The foreground of the painting displays quite a few important formal quality details. The lower right quadrant exhibits a comparatively focused escalation in the chiaroscuro of the tree trunks. The crustiness of the deep earthy tones and the lushness make the lower right quadrant appear darker and more jungle-like. In opposition, there are some blue hydrangeas in the same vicinity that provide for a visually appealing contrast to the darker tones that surround them. The blue hydrangeas manifest themselves as wild and uncultivated.
Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 at the Zundart Netherlands. Vincent Van Gogh was a post impressionist. Van Gogh's paintings stand out from other artists of his time. The colors he used most were lemon yellow and blue. His self-portraits are wet with blue background, coat, and eyes, and with a yellow face, beard, and hair. Stars and books, which were his passion, were painted yellow.
Then there are also many psychological lines to be seen in the work. One such line is of the woman and the floor, where she is staring down towards it. Another is from the young child and the store clerk, showing a defiance between the two. Next, light and value are not very contrasting in this painting, with only the basic highlights and the shadows seen. It isn’t completely contrasting or contradicting since the colors blend well together with close to the same value ranges, dark colors seen throughout except for the people’s pale faces. There also seems to be a variety of light sources since the woman’s face along with the shop clerk and the young boy’s is lit up by what seems to be a light bulb since they’re much brighter and highlighted and then the men and women in the back aren’t really as bright, except for the ones who close to the open door, creating a blue tinge from the outside light. The shapes shown through the painting is shown to be either very round or very geometrical. There are organic shapes in things such as the umbrella or even the back of the chair, but mostly it is either straight lines and geometrical shapes. The volume shown in the painting is very much implied, correctly showing the
Texture and pattern are very easy to identify in this painting. The street’s cobblestones show texture and pattern in the way that they are arranged. Texture is also demonstrated through the paint strokes on the buildings, the tree, and even the sky. These thick, uneven strokes add a layer of depth and texture to all elements of the painting.
The uses of actual and visual texture manifest themselves throughout the painting. Actual texture can be found in the thick wooded area in the right of the painting where the top of the woodland canopy is painted in thick brushstrokes. It is also apparent in the sea, where thick, short brushstrokes give the illusion of movement and variations in height of the waves. Although rather elementary, visual texture can be found in the tree in the foreground, where thin, white and black lines give the appearance of volume to the bark of the tree.
In this painting, two visual elements stand out over all the rest. These elements are that of color and texture. Color in art is an element that has to be phenomenal in order to get recognition and true appreciation from the viewers. In this painting, the colors are rich, vivacious and standout as dark, but bold representations of the uniqueness of it all. The use of brown and yellow and green and grey and white all come together in a harmony of color and unity. As for the texture in the painting, it is that of brisk and roughness that is nature. The sharp edges of the bucks rack and the cold, rough edges of the dead tree show
The texture of the canvas works very well with the subject matter portrayed in the painting. The grassy hill side and the leaves of the trees are especially complimented by the canvas. It makes the leaves feel like they are slightly moving, this combined with the lack of detail itself the leaves. This is contrasted nicely with the very detailed renderings of the trunks and branches of the trees, the
Lindsay David Art History 6D 3 June 2008 Dong Qichang, In the Shade of Summer Trees, 17th century, Ming Dynasty This painting is from the Ming Dynasty, and very clearly depicts and captures the essence of The Southern School, or Literati painters. The first thing to note is the overall composition of the
The landscape and gestures are symmetrical and balanced such as their feet, hands, and facial expressions are all equally proportioned. Throughout this composition there are geometrical shapes which are recognizable such as circles, ovals, and rectangles which are all natural forms. The utilities used to create this work of art have more benefits than drawbacks. Canvases and oil paints are easier to depict mythical and heroic figures effectively because the paint can be applied thick which makes blending of colours easier to achieve. The linseed or walnut oil dries very slowly thus making it simple to revise the image. In addition, canvases are light and retain a glossy surface. The only challenge is to keep the brush strokes to a minimum, but the trace of an artist’s brush stroke like the one in this painting accentuated movement and naturalism.
This ‘oil on We can also see the use of black shades to create a hole at the bottom part of the rock. With his excellent use of colors, we can identify the good, healthy and green grass from the bad, unhealthy, brown grasses. Looking beyond the main focus of the painting, he uses colors to separate the sky from the land in the background creating a solid form of perspective on the painting. He also uses colors to create water forms as seen behind the young character. Now, for the sky, he uses shades of white to magnificently differentiate the thick clouds from the light ones. He also uses this to create a source to light to the whole area. All these put together creates a splendid, realistic and familiar atmosphere for the viewers to relate with.
Vincent Van Gogh: Artist Paper Vincent Van Gogh did not become famous until after his death at the age of 37 in July of 1890. He was born in March of 1853. Van Gogh would be known as a troublesome boy who kept to himself and went on long walks through the country side. His mother Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Father Theodorus (Dorus) Van Gogh struggled to understand their eldest son, this constant struggle would shape their relationship and Van Gogh’s life for years to come.
Vincent Willem van Gogh is considered as one of the most renowned artist/painter in history, but like many others, his legacy and talent was brought to light after his death. While suffering from mental illness and poverty throughout his life, he was still able to capture the essence of beauty and color through his expressionistic, abstract technique as well as influence in Japanese art. His works accumulate to 2,100, consisting of 860 oil paintings, and more than 1,300 watercolor, drawings, and sketches. Van Gogh, being a post-impressionist artist, is stated to be the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt. Van Gogh’s work is now recognized by many; from his art being sold for little to nothing, is now sold for millions.
Principles of Design: • The focal point of the painting is the sun-drenched valley and river. The emphasis comes from the diagonal of the tree to the left that directs the view of the scene down the valley toward the farmland.
Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognized artists in the world. Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands. Van Gogh was born into a family of six children in which his father was a pastor and his mother was an artist. He was named after his stillborn brother who died exactly one year before he was born.
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