Arts 1301/5009 Critique paper The piece of work that caught my eye the most at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston was that of Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse, a French artist, painted this piece in 1911. It is a portrait that is known to have been dedicated to “Olga Merson” who was a student of his. ”. The artwork caught my attention because of the blend of wonderful and brilliant color, and also because I found an odd features on it (two black lines), which makes it stand out of the norm.
It shows the four different shades that the mascara is available in on the side to try to get the target audience attention. Cover Girl is known for their bold advertising using beautiful women with flawless faces. On this particular ad the advertiser choose Rihanna as a model because she is young beautiful and adds sex appeal plus she’s very popular in the music business right now. In this ad, Cover Girl claims that this product will lift up your eyes and give you 4 time’s brighter eyes. Exact Eyelight has a reflecting metallic and a hint of tint that turns out your blue, brown, hazel, and green eyes in the blink of an eye.
The bottle is pretty, so in wearing this it would make you feel more beautiful and womanly, much like the young actress in ad. The way the bottle has different shades of pinks mixes the softness of it with the sexiness that comes in wearing this product. The bottle’s color is not the only reason you are attracted to
Art Appreciation HUM1020 “To Reflect” by Shahzia Sikander November 16, 2012 “To Reflect” by Shahzia Sikander In this essay, I will evaluate and offer a critical analysis of “To Reflect” (2004) by the contemporary artist, Shahzia Sikander. The work of art, done in miniature, is one of Ms. Sikander’s more obscure paintings, but is a glamorous boudoir piece with great aesthetics, worth a second look, viewable at: http://dailyimprint.blogspot.com/2008/02/out-and-about-mind-bending-art.html (Walton). The seductive beauty of this painting goes beyond the lady’s partially covered body; both her mood and pose is sexy, innocent, and a bit mysterious, a great accomplishment in the world of art today. On a pink background, the painting shows a curvy young lady, posing in a sitting position with her legs curled underneath. Dressed in little more than white beads, possibly pearls, they layer her neck and drape from her head to her shoulders like a long sheer veil.
Unlike Olan, Lotus is viewed as beautiful. She has a "small pointed face and round eyes, the shape of apricots"(180). In Wang Lung's eyes Tunis 2 "she was not flesh and blood but the painted picture of a woman"(180). She has "hands so small and bones so fine and fingers so pointed with long nails stained the color of lotus buds, deep and rosy"(179). Lotus has bound feet, which were found to be very sexually appealing in Chinese culture and showed signs of wealth and beauty.
The theme of fantasy is employed in the ad as an effective vehicle to deliver the ad’s appeals and to manage possible objections over the inevitable depiction of the model as a sex object, Chanel has been a supplier of luxury goods to affluent, high-status women for the last century. The brand certainly has been around to witness women’s evolving roles in society, from roles that were traditionally domestic to those now outside of the home and family: women are now leaders of state, CEO’s, fighter pilots and firefighters. The ad seems to antithesize the ideals of women’s independence and strength by displaying a nude model draped over the top curve of a giant Chance bottle. The model is covered, barely, with red and pink rose petals, and she is accessorized--a pair of expensive gold heeled sandals, and a dark-haired Casanova nuzzling her neck. Unlike the cool, dark, shades used to convey drama and sophistication in other Chanel campaigns,
First, she is not as beautiful as her sister Ismene, and yet there is a sense of elegance about this look. In my production, however, I would choose to not tie at the mid-calf simply because the dress would be more flowly and have a more feminine touch at the end. I do prefer the drapery to go somewhat over the head, as in the image, simply because it gives a more innocent approach to a character. I do like how everything is covered head to toe on Antigone, and overall, I think that having a lot of drapery is the best way to depict Antigone’s character. 2) Ismene http://www.theoi.com/Gallery/O19.2.html This image portrays Ismene in a different light than as she would appear in Antigone, to me at least.
It seems that Giotto used Ciambue’s work as a framework for his painting, and improved upon it. In Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned, the body of the Virgin Mary is full and assertive. Her clothing drapes in such a way that it seems to cling to her body. Giotto emphasizes this by creatively outlining the bosom of Mary with the silk drapery. The Virgin and Child are also the most prominent figures in the painting.
INFLUENCES ON FRIDA KAHLO The European Renaissance, Mexican culture, and the Pre- Columbian and Mythology culture, of her time period all had a profound impact on Kahlo’s work and served as a major influence to various paintings. Each of Kahlo’s portraits perfects a style that allows her to hide her emotional life behind a maslike face. Allowing her to negotiate a way to exist, and position herself in the world. In the beginning of Frida’s artistic career, she had no style of her own and her paintings reflected the themes and styles of other artists that she admired. “Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress” was Frida’s first self portrait in 1926.
“A person who describes something as beautiful insists that everyone ought to give the object in question his approval and follow suit.” Plato, one of the earliest philosophers to concern himself with beauty, defined it as a “property intrinsic in objects” which could be measured in “purity, integrity, harmony and perfection.” Definitions of beauty in the 20th century, when referring to human physical beauty, are nearly always constructed in terms of outward appearance and sexual attractiveness. Nancy Baker's definition is The Beauty Trap is more concerned with intangible personal qualities. “A truly beautiful woman makes the best of her physical assets but, more importantly, she also radiates a personal quality which is attractive.” InBeauty In History, Arthur Marwick defines a human