Postimpressionism Postimpressionism was a movement in late-19th-century French painting that emphasized the artist's personal response to a subject. Postimpressionism takes its name from an art movement that immediately preceded it: Impressionism. But whereas impressionist painters concentrated on the depiction of a subject's immediate appearance, postimpressionists focused on emotional or spiritual meanings that the subject might convey. Although impressionist artists interpreted what they saw, their approach nevertheless remained rooted in observation of the natural world. Postimpressionists conveyed their personal responses to the world around them through the use of strong, unnatural colors and exaggeration or slight distortion of forms.
He uses the words “sunlit plain”, “vision splendid” and “wondrous glory” to provide the reader with an image that represents Australia’s reminiscent landscape. This is done to capture the reader’s thoughts in an attempt to persuade them. Paterson silences the negative aspects of rural life and the positive aspects of city life. Through numerous poetic techniques Paterson has shown that the Australian diversity is as diverse as the country itself. The Australian identity concerns the way Australia is viewed by other people.
Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night (Figure 1), has been subjected to analysis by many scholars. These evaluations have focused on the painting in relation to both van Gogh’s style and biography, with particular focus on the mental illnesses he suffered. The use of these different foci has caught the attention of various theorists who have attempted to interpret both the painting and the artist himself. The particular focus has been on the methodologies of Modernism, Psychoanalysis, and Semiotics. The methods all discuss the painting, Starry Night, in terms of its relation to the viewer and the question of its possible depiction of nature.
For example, to the Pitjantjatjat people of the western Desert of Central Australia, a high mountain peak may represent a place where one of the Ancestors stood up and looked over the surrounding country These Ancestral beings have been described as the "prototypes of the various natural species." This belief reinforces the spiritual and physical ties that Aboriginal people have with the land. Thus insuring that The Dreaming is not separated from the physical world or hinged to the past, but existent in the present. It is not only believed that the Ancestral beings gave Aboriginals their physical surroundings but were also responsible for establishing the social and cultural patterns to be emulated. Demonstrating human qualities the Ancestor Spirits established the Aboriginal way of life including kinship systems, customs and moral lessons represented by both good and wrong behaviour.
In the third stanza there is mentioned a number of ideals that modern people are striving for such as ¡§multiplied opportunities for safe investment and higher education¡¨ as well as advanced technologies and communications. This stanza has ... ... middle of paper ... ... Australian References The very first line of ¡§South of my Days¡¨ tells us that the poem is about Australia as it is Judith Wright¡¦s home country (¡§part of my blood¡¦s country¡¨). The ¡§tableland¡¨ described in lines 2 and 3 are distinctly Australian as well as the trees mentioned in line 4. In stanza 2 the use of the word ¡§yarn¡¨ is also Australian. Stanza 3 is one of ¡§Old Dan¡¦s¡¨ stories about a cattle muster, another distinct Australian reference especially with the inclusion of a drought mentioned and the Hunter Valley.
Frost usually starts with an observation in nature, contemplates it and then connects it to some psychological concern (quoted in Thompson). According to Thompson, “His poetic impulse starts with some psychological concern and finds its way to a material embodiment which usually includes a natural scene” (quoted in Thompson). According to John F. Lynen, “Frost sees in nature a symbol of man’s relation to the world. Though he writes about a forest or a wildflower, his real subject is humanity…his concept of nature…is a paradox and it points toward the greater paradox in man himself” (4,5). Lynen also states that “the struggle between the human imagination and the meaningless void man confronts is the subject of poem after poem” (6).
Whereas with Pollock, is actually one with nature, he also works outdoors but rather he does not actually paint nature. He is the nature, rather the nature of painting, of being an artist. There landscapes are different, from the movie that we saw in class Pollock does not really paint much landscape. His drip techniques are his landscape, his ability to use the brush as an application tool. Then there is the fact that Van Gogh actually made physical landscapes on his canvas.
Human Environment One’s environment can create a substantial impact. Artists express their own reactions to their own personal environments through their art. An environment may affect them physically, spiritually, culturally, or socially. Through art, artists are able to exemplify intended messages to an audience about the influence of a specific environment. Lin Onus and Arthur Boyd are two artists who have responded to their own individual situations through their artwork.
Through what we have studied of the artist, we know that he sees various things in his own painting. He sees some figures, along with a castle and somewhat of a landscape. The artist chooses these mediums to try and express to us what he is feeling. There are a lot of jumbled images in this painting, all of which have the power to symbolize to us, the viewer, of the painter’s own inner feelings and emotions. Kandinsky’s paintings often reflected the things that were going on in his own life at the time.
He is also viewed as a satirical poet because several of his works criticizes the technology, conformity and the absurdity of modern life. His works ranged from satire to tender lyricism, and his poems are metaphysical, sensual, serious, frivolous, mocking, mystical and rational (Hulibandi, 2012). He was truly influenced by Australia undoubtedly. His poems reveal images of Australia and modern life. “Australia” is one of his poems written in an ABBA rhyme scheme.