Dark Blue Evenings

The theme of this exhibit is ‘Dark Blue Evenings’. The moon, the stars and the people below the skies play a major part in these artworks. These artworks featured in this gallery range from 1886 to the late 1900s, artists from all around the world. These 15 artworks symbolise the night sky through colour and meaning, the artworks are presented in paint and in structural form. All of these evening themed artworks are incorporated differently by colours (mainly blue), techniques, tones, shapes and perspectives. The artworks vary from different locations due to the various composers originating from all around the world, also different time frames thus the different types of skies.

Artworks in this exhibition may feature abstraction and/or structured art pieces. Throughout this gallery, there is a transition through the colours of the skies from the light evenings to deeper into the night. When compared to each other, the artworks seem similar and share the same concept. However, when analysed, the audience can identify the difference between the skies through colour, tone, etc. Differences can also be identified by the techniques depicted from different composers, each artist have a unique way of expressing their opinions in an artwork.

All of these artworks can be categorised either the structural, subjective, cultural or postmodern frame, some to a greater extent than others. People whom are interested in art and the wonders of the sky are for this exhibition. Art lovers would be enlightened by the different brush strokes, and colours. People who are interested in the sky’s wonders would be impressed and fascinated viewing the various interpretations of the sky. This gallery of artworks will pleasure the minds of lovers of the environment and the many artistic techniques. 

Structural: the painted is created by many shades of blue. The artist used soft lines creating a soothing texture and used watercolours and paper. Subjective: This painting demonstrates a calm reflecting mood. The audience is able to identify a queen angel hold a baby, along with many babies. The artwork is very clever giving illusions with the use of symbols. Cultural: the painting is originally known as “night with her train of stars and her great gift of sleep’, people of the early 1900s were said to have believed and prayed to the paintings whenever in trouble of sleep. The angel in the painting was named ‘queen of sleep’. Post Modern: this painting depicts non-traditional elements, the angel is painted in blue; the typical angel is white with white background as clouds. However, this painting goes against the stereo typical white based angel and clouds.
Structural: The Blue bowl is made of glass wth different shades of blue. The colours of blue bend together and form an ombre effect. The bowl is round and has a pointed structure in the center of the bowl. Subjective: I believe this bowl resembles a mountain surrounded by the ocean/water. This artwork has a very simple name, however the artwork itself is creative and not so simple. Cultural: Vizner created a modern version using glass of the ‘blue bowl’, all of his artworks are made of glass. His glass works represent an environment, the blue bowl plays as an ocean. Post Modern: This artwork is one of the more recent artworks throughout this gallery. It is a simple blue bowl demonstrating the water in the world. This bowl is placed on a simple white table in the museum; this is to show the simplicity and individualism of the water.
Structural: Carnival Evening shows 2 dark figures dressed in carnival outfits, man in a clown suit, women in a cone shaped hat, standing in a dark forest. The figures stand out from the dark colours used in the painting. Subjective: Rousseau’s perspective is the combining of two different subjects; the collaboration of the joy of carnivals to the dark and grey background. Cultural: the painting is very mysterious opposed to contradictions. Henri was influenced by two major feelings in his life that his audience can relate to, joy and sadness. Post Modern: Henri Rousseau is known for his portrait landscapes. Landscapes such as this forest is usually painted landscape, however it is painted portrait.
Structural: Strindberg uses oil paint with harsh ‘dabbing’ texture throughout the sky. He uses dark vibrant colours such as black and grey to show emotion and meaning. Subjective: this painting represents the dark and isolation of the town. Strindberg had painted this whilst in Italy, the painting is of Venice from a distance. Cultural: During 1903 (early 1900s) Italy was anticipating industrial violence. The dark colours demonstrated in Strindberg’s painting, may depict his outlook of Italy at this time. Post Modern: Strindberg’s position of this painting is dominant of the sky. Paintings titled, ‘the town’ is of buildings and streets. This painting is more original with the town in the distance.
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