Art is how you express yourself, and everyone does it in their own way, in their own style. I chose to write about the two following art works because I believe they have so many similarities but are done in completely different ways. For this comparison and contrast assignment the two works of art I chose to write about are called; End “Mixed Media” by: Terry Peterson,shown in the art building at Shasta College, and Forlakeph “Mixed Media in a Glass Jar” by: Gioia Fonda, also shown in the art building at Shasta College. In the First work of art, End by: Terry Peterson; It is a tall sculpture with a frame of wood standing at 103”x 108”x 60” in the middle of the sculpture is a wrapped mummified fish as the centerpiece. I would describe it as Ritualistic because of the symbolism of the fish. Being mummified like other cultures, like the Egyptians, who mummified their dead. The elements I see containing in this work would be; shape, how the circle goes around the fish to highlight it. Line, the different wood pieces and how it frames the fish. In my opinion, this …show more content…
Inside a old weathered fence and is surrounded by a bunch of trash. The function of this artwork would be social commentary because of the realisticness of the society that we could all be in.The elements I see in this art work are; color, all the colors above the fence from the circles, and the different colored trash making it look more messy. shape, because of the circles above the fence and it is enclosed in a circular jar, line because of the fence, and form because the artwork is inside the jar. A principle of art for this work of art may be focal point because of its one theme is enclosed in a jar. Another function might be scale because even though it is a smaller piece of artwork the impact of it could be big. In my opinion; this work reminds me of a realistic, dark and broken society. Somewhat of
Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece, Venus and Adonis, is not only a significant artwork of the baroque-period in Europe during the seventeenth century, but it also tells the mythological story that begins with love, and ends in tragedy. Displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this painting is admired for representing the unique baroque-style of this era, as well as Rubens’ particular use of the medium and how it reaches those who are viewing it. His attention to detail and crafty use of symbolism within the painting assist viewers in deciphering the story, along with the values of the period in which Rubens was living. In studying the composition of the work and noting the historical context from which it came, one can ultimately
Art is able to transport its viewer through time and connect us as a community. Audiences are able to infer the content and context of the artwork. Art displayed through different mediums and about different topics can share many similarities and draw connections between one another. Exodus, created by Shelby Lechman (2015), uses oil paint on canvas to depict a young boy and father in a train car, leaving their home in Hungary during the time of the Hungarian Revolution (fig.1). Back into the Earth: Creation and the Interpretation of Meaning, created by Tamara Himmelspach (2015) is a series of 11 prints and a physical dress displaying the designer in a jingle dress representing the traditions of the Ojibwa culture
In the contemplation of art, or rather the conceptually intangible definition it currently possess, it is imperative to be mindful that “art” has been utilized as a promotional device, ceremonial item, aesthetically purposed article or perhaps none of these or all. It is because of this vague term that Carolyn Dean, in her text, “The Trouble with (The Term) Art”, makes a case for the consequences of applying the term “art” in societies that lacked such a notion which also accounts for the Western-centric lens the field intrinsically utilizes when viewing non-Western art. The claim is deftly supported by the utilization of expert accounts in the subject, alternative perspectives for what is considered the current norm, and self-examining questions,
The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is consistent of his typical artwork. He uses the lines free and loose making it an expression of his contour lines. The spacing between the stars and the curving contours making it a dot to dot effect. Van Gogh’s, The Starry Night” portrays his personal emotion. He writes to his brother about his painting almost as if he would be confused himself about the painting. The village is dark but at the same time it is peaceful compared to the dramatic sky life. In Sol Le Witts, Wall Drawing it uses an ordered form and symmetrical form called classical lines. The line Sol Le Witts uses is considered a connection between two separate points. Although
There are many artist’s who can make an impact with how they convey their work. An artist who conveys his work with elegance, is Tom Killian. He is a local artist from California, and went to the University of Santa Cruz California. Living in California was going to shape his perspective on the world forever, specifically on how he depicted his work. In a work of art of his itled, Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz Pogonip. The work of arts creation came to be in 2002. The process in creating this piece was intricate, it was created from a wooden stamp press, the presses used are hand carved into wood and linoleum blocks. For each of the colors used in the piece, a new block has to be created to ensure that the colors doesn’t blend in ways the
The shift from Realism to Impressionism in the 19th century represented not only a change in form, but it also represented a shift in ideology. As one of our module videos notes, rather than focusing on accuracy and clarity, Impressionism emphasized “what the mind and the eye sees” and the “impression of light and color.” We will briefly discuss how the differences in the approaches of the Realists and the Impressionists had interesting implications for arts and how these ideologies can be applied to the ways in which believers and unbelievers interpret art.
The art work that I have chosen for this formal analysis of an art work is the Painter of Paestum’s piece titled “Red-figure lebes gamikos (marriage vessel) it was made with terracotta red clay. This piece was made between 340-330 B.C. It is approximately 10 inches in height. The present location of this art piece is at The San Antonio Museum of Art in the Greek Late Classical section. The collection is a permanent collection from Gilbert M. and Denman, Jr. whose funds were used to purchase the vessel.” (“San Antonio Museum of Art Wall Text”). These marriage vessels are frequently shown in marriage scenes on Greek vases. This marriage vessel could have been given as a wedding gift or used to contain water for the bride’s bath before the wedding ceremony. Also, it could have been placed by the bride’s door and was possibly used in a ritual of sprinkling the bride with water before the wedding ceremony.
Examining the formal qualities of Homer Watson’s painting Horse and Rider In A Landscape was quite interesting. I chose to analyze this piece as apposed to the others because it was the piece I liked the least, therefore making me analyze it more closely and discover other aspects of the work, besides aesthetics.
The art piece that I chose to critique is the sculpture of a figure kneeling down and getting shocked. It is located on campus near the Morris University Center(muc). When I first saw this sculpture it caught my attention immediately, because of how gruesome the piece was. I feel like I don’t have a good understanding of what the sculpture represents, but it seems like it would raise plenty of controversy, due to its erotic features. It seems like the artist was venting his emotions when he created his idea. The sculpture is fairly large in size, which makes it noticeable, among the other art pieces on campus. The sculpture media consist of wood and concrete, and metal mostly. The individual is keeling down toward the west and is supported
Art can be used in several ways so therefore there are many ways to memorialize a historical event. Sculptures are one of the more common ways that historical events are preserved for example many Greek sculptures usually constructed from marble or bronze, like the statue of David which is very well known. Photography is another method of preserving the past, although taking less skill it still retains much of the impact as it literally brings past events to the present a good example being the photo of the falling man during the 9/11 attacks. The photo was very controversial as it captured a man falling from the twin towers to his death many consider this picture an intimate moment that should
The two works of art that I have chosen to analyze are 1) Jordan Casteel. Miles and JoJo. 2014. Oil on canvas, 54” x 72” and 2) Aaron Fowler. He Was. 2015. Mixed media, 134” x 165” x 108”. The themes that these works of art represent in regards to the exhibit are love, family, and pain. However, they also fall into other thematic categories. The main theme that seems to apply to both “Miles and JoJo” and “He Was” is Human Experience. Additionally, these arts differ in some ways.
Shepard Fairey’s piece titled Pay Up or Shut Up is a representation of the role that money or your role in society dictate the power of your speech. This piece of art by Fairey was released in May of 2015. It is a screen print on cream speckletone paper.
It is moreover pyramidal in structure with the vertex coinciding with Mary’s head. The base of the sculpture depicts the rock of Golgotha and is broader than the progressive