Let the games begin

This gallery shows different sport related paintings and other mediums.

Allégorie aux sports, Charles de Coubertin, 1896, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
Allegorie aux sports shows Athena in the center, modern day athletes to the left, and citizens of the past on the right. The focal point is Athena placing a wreath on the athletes head. The subject of this painting is the resurrection of the Olympic Games.
Olympic Series, Barcelona 92 - athletics, Jordi Alumà I Masvidal, 1992, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
Olympic Series, Barcelona 92- athletics shows a runner with the number 92 on his chest and a gargoyle from the cathedral above him. The gargoyle is the point of focus in this piece. It draws your attention with the wavy shape of the gargoyle and the use of two primary colors.
Olympic Series, Barcelona 92 - cycling, Jordi Alumà I Masvidal, 1992, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
Olympic Series, Barcelona 92 - cycling shows a cyclist at the bottom and St. George, the patron saint of Catalonia killing a dragon at the top. St. George is the emphasis of this picture because he is given depth and the light and dark colors contrast well together.
Olympic series, boxing, Hans Erni, 1983, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
Two men are boxing, in the top left corner there are two more fighting, the bottom right corner has a lady spectating the fight, and in the lower left corner is a fighter standing at an altar. The bold white outlines of the characters in the background gives it depth by creating transperancy.
Olympic series, Winter Games, Hans Erni, 1983, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
In this painting there is a figure skater , a skier in mid air, a skier going down a slope, and a winged man looking on. The shading of the skier jumping gives it a three dimensional look, while the other skier and the figure skating are painted with primary colors.
Olympic series, fencing, Hans Erni, 1983, From the collection of: The Olympic Museum
Two fencers are dueling while two figures watch. Fencing is a sport and is one of the events in the Olympics. Primary colors are used which makes the the figures in the back stand out. The dark shading around the fighters makes them pop out and give a three dimensional look.
Sports Grounds, Kong, Sung Hun, 2007, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Sport Grounds shows a soccer game being played. The painting has depth within the proper dimensions. The use of primary and secondary colors bring the viewers attention towards the field and players which makes it the focal point. The contrast of light and dark are represented well in this piece to give the appearance of a great game.
Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field., Byron Company (New York, N.Y.), 1896, From the collection of: Museum of the City of New York
Sports, Field Sports, Manhattan Field, depicts the start of a race. The photo gives the viewer two types of texture: blurry and sharp. As the surrounding around the athletes is more blurred out. Then you have the athletes more focused and sharp which creates a great contrast of the two.
A Stag at Sharkey's, George Bellows, 1917, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A Stag at Sharkey's shows two boxers fighting, which are the main focal point of this piece due to the fact that they are surrounded by people, watching the match. The bold lines and shading compliments the fighters giving them depth. The proportions of the piece are well balanced. It directs the attention of the viewer to look at the fighters.
Wang Xingwei, Side Park Football Field, From the collection of: UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
In this painting, the Side Park Football Field shows two people kicking a soccer ball around. The texture of this painting is rough. There is a variety of cool tones that is being used within this picture. Movement is also being shown as the two are running towards the ball.
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