Art is everywhere

by: Kaleigh Miller

For this piece, I found it interesting that there was such a vibrant color of blue available during the era it was made. The markings made in black seem to be symbols that represent something else or even tell a story. The figure looks as if it has features of a human, but it is not in the natural form, so it seems to be more abstract. The figure has what appears to be hair, eyes, and other facial features. The style is similar to other Egyptian art forms that are portrayed in movies and other common expressions. The media used is clay, glaze, and paint.
I like this artwork because it looks realistic. The artwork is representational because it depicts humans, animals, and plants in their life-like forms. The artist carefully considered every carve in order to create a proportional and detailed piece of art. There is clearly a woman holding two babies presented in this piece. Along with the humans, the animals, clothing, and plants each have different textures and are easy to differentiate from one another. The details do not specify what medium the artist used, but many Roman sculptures are made from marble, so it is safe to assume this one is as well.
This piece of art is very unique. The long strip of paper draws my eyes across the image as if I am reading a book. This artist depicted five different colored oxen and also left traces of red designs. The representational design of the oxen paired with the nonrepresentational red designs makes for an interesting composition. Each ox is posed in a different way and it adds the idea of movement to the piece. The medium used to create the artwork is colors on paper.
This double sided wooden panel is intriguing to me. I especially enjoy the details of the Buddhist symbol and the overall symmetry of the piece. The Buddhist symbol has eight arms protruding from it’s body. I would say that this artwork is abstract and nonrepresentational because the Buddhist symbol is an abstract “human form” and the designs and what I assume is written language is nonrepresentational and mostly frill. The details of the art states that the type is simply a manuscript. I assume the media is wood and paint.
I love the use of different colors in this artwork. Green, red, and yellow are the most prominent colors, which contrast against each other nicely. There are three men pictured: one whom looks like a priest because of his hat and staff, another whom looks like a knight because of his silver attire, and the other one I assume is a king or someone of authority because he is blessing the man whom looks like a knight with a sword. I think some kind of ritual is portrayed in this image. The knight is missing his leg, so maybe he is being honored for participating in a battle for the safety of his people. This artwork is representational because of the realistic human-features of these men. The media for this painting is tempera and gold on wood panel.
This piece of art is a ceramic that has the content of what looks like a human holding a flag (and perhaps a sword) and walking through nature. I specifically enjoy the use of different lines. There is a variety of bold, thin, different colored, curved and straight lines. It is an example of an abstract form because the content is perceived as a human walking in a natural surrounding because of its details and features, however it is not how humans appear naturally. The media is most likely a combination of clay and paint.
I like this artwork because it is most different than the others I have put into my gallery. It is darker, less exciting, and seems more empty than other pieces. The artist focused mainly on the symmetry and details of the interior of the building. There are people located on the checkered floor of the building, detailed decorations, and high arches, which give the viewer an idea of how large the building actually is. The details tab does not specify the medium used, however I would assume it is oil on canvas. This artwork is a very realistic depiction of a St. Paul’s Cathedral; therefore, it fits into the representational category.
This piece of art caught my attention for its abundance of open space. Located on the left and bottom of the piece there is plants, butterflies, and five puppies, while the top right corner has nothing. The content is simple, however the details, such as that in the leaves and the puppies, add to the image. The medium used is colors on silk. Though the content looks modeled after realistic organisms, the way the artwork is presented to the viewers seems to be abstract. I think this mainly because the lack of background suggests that the puppies are floating around as opposed to being grounded.
I like this artwork because it is calming to look at. I like the range of colors and how they mix together. There are no solid lines, so it is easy to look around the image freely and not have to follow a leading line to a specific content. The medium used in this painting is oil on canvas. The artwork is nonrepresentational because there is no specific reference to anything, there is just color and a repetition of technique.
This piece of artwork is specifically interesting to me because of the different forms pictured in it. On the left, the rock is smoother and has straighter lines, however on the right, the rock form is rugged. They both come together to form almost a perfect isosceles triangle at the bottom. The sky is light and colorful and the rugged parts of the rocks cast an interesting shadow on each other. The horizon is also perfectly horizontal. The medium is photography. It is representational art because it shows how these rock forms naturally look in real life.
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