"Oriental Poppies" almost looks like a close up photograph. O’Keeffe’s painting incorporated photographic techniques such as cropping and close-ups. This oil painting is an explosion of radiant colors on canvas, lending a compelling effect. O'Keeffe used dazzling red and orange as the main color of the petals. The skillful shading and smooth finish of the petals draw attention to the vibrancy of the flowers.
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.
She is seated only slightly off-center, but due to the high-key color of her dress and skin, is the dominant part of the painting. The dress that is draped over her entire body is pure white, a strong contrast to the majority of her surroundings, including Daphnis himself who is entirely much darker and more in the shadows than she. Beyond just the light and dark contrast, there are noticeable shapes in the painting that draw the eye to Chloe. The tree behind her is very dark, but in each corner of the painting the leaves part, allowing the blue sky behind to be seen. These areas are very small, but both of the breaks in the branches move inward at a diagonal, creating a triangle that points to the young couple, the young woman in particular.
This drawing was drawn on light blue paper. Degas used the dry media pastel. The drawing has some visual texture in the form of pattern. The womans dress has vertical stripes on her dress in red and green that catch the eye. This balance creates heavy visual weight for eye to follow up to her face.
If the painting were to be cut in half we would be able to see approximately the same amount of lilies on one side as well as the other. This would also be true for the young native girl, the way her feet are positioned and the extension of her arms allows to see how symmetrical the painting is. The painting also has many organic lines and shapes; the massive flowers have curved lines and are two-dimensional. On the other hand the stems of the lilies have vertical lines, the vertical lines make our eyes look up at the large lilies. On the other hand the scale and proportion of the lilies are not accurate to reality.
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. Van Gogh was considered to be more post-impressionist than Monet. Van Gogh was also considered to be an expressionist. Van Gogh moved to France and rented a house and began panting seaside landscapes, portraits and the Sunflower series. His paintings reveal his emotions and sensations and are expressionist in nature.
The daughter is just the same, but her big, bluish eyes really accentuate her youthfulness. The colors all work together to unify the painting. The artist creates a background of earth-tones to highlight the golden-red of the woman’s dress and the white of the daughter’s dress pops against the red drawing focus to the young subject. Light is very present in the artwork. The brightness of the painting brings the viewer’s gaze to the pale-skinned woman and her child and really highlights the features in their face, such as their rosy cheeks.
A couple of his artworks for example, “The family, 1941” and “The visitation, 1941” were among his early collection. Both of these pieces were very similar in style: the paintings were abstract, however, were drawn to scale. He painted the people to have comparable, dominating features: long flat noses, full lips and dark skin. In “The visitation, 1941,” the visual point is the faces of the two women. Their expression is one of sadness or maybe confusion.
Utamaro was well known and very famous for his wood block prints. Many of his designs consisted of Geisha or women in general. It is believed that he was born to the owner of a tea house, which means he would have been exposed at a very young age to the ways of the Geisha. He became very popular in France, especially among the impressionists artists for his ability to paint partial views, with light and shades. This poem is about a young geisha who is preparing herself for her nightly outing.
He’s painting “woman and Bicycle”, he painted a picture of a large woman whose throat is slashed. Pop art which is short for popular art came about in the mid 1950’s in Britain, it was known also as the visual movement. It migrated to the United States by the early 1960’s. This movement was based on ordinary objects, everyday objects and/or items that are easy recognized such as logos, fashion and advertising, things that one would see in magazines. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), was an American leading artist in the pop movement.