This is one of the worlds most known, famous, and studied paintings which is depicting Jesus and his disciples at the last supper. The work is presumed to have been commenced around 1495 and was commissioned as part of a plan of renovations to the church and its convent buildings. The Last Supper specifically portrays the reaction given by each apostle when Jesus said one of them would betray him. All twelve apostles have different reactions to the news, with various degrees of anger and shock.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I enjoyed how this oil painting was able to create depth to make it appear as a 2D design. The image looks like it continues on even past what is drawn.
I chose this painting by Leonardo Da Vinci because of the way he made the picture look like it's 3 dimensional. You can see the dramatic effects of linear perspective in this painting because the landscape in the background looks smaller then the two woman up front. The trees and mountains are drawn smaller and the colors even tend to get lighter whereas the colors that are up closer are much more dark.
"The Last Supper" Leonardo Da Vinci
This is one of the worlds most famous paintings and also one of the most studied and scrutinized. In regards to linear perspective Leonardo uses Christ's head as the in which the vanishing point and the orthogonal can be seen by following the tops of the wall tapestries or the coffers to where they intersect at Christ which his also framed by the pediment above and back-lit by the open window behind. and everything around him is drawn in accordance to where he sits.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I chose this work by Da Vinci because it not one of the most popular works that is talked about for linear perspective because it is not as obvious as some others. There are many sketches that came before this and some of them are brought up because they show the use of linear perspective more clearly. This is one of his early paintings. The Virgin Mary and child are in the center with the tree of life and the ruins of a pagan building in the background. It is believed that on the far right side, there is also a self portrait.
This painting was painted in 1511 by Raphael. This painting shows the use of linear perspective with the pillars going down the hallway. It is very realistic as to what one would see looking down a hallway with tall pillars. The painting itself is a nice depiction of a biblical story in which God sends down a horseman with two youths to drive Heliodorus out of the temple, thus protecting treasures preserved in the temple. The painting located in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I chose the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament by Raphael for my blog entry. I like how Raphael is able to use volume, contrast, color and his use of perspective to bring the entire piece together. I also particularly like the detail one can see in the top corners of the piece. While many people may have used minor details/effects, Raphael inserted what looks to be pieces of other paintings in the edges of his work. I believe this ties the piece together by making it more realistic. Finally, while this is a perspective drawing, it also shows realism. This was the first part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes, the rooms that are now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Raphael created a scene spanning both heaven and earth; Above, Christ is surrounded by the Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and various biblical figures such as Adam, Jacob and Moses.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I chose to do this pastel drawing by Mary Cassatt because I have a very strong bond with my mother and she did this drawing to show a special bond between a mother and daughter because that was one of her main focuses in her drawings. Here she was able to show a mother giving her daughter a drink and feeding her by using very light pastels. I find it very neat that the way she did the pastels makes the glass cup actually looks like real glass and the skin tones look real.
"Mother Combing Her Child's Hair" 1901
In this painting what draws my attention the most is the reflection in the mirror. This shows Mary Cassatt's skill from a whole new perspective in the same piece of art. I also like the soft colors she used, as well as, having such a simple idea of a mother combing her child's hair and being able to incorporate so much intricate detail.
Monday, October 19, 2015
I like this particular painting by Mary Cassatt because the detail she put into it. You can see the different colors blend together to form a realistic flesh color in the man's face and hands. I also like how she was able to depict smoke from the cigarette. The story behind the painting is also pretty interesting. Cassatt traveled to Spain to study the country's historic artists, such as Manet, and while there she saw a bullfight. She was able to paint a picture of a very relaxed moment for a bullfighter, who is normally in very violent moments while in the ring.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
I chose this piece by Mary Cassatt because I like the color choice, precision and detail that is incorporated into the piece. The cooler background "pushes" the woman out towards you and separates her from the background. The dark red and blues next to her also focuses the eye on her as well. Finally, her precision and use of the pastel incorporates into the detail one can see in this work by Cassatt.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I chose this oil on canvas by Mary Cassatt because it is like many of her other works that involve children but it also has a cat in it. I have always loved animals and I enjoy how you can tell that Sara loves her cat and they have a bond that many children have with their pets by looking at this picture. I also like how the orange color of the cat matches the girls hair and the girl is in a very feminine pink dress.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I love the story behind this picture along with its beautiful detailed paints. Van Gogh used this painting as a "suicide note" before he killed himself. He used his most talented hobby to leave behind for people to put the pieces together and find his meaning in the painting. When you are in a field and a loud noise goes off, everything around that particular surrounding gets scared and runs, flies, or jumps away. This is what this picture is describing to us. Vincent killed himself in a high grassed field with a gun shot to the head; the birds flying over the grass is symbolizing that the animals were scared after the gun was shot and took flight. Although, this is a very sad story, he left a mark on the hearts of all those who admire his work.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I chose to write about a work created by Vincent Van Gogh because he was the topic of last weeks blog and after missing class Tuesday, I could not figure out what the blog entry was supposed to be for this week. I chose Starry Night Over the Rhone because of its emphasize on detail and his use of colors. Another thing I later found out about this work is that he actually sent a sketch of this painting to his friend Eugene Boch in October of the same year to see what he thought of this painting. Besides the detail and use of color, I genuinely just like this painting. Starry Night Over the Rhone is by far my favorite piece created by Vincent Van Gogh.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
I chose this oil painting mostly because I love the colors but also because it is a nice mix between accurate and abstract. I like how you can tell exactly what he is painting but it is still a little bit abstract without a ton of detail.
Cafe Terrace at Night
Also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is a coloured oil painting. Created in Aries, France, middle of September in 1888. The painting is not signed. People who visit this site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the Place du Forum, where van Gogh set up his easel.
by van Gogh because it reminds me of starry night but a warmer, brighter version. It was painted after Van Gogh began his yearlong stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. I liked it because it reminds me of a landscape that i would enjoy being in and it looks warm and welcoming.
This painting is similar to many of Van Gogh's other depiction of Sunflowers. Sunflowers were a common theme amongst his work. While being familiar to his other paintings of Sunflowers, this one stood out because it was unique and unfamiliar compared to his other paintings. The background of blues is similar to starry night and i liked the different shades used to create the flower itself. The blue in the background made the flowers seem very close rather than far away
Vincent Van Gogh "Starry Night" (1889)
This painting is well known by many and depicts Van Gogh's view from a window. Some believe this painting was done by memory. Specifically, the detail in this painting is very precise as you can see the many different lines and shades that create the sky and the stars. Aside from the work done on the sky the town below also required much detail but looks as if it was done with a softer touch.