When seeing this painting in person we see all the lines and colors really pop out as opposed to seeing it in a text book. You see that the images are much clearer in person giving us sharper appearances of the subject matters. With Manfredi being a member of the Caravaggisti, and therefore; we see Caravaggio like methods in the painting; such as the darken background, and the one source lighting. With the background being very dark not only does it allow you to focus more on the subject matter of the piece but it allows for the gloomy emotional aspect of it to be displayed. With the one source lighting in this painting it permits for Cupid’s skin to look like actual perfect flesh. The lighting allows Manfredi to show off his skills on how well can he imitate the human flesh by having the layers of red, giving the painting life, and the layers of blue, giving the paint translucently. The lighted areas that is caused by the once source of light focuses on the main parts of the composition; the flying doves, the Mars’ arm holding Cupid’s wrist, Cupid, and the Venus’ shoulder and arm. Like most of Caravaggio’s paintings, the one source lighting helps Manfredi to displays Leonardo’s Golden triangle method. Just like Caravaggio’s paintings, Manfredi uses the Golden triangle method so that the viewer’s eye is always being
Thirdly, the execution of the composition is most important as it ties together and pieces all the factors that reflect the personal views and characteristics of the painter. Impressionists would often lay pure colors side by side on the canvas to give an overall appearance of a blend of colors. Through Caillebotte’s pure color use, his vibrancy shines through attributing his work as better.
In this essay, the difference between Northern Baroque and Italian Baroque styles of painting, the differences between a male and a female interpretation, the narrative differences, and the psychological dilemmas they present to the viewer will be discussed. In the style of Italian Baroque, Genteleschi's version of “Susanna and the Elders”
Leon Battista Alberti, born in the 15th Century originally from Genoa was educated at Padua and Bologna in classics, mathematics and Church canon law. He was a typical Humanist and his education also made him well-versed in philosophy, science and the arts. In 1421, he attended the University of Bologna where he studied law, which he did not enjoy. Later on, he obtained a degree in canon Law which then led to his mathematical studies. His book, Della Pittura published around the year 1430 were written to influence both artists and patrons through a combination of technical detail and philosophical discussion on Florentine art. This book is divided into 3 parts, the first relates to perspective and mathematics. The second and third parts
The masterworks of Bernini and Canova shared similarities along the lines of the sculptors’ works were crafted with precision and a keen eye for detail and were successful in giving their works a realistic effect. Both workers were masters in their own time and were able to manipulate marble to as though they were constructing a painting. They both incorporated classical forms in their works, depicting great scenes from mythical stories that could be viewed in great detail at a 360-degree angle.
Final Exam Art 1010: Justinian & Attendants The Justinian and Attendants is a mosaic which was created by an unknown artist in the Byzantine period dating back to 547 CE. The work measures 8' 8" X 12' and is located in Ravenna, Italy inside the Church of San Vitale.
Compare and Contrast Essay Compare and Contrast works of art that represent the 15th Century Early Renaissance art and 16th Century Northern European art. The artists Masaccio and Grunewald will be used to illustrate the differences and similarities in the styles of art. Their works of art are chosen for their interpretation of the style that was representative during these eras. Early Renaissance artists used mathematical one-point linear perspective to create illusions of depth and depicted the human body as realistic and natural. Northern European artist used medieval mysticism and intense emotional spirituality and they used illustrative human figures rather than realistic depictions. By understanding the corresponding and distinctions between these two works of art we can understand why they created their artwork in the respective style to their era.
Northern versus Italian Renaissance styles: A comparison of two unidentified images The most notable feature of the far left, Italian Renaissance image is its emphasis on classicism in its design. The dome-shaped building in the background of the painting recalls that of the Pantheon of ancient Rome. The anatomy of
Comparing and Contrasting Two Work of Art Introduction: It is always interesting to know how a singular topic can be treated so differently by two different artists. There is not only the more obvious difference of the techniques that have been employed, but there is also the difference in the way they perceive the topic. There is also the era and the region and influence of their background which has a direct impact on the work of Art that they produce. In this paper, we will try to develop an understanding regarding the difference that exist between a work that was developed in the Renaissance Period and one that came out in the Italian Baroque. The paper will try to find the ground on which they coincide and those on which they differ from each other.
In the Baroque era there was a guy named, Caravaggio, who is considered the founder of the art of tenebrism. The art of tenebrism tells the history of Europe with using light and dark colors in the paints for adding effects for the viewers. This started in Rome when the problem of different churches started to branch off of the Catholic Church. These religious consisted of Lutherans and Protestants were the main ones, and became a huge problem for the Catholic Church, because up until then that was the major big religion. Tenebrism was used mostly as propaganda in an effort to get people to continue with the Catholic faith and nothing else.
Picasso uses texture and an array of complementary and analogous colors characterized by a range of hues, values, and light to create a dramatic difference between the two subjects. The dominant and repetitive colors in the painting are green, yellow, lavender, red, and blue. The use of color, especially when used with the different geometric shapes, creates both a range of values as well as contrasts to adjacent areas. The profile and frontal head have lighter values such as yellow and lavender, whereas the reflection, painted with a rough charcoal texture has a dominance of blue, especially around the face, reflecting darker values. The use of complementary colors such as red and green create a brighter canvas, while the use of analogous combinations such as green and yellow, and green and blue blend well together. Overall, the reds and greens are bright throughout, giving intensity to the painting while the use of soft blue in the reflection, is not as intense and warm. Picasso also uses complementary colors of red and green against lavender in the figure to make the figure prominent. In the reflection, analogous colors are used throughout, but predominately on the top with purple
Abstract This essay looks at the time in history beginning in the 1400’s to the mid-1700’s which we identify in art history as The Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods. Focusing on the influence new scientific knowledge had in the art produced during this time with specific examples from each period and artists of the time.
On painting Summary and Analysis The selection from Leon Battista Alberti’s On painting is mainly divided into 5 paragraphs numbered 25 through 29. Just as the title suggests, the text deals with the art of painting and its virtues. It talks about the benefits painting offers
When we look at the history of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, we always like to use the confinement of thinking and the liberation of ideas to sum up the two, especially in the art, the medieval paintings are often used in dark colors, deformed three-dimensional concept Showing the real world, and often less a bit human nature. And after the Renaissance, the painting masters are the opposite of it. I am not here to comment on their good or bad, but from the artistic point of view, to explore whether a good form of art needs to reflect the community and a wide range of civilizations
Jackson Pollock created the painting White Light with the use of oil, enamel and aluminum paint on a 48 ¼ x 38 ¼” (122.4 x 96.9 cm) canvas in the year 1954, using a technique known as drip painting. It is said to be his last completed work before his untimely death in 1956. To understand White Light one must delve into the world of the Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock.