The Woman in the White Dress The art piece I decided to write about is Woman in White Dress by Daniel Ludwig. 1988. Oil on canvas. 50 3/16 x 40 1/8. This painting is displayed in the University of Kentucky art museum and out of all the other pieces, this one drew my attention. This simplistic painting gave me serene vibes. As I gazed upon the painting, it immediately reminded me of a beach front home. It gave me a feeling of relaxation and reminded me of our family trips to the Bahamas. The hotel where we would stay was right beside the seashore. There were several occasions where I would simply sit on the balcony and absorb the cool crisp air and breathe in the scent of seawater. That 's how I perceive this piece to be. The woman in a striped summer dress, resting on the couch in front of the open landscape just relaxing in the getaway environment. In this painting, the subject matter is the woman in the red and white striped dress casually sitting on the couch. She has her head turned slightly over her shoulder as if she 's attempting to turn in the viewer’s direction, although, her eyes are shut. This gives the depiction that she is in a relaxed state of mind and she 's taking in her surroundings. Her surroundings consists of an open area of land near the seashore. On the indoors, there 's a table that has, what appears to be, a large book along with a small bowl of fruit, Both of these elements of the painting are most likely not a substantial part of the painting. Her
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In art, there are qualities that speak louder than words. It expresses many different messages and emotions and each person has an experience different from the next. In this paper, I will be discussing two artworks I encountered. The piece is a good example of how people can encounter different experiences in one piece. I attended the Orlando Museum of Art a while back with family and overall enjoyed my experience. On my visit, I found the museum quite impressive and felt a deep connection with specific pieces.
This painting is a portrait of an old woman who is sitting on a chair while facing to the left. She is wearing a yellow flower dress with a beige jacket while sitting in an empty room. Her beauty is illustrated by her curly, gray hair and also her wrinkled face, neck, and hands. These details is what makes her look real and pure. I like how detailed it is because it reminds me of my grandmothers.
The painting Udney Maria Blakeley (1830), by Thomas Sully, was the first painting that came to mind when assigned the project: the painting has fascinated me both as a child and an adult due to the beauty of both the woman in the painting, but also from my deeper understanding of art now. Thomas Sully used the wet medium of oil on canvas, and included the woman in the foreground of the painting holding a rose in a vase in her right hand. There is a deep contrast between the women dressed in a white gown, and the darker background of the painting. Due to the highlighting along the left side of her face, and the shadowing on the right, it can be assumed that she is facing, or even looking straight at the
The painting depicts a young woman in a pink dress sitting down. The background is very dark but three things can be made out by the viewer. Starting with the ground plane of the painting, an orange carpet can be seen covering the entire floor. It is patterned and contains yellows, greens and blues. The cool toned colours are darker in hue than the warm toned. Secondly, there appears to be a cabinet or a desk lining the wall behind her. The wood of the cabinetry is carved with detailed designs and is made of a dark stained wood. Despite the dark background a single red rose can be seen on top of the cabinetry. The rose looks freshly picked and shows no signs of withering in its petals. It is painted in a muted red colour that allows it to stand out on
The painting “Holiday at Mentone” depicts a beach in Melbourne where people dressed in elaborate clothing are lounging and taking part in seaside activities. The painting appeals to the audience as it is a simplistic and vibrant painting that creates a sense radiance and contentment. The first things you tend to look at in the painting include the lady dressed in pastel pink convening on a beach chair, a white weathered foot bridge place right on the horizon, a well-dressed man in the right of the painting and a coastline that seems as if it stretches on endlessly. Although as you look into closer you recognise new details in the artwork. The woman reading a newspaper seems to be lost in her own world not even observing that her beach umbrella
The woman painted is sitting in what seems to be a domestic setting. However, unlike many other painted black women in the Enlightenment, she is seated alone. She is not depicted serving a white woman or doing any labour. The white cloths wrapped around her head and body along with the light background creates a dramatic contrast between the light colours and her dark skin. Her breast is exposed, but she is not sexualized like in many paintings of white women of the period. Despite her less-than-modest exposure, the woman does not show any signs of embarrassment. She is not blushing and her gaze is fixed on the viewer in neither a demure nor passionate way. In fact, she seems nonchalant about her exposure.
abstract, painted with energetic brush strokes, it has some kind of silence to it. Dana Schutz did not use her usual tropical color palette to paint this painting. The artist used yellow, brown and white tones mixed with black and red. Image is showing Emmett’s head and a torso quite zoomed in. However, the angle is different from a photograph, in a painting Emmett is positioned horizontal to a viewer. Emmett is wearing a black tuxedo with a white shirt. The tuxedo is painted carefully, with clean lines and with a red rose positioned on tuxedo pants, which I found quite surprising, because usually flowers are placed on lapels of tuxedos. Emmett’s face is destructed, there is a visible deep cut in the paint. A lot of paint was used to paint
One of the unique parts of the ‘Seated Woman’ painting is the style that is presented by Picasso. Made mainstream in the art world by Picasso and fellow artist Georges Braque, cubism is the
To describe the artwork “Woman in a Purple Coat” by Henri Matisse, the viewer has to be open to expression. In the artwork there is a woman, wearing purple pointy shoes, green pants with white faded stripes, a V-shape white shirt with grey lines, a long purple coat with white stripes and four black strips at the front to button the coat, a pearl necklace and another yellow long necklace. She is sitting with confidence with open arms on a vibrant two tone one side yellow and other side green couch. Sitting on the couch in a corner with a yellow flower arrangement on a pink and white vase with some fruit on a table next to her on the right. There is a magazine laying on the floor on top of a gray rug with black stripes above a black square marble floor. It looks as if she was reading intensely before being interrupted. She has her right foot behind her left, confidently waiting to be interviewed. The walls contrast with each other giving light and darkness to the portrait. On one side the wall is black with gray flowers outlined in red. On the other side the wall is green with black curvy streaks with white outline joined together by a grey corner behind the women wearing dark lipstick confidently sitting on the couch.
“No Name Woman”, by Maxine Hong Kingston, is a story about a woman named Maxine that comes from a Chinese-American background. As Maxine is slowly transitioning from a girl to a young woman, her mother decides to tell her a story about her father’s sister who had been impregnated by a man from her village. Her child was born out of wedlock one night. Once the villagers heard about this, they all raided her house. They slaughtered their livestock and destroyed their belongings. Her aunt had brought shame on the entire family by violating the village’s moral standards. The aunt and the child were found in the family well the next day after committing suicide. Since Maxine was told to never ask about her aunt, she began imaging what had happened
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 background has areas of dark and light that may be representing a dark part of this woman's life and the light area showing awakening in this woman's soul. To me the woman in the painting is staring out into the world and realizing that there is so much out there for her. That she can walk out of there and not be lost any more. Mrs. Mallard felt the same way. In the room she realized that she can now live her life on her own the way she wants to. She walked out of the room with a sense of
The painting is a self-portrait of the fictional character Dorian gray. The painting was used in the film where the character had asked a portrait of him as a handsome man. Dorian gray trades in his soul for him to remain forever young and handsome. Gray lives a life where he does things that are morally corrupt. Gray continues not to age but the painting starts to change showing grays moral corruption. In the center of the piece you are drawn to the figure of Dorian gray. The figure shows aging and marks of damage in his face. The main figure is wearing a wardrobe that shows his class and wealth. The clothes however also have tear and fading colors that show aging effect in contrast to Gray. In the background a mixture of fading colors is seen. The red rug at the bottom is shown ruffled and not perfectly set in the ground. At the bottom of the painting and below the rug there is a hand that is shown reaching out. The hand is placed to say that there are bodies swept under the rug that show his corruption and sins. One of the most interesting background pieces is the statue of the cat. During the Renaissance dogs were used to mean loyalty. The cat in the background is used to mean the opposite of that and speak of grays values. Another contrast compared to the Renaissance is that the cat is a statue and not a
The portrait is displayed horizontally with a gold trimmed frame. The subject is a female that looks to be in her early 20’s sitting upright on a large brown chair. If the viewer travels up the painting the first indication of the woman’s class is her satin, blue dress. The saturated blue shines and falls in the light like water. Paired with the dress are her exceptionally detailed endings to her sleeves. The lace is even painted as though it is translucent, allowing a little of the blue dress to show through the sleeve. Flowers throughout history have symbolized innocence of a woman and her virginity. The repeating theme of flowers, in the sleeve cuffs and ribbon) in the woman’s attired suggests her purity or innocent nature. Another very details section of the painting includes the corset/torso details. The sewing suggests texture in the torso with small beading in between. Towards the top of the chest in the center, the female seems to bear an extravagant, ribbon piece with a tear drop bead in the center. The light pink
Art is all around us. There are many different forms of art. It can be something created, captured, or it can be already existent. Not a single person is to say what makes something art because there is a different definition for everyone. However, there are a couple factors that come into mind whenever someone decides to declare something as art. In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting four different pieces of art. I will be discussing each art piece’s form, time period of creation, intention or purpose, and value. These four pieces of art are Michelangelo’s Pieta, Fountain by Marcel Duchamp, Mark Rothko’s No.61, and the “Oyster Dress” by Alexander McQueen. These works of art come in all different shapes and sizes but they are valued