Art Analysis

706 words - 3 pages

Kheang Tang
ART 111
OCT/13/2012
Art Analysis
“Ernest Walker” was born in Rochdale, England in 1892 where he established his great young artist. He won a full scholarship to Manchester municipal school in find art in 1909. During his studies he won award king’s prize because of his creative design. He moved to United State in 1913 for continue his study. After graduated he spent number of years between England and United State. Most of his famous painting that I know is using watercolor.
Recently I found a very interesting piece of art of “Ernest Walker”. It is a landscape picture name’s “Storm Cloud”, approximate about 4’’x6.5’’ size. The picture used watercolor to create a very naturalistic of this painting. Most of his artworks can be found in Edler Gallery, and his paint technique is deeply connect to culture, tradition, and belief with its element of color pattern, shape, and form.
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Those are usually common that can be found in landscape painting. A huge black cloud blocking the sun, and the huge black cloud cover up all the landscape creating a dark cast shadow on the surface of the over all landscape. Over all the painting between the cloud and the landscape creating a focal point and horizontal line perspective. The picture was painted at Redding located in the far north of California, and look like it was in the late spring means that the fall is coming; the tree got only few leaf left with green that are turning yellow. It’s very realistic because of the way he using scale is very proportion. The pond, the mountain, the plants, the trees, and the field created a strong connection between the people and natural world, a connection that is rarely found today in modern civilizations. This is exactly how I describe traditional rural families countryside, which are depend on the crops and the plants for survival.
I think the central point of this piece of art is to explain the culture of nature world, and how we related it to religion and belief. The best way to interpret this piece of art, and the first thing I do is looking at the black cloud. It is the main purpose of this art, because it is reflected what I see on the title. For example, the black cloud means power of god that is protecting us, and bringing the life to the earth, as many people specially the pleasant believes that is good sight for keeping their crop alive, and give an enough water supply for them. On the other hand, when I looked on this piece of art, I felt like the author tries to explain a peaceful place like a paradise that had no pressure and conflict in society or war.
Ernest Walker’s is base on shapes, lines, and simply mixing the colors is the big play roles in most of his painting. On this “Storm Cloud” painting, the shapes seems visually balance, and variety levels of colors are being used in well organize imply the theme of the content. The sense of idea depend on the how its form, it can’t stand without one another, otherwise it distort the meaning. This means that the form and the content need to be unity.

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