“The Calling of Saint Matthew” by Caravaggio was the Counter-Reformation movement. Light pours in above Christ’s head on the right and reveals stunning detail in the painting. Light glints of the coins on the table and the tax collector’s glasses. The expressions on the faces of the collectors are varied and convey recognizable emotion. In “The Art of Painting” by Vermeer, light shines in from the left and glints off the tiles, chairs, and the chandelier. The painting is so detailed that even the map across the wall is an accurate portrayal of the Low Countries. Baroque is characterized by such use of light and implementation of
It is an altarpiece. They hung it in the highest portion of the building, and it was divided because they wanted to segregate men and women (Bayer). Religious pieces in The Renaissance had a naturalistic feel to heighten the emotional and physical depth of the artwork. Many artists like Da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo stressed the importance of anatomy in their pieces. Brescia also followed this ideology, particularly in Christ’s body, with his muscular abdomen and arms. This focus on anatomy humanizes Christ and gives him a three dimensional appearance. Brescia wants us to understand the significance of Jesus’s burial. The realistic aspects of Christ evoked a sorrowful feeling in the observer, which is exactly how I felt as I looked at it. During this cultural period, there was also much emphasis on body placement. In particular, many religious pieces would have figures with their arms outstretched or their arms would be entwined with another’s body, which shows affection and adoration. Brescia made Jesus’s arms limp, with the Virgin’s arms wrapped around his lifeless body. The Magdalene has her arm wrapped around his hand and Saint John holds his other arm. Nicodemus and Joseph do not touch Jesus, but they hold two important items from the crucifixion: the crown of thorns and the nails from the cross. Finally, Renaissance painters paid great attention to conveying emotion in the figures’ faces, from fervor
Christ with the Symbols of the Passion is a work by Italian painter Lavinia Fontana, its medium is oil on panel and it was executed on 1576. In this piece we see, what seems to be, Christ after he was brought down from the cross. He is sitting at the center of the piece with multiple angels besides him. The color palette seems dark and obscure as well as the overall mood of the piece. He is surrounded by symbols that are significant to the process of His crucifixion such as the cross, the crown of thorns, a whip, and is also surrounded by three angels. This painting is an accurate representation of Italian Mannerist style, and has all the characteristics that defines it as so.
Art is a true account of the activity of mind. Because consciousness is always consciousness of something, art thinks ever of the world, cannot not think of the world, could not turn its back on the world even if it wished to. This does not mean that it’s going to be honest as a mailman; it’s more likely to appear as a drag queen. The problems I mentioned earlier, as well as others not taken up, enforce complexity. Style enables us to speak, to imagine again. Beckett speaks of “the long sonata of the dead” where on earth did the word sonata come from, imposing as it does an orderly, even exalted design upon the most disorderly, distressing phenomenon known to us? The fact is not challenged, but understood, momentarily, in a new way. It’s our good fortune to be able to imagine alternative realities, other
' 'work of art which did not begin In emotion is not art’’(Paul Cezanne).Every one of this world has been created uniquely.This is similar to the artist of the 19th century including Paul Cezanne(1839-1906) and Pierre Auguste Renoir(1842-1919).Both are from French.In addition Paul, Cezanne was a shy, rude and angry man.His new ideas and intense style of painting changed the history of art so, he is known as the father of modern art (Zurarakhinsky 2018)On the other hand, Pierre Auguste Renoir had a pleasant personality and he painted many paintings demonstrating joyful scenario(www.biography.com 2016).In spite of rheumatoid arthritis, he devoted himself in painting till the end of life(www.biography.com 2016)though they had committed their whole life to painting, their art movements,subject matter of painting and influences has seemed totally opposite to each other but still, both loved to paint portraits and nude women.
The Young Martyr, a painting by French painter Paul Delaroche, is currently housed in the Musee de Louvre in Paris, France. It was finished in 1855 and was painted during the Romanticism era. Although it is not as famous as the Mona Lisa, it is still a beautifully done oil painting that continues to enchant museum visitors.
In the beginning of the 20th century was the modernism era. It included amazing and famous painters, sculptors, draughtsmen, and printmakers. In this era an amazing artist was born called Henri Matisse. He was born in 31, December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in Northern France. He was a painter, sculptor, drafts man, and printmaker. His mother was an amateur painter and his father was a corn merchant. He studied law from 1887 to 1891 and then decided to go to Paris, to become a painter. He drew some amazing paintings and all of them had a story behind it. He drew paintings to pass time. He painted his first masterpiece in 1897, it was called The Dinner Table.
The art produced today has been influenced by the rebellious founders and their development of the impressionism movement. Even though the first exhibition of the impressionism movement was not as successful as they hoped, it was the starting point for a new way of thinking about and creating
Diego Rivera is one of, if not the most, famous artist to ever come out of South America. His influence can be seen not only to his own country, but also all over the world. Rivera was born on December 13, 1886, the date of one of many Mexican religious festivals, in Guanajuato. He was the first in a set of twins. His twin brother’s name was José Carlos and he died at the age of one and a half. As a matter of fact, his whole name was actually Diego Mariade la Concepcion Juan Nepolmuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez. Fortunately, in later years Rivera did not have to use all of his names when he signed his artwork. On his early pieces he used the name Diego Mariade Rivera to distinguish himself from his father, though shortened it to simply Diego Rivera later on.
After the Franco-Prussian War, Pissarro was influenced by his surroundings and created the Impressionist movement. Impressionism was a movement in the 1870s. Some of the well-known members of this movement are Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro himself. They were all independent artists, although they will work in contemporaries sometimes.
As I had the rare ability to draw photo-realistically, art classes were easy and enjoyable throughout the majority of my educational journey. However, as I furthered my studies in art, I was introduced to countless other styles in existence that I was not able to replicate. Contemporary art, in particular, was difficult for me to comprehend as its conceptual basis was simply labyrinthine to me. To resolve such difficulties, I scrutinized many works of great contemporary artists and after an extensive period of time, I finally came to an understanding that the essence of the style is that the inference drawn by the beholder effectively becomes the truth. As an artist, it was simply a necessary concept to learn but as a writer, it was an extremely advantageous principal to utilize in my writing process. When forming my opinions, it reminded me of the freedom of perception that I have, for my inference was the truth; when communicating my opinions, it reminded me to write objectively, for my words could project multiple truths; and when writing creatively, it inspired me to leave room for multiple interpretations, for it could add a great amount of
The di Credi's "Madonna and Child" (c. 1500) image is one of the earliest Florentine panel paints, known to have been produced with a paint medium that comprises of oil for color pigments. This method of painting, supposedly, appeared first in the northern painting in the first half of the 15th century which spread quickly until his time. This painting technique was first adopted in Italian who developed it up to the mark.
The Raising of the Cross, a painting by the Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens, was created between the years of 1610-1611. Peter Rubens painted the picture for the main altar of Antwerp’s church of Saint Walpurgis, which was knocked down in the year of 1817. “The triptych marked Ruben’s sensational introduction of the Baroque style into Northern Art” (Kren). Rubens’ painting style was influenced by Caravaggio and Michelangelo and was known for rich colors, and dynamic works (Sullivan).
Step back and observe two cityscapes both similar in subject matter and composition, however unique in style and technique. One canvas is on fire, burning with the influence of impressionistic characteristics while the other stands strong reflecting the glow of the artist’s personal sense of precision. Together, these two paintings show eras that contrast one another and artists who evolved traditional teachings by depicting cities in ways that are now seen as revolutionary.
Art can do lots of things that can create powerful and great changes in ourselves. Artist is someone that is so hard to read if we fail to understand them to interpret the underlying meaning behind their painting because it is their getaway to express their emotions and desires to the community.