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Reflection On Art

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Before participating the ART 100 course, I really don’t know how are the elements of art and principles of design. It is interesting when I have some background about the art after finishing this course. This class has given me so much knowledge about the work of art. Now when I look at a painting, I can analyze the work of art based on the elements of art which is line, shape, forms, space, color, and texture; I also describe an overview of an artwork such as emphasis, unity, movement, or proportion.
Personally, I really enjoy the paintings in the Renaissance because I feel these paintings have an indescribable attraction. Most paintings show the mystery throughout the mix of black, red, and yellow colors which were blended. Moreover, the
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The style of painting, sculpture and decorative arts in the Renaissance emerged in Italy in the late 14th century; its peak was in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The featured artists in this period was such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.
The early Renaissance (1401 – 1490): Artists began an intense study of anatomy and light, and they applied geometry to the logical construction of implied space through the use of linear perspective. The Holy Trinity, 1425 by Masaccio used perspective to construct an illusion of figures in three-dimensional space. Moreover, Birth of Venus. C.1480 by Sandro Botticelli showed this work depicts the Roman goddess of love just after she was born from the sea. Venus is greeted by a young woman who represents Springs, the background is decorative, flat, and not being illusion of deep
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Three great masters–Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael–dominated the period known as the High Renaissance. The painting, Moa Lisa. C.1503 – 1506 by Leonardo da Vinci, is one of my favorite paintings. The painting is a self-portrait lady with the mixture dull yellow and brown tones. A technique is sharp edges that are blurred by blended colors in which the corners of the eyes and the mouth in shadow. Mona Lisa is a beautiful woman with all harmonious contours as well as her mysterious smile that creates her a strange attraction. I wonder whether she is real or not. The next painting is The Last Supper. c.1495 – 1498 by Leonardo da Vinci. The work of art contains a hidden geometry in which Christ’s figure as stable triangle, contrasting with active turmoil of the disciples. It seems to be having a group of three such as the apostles are seated in groupings of three, there are three windows behind Jesus and both sides, and the shape of Jesus ' figure resembles a triangle. Besides, the artwork is two-dimensional, but it looks like a tri-dimensional painting. The third painting in the Renaissance I want to mention is The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434 by Jan van Eyck. The work of art is using tiny brush strokes to show the incredible richness and various material in the mood texture. The figures and the space are so accurately captured, and the painting is simulated texture
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