creating motion,Creating depth  -aaron bradshaw

A  gallery themed around artists depictions of natural forms  to create motion in nature. This gallery contains examples how artists create three-dimensional spacial perspectives to create living scenes, illustrating motion shown in nature.

This painting titled "Destruction of Tyre" by John Martin depicts a violent storm illustrated by lightning, large waves destroying the city, capsized boats, buildings falling into the sea, and a woman in a small brown boat wearing a yellow dress. The focal point of the artwork is a woman depicted in the center of the painting in a yellow dress with her arms extended upward in the little brown boat. Movement is depicted in the painting through the use of the long flowing curved lines of the massive waves. The bolt of lightning in the background also serves as a second focal point and helps to add depth to the painting. Martin creates a three-dimensional space by creating a vanishing point located in the center of the painting right above the woman in the boat. Using texture and linear perspective the artist adds immense depth to the painting.
The painting titled "Dancing Fairies" by August Malmström renders a moonlit landscape of a winding stream. As fog rolls over the landscape the artist illustrates fairies dancing and twisting in flight through the fog into perspective of the viewer then back into the background, giving the viewer a sense of the depth of the landscape. The artist’s depiction of the fog helps to illustrate the motion of it approaching the foreground. The artist’s use of dynamic shapes used to create the fairies in the fog also helps to illustrate movement in the painting.
This painting title "Somberness Sunlit" by Emily Carr depicts rays of sunlight penetrating and passing through the trees of a forest. The artist illustrates the movement of the sunlight through the trees by the use of rhythm in long straight lines showing direction of the sunlight. The sun is the focal point in the painting shown by the emphasis of its yellow hue in contrast to the rest of the colors used in the painting. The texture of the trees in the painting help to illustrate the three-dimensional feel by the detail of their features in the foreground, contrasted against the features of the trees shown in less detail in the background as they approach the focal point the sun.
This painting titled "Near June Street, Worcester, Massachusetts" by John Singer Sargent creates a landscape scene of a tall hill with covered in long flowing blades of grass blowing in the wind. On the right side of the hilltop the artists depicts two trees surrounded by a rock outcropping. The motion of the wind is depicted in the painting by the curving lines used to illustrate the tall grass blowing in the wind that lines this landscape. The texture used to create the blades of grass also help to add to the depth of the painting with the layers of green, gold, and brown.The motion of the wind depicted by Sargent is also shown in the blowing of the branches of the trees on top of the hill.
This painting titled "Waterfall in Småland by Marcus Larson portrays a waterfall littered with boulders and fallen trees on a stormy, dark, and cloudy day. On one side of the waterfall is a path with a bridge that runs along the edge nearby forest. While on the other side of the waterfall in the distance on the hill is a village. Larson depicts movement in the painting in the placement of boulders, fallen trees, and curvature banks surrounding the waterfall. Larson also shows movement in the blowing of the trees in the background in the same direction that the clouds are moving. The trees and clouds are angled towards the vanishing point, the horizon, in the top right portion of the painting. The proportion and scale of the clouds in the foreground in contrast to the scale of the clouds near the vanishing point give the illusion of a great distance between the waterfall and the village due to the perspective.
This painting titled "The Cloud" by Gerardo Murillo depicts a vast landscape of a valley surrounded by mountains covered by a large white cloud. The smooth sweeping lines of the cloud stretching across the valley illustrate the movement of the cloud as it crosses the vast landscape of the valley. Murillo creates a focal point in the painting where the clouds in the right of the painting disappear into the horizon helping to illustrate the vast depth of the scene is represented.
This painting titled " Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City" by Henry Ossawa Tanner paints a seaside scene at sunset featuring sand dunes, sail boats in the sea, and the moon rising from the horizon over the sea. Tanner depicts movement in the painting by his use of curved angular lines illustrating the grasses and foliage in the dunes being blown by the wind. Tanner also uses curving lines to illustrate the texture of the sand being blown by the wind to show the movement of the wind building the dunes. Tanner uses linear perspective to add depth to creating a vanishing point utilizing the sailboats to create a three-dimensional landscape.
This painting titled "The Rainbow" by George Inness depicts the passing of a storm, bearing a rainbow, over a sunlit field inhabited by cows. Innes shows movement in the painting by depiction of the sunlight penetrating the cloud cover bearing a rainbow, the shadow of the passing cloud in the foreground, and the three birds flying into the horizon over the rainbow. Inness depicts a city in the distance on the horizon line under the rainbow to create a landscape with three-dimensional depth. Giving the viewer a sense reality due to the proportion and scale of the city in the distance in contrast to the larger scale of the images in the foreground.
This painting is titled "Waves" by Gustave Courbet illustrates a rolling waves crashing on rocks in the ocean set against a warm skyline. Courbet depicts movement in this painting by his use of curving lines and swirls of white to depict the waves crashing against the rocks. Courbet use of dynamic shape in his depiction of the wave creates motion that moves across the paining. Courbet's use of texture to create the clouds in the background adds to the feeling of reality and three-dimensional space by his use of overlapping shapes of clouds.
This painting titled "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh paints a sky full of stars, houses illuminating a harbor, and a couple walking along the shore. Van Gogh uses texture to show the movement of the ripples of the water as the starry sky and houses below illuminate the ripples of the water. Van Gogh's use of light reflecting off the water adds a rhythm to the painting that also help the painting to seem more realistic. The use of scale of the houses as they descend into the distance yielding a linear perspective. The physical texture of the painting adds depth and realism of the artwork as well with overlapping strokes and colors.
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