Thursday, May 10, 2012

Comparing and Contrasting

Room 21 were required to look at the differences and similarities between two paintings. Those paintings are ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh and ‘La Musique’ by Henri Matisse. Van Gogh uses Expressionism as his style of painting, while on the other hand Henri Matisse, a french artist, uses Fauvism which means ‘wild beast’.   

When I look at Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of the sunflowers I notice that he mostly uses brown and yellow for his drooping sunflowers. You can also see that he has used small strokes making a special effect.

Henri Matisse’s La Musique has bright bold colours that you will enjoy. You can see that Henri Matisse used different shapes and sizes. He also used different brush strokes.

I think that these two painting don’t have much in common, Because the sunflowers are dull and droopy. I also feel like when Vincent Van Gogh was painting his picture he was actually painting what he felt. But on the La Musique painting it’s a whole different picture. La Musique has bright playful colours and everything is happy and filled with nature.

These famous artist are really cool and even if some of their paintings don’t have much in common we should still respect what they have done and what they are interested in.

1 comment:

  1. This was a good explanation for each of these paintings. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
    -Emily (Furman University)


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