Emotions

According to the dictionary "Emotion" is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, moods, or relationships with others. Artists have long expressed themselves by creating works of art that depicts their own natural experiences in their lives. One of the most beautiful feelings when viewing a work of art is the connection. Each piece of art does connect differently from individuals to individuals, but the beauty of it all is whatever emotions is felt it is our true instinctively feelings and no one can take that. Maya Angelou wrote..." People will forget the things you do for them but they will never forget the way you make them feel."...thus the same with having an emotional connection to any work of art. The art work we've chosen tonight will reflect how emotions is reflected, how the artists have ultimately capture and captivate our attention.

According to Greek mythology a beautiful woman named Helen and wife to kind Menelaus was abducted and thus spark a ten year war between Greek troy...The painting of 'The Abduction of Helen'by Alessandro Turchi captures an army clearly protecting a woman,from the head piece and the richness of her clothing that she wore indicates that she is of royalty. Viewing this work of art one get the feeling that she is comfortable with the person around her,however the other woman's expression gives the viewer a sense of fear. Therefore a mix emotion is felt when viewing this art piece. The militants are guarding her with such strength and command. The artist captures all these emotion amazing.
"No Woman No Cry" by Chris Ofili, represents a woman who is saddened by grief. Reflecting on this art connects the viewer to a deeper though as to why the artist paints this work of art. This work of art is a tribute to a London teenager name Stephen Lawrence who is a victim of a racist murder in 1993. The tear drops and the closure of er eyes emotionally connects the viewer to sorrowfulness. The natural feeling that one experience when dealing with such grief is complete emptiness, to know that someone so precious is taken from you never to be seen again is simply heartbreaking. Embedded in her tear drops are pictures of the words 'RIP Stephen Lawrence' is engraved and is more visible with the absence of light. The art Chris Ofili intended this work of art to portray a universal melancholy and grief.
This oil canvas painting done by Henry Tonks, during the first world war.Depicts a field dressing station in France amidsts the ruins and chaos of war. The dressing station is erected in the wake of a ruined church indicating nothing is untouchable during war. Among the pain and suffering spread out throughout the painting, theirs still a feeling of warmth expressed with the warm glow in the faces of the wounded. In the background to the left there is a great bellowing cloud of smoke. Indicting that everything as far as the eyes can see has been effected by the war. To the right the sky opens up as though to evoke a sense of peace opening up as you move across the painting from right to left.
This hanging scroll by Uemura shown is a very emotional piece. Done during the World war II, The medium is color on silk, It depicts a female leaning on a railing looking out into the distant. A gaze of emptiness but still hopeful expressed on the females face, give the viewer a sense of what emotional state the artist was in. As well as the hardship and despair felt by the Japanese people during the WWII, but yet in her face theirs a glimmer of hope and thirst for peace. Just beyond the Horizon.
The painting "Youth Mourning" by George Clausen depicts a young girl who is naked kneeling and crying in front of a wooden cross. Her pure naked body shows her un-fulfilled desires as a young woman due to the death of her loved one. This painting was done in the times of the first world war. The background shows the night as it creeps in. It also shows the young girl has been there in that position for a while, you can see her pain and body language as she completely breaks down. The young girl in the painting is set to be the artist's daughter mourning for her dead fiance. This is a very emotional painting because you can sense the pain and lost of this girl through her fathers eyes. Her body language shows that she has no children and is now mourning more because she cannot build the dream family as she desires. Clausen want it's viewers to feel the pain and possibly relate to it as the kind of pain that is felt when loosing a loved one. This painting symbolizes the mourning of all young girls and women who have lost their lovers or husbands in the battlefield. This art work is very powerful because the artist painted it to show and represent a much more personal response to the war.
Under the Yoke ( Burning the brushwood) painted in 189 by Eero Jarnefelt shows the ritual of burning forest and crops called " Brush-beating". The artist Jarnefelt painted this strong image by experience when visiting the Rennan Puurla in the summer. The painting depicts men and women with children who are maids that were put to clean up after the fire to obtain food and clean clothes with shelter. They were put to work even if it lasted days. The main character Jarnefelt focused on was a 14 year old maid named Johanna Kokkonen, He darkened her eyes to capture the viewers attention as it portrayed to be starring right back at you Suggesting an intense inner torment. The artist wants its viewers to feel the hard work by not only adults but by this young girl who has no choice but to work hard labor. Their clothing shows how long they have been working and their body language shows their thirst for freedom. This painting shows a very strong bond between the artist and his experience.
This painting was create by the English painter George Fredrick Watts, the painter was create shortly after the death of his adopted daughter Blanche. this painting has a sever emotional attachment to the author. The woman shown in a somewhat fetal position hunching over the lute showing the fact that the lute is contorted into only one string. The woman is pressing her ears to the lute in hope of hearing the music. her eyes are blindfolded this could either mean that the girl is blind and she hoping to listen instead of seeing or that hope is blind. she is placed on a globe symbolizing our hope as a world. The painting is not what most believe to be the true meaning of hope. in fact another artist quoted it should be named despair. Georges painting was done in soft brush strokes creating an almost blurred vision of the painting.
This picture taken by Steve Eason in 1989 the picture depicts two border guards lifting a child onto the wall. to truly understand the emotion shown by the picture you must know that the wall had stood as the divide between capitalism and communism. this wall separated family's bothers from sisters,. others from children. to see this wall, this symbol of oppression of control by the communist finally brought down was considered the greatest achievement of the cold war. it sparked hope in he people of Berlin that a change was coming in witch there sins and mistakes caused by Hitler was now truly over. This was the mark of rebirth for the people of Germany this was the end of WWI, this was the time when they can rebuild. that's why the images taken and the clips of the wall broken of are so powerful.
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