CLAR 209 SUM 1: Paintings [JC]

A diverse gathering of scenic and peaceful paintings.

1.     Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil (Automne sur la Seine Argenteuil) by Claude Monet                             Painted from a small boat in the middle of the river, this piece has precise brush strokes emphasizing the piece as Impressionistic. Note the symmetry of color between the trees and their reflection in the water below.        2.     The British clipper 'Taitsing' (Great Arrow) off Hong Kong                                                                       An oil and canvas painting of an important ship to the British, a clipper from the golden age. Focus on the impressive shading and light from the setting sun in the distance.                                                                         

3.     Still Life with Basket of Fruit by Balthasar van der Ast                                                                                     An oil on panel medium brings this still shot to life with its vibrant and diverse collection of colors. Strongly recognizable is the impressive texture achieved in this piece, with each fruit being the correct amount of glossy, bumpy, etc.                                                                 4.     Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon by Nicola de Garo         A portrait landscape shot painted on canvas using oil. A scenic overlook of a lake with some mountains in the background. The use of lines to differentiate each geographical feature in this piece is of high importance.


5.     A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Painted in 1884-1886, this oil painting is Seurat’s largest and greatest. Its subject matter is civilian life in France. The shadows and light are some of the most interesting aspects of this piece, along with the lifelike and seemingly in action portrayals of the subjects.

Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil (Automne sur la Seine Argenteuil), Claude Monet, 1873/1873, From the collection of: High Museum of Art
The British clipper 'Taitsing' (Great Arrow) off Hong Kong, 1865, From the collection of: Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Still Life with Basket of Fruit, Balthasar van der Ast, 1622, From the collection of: North Carolina Museum of Art
Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, Nicola de Garo, 1920, From the collection of: Casa Guilherme de Almeida
A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884-1886, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
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