Comparative Analysis

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Olivia Baker
Professor Pace
Expository and Professional Writing
April 4, 2013

Art has been molded and shaped by different cultures around the world, and through the years different artists have given different kinds of art their own special touch. A famous type of painting is fantasy art. A well-known fantasy painting is “The Unspoken Words” by Josephine Wall, and another painting is “Aadyasha” by Philip Straub. Both pieces of work come from different time periods, making it easy to see how fantasy art has evolved yet stayed the same.

Josephine Wall is a very well-known English painter. She has crafted her passion about art since she was about four years old. Now a respected artist, Josephine paints with a lively and vivid imagination; and romanticism that escorts her audience into a world of magical dimension. For seventeen years plus, Philip Straub has created art for films, games and publishing industries alike. He is the author and creator of the renowned award winning illustrated novel and interactive websites, Otherworld’s and co-author of “D’artiste Digital Painting”. Both artists have different backgrounds and criteria’s but yet both come together when it comes to fantasy art.

My vision of “The Unspoken Words” is one that eludes belief that’s love is beyond just the physical. If I could put a caption to this picture it would be “The unmasking of unearthly love”. Josephine’s painting in my opinion perceives the thought that love is out of this world. That it is more than just the physical and emotional, but also the external and environmental aspect. The colors of the paint bring shape to the portrait and depth to the meaning of love and closeness. The piece “Aadyasha” is a mystified portrait of a woman in darkness. My analysis of this painting is that this mysterious woman is longing to be needed. However, her darkness gives the impression of danger, deceit, and lies. Although she appears to be in some type of garden or forest she seems...
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