Variety is created through the different shapes, patterns, and contrasting colors that bring the painting together. Activity C: Evaluating a Painting Directions Evaluate Frida Kahlo’s painting Diego and I. Then answer the following questions. Write your answer in the box. 1.
Moral Ambiguous Characters Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the moral ambiguity of the central character, Dorian Gray, becomes more and more distinct. The story starts with Dorian being venerated by the artist Basil Hallward, and throughout the story the reader learns of Gray’s several wrong doings. Meeting Lord Henry almost straight away negatively influenced Dorian. He had started out blameless and innocent, but by the conclusion had been the cause of numerous deaths, all because of his selfish wish to stay beautiful forever. “His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ].
Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keefe paints wispy curved shapes and her use of thin paint and clear colours evokes feelings of mystical silence. Her work is very different to certain aspects of Anna Keay’s work- abstract shapes based on line, colour, light and dark masses, repetition, and some symmetry. It is however smooth and soft like Renoir when he paints his people but hers is no way near as detailed. ‘Red Poppy’ Oil on canvas, 1927 This painting gives a profound impact, mainly because we never look at something so insignificant in such great detail, as it is a large and vivid, persimmon-red shape which shows an extreme close-up of a poppy. I think the original of this piece is supposed to be smaller, but the viewer still sees the flower in a huge perspective because the angle and position from which the painting was created makes the viewer feel like they are very close to the painting anyway.
Ben Quilty – Margaret Olley Ben Quilty is a young artist who recently won the last Archibald prize with his portrait of his idol Margaret Olley, a fellow Australian artist that he deeply admires. Quilty’s technique, image and use of elements and principles reflect on his feelings towards his model. The materials used in his portrait of Margaret are suspected to be oil paint because the texture of the paints looks to be think and gloopy. It doesn’t look smooth of blended anywhere, there are also signs of the use of a palate knife along the right cheek and the brow of Margaret’s head. There is also a lack of paint for a majority of her face; the bright white of Margaret’s face is actually the surface of the canvas.
Although the language used in both poems may differ from one another both successfully express their intentions with the poem. Similes used in poetry is a very important feature that helps attract the reader’s attention by using simple comparisons to bring forth an idea. In the first poem, the author compares to very different things but the gesture that lies behind them is very similar. “Touch the poem gently with your eyes just as you would a lover's flesh”. Although the same poetic feature is present in Shakespeare’s sonnet, the way it is used is rather different.
Most of the time, people believe that they can’t connect with anybody; that nobody understands them. But seeing the beautiful Amoret in the picture illustrated to me that even beauty has its sadness. It comforts me knowing that even something as beautiful, pure, and calming as Amoret, can relate to me and my own difficulties in life. Trouble in paradise would be a perfect phrase to describe this painting. I was originally attracted to it by the bright coloring of the flowers that Amoret was holding.
Although he briefly trained as a Naval Surgeon, Ferguson soon realised that his ambition was painting and he spent some time travelling in Spain, Morocco and France to develop his artistic knowledge and experience. The first painting I am going to discuss is 'The Pink Parasol' which is a portrait painted in 1908 of a fellow artist and friend Bertha Case, when they were both in Paris. In this painting Ferguson adopted much stronger colours than in his other paintings and like Matisse used green paint to represent shadows in the face. He emphasised pattern by merging the pink parasol with the background of his picture by blending it with the cold colours. The painting is of a woman peering over her shoulder, she is wearing a hat with a pink bow and is also wearing a scarf, in the background there is a pink parasol around strong blocks of cold colours.
How painting influence personality Personality - the totality of qualities and traits, as of character or behavior, that are peculiar to a specific person. Creative person – is a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination. Furthermore, they add meaning to life, and inspire others to view reality from a radically new perspective. It is very hard to be a creative person, for example Beethoven’s music teacher once said of him: “As a composer, he is hopeless.” There are a lot of directions in the art, one of them is painting. It is the process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
His techniques and talent helped him paint very strong pictures of masculinity, and heroism, yet taking risks of painting in new ways. David’s interest was in classical art, Greek and Roman art, yet he would paint conflicts that were arising in France, and would show these conflicts through classical looking characters, and scenery. People were vastly interested in this new idea of art, because it did not directly portray the problems that France faced. In the portrait below, David portrays the Sabine Women as coming in between the Greeks and Romans because they already have children and lives with the Roman men, so warriors are only doing worse for the women if they continue fighting. The courageous women came into the war themselves to stop the fighting.
Analyzing “Introduction to Poetry” “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins is a poem that seeks to teach a reader to listen to a poem for all its beauty and not to tear it apart. Poetry is a beautiful form of art that is not always easily understood by most concrete thinkers. Like a painting with different textures and colors and details, poetry is an expression of art that is set to a rhythm. It is created to illicit memories or feelings or images that not all people share. In the first stanza Collins writes: I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide Here we see that his poem is written in first person about them (being the student) and what he wants them to do with a poem.