In this paper i plan to not only inform you , but inform myself on the many aspects of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Last Supper depicts the story told in the bible as the last meal Jesus had with his disciples before being crucified. Jesus made the statement that someone would betray him. Thesis work of art is an attempt to catch the chaos in the room after Jesus made the statement. Catherine Sundt makes the statement ,” The Last Supper and Handel’s Messiah are not Christian teachings, but rather art inspired by Christianity”(Sundt 77).
Comparing his palette for each work, he moves from lively, almost an optimistic mix of colors. In the Prodigal Son, the colors are high value, as Rembrandt style goes. The paints are almost glowing and support the appearance of movement. Furthermore, they establish presents and add to the energy of the painting. On the contrary, as the Apostle Paul, he has embraced a darker palette.
For my Realism piece, I chose Gustave Courbet 's "A Burial At Ornans", it is 10 ' 3 1/3" x 21 ' 9" (3.1 x 6.6m). The painting is an oil on canvas and was finished in 1849. The other painting is "Last supper" by Jacopo Tintoretto. It is oil on canvas, its dimensions are 12 ' x 18 ' 8" (3.7 x 5.7 m), and it was finished in 1594. The "Last Supper" caught my attention because of how he portrays Christ as a symbol of light and hope.
Christian art visualizes art from Christianity. Many sculptures, of christian art show religious images or scenes from the life of Christ. However, the two sculptures I’am comparing and contrasting are the sculptures of Christ. In which, show imagery from Christianity. The Crucifix, sculpture from 1150 BCE and later, that is referred to as Corpus symbolizes an image of Jesus sacrifice on a cross.
Van Gogh's Starry Night is considered his most famous work and it characterizes his individual technique. The style of this painting is another example of mixing abstract with realism. I can clearly tell what is the sky, what is a mountain, and what is a building, and yet all of these objects seem to mix and swirl into one another in a way that they seem connected. The artist use of thick and flowing layered lines made the sky expands beyond the place. In Starry Night Van Gogh´s unique, thick brushstrokes are very much evident and there is a consistency to his technique that adds even more depth and texture to this work of art and made it look like a dream.
Stained glass paintings became common in these structures, as well as the intricately hand painted illustrations in illuminated manuscripts and woodworks that decorate the religious buildings. Some of the general characteristics of Romanesque paintings are the following: - There is a religious message or teaching being portrayed or imparted. - Because the artists of this time focused more on the message of the painting, there is an anti naturalistic representation of reality for the characters painted: the message is more important. - Gestural representation is emphasized wherein most characters are seen giving a gesture or are in motion. For example a saint has his hands held up like he is giving a blessing.
In the painting by da Vinci, Jesus is placed on the same side as the disciples. He is in the middle facing forward, he is very open and I believe he is made to be the center of the painting. In the one created by Ghirlandaio, he is sitting on the opposite side of the table. He is in the center of the painting just with his back facing away from the audience. This makes me believe that he is communicating with the disciples.
I have a newfound appreciation for the process of drypoint and how it forms lines. Those simple lines form an artwork, that tells a story. This etching has made me stop and think about my faith and what Jesus went through as well as the process that it took to create this as well as Rembrandt’s purpose behind
Van Gogh is the king of light because he disperses a lot of colors on to this painting, making it look very illusive, or different. Another thing about this oil painting is the colors, which is yellow and blue, and they point out his work of art is classified as impressionism, which overall, “Van Gogh oil painting to display in their vision of reality” (oil painting-planet.com). Van Gogh also uses tone when creating light for his paintings because this is an example of his expression lines and which this also creates an arbitrary color scheme through the painting. Arbitrary is the artistic style that makes sense for this painting because this shows how the mixture of colors can become implied to its mediums. For this painting, the medium was oil, or oil pastel, but the point is that the colors has to blend in with the canvas which Van Gogh masters to create an impressive impasto painting.
Artist were painting portraits of people while they were nude in order to capture their physical beauty. Their paintings were also done with vivid colors and captured the details of the people in them. For example the masterpiece done by Leonardo Da Vinci capture the details and the beauty in each human being he painting with lots of attractive colors. He painted “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa”, both work of arts were created with such detail and focus on the face to show the people in it physical beauty. Another famous artist from the Renaissance was Michelangelo, he was the one who painted the ceiling in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and sculpted David who was part of the Bible.