There is also a mirror placed on the table allowing the viewers to link with space beyond the frame. Also in the far back right of the painting you can see a young man talking to an elderly. The artist created an very old or old-fashioned look by using opposing colors, red and green. “The second half of the fifteenth century in northern Europe saw an expansion of genre
Chagall in order to continue painting used a patterned tablecloth instead of a canvas. He did not disguise this surface but retained elements of it in his composition. You can see the pattern over the fiddler’s shoulder and on his leg. He has the fiddler floating in mid-air with the town below him above and beside him. The different buildings in the town are arranged in geometric shapes and lines. The most important thing as in all Chagall compositions is the symbolism. The fiddler symbolizes severa!l things at once, a memory from Chagall’s childhood, from his homeland and on a personal level himself. His childhood memory was that of his uncle Neuch who didn’t play the violin very well but who was enthusiastic when he played it. Its wider Russian significance is that of the failed revolution of 1905. The leader of this revolution was a Jewish fiddler named Edouard Sormus, who led workers through the streets to fight for their rights. Chagall saw himself in the fiddler, a solitary individual, isolated by the strangeness and mystery of art. The whole build-up of the painting reinforces the poetical dimension of the picture. This painting was important to Chagall. He used the symbol of the fiddler in other composition, for example The Violinist (1911), and The Green Violinist (1923-24).
The painter uses one point perspective, as shown the by direction of the walls and paintings on the wall. There are seven gentlemen in this painting. Some of them are musicians, playing the violin and watching the music sheets. Some pictures on the wall have the same meaning. The winter landscape, Christ, and trees symbolize the cycle of the life. Much light in this painting can show people the musician face clearly. The musician in orange seems like that he noticed the painter, and rest of them were just doing their own stuff. This detail makes the whole scene very
Another main focal point in this canvas was subject matter. This is where the objects or events are described. The artist gives us different objects such as the old couple seems displayed as depressing. Or you can observe it as normal couple, walking across the river, enjoying the night. He also gives us a boat which could possibly be giving us a correlation because the boat looks like it’s broken or about to sink. There is also another interpretation with the object that Van Gogh displays which is, the stars. Depending upon which way you want to take it, they look like flowers or fireworks. Also, there is a sense of false appearance with the houses. If you stare at just the bank you will notice that it is just a bunch of bright lights but if you pay attention to the water close to the bank, you will acknowledge the darkness or shadow of the houses.
The shapes of the figures are sharply defined and the objects such as the table, book, and string instruments. There are diagonal rhythms throughout the painting in which it creates movement. The light source in the upper left allows the source light to have a more natural appearance throughout the painting. The shadows at the right-hand corner and the men wearing green in the middle contrast the main object with the most sources of lighting. The objects shadows and lighting create dimension and a vivid sense of more contrast. There are areas in the making with more contrast and the sharp contrast that creates movement in the painting. The shadows and the lighting throughout the painting show gradations and the highlights create more depth. Staring from the upper-left hand corner with the first figure of a gentleman wearing a hue of blue and yellow, the left side of his face and garment shows the source light in right above him. The source light above the
This painting is so amazing due to how Van Gogh blended the colors together. The red and yellow used in the painting look like he was trying to tell a deep story. Theres a composition of fiery colors that draw viewers in almost immediately. When looking at this picture I notice the horizon in the back, higher than the rest of the painting. Next I notice the painters, making my glance start from the top to bottom. Van Gogh did a wonderful job placing the people at a natural point of interest. What I mean by this is that he paints them right in the center where it seems like its most important. This painting is divided when it comes to the colors Van Gogh uses. In the top right there is yellow with a little bit of blue in the top left. In the
What do I notice from the paintings is a figure sitting all alone amidst a rainy storm as if he or she awaits change at a turning point in their life. The starkness of the painting shows the figures emotions and feelings are strong and yet there is always sunshine after the rain.
I feel happy when I look at this painting because you see people laughing, eating, chatting, and smiling while having a good time outdoors in nice weather. When I divided the painting into four sections I seen in the top left boats sailing in the water with a bridge in the distance that I had not noticed that makes the art work look peaceful because of the colors used in the distance with the water. Another piece I had not noticed was in the top right piece of the work was a women holding her hands to her ears which may indicate that it is loud because of everyone socializing. In the bottom left corner you see a women talking to a dog that is sitting on the table which shows a sense of love. Also in the bottom right-hand side you see a women and two other men look like they are having a conversation. By these images it is clear to see some symbolism such as the dog on the table, these people are more than likely not very proper if they have a dog on the same table they just ate off of. Also the women holding her ears is symbolic and shows the viewer with all the people talking it is noisy. Another image that is symbolic is how the men are wearing revealing shirts while the
He pieces together autobiographical details by using a lot of symbolic figures. The painting represents Chagall’s life and memory, but by not showing too many details, it also invite viewers to create their own narratives. His technique draws the viewer to a dreamy world where only people who have their own unique dream or related experience will help them understand the meaning of certain messages or ideas. “It is not for me to explain to them. Works of art should speak for themselves” Chagall clarifies. He explains that that his art work should not
For this essay, I chose to compare and contrast Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” with Marc Chagall’s “I and the Village”. The two pieces are lovely and most interesting to evaluate in relationship to one another. I personally love both artists and upon closely examining these famous pieces, I have noticed how similar yet different these works of art are.
The ingenuity of the composition is that it used a lot of tricks in the layout of the elements, meanwhile being rendered very simply and concisely. The artist realized that the eye does not settle naturally on the center of a painting and that
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
Standing at 75”x69”, the oil and gold leaf on canvas painting makes a huge impact on any gallery it resides leaving viewers both amazed and confused. At first glance the painting presents just an elephant head atop a bouquet of flowers; which, while elegantly painted leaves one with no sense of what he artist is trying to bring across. The painting has unusual lighting which resemble the baroque style; also, it is structure
This painting give us a clue that he was beginning to fall in a state of depression. The very obscure colors combined with glimpses of light are very common of his style during the early phase of his depressive moments. On the right corner of this painting we find a man and a woman many understand this as his conflicting relationship with his brother and sister in law.
There is an overt sense of leisure and intimacy established through the social exchanges in this painting. A man in the foreground is playing a guitar to a lady, which adds a cheery, relaxed mood. On the right side of the painting, children play on the ground, which shows how this is a joyful event. While there are many social interactions being made, the people in this painting are very generalized. Watteau purposely does not paint many of the people’s faces to put emphasis on the landscape and setting.