This brings the effect of realism generated by the painting. As I look at this piece of art, my eyes tend to drift to the area below the stems. It is as if am looking for a base but, they keep coming back to the pink flowers, which is the focal point (Pepperell 59). The green and pink colors are extremely intense and saturated and look natural. This is what makes the eyes go
Van Gogh included a texture gradient by painting the sunflowers closer therefore exhibiting the detailed surface. Although not real they look real and full in bloom before they started to wilt. The use of impasto on the colorfully radiant petals and stem shows the growth and robustness of the flowers when they were cut. Van Gogh used actual lines to create the petals, the lines are delicate and when used to outline and give the petals shape show the wilting nature of the sunflowers. An actual sunflower is composed of many small flowers crowded together which create a spiraling pattern.
1) Monocots are shorts for “Monocotyledons” which means plants whose embryo has one cotyledon; whereas, Eudicots (Eudicotyledons) carry embryo with 2 cotyledons. The cotyledons of eudicots supply nutrients for seedlings, but the cotyledons of monocots store some nutrients and act as a transfer tissue for nutrients stored elsewhere. Five key features are typically used to distinguish monocots from eudicots; a seed, arrangement of vascular tissue in roots, stems, and leaves, and number of flower parts. The seed has the reproductive structures that are protected from drying out, have male and female gametophytes which are reduced in size. In young dicot stems and stems (usually the upright, vertical portion of a plant transports substances to and the leaves) that do not increase in thickness, xylem and phloem are arranged in vascular bundles in the cortex.
The asparagus comes in three varieties: green, white, and purple. The green asparagus is the most common and is grown in flat beds exposed to sunlight. Since the asparagus is exposed to the sun it develops chlorophyll which provides it with the deep green color. White asparagus is grown covered in soil, not exposed to the sunlight, therefore lacking chlorophyll and the deep green color. The purple asparagus is exposed to the sunlight, contains chlorophyll and obtains its color through a pigment called anthocyanin.
Leotia lubrica, commonly referred to as a jelly baby, is a species of fungus in the family Leotiaceae. The species produces small fruit bodies up to 6 centimetres (2.4 in) in height, featuring a "head" and a stalk. Ochre tinted with olive-green in colour, the heads are irregularly shaped, while the stalk, of a similar colour, attaches them to the ground. The appearance can be somewhat variable and is similar to a number of other species, including Cudonia confusa, C. circinans, L. atrovirens and L. viscosa. L. lubrica was first validly described by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, but it was later transferred to Leotia by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon.
Clove oil Cloves are dried flower buds collected from the tree Syzygium aromaticum which is native to Indonesia. Cloves are used as a spice in many cuisines. Steam distillation of cloves yields oil which is composed of eugenol, acetyl eugenol and β-caryophellene. The typical spicy fragrance of cloves is mainly due to eugenol. Eugenol is an oily substance which is only slightly soluble in water and is soluble in organic solvents.
The background also has a fuzzy grey which occupies the edges of the focus on the flower. This links to an imitation of seeing a flower close-up. The vision would be blurred and congested around the fringe. She also uses a sophisticated method of shadowing which adds depth to the flowers petals. Instead of just shading the reds with shades of white and black to create tonal gradient, she uses carrot orange to perfect the petals adding three dimensional effects.
Zen thought and Zen Buddhism continue to have a major influence on Japanese garden design through the arrangement, technique and skill of the artist or gardener. Many of the gardens in the culture of Japan are influenced by Zen Buddhism or Zen thought. Almost all Japanese gardens are made up of rocks, water, and plants, that are carefully arranged to give the perception of a natural setting. Even when manmade structures are added like buildings and bridges they are carefully placed into the design in a pleasing harmonious way. The portrayal of scenic nature is more than likely on a miniature scale, but sometimes are life size.