Thursday, December 10, 2015
I liked this Schiele drawing because Schiele was able to capture depth while still remaining to keep things looking semi abstract. The reflection of water was my favorite thing about this piece because of how the boats reflection were unique in the way Schiele kept them looking fluid.
This painting by Egon Schiel is titled sailing ships in the waves-exciting water (the harbor of Trieste). This one is my favorite picture by him because I think it is cool how he was able to make it look so realistic. His other paintings were more confusing than this one. This one is simple and pretty to look at.
I chose the "Sailing ships in the waves" photo by Egon Schiele because I loved the way he drew all the little details in the picture to make it look like the boats are really creating the currents. I also liked how he didn't use such bright colors in his drawing and used more calm colors instead.
I chose Egon Schiele's Sunflowers because I didn't like his human form drawings that much but the sunflowers are really beautiful. I think it's interesting that a lot of the focus is on the leaves instead of the flowers but it's not completely overbearing. I think it's a really beautiful piece.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I liked this piece by Egon Schiele because it was different than the rest of his work. This one uses nice colors to make the sunrise. Also, your can see perception in the sky with the technique he uses to paint different sections of the sky. I tried researching to see why one tree barely has any leaves, but I could not find an answer, I just found it pretty interesting.
I chose this piece by Egon Schiele, sailing ships in the waves exciting water (the harbor of Trieste) because I thought that the neutral color pallet was nice to look at. Also, when you look at it as a whole, you can tell exactly what it is and it looks like a normal realistic representation but when you look closely, the waves are created from parts of the boats. I find this very interesting to look at.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
I admire this painting done by Dmitry Spiros. I feel paintings like these paintings should be admired and appreciated more considering the amount of work that is put into them. The different colors blended together to make this piece is very creative and in depth to catch the eye. The reflection from the water the artist shows in the center of the painting is beautiful and with the boat placed right in the center you can see the allusion it is creating as its floating down the stream. The more you look into this painting the more creativity you find within it, stretching your imagination to figure out what the artist was thinking when he was painting it.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is my favorite artist that we learned about this semester. His artwork is unlike anything I've ever seen among famous artists. He has such an original style about his work, using simple and abstract symbols, lines, and words to get his point across. In this piece, entitled "Hollywood Africans," Basquiat uses stars, footprints, and words like "tobacco" and "gangsterism" to create a central yet abstract theme regarding Hollywood.
The 1937 piece, "The Burning Giraffe" is an oil on panel piece by Salvador Dali. This is my favorite painting because it is one of Dali's earlier works and it shows his focus on psychological themes rather than the more provocative pieces that he created toward the end and height of his career. The contrast of the yellow in the drawers, the red dirt, red hands and face of the forefront subject and the orange in the fire on the giraffe balances out the blue in the print. There is no singular meaning to the piece because there are so many different psychological metaphors used in the piece. The difference in the depth of the characters also makes the movement of the image unique because ones eye doesn't necessarily go in a circle but rather moves around the painting according to different depths of the subjects.
Watercolor-Original Print 1979-21x21Bev Doolittle is an American artist, who loves wildlife and landscapes. She is known as the camouflage artist for her excellence in blending animate objects into inanimate backgrounds. In this painting, she wanted the image to see the viewer before the viewer saw the image. I first saw this painting in grade school and I was amazed by it. I have always liked it for its natural qualities. I really like her style and use of camouflage and blending. A print of this painting is worth $9,500. http://artusa.com/product_details.php?id=3610
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
To generations of medical students, the name Frank Netter has been and will continue to be a magical connotation. Frank Netter is the doctor who drew the remarkably lifelike images that have been used my thousands of medical and undergraduate student to study and learn anatomy. Netter was born in Manhattan in 1906 and showed promise for art at an early age. During high school, he studied at the prestigious National Academy of Design, where he drew nude figures and eventually created artwork at New York’s City College. Despite his remarkable talent, he had promised his mother he would go to medical school, so in 1927, he enrolled at New York University Medical College. Netter did practice medicine briefly but,“the demand for Frank’s sable brush grew faster than the demand for his scalpel.” His portraits, drawings of body parts and, at the behest of pharmaceutical companies, images of new drugs and how they worked were simply too vivid and unique to ignore. In 1934, Netter saw his last patient.
Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone is one of my favorite pieces of art that we looked at this semester because I love the colors in this painting. I also love the mix between accuracy and abstract that makes such a beautiful representation of this night sky with the water below.
Basquiat is my favorite artist that we learned about because of his unique style. I like how his painting do not seem planned, instead they look as if he just kept adding things that were on his mind to them. In this particular painting you can see random words written all over the place, which makes the art express his thoughts. All together, I think Basquiat's style has a very cool look to it.