Assignment #2: Office Art Memo,
Professor Lynn Wilson
World Cultures II – HUM 112
March 3, 2013
OFFICE ART MEMO 2 The three impressionist painting I choose is Dance Class by Edgar Degas, Lunchon of the Boating Party by Piette Augustine Renoir, and Sunrise, by Claude Monet. The three post-impressionist I chose is The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, The Peppermint Bottle by Paul Cézanne and Memory of the Garden at Etten, Women of Arles by Vincent van Gogh. To Mrs. Nichols, President and CEO, this memorandum contains information about the art selections for the office. I have chosen six pieces of impressionist and post-impressionist art and have added a description of each painting. I would like to place all of the paintings in the corporate board room, the community room, and main entrance and in the CEO’s office. The first impressionist art that I chose Ballet Class by Edgar Degas is oil on canvas painting. In the painting a young ballerina wearing a yellow bow on her tutu performs an arabesque on point, while two other dancers practice their arm positioning in the floor length mirror behind her. The mirror seems to open up the composition. An older female chaperone is in a chair reading in the foreground. Two dancers are standing next to the chaperone. The entire center portion of this painting is deliberately left empty. The second impressionist art is Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Pierre Augustine Renoir. “In this painting Renoir’s added a lot more details that included groups of people relaxing and enjoying food, drink and conversation. He also included landscape and still life”. (artble.com) The third impressionist is Sunrise, by Claude Monet. “The brilliant orange of the rising...