It creates a balance between the two sides (bottom) of the portrait. There is a contrast between light and dark. The chiaroscuro technique which involves the use of smaller amounts of shadow especially around her face. The bright colors used are definitely the first thing that please me the most in this artwork. Color is fragmented
The only materials used in Julian Beever’s art works are chalk and masking tape. Julian also includes humans in his work to make the artwork even more convincing and real looking. He uses the chalk as his base, he uses it as his coloured pencil on paper, just on the pavement. The style of art he uses is trompe loeil, what does this mean? Trompe loeil, meaning to deceive the eye.
By stepping closer, the texture that is created the by short, thick brushstrokes of paint can be observed. The impasto technique creates a unitary-textured canvas surface with no clear contour of objects. The vagueness makes the painting more fluid and better able to capture the light and air of the landscape. The contrast between the smoothly painted sky and the rough surface makes the focal point on the brightest and most vauge part where the paint is textured and heavily layered. The short brush strokes allow various colors to exist side-by side with little mixing, which together create a vibrant surface and optical mixing of colors.
What I enjoyed the most from this painting is its great size as well as its variety of objects and figures, which open your mind and allow you to use your imagination. This painting also caught my attention because it is painted in a wall, that has some crack and bumps, which gives you a scary sensation and creates a tense environment. I considered it very interesting because as you get closer to the picture, you find more details that amazes you and adds to your eagerness of knowing the message and the behind it. The message delivered by this painting is very complex, which can be understood in different way, depending on the point of view and perspective. The colors being used are all dark colors, especially green and dark blue that creates a cold, dark, gloomy, negative which work very well in the world of mythology or an unreal world.
Sonia Delaunay Delaunay-trek, Sonia (born November 14, 1885, Gradizhsk, Ukraine, Russian empire [now Ukraine]-died December 5, 1979, Paris, France. Russian painter, illustrator, and textile designer who was a pioneer of abstract art in the years before World War I. Delaunay grew up in St. Petersburg. She studied drawing in Karlsruhe, Germany, and in 1905 moved to Paris, where she was influence by the postimpressionists and fauvists (a loose group of early twentieth century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and it is a French word for the wild beasts). She married the artist Robert Delaunay by which time she was painting the style known as Orphism, which involved the melodious combinations of pure colors. She used different kind of materials in her artwork for example unique gouache, tracing paper, unique colored crayon and pencil on paper, original woven wool, original gouache and pochoir on paper and some other materials I didn’t mention.
A concave lens “caves in’ in the middle, so it is thin in the middle and thick on the outer edges. Light rays passing through concave lenses spread out, so objects look smaller through concave lenses. Concave lenses are used in cameras and eyeglasses for near-sighted people. The magnifying power of a lens is related to its shape. There are many useful devices that form images by refraction, such as eyeglasses, cameras, binoculars, microscopes, and telescopes.
Her eyes have looks of hopelessness, nervousness, fear, paranoia, as well as irritation. The stare does not look friendly; it is a rather cold and insecure stare. Light colored objects stand out very effectively against darker backgrounds, the bordering darkness giving the emphasis on the lighter objects. Her light green irises truly stand out against her tan skin, which also seems smudged with dirt, along with her dark and defined eye lashes and eyebrows. The subject being right in the middle of the frame creates a very balanced picture.
Mrs. Flowers Reading the excerpt “Mrs. Flowers” by Maya Angelou evokes two of the five senses possessed by man. Her expressive use of the words used to paint a picture of her recollections of Mrs. Flowers and her home present a very real illusion to her readers.
Photographs are often richly filled with symbols, some which are very recognizable while others need you to study the photograph a little further. Szarkowski claims that symbols can reveal depths of undiscovered meaning which would help the viewer fully understand its content: 'If photographs could not be read as stories, they could be read as symbols' (Szarkowski, 1966 p.8) In both images by Crewdson and Hardy consists of a mirror which is positioned so you initially notices it. 'Among all the objects endowed with symbolic significance, the mirror hold a position of privilege. Its ambiguity and multiplicity of meanings are reflected in the extraordinarily rich iconography that has been attempting to represent it from the Middle Ages to the present day.' (Battistini , 2002 p. 138).
Time and the representation of time is a central subject for modernist artists – remember Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, which seeks to show simultaneity. - Find (the) two passages in the fifth and sixth paragraphs which also aim at showing simultaneity and describe the stylistic features of these passages. - In one moment, a rose is a rose, but in the next moment – it’s also a rose, but maybe it’s looking differently? - Page 6 – A lot of things happens on the same time. Till “In this moment of June” – Stream of consciousness.