Intro to fine arts
The title of my artwork is Composition with red, blue, yellow. The artist is Piet Mondrian.
The media is oil on Canvas. The year it was made was 1930. In this essay, I will describe the
artwork by giving a visual analysis of the painting. This essay will also breakdown the
composition, style, form, movement and the content of the painting.
I can only describe what I see as geometric picture. I see 3 primary colors, red, yellow, and blue. The shapes are non-objective. The lines used are contour lines. He also used value contrast in his artwork. The painting has no imagination at all. It is very simple and plain. It reminds me of a cage. Really wondering why the artist would paint this piece. It seems as if he was bored. Looking at this painting is like watching paint dry. It’s an asymmetrical painting. He uses size to create emphasis by making one of the boxes larger than others. There is one big red square, a small blue square, and a smaller yellow square.
The constructivism style was discovered in the Early 20th American Century. He does not use nature or visual reality as a paint of departure, no subject other than that of forms, colors, and lines that compose it. He used pure abstraction, non-objective art, and a total lack of representational clement to come up with this painting. The plane surfaces he uses are integral with the physical and psychological being of the painting. Hence the plane surface must be respected, must be allowed to declare itself, and must not be falsified by imitation of volume. He is a real painter of impressionistic landscapes. His studies of Cubist theory lead him to planes and his palette to the primary colors and black and white.
The big square with little squares inside is a big boring rubric’s cube. It has no excitement at all. He was very bored and wanted others to know. I question what he truly was saying in this piece. He claims the study of Cubist is to blame for the... [continues]
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