The railings are also implied lines, the first thing our eyes go to is the woman, and then we follow the railings to the man who has his gaze set on the woman. The man’s gaze gives us implied lines that lead us back to the main focus of the painting, the woman. The artist also uses light and dark to guide our eyes to the important parts of the artwork. Most of the artwork is dark, while the woman and the man looking at her are in the light. This makes us instantly look at them. The wide space between the man and woman has no major distractions within in, the artist could have filled that space with some interesting art, but chose not to because it would have drawn the viewers’ attention away from the woman and man. The authors choice of color is quite plain, but the bright colors that follow the sides of the viewing box help guide the viewers eyes to the man in the background, assisting the implied created by the railings. The author used value in the artwork to show what is important. The woman’s body is heavily shaded and doesn’t catch the viewer’s eye. Her head and hand suddenly come into the bright light helping to show that her gaze is clearly on the show; the man in the background is also barely shaded helping to show that his gaze towards her is just as strong as her gaze is towards the
The Maesta was painted in Siena which most of its time was at war with Florence, it is believed that Siena won the war because of the grace of Mary, this comes to show the importance of Mary to the Sienese people. In the Maesta the Virgin Mary is portrayed as the central point in the painting. Duccio uses bold colors such as red, gold and dark blue to draw attention to the Virgin Mary. Duccio’s bold use of color introduced greater elegance, another key element to his paintings was that the characters are also drawn with, unrealistic facial features which stands out drastically while analyzing the painting. When analyzing the Maesta you also see the characters in the main panel have a gold circle shaped background behind their heads, each panel has a gold background that depicts the amount of wealth and intelligence the Sienese wanted to claim about to each other. The central panel of this painting shows the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus as being larger than the others surrounding them, the people around are looking up at Mary as with out up most respect . Also in the central panel, we get to see how much work, money and thought was put into the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary is painted with dark blue color which is considered to be very expensive at the time due to all the lapis that would have been essential to produce. Not only was Mary painted wearing
an everyday normal occurrence (going to a pool house) that most people will pass off is captured in a light that puts a new perception on the normal. I’d say that this is to me the most “artistic” piece because it seems so real, and so gritty and stripped back. It seems like someone who had professional training for painting decided to break every rule that he needed to just to make something he saw with his artistic eye the way we saw it.
The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment by Jan van Eyck, was painted around 1435-1440. Jan van Eyck was one of the most celebrated painter of the 15th century in Europe. Jan van Eyck was a Netherlandish painter. Van Eyck was a significant artist during the Northern Renaissance of the fifteenth century. This diptych like most diptych is not large, each panel stands 22 ¼ by 7 ⅔ inches. Jan van Eyck painted Christ’s sacrifice for the salvation of mankind and the Last Judgment.
The artists colours reflect a lot off the painting. First of all, it shows that it isn’t in our time, but a while back. What the colours impact the most though is the scene of where Icarus is. When you get to where his legs are the colours get duller and darker and it symbolises sadness and his death.
This painting is a powerful image that represents the reality of many Afro-American families of the time. Contrary to “Good Night Irene”, this painting shows a more two-dimensional perspective in which the shapes and lines are sharper. The members of the body, such as arms and neck, look longer than they should be, but that rather than look artificial creates a continuity in the picture. As well as in the last painting, this one is very realistic and natural, the shapes are not ambiguous or dubious so for the admirer is easy to identify what the artist wanted to express. In terms of technique, the strokes and lines in “Good Night Irene” are very defined, and in “Lynch family” are too. The author of the work is precise and gives a realistic image that sensitizes the viewers. Finally, in terms of compositional features it is possible to see that the Joseph Hirsch made a powerful statement with the color selection. Unlike the first painting, the author of “Lynch family” decided to use very similar and dark colors in the whole scene. He used a blue color range in the background as well as in the dress of the woman to express the sadness and desperation she is going through at that moment. The only point of light in the painting is the baby she is holding and that the author decided to paint with another color range, probably to represent that the infant is still innocent and without knowledge of what was going
The piece was being exhibited for yourself to interpret it. In art, colour can be used to evoke a certain mood, create a message or evoke a strong response in the viewer. Creatives can use the positive or negative attributes of color in their works to subliminally send a message. The colour blue can be represent a message such as calm, compassion, and harmony. Blue can also represent wisdom and a steady character. In my personal bias of the painting, I interpreted the painting as a spirit going to heaven. The painting consist of a figure of white and a ground of blue. We focus our attention at the white being presented and then following by the
This painting is supposed to portray two teen lovers “The painting captures a perfectly frozen moment in time; two lovers caught by the spectator in the act of stealing a furtive kiss while no-one else is looking,” (Artble, 2016). The flirtatious young maiden is leaning in for a kiss while simultaneously looking back towards the party to ensure no-one is looking. The maiden was painted with such fashion and detail in her outfit. The main focus of the painting is the women and her facial expressions discerning the illicit action. Starting by glancing at the two lovers while they share a kiss, her beautiful dress catches the viewer’s eyes and wonder downward in a diagonal line. Following the direction of her dress, making a discovery of people in a shadowed room in the painting shows that they have ran off for their private moment
Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. I choose to compare the picture of Beyonce and Blue Ivy with the painting of the Virgin and Child because they have similar traits and mood. Both pictures portray a mother and their child nourishing and loving. Both Beyonce and Mary are portrayed in a more humbling light then they usually are/ Beyonce has a natural face and has her hair up, while Mary is normal sized. Jesus and Blue Ivy are both cuddling their mother and a loving way. Blue isn’t hidden behind blankets and Jesus isn’t hidden by his halo. In both pictures present movement. Mary is being pulled close by Jesus and Blue Ivy is having her head rubbed by Beyonce. They both show a grip from the mother that resembles protection. The coloring in the picture of Beyonce and Blue are natural and all the negative spacing is toward the outer side. The lines in the picture of Beyonce overlap which shows the same movement as in Virgin and Child. Also the triangle starts at the stop of Beyonce’s head and flows down under blue and connects to the top of Beyonce head again. This is why I chose to compare Beyonce picture to the Virgin and child because they both resemble the loving bond between a mother and her