Each time I see one of his paintings, I am captivated. It is beyond my realm of creativity to explain his genius. I contacted a woman in Sedona by the name of Aliahd who deals his art (Visions Fine Art Gallery.) She told me that she had met him at one time and was touched by his humbleness. At the same time she could see his vibrant brilliance simply through his words.
There are many amazing artists that have made a huge impact on the art world through the art that they have created. As I am a huge art fan, and make art myself, it was very interesting but difficult to try and choose only one artist to talk about when there are so many out there. Of course, I could have talked about any other artist, and I am positive that many other students chose the same artist as me. But either way, one of the most famous, influential and most talked-about artists is Vincent van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on 1853.
Emotional, expressive, detailed, incredible, and magnificent: these are just a few words that help capture what is medieval art. The artists behind these pieces of artwork helped to shape culture, as well as creating vivid visual depictions of Bible stories, portraits, and landscapes. Some of the most famous pieces of artwork come from the medieval period, especially the Renaissance. Artists were widely popular at this time, so artwork was spreading everywhere and changing history. Imagine how different today’s culture would be without famous paintings such as Michelangelo’s mural on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and the Last Supper.
He traveled to London and worked for a Silversmith. While there he saw many painters, he enjoyed it and began painting himself. It was impressive that he began painting without any formal academic lessons (Woodall 11). In spite of that his work was very astonishing and he published his first sketches in 1747. He was greatly influenced by the great painter Sir Anthony Van Dyck before he decided that it was time for him to leave the silversmith’s shop (Internet 2).
After roaming continuously through the structures of the museum I finally found a work of art that drew my eyes to it. Located in the Western Pavilion, the artwork that I found most compelling and aesthetically pleasing is Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises (1889) placed in between Edgar Degas’s painting of The Milliners (1882) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Portrait of Albert Cahen d’ Anvers (1881). The gallery setting where these art pieces are situated in has dark brown walls and wooden floorboards, and right above is a white-colored ceiling with lights positioned to illuminate every artwork in the room. Because of the dusky-colored walls, Van Gogh’s painting of Irises was accentuated and was also highlighted by the light pointing towards it. The art piece is an oil on canvas encased in a golden tarnished frame, which further enhanced the theme of the composition.
These paintings are inspirational to me because they are amazing but also they speak to me. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the saying I love mentioning to someone when they talk about a painting or picture. To me, a picture is not just words, but the emotions and meanings that are given from them. When I see “The Persistence of Memory” I imagine about time, and how people just worry about it and waste it. In “The Persistence of Memory” I feel like there is no time, everything is ‘melting’ away, nothing matters.
People may have a slightly augmented sense of a piece of art while in its physical presence but the initial reaction very often still remains. To use a personal example, for the longest time I have been underwhelmed by the so-called unparalled beauty of perhaps the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. When given the opportunity to visit the Louvre in Paris I was only given, as I said, a heightened sense of my original reaction to the painting. Housed in its own personal room, implanted on an oversized white wall, hanging behind bullet proof glass case sat the painting I had seen 100,000 other times. I was dissatisfied, but with the room packed shoulder to shoulder with many others tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of Da Vinci’s masterpiece, I suppose I may have been the only one.
As well as preserving images and feelings, photography is important because it can also be used simply to create eye-catching art. Different techniques can be used to manipulate images in creative ways and create a specific atmosphere. Colors can be enhanced and made brighter, lines can be blurred and specific objects can be made to stand out. So as well as capturing something accurately and allowing you to appreciate it, photography can also simply be expression, creativity and ideas that portray certain feelings to the viewer. In conclusion I have learned a great deal of different and fun things about photography and in the process of that it had also made me realize that the world will live in today wouldn’t be half of what it is today without photography.
I could tell that these are new artists that are beginning to start a new trend in today’s modern art world. Each artist had a completely different style than the next. I mostly saw very surreal paintings that intrigued me and made me try to uncover why the artist had put the images together in such a way. Another very key point that sticks out in my mind is the broad use of color. I loved how much this display had!
Artists have produced art throughout all periods of time and that has given us a large variety of different kinds. Artists have impacted the way we live, the way we see things, and they have helped us to understand the art of expression. Context is important for artwork in that without it, the art could lose its