Analysis : The Art Museum

860 WordsDec 14, 20154 Pages
Boston Cremes. Wayne Thiebaud, 1962, (14 in. x 18 in. Crocker Art Museum) This painting is done with oil on canvas. The painting itself holds visual texture and substance. The repetition and sorting is well executed. With some other works, subject matter which is so simple can come off as bland and boring. Yet Thiebaud was able to turn something so simple into a beautiful piece of art. Wayne Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and defined shadowing. All while the attention to detail is divine. With the well defines brushstrokes to luscious look of the frosting that coats the pieces of cakes. The color is vivid and imminently captures your eye; with intensity and he uses his shading properly while also using proper proportions as the pieces of pie…show more content…
Also the subject matter on both side is not completely the same; you can sense it is an asymmetrical composition. The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell, 1963. (36 in × 58 in, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections) The Crocker art museum held and exhibition titled the “American Chronicles the Art of Norman Rockwell” Within this exhibition held Rockwell’s captivating work. One of Rockwell’s best pieces is “The Problem We All Live With”. It is done with oil and sets upon a canvas. The atmospheric space of the people within the panting, makes it clean and sets attention to the appropriate subject matter. The painting from a far may come off as simple; yet when you take a closer look you notice the small details that really pull the painting together. The colors are quite bland yet appropriate for the current setting. With many paintings there tends to be symbolism; and with this painting it is very clear. The content contains an image the first African-American child to attend a recent de-segregated school. Beyond the girl and her U.S marshall escorts you see tomatoe smudges from tomatoes being thrown and racial slurs written on the wall. The simplicity of the photo is so beautiful with such a raw and captivating message. Letting his work not only have his work hold history; but also tell a story. With implied lines guiding your eyes to different areas within the painting exposing more and more. "Portrait of My Father" Stephen J Kaltenbach 1972-1979(114 in. x 170 3/4 in
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