Texture of nature through history by Anthony Wray

Mankind has always been obsessed with nature's elegant, flowing texture. As history progresses towards the present, mankind has profound effects on nature's texture. Eventually nature becomes less predominant as lively hood grows until nature itself is replaced with murals as if revealing our oxymoron obsession with nature's beauty.

In this painting, nature flourishes without the touch of man. The optical illusion is the land itself flows with the growing vegetation, as well as the vegetation flows with the land. The feeling of peace and curiosity evokes the mind to embark on adventure into the unknown that lies deep within the wilderness. The symbolic message is this is how nature was intended to be.
This painting details the birth of mankind and the union mankind has with nature by flowing with its creation. The serenity of nature is still very visible as the textures evenly contrast between the horizontal and vertical line elements. Feelings of belonging and tranquil solitude come to my mind along with jealously because I want to be the two on the canoe away from civilization.
The texture of the painting still flows with the idea of nature in the foreground. However in the background the building tops stand out as different lines that distract from the picture as obstructions. The vertical lines of the trees and boat sails are angled in multiple directions, but the buildings seem unnatural in the background as they protrude upwards from the horizon as 90 degree angles. With the theme of history progressing nature still is the dominant factor over mankind's civilization.
The texture of the picture contains sharp and straighter lines with fewer curves as more building structures are taking form with the growth of civilization. The feeling is harmonious as the union of nature and mankind's buildings have joined in a blended union. Nature still has a distinct feel natural feel with more curves than the buildings, but the curves are staring to fade.
The texture has become unnatural with the vertical lines of the vegetation matching the buildings. The feeling seems inviting but also standoffish forcing the viewer to wonder if the vegetation is false. Nature is less in control as mankind has formed nature to its liking. The color is what makes the texture seem inviting to the eye as the dull boring plaster of the buildings is complimented the blue, red, and purple dyes as well as the array of greens from nature.
The first texture that is noticed is the tree that appears to have been formed by the winds that are carried over the body of water. The next texture is the large wall that appears to have shut out the land. This gives the viewer the feeling of being powerless against the large structure. Finally the viewer glances of the people who are living a lower life based on the placement of their position in the lower section of the painting. Now the struggle of poverty and class system is in play. There is no more equality that was present in the pictures before.
The white color of snow when placed with determining weather and symbolizes the end of the year as well as the death of most vegetation until spring. The feeling that comes from this texture is separation. This is because the house is alone, separated from all others by a stonewall with only a small fence as an entrance. The trees are only branches and have adopted the straight contour lines of mankind's structures.
The picture's texture seems dull and depressing. The reason why it seems dull is because of the straight lines are dominant in the painting, forcing the curved lines to seem absent. The depressing portion to me is the charcoal color scheme is used in the entire painting, minus the white portions that are few in presence. This portion shows that mankind has now affected nature so greatly that by utilizing the color scheme of charcoal, nature appears to be powerless.
The texture of this photograph is replacement because the building displays the oxymoron obsession that mankind has nature. The texture is also full of parallel lines taking away from the nature that does exist beyond the parking structure. The multitude of parallel lines and color of the building are distractions from what has taken place. This photo now represents mankind's lost obsession with nature by creating images of nature, as seen by the graffiti on the buildings.
This photograph contains a piece of art within it. The photograph speaks mystery and the question of why is this here. The texture seems deceptive from all the rectangle pieces that make up the work of art to produce a realistic image. The mystery behind this last photograph is that mankind has now contributed to so much damage to nature that the only way to experience what it use to be is within the works of art that those who remember can produce. It speaks a beacon of hope that one day a change will happen to embrace nature once again.
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