Chacon, Melissa Professor Folland Art History 72 11 December 2011 "View of the Yosemite" Thomas Hill (1829- 1908) was one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. He produced many fine paintings of California and is most known for the beauty of the American mountain scenery. In 1853, he studied portraiture and every day, genre- scene painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. According to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, during the summer of 1854, Hill visited the White Mountains in New Hampshire, where he met and painted with several artists associated with the Hudson River School. The school was known for their romantic depictions of the American landscape.
It helps by making the most important part of the picture stand out to the viewers and capturing their attention. There are three main paintings done by Degas, Renoir, and Monet—a few of the painters that helped build up Impressionism to a point of prominence—that contain all of these characteristics. In Edgar Degas’ painting, Prima Ballerina, the most important part of it is the ballerina. Degas was able to make this quite obvious by blurring and distorting the people and scenery behind her. Degas also used very light pastel colors in the background to make the ballerina stand out more in the painting, as well as making her seem like she is letting off light and making the work seem, in general, much more relaxing and carefree.
The sculptures were magnificent being able to pay close advertency to the detail. I extremely enjoyed my visit to the DMA and look forward to going back another time. The first piece of artwork I selected was “The Conversion of Saint Paul” by Benjamin West in 1786. This particular work of art is beautiful oil on canvas painting depicting the conversion of St. Paul, one of the fathers of the Christian church. The short caption that I read near the painting
He sure has mastered it because to me it flawless. There is just something about the painting that I catch myself staring, it’s just so beautiful. The Three paintings I chose were all unique in my eyes but had a couple of similarities as well. First off I found out that architectural and landscape paintings were very popular in the 19th century and the three artist I chose were landscapists. They also painted a lot of architectural paintings as well.
There were a lot of impressionism artists, who I knew such as Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude-Oscar Monet, and Auguste Rodin and their works, which were very famous. Among others I liked Degas’ works, because he drew very girlish and romantic at least in my eyesight. Especially, there are 4 works, which described dancer, appealed to me. This work name is Dancers in the Rotunda at the Paris Opera, 1895, Edgar Degas. It is attractive to me.
I have chosen to compare and contrast Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings of sunflowers. Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh were famous impressionist painters. Impressionist painters broke away from the traditional styles of painting. Like all impressionist painters, Van Gogh and Monet preferred to paint outdoors concentrating on landscapes and the many subjects in life around them. Monet and Van Gogh chose the subject of sunflowers for two of their most famous still life paintings and even though both depict the same type of flower, their painting styles are completely different.
The second one is Vincent Willem van Gogh because I like some of his paintings very much. His paintings were full of deep passion and emotion, and the colors he used are bold and vivid. Therefore, I wonder how he painted these paintings and why he committed suicide in 1890. The final person I want to meet is Maurice Ravel, a talented French musician who is known for his impressionist music. He composed many brilliant music works such as Bolero, Piano concert for the left hand and so on.
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.
Picasso developed Cubism along with another artist, George Braque. The two artists worked side by side during the cubism period. The painting has what you would call a “broken mirror” effect and is considered to be a characteristic of abstract. The geometric shape makes the paintings more pleasing to the eye is a good reason why Picasso’s paintings were so costly. When you can’t take your eyes off of a painting, it is surely reason enough to want to own it.
Artists of the Impressionism Era used strokes that were short and visible, which included smears, dots, and commas. Impressionists wanted to capture the essence of their subjects. Some say that Claude Monet’s painting, “Impression, Sunrise”, gave this era its name, but there was a critic that stated that the piece was an “impression” and not quite a finished piece of art. (Claude Monet, 2015). A2: Post Impressionism The Post Impressionism Era began between 1880 and 1910.