Week 2 Reflection

Topics: Claude Monet, History of painting, Western painting Pages: 3 (743 words) Published: January 25, 2013
Week 2 Reflection Perception Keys
Michelle L. Strain
Walden University

This paper discusses two perception keys and will answer questions about Delaroche’s Execution of Lady Grey and Claude Monet Impression Sunrise. Monet’s painting uses light to create the scene on his painting. Delaroche uses detail for his painting. “Delaroche’s reputation was built on doing what the photograph does best-reproducing exact detail and exact perspective.”

Perception Key (p.353)
1. Delaroche’s painting looked like a photo, his paintings were exact. I believe he felt photography was a threat because the results were so much faster and more precise. 2. It is very surprising that Delaroche hadn’t seen a photo prior to this painting. His painting looks like it is a modern day photo. 3. I believe a photo of this scene would have reduced its sharpness. The photographer would have to be too far away to capture the whole scene which would cause the images to be blurred or grainy. 4. The color makes you focus on the people in his painting.

Perception Key (p.91)

1. Color is the most dominant over line in the five Impressionist paintings. The line does not seem to be important to the painter. 2. Pierre-Auguste Renoir Luncheon of the Boating Party seems to rely on diagonal lines and objects. 3. Claude Monet’s Impression Sunrise is the most symmetrical. Edouard Manet A Bar at the Folies-Berge`re is asymmetrical. Asymmetrical paintings draw me in because they aren’t balanced which allows me to enjoy the painting, but also forces me to focus on the whole painting. 4. If I were to purchase one of these paintings it would be Claude Monet Impression Sunrise because paintings of people do not attract me, I prefer scenery and abstract art.

Execution of Lady Jane Grey
Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche was created on a 97x117 inch canvas with oil in 1843. A young pail girl with long red hair is the center of this painting. Her dress...
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