The Romantic Period was a time of revolutionary thinking and great shifts in established paradigms and ideologies. This shift was captured by philosophers and poets of the time, notably Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The intensity and the power of nature is glorified through Romantic texts, as the poets strive to return to the natural world of God’s workings. Nature is perceived as the source of emotion and ideas, contrasted with the emerging industrialised world, in which emotion and the individual were oppressed. Romantic poetry reflects the ideology of Pantheism, where the forces of nature are displayed as a manifestation of God, both brutal and life-giving.
However, White and Greens in Blue is a painting of large scale, displaying two huge green rectangles and one white rectangle on the blue background. This is referred to as Color Field Painting. Color Field Painting is the abstract painting “characterized by large expanses of barely contrasts of tone or obvious focus attention”. (Thesis:) White and Greens in Blue embodies Rothko’s revolutionary painting method, which allows the viewer to experience the tragic feeling through its shape, texture, flatness, scale, and color. Rothko compares the shapes in his pictures to actors and his pictures to dramas.
Most striking element that captures my attention is the bright red color of the water. Using the primary color, red, with different shades of white strokes the artist creates a non-representational and abstract form, a principle of design, of the ocean. Also, the artist juxtaposes two complementary colors, red and green, based on the conventional color wheel. This creates a more intense focus on the red. The green spirals in the middle of bright, red colored depict more focus to the painting.
The author in his close observation paints everything in a broad canvas in many hues for us to view. Through his nonpareil prism of imagination , he attaches a great significance to colours which stand for various notions. The protagonist Dmitri’s hair which is graying ,is in stark contrast with the romantic shade of ‘golden streak from the moon’. What stands out from this is in assonance with Dmitri’s aging self. So it is patent that the magnetic pull of romanticism is marred with one’s aging.
Surrealist artists Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte have communicated meaning by using the subjective frame in their artworks. The utilisation of symbolism, contrasting colours, juxtaposition and space help further enhance these messages. Whereas Dali aims to amuse, intrigue and shock the audience, Magritte’s artworks confront the audiences normals views and beliefs. Salvador Dali’s 1931 artwork ‘The Persistence of Memory’ is one of the most famous and iconic Surrealist paintings, combining everyday life and the dreamlike, subconscious world. Dali communicates his message of time and how it is slowing down by using symbolism, juxtaposition and colour.
------------------------------------------------- Art Criticism: “Pink Moon” by Sara Golish The “Pink Moon” a large, 40”X 60” art work, painted with oil paint by Sara Golish. The Subject of the art work is the beautiful lady in the center. The artist created this art work to represent the comeliness of the gorgeous olive skinned beauty. The texture of the artwork is the shiny metallic background, which creates an unrealistic effect which seems parallel to the reality. The foreground is matte and smooth, and exceptionally detailed.
The following alliterations: tonight and tide (1 & 2), full and fair (2), coast and cliffs (3 & 4), Gleams and gone (4), together with the assonance in lines 1 & 2, tonight and tide, contributes to the light and peaceful flow of the first six lines. The speaker uses a metaphor in line 6, “sweet is the night-air” which fits in perfectly with the tone. No definite rhyme structure is present – as unpredictable as the sea. Important metaphor and smile: The Sea of Faith (21) The Sea of Faith….Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled (21-23) Firstly the metaphor phrase “The Sea of Faith” stands out as the whole of line 21 is dedicated to it and it is written with capital letters. It immediately catches the reader’s attention.
This brings the effect of realism generated by the painting. As I look at this piece of art, my eyes tend to drift to the area below the stems. It is as if am looking for a base but, they keep coming back to the pink flowers, which is the focal point (Pepperell 59). The green and pink colors are extremely intense and saturated and look natural. This is what makes the eyes go
It is so quiet that "you hear the grating roar of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling" (lines 6-10). This informs the reader that the dark coupled with the sound of the pebbles is an eerie reflection of the night. Despite the shadows that loom over him, the poet treats the “roar of the pebbles” as a lullaby and the darkness as his blanket. However, the mood slowly changes as the poem progresses. In musical terms, the speaker describes how the mood shifts from being serene to something entirely different.
Being influenced by the scientific findings about clouds of the nineteenth century, he did several experiments of various looking sky in his oil paintings (Fiero, 12). He was obsessed by the sky as well as the nature. His sketches express the tone, color, movement and atmosphere of the scenes represented with unrivalled force and truthfulness. The ideology of romantic era was to emphasize on personal view and emotion by taking inspiration from nature. They used to relate the human nature with the outside nature (Fiero, 9).