In this essay I am going to examine two paintings by the same artist JD Ferguson; 'The Pink Parasol' and the ‘Hat with Bird'. The theme of these paintings is women and the women that I have chosen seem to be elegant due to their posture and clothing. In this essay I will discuss the visual elements most predominate in these paintings which, in my opinion, are colour, tone and texture, I will also compare and contrast the images and choose my favourite of the two paintings. JD Ferguson was the first of four children and attended the Royal High School. 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.
In the art world people compare the works of art by comparing the style, subject matter, shape, space, color schemes, movement and even the balance. The most important part to them however is what message the work of art portrays. In Mary Cassatt’s piece, “Maternal Caress”, the style of the piece is realism. She shows a mother caressing a child. This style is partially easy to point out because of the humans structured in the piece.
A statement about identity through personal history. The progression from acrylic paints to spray paints is recognizable through the growth of Alice Pasquini as an artist. She reverts back to using only acrylic paints in this piece as a representation of the innocence that it once symbolized for her. This piece was painted upon cardboard which is also uncharacteristic of Pasquini as she generally paints upon brick walls in streets. The cardboard also implies that the inspiration for this piece was drawn upon from a much simpler time such as childhood and preadolescence.
“The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John” (fig.1) and “The Crucifixion” (fig.2) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an oil painting created between ca.1495-1625 of European Paintings. Both of the paintings are created by different Dutch and periods, but the painting deliver the same message to the audiences. It describes the death of the Jesus and the sadness of the people. It represents most of the people cherish and pray for Jesus. Although two image’s messages are same, but they are painting in different materials.
She studied art first at Goldsmiths College from 1949 until 1952, and later at the Royal College of Art from 1952 until 1955. Her early work was figurative with a semi-impressionist style. Around 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight and produce a disorienting effect on the eye.In 1968 Riley, with artists Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend, created the artists' organization SPACE (Space Provision Artistic Cultural and Educational), with the goal of providing artists large and affordable studio space. Bridget Riley's work can be divided into several stages, each stage a progression toward her vibrant and free use of color. Her black and white period, which roughly occurred between 1961 and 1966, is where she achieved national recognition.
Noh Theatre possesses a myriad of distinctive characteristics that were evident from the Noh prints we were to analyze from the Study Gallery at the Ackland Art Museum. These prints were made from taking a specifically carved woodblock, or woodcut, and painting the raised areas to press down onto paper. This technique, created by Tsukioka Kogyo, reminds me of a how a stamp works. In these beautiful prints, I noticed that there wasn’t such a broad spectrum of colors used; the artist used mostly “earth” colors, including blue, red, green, brown, black, and yellow. Immediately, I remembered the five-colored curtain that is a part of a typical Noh stage.
This artwork was the second piece of art that he made of his wife to commemorate her death. Most of the artwork he makes is oil painting on canvas so is this art work. The artwork is made by long stokes with of colour red, blue, green, yellow & a bit of black. The square’s right/straight angles can be done by a brush or masking tape the straightness of the painting can be link that his wife make be stubborn, straightforward or even just being bold. The shapes that have contact with the edge are lighter than the shapes that have no contact with the edges.
He even received the service in art award for one of his films. In the episode it showed that he has moved on to photography and does a lot of self portraits. Most of which are set to look like old time paintings of upper class people. Yinka Shonibore came off as odd to me, but I thought it was neat that he has came from being paralyzed to making art. The second artists in the “Transformation” episode was Cindy Shierman.
The artist chose to use cardboard because of the matte effect it had with the resulting art work. He did not clearly dictate the contours with distinct outlines but used the colors and their relationship placed together to imply shapes and the drape of fabrics. Vuillard was able to enunciate the tired look of the older woman’s well lit face using analogous colors together in simplest forms instead of defining lines. He used warm colors straight from their tubes to create flat, opaque, and blurred colors to create a pattern-like order of what is to be interpreted. Edouard Vuillard did not intend to duplicate his subjects but to convey their artistic attitude.
He is also one of the leading painters of landscapes in the history of art. Claude painted the variations of lights and shadows that are brought on by the changes of time throughout the day and the seasons. Monet’s style of art was unique because it was his style of art was different than other artists of his time. He painted with globs, streaks, smears and bright colored brush strokes. He mixed different colors together.