There is also a striking luminosity to the painting. The man and the woman’s faces appear to slightly glow, as if you can really see the reflection of the sun beaming off of their skin. This was achieved by a complex method of applying glazes. Wood would apply a layer of oil paint, allow it to dry, and then varnish it. This tedious process would be repeated numerous times. It was a process perfected by the 16th century Venetian painter, Titian. The series of glazes seems to have created an overwhelming sense of depth and radiance within the paint.
The whole face is essentially made of lines, made by the paint. This images makes great use of tone, giving the impression of a shadow on Captain Cook’s face. The colours in this piece are more natural, with hues of grey, pink and peach, creating a skin tone, and smatterings of purples and greens. This image is very texturized, due to the process used by Quilty which is the same as he used in the making of Beryl. This is real texture, as if I ran my hand across it I would feel the texture of the oil paints. However, the texture of the face on the right seems to be much thicker and less blended than the face on the left, which perhaps is where the concept of history becoming blurred comes into play in this piece. Shape in this work is not a key component, although it is still present, with the shape of the Captain’s
The dark green background has an interesting subtleness with lighting falling across the shoulders and side of the head. The skin tone of blues, greys and green with touches of yellow, pale peach and pink
Perhaps the most technically impressive aspect of the painting is its remarkable three-dimensionality. Rembrandt is well known for his strikingly accurate portrayal of human shape and form, and this painting lives up to such reputation. With the use of oil paint, he was able to carefully and selectively layer color to create an astonishing representation of the human figure. The most alluring aspect of the piece, in terms of modeling technique, is the face. It contains so much detail; it is hard to believe this painting was done by hand. From the light, wispy texture of the facial hair to the subtle wrinkles surrounding the eyes, attention to detail is what sets this portrait far above many others. Rembrandt’s playful chiaroscuro on the nose and right hand truly give the piece a sense of depth, and the painterly quality of the piece produces a soft and elegant look. Also present within the face is the famous Rembrandt triangle. The result of a specific lighting technique frequently used by Rembrandt, a small triangle is formed underneath the eyes. It is present under the left eye in Marten’s portrait, which gives his face a more natural look. Another technique that intensifies the three-dimensionality of the visible body parts is the use of
The painting has contrasting colors like red, white, yellow and green. While it also has some dark colors to create a sense of power. These vivid colors create a complementary contrast. The dark red background with the gold designs makes the black man wearing the different shades of green stand out. Also, the white horse has various colors of brown and black which makes it stand out from the red. The main idea is to see the black man on the horse and you can tell Wiley thought the color scheme through. The contour lines Wiley used were organized, thin, and nicely controlled when it came to drawing the horse’s hair and body figure. Also, gold lines were detailed in the background creating a type of pattern to create an illusion. Closely, if you look into the background Wiley drew little sperms to complete the background. Lastly, the actual texture of the painting has a smooth finish. The oil on canvas painting almost makes it seem like if you touch it the horse would be silky
In this production by Gerald Laing, a young and fit woman can be seen. She appears to come from a model background as she has a toned figure that is slender and curvy. She is standing in a confident posed position with a hand on her hip. It appears the artist attempts to position her short lengthened, dark hair in a way that portrays the wind is blowing it. She is wearing a swimming suit that covers minimal. She is placed on the right half of the portrait. The artwork does not contain any other people or objects in the piece. Laing completes the print using only three shades of color: gold, grey, and dark grey/black. The gold background quickly catches the eye. Also, the gold is the color of the swimming suit that covers the model’s bottom half and chest suggesting that the artist wanted to draw attention to these specific body parts. Overall, the print is organized and has a neat appearance.
The artist wanted the focus of the painting on the cupcakes in her hair and he achieved this by using rhythm with the color red, and also creating a slight contrast to bring out the focus. He achieved this by using a black background and painting the figure a light complexion using soft colors and using them in subtle ways throughout the rest of the painting, for example, in her hair, where the main focus is, Cotton used soft colors on a few of the cupcakes but then used the color red for her lipstick, to also create a contrast of colors in the softness of her complexion on her face. There’s a noticeable pattern between the colors red and softer colors like lavender and beige. Its not only used throughout the face
In this work of art, the artist uses a realistic style of nature and strength. This art shows strength, beauty, peace, and happiness of a black woman and her son. In the painting the artist used light intense colors to describe the happiness in a black woman and dark colors to describe the downfall. The light colors appeared to be at the bottom and dark at the top, but you could see light colors throughout the painting. The artist used deep
In particular, the vivid green coat of the subject juxtaposes the blood red background directly behind the subject. The clash of these varied hues enhances the sense of tension and anxiety of the image. The use of color between these artists differs in order to portray their different
Looking at the top of the face, viewers can see one large eye and a tiny bit of the other eye. The eye is mostly black, filled with a little white in the center to make it clear to viewers that this is an eye. Moving down the face is a good-sized nose that is yellow and black for viewers to see it is a nose, along with a mouth that is mostly dark and difficult to distinguish. Near the eye and mouth are pink colored, flower petal shapes. This is the only bright color that is on this side of the painting, other than the yellow face, the small amount of white, and the black shadows on the face. Also, near the eye, are small, yellow dots that seem to be coming out of the other eye. This side of the painting is quite simple compared to the other side considering it lacks color. This part of the piece reminds me of a girl who goes everyday without expressing who she truly is. The face in this painting looks sad and straight-faced as if something is wrong. The face is much different from what is portrayed to left of the face. This image makes me think that this girl has so much inside her, but is not able to express herself because she may be afraid to do so. The yellow, small dots that are coming from her eye make me think that this is the only way she is expressing herself, and that only a tiny bit of her personality comes out when she is near others. Where the yellow dots go back
This is rectangular piece, the size of 65.1 x 54.9 cm. Looking from a distance, painting has a uniform color spectrum. Artist uses mostly warm earth tone palette: beige, grey, yellow and burnt umber, with black for creating outline of the forms, and occasional multicolored patches for additional accents. There is no visible source of light, however lighter areas of the painting are focused in the center, while more contrast and darker areas tend to be around the middle section. From a distance, brushstrokes look more unified, but when looking up closer, we can notice that artist, while blending colors, uses distinctive strokes. So even blended, colors create some visual texture. There is no noticeable degree of perspective or depth, painting looks rather flat.
Next is the use of color, or lack thereof. The colors in the background are very quiet and muted, mostly subdued blues and grays with hints of a deep red and brownish yellow peeking though. The colors used for the figure are browns and tans, almost as if the was painted with mud, like she is all-natural and from the earth. The range of colors would seem to have a cool tone if you were looking at them on a painter’s palette but the arrangement of color on the canvas gives the piece a warm feeling.
The softness of form this creates on the face and hand fit the dark, mysterious atmosphere of the piece. Another interesting thing that this brings to mind is the mention of a loss of visual acuity experienced by sufferers of color-blindness. If it truly was a problem, maybe Carriere did not intend for this piece to turn out as it did. On the other hand, the subject and display if this image lend themselves to being fully intentional, as the same drawing with hard lines and shading would not sit as easy on the
The artwork is a portrait drawing and she uses pencils/pastels. The artwork was made in this time period, nine years ago on February 27, 2007. Herring is a professional traditional artist and she is from the United States. In 2010, Herring graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Herring, Laur. "Body Image." By Silverfoot on DeviantArt. N.p., 27 Feb. 2007. Web. 27 July 2016. < HYPERLINK "http://silverfoot.deviantart.com/art/Body-Image-49768281"
The work is a representation of the gestures of “Three Wise Monkeys” symbol from Japan as God’s advice to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” and usually come with “do no evil”. Four parts of the painting are centered on the subject with two-thirds in space, so there is a small amount of unused space on the top of each part for the background. Liz Volpi uses only black and white in her work with contrast between the subject and background. The color value changes from rectangle to rectangle. If the Gibbi is painted black, the background is lighter with grey or white and vice versa, which creates contrast and highlights the actions of the subject. The subject in top left and bottom right images is painted in darker value than the background and the subject in bottom left and top right is painted in lighter value than the background. Volpi uses broken thin lines to direct viewers’ eyes into the character. The broken lines are the skin’s type of Gibbi as description of a different kind of species.