The artist, Romare Bearden (1911-1988), was featured at Atlanta’s High Museum as “The Art of Romare Bearden.” Bearden’s collection was on the fourth floor of the museum and at the entrance to his collection, his pieces were displayed in chronological order. Bearden’s usage of color was more in dark, warm tones. Several of his pieces did not contain bright, vivid colors that one might expect to find from a modern artist. However, his collages and later works of watercolors were very bright and vivid in color. A couple of his artworks for example, “The family, 1941” and “The visitation, 1941” were among his early collection.
The work is an approximate 5’ by 4’ oil painting on canvas created in the 17th century during the Baroque art movement (Norton Simon). An interesting fact I noticed was that the painting also has a second name titled The Cosmographer. According to the engraved name plate on the frame it was painted in 1562-1609. These two works of art have similarities and yet I noticed distinct differences. I consider the religious painting by de Zurbaran to be 3D, representational art.
Wooden panel painting is also another famous technique used in the northern renaissance era where they did paintings in wooden panel or multiple wooden panels. Wood cut printmaking technique was also become popular at this time. In this technique they draw their painting in the wood and then cut away the untouched areas
This is what got Julian into trying the business of sidewalk chalk art. After seeing the effect of tiles being removed from the street, and later trying to recreate the sense of depth in a drawing, he decided he’d like to get into the 3D effect. Does he have formal training? Julian Beever had previously attended Leeds University where he studied Fine Art. Does he do other types of art works?
This method is when the artist takes scraps or leftovers from other materials or projects and puts them on their sculpture. The Katsina is constructed of many different objects that make it become a whole and to look just as Garcia had planned. Some of the objects used were cat whiskers, feathers, yarn, toothpicks, and leather. Katsina has some great composition that Garcia expresses very adequately.
In both Henri Matisse’s Le Bonheur de Vivre (The Joy of Life) and Vasily Kandinsky’s Sketch I for “Composition VII” the artists use similar techniques/styles in color, but use different techniques when it comes to brushstroke, line, and spacing. Both are outstanding works of art that reflect not only modernism but also the artistic movements that encompass them. They are also more different than alike. Matisse and Kandinsky both use a vibrant color pallet in their paintings, with rich primary colors, and some hints of other rich secondary (and a few tertiary) colors. The colors are used to show different forms and they draw the eye around the paintings.
Art Review: The Hands of Dr. Moore The painting I am reviewing is a portrait by Diego Rivera called The Hands of Dr. Moore located at the San Diego Museum of Art. It is a non-traditional portrait My theme for these works of art is Portrait. The drawing I chose was “The Singer in Green” by Edgar Degas; this can be found on page 150 of the text. Degas used pastel on light blue laid paper. The drawing highlights the elegance and beauty of the singer.
Oral Presentation Lou Harrison was one of the great composers of the twentieth century--a pioneer in the use of alternate tunings, world music influences, and new instruments. Born in 1917 in Portland Oregon, he spent much of his youth moving around Northern California before settling in San Francisco. There he studied with the modernist pioneer of American Music, Henry Cowell, and, while still in his twenties, composed extensively for dance and percussion. He befriended another of Cowell's students, John Cage, and the two of them established the first concert series devoted to new music for percussion. They composed extensively for these concerts, including their still popular collaboration Double Music.
He was also the first composer to have received a life peerage. The Simple Symphony was written for a string orchestra or string quartet and is dedicated to his childhood viola teacher, Audrey Alston. The Simple Symphony was composed when Britten was 23 and was first performed by an amateur orchestra conducted by Britten himself in 1934 at Stuart Hall, Norwich. The themes in this symphony are a collection of themes that Britten had composed all during his youth. The Simple Symphony begins with the Boisterous Bourrée, starting with a bold heavily accented theme that is passed around in a fugue-like manner and makes way for a calmer theme and hints of pizzicato that help lead into the second movement.
Before being able to permanently record an exact photographic image artists used the camera obscura to help with their drawing. Light entered through a small hole reflecting the outside scene onto a blank wall. From there the artist was able to trace and paint over the outlined image. The camera’s perspective and proportions were a great aid to these artists. Two of the earliest books to be photographically illustrated were created by Anna Atkins and Henry Talbot.