Thursday, October 31, 2013
The painting above is titled "Sunflowers" by the famous French artist known as Claude Monet. He created this painting using oil on canvas. In this painting he brings the sunflower to life using realist images to portray his ideas. Although it is simple, Monet is still one of the very few still artist to execute a painting like this. Monets sunflower painting is similar to Van Gough's however, his sunflower painting is more detailed.
For this weeks blog I chose a Manet painting. I have never blogged about him before and I find his work very interesting. All of his paintings have a very specific style and I really like the color choices he used for this scene. His brush strokes are so cool especially when you look at the water. Everything within the painting can stand on its own and I really like how Monet is painting within the painting, its a very interesting concept.
I chose "Woman With A Hat" which is oil on canvas by Henri Matisse in 1905. This particular painting stuck out to me because of the multiple different colors used just to make a portrait of one person. It sticks out to me how even though he used non-skin colors in the face like the greens makes it abstract. I also had discovered it is actually depicts his wife.
Oil on canvas
This painting by Matisse is different than what I would expect from one of his pieces. The intricate details on the table and on the walls catch your attention and carry your eye to different parts of the painting.
After seeing this photo, and where it was taken, I found it so beautiful. The tree branch follows the form of the mountain range..even the direction of the tree is magnificent, almost surreal looking. I think the black and white makes the image all the more powerful with the contrasts as well.
This work is Moonwalk by Andy Warhol. The piece was done in 1987 and is a screen print.
I don't know if this work is in the book, but I figured since we were talking about color, I would go with a Warhol. His use of highly contrasting colors is typical for a later Warhol, but I chose this on in particular because I like the subject matter. He took an iconic symbol and put his own spin on it, which is both bold and different, ad for that I appreciate it.
I chose this photo because the movie we had watched in class really interested me. How he had transformed the various people and their lives by just taking garbage and recyclables and creating a magnificent work of art. By these people helping Vik Muniz transform and create the pictures. In the process he was changing these people's lives and how they felt about their jobs as garbage pickers. I liked this one the best because it shows the mother and her children and the expression on her face is depicted very well with the shading and edges.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Oil on panel
It is said that Pablo Picasso went through a "blue" period between the years of 1901 and 1904 after a friend of his committed suicide. This painting expresses a darker mood as a suffering sightless man is pictured by himself with nothing but his guitar. Although this work reflects the miseries of the outcasts of society at that time, I love the look of this painting. His use of a monochromatic blue palette all around the brown guitar creates a pop of color that is pleasing to the eye and makes you wonder why he chose to only keep the guitar it's actual color.
Boating on the Seine
Oil on Canvas
Renoir was an impressionist painter and you can tell from his style of painting. I chose this painting because of the colors. The orange boat against the blue river really make the painting strong and draw your eye in. I also like the effect that Renoir uses on the water. The light and dark areas in the water look like it is moving.
This is "Blue Dancers" by Edward Degas. It was was completed in 1899 and is pastel on paper. I enjoy works by Degas. He mostly does pictures of ballerinas. But in this particular picture you can see the tints and shades he created with the blue. Although many of his works may look the same, they are all different.