Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This is a painting by Georges Seurat, called, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. This was painted in 1884 and it is an example of pointillism. He spent over two years painting this focusing mainly on the landscape of the park. He would go and sit in the park and make numerous sketches of the various figures in order to perfect their form. I chose this painting mainly because I have seen this painting many times in my life and always wondered about it. It stands out to me because of how clear everything is, and that is what Seurat was aiming for when he decided to use the form of pointillism.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is Pablo Picasso's painting Dora Maar au Chat created in 1941. It is an example of an abstract painting, which is our next drawing in class. It is a painting of his Croatian mistress, seated on a chair with a small cat perched on her shoulders. It is one of the worlds most expensive paintings and is world famous. This is a good example of abstract art.
This is a drawing called Blue Boy its an abstract piece done on a 11 by 14 piece of paper. This drawing was done with markers watercolors and paint pens on paper. It is done by and unknown artists. This is similar to what we are doing in class and I found it interesting. Although it is an abstract drawing with flowing lines there still is a picture inside which i found to be excellent. Also there was a video on how this drawing was made which i also found to be cool.
I found this drawing on google. I am still currently working on my one point perspective drawing so I wanted to find one online as well. I like this drawing because if you look at it for a while it looks as if the black and white checkers are moving. The contrast between the two makes the picture look like its moving.