Amir Foa Period 1 3/1/12 Francisco Oller I chose to write about a Puerto Rican painter named Francisco Oller, because I really like the way he used paint color and texture in his work. It truly brings a feeling of life into each of his paintings, as his vivid but somehow still realistic colors flow through the page creating an effect of life like movement before my eyes. For example, in his oil painting of a field below, titled “Hacienda Aurora”, his bold use of lush and contrasting colors as well as light make me feel as though I am really on that field looking out, the clouds steadily floating in the radiant blue sky, with the beautiful vegetation, partially in shadow by clouds, sways softly in the wind. Yes, I truly see wind. This is because of his use of tiny brush strokes, which flow in the direction of the world they depict.
There is a certain softness that is acquired when dealing with the treatment of fabric over these newly styled figures. The gown worn by the patron is very similar to Giovanni Arnolfini, who was painted at an earlier time by Van Eyck. The difference is clearly seen between the volumes of the fabric, that in this triptych, the garment is of a lighter weighted orientation. Each of the faces seen in this triptych is
The texture of the painting conveys great depth. The foreground stands out but the background is also accessible for enjoyment. This allows the viewer of the painting to picture themselves at different depths of the experience. I believe the mood of the painting is relaxed. There are no sharp contrasts in the colors, shapes or sizes.
Over all the painting is remarkably well done. The Spinner is warm in color as well in expression. Warm earth tones dominate this painting, ranging from the dark umber and burnt sienna of the walls, to pale yellow flesh tint, the surface of the wood is splashed with yellow ochre and burnt sienna which allows the figure in the green hue to be more prominent. Peel was a French academic painter that is why the brushstrokes are nearly invisible and painting has a smooth surface, which creates a highly finished look. There are some brushstrokes that are a little more visible to the eye such as the yarn and the baby’s bed.
Claude Monet was one of he first artists to begin the impressionist movement. Impressionist paintings usually focus on the effects of light on objects throughout different times of the day. Water Lilies is a painting that represents a pond with water lilies floating on top of the pond on a sunny day. The colors that Monet used were mostly cool colors. He used short soft flowing brush strokes in a curved and circular motion.
The colors chosen are strong and certain; it is deliberate for the viewer to take in and gather the vibrancy of the work. One can notice that the yellow and blue in the upper part of the painting easily make the stunning green that fills the lower portion of the image. The work would be considered shallow; there are three distinct seamless parts that are fluid and have no shading. The shapes on the page could be classified as distorted; when gathering the full image there is no meaning to the three shapes other than to capture the attention of the eyes. When the work caught my attention my eyes were first drawn to the top of the illustration; to the large yellow lemon shaped object, my eyes
The artist’s realistic style and subtle oil paintings reflect every detail of people’s everyday life. With all the contents, including people’s surroundings, it can be also described as a landscape painting. General hue in this painting is pretty lightness. It is very colorful, and the value cannot be considered as dark. The artist uses linear perspective to create space in this painting.