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I especially liked this painting of Cezanne's because I was amazed with the way he reflected objects off the water. As I look at this image, I feel as though I am transported to somewhere in the Mediterranean. The use of yellows depicts light, which gives the painting an overall sense of serenity and hope.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Landscape with saint john on Patmos
Oil on Canvas
I chose this painting for vairous reasons but mainly the landscape. I really like the way the cyprus trees were painted by pussin, along with the temples and rolling hills of what seems to be somwhere in the mediterrainian such as greece. I love the way the shadows reflect off the clouds as well. Saint john seems to be quite relaxed in this painting, giving the painting over all a very relaxed aura.
I chose Tetris by Alexey Pajitnov because Tetris is one of my favorite games. Pajitnov is the creator of this game and it became one of the most famous, starting in Russia before making its way over to America. I found this piece of art on the MoMA website. If I had not found it on that website I would have probably not considered it to be art and I think that is why I find it so interesting. It was made in 1984. It is a video game software.
This is Gardanne by Cezanne painted in 1885 to 1886. There are three other paintings that Cezanne did of this same place, which I found to be interesting. The cream colors with the warm green and pale blue are very inviting. This picture is appealing to the eye. The structure are at all different levels and cluttered but it still looks nice. I also found it interesting that this was done mostly in the autumn because it looks lively as spring would.
. I liked this particular piece because it is a great representation of the old saying, "the eyes are the window to the soul."
This is Evil Dead 2 by Fiona Rae Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 1998. I chose this one because it looks weird. Not sure if I like it or dislike it. It reminds me of dizziness. Looking at it for a long time makes my eyes hurt but also want to keep looking at the pretty colors.
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I chose the artwork Composition by artist Hans Hofmann. It was painted in 1942. The medium is oil on board. The size is 35 ½ by 41 ½ inches. This piece is not kept in a museum, instead it is part of a private collection. What attracted me to this piece is the fact that it is so colorful. I really like the turquoise color in the painting and the way all of the colors work together. I also like that this painting uses both straight and curved lines.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Living Still Life is an oil on canvas painted by Salvidor Dali in 1956. I chose this piece because I found it interesting that while the picture can be termed a still life, Dalí incorporates irony by making it evident that nothing in the image is actually still. Even the knife on the table, for example, although not seemingly moving at all is interpreted by the human brain to be in motion. The mind infers that no everyday object can simply hover in the air and that gravity must be pulling down on it; therefore, the knife must be in a falling motion.