Moved By Nature - Dara Pavri

This gallery contains paintings that show how movement is depicted in nature during the 19th century using texture, colour, line and perspective. It was during this period that impressionist art was at its peak.

This painting depicts a countryside with mountains in the background on a windy day during the evening. The artist Eugene Delacroix used full and broad brushstrokes, which reveals rapid execution. The painting does not use any sharp lines throughout giving the painting a sense of fluidity, one color flows into the other. Lines are used to give the sense of movement in this painting; this can be shown with the example of the darkest tree that is tilting slightly due to the wind.
“Roe in the Forest” by the Turkish painter Seker Ahmed Pasa depicts a deer that’s drinking out of a lake in an immersive and beautiful forest. The artist was one of the most important painters of the Ottoman Empire to have come out of the military. The artist uses the reflections in the water to depict movement as they are not still and are blurry. The artist uses straight bold lines in his painting and is very detailed; this gives the painting asymmetrical balance. The fluidity and the detail-oriented reflections in the water depict movement that brings this painting to life.
“The Snowy Landscape at Crozant” by Armand Guillaumin depicts a snowy hillside during the season of autumn. The snow looks like it has a trail of blood in it due to the trees leaves that have fallen during shedding. The artist has used large clumpy brush strokes; the painting has no definition and is loosely textured due to one color leaking into the next. The further you look into the painting the further it is you feel you are moving away due to the background being blurry which gives the art depth. These elements have been used to illustrate movement in the landscape.
“The Landscape of Saint-Remy” by Vincent Van Gogh is a perfect illustration of how artists use movement in nature by use of long flowing brushstrokes. The painting depicts a countryside with hills in the background; in the foreground there is a field of crop that is swaying in the wind. The long meandering strokes and clear curves give the viewer the illusion of movement throughout the painting. The clouds have a sense of direction through virtue of lines portraying movement of wind.
“Landscape” By Thomas Anshutz represents a rural town house surrounded by trees. The artist has used clumpy big brushstrokes and maintained tonal characteristics in clumps. The painting has no definition and it is abstract in nature and you can only tell they are trees because of their color and repetitiveness. The painting does not have any sharp lines and hence looks like its in fluid motion due to one color leading into the next seamlessly.
“Landscape from Stenbjerg with moon” by P.S. Krøyer illustrates a long winding road that is lost on the horizon within a desert with the moon shining bright. These paintings looks like burst of a thousand photographs in one second of the landscape but are all slightly overlapped which gives you the illusion of motion throughout the painting. The artist uses long flowing stokes, smooth curves and texture in the sky to make the painting come to life.
“Poppy Field” By Vincent Van Gogh depicts a rich lustrous poppy field with trees in the background. The sky has a texture that has been repeated throughout to give the sky a sense of motion. The trees look like they are swaying due to their lines being non-perpendicular to the ground. The poppies in the field are scarlet red in color and appear as though the wind is blowing them due to their motion in unison. These elements give the painting the illusion of motion.
“Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer” by Vincent Van Gogh depicts a calm sea with boats that appear to be sailing. The artists has used change in the hues of the colors in the painting to show wave movements throughout the sea and are brought to life by his fast, light and loose brushstrokes. Repeated strokes throughout the sea give the illusion of movement and give the painting more depth.
“Rain” by Vincent Van Gogh depicts a farmland on a countryside which has mountains in the background, the painting shows that it is raining by use of white downward scrapes. The colors of the painting flow into one another and the fields and walls of the painting are done by long fluid brushstrokes. All these elements give the painting a false sense of movement. The perspective of the painting can be seen as from a clear window, which has raindrops on it.
“By the Seine” By Vincent Van Gogh shows a line of trees on the bank of a river in Paris. Van Gogh has used repetition is his strokes in the sky and the floor to The trees from the viewer’s perspective blend into one another and their colors flow into each other. These elements when combined give the painting a false sense of movement.
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