49132-Group 1-National Gallery

Life

Thought to be the “sketch” to his painting Le Grenouillère, this painting, Bathers at La Grenouillère, depicting a full scene concentrated on the ripples on the water, the foliage, the boats, and the human figures at La Grenouillère. Monet uses light and shadows along with his signature brush strokes to create ripples in the water, which includes the idea of shadow and reflection, the foliage, which gives the painting depth, and the human figures, which helps create the implied space. The implied space is created using a linear perspective in which the vanishing point is kind of hidden by the hanging foliage in the center of the painting. Although the brush strokes are long and do not include a lot of small elements this oil painting is highly descriptive.
The figures in this painting have grouped into a single, triangular whole. The virgin is nursing an infant. She is in a sitting position with her head and upper back slightly tilted forward. The infant Christ, sitting on the Virgin's lap, is sucking on the virgin's left breast. The warm color of flesh is the most prominent in this paintin because it is lighter in compare to the darker background. My eyes focused onto the virgin's face, moving to the left is the infant's body, then down to the infant's legs and feet, then back to virgin's face and chest, next is the infant's right arm and hand.
This paints seems so simple but has so much meaning behind it. The colors are vibrant to express a lot of emotion. The bright yellows expressing full life and the arid browns showing life fading away and death. This picture is showing all angels of life and could simply be an example of how all things in life are tied together. There is not one place my eye is directly drawn to in this picture, there is just so much meaning in every flower I can't decide where to look first u less I am trying put the flowers in order from most alive to least alive. This is just such a great piece. (Note: at the Van Gogh Museum)
This is a fine art piece. One of the first things we notice is the color scheme, which is somewhat dark, and takes advantage of pale, earthy colors. We notice that it is rectangular in shape, and has the wide screen feel. Our eye quickly notices a man in the middle lower half, painted in a red robe, with a white bib, and a light halo around His head. We can see the skilled use of aerial perspective as the figures in the back, close to the fire, are much less detailed and even somewhat faint. I also notice some nice complimentary colors working together: on the left side we notice the use of blues and yellows; and with the center figure Jesus, and the figure off to the right side of Him, and back by the fire, we notice the use of red and green. I feel the artist did a great job of making the seen feel and look very natural.
the unusual perspective isn't necessarily explained solely because of Van Gogh's conscious stylistic choice. It is based more on architectural fact than artistic preference. Van Gogh's bedroom series of works is also unusual in that it's the only time that the artist depicts other examples of his own works within a painting. Vincent's Yellow House in Arles not only served as the artist's home, but also as his studio. As a result, he hung many of his newly painted works on the walls within the Yellow House. The bright and bold use of colour in Vincent's Bedroom in Arles is typical of the vibrant palette he began to use beginning late in his Paris period. Yellow was Van Gogh's favourite colour throughout his Arles and Saint-Rémy period.
This is a painting of a husband, his wife and their two children. The younger of the two children is a boy who is standing on one foot, nearly nude, reaching for cherries held by his father. The other child is a girl clothed in a blue dress who is sitting on the table and reaching for cherries from her mother's hand. The mother and daughter are together on the right left side of the painting while the father and son are coupled on the right. Lotto uses the shape of a triangle between the mother and father to tie the painting together. The garment worn by the mother is a warm color of red while the father wears a cool blue. The contrasted colors bring the viewers eye to the focal point of the painting.
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