Wednesday, December 4, 2013
This is a painting by Johannes Vermeer entitled "Girl With A Pearl Earring" which is an oil on canvas completed circa 1665. The painting depicts a portrait of a girl who has a rather confused look on her face as if she has just seen something that has stunned her. As the name of the painting implies, Vermeer uses the pearl earring as the focal point of the painting. I chose this painting because I loved how simple the colors were, the browns and blues give the painting a very relaxed feeling which matches the expression of the girl. I also loved how the background is completely black which helps the audience to focus more on the small details in the painting such as the pearl earring.
"Supermarket of Style"
The artist used an object widely known and added bright colors. Each colors are organized in a manner where each color compliments each other. The colors are bright and appealing to the eye. It makes an object that is so simple turn into art. I also like he incorporated the original Campbell's soup can in the top right region.
I chose the painting Vase with Red Poppies. It is a still life done by Vincent Van Gogh. The medium is oil on canvas. The size is 56 by 46.5 centimeters. The painting was created in 1886. I like how vivid the red flower petals are. They contrast well with the green stems and buds. The dark background and foreground highlight the flowers and vase. I also like how the background is painted in a circular motion around the flowers.
This painting is an oil on canvas done in 1881-1882. I really enjoyed this painting because of the amount of detail put into it. My favorite part is how much detail is in the background. I like how the background is the mirror and the man in the background that is talking to the bartender is supposed to be the viewer. I like the use of brushstrokes and the designs put into each aspect of the painting.