"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.
Therefore when we make painting of water, cloud then it is an art, but when a person look at reality of water and clouds is not art. There are different aspects of art such as narrative, expression, and formal. A formal aspect of art is anything that has lines, shapes, values, color, texture, pattern, rhythm, balance, scale, proportion, and motion. Formal quality of art is based on the values of people, their culture and the way of people’s thinking. There are different types of arts and those arts can be compared and contrasted in one way or the other.
The lighting helps the viewers to see more details of the work, in terms of settings, narratives, characters and objects. The dim and soft tone with the shade at the background, gives an extra depth to the painting, which makes the whole setting more natural and
The Trinisity was made sometime between 1425-1427, it is a fresco and is aligned pretty close in relationship to the lines and perspective of the room it was located at the time, almost as an entrance facing the painting to enhance the tromp l' oeil effect. The Trinity unlike the The Mérode Altarpiece was most likely built for public use as there seems to have been an altar mounted as a shelf between the upper and the lower sections of the fresco. This piece really emphasizes the "reality" it was trying to portray. Not a lot is known of the commission, there is no document naming the patrons of this
Brian Tracy, an American TV host once said, “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” In this passage from the book The Great Gatsby, Tom Buchanan’s control has a negative effect on the house and the people in it, and how everything is artificial. This passage is about the narrator’s impression of the house, and the people in it. This passage is divided into three main parts which are, the general idea and the view of the house, more detail of the room once inside, and the detail of the people in the room. Space, movement, and sound are the three key elements that better describe all three parts of
The variety of Slate colors and its ruff texture makes it an ideal material for interior decoration. It is often used to cover a wall in a room to create a focal point, or for flooring which gives the feeling of nature and age. Slate is also used in many modern decorative pieces such as this simple but elegant small stainless steel coffee table fireplace with a gray slate base; designed by the designer Wahrmann Gido (fig.1). Another idea of modern designs is the Slate Slab Waterfall (fig.2). The color variation and patterns on the slate slab together with the light and water, plays a vital role in the appearance of the slate slab fountain.
Did it ever occur that making a few simple changes in the room’s color scheme or furniture layout could bring about positive energy and a sense of balance? An interior space can have a sizable impact on a person’s behavior. By understanding and unifying all the concepts of design: Color, Texture, Size, Space, furniture placement, etc., a space can be created that promotes a sense of tranquility, positive energy and improves a person's well-being. A perfectly balanced space creates a harmony between the physiological, psychological and physical state. (Reddy & Karmakar 2012.)
Modernist ideology in art revolves around the dichotomy between limitation and freedom. The avant-garde movement in the early to mid-20th century manifested this concept by breaking suppositions and typical expectations regarding a specific art form from within the boundaries themselves. A way in which this was achieved was by creating works that were bound within the limitations of their medium, but self-reflectively so, explicitly referencing its material and art medium. There are limits to what art within a specific medium can do; for example, no matter how much depth appears to be shown, a painting is flat by the nature of its medium of paint on canvas. Instead of attempting to hide these limitations modernist artists glorified them and made these limits one of the focal points of their work.
However it is stated as a “ set of trends in the art world that question, among other things, concepts of authenticity, authorship and the idea of style progression (Sturken and Cartwright 2009, 454). Jackson Pollock’s painting is defined as a modern artwork as it portrays the characteristics of modernism that are; truth to materials, autonomy and innovation while, Hans Rudi Giger’s sculpture and Banksy’s artwork is postmodern as it represents some of the characteristics of postmodernism that are; the truth cannot be known, makes references and not being true to their materials. A key characteristic of modernism is the concept of truth to materials. In a modern artwork you need to choose a right and appropriate material in which the particular idea is best expressed (Blond 2012). Figure 1 is a painting done by Jackson Pollock, who was an abstract expressionist.
Images never merely portray an authentic reality but instead they “inevitably betray the values of the culture in which they were created” (Howells, 2003: 70) Fig1.1: Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940, Oil on Canvas Fig. 1.2 Henry Ford Hospital (The Flying Bed), 1932, Oil on Metal This paper will begin with a brief introduction of visual studies, painting in particular and go on to establish the fact that visual images not merely imitate reality but also inform the real world. When one views a painting, it is not complete objective view. There is a very thin line between objectivity and mind working under influence of ideologies. Complex interworking of representation of perceived reality by the painter, ideological approach of the viewer is at play, both, striving to figure out the real.