The green line in the centre of Madam Matisse’s face has been well placed as a shadow line, and also in order to prevent the face from sinking into the strong flat colours in the background. The face is also divided into a warm, and cool side, and the brushstrokes also add to the more expressive and creative nature of this painting (rather then realistic). The Artist. Henri Matisse was born as the son of a grain merchant in France 1869, and only found his love of art, and his talents at 21yrs of age, beginning to paint after becoming seriously ill. This love of art stayed with him for the rest of his life.
In order to counteract his attacks of epilepsy, anxie... ... middle of paper ... ...rasting effects as well as a strong use of line and geometric shape. I find it quite difficult to relate to Elizabeth Blackadder’s work because of the way she has structured her paintings which, though carefully planned, I find a little disjointed. However, I love Van Gogh’s work ‘A pair of shoes’, it is definitely my favourite I find it absolutely intriguing; his brushstroke being so passionate and dramatic in movement it feels as if he was absorbed in the effort of explaining something to us through his painting, his struggle against mental illness and inner turmoil are painted into these shoes. Works Cited Websites; www.vangoghgallery.com, www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gogh/, www.vggallery.com/, www.royalacademy.org.uk/academicians/painters/elizabeth-blackadder, www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~muscoll/boswell/artworks/blackadder.htm
Many people prefer “Starry Night” because of how popular it is, but I rather adore “Starry Night Over the Rhone” because I usually use these colors to paint, but also the technique used is amazing. In the painting if you see the sky , you can see the brush strokes and how small he made them, and when I see something related to the way an artist created their art, it intrigues
Many pieces were minuscule, and all his pieces showed off his skills as an artist. Elevating to look at such as “The Jar of Apricot” and “The Ray” (1758), the depth and use of reflections were mesmerising and peaceful. Paris turn of C20-This was the phase when artists really started to adopt new styles to express there ideas. Braque, Picasso, Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse were the fore founders, innovating cubism, block colours, experimental studio time, and a different way of perceiving art by twisting the laws of perspective. Now artists would churn out many more pieces, for now, no longer would apiece take months and months to complete.
Pierre Bonnard Post Impressionist painter, and printmaker Pierre Bonnard was born on October 3, 1867 in Fontenay-aux-Roses- France, he is described as " the most idiosyncratic of all the great twentieth century painters" Pierre Bonnard after his death, is noted for his unique use of color and imagery; he is also noted as one of the founding members of a Post Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Pierre finished his last painting " The Almond Tree in Blossom" a week before his death during his eightieth year on January 23, 1947 in Le Camet, France. Overall Pierre Bonnard can be described as an "intimist" because he was fascinated with the special moments of daily life around him. Pierre had a happy carefree childhood.
His styles and techniques were so particular and well-liked, that he succeeded regardless of the trends going on around him; The Dance (1910) being the perfect example, for it was loved and hated by many. By the 1920's, he was increasingly noticed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. He was appreciated for bringing that traditional style painting into the modern age and not allowing it to die out like many other artistic traditions had.11 Even though he had been firmly criticized for how he painted, he was still respected for his eclectic style of line and brushwork. Matisse dreamt of, "an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling subject matter" (MA, 38).12 He did this by painting things with simple detail, and also with a light, airy, feel. He wanted to convey the message of classical art, as well as very modern styles of art.
Unlike the artist of the earlier periods Monet would paint colors in simple strokes beside each other instead of the pre-mixing or blending them on the canvas. Monet would often paint the same images over and over to capture the different moments with each setting of light. Monet was highly influenced by Edourad Manet’s rebellious style of the academic norm, society’s perspective of painting. Manet painted a contrast of light colors on dark; warm against cool giving a sensational stimulation to the eye (P. Frank 2004 pg362). Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas were also well known impressionists that joined the show.
Matisse's own early style was an ordinary form of naturalism although it was also realistic, meaning that it was about everyday life. Also, he made many copies after the old masters to develop his skills. The French painters Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne and the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, whose work he studied closely beginning about 1899, first influenced Matisse's early work. Around 1904 Matisse came across the paintings of George Seurat, a French painter who had died in 1891. Seurat was a very technical painter and had developed a style of painting using lots of coloured dots.
It was quietly beautiful at provided many places for these artists to paint landscapes, still life’s, and living subjects alike. They enjoyed depicting the daily lives of Parisians. Many artists were also born in Paris, and many others just preferred to work in Paris. Oscar Claude Monet was born in Paris, France on November 14, 1840. This man,... ... middle of paper ... ...this, Renoir was a dedicated portrait and figure artist.
Once looking at the painting you find yourself looking into the eyes of the subject being painted and seeing another life with in the portrait. The eyes can almost be eerie as well as breathtaking at the same time. The painting produces richness and a feeling of royalty that people in the 21st century do not understand but yearn just the same. I was very impressed of the classic style of the painting and my own yearning to have the same richness and “classiness” as the lives that were portrayed in Vigee-LeBrun’s painting.