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.
Cezanne, "Mont Sainte-Victoire," 1902-04, Oil on Canvas
oil on canvas
The card players is actually a series of paintings with a varying number of players in each picture. This piece in particular was sold for $250-300 million dollars, making it the most expensive piece of art ever sold. I enjoy the colors the most in the painting. However, I don't like how the card players' heads are so small in comparison to their bodies.
Mary Cassatt- Girl With a Bango
I picked this portrait because it was an awsome example of realism. I think the dudes hair is cool and if I could grow faceial hair I would emulate this! I really didn't get much feedback on Facebook. That might be because I put up a lot of different things so few people notice.
This is an oil on canvas painting by Edgar Degas entitled "Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall". Degas painted this is 1886. He is known for his fascination with ballet and ballet dancers in his artwork. This painting has an intriguing use of light and shading and I like how his paintings look so realistic. It features three ballerinas as the subjects. I find it interesting that none of the balerinas are looking at the artist/viewer. The painting has the feeling of being unposed for. The soft colors of the painting really set the scene of the girls being so young an innocent. I liked this painting because it reminded me of when I was a dancer.
Breakfast in Bed
I chose this painting because I think that the expression on the face of the mother really make you feel emotion. I also like all the white that is used and how it contrasts to the warmness of the faces. The shading on the pillows and bed creates a realistic image. I like Cassatts work and think she portrays realistic images.
I chose this painting by Alexander Sheversky mainly because I like the use of light and shadows. The use of light really brings the painting to life. I also like the ballet dancers bright red costume. This vibrant color draws a lot of attention to the character in the painting. My favorite aspect of the painting is how real the painting actually looks. It almost looks like a photograph.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Goya uses a lot of black and brown to give a few of shadowing that shows how dark of a person the creature eating his son is. The eyes are wild while the body of the son being eaten is mutilated. There isn't any head, only a body looking like a slab of meat just cut.
This is Leonardo da Vinci's "The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right" and can be seen at the Met. The medium is black chalk, charcoal, and red chalk. It was completed from about 1508 to 1512. The reason I chose this portrait was because I have never seen this work by da Vinci before. I rather look at his works done in charcoal and chalk rather than paintings. He really enforces the use of light, which came very good and detailed.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Dinner Table, 1897 - Henri Matisse
Oil on Canvas
This painting by Henri Matisse caught my attention mainly because of the detail on the table. Theres a lot going on in the painting yet its very simple. I like the use of colors because of how vibrant they are.
Three flags a 1958 painting by American artist Jasper Johns. However, this flag has 48 stars instead of 50 which represented the U.S. states then. I like how this painting even tells history. I also really like how it looks three dimensional as if the painting is coming out of the paper. He took something as simple as the American flag and made a painting of it into something so eye-catching. The painting was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City for $1 million in 1980, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is a type of painting that will never go out of style and shows extreme patriotism.