The BLUE ROOM - A Gallery created by Elizabeth Hansen

This gallery includes various pieces of artwork from all over the world. Titled, "The Blue Room", for it's impeccable designs and unique interpretations of the ocean from ten different artists. 

Lightly painted partially cloudy sky and reflections of the sun onto the shallow ocean washed up on the sand is depicted here in Brown’s interpretation of the sea. The sunshine reflecting upon the water below is really emphasized with Brown’s artistic style and use of vectors with his paint. The dark cloud above the water draws the eye in and then out again as the painting explodes with light. The movement in the water is seen glimmering with the shining light from the sun. By using a medium of brown paperboard, Brown really utilized texture in this piece.
In this colorful work of art, Kochabua re-interprets a Hindu cosmos-genic scene with antigods playing a tug of war like game, dressed as animal heads, appear to be fighting over the Vasuki head. With his artistic flare, and grand use of color, Kochabua utilizes all aspects of painting. His balance of image from left to right reflect each other creating a perfect balance and mental satisfaction. This piece also uses a creative interpretation of variety, catching viewer’s eye.
Whistler has given audiences a vague visual description of what the ocean appears to be in this piece. Painted sand in the foreground, the blue water in the middle ground and the tattered sky above; this watercolor on paper painting is simple yet delicately executed. Whistler’s technique of movement with the water can be seen in soft brush strokes across the page. His use of space on the piece is exceptional, leading the image into the edges of the painting as well. He also utilizes texture to add yet another visual element to the piece.
Hajek’s depiction of the sea is colorful and imaginiative. As seen below, this underwater image captures his version of ocean life. A mermaid and merman, corals, seaweed, fish, flowers and a boat drifts off in the distance above all of the craze below. Hajek uses proportion in his own unique way making the underwater ocean life larger than the boat above, emphasizing each element’s significance. He also uses color well, playing into the viewer’s eye; grabbing attention with the bright yellows and reds as well as countering their brightness with cool blue and green tones.
Roaring ocean waves roll in the middle of the sea, untouched by anything except the sky and earth below. Frederick Judd Waugh interprets his vision of the sea with beautifully colored and moving waves. The movement created in the brush strokes of this painting makes the eye want to believe that these waves truly are moving. The dark contrast of the ocean wave vs the light blue and white foam create perfect chemistry and peace to this roughness. The sky above also emphasizes the light in the ocean, as well as an unsettling calm with the dark clouds quickly approaching and taking over the scene.
Varejao beautifully captures the ocean life in this unique piece utilizing tiles to create a bond of the old world and the new world. Many viewers see this piece as an un-finished puzzle. However, the rolling ocean waves of chaos are meant to represent the vast voyages from history. Varejao uses pattern and repetition in her tile work to create a variety and uniqueness to her art. There are faces that appear in some tiles as well.
This piece illustrates a surrealistic gray beach scene. A lone chair sitting upon a large rock foundation with a bridge-like stone upon it. Cheol describes this work as, “The metaphor of the chair symbolizes the interior landscape we lost.” So finely executed, this painting appears as a picture as opposed to a painting to some but that is just because of Cheol’s exceptional line work, use of space, and color. The flutter of the wave to the left hand side of the chair adds realism to the painting and the bland color scheme used in addition to the “wanting to feel closer” to the subjects in the painting add a certain appeal to it.
A trail of large rocks free standing in the ocean is captured by Monet as the sun sets behind the horizon of the ocean. Alike most ocean paintings, Monet uses his brush strokes to create movement in the sea. He also uses his paint to reflect the setting sun off of the water and giving the faces of the rock color as well. A truly inspiring piece of art that allows viewers to become fascinated with Monet’s take of the sea, use of space, and color.
Pictured here in this piece is Bronte Beach, located in Sydney, Australia. Artist Charles Conder paints the sea shades of pink and purple, and people fully clothed in dresses and jacket and pants, depicting the time period and people enjoying their seaside leisure time. Texture is utilized most here, shown through his interesting use of oil on cardboard medium. Intricate line work outlining the people shown and mild landscape also add another visual element piece creating a soft realistic picture, a moment captured in time.
In this painting, created by an unknown artist, a bright red sun begins to set behind the horizon of the ocean. The sky appears almost three dimensional as the clouds recede into the distance and the rock/dune in the foreground pull a dark contrast to the image. The artist uses reflection perfectly creating a glimmer on the sand from the setting sun as well as utilizing his/her medium’s texture. The artist also used space well in this piece, making sure that every detail extended to the full size of the canvas. The transparent light beams from the sun and people on shore really add a uniqueness to this art.
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