Flowing elegances - (Timothy Williams)

This gallery features art work that is based on women. I will discuss how the artists uses movement by way of lines to navigate one's eyes around the canvas. The other charters and object will not distract you from the focal point, they will lead you to the elegant females. 

In this painting we see a gloomy scene, of a mother desperate to revive he son with rituals. Akseli Gallen-Kallela did a great job of using movement to guide the viewers eyes to the female focal point. The lines in sun rays reflecting off the lake, the borderline of the rock wall, and the line in bones on the ground are all point to the loving mother.
Joaquin Sorolla y Batida present a peaceful scene of two elegant ladies strolling along a seashore. The lines in the ocean and the sand point to the women. Movement can also be found in their cloths and accessories such as the umbrella and scarf. As their scarves blow in the wind the lines bind and turn leading to the magnificent beings.
This is a painting of a mysterious scene of two boys carrying a wounded angel. There is movement in the sky line, the grassy plain, the dirt road, and the curved line if the stream all leading to young female angel. Hugo Simberg makes use wound if the boys have injured and kidnapped her, or if they have resued the blinded angel.
P.S. Krøyer painted a beautiful snapshot of his wife Mari Krøyer in the shadow of a rose bush in their backyard. Although the rose bush takes up most of the canvas, Krøyer choose an angel were he had the perfect view of his lovely female companion. We can see movement in the lines of grass blades and the branch of the rose bush hanging over Marie Krøyer's head making sure the viewer notices her presents.
The Triumph of Venus features a gathering of nude female and male charters lounging, bathing, and playing in and/or around the water. François Boucher uses lines in the skyline and in the waves of the ocean to guide the viewers eye to the most important charter. Movement can also be seen in Boucher's use of color. All of the men have tan skin but the women are pale, perhaps to draw the views to the goddesses.
There is a lot going on in this scene painted by Johann Georg Platzer, and the viewers eyes are lead around the grandiose room. As your eyes are guided to the dance floor by the movement of the lines of the walls, picture frames, the stairs and the window. On the dance floor we see men and women dancing, but our eyes are more drawn to the females because of their colorful dresses.
In this scenic we see three lovers two females and one male engaging in bed. Théodore Géricault painted minimal features of the man in the scene and he almost fades in the darkness of the background. On the other hand the two women are much more exposed and are pale which makes them light up in comparison to the man. The viewer is also lead to women by the lines in the sheets and the curtains.
This is a painting of princess Europa being taking away from her family by a white bull, whose is the god jupiter in disguise. Movement can be seen drastically in the darkness on one side of the canvas and light on the other side. The lines in the water, the shoreline and even the skyline point to princess Europa sitting on top of the white bull.
La Primavera is the visual story of spring that features Gods and more importantly Goddesses. The painting is meant to be interpreted from right to left to understand the story, but i think the focal point is the elegant goddess venus. The direction of the lines flow inward from both sides ending with venus in the middle.
Here is a painting of the Jewish heroine Judith holding the severed head of the Assyrian commander, Holoferenes. Cristofano Allori use the lines in Judith's cloths to lead the views eyes away from the decapitated Assyrian, to the beauty of the fierce female warrior. Movement is shown with the use of colors in this painting.
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