Water View


I chose to use “Pool Reflecting Forest" as the opening piece for my collection because is displays a wide variety of colors encompassing the range to be displayed from the water’s reflection. Tunero Kokuryo used smooth soft brush strokes to depict his interpretation of a Forest reflection on water. By incorporating crows and detailed trees in different shades of the colors represented, Kokuryo was able to create a piece that helps the structure of a traditional landscape portrait, while breaking the border of creativity with a personal twist.
By adding "Tranquil Pond(Egelsee near Golling, Salzburg)" to this collection, I am able to incorporate a realistic view of our sky through unclear reflection. Although the sky is not the main focus of this artwork, by Gustav Klimt, I believe that the artist is showing the importance of the relationship and unity between the earth and the sky. With it's subtle appearance, the sky provides great space in the artwork and completes the artwork.
"Echo and Narcissus" by John William Waterhouse is another example of the simple excitement that a reflection offers to the color and texture of our world. This piece is intended to focus on the attraction man has to reflection. Although the artist used the naked woman to show that man might be more intrigued by his own reflection, than the world around, I think this is a great example of the importance that a reflection through water has in our world. John's artwork offers a great amount of detail in between the forest and garden setting.
This is a realistic, yet simple depiction of a pond/lake setting. "Afternoon Reflections" by George J. Stengel is similar to the previous piece as it is displayed in sharp, colorful style. Mr. Stengel uses many brush strokes and shades of colors to show unity of the trees, the bank, and the sky. This piece has less colors in the sky than the rest, but it offers and realistic representation of the color of the reflection in the Spring, when the world is vivid and full of color.
"Spring Waters (Maestoso)" is a piece created by Vilhelms Purvītis. It shows the landscape of a valley and river with the reflection of the sky highlighted in the bottom of the valley in the body of water. Purvītis uses a soft approach with both color and brush stroke style in this artwork. The colors are subtle, yet demanding to the eye due to the sharp detail and bright reflection in the water.
The sun in the sky of this piece, draws attention to the eye because of the contrast of the bright yellow and orange against the dark gray background. Claude Monet, the artist of "The Cliff, Étretat, Sunset", used rough pant strokes to depict a blurry, yet vibrant take on a sunset in the midst of the ocean.
I added a fair amount of sharp color by incorporating Tsewang Tashi's work into this collection. As my favorite artist in this collection (MVP if you will), Tashi targets the sky and the deep blue colors found in it. "Kychu River (Diptych)" is a straight forward piece of art. It is easy to see the structure behind this specific piece of work. With the incorporation of yellow jagged hills, the sky is by far the most vivid and bright reflecting off of the water.
This piece of artwork poses a more realistic representation of a landscape, scenery, and sky, as it is an actual photograph. In Eliot Porter's "Sunrise on River, Navajo Creek, Glen Canyon, Utah" photograph, the sky is highlight with light blue and orange tones reflecting off of the choppy water. Looking over the water moving into the horizon, the colors of this piece blend nicely, and contrast just enough to draw out a joyful feeling.
Harold Newton's well known "Sunset on the Everglades" fits perfectly into this Water's Reflection Collection. With his unique style and attention to detail, Harold uses tones of blue and a hint of yellow/white to paint a vivid and bold sky which reflects off of the marshy water. The pattern of his strokes help the elements of the painting unite and the style of the strokes downloads a sense of dreaming.
This Douglas Coupland piece finishes up the collection perfectly with his "Harris Maligne Lake, Sampson-Matthews Variant" presented in creative brilliance. Blues, greys and whites all come together in unity to display a jagged depiction of a lakes reflection of a mountain. With the colors mostly running north and south on the canvas, they represent the perspective of the waters reflection into the sky. The Blue is a subtle representation of the sky itself.
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