Creativity and the Art World

Creativityand the Art World

Creativityand the Art World

PartI

ClaudeMonet is one of the most famous French painters who existed in the19th and early 20th Century. The artist is well-known for his form ofwork which included painting the same scene several times to bringout the changing of lights and the different seasons that passed. TheWoman in the Green Dress is one of the works that are associated withhim. The painting was completed in the year 1866 and depicts a womandressed in a long funnel-end green dress with a black woolen coathaving brown stripes along its edges. She is also wearing an EmpireBonet. The painting was a representation of his 19-year-old mistressknown as Camille Doncieueux, who went on to become his wife. It is anoil on canvas piece and is now found in Kunsthalle Brehem, Germany.The painting is 7 feet and 7 inches tall and 4 feet and 11 incheswide.

Womanin the Green Dress by Claude Monet (Source: ClaudeMonet`s Woman in the Gree Dress | About Famous Artists.(2016))

Critiqueof the piece of art

Description

Theartwork resembles a sophisticated woman, depicted by the somewhatexpensive pieces of clothing that she appears to be adorned in. Herfashionable appearance is depicted in the hairstyle that she has. Sheappears quite shy, given the fact that she faces on other side anddoes not give viewers an opportunity to see her whole face. The womanis surrounded by a dark background around her, a factor that makesher quite noticeable.

Analysis

Thedarkness of the background could shed light on the elements that thepainter wanted the viewers to focus on. It is well enhanced by thelong green dress that the lady puts on, a factor that could aim toput her as the center of focus. The elegance is likewise wellpresented in the fact that the woman in the painting is putting onclothing made of fur, something that acted as a show of class in theprevious centuries. One may as well easily notice the scarcity oflighting, especially on the image of the woman, a factor that couldeither be purely coincidental or the main intention of the artist tosend a given message regarding the woman being portrayed.

Interpretation

Theartist is trying to communicate the enigma that surrounds the womanas shown by the fact that there is some darkness that surrounds her.It is, therefore, quite hard for a person to completely andaccurately describe her. The person represented in the painting was amistress of the painter, and some unconfirmed reports revolved aroundtheir relationship. The fact that she is looks classy andsophisticated to explain to other people the reason as to why hefound his mistress to be attractive.

Evaluation/Judgment

Thispiece of art is quite easy to understand, in that the painter went along way to represent the inner feelings that he had regarding thewoman in a piece. Given the fact that one can easily, ‘read’ alot about the woman from the painting shows the prowess that thepainter had, in summarizing who she was as a person.

Theart can be &quotaesthetically pleasing&quot even if it is notbeautiful because of the ability to speak so many words in a singleimage. Most of the viewers of the selected work of art finally feltthat they had the confirmation from Monet, regarding the saidrelationship that he was having with Camille Doncieueux. They werehappy that he had finally taken the moment to express himself throughsomething that he knew how to do best.

PartIIPhoto1: Realism

Thefirst photo represents realism which is the state at which a givenimage shows an element that people can relate to. The kind of styleshown here would be used to communicate a given message because it isquite simple.

Oneexample of realism in art seen today is where inanimate objects aremade to bear animate characteristics. The second one is whereby animage of a random scene is taken at an angle that seems soimpressive. The third example lies in the fact that some buildingstructures draw inspiration from some natural features such as thefigure of a flying bird (Karayev, Trentacoste, Han, Agarwala,Darrell, Hertzmann, &amp Winnemoeller, 2013).

Photo2: Impressionism

Thesecond image represents impressionism. Basically, impressionism is asituation where the photographer aims to bring out the views that hehas regarding a given image. It is quite normal to find some simpleimages creating a very big impression on some people and as a result,these people could take photos of the same items and aim to sharethem with others or preserve them. The attractive nature of theimages varies from one individual to another in that, while somepeople could find them very impressive, others could just see them asnormal images that do not bear any unique aspect in them (Bressan,Cifarelli, &amp Perronnin, 2008).

Oneof the situations in which the style of impressionism might best beused in art and design today is through making add-ons to buildingsso as to make them look artistic and appealing to other people.

Photo3: Post-Impressionism

Thethird image represents post-impressionism. It is evident because ofthe lighting is shown on the image, which gives it a very attractivelook. It is highly likely that most people, even those that have verylittle appreciation for art, will find the photo quite worthy to lookat. Post-Impressionism is the style of art that would evoke myemotions, given the fact that it adds some form of sophistication toa given image (Karayev et al., 2013).

References

Bressan,M., Cifarelli, C., &amp Perronnin, F. (2008, October). An analysisof the relationship between painters based on their work. In&nbsp200815th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing&nbsp(pp.113-116). IEEE.

ClaudeMonet`s Woman in the Green Dress | About Famous Artists.(2016). Aboutfamousartists.com.Retrieved 9 August 2016, fromhttp://www.aboutfamousartists.com/index.php/2014/11/woman-in-the-green-dress-by-claude-monet/

Karayev,S., Trentacoste, M., Han, H., Agarwala, A., Darrell, T., Hertzmann,A., &amp Winnemoeller, H. (2013). Recognizing image style.&nbsparXivpreprint arXiv:1311.3715.

Creativity and the Art World

Creativityand the Art World

Creativityand the Art World

PartI

MaryStevenson Cassatt was an American painter born in the year 1844, anddied in the year 1926. Besides being a painting guru, she alsopracticed printmaking art craft. She was born in the US but latermoved to France in her adulthood. Most importantly, she was a protégéof the famous French artist, Edgar Degas. Despite the dark momentsthat women faced in such times, Cassatt was able to express her artthrough imagery and painting of women subjects, as well as children(The ArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013). Shewas rather impressed by the mutual bond that existed between a motherand her child. According to GustaveGeffroy(1894), Cassatt was one of the most outstanding Impressionistartistsamidst the male-dominated art world. In this paper, I will analyzeher notable painting, TheChild`s Bath.The original dimensions are 100.3x 66.1 cm (39 1/2 x 26 in), and its patent signature was provided byCassatt (TheArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013).

Figure1. MaryStevenson Cassatt- TheChild`s Bath (1893)

(Source:The Art Institute of Chicago, 2013).

Critiqueof MaryStevenson Cassatt- TheChild`s Bath (1893)

Description

Thepainting was done on canvas and the main media used was oil.In the artwork, the mother is bathing her child and probably showingthe love and care that is needed in parenthood. The artist preferredto render this theme under a strict observation instead of idealizingthe concept. At the same time, the overriding objective was to showintimacy between the subjects. With a keen eye for detail, is quitenoticeable that the mother’s body language is solid or ratherconspicuous (TheArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013).For instance, her left hand is firmly holding the child on the lap,and the right hand is caressing its foot. This is typical of therelationship between a mother and a child. The water seems to be thecentral point of view. The child and the mother are both gazing intothe water, perhaps at the main activity that is taking place(bathing). Their emotions are calm as they seem to enjoy thisoccasion (TheArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013). Thechild looks healthy, and this proves that a mother’s love isirreplaceable. Most importantly, the painting depicts a regularactivity that is “special by not being special.”

Analysis

Thesubject appears to at a vantage point of view. The main items arerepresented in a circular form the basin, the mother’s and herchild’s head as well as the pitcher. In a twist of events, Cassattdecided to paint the faces and make them recede into the deep space.The brush strokes effectively brought out the thematic concern bylayering thick and rough lines that successfully outlined the figuresout of a subservient background that was painted in patterns. Theartist explicitly portrays the utilitarian value of Japanese designand the technique of color blocks (The ArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013).

Interpretation

Thelayered patterns mix with the subject and basically heighten thenudity of the child. The mother’s dress has straight patterns thatare in line with the weak and straight legs of the baby. Perhaps,this was a form of uniformity that Cassatt tried to create, using thepaint strokes. The image’s viewpoint is strictly for observationpurposes whereby the lookers are not supposed to take part in thishighly intimate session, between the two subjects. The basicinterpretation of the painting is the role that the compositionsplay the mother is absorbed in her daily routine, and this meansthat she usually keeps her child healthier. It looks very clean,indicating that the mother does her work better (TheArtInstitute of Chicago, 2013).

Evaluation

Atthis time in Europe, women were regarded as inferior to men. Theywere supposed to stay at home and run the daily chores, and one ofthem was bathing a child. However, Cassatt turned this to a morepleasing activity that was seen as a key step in raising a healthierchild.

Artcan be &quotaesthetically pleasing&quot even if it is not beautifulsince it has the power to represent a situation without having to usewords for description. When this work was created, many critiqueswere astounded by the fact that Cassatt was able to incorporateJapanese prints in her work. This was a new thing in French art andgained popularity very quickly. Moreover, the artwork represents thedaily routine of many mothers, and thus women were able to celebrateand feel happier that they were recognized as constructive members ofthe society.

Part2

Photo1. Realism

Photo2. Impressionism

Photo3. Post-Impressionism

Photo1: Realism

Thefirst photo depicts realism, which is the state at which a givenimage shows an element that people can relate with. The subject isrepresented truthfully and in a natural manner without artificiallyaltering it.

Photo2: Impressionism

Thesecond image represents impressionism. It is rather blurred.Basically, impressionism is a situation whereby the photographer aimsto bring out the views that he has regarding a given image. It isquite normal to find other simple images that create a very bigimpression on some people and as a result, these people would takephotos of the same items and aim to share them with others orpreserve them. The attractive nature of the images varies from oneindividual to another in that, while some people may find them veryimpressive, others may see them as normal images that do notrepresent any unique aspect (Bressan et al., 2008).

Photo3: Post-Impressionism

Thethird image represents post-impressionism. It is evident because ofthe lighting exhibited on the image, which gives it a very attractivelook. It is highly likely that most people will find the photo veryunique.

Conclusion

Realismis the kind of style shown below would be used to communicate a givenmessage, owing to the fact that it is quite simple.

Post-Impressionismis an art style that evokes emotions, given the fact that it addssome form of sophistication to a given image (Karayev et al., 2013).

Today,one example of realism is where inanimate objects are made to bearanimate characteristics. The case is whereby an image of a randomscene is taken at an angle that seems so impressive. The thirdexample lies in the fact that some building structures drawinspiration from some natural features like birds (Karayev et al.,2013).

Oneof the situations in which the style of impressionism might best beused in art and/or design today is through making add-ons tobuildings so as to make them look artistic and appealing to viewers.

References

TheArt Institute of Chicago. (2013). Mary Cassatt. Retrieved August 11th2016, fromhttp://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/Impressionism/Cassatt

Bressan,M., Cifarelli, C., &amp Perronnin, F. (2008, October). An analysisof the relationship between painters based on their work. In&nbsp200815th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing&nbsp(pp.113-116). IEEE.

Karayev,S., Trentacoste, M., Han, H., Agarwala, A., Darrell, T., Hertzmann,A., &amp Winnemoeller, H. (2013). Recognizing image style.&nbsparXivpreprint arXiv:1311.3715.