Miraculous Draft Of Fishes Analysis

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The painting called the “Miraculous Draft of Fishes” painted by Konrad Witz is quite remarkable and beautiful. He firstly creates an artwork that has a narrative attached to it. Secondly, the painting describes the biblical references, themes, and symbolism through dissecting the piece as a whole as well in small sections for the viewer to see. Thirdly, this painting shows the similarities and differences in the composition in regards to the type of painting and parts of the painting. Fourthly, the artist demonstrates many techniques to portray that the painting has a style of realism. Lastly, the artist emphasizes Jesus heavily in the painting to show that he is the most important person in the piece.
According to the book, “Art History” written
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Peter for the cathedral of Geneva”. (Cothren and Stokstad, 600). As a result, this painting was placed in a panel-like form in a cathedral. In Witz’s painting, the artwork is telling a story, that's quite in detail. When the viewer looks at this painting slowly and carefully, they can see that this piece was about Jesus since he was painted into this art piece. In the piece, Jesus is in the foreground standing on the ground in front of the other figures, a body of water, greenery. According to the book, “Art History” written by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren; the authors reference the son of god emerging from the dead in front of his people. (Cothren and Stokstad, 600). Jesus is posed off centered near the right side of the painting. He is showing the left side of his face is tilted a bit down and looking in a direction of his attendants especially to the man in the water. The artist…show more content…
The mountain is aligned vertically with Jesus’s body. Even though the mountain is very small, the artist captures the textures of the rock in a small amount of space. According to the book, “Art History” written by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren; the authors reference the son of god emerging from the dead in front of his people. (Cothren and Stokstad, 600).
When the viewers are studying the composition of this painting, the thing first that will guide their eyes to the painting is Jesus, then going straight to Peter. Thirdly, the viewer’s eyes will go to the people on the boat. So far, the viewer’s eyes are guided by a straight line until they see the small buildings on the right. Fourthly, their eyes will go to the mountains. Finally, the composition of the painting will stop guiding the viewer's eyes at the cloudy sky. As a result, guiding to composition has become a zigzag.
The viewer's eye directly looks at Jesus. As a result, this affects the story because of the order and shows hows the story starts with Jesus. The artist makes this painting clear for the viewer by making the roles of the figure, action and the objects recognizable. In addition, the artist makes all the objects in the piece to be

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