A Sample of Fine Art

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Although different pieces of art come from different eras and different artists, what makes a composition fine art is its ability to evoke emotions in the viewer. These emotions can range from misery to ecstasy and everything in between. Conversely, if there are no feelings experienced by the majority viewers, no matter if they're positive or negative, than that piece does not fit into the genre of fine art. The great thing about genuinely fine art is the fact that the experience of emotion is absolutely subjective. It is true that a work of art has a certain message embodied in it and an intended emotional response; however, with fine art the experience is different from person to person. Great artistic compositions do trigger similar…show more content…
This event, along with the happy women with one of them playing music, gives this painting a very spiritual feel to it. The colors of the painting are reds, greens and yellows and the painting as a whole is medium sized and fan-shaped. The colors are very dark and are all distinguished fro one another. Even though the painting is indeed made up of dark colors it conveys a very light and happy message; the dark colors serve their role in establishing the seriousness of the work. The message is that the dedication a lot of time to prayer and worship in the past, i.e. the three topless women in the background, will lead to happiness, joy and freedom, i.e. the two exposed and cheerful women in the foreground of the painting. The fact that there are three women in the back instead of two is to represent the heavy load of worship. The two women in the front resemble the lighter load of happiness. The topless state of the women in the background signifies their exposure to the idol(s) or god(s) that they are worshiping. The fact that the subjects are also exposed stands for their freedom since they are happy, unlike the other three women who are too deep into worship to be able to enjoy life. A third artist of the Post-Impressionism era is Vincent van Gogh. One of his many spectacular works is The Rocks. This painting fits all of the characteristics of this era in that it is composed of a natural setting despite the fact that colors, strokes, and overall appearance of the

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