more on the emotion of the thing. E.g. there is a painting of a man
In the foreground of the painting, a crowd of people gather around the recently resurrected Lazarus. There are roughly fifteen individuals in the crowd in a variety of postures, many of which are contorted and turned away. Furthermore, their forms are painted with considerable emphasis on the way that their respective limbs are bent and twisted which consequently creates a peculiar confined space in which much of the content and action is contained. The outstretched arms and warped bodies of the figures create two diagonal lines which cross over each other in the center of the painting, leading the eye to the primary subject and the focal point, Lazarus. To the left of him is a younger woman looking outwards, contrasting with the focused inward gaze of the crowd. Additionally, the same women mentioned previously also dons a striking white garment similar to that of
The painting shows man and nature in harmony. A clear sign that he focused mostly on drawing is the geometric forms used in the painting. He used very calm tonality to give it the calmness. His artwork and brushwork are very fluid and focused. This painting has no historical meaning because this painting was after his transition from historical to landscape. Instead of telling a story it is supposed to evoke a calm mood. The golden light contributes to its peacefulness. Now that I have explained both paintings individually, in the following paragraph I will talk about their differences and what makes them different.
The eye is first directed towards Jesus, who is the center of attention in the painting. His pale body is limp, and trickles of blood run down his face and body. There are holes in his hands and feet, and gashes in his stomach, which show the complete suffering that Jesus went through. The painting also feels a bit crowded with all the people. The artist may have done this to draw more attention to Jesus in the center. Van der Weyden superbly made Jesus’ body seem lifeless, and the crowded people look grieved. This causes the viewer to feel a pang and it stirs their heart to love God, which is called an
In my eyes, I have the impression of seeing small strokes of purple and green. Another example would be the leaves on the first tree that is on the left side. On the tree leaves, I am able to see the impression of another color besides green and that it the color orange. The other Painting The Scream is a painting made of Tempera and oil paint on unprimed canvas and its dimensions are of 33’’ by 26’’. The artist of The Scream uses the technique of tempera and oil painting. The artist uses long swirling colors and lines all around the painting. The intensity of the colors makes viewers sense the emotional status of human in the painting. Another difference between this two paintings is what each painting represents. The painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte tries to show viewers how a weekend would be like for people in the working and middle class in the 19th century. In order to show this, the artist painted a Parisian park in which there are people from different genders and ages arranged in groups based
In David’s painting there is a clarity and crispness that is similar to a photograph, yet his figures maintain a baby like softness. Gerard’s implied texture of the clothes and environment are softer than David’s giving the painting a more realistic appearance. David and Gerard both show in these paintings that they have a very good understanding of human anatomy and form. The figures in both painting have a good sense of underlying structure and weight.
They have different styles of backgrounds, different emphasis, and different emotion expressions. There are just too many differences to mention. However, compare to the numerous differences between these two paintings, the reasons for forming these differences can be traced. Three main points that contribute to these differences are their genres, their backgrounds and their artists’ personal characteristics. These three major reasons will be demonstrated in the following analysis by detailed differences I
The moment I saw this painting, I was touched and amused of the golden beauty of this art piece, that at the first sight, somehow managed to precisely mask it’s deep implicit true meaning, which I at that time, yet wasn’t able to define. When one of my friends randomly asked me – “What is this?” I, helplessly stunned by the composition, couldn’t even formulate an advocate answer. I searched and searched through my conscious and unconscious mind – what is it so ulterior about this externally simple piece? These unsettled questions were the reason why I chose this art work for my analysis.
The subject focuses on Christ's crucifixion, but figures exist beyond Christ performing their daily modern activities in a semi countryside landscape and urban setting. Mary and John both stand in contrapposto, balancing the majority of their weight on one leg (Figure 6). At the foot of the cross, bones lie to represent death (Figure 7). There is balance in the picture with each side reflecting each other symmetrically in scale. For instance, the tree in the midground on the left side is the same height as the outcropping of stone on the right side. Mary and John are also a larger scale than Christ and the figures in the midground and background. This involves the use of linear perspective, where objects farther away seem smaller to the eye. The outlines of the figures are less blunt and more realistic in this painting. A viewer can see this in the form of the drapery, which shows the forms of the figures with a slight illusion of motion from an unknown source of wind. Christ's loin cloth seems to flutter in the wind from both sides. The tension in John's drapery emphasizes his agitation, while the thick folds of Mary's drapery demonstrates her grief over the loss of her son (MFA Label). This can be seen through John's eyes looking up toward the body of Christ on the cross, and Mary looking down at the bones at the base of the cross, which represent death. Joos van Cleve emphasized the use of colors in place of atmospheric perspective, which makes
However, this picture was strange and somewhat scary. The painting presents an apocalyptic vision of the childhood game. The canvas is dominated by a large tree and has profiles of children with their mouths open in horror. The painting offers double or multiple readings; the game of hide and seek where children are depicted in the work and by the viewer who can make endless discoveries embedded in the dense thicket of designs. Words that come to mind when looking at this painting have dark connotations. Words such as burning, fire, horror story and hellish have been used to describe feelings that may be experienced when looking at the painting Upon close inspection of the painting, there can be found images that cannot be seen from a distance. An example is the vein in one child’s face that has a faint dandelion that served as a pedestal for another child. This kind of imagery is understandable because of the time period in which it was painted, during World War II. The design in this painting is a consummate statement of figure-ground, which is the situation where an image on one side of its boundary can be reversed to become the background of a different image on the other side of the boundary. Every visible object in the painting, tree, hand, child, leaf, and bird is perceived in a state of change reflecting the transformations that occur in nature. The
Impressionism was initially forged out of a love for nature. The artists were interested in depicting reality as they saw beauty in even the mundane facets of life. The brush strokes and color changes are obvious and the choppy effect sometimes has to be viewed at a distance to determine the picture’s message. When viewed closely, the artist’s emotion is easily discernable with
The second painting is about work. It shows the Wall Street in the last century. At that day there was a meeting between the politicians and the businessmen. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was meeting the Legends of the financial world who are J. P. Morgan, Rockefeller
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter born in 1863. He was known for his pre- expressionist painting The Scream. Munch had a psychological themed style in his artworks. Edvard Munch had struggled with agoraphobia and drinking. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder where in situations the sufferer perceives certain environments as dangerous or uncomfortable, usually due to the areas vast openness or crowdedness. It is easy to say that Munch struggled with insanity during his lifetime. Munch is portraying an actual experience of a scream piercing through nature while on a walk, after his two companions, seen in the background, had left him. He does this with his use of color, line, and organization.
"A picture can paint a thousand words." I found the one picture in my mind that does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the writing center; the writing center is part of State College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting, I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in the city that catches your eye. I knew right away that I wanted to write about the painting. I don’t know why, but I felt that the painting was describing the way I felt at that moment.