Wonders of Nature - Vincent Anderson

My theme for this art gallery is representations of nature through color and texture using different mediums. Nature can be very soothing and amazing, or it can be extremely threatening, and that's the beauty of it. Some of the artwork in this gallery originate as early as the seventeenth century, while some originate from as recent as 2014.

The oil painting 'The Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh was created in the late nineteenth century. It was inspired by the view from his window one early morning. The texture of the painting gives it a menacing look, but the dull colors give it a smooth, mellow vibe as well.
Rubens Peale created the painting ‘From Nature in the Garden’ in 1856. Peale had a garden, and was able to grow, cut, and paint the bouquet before you. Peale's use of colors vary from vibrant to delicate, and the combination for the two make a wonderful oil painting, resulting in more paintings to send to his friends and family.
'Sunset on White Mountains' was created by Louis Rémy Mignot in 1861. The painting by Mignot shows tall, dark mountains standing in the back with a nice sunset residing behind it, along with trees and water in the foreground. The dark colors Mignot used made the painting look extremely realistic.
Tom Roberts created this oil painting in 1889. It depicts a couple walking home after what could've been a long day. The colors and texture of this image give me a sense of completion, or resolution, due to the fact that everyone loves going home after a day at work, school, etc. I feel that this painting relates to people everywhere.
'The Scream' was created by Edvard Munch, who based the painting on a time where he heard a scream while walking outside with two of his "companions." Even though the painting itself represents a dark, horrifying event that possibly traumatized Munch, the colors and texture make the painting seem less menacing than the story behind it.
'The Haymaker' was painted by Edvard Munch, the same man who painted 'The Scream.' A man uses his scythe to cut down grass, while clouds pass by over him. The soft colors used in this painting enhance the overall feeling of happiness that the painting gives off.
In 1966, Frederic Whitaker created this painting entirely by memory while driving past it. His choice of colors were fascinating, from the deep green for the trees, to the bright orange for the sun. The dark clouds and the vibrant sunset even out the painting, giving a sense of both darkness and light.
Thomas Cole painted ‘The Hunter’s Return’ in 1845. The painting depicts a father and son returning back home after hunting, while the rest of the family near the log cabin are possibly doing household chores. The warm colors, the happy family and scenery used in the painting show nothing but positivity.
Claude Lorrain painted ‘An Artist Studying from Nature’ in 1639. The painting shows a castle-like structure toward the right, while a harbor and a boat sit on the left. The whole painting was based off of Lorrain's imagination, and the clean colors of the sunset really bring the whole painting together.
Frederic Edwin Church created this painting in 1865. It represents a sunset in the West Indies, while dark clouds hover over mountains. The clouds and the mountain range give the painting a gritty, dark vibe, but the colors that make up sunset add a bit of softness that I feel makes the painting whole.
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