Paul Cézanne, Still life
I really liked Cézanne’s still life because; it is full of life, like the fruits are just taken from the tree. It is very different from the Holland’s still lives. There everything is like a picture, no life just an image. In Cézanne’s painting fruits look like every one of them has a soul. When I look at this picture it always make me happy and put smile on my face is so full of life and joy.
Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin-Rouge
This picture is one of my favorites, because of the representation of the people in Moulin-Rouge. They have such a strange color faces, but that is because this people are very sad in their souls. The prostates are maybe even bored, this night is like every other one, the clients are the same, and they will know exactly what will happened. They look more like ghosts in a ghost house. They are bodies without souls, because their souls have been already taken. The mood of the picture is very depressive, but it shows what kind of lives live some of the people that we consider adventures.
This is maybe one of my favorite landscapes. It is so dynamic and lively. It seems like the trees, the grass, and the sun all-incorporate with each other. You can really see how the grass is moving and the sun is glowing. This seems to be a typical summer day, out in the country. The mood that this picture is projecting to the view is full of happiness and maybe relaxation. Everybody likes to take a walk in days like this one, when all the nature is happy.
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Munch, The Scream
This is very interesting picture, that most of our generation associate with MTV commercial, which is very sad. I like the mystery of the painting. You can’t really tell what is happening on this painting. Why the person is screaming, and if this is a real person. We don’t know if the person is young or old. This is very interesting approach of what we can imagine of picture of fear. I think Munch, tried to paint the feeling, that everybody had felt, the feeling of fear and that even screaming doesn’t help, this feeling to go away.
Rousseau, The Dream
This is my favorite painter. I like his works maybe because I really like fairy tales. In the dream, everything seems like a country that little kids imagine. Maybe for that the human figure is so small. It looks like this is a dream of a kid, not an adult. Kids realize that they are small, and usually all the things that they are scared, or they cannot image are bigger then them. It looks like a kid draw this picture, because it didn’t have the perspective yet, that a human being cannot be as tall as flower. In this picture you can understand if that there is the moon or the sun, it looks like both, and this puts in the picture some kind of mystery and magic like the entire fairy tales have.
I know that this picture we didn’t study in class, but that is my favorite Monet picture. Usually Monet uses more cool and soft tones. In this one he used very warm and dynamic tones. This picture represents the city of Venice on sunset. But look mostly like a city that is set on fire. You can’t really see details on the picture, the buildings have only silhouettes. There is not defined difference between water, sky and buildings. Everything is melted in one another. The observer gets the feeling that this picture will explode any moment.
Thomas Gainsborough, Mrs. Siddons
This portrait is very realistic and detailed. We can actually see every little detail, on the face and dress. The colors that Thomas Gainsborough used to create this dynamic picture are moving from warm and dark in the background to very cool and bright to the front details on the dress. The woman look like she is thinking about something that she needs to achieve, and through her head the thoughts are running. The pose represents the aristocratic class; only a real lady can sit up like this.
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Clodion, Satyr en Bacchante, ca. 1775
This is very interesting statue, that has very dynamic representation. If you don’t walk around the statue you cannot really see what is going on. It looks like both of them are having fun with each other, drinking wine and laughing. Both of them are nude, but you cannot really see their nudity because they are too close to each other. It seems like they will have intercourse, and are enjoying their moments together.
Rachel Ruysch, Flowers in a Vase
This is a still life in Holland painters tradition. Everything is very detailed, it seems like you look at photograph of those flowers not at their actual painting. The tones are very clear, no mixing and very clear definition of the different colors. Even the flowers are so beautiful, the picture seems a little bit sad. It seems like that the flowers now that they will die in couple of days and they are get closer, and closer to the mirror on the table. This projects mood of sadness.
Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew
This is very dramatic picture that uses very dark colors to make the view to get into this dramatic moment. The gesture of the man, who is calling St. Matthew, reminds me of the picture where God is giving life to Adam. This is very dynamic picture, all the people in it are moving around and it seems like you are right there standing and even can hear what they are talking about. The source of light is behind the man with gesture, suggesting that this light goes directly to the St. Matthew, as a central figure in the picture.