Art Appreciation

ArtAppreciation

ArtAppreciation

WaltonFord, Vija Celmins, and Elizabeth Murray have impressive artwork,which explores the aspect of time and humor. Humor clearly comes outin their work through irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm. Theartists indicate that there is a new era in the art whereby it can beused both for analytical and fun purposes. The work of the threeartists expresses a fascinating exploration of nature. For example,the work of Vija Celmins presents a thematic aspect of her work. Inher work, she explores the nature in various ways, for instance, theocean, night sky, and disasters among others. The work of the artistsalso reveals a sense of humor that is used in narratives through art.On the use of nature, artists like Walton have significantly focusedn wildlife, which brings out some intellectual and thoughtfulness(Christopher,2007).

Amongthe three, I am fascinated by the work of Vija Celmins because of thecolorful expression of nature in a humorous way. There is a layer ofcommunication and intimacy embedded in her work. This familiaritymakes the work complex and with some degree of mastery which lacks inmany artists. There is also the historical aspect of her work wherebyshe tries to bring out the ancient past, nature, and rhythms of life(Christopher,2007).Time can be evoked and transformed through the use of art. An aspectof her work that one can criticize is the lack of information on mostof her pieces. She also produced some negative images such as spiderwebs which were criticized in the 2000s. However, they still have alevel of meticulous surface development and luminosity. Her work isvery different and shows the sustainability and relevance of artacross time (Christopher,2007).

Reference

Christopher,M. S. (2007). Becoming an Artist.

Art Appreciation

ArtAppreciation

ArtAppreciation

RobertLongo used charcoal on paper as his primary medium of expression. Hiswork is amazingly done and is mainly in black and white. The drawingsare quality, rare, and have a sense of originality (Goldstein,Longo, &amp Sherman, 2012).If a different media is used instead of charcoal, the drawings willbe different. The difference would be in the loss of originality.Charcoal has a different level of weight that makes it possible tohighlight light giving the drawings a sense of brightness. The othermediums will lack the black and white balance seen in the originalwork of Robert Longo.

Whenthe drawings are done in silverpoint, there would be a differencesince their quality will be poor. Silverpoint also has somedisadvantages such as resistance to erasure and faint lines. Thebrightness of the drawings will be lost (Goldstein,Longo, &amp Sherman, 2012).In addition, achieving the bright contrast of black and white is notpossible in silverpoint because produces more of gray or brown shadesand this makes it difficult to achieve the dark black color given bycharcoal. Therefore, the drawings will end up being dull as comparedto the original ones. When using colored pencil, the originality ofthe pictures will be lost, but a bright colored touch will be addedto the art. Colored pencil produces great drawings, but the black andwhite originality will be lost. I think it can be worthwhile totransform the work through colored pencil and the meaning orinterpretation of the drawing will be retained. Color can also beused to highlight various areas thus creating emphasis in thedrawings. However, this requires a person to be very keen since coloralso requires a great level of expertise.

Reference

Goldstein,J., Longo, R., &amp Sherman, C. (2012). Strategies ofTransformation. In The(Moving) Pictures Generation(pp. 119-139). Palgrave Macmillan US.