Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Gorge near Amalfi
Gorge near Amalfi by Carl Blechen is a 2D work of art. It is an oil painting on canvas. The painting is realistic and representational because the artist shows how this scene would look like in real life. He shows the shadowing as it would be in real life because there is a mountain on the left side of the painting preventing the light to shine on it. The work shows a scene from nature and three men cutting down a tree. There also looks to be a house or some type of building that produces smoke or heat. The men cutting down the tree could be gathering fire wood as it looks like that is how the building is heated as illustrated by the smoke. The men probably got to the tree by the bridge crossing over the water.