Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This painting shows a good example of color harmony, especially in the eye of the fish.
Looking closely at the area surrounding the eye, you can see a very interesting relationship between all of the colors that were used. They all seem to blend together with ease which is exactly what colors exhibit when there's harmony between them. I want to say the artist used a square color scheme for the eye, using shades of green, blue, yellow, and red. I really enjoy looking at the yellow/red part of the eye. It makes me feel like I definitely don't want to know what's inside the fish's mind since it has that black hole effect going on, targeting all of my attention to the white circle.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
I think this photograph by Rahmat Mulyono is a prime example of using perspective to produce a unique image that is interesting to look at and evokes a response. In this case, the photographer turned the camera upside-down and took the photo at such an angle that he was able to create a very different perspective of what the average passerby might just see as a man riding his bike. The photo creates a mystifying sense of wonder that would likely be very unachievable at an average straight-on angle of someone riding their bike.
Art is a divine thing. It can only be rightly expressed if opposed, to bring out its inner beauty that lies behind.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Veneziano was active in Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Bologna, Imola and Udine. He was the most celebrated Venetian painter of the second half of the 15th century. Veneziano’s style features elements derived from Gothic art. He also included motifs derived from first-hand observation and real life, which was innovative within the context of Venetian art, and in general his paintings reveal a particular interest emphasizing the relationships between the sweet, gentle figures.
This is what we see in his painting
"Madonna and Child". He used oil on canvas which was very different from what the artists of 14th, 15th century were using; fresco style was widely used in that era. His depiction of Madonna and Child also differs from the Cimabue and few other earlier painters who painted Madonna with saints, angels, and prophets. In this painting Madonna is very colorful and lively figure as opposed to the ones painted before. Also the figures in this painting are in motion and have depth, which was unlikely to find in the earlier byzantine and Italian style. Those earlier figures were stiff, very frontal and not so colorful. His different style makes him stand out and i like his motion and use of colors in his paintings.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Piet Mondrain, Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow
Mondrain believed in pure "plastic" art (where plastic refers to the formal values of art...the elements of design). He believed that the expression of pure plastics expressed universal reality and that art had polar coexistent goals. By this point in time he had limited his work to express the formal values (three primary colors: red, yellow and blue, three primary values: black, white and grey, and two primary directions: vertical and horizontal). These formal elements were what he used to create harmonious compositions which he used to symbolize/reflect the underlying duality of the universe.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This piece is by Bao Pham, who goes by the online name of thienbao. I thought this would be an interesting image to share as it displays a wide spectrum of red tints and shades. It's got a beautiful movement and flow and the subject really pops! The artist has a lot of unique works, I suggest checking him out.