It is, again, a beautifully balanced composition, typical of the Renaissance. The composition is also completely filled, but not overcrowded. Even with the flying angels, the painting appears rational; ... ... middle of paper ... ...ead, which can also be seen on the wings of both of the angels holding it. Then again, that goldish hugh is seen in the instruments that then angels on both sides of Mary are playing. Blues and greens are used in a balanced manner throughout as well.
Her eyes are partially closed, and her hands together in prayer, giving her a serene and holy appearance, despite the flurry of activity around her. The Virgin appears as if she is brightly illuminated, implying that she is an enlightened figure and accentuating her holiness. Mary, Queen of Heaven, by the Master of the Saint Lucy Legend is not only grand in size, but also in message. There is a great deal of symbolism, delicate details, and religious imagery. However, the Artist is successful in drawing the viewer in to the work, prompting them to carefully consider the skillfully rendered details and imagery, as well as the greater story and ideas that the piece represents.
In the Mona Lisa painting, the most noticeable feature of this painting can be the slight smile on the face. You can clearly see the parabola if you look closely. In the painting, The Virgin of the Rocks, the use of parabolas is very common. You can see parabolas were by Leonardo da Vinci to shape the faces of the people, to make the eyebrows, and lips. In the cut of the clothing of the Virgin, you can see a parabola as well.
“The unity of this composition is generated by the careful interweaving of the three color ‘ The yellow is foreground, reality, and the blue and green are the space”. When people look at this sainted-glass window, with light illuminating those color, they feel serene and joyful. Furthermore, in his another artwork, Harmony in Red 1908, he used red and analogous red color in the image. It expresses passion and active to viewers. In the article, the author believes that Matisse was happy in that time.
All of these colors combined can be called analogous because they are all on the color wheel. The colors bleed into one another or into the background creating rich pastel colors. The edges of the different colors dissolved. The lightening of the painting’s colors truly showed its value. The different hues of color the artist used to show pastel made the painting’s value “light.” This is all the design elements that the artist used to create this painting.
Because of this, the two figures that represent Jesus and Mary seem to be hovering weirdly above the ground. This, I believe, draws the viewer’s attention to these two figures, since they are the main focus of the painting. Due to the influence of my culture, I recognized the figures as Jesus and Mary immediately. However, despite this, there are a few indicators as to who the people represented in the painting are. When viewing the painting, it is obvious that the figures of mother and child are the main point because the gazes of all of the people in the represented center on the child, including the mother’s.
In order to create the desired impact on the viewer of their paintings, Cenni and Miller use similar stylistic techniques to portray their female subjects. The backgrounds of both paintings are quite busy, allowing the artists to draw more attention to the female subjects’ faces and achieve their desired impression on the viewer. Madonna and Child’s background is created with warm colors of red and gold leaf, and remains cooler through the use of green. Many floral, leafy, organic shapes fill the background, contrasting with The Virgin Mary’s skin. Furthermore, her clothes are comprised of the same colors as the background, allowing her body to blend in with her surroundings.
“The Grafin von Scholfeld with her Daughter” is oil on canvas art piece painted in 1793. It is a painting of a woman holding her daughter on her lap, the woman being “The Grafin von Schonfeld.” The woman is dressed in clothing that is from the upper class or a royalty stature in the late 1700’s. The clothing looks rich in material and sleek like silk in the colors of wine and a rich green. She has a covering on her head that looks like an extravagant scarf that drapes over her shoulder on one side, also made of the same silky material used for her dress. The woman has pale skin, reddish brown hair, bluish eyes, and rosy cheeks.
Overall, most of the colors employed at the architectural site are warm, offering a “beauty that will be irresistible and unobtrusive” (Cvijovis). The complimentary color scheme releases a sense of harmony and the different variations of color create interesting which furthermore results a provocative space. In addition, the scheme contains muted colors which add to the theme of peace and serenity. Therefore, the colors utilized all over the church not only adorn the site, but also assist in expressing a joyful, safe and sound ambiance. Lines in an architectural site can be applied to define force, power and movement.
The rest of the room remains eerily dark and dull. Color is used to draw attention to important characters and objects in the painting. The red of Mary’s shirt emphasizes her place as the main figure. A bright, yellow cloud floating above the room symbolizes the joy of the angelic figures. De Zurbaran uses warm colors in the foreground.