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.