This oil on canvass depicts the moment when Christ, a divine spirit embodied in flesh, was born in Bethlehem. The painting is filled with all living things rejoicing as radiant beams of clean white light bounce from the birth and back to the heavens above. The painting is full of opalescent colors that bring a sense of calm. As you are drawn in your eyes reach the elegant curvature of the angel’s
The art piece that I selected for my analysis is called The Triumph of Divine Love by Peter Paul Rubens. The artwork is an oil painting on canvas, circa 1625. This piece of art was commission by Isabella Clara Eugenia, Infanta of Spain and Portugal. The Triumph of Divine Love was one of eleven art pieces in a series portraying the Eucharist cycle, an important issue in the Catholic-Protestant strife. Its purpose was to aid in the Catholic Reformation and the artwork was to be displayed at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid. (Ringling Museum n.d.)
Claude Monet's Grainstack (Sunset) is the painting I chose from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Monet was an impressionist painter in France, and did most of his work at his home at Giverny. Impressionism got its name from a painting that Monet painted, Impression Sunrise. Impressionist paintings are put into a category based on characteristics such as light that draws attention to objects, rough textures, and visual pleasure that the viewer receives upon looking at the paintings. Impressionist paintings are art for arts sake and focus on leisure and nature. These paintings are generally the most well known and popular paintings because of their attractive appearance.
In 1859, Monet set off to study painting in Paris. Paying his way with the 2,000 francs saved from the sales of his caricatures, he set himself up in the city with supreme confidence. During this time Monet was living a very bohemian type of lifestyle, selling whatever paintings possible in order support himself. In 1865, Monet began to regularly submit works to the Salon, one of the largest and most prestigious window shops in France, which posted the works of 'up and coming' artists. During the 1860's audiences were enormous, up to 400,000 visitors for a single exhibition, and the publicity generated by a good Salon review could make an unknown painter rich and fashionable within a year. After one exhibition the conservative critic, Paul Mantz, commented positively on Monet's The Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide and
Paolo de Matteis’s esteemed work The Adoration of the Shepherds is a large painting, depicting a classic Christian Nativity scene, that is displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art. In the piece, a dozen or so individuals surround the newborn Christ and his parents, gazing at him in admiration and paying him homage while animals look serenely on and angels assemble around the heads of the Holy Family. The artist employs several classic artistic elements in his painting, such as line, light, color, and shape, to draw the viewer’s focus directly to his intended point of emphasis, the infant Jesus.
In this paper, I will describe, compare, and contrast two paintings of the same name, The Annunciation by Gerard David and Joos van Cleve. Beginning with Joos van Cleve’s work, we see the virgin Mary kneeling down before an opened book. An illuminated dove with its wings spread is suspended above Mary. An angel is standing beside her, making a gesture. Both figures are inside an ornately decorated, well lit bedroom.
So, he went to Paris, France in the 50s to learn more art techniques, that later helped him advance in his art work. He was always surrounded by creativity, even his brother Joseph Delaney was an aspiring painter. His family of 12 were hardworking people who faced much hardship. His mother was even a slave, and the Delaneys often faced intense racism. Causing only four of the children
Maize or corn is a domesticated plant of the United States. The Native Americans founded it and it quickly spread to other parts of the world. The Native Americans transformed maize by carefully cultivating. Maize developed from a wild grass called Teosinte that originally grew in Southern Mexico, 7,000 years ago. The Teosinte kernels looked completely different from the kernels of today’s corn or maize. Teosinte kernels were small and separated from each other. The first cobs of corn were only a couple inches long with only eight rows of kernels. The cobs eventually started to grow and increases the yields of the crops. Maize agriculture did not reach Southern New England until a thousand years ago.
With many uses from popped to creamed and even plain on the cob. Corn was an important part of the early Native American survival and lifestyle. The early settlers owe their own survival to corn, as does the rest of the world, thanks to Christopher Columbus. In this paper we will touch on all three of the key points; The Native Americans, The pilgrims and Christopher Columbus.
A second characteristic Pollock had of a secular hero is that he was able to achieve individual fulfillment. Being the oldest of five boys Pollock he saw painting as “A natural growth of need … I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them” (3:22). Although his individual fulfillment did not derive from domesticity or capitalist, his fulfillment derived from his own agency: a quality needed in a secular
The feeling of temptation is an emotion most people have felt in their lives. Temptation has been illustrated in Christian religion since the beginning with Adam and Eve. Portraying the emotion of temptation has varied from artist to artist, in all; the viewer will continuously understand the awareness of the feeling. The oil painting “Temptation of Saint Hilarion” by Octave Tassaert was painted around 18571. When examining this art for the first time, the viewer is thrown into a world of dark colors and emotion. As our eyes grow accustomed to the image, we start to understand the message behind the madness of temptation. In the next few paragraphs, we shall analyze Tassaert’s work by looking in depth of the form, symbolism involved in his
Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet are two highly influential contributors to the art world. Both are renowned artists whose creations are on display in several art museums throughout the world. They are two artistic geniuses who are more alike than they appear to be. While there are many similarities between the lives and art of these two prodigies there are numerous differences as well in their technique/style, subject matter, and personal lives.
who worked for seven years at the workshop he had at Lauves, and is the most crafted of the
Hugues Merle (1823-1881) was a talented French painter during the middle of the nineteenth-century who fit into the impressionist category as he painted “sweet and tender genre themes” (Schiller & Bodo). He was born in Saint-Marcellin and eventually moved to Paris. While in Paris, he became a student of Léon Cogniet at the Ecole-des-Beaux-Arts and began to exhibit his work at the Salon in 1847. By 1859, his reputation as a painter of portraits and biblical themes made him popular among American collectors. In 1861 and 1863, he was awarded second-class medals and in 1866, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Merle painted a range of subjects, including historical anecdotes, allegories, and rural genre scenes such as those of mothers and children. His works were compared to Bouguereau since he painted childhood innocence and maternal affection so well (Schiller &
Vincent Van Gogh is a well-known artist to people because of one of his paintings, The Starry Night. Van Gogh has painted many other pieces during his lifetime including one that is currently on display at the Minnesota Institute of Art, Olive Trees. This painting is part of a series of olive tree paintings consisting of a total 18 pieces of art. The one at the Minnesota Institute of Art was painted November of 1889 and is known as “Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun”. Through a contextual analysis of this piece a lot can be discovered about its meaning. When this piece is compared to other artwork by Van Gogh even more fascinating details emerge about this piece of art.