As the viewer’s gaze lingers on this central image, his/her eyes reluctantly and painfully follow the path of the crimson red blood that spurts out of Christ’s body and so naturally trickles down his arms into a pool at the base of the cross. The red bole that seeps through the cracked gold background seems to intensify this action. The pale grayish hue of Christ’s tortured skin morbidly conveys his lifelessness.
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
One of the most effective principles Paolo de Matteis uses in this painting is his use of lines and invisible lines to direct the viewer’s attention to the child in his mother’s arms. The shepherds and their animals, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph are all instances of invisible lines in this painting, as their outstretched hands and lines of vision are all pointing to the baby Jesus. For example, the three women and the child kneeling to the bottom right side of the manger are all staring or pointing to the upper left, toward Jesus. Moving to the upper right corner of the painting, the ox and the donkey are directing their gaze to the bottom left, once again at Jesus. The two men to the right of the animals also point in that direction. In the top and center, Mary and Joseph watch their child, creating yet another invisible line pointing toward the point of emphasis, while the angels
from the true story and emphasized the faith they have for God. “Protestant art focused on humble depictions of biblical scenes and moralistic depictions of contemporary everyday
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The painting has some bright colors on the clothes of the people. The colors of the clothes are mostly pink, blue or red. The background of the entire piece is gold as well as the frame it is in. The frame is very detailed in the spirals and branching off decorative pieces, it looks like the opening to a cathedral. The people are drawn out very well, 22 people in the entire painting. The painting is a 2D painting as well. The lines on the clothing make it look realistic as well as the facial expressions of those in the paintings. The lighting is very bright making it look almost regal. The entire background of the painting is entirely gold. There are also gold highlights in the shape of circles circling everyone's heads in the painting. The painting itself is not too big, not more than 1-2 feet in length and 3 feet in height with the frame included. In the picture there are a lot of objects, there are two musicians with a violin and a harp. Other objects include books, most likely Bibles, a cross, a crown, a huge cathedral like stage that Mary and Jesus sit upon, and possibly a sword.
A painting captures a single moment. Most of the time, the audience does not see what happens before and after the moment of the piece, but Rembrandt’s Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee is his depiction of Mark 4:35:39, a story that most children learn in Sunday School. Mark 4:35-36 tells the moments before the storm: “On that day, when evening had come, He told them, ‘Let’s cross over to the other side of the sea.’ So they left the crowd and took Him along since He was already in the boat. And other boats were with Him” (The Bible). Rembrandt fabricates the scene of verse 37 and 38: “A fierce windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking over the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But He was in the stern, sleeping
When I see the painting the shape is symmetric in the sense that there are the same amount of people on both sides of Jesus. The genre of this painting is Christian art.There are also four panels on both sides of the walls. In my opinion, the target audience that this painting was intended for are those who are believers of Christ. I feel this way because I think that this painting portrays the event that is talked about in the bible in the scripture Matthew 26, verse 21 where Jesus says “…"Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.". He then continues in verse 23 saying, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me”. In the painting, you can clearly see the man two seats away from his right reaching for the bowl at the same time as Christ. This event lead to the Holy Eucharist, also known as communion or the Lord’s Supper where Christ takes the bread which was to symbolize his body and wine which was to symbolize his
Many artists have created visual interpretations of scriptures such as Reverand Mark Hewitt - Day of Pentecost. This painting is an accurate representation of Acts 2, as Reverand Mark Hewitt displays this through his use of colours whilst conveying strong emotions. 'Day of Pentecost' is most suited to the local Parish as this painting clearly represents the Holy Spirit.
In the painting titled “Post Apocalypse” by an unknown artist it falls under a landscape painting. There is no sort of balance in this painting, all of the colors look bland and boring and have no depth to them. The only thing that remotely catches my eyes when I look at the painting is the birds flying, but that’s really it. Looking at the painting it’s hard to tell if there is water in the distance or you’re looking at the blue sky. In this painting the main emphasis that I see is the dead two dead trees painted in the front that are almost identical. Another point of emphasis I see in the painting is the birds flying into the distance. The reason they can be a point of emphasis is because they are rather large for being far away and very
It shows the moment that Jesus tells Matthew to follow him and become one of his apostles. The main characters in this painting are Matthew, Jesus, and Peter. There are five young men seated counting money. They are all armed and dressed in fancy clothes. The room they are in almost looks like an old tavern.
The painting, “Baptism of Pocahontas” was commissioned in 1837. John Gadsby Chapman installed the painting in November of 1840. This painting was created during a time when the United States was forcefully expanding westward and had implemented a policy to remove the Indian tribes off their lands. One example of incorporating religious content and context includes Chapman’s focus on the religious ceremony of baptism. This inclusion illustrates the belief among white Americans of this period that Native Americans could be integrated into the white civilization. Pocahontas’ choosing to receive baptism exemplified the promises of this assimilation. Although the painting depicts Pocahontas’ noble acceptance of English religion and culture,
The art has various characters in it. Here, three characters are highlighted and made a little bigger that other where we can easily guess that the top person is Christ and the rest
The painted scene takes place moments after John the Baptist is decapitated. The background is tranquil, clean and organized. In the background there is a man casually walking in the near distance. Additionally, there is a sky of blue, a checkered ground and four more individuals. The individuals
Quentin Metsys was born in Louvain in 1466. He later settled in Antwerp, where he is mentioned in 1491 as a master, and where he died in 1530. At that time, the town was a major trading center and rapidly became the principal city for commerce between northern and southern Europe. Portuguese and Spanish merchants and powerful Italian bankers visited Antwerp for trade, making the bustling city the economic capital of Europe. One consequence of the presence of merchants from all over Europe using a variety of currencies was that large numbers of moneylenders and money changers set up shop in the towns where most of the foreigners traded, such as Bruges and, above all, Antwerp. This famous painting by Metsys, once owned by Rubens, is set in one of these cities.The two subjects are depicted half-length, seated behind a table.