Forests in Green - Julia Bravo

This gallery will display the various forms of nature and the way color comes with it. Specifically, it will involve forests and how they beautifully display the color green in a multitude of ways. This will be displayed in a number of different ways, which can include paintings and others mediums.

Untitled (forest scene), Emily Carr, circa 1932, From the collection of: Royal BC Museum
Here, a forest is depicted. You can see the amount of leaves and trees is large, as if you are deep into the forest. The value here is different depending on where you are looking in the piece. You can see by all of the leaves and foliage that it is darker and higher up where there are trees and more space, it is lighter and looks more open. There are many different greens, light and dark, throughout these trees and leaves.
The Great Forest, Jacob van Ruisdael, 1655/1660, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
This work shows a forest entry. You are not inside the forest, but you are looking towards it and what is inside. There is a lot of contrast in this photo. You can see where the light hits with the brighter greens, and where it does not quite reach from the darker almost blacked out greens.
Mori (Forest), Katayama Bokuyo_, 1928, From the collection of: Minneapolis Institute of Art
You are inside of a dark and eerie forest in this picture. The value here is made very clear. You can easily tell where the light is focusing but the bright green in front of you. The grass and leaves are very clear and recognizable where the light hits and gradually get darker as it moves on from the focal point, leading into the extremely dark rest of the forest that you can look onto.
Pool Reflecting Forest, Tunero Kokuryo, 1993, From the collection of: Tottori Prefectural Museum
You are looking at this forest from afar and you can see its reflection from a puddle in the ground below. You can tell from the contrast and saturation that this forest is very alive, even though you can't see the inside of it. It is bright and pure green in some points, and a bit darker in others, giving it true life even from the outside. You can see the sun on the other side and you can tell where it is not able to reach from the darker, less recognizable, greens towards the bottom.
The Forest, Şeker Ahmed Paşa (Turkish, 1841-1907), 1894, From the collection of: Sakıp Sabancı Museum
Here you see a trail for a path moving through a dense forest. The value and saturation are very strong in this image. You can see these through the bright greens where the sun would be hitting the leaves and the grass. Also from the darker colors that are farther into the forest the more dense it becomes.
A Barrow in a Forest, Nikolay Romadin, 1963 - 1963, From the collection of: The Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA)
This piece is shown as if you are in the middle of a dark and dense forest surrounded by trees. There is a lot of contrast in this picture if you look at the greens from the leaves closer up, and then concentrate on the part that is supposed to be farther back. You can see it is darker farther into the woods than it is right in front of you. The greens are a lot more recognizable up close than farther back.
Forest Landscape, Jacques d'Arthois, ca. 1655, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Here you are set in a forest by a river with people walking along the side of it. The sky is bright blue making it clear that the sun is shining down. That makes the value in this picture obvious. You can see where the sun is hitting the trees on the opposite side of the river because of the vibrant greens. On the same side that you are looking from you can see that the green from the trees is relatively darker because of the sun hitting it on the other side.
Here you are in front of many trees that mark the beginning of a forest. You can tell that saturation is present by the colors in the picture. The greens are vibrant, pure, and realistic to the colors of trees in an actual forest. In the open grass and start of the trees and leaves you can see that they are significantly brighter than in between the leaves of the trees, which shows some contrast.
Western Forest, Emily Carr, c. 1931, From the collection of: Art Gallery of Ontario
This a less realistic, but vibrant representation of a forest. Contrast and saturation are very present in this picture. You can see the darker colors more towards the bottom, and also on the shadows for the leaves. You can see the pure and bright green colors on the leaves where the light would hit them.
Forest Scene, Max Weber, 1911, From the collection of: Whitney Museum of American Art
Here you see a close of version of big leaves, as if you are close to a tree in a forest. There is definitive contrast shown here in the leaves. You can see the shadows on some parts of the where the light is unable to reach and the brighter parts where it is able to.
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