Friday, February 3, 2012
When an individual looks at art, they may see something completely different then what others perceive. This particular artwork is an abstract painting done an a two dimensional format. This painting is abstract because of its alterations with color, shape, and size. When one looks at the painting, they can interpret it to be whatever they want it to be. Personally, I see many abstract flowers, but someone else may see something else. I believe that this artwork is non-objective because you are not able to identify what it is actually representing and you are able to use your own imagination to create your own thoughts.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
This painting is made by a talented artist named Rob Hefferan. This is a realistic 2D oil painting and has nothing abstract in it since everything is identifiable. It's content is not complex, representing an exhausted and maybe even sad female. The texture and the details in this painting are phenomenal, whether its the sheets or what shes wearing, and even the covers and pillows. He uses very neutral color. This painting is very calming to the eye and although contains many details, it is not overpowering. This painting contains no symmetry.
The image that is shown is a realistic representational image because it shows the realism in an iceberg. The fact that you can see the bottom of the iceberg is a little abstract, however it is still realistic due to the fact that it is a real thing and the only reason the artist is showing the bottom is to be informative and show the viewer that there is more to be seen then just what meets the eye. The form of this image seems to be a large iceberg directly centered to add to the pictures effect that the iceberg is large. The image almost seems as though its a photograph however it has been edited because there is no way you could see the bottom of the iceberg through the frozen water. The blue in the iceberg really adds to the pictures form as well because everything in the picture is blue from the sky, to the water, to the actual iceberg itself. The context of this work tells me that this image must have been made sometime in recent history because a long time ago they did not have the digital technology to make this iceberg appear the way it is. This image truly interests me because it shows something that most people will never know in their entire lives unless a true artist shows them such as in this picture.
The Shipwreck is a 2D oil painting. This painting can be considered to be realistic and representational because the photo is not far from being what the actual scene would look like. In the painting you see three boats that seem to be taken over by harsh storms and rough waters they are traveling on. The colors are realistic and the textures of the water and the people are all realistic. I chose this photo because it is simple, but is very real looking. Also the simple blasts of color from the peoples clothing catches your eye. Great, simple painting that conveys a very realistic message.
- Alfonso Robles
- Melissa Mastrorilli
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This photograph represents a dancer or part or feeling in a theatrical work. The medium used here is clearly photography; and although simple, it says so many words. As for the composition of the photograph, she is placed in the center but the shape of her dress and lines of her body move the eye throughout the entire piece of art. Clearly the subject matter is the dancer and she tells her story through her movements and interpretive dance; however, the photograph does not give a hint to what specific story is being told.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Jean Baptiste Claude Richard in 1770. This is a representational painting and I'm not entirely sure about which kind of paint it is but I think it's oil. It is obviously representational because it shows these two girls much like they would look in the real world. As for the content, it looks like two French, wealthy little girls who are playing with their toys. There is some sort of horse on wheels they are both leaning on and underneath that, there is a doll. The further back one looks like she is telling her sister something but the sister is looking straight at whoever is painting them. There is also light shining on the girls, the front one in particular, making them the focus of the painting. I could see this painting being interpreted as symmetrical because there is some sort of protruding shape on either side with the girls heads in the middle. It has a very innocent and carefree feel to it, possibly reflecting the feelings of the children.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to one person, is dull or even hideous to the next. You know something is beautiful when a certain feeling comes over you when you look at it. This feeling could be love, scared, lonely, passion, etc. The point is that the work of art made you feel something, and therefore makes it beautiful to that particular person. This image is beautiful to me because it is out of the ordinary; beautiful art to me are things you dont see everyday.
This oil painting created by Gustav Klimt, portrays a man and a woman kissing and their close bodies looking like one unit. The form of the art work is 2d and the main focus points, the two people, are centered in the middle. I think the content of the piece shows how close this man and woman are, yet it is their relationship is undetermined; we don't know if they are married, dating, etc. It seems that they are both happy to see one another and the woman looks like she might be taller than the man if she were to stand up. The way they are dressed and painted seems like they might have to do with Greek gods and goddesses because of their flowing robes and the ivory and flowers on each of their heads. The composition is not very rigid, has a lot of space, and the free moving shapes the artist painted with allows the viewer to not take it too seriously. When I look at the painting I don't feel like I have to be quiet because the picture doesn't make the viewer tense up; it allows them to feel happy and carefree almost.
This is a 2D, oil on canvas paiting by Matisse entitled The Goldfish Bowl. I would consider the painting to be naturalistic because you can identify that it is a goldfish bowl on a table or dresser alongside some fruit, and what appears to be a bottle. I would consider it naturalistic because though the subject of the painting is identifiable, other elements, such as the newspaper(?) are not as clear. Also, it is not an exact representation. Matisse experiments with the form and color of the fish, the other subjects on the table, and the picture in the background. The style of the painting is similar to other Matisse paintings in that details are not clearly defined. The content of the work is a goldfish bowl on a dresser with other objects. I interpret this to be a quiet moment depicting everyday items that could be found in almost any home. This painting says that there are commonalities between everyone which can be found in the simple objects that are lying around our homes. The painting is currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
To anyone you question about this painting they will most likely tell you the paining is of clocks which are melting. However, people can interpret this painting in many ways. The painting is obviously a 2D form of art which was painted with oil on a canvas background. This style of painting would be considered abstract because of the way the clocks are painted they seem to alter what we perceive to be normal. The elements of this painting are composed in such a way where it seems as if a lot of the elements are either melting of slowly decomposing. I feel like art work is trying to represent how time can slowly melt away from us. The withering tree branch and carnage are both representations that a lot of time has gone by.
Monday, January 30, 2012
When I first asked myself what I thought was beautiful; all these images popped into my mine along with a myriad of others. I think life is beautiful. I think nature is beautiful. Did you ever just sit outside one day on a nice sunny day and look at the world around you; life is everywhere. Nature gives people a sense of life and peace. Nature is life and life is nature, whether it be a baby, an animal, or flowers; beauty is around everyone.
(Credit to my grandmother for her garden, my dog when he was a bit younger, and my baby cousin, who is always my favorite subject when I take pictures). [disclaimer: I am not a photographer, nor have nay skills; I just like to capture certain moments and things in my life]
I believe this is one of the most beautiful things in the entire world. This is a
picture of a marine reef somewhere in the world and nothing else is quite like it because it is individual and beautiful
in its own way. Each little part of the reef adds to the community and helps it thrive in its own way. Not only is it
visually beautiful but it is beautiful in the way that so much life comes from one little area. Even what just appears
to be rock and not have any life is actually currently a living organism. It actually blows my mind a little bit how it
really functions. But overall pictures and art overall about reefs are really amazing in my opinion just because you
can look at it a million different times and notice something new every time.