last weekend, the last weekend of my vacation, I was in NYC- the big apple- visiting the Museum of Modern Art. It is by far the museum I enjoy visiting the most as it has classic but also a vast exhibition of contemporary and very diverse art! At this point I must admit that I prefer contemporary art because I can identify with it more. Still there is one artist whose paintings I truly love: Munch.
The Norwegian who live from 1863 to 1944 is in my opinion the greatest expressionistic painter of the modern time. His most known work by far is “The Scream” which he painted an re-painted several times and worked over it many years. There are four paintings in different colour schemes and a number of lithographs (also extremely fascinating).
I had the possibility to see one of them in the MoMa.
Now what is it, that fascinates people all over the world?
As many expressionist,s Munch does not see colours as a part of reality but more as a tool to express certain feelings. The wavy body and background stands in extreme contrast to the straight bridge. The body, which can be found also on his painting “Madonna”, seems ghost-like and surreal. Not only the colours are contrasted vastly. The scenery in the background shows a ship which is clearly suppose to swim in the water. But unlike in nature, Munchs’ sea is yellow, the soil is blue. This enhances how does not think in any way naturalistic and believes in colours as a media of emotions.
What I found most striking is the following: He painted the body and also the background and the bride with very thick and strong and layered strokes, but the suffocated scream, the most desperate and important element of the painting, is just drawn by one, perfect stroke. You cannot see this very well one the photograph but it seems so light and real and unearthly that it takes you into its spell. I could have stared at it for hours if I weren’t always so hungry…
Here a lithograph of the scream for a German I think it was an artilleryman but I am not sure.At the bottom it says “Ich fühle das ganze Geschrei durch die Natur” which can be translated as “I feel all the screaming through nature”
Wonderful line, really makes you think…
And here are some of his other works
Thank your for reading, comments are appreciated!!
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Hey guys, I wrote this paper and hope you enjoy it!
There are two main elements which are essential for a good art work. On one hand it has to be unique and innovative, something new the world hasn’t seen. On the other hand there needs to be a meaning behind it. A story, which breathes life into the art piece and widens the onlooker’s sensation to a dimension beyond its material existence.
Starting with the basis of any art work, the process of creation, I would like to point out one important basic: Every good art piece is not just made- it is composed!
The artist needs to have a clear concept and a concrete scheme of his project. This is because people will later on notice if the art work is a well-thought composition or just any art components put together with no deeper connection.
The first element, uniqueness, concerns solely the art work’s outward appearance. It is very important because with this surface impression the viewer decides if whether the art work is worthy of a second view and if he is therefore interested in it.
To catch this attention, the art piece needs to be innovative. It can for example consist of a material which is not typically used in connection with art, or show a familiar situation which is presented in a new way. has been alienated . It has to be outstanding and eye-catching!
This all together already makes a quite good piece of art.
But for perfection one more component is required. The story behind the picture is the most essential element. When he tells explain the meaning of single elements of the picture or why it was composed that way, the viewer can imagine the artists’ ideas and motives.
Therefore a close connection between onlooker and art work is created.
Moreover it is no longer just any piece of art work. The onlooker starts looking for details, for hints which fit the authors given interpretation. He thinks about the art work, its title and how it was made. A relationship between the art piece and its viewer is created: a relationship which makes this one art piece special for him and assures that it will stick in his memory.
In summary, there are two essentials which the artist must consider while creating the art work. First, his work needs to be unique and special so that it catches the viewer’s attention. As many people as possible should be effected by this. Therefore the artist needs to be aware of his target group. It is then important to strengthen the viewer’s positive first impression. It is essential to give him back ground background information in terms of the artist’s intention. That could imply giving him the meaning of the composition or any additional information. Because of that this additional information the viewer notices details which give the art work its flair and understands why the artist composed his work in that this particular way. This creates a bonding between the art piece and the viewer!
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look at this awesome combination of 2D and 3D! Our society tries more and more to get into the third dimension like the upcoming of 3D cinema. Back to the art, I like the idea, but I do not really like the art itself because in my opinion it is too sappy. There is not chic, no flair, no special feeling about it. But whatever the idea is very good so here it is:
WHAT IS WRONG IN THESE PICTURES?
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I am kind of in a period that I love everything sparkling! So look at this amazing Cocktail Table I discovered! Isn’t it magnificent? And you can actually buy it, all you need are 6909,46 Dollars. Easy thing. Okay no I’m joking I was a bit speechless when I saw the price. Anyway for those of you who can effort it, here’s the link where you can buy it: Fancy
Work by JOHN FOSTER
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