During the early nineteenth century John Constable was known for his great artistry across Europe. His interest and love for paint began in 1799 when Constable convinced his father into letting him attend the Royal Academy School to pursue art - his passion as a romantic artist was in landscapes. His style, brushstroke techniques and eye for detail, progressed over the years but he remained true to his passion of capturing nature and the beautiful world that surrounded him. It is refreshing to see the freshness of light, touch, and colour carry on through his entire body of work. When studying the paintings and their compositions, one can note the similarities between Constable’s works of nature and landscapes and the written words of William Wordsworth, a poet during that time who was also an acquaintance of Constable.
Jan van Eyck has been one of the more prominent early Netherlandish painters during his time. He has had many famous works, however one of his more interesting and questionable pieces is The Arnolfini Portrait. There is much to be desired in this painting by the great van Eyck. Van Eyck has been a master painter most of his career, but in this painting he is able to show how his excellent painting skills can bring this painting to life. The Arnolfini Portrait, which measures 82 × 59.5 cm (32.3 × 23.4 in) is an oil painting on oak panel dated 1434.
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
. this “truthful” painting, Monet later claimed, had determined his path as an artist.” Monet’s goal took off as his popularity grew in the mid 1870s after he switched from figure painting to the landscape impressionist style. William Seitz supports this statement through his quote, “The landscapes Monet painted at Argenteuil between 1872 and 1877 are his best-known, most popular works, and it was during these years that impressionism most closely approached a group style. Here . .
One of Constable's first important paintings was Dedham Vale of 1802 and the Dedham Vale of 1828. These paintings "repeat intrinsically the composition of that compact gem - like scene" (Reynolds,21). The Dedham Vale of 1828 was painted from a topographical point of view. "The painting shows a view from the hill bordering the Stour Valley. Constable loved the view from the Stour Valley so much, that he drew from almost the same spot in several sketches and painted at least three versions in oil."
The artists in these two places really inspired me and I really enjoyed their art. A quote from a Prague tour guidebook states, "The 19th century Renaissance saw a period of national and revival and the burgeoning of civic pride," made me realize that the art I... ... middle of paper ... ...resting and wonderful. I had the opportunity to do and see things others may never have the chance to see. I feel very fortunate for having this opportunity. The differences and similarities in architecture and in paintings were a pleasure to witness.
Accordingly, his use of dense brush strokes, visible hues that reflect off the water and overall perspective that conveys an organic, yet untamed take on nature. Vincent Van Gogh’s style is defined by the profuse brush strokes that you see in all his paintings. These brush strokes highlight the primary subject of a majority of his paintings which is nature. The texture in Starry Night over the Rhone is what gives the artwork an organic feeling. Vincent Van Gogh did an excellent job with handling the medium.
People almost agree that red expresses passion and blue expresses sorrow. There is no doubt that Matisse wanted to express pleasure to viewers by using vivid color in his artworks. For instance, Weston figures out The Rosier Chapel at Vence is also a masterpiece. Matisse used visual art to express the space and created whole aesthetic experience. It makes people fell the sense of joy, pleasure.
During this time, many would comission him to paint pictures of American scenery, but his primary desire and goal, he says, was to create a “higher style of landscape that would express moral or religious tones.” In 1836, Cole married Maria Barstow and settled in Catskill, New York. Catskill would obviously become the inspiration for his piece, “Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River”. From these paintings he influenced many other artists. Among these artists were Frederick Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt. ... ... middle of paper ... ...s Cole did an excellent job in portraying realism in his paintings.
Housed permanently on the first floor of the museum in Gallery 152 (Toll Gallery) which housed a collection of art pieces with the common theme: European Art from 1850-1900, the painting attracted me through its vibrant colors and its simplistic, yet meaningful beauty. The gallery also had other paintings by the same artist along with other artists who had similar painting styles. I chose this piece to write my paper on because I felt like I could relate to this painting because I could imagine myself being the main character in the story in the image. Claude Monet is also one of my favorite artists because I love the natural beauty of his impressionistic paintings. Born on November 14th 1840 in Paris, Claude Monet is mostly known as the French impressionist painter whose painting "Impression, Sunrise" (1873) started an entire art movement called Impressionism that focused more on the form, light, and color rather than realism.