This art gallery is all about the movement artists can portray in nature and how just seeing a painting and immersing yourself in it can make it feel like you're in that setting.
Here is an extremely famous painting, van Gogh's The Starry Night. It depicts a small village, the night sky and a mountain of some sort. The sky takes your eyes from left to right in a swirling motion, as if it were a windy night.
This painting takes the viewer from the bottom to the top of the work. Depicted is a mountainous scene with a storm brewing in the background. The tree pointing toward the mountain is what really grabs the attention of the viewers.
Ryder's painting shows a rough sea. Again, this painting takes viewers left to right with the movement of the waves. Also with the movement of the clouds, it helps with seeing the movement of the waves.
Church's painting depicts a waterfall leading to a small creek. The white foamy looking waterfall leads the viewers down to the small creek. The way the water is splashing against some of the rocks near the bottom suggests that the stream has a rough current.
In Guérard's countryside painting, the line of clouds is what drew me to this picture. The way they start close to the land and gradually move up and the one that is higher than the rest looks as if it was a breezy summer day. Also the trees along the path lead you from left to right as do the clouds.
The winding path in Cézanne's painting draws you toward the background. It's almost as if you'd want to follow the path and see what's at the end. Also, the little bit of green grass along the dirt path makes it stand out a bit.
The first thing that caught my eye in this painting is the two people at the bottom. It looks as if the person on the right has their coat flowing in the harsh wind. The waves draw the viewer to the shoreline where the people are standing and the waves are crashing next to them.
The first thing in Monet's Morning on the Seine that catches my eye is the massive tree that's hanging. It's almost pointing at the water. The way there are also leaves from the tree all around the bank helps viewers distinguish where the water is and which way it is flowing.
What really draws the attention of the viewer is the waves. They look like they're coming down harshly against the rocks and a small city in the background where lighting is striking. The bright white zigzag of the lighting draws the viewer to where it is striking.
The first two things that viewers notice in this painting is the light house and the tipping ship. The dark grey clouds and rain in the background going diagonally towards the tree shows just how hard it's storming. The waves crashing against the massive rocks also help show how hard the storm is hitting them.
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