The painting includes a woman and a man with a house in the background. The woman is clothed in appears to be an apron and she has a look on her face that resembles a look someone has when they are mad. The man is clothed in overalls and holding a pitchfork as if telling the viewer to go to work. The house is of Gothic architecture with flowers on the porch that is meant to represent the idea if you want something you have to work for it.
Marcus Harvey was born 1963 in Leeds. He is an English artists and painter known for his controversial works. However, most would way his painting Myra is his most infamous. Marcus Harvey attended Goldsmith College where he studied art. After a while he became one of the YBA’s or Young British Artists with fellow Goldsmith College alumni. Many of Marcus Harvey’s works of art include provocative subject matters or are purposely made in a way where the intent is to make controversy. Harvey not only paints but he does sculptures and photography also. While researching Marcus Harvey and his early life I found no events or lifestyle influences that would have lead him to be drawn to controversial art I think it is just who he is, and controversial subjects inspire him.
The first thing that stands out in this painting is the color scheme. From far away, the warm colors of orange, tan, and mahogany seem inviting. The home seems friendly under a slice of turquoise sky. Shadows heighten the look of the fading sunlight upon the
Color is highly evident in this painting, and helps to draw the viewer’s eye to certain places in the painting. The café is yellow, and adds a boisterous feeling to that section of the piece. The yellow light spills onto the street and walls of the town, creating bright colors and drawing the eye. The sky and town use dark colors to illustrate nighttime, although the bright spots of the stars cause the viewer to look to the sky.
The artwork is a complex mixture if colors, shapes, and tints. In the painting, there are eight figures. Seven that is to the center and left of the painting and one on the right. The seven persons on the left are all either touching each other or interlocked with someone. Of that seven, six are men and one is a female. There is a man in
This painting is a portrait of an old woman who is sitting on a chair while facing to the left. She is wearing a yellow flower dress with a beige jacket while sitting in an empty room. Her beauty is illustrated by her curly, gray hair and also her wrinkled face, neck, and hands. These details is what makes her look real and pure. I like how detailed it is because it reminds me of my grandmothers.
Then there are also many psychological lines to be seen in the work. One such line is of the woman and the floor, where she is staring down towards it. Another is from the young child and the store clerk, showing a defiance between the two. Next, light and value are not very contrasting in this painting, with only the basic highlights and the shadows seen. It isn’t completely contrasting or contradicting since the colors blend well together with close to the same value ranges, dark colors seen throughout except for the people’s pale faces. There also seems to be a variety of light sources since the woman’s face along with the shop clerk and the young boy’s is lit up by what seems to be a light bulb since they’re much brighter and highlighted and then the men and women in the back aren’t really as bright, except for the ones who close to the open door, creating a blue tinge from the outside light. The shapes shown through the painting is shown to be either very round or very geometrical. There are organic shapes in things such as the umbrella or even the back of the chair, but mostly it is either straight lines and geometrical shapes. The volume shown in the painting is very much implied, correctly showing the
The painting depicts a young woman in a pink dress sitting down. The background is very dark but three things can be made out by the viewer. Starting with the ground plane of the painting, an orange carpet can be seen covering the entire floor. It is patterned and contains yellows, greens and blues. The cool toned colours are darker in hue than the warm toned. Secondly, there appears to be a cabinet or a desk lining the wall behind her. The wood of the cabinetry is carved with detailed designs and is made of a dark stained wood. Despite the dark background a single red rose can be seen on top of the cabinetry. The rose looks freshly picked and shows no signs of withering in its petals. It is painted in a muted red colour that allows it to stand out on
Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart"Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83-1666 Haarlem)Date: 1623Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 41-1/4 by 31-1/4Classification: PaintingsCredit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913Accession Number: 14.40.602Location: Gallery 615, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtRetrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/110001059Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart"Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83-1666 Haarlem)Date: 1623Medium: Oil on canvasDimensions: 41-1/4 by 31-1/4Classification: PaintingsCredit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913Accession Number: 14.40.602Location: Gallery 615, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtRetrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/110001059
The background has areas of dark and light that may be representing a dark part of this woman's life and the light area showing awakening in this woman's soul. To me the woman in the painting is staring out into the world and realizing that there is so much out there for her. That she can walk out of there and not be lost any more. Mrs. Mallard felt the same way. In the room she realized that she can now live her life on her own the way she wants to. She walked out of the room with a sense of
Concerning color, there is a stark contrast between the figure on the painting and the background. More specifically, the figure of the woman is predominantly delineated in white color, especially pale, ashen white, as far her apparel and facial complexion are concerned, while there are also various hues of grey, with respect to her hair and accessory feather. These white and grey shades are vividly contrasted with the prevailing red and crimson hues of the background (viz. the drape, armchair, and table). Moreover, one can detect colors of dark green (jewelry), some beige on the left (pillar), and darker or lighter shades of blue on the right side of the canvas (sky), which all in concert and in addition to the subtle purple hue forming the sun or moon exude a certain dramatic sentiment. Also, there is brown, which often easily segues into gold (viz. books and attire details respectively). The main contrast of colors between white and red would be interpreted as serving the purpose of rendering the figure of the woman, and especially her face, the focal point of the work, despite, paradoxically enough, the lush red shades at the background. Bearing that in mind, the significance of the woman’s face will be enlarged upon later, when discussing aspects of her identity.
Yvonne Jacquette portrays a metropolitan scene in Shinjuku Pleasure District, Tokyo II. Jacquette shows this through the use of one point perspective to illustrate buildings and streets. Advertisements on the buildings also imply that the scene is a city. There are pedestrians and parked cars on the side of the streets suggesting a downtown shopping center. The viewer can also assume that scene takes place at night due to the darker colors such as gray, brown, and black. This is also shown by the neon lights on the buildings. The vertical, obvious brush strokes and sign reflections on the street hint that it is raining. The people shown in the painting carry umbrellas suggesting there is rain.
This portrait is of a lady named Mrs. George Swinton. She appears to be standing next to a chair with one hand on it. The artist Elizabeth Ebsworth has done an amazing job at capturing the light. Also the shading shows very much so she appears to have no other light than a window.She is standing on a carpet. She is wearing an old timey dress.That is because this was painted in the 1800’s. She looks ready for a
The painting I chose is called “Grey and Silver, Old Battersea Reach,” which was made by an artist named James Whistler, full name James Abbott McNeill Whistler. He has made many other paintings such as “Arrangement in Black and White No. 1, Portrait of the Artist’s Mother”, and “Morning Glories.” “Grey and Silver” was made in 1863, oil on canvas. The style of the artwork is realism, which means it represents a person, place, or thing. Whistler was born in 1834 and died at the age of 69 in 1903.
This painting is divided into three equal parts by the arches in the background and the characters correspond to each of these arches (TV12). The father is in the middle portion of the painting. The lines of perspective created by the tiled floor, draws our attention to the swords that the father is holding and the vanishing point lies just behind the handles of the sword. Our angle of vision is such that we are looking directly at the main figures groups, particularly the father. A single light source from the left of the picture illuminates the characters and also focuses our attention to the father holding the sword. This creates a ‘theatrical’ effect. The background is simple and stark so our attention is focussed on the figure groups in the painting. The painting has a wide tonal range that makes the composition logical and balanced. The colours used in this