Impressionism was the first of the modernist art movements. The term impressionism is derived from Monet’s artwork Impression: Sunrise, which is a demonstration of the values of the movement. Impressionism began in France in the 1860’s and exemplified the rejection of traditional art making methods and began abstract art. The impressionists (Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas) veered away from the realistic style paintings which society valued and developed a darker and sketchier style. Their paintings reflected every day scenes and landscapes, often painting on location and in plein-air (the open air).
Moreau was though of by many as the saviour of the grand at a time when realism had taken over the paintings at the Salon. Moreau fought for preservation of the grand part style of painting. He was seen as a painter with the potential of countering both the deteriorating art of the Salon painting and the new deluge of realism. The austere in Moreau’s painting of Oedipus and the Sphinx is resembles the epic austerity of the grand art. The painting can be said to be conceived from the one of the best compositions of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
The essay looks to compare fractured shapes and distorted perspectives of Pablo Piccasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon with T.S. Eliot’s Waste Land and looks to show how the modernist writing at the time had similarities with the visual arts of the time while also examining the themes in both these works. Also, looking to show how distorted perspectives have relevance in the workings of society. Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is a truly amazing work of art the colour and the shapes used are eye catching to say the least. The contortion of the bodies I find is especially intriguing and also the paintings’ many themes.
La Tour used a painting technique called, trompe l’oeil, French terminology for, “fool the eye.” La Tour obviously used this technique before William Harnett came along. This particular technique gives the painting a very unusual appearance where some of the objects look like they are glued onto the canvas. There are a lot of details and depth in this painting. The women’s hats with the feathers, the jewelry, the wine bottle, coins on the table, the cards behind the tricksters back just to name a few. La Tour carefully and artistically arranged the subjects in a way that the texture causes the viewer to develop an impulse to touch the piece.
Lytton Strachey by Vanessa Bell appeals to me because it is slightly abstract and has a slightly distorted look – for example, the hand has been stretched and is out of proportion. It also uses a variety of colours and has an unusual arrangement – with an unclear background, which makes it stand out. I chose this painting because, when looking through many paintings, I found that this one interested me most, and was the most memorable. Marianne von Werefkin’s self portrait also interests me because the person blends in with the background, and it has movement to it so is unusual. Also, it is very colourful, and uses different shades of colour blending in to each other, so is bright and stands out.
Romanticism VS. Friedrich Imagine looking at a piece of artwork that has a beautifully painted scene with an exotic influence, and you can literally feel the artist’s passion and emotion radiating out of the picture just by staring at it. In this case, you’re definitely looking at an example of a Romanticism painting. Towards the end of the 18th century, in reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, the Romantic Movement formed as an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that focused on the beauty of nature, an individual’s expression of emotion and imagination, a hatred towards the attitudes and forms of classicism, and an uprising against established rules and conventions. Though Romanticism heavily influenced music, literature, education, and natural sciences during this time, it’s impact on visual art was extremely important. Romantic art was highly emotional, deeply felt, beautiful, and passionate.
That may be partly because he specialized in the relatively modest medium of watercolor. But more important, unlike, Georgia O'Keeffe, he was not a strong image maker. But it is his sophisticated play with abstraction and the process of painting rather than imaginative vision or emotional resonance that distinguishes his art. Examining Marin’s paintings shows the amazing imaginative range and technical spontaneity that Marin brought to etchings, oils, and especially watercolors — which comprise 80% of his known works. Marin’s highly individual style was a combination from the precedents of Paul Cézanne, German Expressionism, and early Cubism.
When compared to Van Gogh’s chaos of lines and swirls, Sol LeWitt’s perfectly formed horizontal, diagonal and vertical lines show disorder that can be controlled and explained. Another difference is that Van Gogh painted all his pieces yet LeWitt designed his pieces but others painted them. * * * * * * * * * After viewing Las Meninas”The Maids of Honor” it is a very complex painting for there is several focal points within it. What actually is the major focal point of this painting? There
The changes in his art at this time were influenced by the experiences he had in his life which was being influenced by neo- platonic views. Botticelli’s style was significantly different from the other renaissance painters who concentrated on painting the existence of new humans in a world illuminated by new perspectives and opportunities. He chose to create a classical universe that was above all an evocation of the past of to escape from reality. Up until 1480, he was using his previous style, but a new
This portrait expresses the different principles of art, such as balance, effects, and shade. The Paul Revere portrait is similar to the John Adams portrait because of the balance, patterns of texture, and the symbolic objects, but it also differs from the painting by the size and