Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interdisciplinary Arts

Please post your Compositional Analysis here. Be sure to include your name and a link to the image.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The image itself is of a woman, either sleeping or past away, locked behind two doors. In almost dead center, there is a clear glass circle in which you can look through and see her mouth. That is the only human characteristic you can see in this painting. On the outside of the door, there is a symmetric line cut down the center, and on either side is a skull cap, which seems to be bolted down and screwed in. The woman looks very constricted, although she shows very little emotion in her mouth. The hair that is visible is very snake like, rigid, and her mouth is pale and dry, as is her skin. Just by looking you can hardly tell its a door, but if you look further into it the concept becomes clear to you. The Title is 'Brain Salad Surgery'by HR Giger. -Sydney Brady

http://popdose.com/wp-content/uploads/BSS-Cover.jpg

Anonymous said...

In the picture there are four boys playing football. The focal point is a boy on the ground with a football under his body. There are three other boys above him, the first has his feet turned upward and his body down toward the ground face in the other boys back. Above him is the second kid his body goes around the back of the other kid and his face looks angrily at the boy on the ground as he goes flying by his. Above him is the last boy in the air and he is looking down eyes closed and his feet facing the person viewing the painting. There is a ribbon starting at the very bottom center with the kid on the football that goes through the second boys arms up through his body and to his legs and into the last boys arm and then out his knee and into the second boys foot down through his body and to his face.
-Camden Cleathero
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IYRdAYTdGd0/TkJ31q3InFI/AAAAAAAAApg/465v4HwHCZM/s1600/4-1-2011%2B11%253B03%253B13%2BAM.jpg

Anonymous said...

Brian Cronin
In the painting on the left there is a man that is leaning against a walking stick looking down on a woman on his left looking back up at him. There are two women underneath the man one on his left and the other on his right. Both women are sitting. There is a baby on each women’s lap that seem to be playing together. These five people create a triangular ribbon. The top of the triangle is the man’s head and it goes down to the women on each side of the man. The babies are naked and the women are dressed in robes. The background of this painting is a natural scene with trees and mountains.
http://strikethroughblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/composition_ren-vs-baroque.png

Laine Parker said...

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is a painting of tragedy. It’s based on a real event, the bombing of a Spanish city of the same name, but the work is the opposite of realistic-looking. There are several people and animals pictured, their bodies sliced into the shapes, jumbled together like the humans and the animals and the objects in the room are all connected. The painting is all grays and whites and dark greens, distinctive expressions, clear and brutal suffering. There is a woman on the far right whose body is missing its lower half, a bull with a chest that’s unnaturally twisted, a mother, presumedly, wailing over the body of a dead child. A head and arm are coming in through the window, as if they were harmlessly walking by the house just before the chaos started. A severed arm lays on the ground, holding a broken sword. One person looks confused, almost awed, unable to comprehend what was happening. A horse is screaming and stomping about the tight, enclosed space. The whole thing makes you feel almost claustrophobic, the mere thought of an explosion in a small but cramped house. On the ground, between one of the horse’s hooves and the sword, is a tiny flower. There is no obvious explosion, nothing that obviously looks like flames, but what is depicted is clearly the result of one. It’s the aftermath of violence, and the despair of the moment is tangible. I’m a firm believer that art is created to evoke emotion, and this painting certainly succeeds.

Liam Martin said...



In this oil painting featuring a single, small boat being hurled about the waves of the Sea of Galilee, various “ribbons” are formed around the central subject of the image. These ribbons are primarily composed of the mast, hull, and oars of the vessel, which bend and flow into each other. The various sailors depicted near the rear of the boat are not highlighted, with the exception of a bearded man, cloaked in blue, whose head emits an unnatural glow what is otherwise a more darkly colored section of the painting.

https://www.google.com/search?q=rembrandt+sea+of+galilee&client=firefox-a&hs=MC7&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&imgil=EGk9RWoA7J6qsM%253A%253BguJu_nLz3tdBOM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fen.wikipedia.org%25252Fwiki%25252FThe_Storm_on_the_Sea_of_Galilee&source=iu&fir=EGk9RWoA7J6qsM%253A%252CguJu_nLz3tdBOM%252C_&usg=__Cx1KNOSqDBcGPEfpeTJLfdlIRW0%3D&sa=X&ei=oXsQVKzLFaT28AH5qICYCg&ved=0CFMQ9QEwAQ&biw=1366&bih=665#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=EGk9RWoA7J6qsM%253A%3BguJu_nLz3tdBOM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fthumb%252Ff%252Ff3%252FRembrandt_Christ_in_the_Storm_on_the_Lake_of_Galilee.jpg%252F823px-Rembrandt_Christ_in_the_Storm_on_the_Lake_of_Galilee.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FThe_Storm_on_the_Sea_of_Galilee%3B823%3B1023

Anonymous said...

shane Boria
This picture has a lot going on in it. One side has blue trees, a blue log that can be walked on, and has a lot of leaves attached. In the background there are pomtree like things, but they have a bigger trunk. As you move to the middle you’ll start to notice the greens of the leaves of the big blue tree. As you continue toward the middle the color start to turn gray. It looks like some kind of fire went through the vines and some trees are down. But toward the front of the picture there are some red leaves in the corner like they have been saved from the burnt crisp in the background. As you look to the right you will see the trees that have been somewhat burned but are only a little damaged. In the background of the right side you’ll see a big blue/purple planet and a small moon in the right front corner.

Brody Wilson said...

http://www.artble.com/imgs/3/f/4/534414/wanderer_above_the_sea_of_fog.jpg

I chose the painting "The wanderer above a sea of fog" by Caspar David Fredrich because of its simplicity which hides a marvelous sense of adventure. looking at this image i see a man who appears to be out of place, he is wearing a suit wielding a cane on top of a cliff enjoying the view.the moral of this painting i believe is to take a risk and enjoy the things you wouldn't ordinarily. for example, keep your suit on but go hop in a puddle. or wear your scuba gear on the moon. what this painting is saying is anything is possible and holds beauty if you give the world a chance to present itself as the beautiful woman its capable of being. under the fog depicts a nice view that remains hidden by thick fog. he sits there pondering as he watches the fog gather and disperse. also, look at his cane, he is clearly a savage who earned the cane, and somehow walked up a mountain/cliff with a cane.

shane boria said...

Shane Boria
This picture has a lot going on in it. One side has blue trees, a blue log that can be walked on, and has a lot of leaves attached. In the background there are pomtree like things, but they have a bigger trunk. As you move to the middle you’ll start to notice the greens of the leaves of the big blue tree. As you continue toward the middle the color start to turn gray. It looks like some kind of fire went through the vines and some trees are down. But toward the front of the picture there are some red leaves in the corner like they have been saved from the burnt crisp in the background. As you look to the right you will see the trees that have been somewhat burned but are only a little damaged. In the background of the right side you’ll see a big blue/purple planet and a small moon in the right front corner.

Amanda Pierce said...

http://alexgrey.com/art/paintings/soul/reading/
Alex Grey “Reading”

When I first look at Alex Grey’s painting, my eyes are immediately drawn the blue veins that circulate throughout the two humans entire bodies. The lines of the veins bring my eyes throughout the whole work of art. My eyes are drawn to the adults head, and his whispering words into the girl’s ear then lead me to the child sitting upon his lap. There are diagonal lines of fire that are shooting out of the child’s eyes that lead my vision to the book that they are both holding. I then am drawn to the firing lines that lead me back to the adult’s eyes. I now notice that there is a flame inside of the brain, and above that flame is a line of fire that spirals upwards like a tornado and in the center of the tornado I almost see a character. I also see dark blue and white lines that lead me to a spiraling tornado above the little girls head. Within this spiraling tornado of fire is the embodiment of the character of which they are reading. There is an eternal fire inside the human’s minds as they read this book. The words from the pages are fired into their brains, and within their own minds they are able to completely visualize the character in the book they are reading. I also notice words, I assume from the pages of the book that are flowing in the exact outline of the two human bodies. These words allow my eyes to flow from the top left to the bottom right. I also notice white and blue lines shooting out from behind the two humans, with almost an illuminating white light closest to the two humans. I imagine the adult human whispering these words into the child’s ear as he sees them on the page. Inside of his mind and also the child’s they’re then able to see the words inside their own minds along with the characters they are visualizing.

Carli Arcaro said...

This image depicts a vast scene in fall while a tranquil river flowing from the bottom left corner to the center, then shows a curvature back to the left and out of the picture flowing under a bridge. This scene is from mid fall with the gloomier colors from all shades of reds, oranges, and greens consuming the trees as some are bare. The reflections of the trees vibrant fall colors cover the peninsula of land created by the bend of the river. The lamp post on the right side of the river is unnecessary in the thought that the painting would portray the same message and vibes without it. The only use of it is to interpret the verticality in many situations in the painting. The tree trunks and branches, mostly the bare ones make the picture depending on the verticality of it. The reflections of the trees in the water also portray more vertical lines. In contrast to the verticality, the bridge crossing the river goes horizontal along with the ripples in the water. The curvature of the peninsula to the left and above of the river also adds in contrast to the horizontality to the scene.
http://fineproart.com/uplimg/img_117789_f99d52b766eac85ea38425c5a443b0b9.jpg
- Carli Arcaro

Anonymous said...

A strange alien like creature is in a dark, cramped space. Its hand, the focal point, has nine fingers. Its forearm comes horizontally to the right from the hand, with a sharp angle into the upper arm. The ribbon line of the upper arm flows into the long neck and head, which looks somewhat like a nightmarish bird. The ribbon of motion is continued through the creature’s tail, creating an egg shape by flowing back with the upper arm. Another ribbon cuts vertically through the piece by what looks like a staff of some sort that the creature has tucked under its arm. Yet another ribbon also begins at the elbow up to shoulder and into the upper left corner of the piece. The background also follows the round motion of the creature’s body, making the space seem to barely contain it.
-Eric Sanford
Painting by H. R. Giger

http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/alien-h-r-giger.jpg

Anonymous said...

The first thing you notice when looking at the Great Beast is the bright, almost glowing lines of blue in the top left corner. Your eye follows the snake like vines that intersect in and around the creature. The picture is of a dark monster, black and grey. It almost looks like a demon. While most of the body is hidden under the vines, you can clearly see the mouth of the creature. It is wide open like it’s growling and has big, sharp teeth, almost like vampire teeth, lining the top of its mouth. Lining the bottom of the mouth is one long, sharp tooth. The part of the body that you can see, looks almost like a ribcage. There is one big claw that comes out from the right of the picture and looks to be an arm. It has two pinching fingers almost like a crabs claws. As you get to the bottom of the picture, the creature’s body becomes more blurry and blended with the background. It’s hard to tell what the bottom of the body is like but it looks to be wider vines, twisting together, that get smaller and smaller. The picture is dark and scary and it’s hard to tell exactly what this creature is.
-Amy Patrone

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WFcZubzu0yw/TZ8l8AZQNhI/AAAAAAAAANw/iBS6x8h9E1U/s1600/hr_giger_pII_the_great_beast_p13.preview.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/john-singer-sargent/el-jaleo-1882.jpg
The main thing that gets my attention is the lady in the middle of the image. She wears a white dress or skirt and it looks like she is dancing. The scenario doesn’t have a lot of illumination and the colors used on this painting are really dark. There are also big contrasts between lighter colors and dark they really caught my attention, for example the big shadow behind the dancer, and the woman with the red clothing on the right side. The shadows and dark colors also give me curiosity to know what else is happening in that image so it makes me look a little deeper to details. There are also men playing instruments on the left side and the lighting is focused on their guitar what gives rhythm and movement to the image since you observed before that the lady is dancing. – Isabela Oliveira

joey delgrosso said...

This particular painting has two different compositions. The first composition is showing a father and his daughter sitting at a lake side on a large trees roots. The tree has a face that looks very sad and old. The father is playing a flute with his daughter by his side sitting on a rock. The background of this piece is very cloudy, dark gloomy mist rising from the water. The second composition shows a face with the other composition. The small, windy trees shape the face and the father playing the flute with his daughter by his side, make up the other portion of the face and the dark, cloudy background adds the traits to make a face.
http://hybridtechcar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/oleg-shuplyak-optical-illusion-painting-4.jpg
Joey delgrosso

Meredith whittington said...

http://www.robertoferri.net/gallery_0905.php (Might be a little hard to find, sorry!!) It's image 28, named La nascita dell'eslissi oilo su tela by italian painter Roberto Ferri- one of my favorites!

In this painting, there are three figures. There are two men on either side of a brown-winged woman. Said woman is draped over the side of a clothed table, on one end lifting herself off the surface with her foot, while the other leg is folded and resting on the left man's thigh/lower torso. The woman creates interesting curve,being one of the main focal points of the image; her face is the only one showing. The woman's right thigh lines up with man to her right's shoulder, creating an underlying "ribbon".Her bent thigh also lines up almost directly with that bro's head. the same guy's arm is raised above his head, bent slightly to create a curve -his face is hidden by the crook of his elbow- and if this curve is followed it will continue to his knee, then into the woman's hands. There may also be a parallel between the curve of his torso and the curve of the woman's stomach and breast. The other man, to the left of the work,is painted turned around, and the slouch of his back curves and lines up with the woman's arm. There are many circular "ribbons" or underlying strings in this painting, and it's all complimented and brought out by a dark circle in the back of the figures.

-Merri Whittington, class D

Meredith whittington said...

http://www.robertoferri.net/gallery_0905.php (Might be a little hard to find, sorry!!) It's image 28, named La nascita dell'eslissi oilo su tela by italian painter Roberto Ferri- one of my favorites!

In this painting, there are three figures. There are two men on either side of a brown-winged woman. Said woman is draped over the side of a clothed table, on one end lifting herself off the surface with her foot, while the other leg is folded and resting on the left man's thigh/lower torso. The woman creates interesting curve,being one of the main focal points of the image; her face is the only one showing. The woman's right thigh lines up with man to her right's shoulder, creating an underlying "ribbon".Her bent thigh also lines up almost directly with that bro's head. the same guy's arm is raised above his head, bent slightly to create a curve -his face is hidden by the crook of his elbow- and if this curve is followed it will continue to his knee, then into the woman's hands. There may also be a parallel between the curve of his torso and the curve of the woman's stomach and breast. The other man, to the left of the work,is painted turned around, and the slouch of his back curves and lines up with the woman's arm. There are many circular "ribbons" or underlying strings in this painting, and it's all complimented and brought out by a dark circle in the back of the figures.

-Merri Whittington, class D

Jared S said...
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Jared S said...

http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/pablo-picasso-the-blue-period-tracey-harrington-simpson.jpg

This painting portrays a portrait of a man who is looking directly at the center of the photo. The image is monochromatic, meaning that there is only one color (and it's values) present throughout the picture, and is also comprised of only 3 and 4-sided geometric shapes. The man looks confused, as if he is lost. The use of the simple shapes and only one color give it a vague, strange feeling that compliment the man's emotions. The color blue gives the painting a sad, lonely look.

Jason O'Neil said...

http://www.oilpaintingfactory.com/oil-paintings/Picasso/Picasso-Weeping-Woman.jpg

The painting is of a woman who is very sad and crying. Also, it is by Picasso, and he combines images very wisely. It looks as if her face has tears running down it, and that she's standing next a mirror, which is very close to her face, so it looks like her face is very wide and the mirror face and her real face combine to form one. This is a very odd painting, but he uses intricate designs, making the woman's face different colors through main points of the picture. Her hair is a focal point, and it is smooth and leads to into her face and tears, and vise versa. Her hand and her face near her mouth are a different color than the rest of her face and her hair, and it is led into by the hair and other face colors.

Juliana Sullivan said...

Juliana Sullivan
Autor Ben Hewitt wrote a story using imagry and irony to write "we dont need no educatin". In this short interesting novel he shares that his kids to not contribute to classroom learning. Instead he uses qualitative writing to prove that even know his kids dont study they have "no difficult," writes Ben Hewitt, "gaining entry to elite collages." The Author also uses quantitative writing using numbers and data to support his message. For example, he stated that instead of 5,600 hours in a learning classroom his childrenspend at least 2 hours per month studying simple subjects. I on the other hand dissagree with his logic that his children don't need education. Because if this was your child getting unschooled they would go threw life feeling dumb compared to his/her educated friends. Would you want this for your kid individually? Somehow Ben Hewitt did an amazing job of shareing both sides of the argument to try and persuade the reader to agree with his side of the arguement. Then, the author uses Ethos/rheturic method at the end of the novel to introduce his self and how he was unschooled. All in all, Ben Hewitt uses specific methos to make this story an interesting peice to read.

Anonymous said...

In the painting “Twin Mothers At Sea” there are two pregnant women on a stone beach with a palm tree in the distance with the closest one wearing a sort of green pair of pants draped in a golden clothe. The one farther away yet behind her is only draped in the golden cloth. Both women sit facing the sea. The rock like beach forms a gentle hill which the second women sits on. In the close foreground there is a twig that runs parallel with a shallow crack in the stone. It seems like the closest woman’s leg flows into the foot then hip of the other. The pine tree seen in the distance on the crest of a hill in the distance seems to go through the farther pregnant woman’s head and down her spine. The woman closest has her foot on a rock.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ltdWfFOyouc/Tjl5UlaOiUI/AAAAAAAAByA/zE3A7BbZTX0/s1600/Twin+Mothers.jpg
–Jake Burgess

Anonymous said...

Eye starts at the forehead, then goes to the details around it.
The ribbon starts on the mouth, then the chains go to the loops that go to the head piece, and I forms a loop. The structure all comes back to the middle no matter where you start everything is connected. There is minor detail all around the face that has a little characters interacting. The main part of the structure is a woman’s face and it looks like she is crying tears that are blocks. The form is not symmetrical but the themes of one side is transferred to the other in a different place to show unity. -arianna class D

Anonymous said...

http://boonika.net/paintings-drawings-illustration/interview-kris-kuksi/

-arianna heath link