Our class was to evaluate artworks at the Vincenne’s art gallery this week and I chose a piece of art called, “ Iconic Bracelet.” This picture was so odd at first sight, viewers can hardly look away from it. So many details fill the page that your mind is boggled completely and wants to stare more so it may have a chance to figure it out somehow.
Immediately upon looking at the page, two spiked collars forming a cross are in the middle of the page and are the most important part of the picture. Easily recognized things in the artwork are various body parts such as eyes, ears and arms. They are scattered heavily throughout the page and cause a slight unsettling feeling and makes the onlooker question.
The picture is split in two parts. The top area has a pale green background that gets lighter the closer it is to the crossed collars in the center. The two areas of the artwork are split by a thick black bar that runs across in horizontally. Below the bar lies some sort of ring in the center. It is also centered and a red background the fades as it gets closer to it, lies around it. It is also noteworthy that the two main subjects listed are much more detailed and are the only three dimensional objects on the paper.
Like listed before, the subjects are in the middle of the picture and are highlighted by the fading of the background in the surrounding areas. After looking at the main two parts, your eyes glide around and cannot help to see the massive amount of eyes, ears, and limbs randomly strewn about on the page. Again, they create an odd feeling because of how weird it looks and the impulse to make sense of it. This artwork cannot be narrowed down to just one mood, it creates
Kyle Black Picture Captions Project Page 1: This picture shows daily life inside the home of Cornelius Rufus in Pompeii. It has people performing various activities and the pillars are painted red to hide fingerprints. Page 3: All official business was conducted in the Roman Forum. After a roman patron us received his clients, he would go to the Forum for business. Page 5: This picture of the ...
so many that are all mixed together for different reasons. If it needed to be slimmed down to just one feeling though, it would be an awkward feeling.
It is hard to tell what exactly what the artist was trying to say with all the different body parts and randomness that seems to occur all over the page. The collars and the ring are portraying the beauty of each. They are the center, with much more work done on their detail than the other parts. Also, everything around the page seems to have to do with them. Lastly, something noticeable about the random eyes and noses, is that they seem to form faces often and are looking towards the center. Which would be the subject of the whole piece.
The subject and the background represent what should be standing out in the artwork. They are what the artist wants to make important. Maybe the artist wears these objects and wants to show them in a good light and a different way than normal.
The title suggests that the collars and the ring are iconic in some way and thats all it really reveals. If I were to change the name to something that I think matches it a little better, I would choose “Stared in Space.” This is quite different from the original and points out the faces and what they are staring at. Instead of listing what is important in the picture, it suggests the audience to look at the faces and thus they would notice that the faces are staring at the collars and the ring.
This piece of artwork is very creative and stands out as an artwork that is definitely individualistic to the artist. I think the paper that was used gave the ideas the artist had, a great base that allowed much detail for the many individual parts of the picture. As a whole, the questionable subject and the mysteriousness aura that surrounds the picture sticks with the
audience and will always make them wonder. I would like to see a little more of that mysteriousness gone from the picture. I know that keeps the picture interesting, but it is a little distracting from the art. Overall though this picture was an eye-catcher and called out to be wondered upon.
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