"Content, Subject Matter and Artistic Intentions”
After reading the lecture I decided to write my thoughts on the art piece “A Bigger Splash” by David Hockney on page 69. No matter what the true meaning of a piece of art is you always having your own personal views and feelings toward. Only the artist really knows his motivation behind his artwork and how he wants the viewer to view it. At first glance of the picture I didn’t really see much, to the eye it’s a pretty simple picture. To me it is not one of those pictures that seems simple but actually has a super deep meaning to it. I think it’s a simple picture with a simple tranquil meaning and feel to it. I think the artist painted it with the intention of the viewer not over thinking it. Sometimes people tend to over think art rather than just taking it for what it is. The simplicity of it is what makes it great. The painting looks like a nice, calm, sunny day in California. The only thing that looks disturb is the water and that’s from someone enjoying the outdoors jumping into the water. Even the splash looks peaceful. The artist put the most emphasis on the splash. The splash is the most detailed part of the painting breaking the rest of the flat-like painting that is made up of very strong vertical and horizontal lines. It’s apparent by both the detail and the title of the painting, that the splash is the most significant aspect of this piece of art. The color are vibrant and fit perfectly together the artist couldn’t have chosen any better colors such as the blue color of the sky compared to the blue of the pool and splash. I also noticed the chair is perfectly aligned with the diving board I would like to know the significance of that.
I chose this painting because the colors jumped out at me and it was a peaceful scene, there may have been more to it than just those aspects but nothing too complicated to comprehend. Overall I think the splash and the chair send some type of secret message to the...
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