The immediate message portrayed in this painting deals with animal rights. The unknown artist created this colorful and busy image as a voice for animals to open eyes of the public on these doings. The artwork presents a more cutting edge look filled with color instead of old-fashioned and in black and white. Lacking any text, the visual presentation is more than enough to get the message across. It reveals how animals are constantly witnessing their own kind and their brutal deaths. The center of this piece draws in the most attention due to the cooler colors in contrast with the warmer ones surrounding it. Although the distraught image is exposed in the majority of the picture, the glossy dimension of the eyeball is rather appealing adding a dash of beauty to its realism. …show more content…
Clearly the argument some may involve with this sort of topic would be mentioning the circle of life, how it’s a “natural” thing to do. Slaughterhouses are not a natural thing. Torturing animals is not a natural thing. Perhaps the reason for these killings is to feed our meat-eating population, nevertheless, all the mistreatment is only unnecessary. Easily appealing to our sense of pity, the painting comes back and hits the public in the face, opening society’s eyes to what truly happens behind the scenes of a
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A piece of art is not limited to a painting that captures a representation of imagery. Art is anything that stirs emotions in a person or makes them think, just like Marcel Duchamp accomplished in 1917 with one of his most famous pieces Fountain. Art can be anything that captures and represents the artists emotions, mental state, and personality with every brushstroke, and the usage of colors while also reflecting the mentality, thoughts, and major events that occur in a certain period, such as Picasso’s Guernica. To understand the message that the artist is trying to convey, one must look deeper than what is on the surface of the artwork, which is what I will do with this piece of art, scrutinizing its mysteries as well as its motives.
This painting used of numerous elements and principles of design. Using line showing the contrast between the animal and the floras. Also, the value (tone) and colour used containing dark and light in colours, the tone of the colour on the right of the painting is darker, and lighter colour on the left. Moreover, this landscape created an emphasis (focal point). An animal is clearly shown in the central of the landscape and creates a focal dominance.
Although examining art requires a huge knowledge, my intention in this essay is to analyze a piece of art, besides lyrics and the context, I’m going to examine it by following the steps presented by Alain de Botton.
Discoveries can be confronting and provocative. From this, we can be exposed to disturbing images that make us question our societal values. In ‘The Meatworks’, Gray quickly establishes this unwelcoming nature of discoveries through the explicitly derogatory description of the abattoirs processes and it’s accompanied workers. This is evident through the use of provocative imagery in “arm-thick corkscrews, grinding around inside it, meat or not”. From this depiction, we are exposed to the merciless treatment of the of the +pigs as they lose their identity. The fact that the machine never stops grinding whether there is meat in there or not denotes such a sense of insensitivity towards the process, causing the reader to feel distressed and guilty of the slaughter. A degree of insensitivity is also presented to the reader through the recurring motif of blood, an idea that is central to the poem. “Stench of blood…chomping
I really enjoy the bold lines and bright colors in this piece. It appears very balanced while taking up the entire canvas. The figures in the painting are bulky and well defined. If you look at the painting, at every aspect of it, you can imagine the story Diego was trying to tell. In my mind, the priest is carrying the white calla lilies representing the Savior’s light. The bundles of red flowers laying all around may be representative of bloodshed or simply the hardships of the people. The light is coming to save them all. The three kneeling girls in the front are imploring aid from the Savior. The bright colors are used to counter the times where everything was bleak for them.
The work is privately owned, and displayed occasionally in Melbourne. It captures and stands towards the audience because of its contrastive colour. It is almost pure black, with spots of yellow. The materials he used were also significant, and the way he distorted the face of the fish, gives a sense of almost cubism. The seemingly random twigs which stick out from the fish, give an impression of danger. The overall atmosphere the fish gives, is very dark and evil. He acts like an omen and a forewarning of environmental disaster.
First thing that I noticed about this gorgeous oil and tempera on panel painting was the precise emotional aspect: romantic and simple, yet so exceptionally lifelike. This work surely shows a development from the powerfully
All the elements in the painting implies the trouble of the depression and the drought stark the farmers very hard. The painting depicts the abundant farm due to the drought that was symbolized by the sands, the extra skinny cow is about to die from thirst,
The painting by Frans Hals symbolizes the wealth of which the baby comes from and the prosperous pride of fertility. It portrays the lifestyle and the type of emotion people had when families arose. With the use of tenebrism the artist uses heavy darkness and shadow to illuminate the focus
About how hard and messing this process is, I thought the “bulls” coming out of the painting were the new life coming out and the dark colors in the middle was the process of starting over again. But, what I found with this painting was the more you looked at it, the more you saw and the more you are able to infer. The next thing, I thought this painting was trying to infer was about how hectic life can be, and how we all want to be in the calm (outside of the pin). To me the artist is trying to get out of the hardships of life. Showing that while some people are able to get out of these hardships, others do not. But, I have no idea what the artist actually meant, this is because, the painting had no description under it and I could not find out about it on the internet, so I have no idea what the artist meaning of this painting is. I just know the title’s translation, which is soup of donkey. So, I guess what really matters is what I think. In my opinion, the artist allows the viewer to decide. This also adds to the chaos of the painting, that we will never know the meaning the painter was trying to
Concerning color, there is a stark contrast between the figure on the painting and the background. More specifically, the figure of the woman is predominantly delineated in white color, especially pale, ashen white, as far her apparel and facial complexion are concerned, while there are also various hues of grey, with respect to her hair and accessory feather. These white and grey shades are vividly contrasted with the prevailing red and crimson hues of the background (viz. the drape, armchair, and table). Moreover, one can detect colors of dark green (jewelry), some beige on the left (pillar), and darker or lighter shades of blue on the right side of the canvas (sky), which all in concert and in addition to the subtle purple hue forming the sun or moon exude a certain dramatic sentiment. Also, there is brown, which often easily segues into gold (viz. books and attire details respectively). The main contrast of colors between white and red would be interpreted as serving the purpose of rendering the figure of the woman, and especially her face, the focal point of the work, despite, paradoxically enough, the lush red shades at the background. Bearing that in mind, the significance of the woman’s face will be enlarged upon later, when discussing aspects of her identity.
The art and beauty in this painting is exemplified through the eyes of Boucher. It starts with a beautiful couple taking a rest after picking up some followers. Their clothing looks very elegant and colorful which shows that they are aristocrats. The man’s eyes are gazing at a shepherdess who gathered her own flowers. Their eyes are locked despite the man having his own woman right in front of him. The light brushstrokes of the dresses, flowers, and trees
Her mother was a devout Catholic and passed these strong values down to her daughter, Frida. This can be seen through the crown of thorns around her neck rather than her head, showing herself as a Christian Martyr. The subtle blood that is trickling down her neck may represent that of her ongoing pain through her divorce. The contrasting butterflies on her headdress and bright background of leaves are suggestive of resurrection. Over the left-hand side, a monkey can be seen distracted playing with its hands. It was also a gift from Diego and a symbol of the devil she feels he is. As seen on her left-hand side a Black Cat can be noticed staring down the Hummingbird. Perhaps it is ready to feast on the good as it is a symbol of bad luck. She had experienced great trauma and pain in her life and this could be seen as the bad luck symbolised through the cat. To leave a blank background would be unlike Kahlo; the bright and varied shades of greens and yellows seem to show a wall of uncontrolled nature, possibly expressing her feelings at the time. Looking to the upper half of the painting Dragonflies and Butterflies fly around her hair that is intertwined with cloth, delineating a figure eight like crown filled with purples and maroon. We see the life filled Dragonflies and Butterflies
This painting is divided into three equal parts by the arches in the background and the characters correspond to each of these arches (TV12). The father is in the middle portion of the painting. The lines of perspective created by the tiled floor, draws our attention to the swords that the father is holding and the vanishing point lies just behind the handles of the sword. Our angle of vision is such that we are looking directly at the main figures groups, particularly the father. A single light source from the left of the picture illuminates the characters and also focuses our attention to the father holding the sword. This creates a ‘theatrical’ effect. The background is simple and stark so our attention is focussed on the figure groups in the painting. The painting has a wide tonal range that makes the composition logical and balanced. The colours used in this