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.
The authour wants the reader’s attention to be first drawn to the red tree, so the red tree is presented in bright colours where as the surrounding backing is presented in dark and dull colours. Body language is another technique used by the authour, the girl is continuously presented with her head down this technique is used to represent sadness and disappointment it gives the reader the sense that the girl does not belong at this point of time. A visual metaphor is also used, the red tree has lost its leaves, they are scattered throughout the pages of the picture book, and this is used to represent a lack or shortening of time. Symbolism is one of the main techniques used as the picture book does not consist of any words. In this text powerful images, with few words, are used to express the young girls state of being.
The girl’s nightgown is white. This white color is also used in the top of the dresser behind the girl and also in the pitcher and bowl that is standing on the dresser. Also, although the girl’s skin is not the same saturation of white as the other objects are, her skin is very pale, which makes it seem like a repeating color. The repeating color seems to make the white tones flow together in a smooth rhythm. Another repeated color in this painting is brown, different saturations which are used a lot in the background of the painting.
Yhadira Tacury ENG 096 10:00 10/29/09 2nd Paper “The Flowers” “Flowers” is an appropriate title for Alice Walker’s short story, because she found a wild pink rose. The wild pink rose is different from the other flowers she picked. Myop’s reaction to the dead man is significant because a wild pink rose is growing on the dead man’s head. Flowers can represent happiness and love, kindness and gentleness, along with death and sorrow. Happiness and love are beautiful feelings.
The subjects she created, which mainly included landscapes, bones, and flowers, were developed in a series; and, upon these, she developed further series of the same subjects. Georgia O'Keeffe was able to create the most intricate detail, colour shadows, lighting, and distinct nuances, in every art form that she developed on a canvas. The subjects she created, which mainly included landscapes, bones, and flowers, were developed in a series; and, upon these, she developed further series of the same subjects. She did not go through many changes in art forms like other artists; in fact, she painted the landscapes, flowers, and animal bones which were found around her studio, and her work was highly praised. New Mexico and New York, along with Lake Georgia, were the most popular design scenes, as these were the locations she resided during her career.
There are also a few green trees painted against the otherwise dark background. There is even a human skull on the rock next to where St. Francis is kneeling in prayer. De Zurbaran was able to create the illusion of depth through his use of extreme differences in light and dark colors, otherwise called “chiaroscuro.” The use of contour lines also enhances the detail in the painting. The curvilinear lines in St. Francis robe and body add to the soothing and relaxing feel that I get from the painting. The artist has layered what appears to be short
The background is a repetition of squares and in the center of the square the image of Aunt Jemima is placed. The picture that is being used of Aunt Jemima is a picture where she has a white bandana over her hair and her face in the picture is of her with a very big smile. Aunt Jemima looks very happy in the picture that is being used to form the pattern for the background. The background has a bright red color with a black print on the bottom of the square and both colors are significant because one is a primary color and the other color is a color that doesn’t reflect the light. The square also has a tint of white which lightens up the red into a lighter red, making the texture in the art work look a little old.
Robin Jenkins first shows you how different the little girl is, “red eyed dissenter”. This shows that the little girl could be angry or has maybe been crying. I think Jenkins has used ‘dissenter’ to identify Margaret as different from everyone else suggesting her loneliness and isolation from the others. Loneliness is a theme throughout ‘Flowers’ which shows that life can be very unpleasant especially if you are alone. The theme of loneliness continues when, after Miss Laing tells the children to go pick flowers they all “scamper off” but the little girl doesn’t.
This painting was finished in 2000. The painting is a bark painting and the materials used for the painting were natural pigments painted on flattened eucalyptus bark. The techniques used were cross hatching, bark flattening, passing down the techniques and knowledge of Aboriginal painting and geometric design. The size of the painting is 157 x 63 cm, which is considered irregular. The bark painting Yawkyawk is a picture of a girl who has a fishtail.
“Oh beautiful” (690). She is now filled with hope. It’s like she is getting out. Apart of her is spreading and growing. She starts shedding her gardening “costume”, gloves, men’s hat, that was covering her up and we begin to see her as pretty.