FROM GREEK PERFECTION TO ARTISTIC SURREALISM -CHRISTOPHER VEGA
ANALYSIS INVOLVING GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND ABSTRACT ART. SHOWING ANOTHER DIMENSION OF OUR BRAIN. BEING EXPRESSED THANKS TO OUR IMAGINATION WHICH IS ALSO CALLED SURREALISM. CAN THEY BOTH BE CALLED SURREALISM?
This is an oleo painting. You can appreciate how the lines come together to shape and form the silhouettes of two people creating positive space in what looks to be negative space. Inside of the positive space made by the lines is where color comes into play giving you the emotion of darkness and not much light. You notice movement in the clouds, as if they're being directed west with the wind.
Perseus slaying Medussa is a marble statue that looks so real you can feel and imagine that this Battle is happening right in front of you. You can see both positive and negative areas as well as patterns to bring this mythological piece to life!
In this drawing made of red chalk you can see how cupid (the angel of love) is talking with Venus. You can really appreciate the linear, round and diagonal patterns used to create the figures. You can also notice movement and texture throughout the gown.
This is a mythological sculpture of Aphrodite leaning on a pillar half way naked in a sensual pose. there are two negative areas and smooth details along curve lines. it looks to have been painted red at some point but is fading. her left hand is extended as if she was reaching for or holding something that is no longer there.
This oak painting is the fight of the good angels with the rebel angels. You can see the contrast in the picture and how the lighting and shadows is playing their part to make it more mysterious. In the picture you will see "animals" or what it looks like animals and human being in the middle of a fight between good angels and bad angels.
This bronze with silver-inlaid eyes sculpture represent the Mythological figure of Herakles. Herakles also known as Hercules is the only positive area in the artwork surrounded by a bunch of negative areas. Many horizontal, vertical, diagonal and curved lines were used to create this artwork in order to create a life like and realistic sculpture.
This tempera on panel represent the birth of Venus in the ocean. You will notice that Venus is in a clam where pearls grow. You will notice the different patterns and the whole three dimensional view with horizontal, vertical, curve and diagonal lines. In the picture you can notice feeling of the air is moving to the right and an angel flying with a girl hugging him.
Oil on canvas, 3 dimensional with a lot of patterns and textures. Here you can see a lion sleeping in bed like a human during the day. The painter depicts himself as a king tired of ruling his own life. You can appreciate the contrast and lighting on the room.
In this oil on canvas on masonite you could see spatial perspective by having the bed located up in the front and proportional mountains across the horizon. You notice a woman lying down in bed completely covered up being force-fed because her family and close friends believe that she is too skinny.
This three dimentional oil and canvas painting is a comical representation of how he see himself trying to sleep after a long and dry day of work. In the painting he is counting sheep while trying to sleep. You see a clock hanging on the wall representing that time is passing by.
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