Mundos Animi Motus

In this presentation we are going to be talking about artworks that focuses on the topic "Emotion". We will be going over the backrounds, origin, purpose/meaning, and our opinions/observations. We are going to be jumping on different worlds of art, and although they are all different they all meet at the peak of emotion."Art is the language of emotion". While creating art the artist releases their emotions onto paper or through a sculpture etc.. An expressional experience is taken once the artist starts working. Creating a piece allows one to put their feelings out into the world without words. Most people are moved through art. We connect to different pieces based off what they express and the feelings they give off. Every piece of art is different based off the artist. Art is a way for many to release emotions. Art is the language of emotion. 

The definition of Jina means conqueror, and what it represents is someone who succeeded in the emotions of affections and hatred, thrill and agony binding and dislike, and after achieving, illiterates the soul into the beyond. The focus of this architectural artwork is the Jina in the middle demonstrating the importance of its presence. The Jina is a godlike figure in Jainism, who teaches to diminish wrong-doings, such as emotions of greed, anger and attachment. Similar to Buddhism, Jainism also follow a path for peace, serenity and to achieve beyond the cycle of samsara. Their belief system was definitely reflected through their art, such as the Seated Jina. It is believe that this Jina was Mahavira, the Jina of the present-day era. Mahivra was a teacher of Jainism and added one of the five principles of Jainism, which was chastity. The Seated Jina is dated to 1163 C.E. Mahivra is shown in a peaceful human form, in the position of meditation, sitting, legs criss-crossed and his hands placed among each other. The structure around him depicts carve animals such as elephants and lions and Yaksha's, who were caretakers of the natural world.
A season transition is represented through this painting of nature on folding screens. It demonstrates both pureness and a sense of reality, just like the change of seasons. There are five flowers detected that back up this theory. The first are Camellias, long-lasting flowers that represents winter and in the Chinese culture, the petals represent the warmth of a woman, the holder of the petals (the Calyx) is the man who is responsible as her protector. The plum trees, that is overly shown in paintings of the Early Chinese culture, is "a friend of winter' and means the value of endurance. Irises dates back to an ancient Greek Goddess Iris, the messenger of gods, and acted as the channel between heaven and earth. It also represents faith, hope and admiration. The peony also known as the Mu-Dan, in Chinese culture, it guarantees to keep secrets within its tightly settled petals. The lotus is purity of the heart and mind, it is long-lasting and held with tranquility. Now bringing us back down to reality, a symbols of violence is broken in this painting. There are three halls waiting to hunt. This can relate to the Chinese Song Dynasty and the duration after, on how Samurai's and military power were appreciated in the Muromachi period (1333-1568). The hawks also how in its nature, its beautiful how they plan their attack with what nature gives it, and its soldier-like tactics.
The Scream is said to be the first expressionist painting. This artwork looks like something out of a horror movie. This artwork quickly captures the attention of the viewers, and makes us have a lot of question as to was the mental state of the artist when making this. Munch had a challenging life, going through depression ,family issues, major illnesses, and anxiety. The center of attention in this artwork, is the sexless figure with the expression of agony. The artist uses the the elements of line,color, light and shadow, form and balance to create the effects of horror, anxiety, distress and other eternal negative emotions. It looks as if, the artist painted what he felt. The backround is made of curvy lines that moves along with the figure. Its almost as if the enviroment, or life itself is overwhelming for the figure and the pressure of life is on figures shoulders. Causing it to explode with emotion. We see here the colors that the artist used in his modern art, a lot of hot red, oranges and yellow. There has been sayings that nearby this place in the painting is a slaughter house where there would've been torturing/killing of animals and the red curvy backround could mean blood or killing, and others have said that the asylum where Munch's sister was placed was around there. And the emotional struggle that his sister as well as himself was experiencing is being shown by this sexless figure. - The emotion in this art is complete unhappy, there is nothing in this painting that would tell me is joyful -Normally sunsets would be beautiful and bring a sense of relief in us, but the sunset in this painting is transformed into a feeling of dread and anguish. -You could see the obvious brush strokes, the artist does not try to hide them, but make it a plan to give the painting its meaning. -Munch is a symbolist painter - The artist removes the viewer from reality and includes us in this world of negative emotion, where there is said to be heard a disturbing scream, no even the two figures in the back knowing about it.
Mei in this painting shows the biblical event of when Jesus Christ enters the Holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. When entering he finds money changers, markets, businesses being done in the temple of God. Christ with a burst of anger, whips everybody out of temple and follows up to say "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." Mei shows alot of movement in this paint, from the: 1. Basket of bread spilling on the woman's head 2.The guy with green cloth in his basket running to probably leave. 3. The bearded man on the left gathering his money in a hurried manner. 4. And the whip, Christ has on his hand, about to be swung at the lady in front of him. -Everybody's posture in the painting shows movement. - Not only that but everybody shows a great deal of emotion. -Mei uses color and lighting to give importance and bring the viewers attention to certain things. Such as the man in the middle is the center of attention, and Mei uses a lot texture and lighting to make Christ the attention getter. In this painting there is a lot expression of anger and fear. Mei shows Christ with an expression of enormous anger followed by the action that he is portraying. We can also see the reaction that the other people express due to the anger of Christ. The focus is not only on Christ but of the reaction of the lady he is holding and about to whip. This lady looks as if she's seen a monster, there's alot struggle. The artist shows emotion from the lady in the middle with her face expression, and he uses shadows and alot of detail to express the ladies emotion of fear. -But the artist used more movement and lighting for Christ to express his emotion of anger. -Christ's anger is shown more with his actions and effect of movement and the lady and the other people in the backround, shows emotion with their facial expressions.
This piece was created by Alan Moore to show the seriousness of the concentration camps that the Jewish people had been forced into. Shown in the picture is a man walking through the camp after liberation. You can see that the bodies had been thrown around the field and how they were treated. The colors of the dark painting express the feel of the scene. Moore had wanted to show everyone what these camps looked like and how everyone had been treated. By showing an individual man walking with his arm wrapped we see an exact moment of expression on his face. He looks tired and worn out, exactly what the concentration camps did the society. All of the dead bodies on the floor are skin and bones. This art work gives off an uneasy feeling of what the world once looked liked. The dark colors and unhappiness of people show what shouldn't have happened in history. The lady followed in the back represents sorrow as well. As everyone is walking they are looking down and seem to be dragging their feet. This picture elaborates on the tough time we went through in history and how many felt towards it.
French artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux created this marble sculpture based off Dante's famous story, Inferno. This statue depicts Count Ugolino looking in agony as his sons and grandchild climb over him as if asking what they're going to do and what's going to become of them. Throughout the story they must continue their path but obstacles erupt. This image is showing when they were thrown into jail and had been starved and died. The emotion given off from this statue shows that he is concerned. Starting with the simple fact that his hands are in his mouth and he is biting his fingers shows that he is pondering. The look of his scrunched eyebrows portray the his inner feelings of worry and sorrow for his family. The kids and grandkids around him have passed and they want him to continue life without them. His face gives off the emotion of despair concern. This piece of art brings the story to life and really gives the most emotional outlook on it. Not only shown through their face expression but through their positiong of the kids climbing on him you can see the strength of a family bond.
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